The digital projectors category includes the latest in home theater projectors, portable projectors, and even digital cinema. See below for a list of digital projector reviews and information pages.
Let’s start out, by defining digital projectors. Truth is, the term generally applies to projectors that can handle digital source material. These days, that’s basically just about every projector.
As such, the phrase Digital Projectors is basically synonymous with Multimedia Projector, and Video Projector, as well as mind you, many projectors that aren’t purely digital, but that can project digital content, such as digital data from a computer, HDTV signals or Blu-ray movies.
Digital projectors get their name from being able to connect to a computer, but it can also refer to their use of digital technologies like DLP.
The age of advanced digital cinema technology is here. Most home theater projectors are loaded with true HD 1080p resolution, and we’re getting a first generation of home theater projectors offering digital 3D performance.
Portable digital projectors are practical for presentations and integration with device applications on the iPod or iPhone, for picture / media enjoyment on a larger display screen. These video projectors are now being used with gaming systems, hand gesture recognition, and webcam technology.
Digital projection has evolved through several technologies including: DLP Projectors, DLP 3 Chip Projectors, LCD Projectors, and LCoS Projectors. Arguably the two DLP technologies are the only truly digital devices themselves, as the DLP chips – Digital Micro Devices – are off/on – digital.
A few popular digital projector brands: Sanyo, Epson, Dell, InFocus.
Digital Projectors Reviews
March 10, 2022
Fifth Generation Hisense Ultra-Short-Throw Projector The Hisense PX1-PRO is a Tricolor laser-equipped smart ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 2,200 ANSI lumens which sells for $3,999 MSRP. Hisense introduced the world's first ...
February 21, 2022
The VPL-PHZ50 is a 5,000 lumens (5,400 lumens center) 3LCD installation-class projector that sells for $2,499. Just over a year ago, Sony Electronics' professional division introduced a new mid-tier projector model, the Sony VPL-PHZ50 as a direct succe ...
February 14, 2022
The Premiere LSP9T is one of Samsung's first Laser TVs The Premiere LSP9T and its little brother, the Premiere LSP7T is Samsung's first 4K ultra-short-throw smart projectors. Each year Flat-panel TVs get bigger and bigger. For example, Samsung offers s ...
February 13, 2022
2022 LG HU710PW The LG HU710PW is one of two newly announced CineBeam projectors. We were excited to get our hands on the HU710PW ($2,499.99 SRP) because it is the first LG projector to utilize a hybrid light source system. This new LG system uses ...
December 31, 2021
Epson states the Pro EX10000 is Epson’s most advanced business projector to date. Epson introduced three new versatile business projectors – the Pro EX10000, Pro EX9240, and EX3280 which have been optimized for hybrid workspaces and home offices. The p ...
December 7, 2021
Portable LED Projector The LG PF610P, which retails for $849 MSRP is a DLP LED home entertainment projector, and it is small enough to be considered transportable. It is also listed as one of the best projectors under $1,000. This LG projector utilizes ...
November 13, 2021
The JMGO U2 is a RGB Laser DLP Ultra-Short-Throw projector offering an amazing range of features and performance at a great price.
November 2, 2021
Hisense TriChroma Laser TV 4K The Hisense L9G is a Tricolor laser-equipped smart ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 3,000 ANSI lumens. These types of projectors are commonly referred to as "Laser TVs". They are called Laser TV becau ...
February 17, 2021
Overview Today I get to talk to you about a cool looking performance projector that BenQ is releasing. I'm talking about the BenQ X1300i Smart Entertainment Home projector. The X1300i is a gaming optimized home entertainment projector packing a ton of ...
February 15, 2021
As we have mentioned in a few reviews this year, we have been very impressed by some television manufacturers who have released new projectors such as LG and Samsung. These television manufacturers are doing incredibly well incorporating the technologi ...
October 23, 2020
The ViewSonic LS700HD is a lamp-free 1080p laser home projector featuring 3,500 ANSI lumen high brightness and cinematic color for you to enjoy a big screen experience in a bright living room or in your dedicated home theater.
September 8, 2020
The VW915ES retails for $19,999.99 making it the least expensive Sony 4K SXRD projector equipped with a laser light source.
March 23, 2020
Review of the Sony VPL-VW695ES, a native 4K projector under $10,000.
July 24, 2019
The NEC NP-PX1005QL is a 10,000 lumen, large venue, 4K DLP projector with WQXGA, 3840 x 2160, resolution that can accept a full range of 4K content.
July 5, 2019
This year, BenQ has upped its game with an upgraded version of the TK800, the TK800M, which carries a list price of only $1299, only $50 more than it's predecessor.
May 8, 2019
The Epson EV-100 LightScene Laser Projector 2,000 lumen laser projector is designed for retail, hospitality and entertainment applications.
April 29, 2019
The BenQ LK953ST is a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) laser projector that pixel shifts to meet the resolution standard for 4K UHD.
April 17, 2019
The Maxell MP-WU5503 is a WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), 5,000 lumen projector for business and education applications.
April 13, 2019
Epson launches the Home Cinema 5050UB, to replace their bestselling 5040UB.
March 31, 2019
The Epson Pro L1755UNL is a 15,000 lumen, large venue, 4K pixel shifting laser projector with WUXGA resolution, that can accept a full range of 4K content.
