Recently Reviewed Home Theater Projectors
The Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB projector features 4K Enhancement technology with HDR capability, 2,500 lumens of brightness, and full DCI-P3 color support for a spectacular image and a top performer.
JVC's e-Shift4 DLA-X570R projector displays stunning 4K images from native 4K/UltraHD sources. Colors are rich and blacks are deep. Coupled with HDMI 2.0b, HDR10 and HLG HDR what more can you ask for?
The LG CineBeam HU80KA is a 4K laser projector designed for portability and flexible placement with a 20,000 hour bulb life and capability to fill a 12 foot screen.
Mitsubishi introduced its ultra-bright, dual-lamp WD8200U projector last summer, but we weren't able to come up with an excuse to review it until Super Bowl weekend.
Looking for a new 4K projector but don't want to spend $6,000-$10,000? Check out the new line of 4K enhanced projectors from Epson that were announced at CEDIA in Dallas, Texas for WAY less.
The Sanyo PLC-HF10000L projector is in a completely different class altogether. It's the world’s first "QuaDrive" projector with Real 2K resolution. It also features 10,000 lumens of output.
Preview: BenQ released at CEDIA 2014 a trio of projectors in their new M5 line. The MS524, MX525, and MW526 retail at $489, $529, and $749 respectively and are suitable for the office or home theater.
The Optoma HD66 is a 3D ready projector for $700. It features 720p resolution and has tons of setup features, a full suite of calibration controls, great color, and decent black levels.
Preview: The Epson PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 projector has a laser light source bragging up to 30,000 hours, absolute black with zero lumens given off, and every bell and whistle you could want.
This year, Epson's Home Cinema 8100 projector has most of the features of the former Home Cinema 6500UB, but with a sticker price that is over $1000 less. It's also $2500 less than the THX'd 9500UB.
Preview: For $2,500, the new Sony VPL-HW40ES projector has an SXRD LCoS projection solution, 1,700 lumens, a host of gamma modes, impressive vertical and horizontal lens shift, 1080p, and 3D.
We took a look at the Sanyo PLC-WLC500L, a unique dual lamp system designed for flexible installation, high (5000) lumen output and an extended run-time with 6000 hours between bulb replacements.
Preview: At $550, the Acer H5380BD is a great solution for those on a budget, with a setup that is likely to change in the near future, or that are looking for a projector for the home and office.
Optoma has upped the bar with their release of the HD20. This sub $1k projector is 1080p, has more than enough inputs for most applications, and gets you into a front projection system for cheap.
The FAVI Pico+ projector is the size of a phone and can become its own WiFi hotspot so that you can stream to it via Miracast, DNLA, or Apple's AirPlay.
While InFocus IN3108 doesn't offer the lowest price, you are getting a lot of features for your money. Those looking for a flexible projector that can be controlled and fed via USB the IN3108 is it.
Review: The BenQ W1500 wireless DLP projector can be had for less than $1600 and it comes with WHDI built right in, and an HDMI dongle that lets you send video wirelessly from any HDMI output.
Hitachi's CP-X2510 projector is an excellent value and a great performer. With a street price under $700 this is a go-to model for anyone not requiring DVI or HDMI connectivity.
The SIM2 Crystal Cube is a DLP projector encased in crystal-glass. It would be at home displayed out in the open in any contemporary home or boardroom.
Projectors have gone through several iterations in the time I've been around. From old, clunky CRT systems to DLP and LCD systems, projectors have gotten brighter, smaller and more feature-rich. But …
Review: The diminutive Acer K132 LED DLP projector uses an LED light source. That's not amazing in and of itself, except that it boasts 500 lumens of output-plenty enough for home theater use.
It's always surprising to me to see new projectors hit the market with better and better performance and less and less compromise - and at prices often identical to, or even lower than, just a year …
Preview: The new Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB LCD projector is the company's flagship home theater model for the custom installation channel. We interview Jason Palmer and give you the scoop.
I like to stay current on my projectors, even when they just issue an incremental update. It was with much enthusiasm that I welcomed the Panasonic PT-FW300U in to my home to drive the back yard …
We got to interview Jason Palmer on the new Epson Pro Cinema G6900WU. This is actually a new product for Epson. Epson has never had this type of pro Cinema lineup of this type.
Prepare to be amazed. There is no denying that when you finally witness a 3-chip DLP projector up close and personal, the effects are nothing short of mind-blowing. The Panasonic PT-DW7000U takes all …
JVC's 2014 projector lineup adds three new units and keeps two from last year. The big upgrades are a 4k inputs, improved Eshift technology, and Intelligent Lens Aperture.
It's been a little over two years since we played with Sanyo's last projector offering. Indeed, the company took a short break in their recent string of annual product releases to bring consumers a …
The $999 Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 has all the inputs, features, and, most importantly, resolution, you'll need for your home theater without having to settle for a business class projector.
