Home Theater Projectors

The home theater projectors page includes the latest projectors used for home theater and home entertainment. See below for a list of reviews of home theater projectors, and also information pages. They are listed in order, most recent first.

Scroll down for the list of all of our most recent home theater projector reviews!

Most of today’s home theater projectors offer Full HD, which is 1080p resolution, while 4K resolution is quickly becoming the new standard by which the picture is judged.

To learn more, check out our recent Home Theater Projector Report which is our most comprehensive buying guide for home theater projectors in several different price points and classes including 4k projectors

Projectors for the home come in two flavors: home theater and home entertainment.

Typically those home entertainment projectors are also less “perfectionist”.  Some very bright projectors have to be considered true “home theater” because they are still offering image performance to satisfy the enthusiast in many of us.  Most home entertainment projectors sell for well under $2000, and many are “entry-level”.  For those seeking high-performance image quality, moving up a big step, look to spend around $2000 to $3500 or so.

We consider that range to be the market sweet spot, with the best projectors in that price range offering the most bang, for the least buck.  Spend more than that, and picture quality will continue to improve, but the best overall value for those looking for a first-class picture will be the best of the $2000 – $3500 priced models.  

Find out which home theater projectors won our top awards and why one of them is probably the right projector for you! Popular projectors for you own home theater or cave include those from brands like SonyEpsonViewsonic PanasonicOptomaJVCBenQ

Home Theater Projectors

LG PROBEAM BU53PST 4K LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW
The LG ProBeam BU53PST is a compact new 4K short-throw laser DLP projector that retails for $4,299 MSRP. It utilizes a multi-channel laser light source, provides a 3,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, and delivers up to 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness. The BU53PST is a professional laser projector designed for various applications such as simulator markets, […]
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Epson Home Cinema LS11000 Laser Projector Review
September 3, 2022

The Epson Home Cinema LS11000, which retails for $3999, is a 4K HDR compatible laser home theater projector.

Philips Screeneo U4 Ultra-Short-Throw 4LED Projector Review
September 1, 2022

  The Philips Screeneo U4 is compact with a contemporary look.   The Philips Screeneo U4 is a compact 400 ANSI lumen Ultra-Short-Throw (UST) 4LED projector with integrated speakers and retails for $669. Dan Mamane, President of Screeneo Innovation SA, ...

JVC DLA-RS1100 4K D-ILA Projector Review
July 20, 2022

The JVC DLA-RS1100 is a 1,900 lumen native 4K home theater that retails for $6,999. The RS1100’s high contrast ratio of 40,000:1 combined with true 4K (4096x2160) resolution and JVC’s industry-leading best black levels delivers exceptional picture qual ...

OPTOMA UHD55 4K HOME THEATER AND GAMING PROJECTOR REVIEW
July 11, 2022

Designed to satisfy your home entertainment needs The Optoma UHD55 is a 2,700-lumen 4K UHD projector that retails for a $1,799 MSRP and is designed for gaming and home entertainment. This new 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) projector offers advanced feat ...

Hisense L5G 4K Smart Laser TV Review
June 30, 2022

A great addition to the Hisense line of ultra-short-throw projectors The Hisense L5G is an X-Fusion laser-equipped, smart, ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 2,700 ANSI lumens that comes with a screen at $4,499 MSRP (120-inch) and $ ...

ViewSonic X2000B-4K Ultra Short Throw 4K Laser Projector Review
June 29, 2022

  The ViewSonic X2000B-4K has a nice shape and modern design.   The ViewSonic X2000B-4K is a 4K Ultra-Short Throw (UST) smart Laser Projector that retails for $3,098.99. The projector can deliver 2000 ANSI lumens of brightness and it includes a high-qu ...

LG CineBeam HU915QB 4K Laser Projector Review
June 26, 2022

  The LG HU915QB is an ultra-short-throw laser 4K smart DLP projector with retails for $6499. It utilizes a multi-channel laser light source that can reproduce nearly 100% of the DCI-P3 color space and deliver up to 3000 ANSI lumens of brightness. Whil ...

Panasonic PT-FRQ50 4K DLP Business/Education Laser Projector Review
June 14, 2022

PT-FRQ50 Available in black and white chassis The Panasonic PT-FRQ50 is a SOLID SHINE, professional, DLP laser projector that can display 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels) resolution with a rated brightness of 5,200 lumens. The PT-FRQ50 is an installation-clas ...

BenQ X3000i 4K LED Gaming Projector Review
May 27, 2022

  The BenQ X3000i has been awarded Projector Reviews’ Highly Recommended Award   The BenQ X3000i is a 4K HDR capable 4LED Gaming Projector which retails for $1,999. With 3000 ANSI lumens, dedicated gaming picture and sound modes along with dual 5-watt ...

Sony VPL-XW7000ES 4K SXRD Home Theater Projector Review
April 25, 2022

The Sony VPL-XW7000ES is a 3200 lumen, native 4K home theater projector and part of Sony's SXRD projector lineup refresh.

BenQ TK700 4K HDR Short-Throw Gaming Projector Review
April 23, 2022

The BenQ TK700 4K HDR Short-Throw Console Gaming Projector is a 3200 ANSI lumen projector and is part of BenQ’s Console Gaming Projector Series.

JMGO O1 PRO UST Smart LED Projector Review
April 13, 2022

The JMGO 01 PRO is an LED powered ultra-short-throw, Full HD (1,920 x 1,080p) projector selling for $1,699.99. JMGO 01 PRO Projector JMGO, pronounced JM Go, is a Chinese company that current CEO Eric Hu founded. CEO Hu describes himself as an avid fan ...

Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 Laser Projector Review 
March 24, 2022

Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 The Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 which retails for $4999 is a 4K HDR-compatible laser home theater. The Pro Cinema LS12000 uses native 1080P 3LCD panels but the projector is equipped with the latest version of Epson’s 4K UHD Pro te ...

Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema Review
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 ...

JVC DLA-NZ9 D-ILA Laser Projector Review
March 8, 2022

JVC has announced three new D-ILA home theater projector models. The JVC DLA-NZ9 is an HDR home theater projector that delivers true 4K resolution (4096 x 2160). It is the replacement for the award-winning DLA-NX9/RS3000 which we reviewed a while back. ...

LG CineBeam HU715Q 4K Laser UST Projector Review
February 21, 2022

  The LG HU715Q 4K UHD Laser UST CineBeam Projector is LG’s newest Ultra-Short-Throw.   The LG HU715Q is a 4K UHD Laser Ultra-Short-Throw (UST) CineBeam Projector that retails for $2,999. Its laser light source is rated to deliver 2,500 ANSI lumens for ...

LG CineBeam HU710PW Hybrid LED Laser 4K Projector Review
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 ...

LG PF610P CineBeam Portable LED DLP Projector Review
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. This LG projector utilizes a single DLP chip to deliver Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,08 ...

Sony VPL-GTZ380 4K SXRD Laser Projector Review
November 29, 2021

  If you are looking for the ultimate home theater experience, you should definitely take a close look at Sony's flagship projector, the VPL-GTZ380, which is a 10,000 lumen, native 4K SXRD projector that retails for $80,000 (minus lens). In 2017 when A ...

Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV 4K Review
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 b ...

XGIMI Aura 4K Ultra Short Throw Smart Laser Projector Review
October 28, 2021

The Aura is XGIMI’s First Ultra Short Throw Smart Laser Projector. We are taking a look at XGIMI’s new Aura 4K Ultra Short Throw (UST) Smart Laser Projector which retails for just $2499. The Aura is XGMI’s first UST projector. XGIMI made sure their fir ...

Why Many Video Enthusiasts Still Choose Projectors
August 31, 2021

In this article, we discuss why projectors continue to be a viable option for those looking for high-quality video in massive sizes. 

