The 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report: List of Winners

August 24, 2018 / By Jennifer Stringfellow
The 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report The 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report: List of Winners Best in Class – Under $1000 Value Home Theater: Epson Home Cinema 2100 and 2150 Best in Class – Under $1000 Performance Home Entertainment: Epson Home Cinema 1060 Best in Class – Under $1000 Value Home Entertainment: ViewSonic PJD7828HDL Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Most Innovative: Smart Projector: Optoma UHD51A Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Performance 4K Capable Home Theater: Epson Home Cinema 5040UB Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Performance Home Theater: Optoma UHD50 Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Value 4K Capable Home Entertainment: ViewSonic PX727-4K Best in Class – $1000-$2500 Bright Room Home Entertainment: BenQ TK800 Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Most Innovative: Smart Projector: LG HU80KA Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Performance Home Theater: JVC DLA-RS440U (And DLA-X590) Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Performance Home Theater Runner-Up: Acer VL7860 Best in Class – $2500-$5000 Performance Home Theater Runner-Up: Sony VPL-VW285ES Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Performance Home Theater: Sony VPL-VW885ES Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Performance Home Theater: Sony VPL-VZ1000ES Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Value Home Theater: Epson LS10500 Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Value Home Theater: Sony VPL-VW385ES Best in Class – $5000-$25,000 Performance Home Entertainment: Optoma UHZ65 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Winners – Charts 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners Under $1000 Class 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners $1000-$2500 Class 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners $2500-$5000 Class 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report – Non-Winners $5000-$25,000 Class

This year’s list of winners for our Home Theater Projectors Report are organized into “classes.” These classes relate to price range and category. Check out our list of winners below!

Best in Class Under $1000 (Entry Level) Projectors

Projector Reviews 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report Under $1000

Best in Class – Performance Home Theater: Benq Home Theater 3050
Best in Class – Value Home Theater: Epson Home Cinema 2100/2150
Best in Class – Performance Home Entertainment: Epson HC1060
Best in Class – Value Home Entertainment: Viewsonic PJD7828HDL

A scene from The Hunger Games, projected by the BenQ HT3050, our top award winner in this class!
A scene from The Hunger Games, projected by the BenQ HT3050, our top award winner in this class!

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Best in Class $1000-$2500 Projectors

Projector Reviews 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report $1000-$2500

Best in Class – Most Innovative: Smart Projector: Optoma UHD51A
Best in Class – Performance 4K Capable Home Theater: Epson Home Cinema 5040UB
Best in Class – Value 4K Capable Home Theater: Optoma UHD50
Best in Class – Value 4K Capable Home Entertainment: Viewsonic PX727-4K
Best in Class – Bright Room Home Entertainment: BenQ TK800

A scene from The Hunger Games, projected by the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, our top award winner in this class!
A scene from The Hunger Games, projected by the Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, our top award winner in this class!

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Best in Class $2500-$5000 Projectors

Projector Reviews 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report $2500-5000

Best in Class – Most Innovative: Smart Projector: LG HU80KA   
Best in Class – Performance Home Theater: 
JVC RS440
Best in Class – Performance Home Theater Runner-Up: Acer VL7860
Best in Class – Performance Home Theater Runner-Up: Sony VW285ES

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A scene from The Hunger Games, projected by the JVC DLA-RS440, our top award winner in this class!
A scene from The Hunger Games, projected by the JVC DLA-RS440, our top award winner in this class!

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Best In Class $5000-$25,000 Projectors

Projector Reviews 2018 Best Home Theater Projectors Report $5000-25,000

Best in Class – Performance Home Theater (Tie): Sony VW885ES, Sony VZ1000ES
Best in Class – Value Home Theater (Tie): Epson LS10500, Sony VW385ES
Best in Class – Performance Home Entertainment: Optoma UHZ65

A scene from The Hunger Games, projected by the Sony VPL-VW385ES, one of our value winners in this class!
A scene from The Hunger Games, projected by the Sony VPL-VW385ES, one of our value winners in this class!
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