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Updated: Apr 24, 2014 02:34
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Sony VPL-VW500ES

With rival projection technologies struggling to get their 4K acts together, Sony has been quick...

9 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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BenQ W1070

I'll be blunt: I don't like 3D. I've never been able to justify paying extra to see it in the...

21 expert reviews | 494 user reviews

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Epson EH-TW6100

Epson's TW6100 certainly looks like it means business, and its big, centrally-mounted lens and...

13 expert reviews | 54 user reviews

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Epson EH-TW9200

The TW9200’s Frame Interpolation system, meanwhile, is effective enough in its workings, in that...

5 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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#5
alaScore 98

Samsung UE55F9000

Samsung's UE55F9000 is another simply spectacular UHD/4K screen that also happens to bring the...

4 expert reviews | 34 user reviews

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Sony VPL-HW50ES

Coming back to 3D, the 240Hz panel drive and a special dynamic lamp control technology have been...

18 expert reviews

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Sony KDL-50W829

Sony is banking on its W8 flatscreen range to cut a swathe through the connected TV competition...

4 expert reviews

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Epson EH-TW9000

As close to a perfect LCD projector as we've seen, but the input lag sadly makes it a no-no for...

31 expert reviews | 15 user reviews

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Sony VPL-HW55ES

In 2012, Sony produced my favorite projector of the year, the VPL-HW50ES. While many other...

10 expert reviews

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BenQ GP10

Compact, short-throw DLP LED projector with innovative iOS integration

7 expert reviews | 6 user reviews

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alaScore 96

Sim2 Domino 30

Projectors are often described as having a "film-like" image. We are all trying to replicate that...

7 expert reviews

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BenQ W1500

If you want a big screen image for watching movies and TV at home, and don't want to spend a...

10 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Samsung KE55S9C

A TV with a twist: bold design, a great picture and neat features – for a price.

6 expert reviews

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BenQ W1080ST

REMOTE CONTROL This remote might not be the prettiest looking controller we’ve set eyes on but it...

10 expert reviews | 224 user reviews

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Epson EB-955W

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 offers a decent image and a good mix of features at a low...

8 expert reviews | 129 user reviews

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Dell M900HD

The Dell M900HD is slightly larger—and notably brighter—than most of the LED-based mini...

5 expert reviews

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alaScore 95

Epson EH-TW7200

At around £1,800, the EH-TW7200 is in an interesting position between entry-level DLP projectors...

2 expert reviews | 2 user reviews

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Optoma ML550

Brighter than its competitors at this size and enormously well connected, Optoma has come up with...

3 expert reviews | 23 user reviews

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Epson EH-TW5200

Unless you're one of those weird PC gamers who thinks the zenith of gaming is to play...

6 expert reviews | 38 user reviews

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Sony VPL-VW1000ES

Sony's new VPL-VW1000ES 4K home theater projector doesn't look like an air handler. No, it's...

24 expert reviews | 20 user reviews

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Acer H9500BD

Acer's H9500BD 3D video projector is the most expensive of the three models here, but it has a...

18 expert reviews | 33 user reviews

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Viewsonic PJD6345

The ViewSonic PJD6345 ($759.99 direct) is a well-rounded and highly capable business projector...

2 expert reviews

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BenQ MX600

Only a little more expensive than the BenQ MX522, the BenQ MX600 ($499 direct) projector delivers...

2 expert reviews

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Boxlight Boston WX27NST

The Boxlight Boston WX27NST is the higher-resolution cousin to the Boxlight Boston X28NST, and...

2 expert reviews

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Boxlight Boston X30N

The Boxlight Boston X30N is an LCD data projector designed for classroom use. As such, it has a...

2 expert 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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