BenQ V7050i 4K Laser TV Projector Review
August 26, 2021

  BenQ V7050i   The BenQ V7050i is a 2500 lumen Laser TV that retails for $3499. Ultra-short throw, smart 4K laser projectors commonly referred to as "Laser TVs" have been growing in popularity. If like me, you have been waiting for BenQ to enter the L ...

ViewSonic X100-4K 4K LED Smart Home Theater Projector Review
August 9, 2021

ViewSonic's flagship 4K LED home theater projector. I’m all about that portable all-in-one projector life, but today, I’m stepping away from my usual portable projectors for this review and taking a look at the ViewSonic X100-4K. The X100-4K is ViewSon ...

OPTOMA CINEMAX P2 LASER TV REVIEW
July 15, 2021

Optoma CinemaX P2 ultra-short-throw smart 4K laser home theater projector also known as a laser TV review.

BENQ TK700STI 4K SMART GAMING PROJECTOR REVIEW
July 7, 2021

Our review of the BenQ TK700STi, the “World’s First 4K HDR Gaming Projector; 4K @ 60Hz”.

SONY VPL-VW1025ES 4K SXRD LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW
July 2, 2021

The VW1025ES is Sony’s least expensive 4K Home Theater projector The Sony VPL-VW1025ES which retails for $40,000 is a 4K SXRD laser home theater projector. It is the successor of the highly-rated VW995ES ($35,000 SRP) we reviewed a few years ago. Art l ...

SONY VPL-VW325ES 4K SXRD PROJECTOR REVIEW
June 6, 2021

Review of the Sony VPL-VW325ES a 1500 ANSI lumen 4K SXRD home theater projector & Sony's most affordable 4K projector.

XGIMI Horizon Pro 4K Smart LED Projector Review
May 27, 2021

The XGIMI Horizon Pro is the flagship 2200 lumen 4K home theater focused projector in their lineup.

Optoma UHD35 Gaming Projector Review
May 19, 2021

The 3600 lumen UHD35 is a 4K DLP Gaming Projector that supports 1080P refresh rates up to 240Hz with game lag as low as 4.2ms.

XGIMI Introduces the Horizon and Horizon Pro Home Entertainment Projectors First Look Review
May 10, 2021

XGIMI Introduces the Horizon and Horizon Pro home entertainment projectors XGIMI has recently released its most powerful series of home projectors, the Horizon Series, the flagship projectors in the XGIMI projector lineup. The XGIMI Horizon Series incl ...

Maximize Your Theater’s Performance with Kaleidescape
April 1, 2021

This month’s sponsored article is brought to you by Kaleidescape, the industry leader in premium multi-room, home entertainment systems that store and play back full fidelity video and audio content.   One of the things you’ll notice as ...

Epson Home Cinema 880 Projector Review
March 23, 2021

The Epson Home Cinema 880 is the manufacturer’s least expensive home theater projector but it offers a lot of performance for the price.

Optoma UHD50X Cinema Gaming Projector Review
March 18, 2021

Gaming projectors, as a class, have been around for a while. Like a gaming PC, a gaming projector will have the same core components as a home entertainment projector. Still, many of these components will operate at much higher levels of performance th ...

Elite Screens Aeon CLR® 3 Series Screen Review
March 14, 2021

Elite Screens is one of the major screen manufacturers in the industry. They make tons of different models for consumer, educational, and business applications. The Aeon CLR® 3 is a series of fixed frame, front projection screens, created specifically ...

BENQ X1300i GAMING PROJECTOR REVIEW
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 ...

LG AU810PB CINEBEAM 4K LASER PROJECTOR REVIEW
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 ...

BenQ TK850i 4K SMART HOME ENTERTAINMENT PROJECTOR
February 12, 2021

BENQ TK850i SMART HOME ENTERTAINMENT PROJECTOR REVIEW The BenQ TK850i is an excellent home theater projector that sells at a MSRP of $1699. Built off of Texas Instruments, highly regarded 0.47" DMD DLP system and utilizing XPR technology the TK850i is ...

Smart Projectors Simplify How We Access Streaming Content At Home
February 1, 2021

This month’s sponsored article is brought to us by BenQ, which offers an excellent selection of smart projectors designed to make the latest content easier to access than ever before, reducing the headache of navigating multiple remote controls and upg ...

LG GRU510N 4K Laser Projector Review
January 4, 2021

The LG GRU510N is an HDR-compatible DLP home theater laser projector that retails for $3999 and is part of their ProBeam series.

Sony HDR Projection Reimagined
December 1, 2020

In this article, sponsored by Sony, we explore the challenges of projecting HDR and how higher-end projectors utilize features and technologies to improve the picture quality of HDR content dramatically.

Panasonic PT-LRZ35U RGB LED DLP Projector Review
November 28, 2020

Panasonic's first discrete RGB LED DLP projector that's being marketed to both the business and home markets.

HISENSE 100L5F LASER TV REVIEW
November 14, 2020

The Hisense 1000L5F Laser TV is a 4K DLP Laser Ultra-Short Throw Smart projector. With a retail price of $3999, the new Hisense 100L5F is the most affordable Laser TV they have ever offered.

JVC DLA-RS3000 4K PROJECTOR REVIEW
November 9, 2020

The JVC DLA-RS3000 is an HDR commercial projector that delivers true 4K resolution (4096 x 2160). With a retail price of $17,999 its on the higher end of JVC's 4K lineup.

Sony's Powerful Video Processing Delivers A Better HDR Picture
October 5, 2020

We discuss video processing and its impact on a projector’s SDR and HDR picture quality. Video processing separates one video display from another because it impacts so many factors like 4K upscaling, visual contrast, color reproduction, and motion performance.

Sony VPL-VW715ES 4K SXRD Home Theater Projector Review
September 19, 2020

The VW715ES adds projector optimized X1 processing and Dynamic HDR Tone-mapping to an outstanding SDR and HDR picture.

The Compelling Case for Projectors with Integrated Smart Capabilities
September 1, 2020

In this article we discuss “Smart” projectors and what to look for when evaluating smart, versus really smart.

Hisense 100L10E Laser TV Review
August 20, 2020

The Hisense 100L10E Laser TV is a 4K DLP ultra-short throw smart laser projector which includes a 100" ALR Screen.

TI DLP® Technology Meets LED, Gets Brighter, and Together, Take On Traditional Lamp Projectors!
August 3, 2020

Our featured article will touch on the many advantages of combining DLP® with solid-state light sources, from the technology side, and the practical side.

Optoma CinemaX P1 Laser TV Review: A Smart, 4K UHD Projector For The Really Big Screen Experience
June 5, 2020

Optoma's hot new ultra short throw, 4K UHD laser TV.

BenQ TH585 vs. Vankyo V630 Comparison Review
April 12, 2020

In this review we compare two projectors - the BenQ TH585 and the Vankyo V630 head-to-head.

BenQ HT3550 vs BenQ TK850: Choose the Best Home Projector for Your Room and Viewing Preferences!
March 5, 2020

Greetings home projector enthusiasts, big screen fanatics, and people just tired of a boring “TV” experience. If you want to up your viewing game – whether a movie addict, sports nut, or a binge TV watcher, BenQ continues with their strategy of offerin ...

HT9060 Projector Review: BenQ’s Flagship 4K UHD Home Theater Projector
February 15, 2020

The HT9060, is a serious home theater projector from BenQ that uses the higher resolution 4K UHD chip set – with native resolution of 2716 x 1528 x 2.

Look Out Competition: It’s Fun Time! Epson Is Shipping Their First, Smart, Under $1000 Home Entertainment Laser Projector – HD Res, and 2000 lumens!
January 6, 2020

Epson's new EF-100 smart home theater projector that can be used in just about any room in your house.

