Each Category page listed below will provide you with in-depth information on those types of projectors, such as Laser Projectors, 4K Projectors, Home Theater Projectors. Those pages will also provide you a chronological list of all matching projector reviews, plus a more complete list with both reviewed projectors and those where we provide specs and brochures.
An in-depth look into the industry’s top Home Theater Projectors. You will find thorough reviews, professional insight, and specifications to find exactly what you’re looking for. Unlike other sources, we get the opportunity to test-drive the latest advancements in home theater projector technology.
Pico projectors typically weigh in under 3 pounds (true Picos are typically under 1 lb). True Pico projectors are the smallest class, and those typically produce only 10 to 100 lumens of brightness. Most can run on internal batteries
The larger projectors (under 3 pounds and with solid state light engines) which are sometimes called Pico projectors we refer to as Pocket projectors, which typically serve up 150 to 1000 lumens. We are now seeing pocket projectors claiming up to 500 lumens, and delivering. We’ve reviewed several of these new bright pocket projectors.
4K Projectors are the next “revolution” when it comes to immersive home theater, or revealing maximum detail in commercial applications. With 4K resolution, viewers can sit close enough to fill most of their view with sharp imagery – sitting twice as close as 1080p to the same sized screen. For business and education, finer details can be revealed whether in artwork, engineering renderings, or any other detail critical applications. In early 2016 4K projectors start at just under $10,000 but will be coming down in price as more models are launched.
Laser projectors bring solid-state tech to projectors, yielding the benefits of long life, and consistent brightness and color handling. Although costing more, laser projectors in commercial applications typically offer a good ROI compared to lamp-based projectors, especially in high performance and multi-projector displays. In addition to fairly expensive business education projectors starting around $5000+, there are a few tiny, Pico class laser projectors. That’s a whole different world, one dominated by LED light sources. As solid-state light engines go, laser projectors using phosphors seem to be the best current tech, although there are hybrid laser/LED projectors and LED projectors as well.
3D Projectors are here! The enthusiasm following the release of Avatar in the theaters, followed by several other major 3D movies including Alice In Wonderland, has the industry abuzz, and 3D is now a real focus of the projector manufacturers. There are plenty of 720p resolution home DLP projectors that are 3D ready, needing only 3D glasses and some content. As of right now, there are multiple markets for 3D projectors, including simulations, scientific modeling in 3D,and “Discovery HD type content, not just 3D movie viewing.
Video projector is a popular term generally used to describe just about any digital projection system. In the earlier days, projectors were video only, not data projectors, though nowadays virtually all projectors are capable of both. Basically, video projectors start with the smallest of projectors, the Pico projectors that will fit into your pocket, and end with the largest cinema projectors seen at your local movie theater. However, we at Projector Reviews only concern ourselves mainly with those video projectors under $10,000.
Find out what the advantages of choosing LCD Projectors are over other leading technologies. Is there a superior and more cost efficient technology on the market? You will find your answers here and possibly the right projector for your home, business, or classroom.
What is a DLP projector? Let’s start with DLP itself. It stands for Digital Light Processor, and that’s the type of “chip” used in almost half of the world’s projectors. DLP, as in DLP projectors is the marketing term. The actual technical term for the “DLP” chips themselves is DMD, which Texas Instruments (creator of the technology, and manufacturer of the chips) called DMD, or digital micro device.
The term Digital Projectors is typically used loosely to include any projector capable of connecting to a computer. However, for a projector to be considered truly digital, it would use a digital device, such as a DLP chip as opposed to LCD panels, and would be equipped with an LED light source – instead of a conventional lamp that is considered analog. The completely digital projector would also require digital source material coming over to the projector via a digital connection such as HDMI or DVI.
We compare 30 1080p Home Theater Projectors and Home Entertainment Projectors. Consider which projector technology will work best with your room. Get a detailed analysis on the leading projectors in each price range. This is a report the tech savvy consumer must read.
