Reviews Multimedia Projectors

The multimedia projectors category includes the latest projector technologies such as 3LCD, DLP, 1080p Home Theater Projectors, and Computer Projectors. See below for a list of multimedia projector reviews and information pages.

Multimedia projector is a broad term to describe how versatile most projectors these days have become.
Multimedia projector is a broad term to describe how versatile most projectors these days have become.

The term multimedia projector is perhaps the broadest, most encompassing term in the projector world, and implies that projectors have evolved to do pretty much everything!

Technically, multimedia projectors range from the smallest Pico projectors to the heftiest 100 lbs.+ large venue projectors. Therefore, to put it simply, basically every projector is a multimedia projector nowadays.

Although the category of multimedia projectors is a giant basket that includes virtually every projector out there, it is still a popular search engine term.

So narrow your search and try specifics. Check out home theater projectors, business projectors, education projectors, portable projectors, 3D projectors and pico projectors (just to name a few)!

Multimedia Projector Brands: SonyPanasonicEpsonSharp,
CanonOptomaMitsubishi, and InFocus.

Multimedia Projector Reviews

Multimedia Projector Reviews REVIEWS

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Epson Home Cinema 760HD First Look Review Epson Home Cinema 760HD First Look Review
  • Review Date: September 18, 2017
  • MRSP: N/A
  • Technology: 0
NEC NP-ME331W Portable Projector Review NEC NP-ME331W Portable Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 24, 2017
  • MRSP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 8, 2017
  • MRSP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 28, 2017
  • MRSP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
NEC NP-V332W Projector Review NEC NP-V332W Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 16, 2016
  • MRSP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-DW240 Projector – A Review Sony VPL-DW240 Projector – A Review
  • Review Date: December 1, 2016
  • MRSP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review
  • Review Date: May 12, 2016
  • MRSP: $899
  • Technology: DLP
NEC UM352W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review NEC UM352W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 15, 2016
  • MRSP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson EX7240 Pro Portable Projector Review Epson EX7240 Pro Portable Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 7, 2015
  • MRSP: $649.99
  • Technology: 3LCD
Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 19, 2015
  • MRSP: $349
  • Technology: Laser light technology
LG Minibeam PW800 Projector Review LG Minibeam PW800 Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 26, 2015
  • MRSP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
LG Minibeam PH300 Projector Review LG Minibeam PH300 Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 23, 2015
  • MRSP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
InFocus IN126STa Short Throw Projector Review InFocus IN126STa Short Throw Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 1, 2015
  • MRSP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Epson BrightLink 585Wi Projector Review Epson BrightLink 585Wi Projector Review
  • Review Date: May 15, 2014
  • MRSP: $2199
  • Technology: 3LCD
Ask Proxima E1655U LCD Projector Review Ask Proxima E1655U LCD Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 23, 2014
  • MRSP: $5999
  • Technology: 3LCD
ViewSonic PJD6544w Projector Review ViewSonic PJD6544w Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 16, 2014
  • MRSP: $839.99
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector
  • Review Date: March 29, 2014
  • MRSP: N/A
  • Technology:
Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Home Theater Projector Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Home Theater Projector
  • Review Date: March 4, 2014
  • MRSP: $14999
  • Technology: LCOS 3 Panel
Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review
  • Review Date: March 1, 2014
  • MRSP: $999
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Pro Cinema G6900 WU Home Theater Projector Epson Pro Cinema G6900 WU Home Theater Projector
  • Review Date: February 24, 2014
  • MRSP: $7499
  • Technology: 3LCD
NEC NP-UM330W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review NEC NP-UM330W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 15, 2014
  • MRSP: $1299
  • Technology: LCD
Epson PowerLite 1965 3LCD XGA Projector Review Epson PowerLite 1965 3LCD XGA Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 4, 2014
  • MRSP: $1899
  • Technology: 3LCD
Sony VPL-FHZ55 Laser 3LCD Projector Review Sony VPL-FHZ55 Laser 3LCD Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 4, 2014
  • MRSP: $4460
  • Technology: 3LCD
Acer K335 LED Portable Projector Review Acer K335 LED Portable Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 3, 2014
  • MRSP: $699
  • Technology: DLP (1)
Epson Powerlite Pro G6900WU Business Projector Review Epson Powerlite Pro G6900WU Business Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 20, 2014
  • MRSP: $6499
  • Technology: 3LCD
Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector
  • Review Date: December 7, 2013
  • MRSP: $3999
  • Technology: LCoS
Ricoh PJ WX4130N DLP Projector Review Ricoh PJ WX4130N DLP Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 15, 2013
  • MRSP: $1900
  • Technology: DLP
Panasonic PT-VX400NT Projector Review Panasonic PT-VX400NT Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 1, 2007
  • MRSP: $2499
  • Technology: 3LCD

