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.

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
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$3LCD
LG PF85U LED Projector – Review$1299DLP
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$799 DLP
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
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
BenQ W7000 Home Theater Projector Review$1999DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 6010 Home Theater Projector Mini Review$39993LCD
SIM2 Nero 3D-2 Projector Review$24900DLP
Sony VPL-VW95ES Projector Review$6999LCoS
Epson Home Cinema 5010 Home Theater Projector Review$29993LCD
Acer H9500BD Home Theater Projector Review$1699DLP
Panasonic PT-AE7000 Home Theater Projector Review$34993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 3010 Home Theater Projector Review$15993LCD
Epson Home Cinema 3010e Home Theater Projector Review$15993LCD
Sony VPL-HW30ES Home Theater Projector Review$3699LCoS
Optoma HD8300 Home Theater Projector Review$4499DLP
Optoma HD33 Home Theater Projector Review$1499DLP
JVC DLA-HD250Pro Projector Review$2995D-ILA
Runco Lightstyle LS-5 Projector Review$6995DLP
BenQ W1200 Home Theater Projector Review$1499DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 9350 Projector – A Comparison$22993LCD
Epson Pro Cinema 9700UB Projector – A Comparison$31993LCD
JVC DLA-RS60 Projector Review$11995LCoS
Runco Lightstyle LS-10d Projector Review$269953 Chip DLP
Sony VPL-VW90ES Projector Review$9999LCoS
Vivitek H1080FD Projector Review$899DLP
Sharp XV-Z17000 Projector Review$4999DLP
Mitsubishi HC7800D Home Theater Projector Review$3995DLP
Viewsonic Pro8200 Projector Review$949DLP
Sony VPL-VWPRO1 Projector Review$3400LCoS
Mitsubishi HC4000 Projector Review$1495DLP

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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