Reviews of HD Projectors

The HD projectors category includes most home theater projectors. It includes both those sporting Full HD which is 1080p resolution, and 720p projectors, which, technically are just HD. The same is true for LCDTVs and Plasmas when talking HD and Full HD. HD is, of course, an acronym for High Definition. 
In the projector world, primarily HD is a phrase associated with home theater projectors, rather than other types, but recently, the HD definition is showing up on business, education and other commercial projectors with 2K resolution. (2048×1024, or similar). For our purposes HD Projectors will be defined for home theater projectors only. See below for a list of HD projector reviews and information pages.

Full HD 1080p resolution allows for the true home theater experience.

Full HD 1080p resolution allows for the true home theater experience.

For home theater systems, virtually all projectors are either HD or Full HD these days.

You can still find a few all-in-one projectors that are lower resolution, but everything else, or at least everything we’re aware of, over $600 should be HD, and there really is only some DIY stuff, and maybe some old closeouts for less.








Most 720p HD projectors are under $1000, but there are some huge exceptions, including 3 chip DLP’s such as the Runco LS-7, a rather superb, $15,000 extremely bright home theater projector. In fact 720p 3 chip DLP projectors can cost several times even that amount.

That’s fine, some real high performance projectors, but keep in mind there are also a number of under $10K 720p single chip DLP projectors from “high end brands” as well.

Popular HD projector brands: SonyPanasonicOptomaEpsonMitsubishi, and InFocus.

1080p Report: 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report.

HD Projector Reviews

HD Projector Reviews Reviews

Image Review MRSP Technology
AAXA M6 Pocket LED Projector Review$599LED
Epson Home Cinema 4000 Home Theater Projector Review$21993LCD
Sony VPL-VZ1000ES Laser, True 4K, Home Theater Projector Review$24,999SXRD-3
BenQ CH100 Portable Business Projector Review$999DLP
Epson Pro Cinema LS10500 Laser Home Theater Projector – Review$79993LCD on Quartz (LCoQ)
Acer H7550ST Home Entertainment Projector Review$999DLP
The Astonishing Epson Pro Cinema 4040 Home Theater Projector – Review$26993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 3700 Projector Review$14993LCD
Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review$22993LCD
InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review$6889DLP
BenQ HT6050 Home Theater Projector Review$3799DLP
Viewsonic Pro8530HDL Projector Review$2169.99DLP
HT Projectors: Sony VPL-HW45ES vs Epson HC5040UB$
InFocus IN1118HD Mobile Projector Review$1149DLP
Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector Review$1999SXRD (3)
LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review$1,399DLP
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, Pro Cinema 6040UB Home Theater Projector Review$26993LCD
Epson Powerlite Pro L1500, L1505 Laser Projector Review$219993LCD
BenQ SU931 Large Venue Projector Review$2900DLP
ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review$899DLP
JVC DLA-RS400U Home Theater Projector Review$3995D-ILA-3
Epson Pro Cinema 1985 W Projector Review$24993LCD
Optoma EH320USTi Ultra-Short Throw Projector Review$1799DLP
Sony VPL-HW65ES Home Theater Projector Review$3999SXRD (3)
Epson Home Cinema 1040 Home Theater Projector Review$7993LCD
JVC DLA-RS600U, X950R Home Theater Projector Review$9995D-ILA-3
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 Projector Review$16993LCD
Sony VPL-VW665ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review$14999SXRD (3)
BenQ HT4050 Home Theater Projector Review$1399DLP
Epson Home Cinema 2040 and 2045 Projectors – A Review$7993LCD
Epson LS10000 vs JVC DLA-RS6710 – Two Awesome HT Projectors, Updated$
Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL Projector Review$28,9993LCD
Optoma HD37 Home Projector Review$999DLP
Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema G6550WU Commercial and Home Entertainment Projector – Review$49993LCD
BenQ HC1200 Projector Review$999 (889 street price)DLP
JVC DLA-RS6710U, RS67U, X900R, 4K Home Theater Projector Review$12495D-ILA
ViewSonic PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment Projector Review$789DLP
Epson Pro-Cinema LS9600e Projector Review$59993LCD on Quartz (LCoQ)
Optoma HD161X Home Theater Projector Review$1599DLP
Sony VPL-CH375 Projector Review$29993LCD
Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K Projector – A Review$27999SXRD (3)
Epson Home Cinema 3500 Home Theater Projector Review$16993LCD
Optoma HD141X Projector Review$699DLP
BenQ HT1075 Projector Review$1199DLP
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Laser Home Theater Projector – Review$79993LCD on Quartz (LCoQ)
LG PF85U LED Projector – Review$1299DLP
Sony VPL-HW40ES Home Theater Projector Review$2499SXRD (3)
Optoma HD91 Home Theater Projector Review$3999DLP
JVC DLA-RS4910, DLA-RS49, DLA-X500R Projector Review$5199D-ILA
Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector$
BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector Review$2799DLP
Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review$999DLP
BenQ W1500 Home Projector – Review$1999DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB Projector Quick Look Review$34993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 2000 Projector Quick Look Review$8993LCD
Review: Optoma HD131Xe Projector$799DLP
Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector$3999LCoS
Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector – Review$24993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Home Theater Projector Review$25993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Review$9993LCD
Viewsonic PJD7820HD Projector Review$699DLP
Optoma HD25-LV Home Theater Projector Review$1299DLP
JVC DLA-X35 Projector Review$3499D-ILA
JVC DLA-X95R Projector Review$11999D-ILA
Mitsubishi HC8000D Home Theater Projector Review$2999DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 6020 UB Home Theater Projector Review$35003LCD
BenQ W1070 Home Theater Projector Review$999DLP
JVC DLA-X55R Projector Review$4999D-ILA
Optoma HD23 Home Theater Projector Review$999DLP
Mitsubishi HC7900DW Home Theater Projector Review$2499DLP
Panasonic PT-AE8000 vs. Epson Home Cinema 5020 UB Projector Comparison$3 Chip DLP
Epson Home Cinema 3020 Home Theater Projector Review$15993LCD
Panasonic PT-AE8000U Home Theater Projector Review$29993LCD
Viewsonic Pro9000 Home Theater Projector Review$3500DLP
Panasonic PT-DZ770UL WUXGA DLP Projector Review$16699DLP
Sony VPL-HW50ES Home Theater Projector Review$3500LCoS
Sharp XV-Z30000 Home Theater Projector Review$1999DLP
Acer H6500 Home Theater Projector Review$899DLP
JVC DLA-X70R Projector Review$9999LCOS 3 Panel
Panasonic PT-AR100U Home Theater Projector Review$19993LCD