First Look Review Kaleidescape Strato S – Theater Quality Movie Download System and Home Server!
January 5, 2020

The Kaleidescape Strato S is their "entry level" movie player. Plug this server into your display and you are ready to start downloading and watching high quality content.

JVC LX-NZ3 4K Laser DLP Projector Review
December 31, 2019

The JVC LX-NZ3 is an HDR compatible DLP home theater projector that can deliver true 4K UHD resolution (3840 x 2160).

Optoma UHD52ALV Home Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities
December 16, 2019

So-called "smart" TVs are nearly ubiquitous these days, but home-entertainment projectors with similar functionality are few and far between. The Optoma UHD52ALV is one of the exceptions. It doesn't have built-in streaming apps, but it does include a m ...

VAVA Laser TV Review: 2500 Lumens of 4K UHD Ultra Short Throw Projector For The Whole Family
December 2, 2019

The VAVA Laser TV LT002 is a 2500 ANSI lumens (manufacturer claimed) at well below the price point of many other ultra-short through projectors.

Epson Home Cinema 3200 Home Theater Projector Review
November 27, 2019

The Epson Home Cinema 3200 is a 4K HDR compatible home theater 3LCD projector with a rated brightness of 2,900 Lumens.

Epson Home Cinema 3800 Home Theater Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities
November 27, 2019

Epson has long been known for offering excellent home-theater projectors at very reasonable prices, and the new Home Cinema 3800 is no exception.

2019 Holiday Guide To Seven Great Home Theater Projectors Under $2000
November 22, 2019

‘Tis the season to be shopping for your next home entertainment or home theater projector! Welcome to our annual shopping guide, the Holiday Guide for Seven Great Home Theater Projectors Under $2000. In this guide we’ve selected some great projectors f ...

2019 Holiday Guide To Five Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000
November 22, 2019

Welcome to our Holiday Guide To Five Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000. Here’s your chance to learn about some awesome projectors and screens that will change the way you enjoy movies, HDTV, streaming and more! You’ll find the scoop on a number ...

Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB 4K Capable Home Theater Projector Review
November 15, 2019

Epson’s flagship home theater projector, the Pro Cinema 6050UB is a 4K Capable projector that uses special high contrast 3LCD panels.

Optoma UHL55 4K UHD Home Entertainment LED Projector Review
October 7, 2019

The Optoma 4K UHD UHL55 is an all in one home entertainment solution with 1500 lumens and a contrast ration of 250,000:1.

Sony's VPL-VW295ES - The Only Native 4K Projector under $5K, Will Rock Your World - And There's More...
September 1, 2019

It is still less than one year since Sony announced their “entry level” but true, native 4K VPL-VW295ES home theater projector! A couple or so months later, when Sony started shipping we reviewed the Sony VPL-VW295ES home theater projector and awarded ...

JVC DLA-NX7 4K Home Theater Projector Review
August 31, 2019

The JVC DLA-NX7 is a HDR home theater projector that can deliver true 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) with a retail price of $8,999 it fits in the middle of the JVC 4K FPJ lineup.

Aaxa 4k1 Home Entertainment Projector Review
August 15, 2019

The Aaxa 4K1 mini projector is a 4K (3840 x 2160), 1500 LED Lumen projector for your home entertainment pleasure.

Optoma HD243X Home-Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities
July 30, 2019

The Optoma HD243X is a single-chip DLP projector that offers full HD resolution (1920X1080).

BenQ HT5550 Review – A Very Impressive 4K UHD Home Theater Projector - Under $2500!
July 22, 2019

The BenQ HT5550 is a 4K UHD projector with a list price of $2499, making it an affordable 1080p projector option.

BenQ TK800M Projector First Look Review — 4K UHD HDR Optimized for Sports Fans
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.

The Optoma P1 4K UHD Laser Projector - Is this The Game Changer…
May 31, 2019

The Optoma P1 4K UHD Laser Projector has been generating alot of buzz since it was first announced. Will it be worth the hype?

Epson Home Cinema 5050UB Review - An Extremely 4K Capable Home Theater Projector
May 12, 2019

The new Epson 4K capable Home Cinema 5050UB projector is their latest and best projector in Epson’s now 12 year old UB series.

The Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB Has Arrived - Turns Out It Is Even Better!
May 7, 2019

The Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB Projector - Epson's most advanced home theater projector to date, is fully 4K capable.

Meet the Epson Home Cinema 5050UB - This New Ultra Black Projector Raises the Bar
May 1, 2019

The new Epson Home Cinema 5050UB launched last month, is almost certainly the most anticipated new home theater projector from Epson in over two years, and certainly one of the most anticipated projectors from any projector manufacturers.

BenQ HT3550 Review - The 4K UHD Home Theater Projector with Better Black Levels
April 24, 2019

Review of the the BenQ HT3550 4K UHD Home Theater Projector.

Epson Home Cinema 5050UB – The Best Home Theater Projector Value Yet? – A First Look Review
April 13, 2019

Epson launches the Home Cinema 5050UB, to replace their bestselling 5040UB. 

BenQ HT3550 Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review
March 11, 2019

First look review of the BenQ HT3550 4K UHD projector.

Epson's HC4010 and PC4050 Take Off - Combining 4K Capabilities, Features and Value
January 15, 2019

Epson launched two versions of what is now a truly top selling home theater projector:  The Epson Pro Cinema 4050, and the Home Cinema 4010.

Epson Home Cinema 4010/Pro Cinema 4050 4K Capable Home Theater Projector Review
December 6, 2018

The new Epson 4K Home Cinema 4010 and Pro Cinema 4050 projectors represent another step in the evolution of 4K capable, pixel shifting projectors.

Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review
December 5, 2018

The Optoma HD143X is a 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution projector with DLP technology.

The Award-Winning LG CineBeam HU80KA is On Sale Black Friday Thru Cyber-Week!
November 19, 2018

The LG CineBeam HU80KA is LG’s first foray into the world of 4K, and is, perhaps, the most innovative projector to hit the market in 2018!

Epson Pro Cinema 4050 First Look Review – 4K UHD with HDR
October 23, 2018

Epson's new Pro Cinema 4050 home theater projector offers improved pixel shifting from their previous models.

ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review
October 22, 2018

The ViewSonic PX706HD is a DLP gaming projector with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution.

JVC DLA-RS440U Review – A Serious, 4K Capable Home Theater Projector
August 20, 2018

The JVC DLA-RS440U is a 4K capable home theater projector with 1800 lumens.

Optoma UHD51A A Smart 4K UHD Home Theater Projector Review - With Alexa
July 29, 2018

Optoma's UHD51A 4K UHD projector is one of the first projector manufacturers to offer a smart projector design.

The LG CineBeam HU80K - A 4K Laser Projector That Gets It
June 29, 2018

The new LG HU80K 4K Laser Projector is turning heads.

Acer VL7860 4K UHD Laser Projector Review
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.

Viewsonic PX727-4K Review: An Affordable 4K UHD Home Theater Projector
June 11, 2018

Review of the ViewSonic PX727 4K UHD ome theater projector at an affordable price.

Optoma UHD50 and UHD51A – 4K Capable Projectors Well Under $2000
June 8, 2018

Optoma has come out with two new projectors to add to their 4K UHD line, the Optoma UHD50 and UHD51A.

Sony VPL-VW385ES - True 4K Home Theater Projector Review
May 7, 2018

The Sony VW38ES is loaded with features: 4K with HDR, lens memory, dynamic iris, and a whole lot more.

Vivitek HK2288 4K UHD Home Theater Projector Review
February 9, 2018

The Vivitek HK2288 4K UHD projector uses the 2716x1528x2 pixel shifting DLP chip to produce 2,000 lumens in its brightest mode.

BenQ HT2550 - At $1499, The Most Affordable 4K UHD Projector Yet - First Look
January 10, 2018

BenQ’s HT2550 is the first 4K UHD projector at this price point, just $1499! 

