Introduction to Projector Reviews

A 65-inch HDTV is fine but when you want a jumbo-screen experience, a projector is the only way to go. Some of them will throw an image up to 300-inches diagonal creating entertainment that can be shared with friends and family. Projectors come in three major types – LCD, LCoS and DLP. Some models now offer HDR and Ultra HD resolution and most have 3D capability. Enthusiasts looking for long service life will want to check out LED and laser-equipped versions. We don’t discriminate based on size or price. Many portable projectors are small enough to toss in a bag and travel with. And don’t think you have to spend a fortune. We’ve seen some that deliver the goods for less than the price of a flat panel TV.

Our tests rank image quality based on standards used in the broadcast industry and directly related to what you’ll see on the screen. If a display can be used right out of the box without calibration, we’ll tell you that too. Either way, our coverage will show you how to select the best projector for your theater and how to install it for optimal performance.

Projectors

Optoma HD91+ LED Projector

Optoma HD91+ LED Projector Review

Today I’m looking at a breakthrough projector from the Optoma – the HD91+. It sports full home theater cred with accurate color, 3D and a DarkChip 3 DLP device. The best part it is has an LED light engine and sells on the street for only $4000.

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Optoma HD37 DLP 3D Projector Review

The hot trend in front projection these days is firmly in the genre of compact value-priced DLP models. Their large, bright and sharp images provide a great solution for less than the price of many flat panels. Today we're checking out Optoma's latest, the HD37.

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BenQ HC1200 DLP 3D Projector Review

BenQ adds to its line of high-performance value-priced portable projectors with the new HC1200. A super-bright DLP model, it’s perfect for corporate warriors and home theater enthusiasts alike. Today I’ll run it through my benchmark suite and check out some 2D and 3D content.

Optoma HD161X DLP 3D Projector Review

The battle of DLP vs. LCD in the value-priced projector market continues with the new HD161X from Optoma. It combines a bright sharp picture with 3D and full calibration features. It also offers a group of image enhancements that help set it apart from the competition.

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BenQ HT1085ST DLP 3D Projector Review

Most of the sub-$2000 projectors I review require a full calibration to look their best. BenQ's HT1085ST can ace my benchmark tests by simply switching to its Cinema picture mode. Coupled with a sharp bright picture, this is one impressive display.

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Epson Home Cinema 3500 LCD Projector Review

It wasn't long ago that a projector with lens shift would cost you at least $2,500. Epson's new Home Cinema 3500 3LCD Projector breaks that barrier with an MSRP of $1,600. In addition you get a full set of calibration controls, 3D and plenty of light output.