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 UHD51A Ultra HD DLP Projector Review

The Optoma UHD51A Ultra HD DLP Projector offers 3840x2160 resolution, HDR10, 3D, and 2400 lumens in a compact chassis for less than $1700. It also includes a built-in media player and voice control via Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. I’ll be checking it out today.

ViewSonic PX727-4K Ultra HD DLP Projector Review

Today, I’m checking out ViewSonic’s PX727-4K Ultra HD DLP Projector. For just $1499, it offers Ultra HD resolution from a .47” DLP chip, HDR10, a built-in speaker, and a compact form factor. If you’re thinking of trying one of these budget DLPs to add 4K to your theater, it’s worth serious consideration.

BenQ TK800 Ultra HD DLP Projector Review

If you’re looking to make the jump to Ultra HD in your media room and need a high-output projector, look no further than the BenQ TK800. It delivers 3840x2160 pixels, HDR10, and 3000 ANSI lumens. Whether you want to watch movies or sports, or play games console games, it looks like a great choice for home entertainment. I’ll be putting it through its paces today.

BenQ HT2050A 3D DLP Projector Review

If you’re not yet ready to make the commitment to Ultra HD, BenQ has the perfect budget solution in its HT2050A 3D DLP Projector. It offers a bright, color-accurate image with 3D support and an integrated 10-watt speaker in a compact chassis for just $749.

BenQ TH671ST DLP Projector

BenQ TH671ST DLP Projector Review

Home theater enthusiasts who want to play games on their projectors might want to check out BenQ’s TH671ST. It’s a short-throw design with 3000 lumens, accurate Rec.709 color, and low input lag. At only $749, this compact DLP with its built-in speaker can easily anchor a value-oriented home entertainment system.

LG HF80JA Laser DLP Projector

LG HF80JA Laser DLP Projector Review

LG ups the ante in portable displays with its HF80JA Laser DLP Projector. It features a single DMD chip and a 20,000-hour laser light engine rated at 2000 lumens. It can project an 80” diagonal image from just over eight feet away turning your living room into a theater in seconds. With a built-in speaker, all you need add is a source. Or use the LG SmartOS streaming interface to download your favorite content over its built-in Wi-Fi.

BenQ HT1070A 3D DLP Projector

BenQ HT1070A 3D DLP Projector Review

Can projectors get any cheaper? I’ll answer that question today when I check out BenQ’s HT1070A 3D DLP Projector. It’s an update to the HT1070 which I reviewed earlier this year. The new model has 2200 lumens versus its predecessor’s 2000 and costs $50 less. It retains the convenience of a small, portable chassis with a quiet fan and great image quality. 3D? Yeah, it’s got that too.

BenQ

BenQ HT3050 3D DLP Projector Review

The line between portable and dedicated home theater displays blurs when considering BenQ’s HT3050 3D DLP Projector. It’s small and light, and only costs $899, yet it provides super-accurate output, artifact-free 3D, and optics superior to many more expensive models. I’ll be running it through my benchmarks and viewing tests today.

BenQ

BenQ HT9050 Ultra HD DLP Projector Review

Today, I’ll be testing my first Ultra HD DLP Projector, BenQ’s HT9050. Part of the CinematicColor series, it offers a 20,000-hour LED light engine with DCI-P3 color and lens shift in a premium-built chassis. Thanks to its generous output, it can easily anchor a medium to large theater providing high-end quality for your Ultra HD Blu-ray movie...

BenQ MH530FHD Compact DLP Projector

BenQ MH530FHD Compact DLP Projector Review

Today, I’m looking at BenQ’s latest compact DLP projector, the MH530FHD. It offers 3300 lumens claimed brightness along with 3D, plenty of connectivity, and a compact lightweight chassis. It achieves high output with a whisper-quiet fan. 3D fans will enjoy its bright presentation and independently-adjustable 3D picture mode.

JVC

JVC DLA-RS4500 4K Projector Review

Today I’m checking out JVC’s DLA-RS4500 4K projector. With a native resolution of 4096x2160 pixels, it represents a true 4K experience. Packed with technologies like a 20,000-hour laser phosphor light source, HDR, and plenty of light output; it’s just the thing for high-end theaters seeking to employ the latest technology. With THX and ISF certification, it should satisfy enthusiasts and videophiles alike.