About HD Projectors

The bottom line on today’s High Definition – HD Projectors is that they provide a level of quality, that less than a decade ago, was unobtainable for less than $20,000. Yet, today’s HD projectors start well under $1000, even for Full HD. The overall picture quality varies by price, brand and other issues, but even the very least of the HD home theater projectors is almost certain to dazzle just about everyone but hard core enthusiasts, when properly set up.

For those with older projectors, or looking for their first, an HD projector should truly impress, but content is king. If you watch standard TV and standard DVDs, you will not be able to get the fullest performance, and viewing pleasure that would come with HDTV, and Blu-ray discs.

Popular HD Projector Reviews

BenQ W1000 Projector 
The W1000 is exceptionally bright and is perhaps the most impressive overall 1080p projector out there under $1,000.

JVC DLA-RS25 Projector
The RS25 is a worthy successor for last year’s Best In Class (under $10,000) 1080p projector winner, the RS20. The premium priced RS25 offers premium performance with improved color management, plus CFI.

LG CF181D Projector
At $2499, the LG CF181D LCoS 1080p projector is extremely impressive. It’s one of the very brightest projectors under $10,000 and one of the best under $3,000, has really good color, and decent black level performance.

Epson Home Cinema 8500UB
The 8500UB replaces last year’s Best In Class winners, also Epson 1080p projectors, boasting a sharper image, great blacks, a great warranty, improved CFI, and better color. What’s not to like?

Mitsubishi HC4000
The Mitsubishi HC4000 may be the entry-level (under $1,500) 1080p projector to beat. It offers rich, great looking color, decent blacks, a sharp image, and is really bright in Best Mode.

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