About Multimedia Projectors

Once upon a time there were projectors that only did video and projectors that only did data. But if such beasts still exist today, we don’t know where they’ve been hiding. Multimedia projectors are the standard!

Though you can find multimedia projectors pretty much everywhere – in home theater systems for gaming and cinema, in conference rooms and offices, and in class rooms and lecture halls – the definition of multimedia projectors is not about the application. It is about the ability to handle more than one type of source material (analog data, digital data, home theater, etc).

For purposes of this discussion, let’s consider what makes a multimedia projector.

The term implies flexibility.  In the early days, the first projectors were video signal only, no ability to work with, say, a computer input.  There have even been a few specialty projectors, I believe, that have only been PC projectors without a video. There are projectors that dont have video but just computer – just for data

Today’s multimedia projectors start entry level with SVGA resolution projectors from under $500, and move up into models with resolutions all the way up to 1080p and WUXGA+ (1920×1200).

From a compatibility standpoint, most offer HDMI or DVI inputs, as well as all the older favorites and standards including VGA and composite and S-videos. Even the pico projectors, which are all multimedia, are starting to sport HDMI. Almost all that are for business and education have a built in speaker or two.

Most multimedia projectors have 5-8 different inputs.  Many models now offer wired, wireless, or both types of networking, and some can even present from content passed along the network.

Some with wireless networking can even switch between many different computers (laptops) in the room! Talk about versatility.

A new feature of streaming data off the internet has allowed for its own category in the world of multimedia projectors. We are starting to see projectors that don’t need computers or blu-ray players, but that can stream directly from intenet!

An interesting example is LG’s HW300T mini projector, which is not only small in size but boasts that capability. Set it down on a table and, if you’ve got Wi-Fi, it can stream!

Even in the low cost pico category, every projector must be considered multimedia because they support all at least one video format, most support computers, and some even have a multimedia player that lets you do presentation from .jpg images… So today’s projectors feature both video AND stills combined? You have to call that multimedia.

To give you an example of how much things have changed over the years, let’s examine the evolution of multimedia projectors:

 

Above is Proxima’s original multimedia portable projector, the DP2800, which surfaced in 1994. The DP2800 weighed 19 lbs., offered 110 lumens, was VGA resolution, and cost approximately $5000.

Ready for the punchline?

The Samsung P400 projector.

Meet today’s Samsung P400 pocket projector. It weighs 2 lbs. (roughly 1/10th the weight of the Proxima), is small enough that you could fit around 20 P400’s in one Proxima box, boasts much higher resolution, offers more features, and costs only $699.

Or alternately:

The Sanyo PLC-XM150L projector.

This is the Sanyo PLC-XM150L, an auditorium projector. In many ways it is similar to the Proxima DP2800 – it weighs about 19 lbs., offers 6000 lumens, and has an MSRP of $4,795, but it is higher resolution and packs many more features.

Clearly, multimedia projectors have reached new levels in terms of performance, price, and size. And because multimedia projectors is such a broad breed, we can guarantee there is one out there that’s perfect for you.

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