The Art of Gaming

Best Gaming Projectors of 2019 – Part 3
December 23, 2019

Part 3 of the Best Gaming Projectors of 2019 Report features our winners for Bright Room Gaming and High-End Gaming. Bright Room Gaming – ViewSonic PX706HD Optoma HD243X SpecsPrice$628.48TechnologyDLPResolution1920 x 1080Lumen Claim3,000Best Mode Lumen ...

Best Gaming Projectors of 2019 – Part 2
December 21, 2019

Part 2 of the Best Gaming Projectors of 2019 Report features our winners for Fastest Input Lag and Best 4K Gaming. Fastest Input Lag – Optoma HD243X Optoma HD243X SpecsPrice$499TechnologyDLPResolution1920 x 1080Lumen Claim3,300Best Mode Lumens2,184Inpu ...

Best Gaming Projectors of 2019
December 19, 2019

There’s nothing quite like the immersive experience of projector gaming. Video games have evolved to a point of portraying reality in a way that looks more real than our own at times. Skin tones, hair, the texture of clothing – all these things have be ...

Gaming on the LG HU85LA Ultra Short Throw Projector
September 16, 2019

The LG HU85LA, being an ultra short throw projector, is sure to be of some interest to the gaming community. Ultra short throw projectors are particularly attractive to gamers because of their ability to produce a large image just inches away from the ...

The World of 4K Gaming: What You Need to Know
May 30, 2019

With E3 just around the corner, we believe some education is in order! For those projector fans who are looking to break into the world of 4K gaming – or those who are finally fed up with their tiny 60” LCD TV – this article will provide some insight i ...

Epson Home Cinema 5040UB has Game + Star Wars Battlefront 2 Early Access Teaser
November 16, 2017

Star Wars Battlefront 2 officially comes out on November 17, 2017, with early access for those who pre-ordered on November 13th. I was one of those people. The early access date happened to line up perfectly with my new Epson Home Cinema 5040UB’s arriv ...

Gaming Event Uses Epson Projectors
February 14, 2014

The North American Star League (NASL) recently hosted several gaming events using the power of Epson projectors, and we thought this might be a story our readers would be interested in. NASL creates highly visible, organized and invigorating profession ...

Optoma HD131Xe Gaming Projector - Input Lag Times
December 17, 2013

The Optoma HD131Xe home entertainment projector starts out as one of the least expensive 1080p resolution (Full HD) projectors on the market.  It is a DLP projector, and well suited for serious gaming.  Click for the full HD131Xe review. This Optoma pr ...

Review - Acer H6510BD
June 17, 2013

Hello All! Back again with an Acer review.  This time it is the H6510BD.  Retailing at $799, this is an entry level projector that supports native 1080p and 3D.  I'm usually pretty impressed with these entry level projectors.  Read on to find out what ...

Gaming Projector Review - Acer H9500BD
June 17, 2013

Hey All! It's been a while (sorry about that), I've been caught up in some projects recently at work.   Art shipped me this projector a little while back and I was able to spend some time with it.   The Acer H9500BD is a 1080p projector that sports fea ...

Optoma HD23 Review
February 12, 2013

Greetings, This is an entry level 1080p projector from Optoma, but this thing was amazingly great for gaming. Virtually no lag, at least in comparison to the Epson 3020 I reviewed last. Keep in mind that during offline game play you will probably not n ...

Optoma HD23 Lag Test Results
January 2, 2013

Just a quick lag test for the Optoma HD23. The Optoma is an entry level 1080p projector, sono special features such as CFI, etc.. This makes the lag testing fairly simple. I put it up against my Planar PX 2710MW 27" monitor and it was almost on par wit ...

A Gamer's Review - BenQ W1070 Projector
December 15, 2012

Hello All! Luckily, I was able to get my hands on the new BenQ w1070 (I don't think it is even selling yet in the states).  For those not familiar, it is an entry level DLP, 1080p projector with 3D capabilities!  This projector will retail for ~$1100 a ...

