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Updated: Dec 11, 2017 23:01
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Sony VPL-VW550ES

Sony’s sophomore 4K HDR projector delivers stellar performance at a lower price point

6 expert reviews

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Epson EH-TW7300

The TW7300 is an LCD projector designed from the ground up for home cinema use. It's the long...

3 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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BenQ W2000

A modicum of DLP rainbow effect, some so-so black levels and a hint of film judder can't prevent...

16 expert reviews | 84 user reviews

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Sony VPL-VW520ES

If you have the money to buy it and are inclined towards a 4K home theater projector in your...

9 expert reviews

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Sony VPL-HW45ES

The Sony VPL-HW45ES offers the best mix of picture quality, light output, and price. It’s quiet...

6 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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BenQ W3000

A compelling performer with Blu-rays and DVDs alike

9 expert reviews | 9 user reviews

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Optoma HD27

If you want a big-screen home entertainment setup but have a very limited budget, you'd be hard...

4 expert reviews | 22 user reviews

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alaScore 97

Epson EH-TW5350

A mature and enjoyable budget projector from Epson that delivers big screen thrills

12 expert reviews | 98 user reviews

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Sony VPL-HW65ES

Thanks to its dynamic iris, Sony's 1080p projector beams bright images with great contrast and...

6 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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alaScore 96

Sony VPL-VW300ES

If you've got the money, the space and the 4K source, the VPL-VW300ES is a shoe-in to become the...

15 expert reviews | 7 user reviews

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alaScore 96

Epson EH-TW5300

This budget projector delivers a perfectly watchable picture for under £500

7 expert reviews | 212 user reviews

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Benq W1090

This budget projector delivers an eye-popping, vibrant picture that’s sure to grab your attention

5 expert reviews | 4 user reviews

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Optoma HD142X

The HD142X performs adequately all around, but doesn't particularly impress in any category. It...

3 expert reviews

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alaScore 95

BenQ W1070

While the BenQ W1070 has some issues, almost all of them are the things you need to do to bring...

30 expert reviews | 1944 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Acer V7500

While Acer is best known for its PC-related products, it claims that its new V7500 projector has...

7 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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BenQ W1070+

This bright, compact, and cute DLP projector uses its Full HD resolution well in a great value...

12 expert reviews | 456 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Epson EH-LS10000

The LS100000 is an excellent projector for the here and now, combining ease of use and great...

11 expert reviews

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alaScore 95

Acer Predator Z650

Good image quality and so easy to set up! Very nice design!

4 expert reviews | 30 user reviews

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BenQ Home Theater HT2050

If you have a bit extra in your projector budget and can appreciate its excellent image, the BenQ...

4 expert reviews | 88 user reviews

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Optoma GT1080

If you're planning to set up your projector in a room where you don't need a short-throw lens to...

8 expert reviews | 338 user reviews

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alaScore 94

JVC DLA-X7000

The X7000 is the first model from JVC's much-anticipated new range of "D-ILA" projectors.

2 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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Sony VPL-HW50ES

The Sony VPL-HW50ES costs more than most TVs, but for a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in...

26 expert reviews | 8 user reviews

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Sony VPL-VW520ES

A pull-out-all-the-stops performer with future-proofing to its name

3 expert reviews

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alaScore 94

JVC DLA-X500R

Likes Dislikes So just how far has JVC come in the last five years? Well there's no doubt that...

11 expert reviews | 26 user reviews

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alaScore 94

Epson PowerLite Pro LS10000

Conclusion If you don't have the budget for the LS10000, or would rather wait for true 4K...

6 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Projectors

    Projectors are a common feature of the business landscape, and they easily and effectively allow the dissemination of information in a group setting. Small offices can benefit from having a projector handy for meetings and presentations, and for large companies they are invaluable. When you need to get your message out, using a projector eliminates the need for cumbersome and costly handouts and outperforms mass emails. Projectors are also seeing increased use in the home, as the focus of home theater-style entertainment systems. Whether it's for home or office, a projector might just be the thing you are looking for.



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    What to Look for in a Projector

    Native Resolution/Display Size: These measurements determine the size of the displayed image. The standard for smaller projectors is 800x600, which is appropriate for smaller presentations. 1024x768 and 1280x800 projectors are mid-range performers, perfect for larger gatherings in a sizable room. Anything larger is a top-end projector that will be able to create a huge image, a necessity for extra large presentations in concert halls, large auditoriums, and convention settings.

    Aspect Ratio – 4:3 is the standard for most projectors, however many of the newer, more advanced models are capable of 16:9 or 16:10 wide screen ratios. If you plan on projecting television or film content, or even full motion video business presentations, a projector that can accommodate wide screen format is a necessity.

    Brightness – Brightness determines the clarity and distinctness of the projected image, and is especially important for larger models intended for bigger groups. Brightness is measured in lumens – the more lumens, the brighter the image and the more flexibility you will have in catering to large groups.

    Additional Projector Considerations

    Make sure you can connect properly with the projector you intend to buy. Most projectors offer S-Video, analog RGB, and composite cable connectivity. For added ease of connectivity, look for a projector that has USB port hookups.

    Almost all projectors come with two watt speakers standard. These are rather small, and you may wish to augment audio output with additional speakers. Fan noise may be a related consideration, particularly with small projectors meant for intimate settings. For all but the smallest venues, extra speakers are recommended.

    If you are having a hard time deciding between different models, make sure you check out any extras offered by the manufacturer. Two year warranties are common, but some manufacturers offer them for three years. A remote control might be a nice convenience – check to see which models have them. Some manufacturers may even offer an additional free bulb with your initial purchase. When it is hard to choose based simply on performance, look for the little extras that might make a difference.

    Popular Projector Brands

    Acer has created a line of cost-effective projectors that complement their low-cost computers – their performance is more than adequate if you don't need any fancy extras. NEC, InFocus, and Panasonic all offer several models, and have something for small gatherings or large presentations. Epson has distinguished itself with its high-end models that are best in large venues – if you have an extra large group, chances are you'll need an Epson.

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