Home Theater Projectors

When it comes to choosing a Home Theater Projector, we at Projector Reviews get to review more home theater projectors than just about anyone on the planet.  We’ve reviewed hundreds over the last 15 years.  We’re getting pretty good at helping you figure out which is the best home theater projector for your specific needs, and the lighting in your room.

Our reviews are in-depth.  In addition we have created videos of many of the best home theater projectors, that you can find here on the Projector Reviews TV tab.

Our reviews and videos cover home theater, and home entertainment projectors from a few hundred dollars up to almost $30,000, but we focus primarily from $500 to $10,000 projectors.

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Countdown to Ultra HD Blu-ray Introduction

For this new blog I would like to report on a few technical details and throw in some informed speculation as to what the first products will be and when they may be introduced.

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4K UHD Blu-ray – Ultra-HD Specification now Complete

Many owners and potential owners of 4K/UHD projectors are eagerly awaiting the arrival Ultra-HD Blu-rays. I have discussed the new technology in a number of previous blogs. The Blu-ray Disc Association has just announced the initial version of the Ultra-HD Blu-ray specification is now complete and this blog provides an update on this new premium quality UHD video format.

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CES 2015 – What’s New for Home Theaters

The 2015 International Consumer Electronic Show (CES 2015) runs 6-9 January 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.  As far a home theater projectors go, the CEDIA show, typically held in September,  is the venue where we typically see the most new projector introductions, but there are sometimes a few new projector announcements made at CES.  Beyond projectors, CES is normally the venue for introducing the other home theater gear, such as video sources (e.g., disc players) and audio gear (e.g., AV receivers and speakers). 

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Where we stand on 4K/UHD – 2014 Wrap-up

Just because a consumer electronics (CE) manufacturer can build a 4K/UHD TV does not make that technology or product a success. As we learned with the introduction of HDTV, this puzzle has several pieces that must be fully defined and implemented before they can be fit together to produce complete entertainment solution that will become a commercial success. This blog discusses the status of 4K/UHD standards, content creation, content distribution, and consumer 4K/UHD source electronics.

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Mini Shootout – Hitachi and Epson Interactive Classroom Projectors

This blog offers a direct comparison of interactive classroom, or conference room, projectors from Hitachi and Epson that were reviewed individually a few months ago. The Epson Brightlink 595Wi includes the hardware and software for using either interactive pens or fingers touch for drawing and making on-screen menu selections, while the otherwise similar Epson Brightlink 585Wi supports only the use of interactive pens.

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CEDIA Expo 2014 – Day 3

This blog covers day 3 at the CEDIA Expo 2014 show in Denver, CO. Included is some follow-up information from what was posted in the Day-2 report as well and info from a few more manufacturers that are exhibiting at CEDIA Expo 2014. Included is information on products for Epson, Sony, Yamaha, Denon, Marantz, Onkyo, Integra, Sim2, and Darbee Vision.

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CEDIA Expo 2014 – Day 2

This blog covers Day 2 of the CEDIA Expo 2014, which is the first day for the manufacturers exhibit booth to be open. I covers my discussions with Sony, LG, JVC and Epson. Also I discuss my visits to the booths booths of some manufacturers of home theater accessories. Also I am checking out a few new Audio/Video Receivers (AVRs) that are equipped with Dolby's new Atmos surround system and be reporting on in the Day 3 blog.

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CEDIA Expo 2014 – Day 1

This blog presents a summary from Day 1 of CEDIA Expo 2014 and a few pieces of info learned ahead of the opening of the trade floor on what I'm calling Day 2.

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CEDIA Expo 2014 Preview

The annual CEDIA Expo tradeshow kicks off with the keynote address and opening press events on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 in Denver, CO. This blog discusses what we expect to see at CEDIA Expo and also reports on some rumors and speculation as to what new products and technologies MAY be introduced.

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New UHD Standards

Over the past 18 months I have posted several blogs discussing the various industry standards related to 4K / Ultra High Definition (UHD) video. For this blog I'll discuss a new voluntary standard for UHD products that has been released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) and report a major step forward for the premier codec for the encoding/decoding of UHD video.

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High Dynamic Range and HEVC Update

This blog presents a overview of the "High Dynamic Range" capability being proposed in some quarters as one of the enhancements to be supported by future Ultra High Definition (UHD) displays and video sources/services. Also included in this blog is an update on the update to the High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard, which defines one of the critical UHD related technologies.

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4K UHD Update – April 2014

This blog provides an update on several aspects of the 4K Ultra-HD technology and what's new for 4K/UHD video sources. It includes information of Hollywood's position on 4K/UHD, and update on 4K/UHD standards and a update on 4K/UHD video streaming and download services.

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Using 4K Projectors with ‘Scope’ Screens

This blog includes the contents of the message we received from a visitor to our web site as well as some background and discussion on the subject of using a 4K Sony projector with 'Scope' projection screen, with an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 or 2.40:1, instead of the traditional HDTV aspect ratio of 1.78:1 (i.e., 16 x 9).

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CES 2014 – New Products/Technologies

This blog is focused only on new video projectors and Ultra High Definition (UHD) video sources introduced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). I will also cover what's happening in general with the roll-out of UHD products and related technologies.

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Dealing with Different Aspect Ratios

This blog post includes a discussion of dealing with video material with different aspect ratios and also provides a few updates to information posted in my previous blogs.

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HDMI 2.0 and Support for 4K UHD Video

This blog provides an update on the new HDMI version 2.0 standard’s support for handling 4K Ultra-HD video. I have included some specific information that I have received from an official source within the HDMI organization as well as some more general information about this new HDMI standard.

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CEDIA Expo 2013 – Day 2

This is the second blog in this series from the CEDIA Expo 2013 Show in Denver, CO, USA. In the Day 1 blog I covered some of the interesting new projectors from JVC, Sony and Epson. In this Day 2 blog I have a little follow-up information related to JVC and Epson products as well as information on other home theater related products I've seen here at the show.

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CEDIA Expo 2013 – Day 1

This Blog is my Day 1 report on home theater projectors and related products being introduced at the CEDIA Expo trade show being held in Denver, CO USA. Today's blog covers projectors from JVC, Sony and Epson and I plan to post another blog tomorrow for the second day of the show that will cover additional manufacturers and their most interesting products.

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CEDIA Expo 2013 – Preview

This blog presents a preview of home theater video projectors, and related 4K video technology, that are expected to be introduced to the U.S. market at the upcoming CEDIA Expo (25-28 September 2013).

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Setting up a Home Theater – Part 2

This is the second, and final, blog of this short series discussing how to properly set up and align a projector with the projection screen. The first part of this discussion is available HERE. Once you have positioned your new projector correctly in relation to a properly installed projection screen and have also correctly aligned the projector using the available mechanical and optical adjustments, you should always be able to achieve a near perfect rectangular image that correctly aligns with the viewable area of the projection screen.

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