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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CEDIA Expo 2016 and IFA Preview

This blog discusses what new home theater projectors (with a focus on 4K compatible models) we expect to see announced, and perhaps demo'ed, at CEDIA Expo 2016.

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Ultra HD Blu-ray – Ready for Prime Time?

Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and the first player officially rolled out on March 1, 2015 (with actual availability a few days earlier in some cases). This blog takes a look at both the good and the bad for these first generation discs and players.

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CES 2016 – Days 2 and 3

This blog is a follow-up to my Day 1 blog (HERE) reporting on news from the 2016 Consumer Electronic Show.  While the Day 1 blog reported on announcements from press events, Day 2 (Wednesday, Jan. 6th) is the first day the show’s trade floor, with its thousands of exhibit booths (i.e., over 3,000 exhibitors), will be open.  I’m generally limiting the discussion in this blog to just 4K/UHD related topics and any projector related news.  I will be updating this blog during the days of Jan. 6th and 7th, so check back.

Art is attending CES and he may be posting a blog (HERE) with his observations, but perhaps not until he returns from the show.

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CES 2016 – Day 1

While the CES 2016 trade show opens on January 6th, there are press events on Jan. 4th and 5th where some information is being presented on the new products being introduced at the show. I will be updating this blog a few times to add information from these press events. The focus of this blog will be on the Ultra High Definition products and technologies being introduced at CES.

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CES 2016 Preview

The 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is set to open on January 6, 2016 in Las Vegas. As I write this Blog on Christmas day CES is less than two weeks away. While CES is not typically the premier trade show for new video projector introductions, it is normally the showplace for most other types of audio and video products. This blog will focus on what types of new home theater related products and technologies we anticipate to be introduced at CES 2016.

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UHD/4K Video Streaming Players and UHD Blu-ray Update

This blog discusses three UHD/4K streaming players that are now available to consumers and also provides an update on Ultra HD Blu-ray.

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CEDIA Expo 2015 – Day 2: Projectors, Screens, AV Receivers…

This blog is for Friday October 16 (i.e., Day 2) and is reporting on visits to the exhibits and talking to the manufacturer's representatives at the 2015 CEDIA Expo that is ongoing in Dallas, Texas.

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CEDIA Expo 2015 – Day 1: Sony, JVC and Epson Projectors

This blog reports from my visits and discussions with projector manufacturers exhibiting new projector models at CEDIA Expo 2015 being held in Dallax, Texas. This blog will be updated a few times through the day to include additional information.

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CEDIA Expo 2015 – Day 0: Sony, Epson, DreamVision Projectors

This first blog from "Day 0" of CEDIA Expo 2015 in Dallas, Texas provides a preview of new projectors we expect to be announced/demo'ed over the next couple of days at the trade show. I will be posting blogs also on Day 1 (Thursday - Oct. 15th) and Day 2 (Friday - Oct. 16th) to cover in some detail what has been seen and heard from the projector manufacturers.

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New Home Theater Projectors – IFA and CEDIA Introductions

The European IFA consumer electronics trade show begins Sept. 4th in Berlin, Germany.  JVC has released information on their three new X-series home theater projectors and information on the new Sony models should be coming shortly.  This blog provides the info on the new X-series of DILA projectors from JVC and updated Sony 1080p and 4K UHD projectors that are being shown at IFA.  This series along with the equivalent RS-series, from JVC’s professional division, are expected to be shown in the USA at the CEDIA Expo that starts on Oct. 14th in Dallas, TX.

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Ultra HD Blu-ray Licensing and Anticipating New Projectors at CEDIA Expo 2015

This blog follows up on last month's blog, where I provided some technical details of the video formats that will be supported by the upcoming Ultra High Definition Blu-ray discs. The Blu-ray Disc Associaton (BDA) has now announced plans to be begin the patent licensing for Ultra HD Blu-ray this month and also provided some insights as to when the new format will make it way to consumers. The month's blog also offers some discussion on what we my see at this year's CEDIA Expo in terms of new HD and 4K/UHD home theater class 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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