Review - ViewSonic Pro9000 Laser Hybrid LED
December 15, 2012

Hello All! Art shipped me the ViewSonic Pro 9000 projector along side the BenQ w1070 so I was able to have both in house at the same time, which is always nice. 🙂   The ViewSonic Pro9000 is a "Laser Hybrid LED" projector that seemed to peak the intere ...

Epson Home Cinema 3020e Gamer Blog
December 14, 2012

Greetings, I have to start out with, this is not a good projector for hardcore gamers...period. The lag was almost unbearable at times during online play. It was OK on offline play, but still not acceptable in my book if you are a competitive gamer. I ...

Review - Epson 5020e Projector
December 8, 2012

Hey All! It's been a while since I've had a projector of this caliber in my theater.  It was great to get a chance to take a look at this year's Epson flagship.  No doubt, the Epson 5020e threw one of the most impressive images I've ever had on my scre ...

Epson Home Cinema 3020e Projector Lag Test
December 5, 2012

This round of testing is with all of the special features turned off.At 90-100ms lag based on comparison with my Planar LCD, the 3020e is a poor performer for gaming. All of the lag tests I have conducted are with the same monitor, so it will give you ...

Sony VPL-HW50ES Home Theater Projector Review
November 10, 2012

Greetings, I only had the VPL-HW50ES for a short period of time, and I would have liked to spent more time with it, but I thoroughly enjoyed every minute I did get to game on it. The color was amazing, the contrast was amazing, and the shadow detail an ...

Shootout! - Acer H5360 vs Epson 710HD
October 28, 2012

Hello All! I'm back after a bit of a break, (recently moved to a new house), but now I'm settled, and I've got a budget gaming projector shootout between the Acer H5360 ($499) and the Epson 710HD ($599).  Both of these projectors are 720P native resolu ...

Sony VPL-HW50ES Home Theater Projector Lag Test Results
October 18, 2012

Greetings, I know this is a very expensive projector for most of us lowly gamers, butI am definitely not passing up having a crack at this beauty. Below are the lag times I experienced during the test. I am going to spend a few hours with it gaming, an ...

AAXA P4X LED Pico Projector Review
October 8, 2012

Greetings, I will keep this review brief, as it is supplemental to Art's full review, available here. Keep in mind that this projector is tiny, and it is only 480p. It is very portable and easy to use. In the time I spent with the P4X I tried a little ...

AAXA P4X LED Pico Projector Lag Test
September 26, 2012

Greetings, I just got my hands on this little guy, the AAXA P4X.  I have only had the time to do the lag test, but I plan on doing some gaming over the next couple of days.  I know this projector is not geared toward gaming, but it could possibly be a ...

Review - Acer H6500
July 26, 2012

Hey All! It's been quite a while since my last review, but I was able to get my hands on the Acer H6500.  It's a portable, bright, entry level projector that supports native 1080p resolution, and the price makes it an appealing option for those wanting ...

Optoma PK320 Pico Projector Gaming Review
May 29, 2012

    Greetings,   Let me start with this, this is not a gaming projector by any means.  This Pico is tiny, and I mean SUPER tiny.  My wife, and daughter thought it was extremely "cute".  I guess that is the reason I was VERY disappointed ...

Panasonic PT-AR100U Review
March 27, 2012

Greetings, First off, let me say for $1,000... I LOVE this projector!  The color, sharpness, and brightness of this projector are fantastic.  Not to mention there is virtually ZERO lag time while gaming.  I played some Half-Life 2: Deathmatch, Battlefi ...

Review - BenQ W7000 Projector
March 23, 2012

Hi all! I was able to sit down last week and test BenQ's flagship projector, the W7000.  At ~$2500, it is a direct competitor to the Epson 5010.  I'm glad I was able to look at these two projectors soon enough after one another to make a proper compari ...

Panasonic PT-AR100U Lag Test Results
March 20, 2012

  Greetings, Lag results are in, and they are VERY good!  This LCD keeps up with all the DLP's I have seen, perfect for gamers.  No 3D, but with virtually no lag...who cares?!?!  I have put in minimal gaming as of yet, but it looks good thus far.. ...