ViewSonic PJD7828HDL Home Theater Projector Review
January 7, 2018

The Viewsonic PJD7828HDL is an entry level priced 1080p resolution DLP projector, one that provides a lot of value.

Optoma UHZ65 4K Laser Projector Review
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.

Optoma UHD60 Projector Review and Comparison to UHD65
December 12, 2017

Review of the Optoma UHD60 home theater projector and how it compares to the Optoma UHD65.

Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home Projectors
November 28, 2017

We have created two Holiday Gift Guides from our favorite projectors of this year, one for home theater projectors and screens under $2000, and one for those priced over $2000.

Epson Home Cinema 2100 and 2150 Home Entertainment Projector Review
November 16, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema 2100 and Home Cinema 2150 are two new projectors that replace their venerable HC2040 and HC2045.

Acer V7850 4K UHD DLP Projector Review
November 11, 2017

The Acer V7850 is one of three new 4K/UHD projectors that Acer has introduced this year.

Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector Review
November 9, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector is 1080p ultra-short throw projector with 4,000 lumens.

BenQ HT9050 Home Theater Projector Review
October 23, 2017

The BenQ HT9050 LED home theater projector is a 4K UHD DLP chip projector with an exceptionally sharp image.

Sony VPL-VW885ES 4K Home Theater Laser Projector Review
September 6, 2017

Full review of the Sony VPL-VW885ES, a true 4K projector that supports High Dynamic Range.

Epson Home Cinema 1060 First Look Review
August 30, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema 1060 was just announced alongside two other projectors, which are a part of Epson’s new value line. There are a few key differences between the trio – but only a few. They’re similar in feature set and hardware, with varying resolutions and price. All three projectors are selling for below $700.

Epson Home Cinema 660 First Look Review
August 29, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema 660 is one of three new projectors just announced by Epson with 3300, the 660 is bright enough to cut through a considerable amount of ambient light. .

Epson Home Cinema 2150 First Look Review
August 28, 2017

Epson has just announced two evolutionary projectors to replace a couple of their most popular projectors. The Epson Home Cinema 2150 and its younger brother, the Home Cinema 2100.

Epson Home Cinema 2100 First Look Review
August 13, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema 2100 is one of two projectors just announced by Epson that are evolutionary.

Epson Home Cinema 4000 Home Theater Projector Review
July 30, 2017

The Epson HC4000 is an affordable native 1080p pixel shifting projector that's 4K capable.

Optoma UHD65 4K Home Theater Projector Review
July 18, 2017

Optoma's new UHD65 home theater projector is one of two new models sporting the first Texas Instruments 4K UHD chip, and targeting home users.

Sony VPL-VZ1000ES Laser, True 4K, Home Theater Projector Review
June 27, 2017

The Sony VPL-VZ1000ES is a 4K ultra short throw home theater projector which claims 2500 lumen and a $24,995 list price.

Epson Pro Cinema LS10500 Laser Home Theater Projector - Review
May 11, 2017

Review of the Epson LS10500 laser home theater projector.

The Astonishing Epson Pro Cinema 4040 Home Theater Projector - Review
March 16, 2017

Review of the Epson Pro Cinema 4040 Home Theater Projector.

Epson Home Cinema 3700 Projector Review
February 14, 2017

The Home Cinema 3700 is one of three projectors launched by Epson to replace their 3000 series.

Sony VPL-VW5000ES Home Theater/Commercial Projector Review
January 29, 2017

Sony's VPL-VW5000ES is one of the best 4K Home Theater projectors to ever go to market.

Sony VPL-VW365ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review
November 26, 2016

The Sony VPL-VW365ES is the least expensive true 4K home theater projector currently available, at $9999 list price.

Check out our 2016 Holiday Projector Shopping Guides
November 21, 2016

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BenQ HT6050 Home Theater Projector Review
November 15, 2016

The BenQ HT6050 is a serious home theater projector with 1080p resolution. 2000 lumens, and a current street price under $3000.

HT Projectors: Sony VPL-HW45ES vs Epson HC5040UB
September 24, 2016

The Sony HW45ES is this year’s Best In Class: Performance, winner in the $1000 to $2000 class. The Epson HC5040UB is this year’s Best In Class: Best Value Proposition $2000 - $4000. The HW45ES is a great projector, the HC5040UB, costs more, but offers ...

Epson Home Cinema 5040UB vs. JVC DLA-RS400U - A Comparison Review
September 22, 2016

Here, we will compare two home theater projectors: the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB and JVC DLA-RS400U. I consider these two projectors and their variations – the Home Cinema 5040Ube and Pro Cinema 6040UB on one hand and the DLA-X550R on the other – ...

JVC DLA-RS600U vs. Sony VPL-VW365ES - A Comparison Review
September 22, 2016

Here, we will compare two home theater projectors: the JVC DLA-RS600U and the Sony VPL-VW365ES. These two higher end home theater projectors are very different from each other, which will either drive you crazy trying to choose, or make it simple. ...

Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector Review
August 27, 2016

The Sony VPL-HW45ES offers great color and a bright picture which is for media rooms, and home theaters.

Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, Pro Cinema 6040UB Home Theater Projector Review
August 11, 2016

Review of the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, Pro Cinema 6040UB home theater projector.

ViewSonic PJD-7835HD Projector Review
May 12, 2016

The Viewsonic PJD7835 is a relatively small, crossover portable business and education projector that doubles as a great "bright room" projector for the home.

JVC DLA-RS400U Home Theater Projector Review
April 30, 2016

The DLA-RS400U may be the best under $4000 home theater projector ever!  $3999 lets you view 4K content, offers great black levels, and lens memory! This year JVC has upped their projector game, and nowhere is that more apparent than the JVC DLA-RS400 ...

Epson Pro Cinema 1985 W Projector Review
April 11, 2016

The Pro Cinema 1985 - A True Light Canon of a projector for enjoyable large screen viewing in "Bright Rooms."  We're talking living rooms, family rooms, etc, that don't have good lighting control, or typically have too many windows! About $2500 li ...

Sony VPL-HW65ES Home Theater Projector Review
March 6, 2016

The "Evolution is Upon Us." Sony's VPL-HW65ES offers a number of improvements over the HW55ES - its rather excellent predecessor - which was a Best In Class award winner in last year's Best Home Theater Projectors report.  This projector is an evo ...

BenQ HT3050 Home Theater Projector Review
February 3, 2016

The $999 BenQ HT3050 is a quality replacement for their aging W1070 and HT1075 home projectors. The HT3050 is the middle projector of three new home entertainment - home theater entries.  We've previously reviewed (and liked) the more expensi ...

JVC DLA-RS600U, X950R Home Theater Projector Review
January 25, 2016

The DLA-RS600U and the virtually identical DLA-X950R are JVC's flagship models for the US Market (called the DLA-X9000 in Europe) and replace the DLA-RS67U, RS6710U and X900R models, that we had reviewed in April 2015 (HERE) and received our "Best in C ...

Sony VPL-VW665ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review
December 18, 2015

Sony's new VPL-VW665ES true 4K Projector is a "next gen" projector with outstanding black level performance.

Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review
November 19, 2015

The Sony MPCL1 HD resolution pico projector is laser powered! Now that got my attention. Over the past couple of years, I’ve generally skipped bringing in pico projectors for review, choosing, instead to focus on the larger, brighter, heavier ...

BenQ HT4050 Home Theater Projector Review
November 6, 2015

The BenQ HT4050 is the highest quality of their three new DLP based home theater / home entertainment projectors.

Vivitek H9090 Home Theater Projector Review
October 15, 2015

The Vivitek H9090 is a DLP home theater projector that will appeal to purists and enthusiasts.  It is powered by a long life RGB LED light engine.