If you think you're having a hard time deciding which projector is the best, think about my job... I actually get to see, use, and calibrate most of them and yet I still have a hard time determining …
The $2300 BenQ W1500 HD projector has a ton of features. With a wireless high definition streaming solution, 3D, ISF certification, 6000 hour lamp life, and much more, there is a lot to like here.
It strikes me as odd any time I see a projector of any significant price lacking features such as power Zoom & Focus and Lens Shift. With higher cost projectors I've become an unfortunate victim of …
The HD25 and the HD25LV are two 3D 1080p projectors that just came to market. We've reviewed the HD65, the HD20, the HD72...and the HD33 before, but these new units break 3D into a new price point.
I got an email the other day from a friend I hadn't heard from in a long time. We caught up with each other about a few things, and then he asked me: What's the best projector out there for under …
BenQ is attempting to set some new price barriers for home theater projectors. The new W1070 and W1080ST DLP projectors are priced at $1,099 and $1299 respectively.
We reviewed the PT-F100U projector last year and were very impressed by the level of quality available for general viewing. When selecting a projector it's important to know your requirements and set …
While we typically review home theater projectors, we couldn't help but want to take a peek at Optoma's latest large venue product. The TW865-NL is a WXGA projector that was unveiled at InfoComm.
When we got our first glimpse of Epson's Pro Cinema 1080UB at the 9th Annual Audioholics State of the CE Union Event in Clearwater Beach, Florida, we knew we were in for a treat. We had already …
Epson's new PowerLite Pro Cinema 6010UB is one of the latest 3D projectors. Fortunately, however, its got a lot more going for it than just 3D - although it actually does that pretty well, too.
Passion is what drove me to become a videoholic. I love good quality video - be it HDTV or high definition DVD. It doesn't matter if the subject matter is retarded African pigmy elephants, a great …
At CEDIA 2012 JVC unveiled their new projector lineup which ranges in price from $3,499 to $11,999 and will start shipping this November. The new lineup has a number of updates over previous models.
Houses of worship are faced with many challenges when considering projectors. Ambient light conditions, placement, input requirements, and resolution are just some of the things that grace the top of …
This week, at the 2012 CEDIA Expo, several manufacturers are touting the Society for Information Display's new industry-recognized standard for measuring Color Light Output in lumens.
The budget-priced 720p PT-AX200U projector has several new features of Panasonic's incremental but impressive projector update – not the least of which involved a tantalizing gaming-centric mode …
The Epson Pro Cinema 6020UB projector is updated from the Home Cinema 5010UB and Pro Cinema 6010UB to the new Home Cinema 5020UB and Pro Cinema 6020UB.
I was thrilled to get my hands on this projector for my first review for the good folks at Audioholics. Understanding that this projector is intended to be a data projector more than a home theater …
The BenQ EP5920 is a great little DPL projector with 1080p resolution, dual HDMI inputs, internal speaker, filterless design and more with a price tag of only $900 - and even less online.
The Optoma HD80 is a leaner, trimmer, HD81, without the outboard processing, but with plenty of performance and inputs to make a home cinema enthusiast ecstatic to nab a 1080p DLP for under $3000.
The Acer H6500 DLP projector is a 1080p DLP projector with 2100 lumens and it only costs $899. Given that you can pick up a starter screen for around $300, or even roll your own, that's amazing.
We absolutely jumped at the chance to get a very close look at the new Mitsubishi HC1500 DLP projector since we missed the boat on checking out the HD1000U which preceded it. The attraction is a …
Audioholics has reviewed 3D projectors in the past, but the Acer H9500BD 3D Projector is excellent if you're really into black levels and have a budget of around $1500.
For those who can't permanently convert their living area to a theater, Optoma's DV11 combines ease of use with some nifty features that allow "movie nights" without breaking the bank and tearing up …
Incorporating many of the latest technologies, the BenQ W7000 certainly looks to be a lot of features for the money. With a MSRP of just under $4k, it could be a wallet buster those on a budge though.
In a sea of new 1080p projectors being released this year, Mitsubishi has a distinctive product that sets it apart as a leader. The C2Fine technology renders an incredible picture and does indeed …
The Home Cinema 5010 is Epson's 1080p 3D projector that targets the enthusiast... make that the premier enthusiast. The 5010 is the highest model in Epson's Home Cinema lineup.
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1080 is virtually identical to the Pro Cinema 1080. If you are a consumer, BUY this projector as it has nearly all of the performance advantages and features of the …
The Optoma HD33 projector is the company's foray into budget 1080p projectors. What's equally unheard of is a 3D projector under $3000 - except that now, Optoma has broken down that barrier too.