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 Model Image Review Specs
Acer H6510BD* Review Specs
BenQ HC1200 benq-hc1200 Review Specs
BenQ HT1075 HT1075_front Review Specs
Epson HC2040/HC2045 Epson Home Cinema 2040_LEFT ANGLE Review HC2040 SpecsHC2045 Specs
Epson Home Cinema 2000, 2030*  Review  Specs
LG PF85U lg-pf85u Review Specs
Optoma HD37 HD37_front Review Specs
Optoma HD131Xe* The Optoma HD131Xe packs a lot of punch for an entry level 1080p projector for your home! Review Specs
Panasonic PT-AR100U* Panasonic PT-AR100u Review Specs
ViewSonic PJD7822HDL viewsonic-pjd7822hdl  Review Specs
ViewSonic Pro8200* Review Specs

Projectors $1000 - $2000

Projectors $1000 – $2000
Projector Model Image Review Specs
 Epson Home Cinema 3000  HC3000_beauty_grey_background Review Specs
 Epson Home Cinema 3500/3600e  HC3500_top-front Review 3500 Specs
3600e Specs
Epson Pro Cinema 4030* Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Review Specs
Optoma HD50/ HD161x optoma-hd161x Review HD161x Specs
HD50 Specs

Projectors $2000 to $3500

Projectors $2000-$3500
Projector Model Image Review Specs
BenQ W7500* BenQ W7500 Review Specs
Epson Home Cinema 5030UB/
5030Ube/Pro Cinema 6030UB**
Review 5030 Specs
5030UBe Specs
6030UB Specs
JVC DLA-X35 * JVC DLA-X35 Review Specs
Optoma HD91 * Review Specs
Sharp XV-Z30000 * The Sharp XV-Z30000 projector Review Specs
Sony VPL-HW40ES * The Sony VPL-HW40ES manual zoom lens has a 1.6:1 ratio Review Specs
Sony VPL-HW55ES * Sony VPL-HW55ES projector Review Specs
Viewsonic Pro9000* Review Specs

Projectors $3500-$10,000+

Projectors $3500-$10,000+
Projector Model Image Review Specs
Epson Pro Cinema G6900WU * Review Specs
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000*** LS10000_beauty_lens_closed Review Specs
Epson Pro Cinema LS9600e epson-ls9600e  Review Specs
JVC DLA-RS4910/X500R/RS49* JVC's DLA-RS4910 produces an impressive picture for a $5000 range projector Review Specs
JVC DLA -RS6710/X900R DLA-RS6710-beauty-right_1000 Review Specs
Sony VPL-VW350ES*** sony-vw350es Review Specs
Sony VPL-VW600ES *** Front on view of gorgeous Sony VPL-VW600ES Review Specs
Sony VPL-VW1100ES *** Review Specs

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

Projectors Supporting 4K Content Inc. Blu-ray UHD
Projector Model Image Review Specs
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 LS10000_beauty_lens_closed Review Specs
Sony VPL-VW350ES * sony-vw350es Review Specs
Sony VPL-VW600ES * Front on view of gorgeous Sony VPL-VW600ES Review Specs
Sony VPL-VW1100ES * Review Specs

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