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Projector Reviews

Updated: Jul 20, 2024 16:58
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Xgimi Horizon Ultra

The XGIMI Horizon Ultra is a 4K long-throw projector that looks nice and runs Android TV -- it's...

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JVC DLA-NZ800

JVC has evolved its mid-range 4K laser projector, adding a redesigned D-ILA chipset and upgraded...

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Anker Nebula Mars 3 Air

Slightly larger than a pocket-size projector, the Anker Nebula Mars 3 Air is still light enough...

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Sony VPLXW7000ES

This high-end beamer delivers incredibly bright and pin-sharp 4K pictures that will light up the...

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LG CineBeam Q

LG’s portable projector is high on style, making it as good to look at when turned off as when...

2 expert reviews

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BenQ X3100R

Don't be fooled by the 'gaming projector' tag – the BenQ X3100i is in fact a very accomplished...

3 expert reviews

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JVC LX-NZ30

The JVC LX-NZ30 is a very bright laser-powered digital light processing (DLP) projector that...

4 expert reviews

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Sony VPL-XW5000ES

Sony has never made a bad projector, but with the VPL-XW5000ES they’re pushing the boundaries of...

8 expert reviews

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Formovie Theater

Overall, our time with the Formovie Theater 4K projector has been great. The UST projector is...

5 expert reviews

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BenQ W4000i

The BenQ W4000i is a revelatory UHD projector that combines a compact design with a blockbuster...

6 expert reviews

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Hisense C1 Trichroma

A convenient and compact laser projector, the Hisense C1 puts in a rich, colourful performance...

3 expert reviews

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alaScore 97

Samsung The Freestyle 2nd Gen

Samsung’s 2nd Gen portable is nicely compact and versatile, and it has superior streaming and...

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Epson EH-TW7100

Pricey, but the picture out-punches the outlay and the features will fulfil your dreams

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Epson EH-LS12000B

Despite occasional colour wobbles, this is another quality laser projector from Epson

4 expert reviews

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Xgimi Halo+

Packing a bright image and robust audio for a mini projector, the 1080p Xgimi Halo+ delivers film...

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XGIMI Halo+

Project your display up to 200 inches with the XGIMI Halo+ 900ANSI lumens portable projector.

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BenQ TK860i

The BenQ TK860i delivers a bright, high-quality picture for spaces that must contend with ambient...

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alaScore 96

BenQ HT2060

While the HT2060 might not be a monumental projector for the home theater aficionado, it’s...

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Optoma UHZ66

If you’re looking for a bright and immersive gaming experience, plus the kind of latency usually...

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Yaber K2s

The Yaber K2s home entertainment projector delivers good enough picture quality, brightness, and...

3 expert reviews

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JVC DLA-NZ7

The JVC DLA-NZ7 is an impressive 4K projector that produces superb images thanks to class-leading...

3 expert reviews

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JVC DLA-NP5

JVC's latest projector doesn't need lasers to be brilliant

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Epson EH-TW9400

The Epson EH-TW9400 places itself in the middle of the gap between price and quality. The...

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Epson EH-LS11000W

While the LS11000W often looks gorgeous with both movies and games, frustratingly familiar issues...

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Benq W1800 Beamer Standard Throw-Projektor 2000 ANSI Lumen DLP 2160p...

While it’s no slouch for gaming, the W1800 truly excels at what it was specifically designed for...

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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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