Reviews of Video Projectors

The video projectors category includes the latest home theater projectors, business projectors, and classroom projectors. See below for a list of video projector reviews and information pages.

The term 'video projector' is a generic term for virtually all projectors out there.
The term ‘video projector’ is a generic term for virtually all projectors out there.

Video projector is perhaps the most generic term out there in the projector world, aside from “projector” itself. Technically speaking, a video projector is pretty much any projector that can project video, and therefore constitutes virtually all projectors on the market today. This ranges from the least expensive and tiniest Pico projectors to the most expensive and powerful large venue projectors.

Video projection technology is evolving rapidly in home theater projectors, business projectors, and portable projectors that conveniently integrates with smart phones and laptops.  That makes this category a good one for looking over most projectors.  Choose a different category if you want to narrow the field, such as 1080p projectors, or home theater projectors.

Popular video projector brands include: EpsonSonyPanasonicSharp, and InFocus.

Video Projector Reviews

Video Projector Reviews REVIEWS

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NEC NP-PA653UL Business/Education Projector Review

NEC NP-PA653UL Business/Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 27, 2017
  • MSRP: $7,779
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson Home Cinema 760HD First Look Review

Epson Home Cinema 760HD First Look Review

  • Review Date: September 18, 2017
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 0

AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED!

AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED!

  • Review Date: August 16, 2017
  • MSRP: $599
  • Technology: LED

NEC NP-ME331W Portable Projector Review

NEC NP-ME331W Portable Projector Review

  • Review Date: March 24, 2017
  • MSRP: $699
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review

Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review

  • Review Date: February 8, 2017
  • MSRP: $2299
  • Technology: 3LCD

InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review

InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review

  • Review Date: January 28, 2017
  • MSRP: $6889
  • Technology: DLP

NEC NP-V332W Projector Review

NEC NP-V332W Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 16, 2016
  • MSRP: $579
  • Technology: DLP

Sony VPL-DW240 Projector – A Review

Sony VPL-DW240 Projector – A Review

  • Review Date: December 1, 2016
  • MSRP: $970
  • Technology: 3LCD

ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review

ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review

  • Review Date: May 12, 2016
  • MSRP: $899
  • Technology: DLP

NEC UM352W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review

NEC UM352W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review

  • Review Date: February 15, 2016
  • MSRP: $1999
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson EX7240 Pro Portable Projector Review

Epson EX7240 Pro Portable Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 7, 2015
  • MSRP: $649.99
  • Technology: 3LCD

Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review

Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 19, 2015
  • MSRP: $349
  • Technology: Laser light technology

LG Minibeam PW800 Projector Review

LG Minibeam PW800 Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 26, 2015
  • MSRP: $599.99
  • Technology: DLP

LG Minibeam PH300 Projector Review

LG Minibeam PH300 Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 23, 2015
  • MSRP: $449.99
  • Technology: DLP

InFocus IN126STa Short Throw Projector Review

InFocus IN126STa Short Throw Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 1, 2015
  • MSRP: $779
  • Technology: DLP

Epson BrightLink 585Wi Projector Review

Epson BrightLink 585Wi Projector Review

  • Review Date: May 15, 2014
  • MSRP: $2199
  • Technology: 3LCD

Ask Proxima E1655U LCD Projector Review

Ask Proxima E1655U LCD Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 23, 2014
  • MSRP: $5999
  • Technology: 3LCD

ViewSonic PJD6544w Projector Review

ViewSonic PJD6544w Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 16, 2014
  • MSRP: $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
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology:

Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Home Theater Projector

Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Home Theater Projector

  • Review Date: March 4, 2014
  • MSRP: $14999
  • Technology: LCOS 3 Panel

Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review

Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review

  • Review Date: March 1, 2014
  • MSRP: $999
  • Technology: DLP

Epson Pro Cinema G6900 WU Home Theater Projector

Epson Pro Cinema G6900 WU Home Theater Projector

  • Review Date: February 24, 2014
  • MSRP: $7499
  • Technology: 3LCD

NEC NP-UM330W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review

NEC NP-UM330W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review

  • Review Date: February 15, 2014
  • MSRP: $1299
  • Technology: LCD

Epson PowerLite 1965 3LCD XGA Projector Review

Epson PowerLite 1965 3LCD XGA Projector Review

  • Review Date: February 4, 2014
  • MSRP: $1899
  • Technology: 3LCD

Sony VPL-FHZ55 Laser 3LCD Projector Review

Sony VPL-FHZ55 Laser 3LCD Projector Review

  • Review Date: February 4, 2014
  • MSRP: $4460
  • Technology: 3LCD

Acer K335 LED Portable Projector Review

Acer K335 LED Portable Projector Review

  • Review Date: February 3, 2014
  • MSRP: $699
  • Technology: DLP (1)

Epson Powerlite Pro G6900WU Business Projector Review

Epson Powerlite Pro G6900WU Business Projector Review

  • Review Date: January 20, 2014
  • MSRP: $6499
  • Technology: 3LCD

Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector

Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector

  • Review Date: December 7, 2013
  • MSRP: $3999
  • Technology: LCoS

Ricoh PJ WX4130N DLP Projector Review

Ricoh PJ WX4130N DLP Projector Review

  • Review Date: October 15, 2013
  • MSRP: $1900
  • Technology: DLP

Panasonic PT-VX400NT Projector Review

Panasonic PT-VX400NT Projector Review

  • Review Date: January 1, 2007
  • MSRP: $2499
  • Technology: 3LCD

About Video Projectors

Video projectors 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.

Ultimately, video projectors are pretty much anything! Video streaming is available in every kind of projector, from a .3 lbs. AXAA pico to a 100+ lbs. Runco or Christie projector.

So “video projectors” cover a wide range of products, so to narrow down your search, you may specifically be looking for home theater projectorsbusiness projectorsclassroom projectorspico projectors, or even 3D projectors.

All right, so most of us are on a tight budget. So ask yourself some important questions before buying a video projector….

  • Are you looking to setup a home entertainment system, to give presentations in a conference room or auditorium, or use video projection in your lesson plan?
  • What kind of environment are you working in? How many people will be viewing?
  • How much ambient light, or light pollution, are you dealing with? ANSI lumens output is a measure of projector brightness, and is also directly related to how expensive your video projector will be. Projector resolution and ANSI lumens are the largest factors in determining price.
  • What, if any, special technical features do you require?
  • Are you looking for the latest HD video projector technology, or are you just looking for a tool to give a professional presentation?

With all the variety the projector market has to offer today, there is definitely the perfect video projector out there to fit your presentation or entertainment needs.

Let’s explore the technical side of video projectors….

What makes one video projector most significantly different from another is often the resolution. Over the past couple decades, we have seen the evolution of resolution in video projectors. Originally, projectors could stream video only (NTSC) or only data, not both. However, as time progressed, most ended up with both video and data capabilities, with the data resolution being VGA (640×480).

With subsequent projector generations, we started seeing higher resolution on the data side such as SVGA (800×600) and XGA (1024×768). Perhaps most importantly, in the early/mid-2000s, we also started seeing a slow and steady shfit in computers from 4:3 aspect ratio to widescreen! We mention this, of course, because this shift brought us things like WSVGA, WVGA, and now the extremeley popular WXGA.

Over the last few years, thanks to the HDTV standard, television, computers and all forms of other video displays are getting closer to each other in terms of resolution.

WXGA is very important because it comes in several similar resolutions which are all very similar to the first high-definition resolution, 720p. 720p is 1280×720, which is just a little below WXGA resolution, allowing the 720p projector to produce high-definition images without compression. Thus, we’ve got high-def viewing!

We have also seen an impressive evolution in the technical capabilities of video projectors. Until the last several years, video primarily came across to projectors from the ancient, traditional NTSC, which, as mentioned previously, was your old standard US television broadcast quality.

However, as resolution got higher and higher, video projectors involved in terms of inputs!

The highest quality video for years (until recently) was component video, with typically 3 RCA jacks colored red, green and blue. But today, all home theater projectors, as well as most regular projectors, now offer digital inputs for video – either the older commercial DVI or the far more popular and smaller connector, HDMI.

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