The Best Home Theater Projectors, Organized By Price

These Home Theater and Home Entertainment Projectors are listed alphabetically within each price “class.”

These lists show all of the projectors we’ve reviewed out of the roughly 50 different 1080p and 4K projectors currently shipping in the US as of 8/2015.  From these lists (or really, the reviews), we selected our winners – the best home theater projectors currently shipping.

NOTES: Asterisks:
*    Indicates the projector is still a current model, still shipping, but one that was  in a previous year’s report. All projectors listed are competing for this year’s awards.  

**  Epson UB projectors (all versions), were reviewed previously, but Epson introduced new firmware with noticeable performance improvements.  All owners can easily update their projectors

*** These are the only projectors that have HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 which are required to have compatibility with the new 4K Blu-Ray UHD.  We do not show the *** on the last table, since that table only shows the 4K compatible (Blu-Ray UHD) projectors.


At the bottom of the page, we have a list of several comparisons, comparison videos, and other videos/resources that you may find helpful.

Projectors Under $1000


Projectors Under $1000
Projector ModelImageReviewSpecs
Acer H6510BD*ReviewSpecs
BenQ HC1200benq-hc1200ReviewSpecs
BenQ HT1075HT1075_frontReviewSpecs
Epson HC2040/HC2045Epson Home Cinema 2040_LEFT ANGLEReviewHC2040 SpecsHC2045 Specs
Epson Home Cinema 2000, 2030* Review Specs
LG PF85Ulg-pf85uReviewSpecs
Optoma HD37HD37_frontReviewSpecs
Optoma HD131Xe*The Optoma HD131Xe packs a lot of punch for an entry level 1080p projector for your home!ReviewSpecs
Panasonic PT-AR100U*Panasonic PT-AR100uReviewSpecs
ViewSonic PJD7822HDLviewsonic-pjd7822hdl ReviewSpecs
ViewSonic Pro8200*ReviewSpecs

Projectors $1000 - $2000

Projectors $1000 – $2000
Projector ModelImageReviewSpecs
 Epson Home Cinema 3000 HC3000_beauty_grey_backgroundReviewSpecs
 Epson Home Cinema 3500/3600e HC3500_top-frontReview3500 Specs
3600e Specs
Epson Pro Cinema 4030*Epson Pro Cinema 4030ReviewSpecs
Optoma HD50/ HD161xoptoma-hd161xReviewHD161x Specs
HD50 Specs

Projectors $2000 to $3500

Projectors $2000-$3500
Projector ModelImageReviewSpecs
BenQ W7500*BenQ W7500ReviewSpecs
Epson Home Cinema 5030UB/
5030Ube/Pro Cinema 6030UB**
Review5030 Specs
5030UBe Specs
6030UB Specs
JVC DLA-X35 *JVC DLA-X35ReviewSpecs
Optoma HD91 *ReviewSpecs
Sharp XV-Z30000 *The Sharp XV-Z30000 projectorReviewSpecs
Sony VPL-HW40ES *The Sony VPL-HW40ES manual zoom lens has a 1.6:1 ratioReviewSpecs
Sony VPL-HW55ES *Sony VPL-HW55ES projectorReviewSpecs
Viewsonic Pro9000*ReviewSpecs

Projectors $3500-$10,000+

Projectors $3500-$10,000+
Projector ModelImageReviewSpecs
Epson Pro Cinema G6900WU *ReviewSpecs
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000***LS10000_beauty_lens_closedReviewSpecs
Epson Pro Cinema LS9600eepson-ls9600e ReviewSpecs
JVC DLA-RS4910/X500R/RS49*JVC's DLA-RS4910 produces an impressive picture for a $5000 range projectorReviewSpecs
JVC DLA -RS6710/X900RDLA-RS6710-beauty-right_1000ReviewSpecs
Sony VPL-VW350ES***sony-vw350esReviewSpecs
Sony VPL-VW600ES ***Front on view of gorgeous Sony VPL-VW600ESReviewSpecs
Sony VPL-VW1100ES ***ReviewSpecs

Projectors Supporting 4K Content (including Blu-ray UHD)

Projectors Supporting 4K Content Inc. Blu-ray UHD
Projector ModelImageReviewSpecs
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000LS10000_beauty_lens_closedReviewSpecs
Sony VPL-VW350ES *sony-vw350esReviewSpecs
Sony VPL-VW600ES *Front on view of gorgeous Sony VPL-VW600ESReviewSpecs
Sony VPL-VW1100ES *ReviewSpecs

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