Epson Home Cinema 2040 and 2045 Projectors - A Review
September 16, 2015

The Epson Home Cinema HC2040 and HC2045 are impressive 2200 lumen home theater/ entertainment projectors, priced at $799 and $849.

Optoma HD37 Home Projector Review
July 2, 2015

The Optoma HD37 Projector from Optoma is a solid home entertainment projector around the $1000 price range.

Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema G6550WU Commercial and Home Entertainment Projector - Review
June 12, 2015

The Epson Pro Cinema G6550WU and Powerlite Pro G6550WU are near identical, 5200 lumens bright, and feature laden.

BenQ HC1200 Projector Review
April 27, 2015

Spectacular color fidelity and plenty of flexibility make the BenQ HC1200 projector a winner.  This DLP projector offers a very competent feature set, and is priced competitively.

JVC DLA-RS6710U, RS67U, X900R, 4K Home Theater Projector Review
April 22, 2015

The JVC DLA-RS6710U is JVC's flagship home theater projector and creates a stunning viewing experience.

ViewSonic PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment Projector Review
March 19, 2015

The Viewsonic PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment - Business Portable 1080p Projector - Replaces its ground breaking predecessor.

Epson Pro-Cinema LS9600e Projector Review
March 13, 2015

The Epson Pro Cinema LS9600e is the little brother of the LS10000 that was have previously reviewed by Art

Sony VPL-VW350ES Home Theater Projector Review
February 17, 2015

The VPL-VW350ES is the lowest cost true 4K projector to hit the market to date, at $9999 US.

Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Projector Review: Update
February 2, 2015

Epson LS10000 home theater projector -  update with full production version - it's even better! This update complements the original 9/2014 review based on an early engineering sample of the Pro Cinema LS10000.  The bulk of the info in t ...

Optoma HD161X Home Theater Projector Review
January 21, 2015

The Optoma HD161X projector serves up very good color, true 1080p resolution and plenty of brightness - claiming 2000 lumens - plus the native sharpness, look and feel of a DLP projector.

Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K Projector - A Review
November 22, 2014

The VPL-VW1100ES is Sony's top of the line true 4K projector. Awesome viewing experience. 2D, 3D. Razor sharp, gorgeous color! optional 4K media player & download service. Want better, buy an IMAX theater!  

Epson Home Cinema 3500 Home Theater Projector Review
October 30, 2014

Epson Home Cinema 3500 - Street price under $1700, "light cannon" brightness with almost 3000 measured lumens, Epson's Super-Resolution, 3D, and improved black levels are highlights of this new Epson projector.  

Optoma HD141X Projector Review
October 12, 2014

The Optoma HD141X projector has native 1080p resolution, aka Full HD. With a street price between $599 and $650 online, this DLP projector is suitable for movie viewing, HDTV, and gaming!  It will even double as a business projector in a pinch.

BenQ HT1075 Projector Review
October 4, 2014

The HT1075 projector is ultimately BenQ's replacement projector for the popular W1070.  It certainly looks the same, but has a couple of extra bells and whistles. Consider it a "minor refresh" rather than a significantly improved projector. ...

Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Laser Home Theater Projector - Review
September 9, 2014

The Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 is a breakthrough projector for Epson, on several levels:  4K processing, and viewing 4K content, dual laser light source, and quartz reflective panels.  All great, but its the picture that truly impresses. The Pro Cinema L ...

LG PF85U LED Projector - Review
August 28, 2014

The PF85U Projector has a long life LED light source, but what stands out most are the smarts of this large 1000 lumen "pocket" projector. We consider the PF85U for  home entertainment use, but it doubles nicely as a portable business projector.  

Four Great Home Theater Projectors Compared
July 15, 2014

We get to compare home theater projectors that sell between $2000 and $3999,  from four of the top projector manufacturers. Click for rundown page of each projector in this 4-way comparison: Epson Home Cinema 5030UB (and essentially identical 6030 ...

Sony VPL-HW40ES Home Theater Projector Review
July 10, 2014

The VPL-HW40ES projector  an LCoS home projector for under $2500 (US).  Impressive, right out of the box.  Read on. This home theater projector review published on 7/10/14.  Additional content will be added over the first week following publication.

Optoma HD91 Home Theater Projector Review
June 11, 2014

The HD91 is the first reasonably serious, LED light source projector for the dedicated home theater or cave.  It absolutely needs to be calibrated, but after that, the picture is pretty impressive.  

JVC DLA-RS4910, DLA-RS49, DLA-X500R Projector Review
April 14, 2014

JVC DLA-RS4910 and the RS49 and X500R - are superb home theater projectors with excellent black levels, that are 3D capable and accept 4K source material!  They are all the same projector performance wise. This year we were unable to obtain a revi ...

Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector
March 29, 2014

Epson's HC5030UB - aka Home Cinema 5030UB takes on Sony's VPL-HW55ES.  This is a battle of what I consider the two best projectors in terms of performance and value, in the $2000 - $3500 street price range. Both projectors offer extensive feature ...

BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector Review
March 18, 2014

The BenQ W7500 home theater projector is new for 2014.  An extremely bright DLP projector, it replaces one of our favorite projectors in last year's Best Home Theater Projectors report. I, and  other reviewers, not to mention a whole lot of home theate ...

Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Home Theater Projector
March 4, 2014

Sony's VPL-VW600ES offers true 4K for about $15,000.  If you have the budget, this is the projector to own. Some comparisons to the competition will be added, as well as additional commentary, including more on the VW600ES's 4K Media Player and Xperia ...

Epson Pro Cinema G6900 WU Home Theater Projector
February 24, 2014

The Pro Cinema G6900 projector, with 6000 lumens, when paired with the right screen, should handle virtually any home media setup! This projector is essentially identical to Epson's commercial Powerlite Pro G6900WU.  They may basically the same, but wa ...

Epson Powerlite Pro G6900WU Business Projector Review
January 20, 2014

The POWERLITE PRO G6900WU  is designed to operate in many environments, from traditional office, to sports bars, auditoriums, or even your home "media" room. This review looks at the Powerlite Pro G6900WU as a business projector. A separate review focu ...

Panasonic PT-AE8000 vs. Sharp XV-Z30000
December 31, 2013

A brief comparison of the Panasonic PT-AE8000 and Sharp XV-Z30000 projectors.

Acer H9500BD vs. Panasonic AR100U
December 31, 2013

A brief comparison of the Acer H9500BD and Panasonic AR100U projectors.

JVC DLA-X95R and DLA-X75R vs. Sony VPL-VW95ES
December 31, 2013

A brief comparison of the JVC DLA-X95R/X75R and Sony VPL-VW95ES projectors.

Epson Home Cinema 3020 vs. Optoma HD25-LV
December 31, 2013

A short comparison of the Epson Home Cinema 3020 and Optoma HD25-LV home theater projectors.

Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB vs. Optoma HD8300
December 31, 2013

A brief comparison of the Epson HC5030UB and Optoma HD8300 projectors.

Optoma GT760 Projector Review
December 27, 2013

GAMING PROJECTOR: The GT760 is designed first as a solid 720p projector that serious gamers will use, at a very affordable price.

BenQ W1500 Home Projector - Review
December 25, 2013

BENQ W1500 HOME ENTERTAINMENT PROJECTOR - OVERVIEW Under $2000 gets you the W1500 projector: Good in a theater, better in a family room, it serves up great color, 1.6:1 zoom and wireless HDMI, for convenience, plus plenty of brightness. Happy Holidays ...

Epson Home Cinema 2000 Projector Quick Look Review
December 16, 2013

EPSON HOME CINEMA 2000 PROJECTOR:  This lower cost, online version, an almost identical twin to Epson's HC2030 sells for under $900.  It is a very bright projector with very good color, great warranty.  It's a great choice for the family room!