LED projectors are unique in that they use an LED light source as opposed to a conventional lamp. At present, the LED technology can be used for projectors in both the business and home theater projector industries.
Truth is, projectors have gotten small enough and light enough that the full-feature sets normally found in projectors for fixed installation are now often available in low cost, 6-8 lb. portable projectors. A lot of portable projectors, therefore, end up in conference rooms, classrooms, training rooms, permanently mounted despite their small size. The slightly larger models that can still move from room to room, however, dominate the industry.
If ever there was a generic term to describe projectors these days, it would have to be multimedia projector. Consider, to quality, a device would have to be a projector, and handle more than one type of media, whether you are talking about media as TV, HDTV, DVD, Blu-ray, or if you are just talking videos, movies, spreadsheets, documents, photos, charts, etc.
Office projectors are projectors that are designed for the workplace. Office projector is synonymous with terms such as business projectors, education projectors, or government projectors. Some associate office projectors with projectors that are anything from those sold at places like Staples or Office Depot (which are typically the smaller portable projectors that are suitable from dragging from room to room), up to projectors hung from the ceiling. Generally, though, office projectors typically do not include the big auditorium projectors.
Our goal is to guide you to the classroom projector that best fits your goal in terms of technology and budget. We cover specifics such as brightness, placement flexibility, rainbow effect susceptibility, widescreen vs. standard, networking features, and much more. There is no ‘best’ education projector, however, let us guide you to the one that best fits your needs.
Business Projectors offer necessary for conference room presentations, interactive advertising, sales, and market analysis. Business projectors offer a solution for your business to engage in creative planning, captivate potential investors, or close a deal. A business projector can be a fixed installation system for your conference room, or a 1.5 lb mini projector that can fit in your pocket.
Church Projectors, or House of Worship Projectors, are a wonderful way to captivate a large audience. A church projector offers a great solution for displaying scripture verses, images, and travel photos, videos, and more. Projectors are widely used in Churches for making sermons and programs easier for large groups to follow.
LCoS projectors are a high-resolution alternative to LCD projectors and DLP projectors. LCoS technology is the reason high definition Big Screens are more affordable than ever before. LCoS, Liquid Crystal on Silicon, technology applies liquid crystals onto the surface of a silicon chip, using liquid crystals rather than tiny mirrors, to display natural colors and superior contrast.
3LCD projectors display a resplendent color depth and natural images as a result of this 3 chip technology. The solid-state design of the 3LCD projector allows for no moving parts, which makes results in high energy efficiency. The 3-Chip 3LCD projector is an highly developed system that projects light onto a series of mirrors, which is then split into three video colors.
These 3 Chip DLP technology produce maximum brightness output and spectacular images in large venue applications. 3 Chip DLP projectors will commonly be used in award ceremonies, concerts, large events, and even on Broadway. These large venue projectors make each seat in the house, the best seat.
Handheld Projectors are a mobile solution for gaming, business presentations, and enjoying media on a larger display screen. Handheld projectors can integrate with the iPhone, or any smart-phone, to enjoy photos and videos with a larger group. Handheld projector technology is the wave of the future, and solves issues related to small display screens.
Pocket Projectors weigh in under 2 lbs and are able to project large images upwards of 65 inches. Advanced imaging technology has made for a practical solution for mobile presentations, office use, and personal media applications. Pocket Projectors integrate with laptops and smartphones to effectively display sharp picture to a medium size audience or conference room.
A manufacturing wave of Mini Projectors has hit the market. Mini Projector technology is becoming more advanced and is slowly changing the way we experience electronic devices. Mini Projectors weigh anywhere from 1.5 lbs to 4.5 lbs, and are a great solution for on-the-go presentations, and personal media enjoyment.
HD Projectors are now a market standard. Full HD 1080p resolution allows for the true home theater experience. High Definition projectors are more affordable now than ever before and integrate with HDTV and Blu-Ray through HDMI connectivity. An exciting trajectory for HD projectors is Digital HD 3D, which brings cinematic magic to your doorstep.