If you are going to buy a projector to watch movies, work with your computer or cellphone and play computer games, you are in the right place. In this blog, I am going to review the best video projectors of all types that you can find in the market. However, if you are aiming to buy a good quality projector like BENQ , SONY, SAMSUNG, EPSON or ACER you are going to spend at least 400 dollar for the cheapest ones, but here I will review some of the best home video projectors in various range prices. Plus, I will review some infamous projector brands ranging form 40-150 dollars for those who are looking for a cheap and average quality projectors. Of course, I did not forget portable, pocket-sized and micro projectors which are my favorite ones.
Top Rated Home Theater Projectors
Wanna spend more than 1500 $ for a high quality projector? Then, I have some suggestions for you!!
1- Optoma ML1000P WXGA :
It is 3D-Ready Mobile Projector with 1000 LED lumens and perfect for those who travel a lot. It is also available in 500 and 700 lumens which are palm hand-sized. It cost around 1600 , 500 and 570 dollar for 1000, 500 and 700 lumens respectively. It’s got almost 5 stars on amazon for one of the best and brightest home theater projectors in the market. The Optoma ML1000P is perfectly designed and it delivers a stunning 1,5000:1 contrast ratio, resolutions up to WXGA (1280 x 800) through VGA and HD (1920 x 1080) through HDMI . You can also deliver powerpoint presentation, display pictures and movies, view PDF files using its SD port without the need of a computer.
B00CY9PWKI_img7Optoma ML550 (500 LED Lumens) is one of the most amazing pocket sized projectors you can find in the market. This tiny projector is compact and light fits in your palm. Compared to other projectors of this type, you can hear any unusual noise from its fan. However, this incredibly small LED projector is able to deliver an impressive 500 lumens and 10,000:1 contrast ratio. You can also buy the used ones on amazon for about 400 dollar (click here for more information). Weighing in about 14.1oz and measuring a compact 4.1 x 1.5 x 4.2 inches make this product ultra-portable and easy to use. The LED light source is assumed to last for more than 20,000 hours. I also has capability of Wireless presentation through optional BI-EXTBGN adapter. It can be connected to to laptops, Blu-ray players, tablet computers (such as iPads), and game systems to display content.
All in all, if you are deciding to buy one of them, I would personally recommend ML1000p as it has much better performance but if you are looking for less price, then I would suggest ML550 which has a good costumer review and it is worth the money you’re spending.
I put some of the most helpful costumer reviews:
1- “Very bright. Very small and light (easy to carry in my laptop bag). Very clear. Everyone who sees it and what it projects is amazed. I haven’t noticed any unusual noise from the fan or anything. The colors are just what they should be, and the multiple screen resolution options are great. So far I’ve used the standard laptop connector to my Windows laptop and the HDMI connection to my iPad (with the digital connector from Apple), and both worked as expected. I only wish the focus was a little easier to get right across the entire image, that there was a way to manually switch the source on the projector itself (maybe there is, but I haven’t found it and have to use the remote that came with it), and that there was a little adjustable leg to angle it up towards the screen (it just sits flat on the table or a pile of books, sadly no leg to angle it). But overall, I do really like it and recommend it. 4.5 stars, but since that isn’t an option, I’ll round it up to 5 stars because it does work well.”
2- “Great projector. Beyond what i expected. I read all kinds of reviews and watched you tube videos before purchasing and heard a lot of opinoins that honestly did not reflect this projector. As for color quality this projector impressed me right out of the box. I’m not sure what other people were looking at on their test reviews but first hand the color is amazing. White is white and black is true black. Colors are vibrant and leave no desire for more. Image quality was also very good. I have it connected to my ps4 and the picture is perfectly clear. In hd it is even better. The fans aren’t totally silent but once you are watching a movie or have the volume up at all its not noticable at all.”
2- Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350 Projector:
It is not probably the most expensive home cinema projector in the market but it is absolutely one of the best. In order to buy this amazing product you need to spend around 1,600 dollar. It is a 2000 lumens projector with a a contrast ratio up to 50,000:1 which is able to deliver 1920 x 1080 resolution. The native ratio is 16:9 but it is compatible with 4:9
and 16:9 video formats. This product has got almost 5 stars out of over 500 costumer reviews which shows the satisfactory performance of this projector (click here for details).
The problem with this projector is that it’s pretty huge and most of the buyers do not even realize how big it is by just looking at its pictures. So, not a suitable choice for those looking for a portable projector.
Do you plan on spending around 500$ to buy a good quality projector? Then you should look at these options.
1- ViewSonic PJD5134 SVGA DLP Projector
It is high-performance SVGA 800×600 projector with 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness and 15,000:1 contrast ratio. It has HDMI port and it is able to display 3D content from a 3D Blu-ray player directly. weighting in at 4.6 pounds and measuring 3.3 inches in height, make this product small, light and portable. It cost around 550 which is a good price for a perfect projector like this. However, you can buy a used one for about 250 $ (click here). I can say it has ranked as the best projector among all the video projector found in amazon with over 900 costumer reviews!!! (for more detail click here).
2- Optoma HD141X 1080p 3D DLP
It is 3000 ANSI Lumens projector with remarkable contrast Ratio of 23,000:1 which make it ideal for watching HD 1080p movies, Sports and action-packed video games, and TV shows on a screen up to 300″ diagonal. It has compatibility with full 3D for Xbox, Blu-ray 3D player, PS3, PS4 and any other game consoles. However, its lamp life is estimated to last for up to 6500 hours. It costs about 550$ and it has a high rank and good costumer reviews. Most of the costumers are satisfied with their purchase.
Here is a costumer review of this product:
“The OPTOMA HD 141X 1080p is really amazing! I am a professional film director/creative director and believe me, very hard to impress with this kind of stuff. I powered it up and it just performed beautifully and not only at night. The picture is superb, simple to use and built to last. You will not be disappointed in any way. There are quite a few higher end projectors out there but not for this quality and definitely not for this price.
I highly recommend it”