Review: Optoma HD131Xe Projector
December 16, 2013

OPTOMA HD131xe HOME THEATER PROJECTOR:  OVERVIEW The HD131Xe is a cross-over projector marketed for home entertainment, home theater, and gaming. It's suitable for doing business presentations, too.  Very bright, built-in 10W audio. More information, i ...

Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector
December 7, 2013

This roughly $3500 net Sony home theater projector has a great picture. The VPL-HW55ES wins our HOT PRODUCT Award, and is an overall excellent choice!

Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector - Review
November 12, 2013

EPSON PRO CINEMA 4030 PROJECTOR:  Just a small step down in performance from the 5030UB and 6030UB, the 4030 is an excellent value, comes with spare lamp, ceiling mount and two pair of 3D glasses

Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Home Theater Projector Review
October 27, 2013

$2500 and change gets you great black level performance, and a first class projector in terms of picture.  3D, and 2 pair of glasses, best warranty…for excellent price/performance.

Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Review
August 27, 2013

WATCH THE VIDEOS HERE: Epson HC2030 "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary and shorter Video Overview

Viewsonic PJD7820HD Projector Review
August 5, 2013

VIEWSONIC PJD7820HD is the lowest cost 1080p projector to date:  Popular for home entertainment, and portable business use.  Read our full review or click on the: ViewSonic PJD7820HD "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary

Review: Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD Projector
July 11, 2013

EPSON HOME CINEMA 750HD:  A solid, low cost 3LCD home entertainment and gaming projector that's 720p resolution, 3D, capable.  Can double as a business projector.  Offers impressive color.  Great warranty.

JVC DLA-X35 Projector Review
March 3, 2013

This year JVC has expanded their lineup from three to four projectors. That's true for both JVC's Consumer group, which market this JVC DLA-X35 projector and the other "X" projectors. The JVC Pro side offers essentially identical projectors with the RS ...

Mitsubishi HC8000D Home Theater Projector Review
February 1, 2013

Mitsubishi's new HC8000D home theater projector (first shown at the CEDIA show last fall), has a manufacturer-suggested list price of $2,999 and it's sold by local installing authorized dealers.   It is a 2D and 3D capable projector, but, please note, ...

Epson Pro Cinema 6020 UB Home Theater Projector Review
January 27, 2013

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Epson PC6020UB "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary The Epson Pro Cinema 6020 projector is nearly identical to the Epson Home Cinema 5020UB, which we reviewed in October 2012. We had both the 6020UB and 5020UB here, but to write t ...

BenQ W1070 Home Theater Projector Review
January 6, 2013

BENQ W1070:  Wow!  3D capable, 1080p, exceptional brightness and the promise of really good color!  Sounds like an expensive projector.  Not true, sub-$1000! Allow me to introduce you to BenQ's W1070, when first shipping it was the first $999 1080p pro ...

JVC DLA-X55R Projector Review
December 21, 2012

Last year JVC offered three home theater projectors in their lineup, but this JVC DLA-X55R shares features from two of those JVC projectors.  The DLA-X55R is primarily built around last year's X30 (which has been improved as this year's X35). In additi ...

Epson Home Cinema 5020 UB Home Theater Projector Review
December 14, 2012

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Epson HC5020UB "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary  

Optoma HD23 Home Theater Projector Review
December 7, 2012

Check out this solid, sub-$1000 home entertainment projector. Of course you can place it in a home theater, but it is more intended for less well designed rooms. One thing that makes it interesting is how it is sold in the US. The best I can tell, Opto ...

Mitsubishi HC7900DW Home Theater Projector Review
November 27, 2012

Mitsubishi's new HC7900DW home theater projector has a manufacturer-suggested list price of $2,499 and it's sold by local installing authorized dealers.   It is a 2D and 3D capable projector, but, please note, the $2499 price does not included the need ...

Epson Home Cinema 3020 Home Theater Projector Review
November 11, 2012

WATCH THE VIDEOS HERE: Epson HC3020 "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary

Viewsonic Pro9000 Home Theater Projector Review
October 15, 2012

Viewsonic's Pro9000 projector is one of the rare home theater projectors to sport a hybrid, solid state light engine - in this case, an LED/laser light engine claiming a life of 20,000 hours.  This Pro9000 is a DLP projector, with a better than most wa ...

Sony VPL-HW50ES Home Theater Projector Review
September 26, 2012

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sony VPL-HW50ES "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary Sony rolled out their VPL-HW50ES home theater projector at CEDIA (and IFA in Europe) as their one new projector being added to the lineup for this fall. Each year I do get some ...

Sharp XV-Z30000 Home Theater Projector Review
August 22, 2012

Sharp's classy new XV-Z30000 home theater projector has a high MSRP of $4999, but typically sells online for between $2000 and  $2500.  The XV-Z30000 is best suited for the dedicated home theater, and is a formidable competitor.  The Z30000 uses DLP te ...

Acer H6500 Home Theater Projector Review
June 29, 2012

The Acer H6500 is a very small, very bright, home entertainment projector. It is not really designed for a dedicated home theater, but rather a family room, basement, spare bedroom, or occasionally outside at night.

Sony VPL-VW1000ES Projector Review
June 5, 2012

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Sony VPL-VW1000ES "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary Let's just start this review off with some big statements:   This is the first true 4K projector I've reviewed, and it's "only" $24,999!  I have reviewed a few $20K+ projector ...

JVC DLA-X70R Projector Review
March 27, 2012

The JVC DLA-X70R is designed for a dedicated home theatre/cave. If you don't have such a room, and are looking for a projector for a family room with off-white walls and windows, this JVC probably is not for you.

Panasonic PT-AR100U Home Theater Projector Review
March 10, 2012

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Panasonic PT-AR100U "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary  

Epson MegaPlex MG-50 LCD Home Entertainment Projector Review
March 6, 2012

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Epson MegaPlex MG-50 "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary  

BenQ W7000 Home Theater Projector Review
February 19, 2012

This review of the BenQ W7000 2D and 3D Home Theater Projector has been an interesting one, since we've been working with an engineering sample. Final production projectors, due late Jan./early Feb., will have upgraded firmware, some fixes, and better ...

Epson Pro Cinema 6010 Home Theater Projector Mini Review
February 14, 2012

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Epson PC6010 "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary The Epson Pro Cinema 6010 is the big brother to the Epson Home Cinema 5010 reviewed late last year.  These two home theater projectors are similar in almost all ways with the Pro v ...

SIM2 Nero 3D-2 Projector Review
December 19, 2011

The SIM2 Nero 3D-2 Home Theater projector is one of SIM2's premium single chip DLP projectors. SIM2 offers their projectors through a collection of higher and high end "dealers". SIM2 is one of those high end companies that stresses customer support an ...

Epson Home Cinema 5010 Home Theater Projector Review
November 23, 2011

It was a close thing, the Home Cinema 5010 projector arrived less than a week before Thanksgiving, with another review (Acer already started). Despite that, we managed to get about 75% of the review posted the night before Thanksgiving. -art Update, 1/ ...

Epson Megaplex MG-850HD WXGA LCD Home Entertainment Projector Review
November 23, 2011

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Epson MegaPlex MG-850 "Projector Reviews TV" Video Summary  

Acer H9500BD Home Theater Projector Review
November 22, 2011

Acer's H9500BD which started shipping a few months ago, proves to be a very capable projector in both 2D and 3D. Strong in some areas, though a bit weak in others, the H9500 projector, is one to be considered!

Panasonic PT-AE7000 Home Theater Projector Review
November 9, 2011

Well, we waited about 4 months from our first look at the PT-AE7000 Home projector at the press roll-out in LA, until one arrived for review last week. Now that it's finally here, and I've played with the PT-AE7000, I'm happy. In the US, this projector ...