March 12, 2019
The Dell Advanced Projector P519HL is a full 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080), 4,000 lumen projector for business and education applications with DLP technology and a laser light engine.
December 14, 2018
The Anker Nebula Capsule is a DLP projector with an LED light source and is nearly the exact size of a soda can.
December 5, 2018
The Optoma HD143X is a 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution projector with DLP technology.
November 13, 2018
The ViewSonic PX747-4K is a 4K UHD projector. ViewSonic has long been a leader in some of the lowest-cost home theater projectors, and they’ve done it again!
November 9, 2018
The Acer S1386WHN is a WXGA (1280x800) short throw projector intended for business and education environments such as conference rooms, K-12 classrooms, and retail settings.
November 6, 2018
The ViewSonic M1 is a stylish pocket gaming projector featuring dual 3.0 watt Harman Kardon speakers for impressive audio on-the-go.
November 1, 2018
The BenQ LU950 is a WUXGA (1920x1200) laser projector claiming 5,000 lumens – enough to shine through the ambient light found in many museums, conference rooms, retail spaces, and classrooms.
October 22, 2018
The ViewSonic PX706HD is a DLP gaming projector with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution.
October 13, 2018
The Epson PowerLite 1785W is a WXGA (1280x800) 3LCD projector intended for the traveling professional, classroom, or anyone who needs to wow their audience on-the-go.
October 9, 2018
The Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector is one of seven projectors in Epson’s new PowerLite Laser Series laser line of projectors.
September 17, 2018
The Casio XJ-A257 is a portable laser projector designed for business and education applications.
September 14, 2018
The Optoma ProScene ZU660 is a WUXGA (1920x1200) laser projector intended for use in boardrooms, higher education, museums, houses of worship and smaller entertainment venues.
August 20, 2018
The JVC DLA-RS440U is a 4K capable home theater projector with 1800 lumens.
July 23, 2018
The Panasonic PT-MZ670U is a 6,500 lumen projector with a laser light engine and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution.
July 19, 2018
The BenQ MH733 Projector is a compact, 5.5 pound full HD, DLP projector claiming 4000 lumens and potentially 15,000 hours of lamp life.
June 22, 2018
The VL7860 projector is the first 4K UHD with respectable black levels that we've seen, and that makes it a strong, 4K capable home theater projector.
April 9, 2018
The Epson PowerLite 108 XGA, 3LCD projector is a mid-range, small fixed install or portable use projector suitable for classroom or conference room.
April 2, 2018
The Sony VPL-EW435 is a WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution business and education projector claiming 3,100 lumens.
December 20, 2017
Optoma’s new UHZ65 home theater projector is positioned at the top of Optoma's lineup of UHx6x models of UHD projectors sporting the first Texas Instruments consumer 4K UHD chip, and targeting home users.
September 27, 2017
The NEC NP-PA653UL is a 6,500 lumen, large venue laser projector using 3LCD technology for advanced business and education applications.
About Digital Projectors
In terms of selecting a digital projector, key decisions will be based on the type of use you plan, be it presenting, teaching, watching movies and sports, playing games, and so on. The type of room or rooms you will be using are also big factors, especially in terms of how much brightness you need. Questions like how large a screen, and how much lighting control all weigh in. Will you need exceptionally accurate color? These questions and more, and especially budget, will affect your choices.
Technically A True Digital Projector is DLP, Has An LED Light Source And Accepts Digital Content
The term Digital Projectors is typically used loosely to include any projector capable of connecting to a computer, or other device displaying data. However, for a projector to be considered truly digital, theoretically it would use a digital device, such as a DLP chip as opposed to LCD or LCoS panels, and would be equipped with an LED light source – instead of a conventional lamp that is considered analog. The completely digital projector would also require digital source material coming over to the projector via a digital connection such as HDMI or DVI. The idea would be for the content to be in digital form from capture to delivery on your screen.
Most of us, though, are more concerned with getting the right feature set, for the right price.
As much as the DLP crowd would argue that LCD panels are analog, rather than digital, the bottom line, they’re all basically comparable. What matters is the end result – what ends up on your screen. And while each technology has its advantages, no technology is in all major ways better than the others.
Here’s an example of three projectors I’ve reviewed that are the most technically digital:
- Vivitek H9080FD Projector One of the first LED projectors for home theater, using DLP technology. Impressive picture quality, ideal for dedicated rooms and smaller screens. However, it’s pricey due to the 20,000 hour LED light source.
- Casio XJ-140 Portable Projector Casio’s Green Slim series digital projector uses a hybrid light source of LED and Laser for 20,000 hours life. Casio has lowest total cost of ownership around. Excellent, portable or mountable, 2:1 zoom. Most impressive!
- Optoma PK301 Pico Projector This is our favorite Pico projector so far. Up to 50 lumens – way more than almost all others, lots of everything. So far, it’s “THE pico to own.” LED light source and DLP technology. 20 lumens on battery, but 50 with AC or lightweight battery pack.
More Digital Projector Reviews
Epson Powerlite Pro Z8000WU NL – This is Epson’s flagship digital projector. It sports outstanding 1920×1200 resolution, has a dual lamp design, and offers lots of networking capability. At just over $20,000 list price, it is actually priced very aggressively compared to the competition.
3M MPro110 Projector– This tiny LED projector weighs barely half a pound, and is rated 10 lumens. What’s special about the 3M compared to other Pico projectors, however, is that it has a VGA input.