Just Got the Panasonic PT-AR100U In!
March 16, 2012

    Greetings, I just got this big boy in, and I can't wait to review it.  For the price it seems like a steal, but I will wait to get a few hours of gaming in before passing any real judgment.  It's very bright, has lens shift, and is design ...

Viewsonic PLED-W500 Review
February 23, 2012

Greetings, I really wanted to love this projector, but...I just walked away liking it.  I really enjoyed my time with the Vivitek QUMI.  Maybe it was the fact that the QUMI was half the size of the PLED-W500, and that made it more impressive.  The PLED ...

Viewsonic PLED-W500 Review Coming Soon!
February 16, 2012

Greetings, I have a few unexpected things happen over the last couple of weeks.  I was hoping to have this review up last week, but then life happened.  From what I have seen so far, I really like this little guy.  This time around I will be using my P ...

Review - Epson 5010e Projector
February 13, 2012

Hey all! It's been a little while since I've had my hands on any new projectors, and I was really hoping Art would allow me to get my hands on this one.   Up until receiving the Epson 5010e, I had primarily looked at projectors in the  $700 -$1400 rang ...

BenQ W7000 Pre-Production Unit
December 24, 2011

Greetings, I was at Art's and got a sneak peek at the new BenQ.  I had the opportunity to play Uncharted 3 (PS3) in 2D and 3D.  Art also put on Legends of Flight in 3D.  I was really impressed with the 3D Blu-ray, and 2D gaming.  The 3D gaming seemed a ...

Game Review - Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
December 18, 2011

I have been waiting for this release since I first read about it a very long time ago.  Oblivion was one of my favorite games for XBOX360 and remains among the top games in my favorites list.  No other game at the time had such freedom of game-play or ...

Acer H9500BD Home Theater Projector Updated Lag Test Results
December 15, 2011

Greetings, I swapped out both HDMI cables with new cables and of the same length (10').  They were the same length in the previous test as well.   I think I may have had a bad HDMI cable in the previous test.  All of the special features were turned of ...

Acer H9500BD Home Theater Projector Review
December 8, 2011

Greetings, I have put in a good amount of time gaming on this projector, mainly in 3D.  I have to say when I saw the sample 3D Nvidia stills I was pretty damn impressed...then I starting gaming. I already knew I would have to lose resolution in order t ...

Review - Epson 3010 Projector
December 4, 2011

Hello All! Over the past several years, Epson has established a pattern of producing some of the most competitive projectors in class, so its no surprise many were anxious for me to share my thoughts on the new Epson 3010.    At $1599 ($1799 for the 30 ...

Game Review: Portal 2
November 6, 2011

Hello All! I had a bit of a break between reviews so I decided it was a good time to do a game review!   I know Portal 2 isn't brand new, but it's fairly new and a game whose predecessor is one of my favorites.  I played through both the single player ...

Optoma GT750 Gaming Projector
October 20, 2011

  Greetings, Well, I really enjoyed the time I spent with the earlier version of this projector, the Optoma GT720.  I also enjoyed the time I spent with the GT750, mainly because... they are pretty much identical when it comes to gaming performanc ...

Optoma HD33 3D Projector Review
October 4, 2011

Greetings, Now, where to start.  The Optoma is a great projector for 2D, 1080p gaming, but for 720p 3D gaming...not so much.  This is no fault of the HD33, it is the fault of software incompatibility with Nvidia drivers.  I knew from the start that thi ...

Review - Optoma GT750 Gaming Projector
October 2, 2011

Hello All! Before I left for Austin, I had a chance to sit down and play with the Optoma GT750 projector for a while.  Sometimes it takes a little time apart to fully appreciate what you had.  One thing is certain, seeing the Optoma GT750 reminded my h ...