Optoma GT750 3D Game Projector Review
October 5, 2011

The GT750 gaming projector from Optoma, is their new flagship GameTime projector. We reviewed the predecessor - the GT720, not that many months ago. The Optoma GT750 has a number of improvements, while many of the features and performance are essential ...

Optoma HD8300 Home Theater Projector Review
September 22, 2011

Optoma's HD8300 projector is Optoma's flagship 3D capable, single chip DLP, 1080p resolution home theater projector. It is built on the HD8200 platform. The primary difference that matters is that the HD8300 is 3D capable as well as being foremost, a 2 ...

Optoma HD33 Home Theater Projector Review
August 28, 2011

Optoma's HD33 projector is Optoma's first 3D capable, low cost 1080p resolution home theater projector. Like it's more expensive HD3300 sibling (almost identical but sold through big box houses and local dealers, instead of online, where prices tend to ...

JVC DLA-HD250Pro Projector Review
August 5, 2011

JVC's DLA HD250 home theater projector is their first enty priced low enough to compete against some of the much higher volume projectors in the $2000 to $3500 price range. While still near the high point of that range, it's price is low enough for JVC ...

JVC DLA-HD250 Projector Review
August 3, 2011

JVC's DLA HD250 home theater projector is their first enty priced low enough to compete against some of the much higher volume projectors in the $2000 to $3500 price range. While still near the high point of that range, it's price is low enough for JVC ...

Optoma GT720 Projector Review
July 5, 2011

Gamers rejoice, Optoma's GT720 projector is designed as a 720p HD projector specifically as a Game Projector. True, it can do a lot more, including 720p resolution 3D - games and more.

BenQ W1200 Home Theater Projector Review
June 3, 2011

BenQ's W1200 projector is their newest, lower cost 1080p home theater projector. It positions itself about $500 less than their highly regarded W6000, one of our favorite home theater projectors. The W1200 performs more like a home entertainment projec ...

Runco Lightstyle LS-10d Projector Review
March 17, 2011

This Runco Lightstyle LS-10 projector is the second Runco projector we've reviewed to date. We received the LS-10d projector - which is essentially the same as the standard LS-10i, but comes with the impressive DHD4 outboard Processor for an equally im ...

Vivitek H1080FD Projector Review
February 12, 2011

This projector review of the Vivitek H1080FD projector has been completed. You will find nine pages of information on the H1080FD projector, organized in the Table of Contents below. Enjoy!

Sharp XV-Z17000 Projector Review
February 5, 2011

First seeing a non-functioning sample of the Sharp XV-Z17000 at CEDIA last September, it's been a long wait getting one in for review. I was very excited when I first learned the specs of the XV-Z17000, and have been impressed while reviewing. Although ...

Mitsubishi HC7800D Home Theater Projector Review
February 3, 2011

Mitsubishi's new HC7800D home theater projector has a manufacturer-suggested list price of $3,499 and it's sold by local installing authorized dealers.  The projector itself is DLP based, a single chip design. Read our First Look at the Mitsubishi HC78 ...

Viewsonic Pro8200 Projector Review
January 31, 2011

We started this Viewsonic Pro8200 projector review with a pre-production projector, received, I believe, right before first shipments to dealers. We did experience several issues with the first projector, which shall be discussed later. A Pro8200 with ...

LG CF3D - Review Summary
November 24, 2010
LG CF3D - Projector Screens
November 24, 2010

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Epson Home Cinema 8700UB Projector Review
November 1, 2010

Epson's Home Cinema 8700UB has replaced the Home Cinema 8500UB. Each year there are a few basically all new projectors, but most are simply minor improvements, sometimes minor additional features. The Home Cinema 8700UB is an improved and slightly refi ...

Epson Home Cinema 8350 Projector Review
October 6, 2010

Epson's Home Cinema 8350 will shortly be replacing the 8100 (which had received awards from us, and other reviewers/editors). Each year there are a few basically all new projectors, but most are simply minor imrprovements, with sometimes minor addition ...

Vivitek H5080 Projector Review
July 18, 2010

Welcome to our in-depth projector review of the Vivitek H5080 home theater projector. We've rushed this to you, because we know you are waiting! Enjoy

Runco Lightstyle LS-7 Projector Review
June 22, 2010

It's taken me 4 years to talk Runco out of a unit to review, but, at last, I present to you, the Runco LS-7 review. This Runco LS-7 projector is a 720p resolution 3 chip DLP. It happens to be the first 3 chip DLP we've reviewed in about 3+ years

Mitsubishi HC6800 Projector Review
May 29, 2010

Welcome to our in-depth projector review of the Mitsubishi HC6800 1080p home theater projector.

BenQ W1000 Projector Review
March 14, 2010

This projector review of the BenQ W1000 projector has been completed. You will find nine pages of information on the W1000 projector, organized in the Table of Contents below. Enjoy! The BenQ W1000 was awarded the Special Interest Award in our annual H ...

LG CF181D Projector Review
February 20, 2010
Optoma HD8600 Projector Review
December 6, 2009

Welcome to our in-depth projector review of the Optoma HD8600 1080p home theater projector.

Panasonic PT-AE4000 Projector Review
November 14, 2009

Welcome to our in-depth projector review of the Panasonic PT-AE4000 1080p home theater projector. The Panasonic PT-AE4000 was awarded the Best In Class Award in our annual Home Projector Comparison Report -April 2010. November 2009 - Art Feierman

Epson Home Cinema 8500UB and Pro Cinema 9500UB Projector Review
October 22, 2009

This year's Epson UB review is based on receiving an Epson Pro Cinema 9500UB. Whle I'll discuss the slight differences between the Home Cinema 8500UB and the Pro Cinema 9500UB at times, most of the time I will refer to the projector as a Home Cinema 85 ...

Mitsubishi HC3800 Projector Review
September 28, 2009

An excellent entry level home theater projector, the Mitsubishi HC3800 is a DLP projector, with 1080p native resolution. This review of the HC3800 projector is based on an early engineering sample.

BenQ W6000 Projector Review
September 21, 2009

A most impressive projector overall, the BenQ W6000 projector is extremely bright in its best movie mode, but as of our original posting still had one issue to be resolved, relating to its dynamic iris. Update: 11/25/2009 - I am pleased to report that ...

Vivitek H9080FD Projector Review
August 19, 2009

A detailed review of the Vivitek H9080FD 1080p home theater projector.

Epson Home Cinema 700 Projector Review
April 1, 2009

This is an in-depth review of the Epson Home Cinema 700, a 720p resolution home entertainment projector. It has just been posted, and will be further proofed and a few additional images will be added. In the image below, of the Home Cinema 700, the len ...

JVC DLA-RS20 Projector Review
January 26, 2009

Welcome to our detailed review of the JVC DLA-RS20 1080p home theater projector. Update: We recently reviewed the JVC DLA-RS25, the replacement of the RS20. Click here to read the projector review of this new award-winning JVC projector.

Epson Home Cinema 6100 Projector Review
January 6, 2009

This is a detailed review of the Epson Home Cinema 6100 1080p home theater projector. This Epson projector review is a work in progress. The Menus section, plus additional images, commentary and proofing still to be done.

Optoma HD806 Projector Review
December 15, 2008

A detailed review of the Optoma HD806 1080p home theater projector.

Mitsubishi HC7000 Projector Review
November 19, 2008

A detailed review of the Mitsubishi HC7000 1080p home theater projector. The Mitsubishi HC7000 was awarded the Special Interest Award in our annual Home Projector Comparison Report -April 2010.

InFocus X9 Projector Review
November 12, 2008
Planar PD8150 1080p DLP Home Theater Projector Review: Overview
October 23, 2008

The Planar PD8150 was awarded the Special Interest Award in our annual Home Projector Comparison Report -April 2010.

