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

ViewSonic X10-4K Ultra HD LED Projector Review

ViewSonic’s X10-4K Ultra HD LED Projector is a lamp-free display with 4K resolution, extended color, and HDR10 support. It packs vivid color and sharp DLP-driven output into a compact chassis with slick styling, leather trim, and a convenient handle.

LG HU85LA Ultra-Short Throw Laser Projector Review

LG’s HU85LA is an ultra-short-throw projector with a laser light engine, Ultra HD resolution, extended color, and HDR. It also boasts high-quality audio from two integrated speakers and LG’s slick SmartTV streaming interface with easy connection via Wi-Fi. I’m checking it out today.

BenQ CinePrime HT5550 Ultra HD DLP Projector Review

BenQ isn’t just about compact value-oriented DLPs; witness the CinePrime HT5550 Ultra HD DLP Projector. It offers premium clarity from a single-chip light engine, 1800 ANSI lumens, HDR, DCI-P3 color, and generous lens shift at the very reasonable price of $2499. I’m checking it out today.

Vankyo Leisure 420 DLP Projector Review

Vankyo Leisure 420 DLP Projector Review

The Vankyo Leisure 420 DLP Projector offers a big-screen experience in a compact lightweight chassis for just $110. It accepts 1080p signals through its two HDMI ports and can be used with streaming solutions like Firestick or Roku.

Epson Home Cinema 4010 4K PRO-UHD Projector Review

The Home Cinema 4010 4K PRO-UHD is the latest Ultra HD and HDR-capable value projector from Epson. With the latest iteration of PRO-UHD pixel-shifting technology and full coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, it turns your Ultra HD Blu-rays and other high-res sources into stunning images with high contrast and saturated color.

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.