Update! BenQ W1200 Projector: The Scrabble Story
September 25, 2011

Hello all, I apologize for being MIA for a little while.  I am in the process of moving to Austin, TX for a new job and have not had time to sit down at all lately.  But I do have some updates for you! Yes, I'll share the Scrabble story too... The firs ...

HDMI Versions
September 24, 2011

Greetings, I thought I would share some info from HDMI.org, it is a great site and has a lot of useful information.  There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding which version of cable you need, and it can be a bit confusing at times.  I figure ...

Optoma HD33 3D Projector Review Update
September 15, 2011

Greetings, I am working on the review, but have encountered a snag with the 3D part of the review.  It will probably be a few more days before I can finish up.  I have a feeling it is a compatibility issue with the projector, and Nvidia 3D Vision.  It ...

Vivitek Qumi (Pico Projector) Review
September 4, 2011

Greetings, This is my first pico projector review, and let's just say... I'm VERY impressed!  Not so much at the price, but at what something so small can do.  Not to mention my wife and daughter thought it was the cutest projector they have ever seen. ...

Dual Review - Optoma Neo-i & Optoma PK301
August 30, 2011

Hey all! I've had a couple weeks to sit down with these two Optoma projectors and get a good feel for what they can do.   This was my first time with any "pico" projector and I spent a good deal of time getting used to the concept before diving into my ...

Product Review - Sony Xperia Play (Verizon Wireless)
August 11, 2011

Hello all! I'm usually pretty up to date with the latest and greatest technology on all fronts, so I'm pretty embarrassed to say I've been carrying the same old cell phone around for more than four years!   Kudos to LG for making a great phone (2nd gen ...

Gaming on Projectors - Best or Brightest?
August 5, 2011

"Best mode" refers to a calibrated mode that focuses on reproducing a picture as accurate to the source material  as possible.  I takes into consideration many different aspects of the picture - color balance, color saturation, skin tone, brightness, c ...

Review - BenQ W1200 Projector
July 21, 2011

Hello all! I've been playing all sorts of games on the BenQ W1200 for about a week now, and I've had plenty of time to see what it can (and cannot) do. The BenQ W1200 retails for about $1499 and is native a 1080p projector.  Both the W1200 and the rece ...

Optoma GT720 Gaming Projector Review
July 19, 2011

I will admit, coming from the Epson 8700UB I was a bit underwhelmed.  I then got over the fact of trying to compare this $699 projector to a $2,000+ projector, and was ready to judge it for what it really is; a great entry level gaming projector.  As P ...

Input Lag - A Second Look
June 28, 2011

Hey All! I just returned a few days ago from my month long adventure overseas (sorry for the extended absence) and I thought I'd get back into things with a bit about input lag.  As you know, it's a fairly important "spec"for gaming - and it is definit ...

Review - Optoma GT720 Gaming Projector
May 23, 2011

Hello All! I got my hands on the Optoma GT720 for review and received the "go ahead" from Art to post my thoughts on its gaming performance.  His full review will be out later and will include a summary of this review. I must say, I'm pretty impressed. ...

About Me
May 22, 2011

Hey All! I've written a few introductory blogs and feel now is a good time to do a more in depth introduction of who I am.  Until recently, I was a full time student.  I'm excited to say I graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in mechanical ...

First Person Shooters (FPS)
May 4, 2011

Hello All! This bit is dedicated entirely to first person shooters!  This genre has really made a name for itself in the past 10 years and has also broken into the forefront of competitive gaming.  In fact, most MLG gaming ladders and tournaments are f ...

Gaming and Projectors: The Starting Bit
April 20, 2011

Hello all! My name is Pete Connolly and I’m very excited to start helping out here at Projector Reviews.  I spend a lot of time in front of the big screen with a controller in my hand and hope to share some of my thoughts and experiences on pairing vid ...

The Breakdown: Genre Classification
April 20, 2011

The Breakdown Because it’s impossible to address every single game individually, I have decided to group some of the most popular genres into categories.  These categories were primarily based on how similarly I believe they perform in a projector envi ...

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