Mitsubishi HC5500 1080p 3LCD Home Theater Projector Review:
August 9, 2008

The Mitsubishi HC5500  is a definite step up from its predecessor, the HC4900. This entry-level 1080p home theater projector improves greatly upon the HC4900’s black level performance thanks to its dynamic iris, and shines with a stunningly high 14000: ...

Sony VPL-VW40 Home Theater Projector Review
February 11, 2008

Check out how the Sony VPL-VW40 fared in our comparison report. View the Sony VPL-VW40 vs. BenQ W5000 projector comparison. View the Sony VPL-VW40 vs. Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB projector comparison. View annual winners.

Epson Home Cinema 1080UB Home Theater Projector Review
January 18, 2008

Check out how the Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB fared in our comparison report. View Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB vs. JVC DLA-RS1x projector comparison. View Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB vs. Panasonic PT-AE2000U projector comparison. View Epson Home Cinema 1080 ...

Panasonic PT-AE2000U Home Theater Projector Review
November 19, 2007

The PT-AE2000U originally received for this review was a pre-production sample, and as is typical, some "issues" were noted. I followed up with a request for a full production unit, expecting those issues to be resolved, and it turns out, they were. Cl ...

Sanyo PLV-Z2000 Home Theater Projector Review
November 2, 2007

Check out how the Sanyo PLV-Z2000 fared in our comparison report. Click to read the head-to-head Sanyo PLV-Z2000 vs. Mitsubishi HC4900 projector comparison. Click to read the head-to-head Sanyo PLV-Z2000 vs. Panasonic PT-AE2000U projector comparison.

Mitsubishi HC4900 LCD Home Theater Projector Review
August 19, 2007

Check out how the Mitsubishi HC4900 fared in our comparison report. Click to read the head-to-head Mitsubishi HC4900 vs. Sanyo PLV-Z2000 projector comparison. Click to read the head-to-head Mitsubishi HC4900 vs. Panasonic PT-AE2000U projector compariso ...

Home Theater Projector Reviews: JVC DLA-RS1, A 1080p LCOS projector
February 8, 2007

Check out how the JVC DLA-RS1 fared in our comparison report. View the RS1X vs. Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB projector comparison. View annual winners.

Optoma HD81 Home Theater Projector - Overview
December 21, 2006

Check out how the Optoma HD81 fared in our comparison report.

Panasonic PT-AE1000U 1080p Home Theater Projector Review
November 29, 2006

Update 12/16/06: We received a second review unit, and it performed much better than the original pre-production projector written about here. Please be sure to read the Update, as it sheds important new light on this projector.  In fact, the 2nd PT-AE ...

Optoma HD70 Home Theater Projector Review
November 14, 2006

Finally, our HD70 review. We had hoped to get our hands on one a bit sooner, as it has been shipping for almost two months. The Optoma HD70 is a breakthrough home theater projector - the first true HD (720p) projector to sport a list price of under $10 ...

Epson Home 20 Projector Review - Overview
June 20, 2006

6/20/2006 - Art Feierman

Sanyo PLV-80 Widescreen Projector - Overview
May 9, 2006

Is Sanyo's new PLV-80 a home theater projector? Or perhaps it's a business and education projector for people needing a widescreen front projector?

Sony VPL-HS51A Home Theater Projector
April 27, 2006

Before or after reading this review commentary, you can click on this link- or at the bottom - for the full multi-page review of the Sony HS51A projector

Epson MovieMate 25 Projector Review
April 17, 2006

The Epson MovieMate 25 is the 2nd all-in-one home entertainment projector system we have reviewed. Many months ago, we reviewed Optoma's MovieTime DV10, which earned a Hot Product Award. As was the case with the Optoma, the Epson makes several compromi ...

Sanyo PLV-Z4 Home Theater Projector - Who Should Buy?
March 12, 2006

Before or after reading this review commentary, you can click on this link- or at the bottom - for the full multi-page review of the Sanyo PLV-Z4 projector: The Full PLV-Z4 Review

Panasonic PT-AE900u Home Theater Projector - Who Should Buy
February 26, 2006

Before or after reading this review commentary, you can click on this link- or at the bottom - for the full multi-page review of the PTAE900u projector: The Full PT-AE900u Review

Panasonic PT-AE900u Projector Overview
September 20, 2005

A note on Panasonic PT-AE900u projector pricing - 5/06: Throughout this review we refer to the Panasonic PT-AE900u home theater projector as a projector that sells for over $2000. Even our March 06 update still indicates that the price is in the $2000 ...

Optoma MovieTime DV10
September 3, 2005
Optoma H27 - Overview
August 3, 2005

It's the middle of summer ('05) and Optoma has just started shipping their new H27 home theater projector, which is intended to replace their highly regarded H31. First and most important possibly, is price. The H27 launched with a $1099 MAP (minimum a ...

InFocus Screenplay 4805
August 1, 2005
Mitsubishi HC3 - Overview
March 27, 2005

Mitsubishi HC-3: This Widescreen, Low-Cost, Exceptionally Bright, LCD projector, is great for sports, TV/HDTV.Mitsubishi HC3 home theater lcd projector - front view I like this projector. One of my complaints about most home theater projectors - at any ...

LG CF3D Projector Review
February 1, 2005
NEC HT510 - Overview
January 20, 2005

NEC's 1000 lumen HT510 is built around the Texas Instrument Matterhorn DLP chip, which sports 1024x576 resolution. The last time we reviewed a DLP projector with this resolution, it was last spring; BenQ's 7800 projector. We liked that projector a lot, ...

Sanyo PLV-Z3 - Overview
November 27, 2004

Strange days. Toward the end of 2003, Sanyo introduced their Z2, to rave reviews. A couple months later, Panasonic shipped their competing AE500u, and the battle for supremacy in the $2000 price class for home theater projectors was on. While each had ...

BenQ PE5120
November 12, 2004
Sanyo PLV-Z2 - Overview
October 9, 2004
BenQ PE7800
September 1, 2004

Theater vs Entertainment

Remember the differences between home theater and home entertainment.

A good projector to drop into a home theater, not only has color optimized for movie viewing, but also should be able to produce very dark “blacks.” Those dark blacks are the key to dark scenes looking great. However, it is important to remember that most people expect to be watching more things than just movies at home, including HDTV, sports and there are a lot of folks using projectors for gaming. What you watch, as well as your room conditions, will be a key factor in selecting your projector.

Price Range

The Epson Home Cinema 5030UB, a popular, low-cost LCD projector.

Today’s projectors targeting a home theater or “cave” start at under $500 dollars for 720p resolution, and as low as $700 for 1080p projectors. Just four years ago one could not buy 1080p resolution home theater projectors for much under $2000. Note please that the least expensive home projectors are “crossover” projectors, their design based as a business portable. Despite their “upbringing,” some of those can do an admirable job for the amount spent, but they are home entertainment.

Almost all dark room projectors are relatively modest in brightness. It’s a trade-off for better picture quality and especially, contrast and black levels. Most “home” projectors you will consider today offer 3000 lumens or less, with the brighter ones being capable of tackling brighter rooms, such as family rooms, living rooms or media centers. In fact some are really geared for that, while other bright projectors may be even more at home in a dedicated theater.

Brightness has increased in the past few years to support 3D. 3D home theater projectors now include almost every new projector geared for home use. Virtually all that have hit the market since 2012 has offered 3D. Not all come with 3D glasses, but they are otherwise ready to go. Active 3D for projectors is mostly a firmware thing, so not expensive to implement.

Our Annual Report for Home Theater Enthusiasts

Each year we have had a chance to review the large majority of new home theater projectors announced at the annual CEDIA show, which is held in September or October. Most of the projectors announced at this event begin shipping between September and February. Since the bulk of each year’s newly announced projectors are 1080p, the report focuses on these higher resolution projectors, but now also includes those new 4K projectors.

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