Projector Reviews

This page lists all projectors that we have reviewed, alphabetically by projector manufacturer.  For each company’s reviews those are listed chronologically, most recent first.

Some helpful hints

The first “manufacturer” below is titled *Comparisons of Projectors.  Most years we do several shoot-outs between some of the most popular home theater and home entertainment projectors, you’ll find them first.  From there, it’s all brands alphabetically listed.

This page is for folks who are looking for a review that already know which brand and possibly which projector model they are interested in.

If that’s not you, you might try one of our specific Categories such as Home Theater projectors, Laser Projectors, Education Projectors, DLP projectors, etc.  We have over 20 projector categories although many do overlap, such as 4K projectors and Business Projectors.

If you entered our site here, clicking on our logo will of course take you to our homepage. That page has multiple players to help you find reviews. The first has the most recent and most important reviews, mostly business, education, and commercial projectors,  while the 2nd player has our top 15 home theater projectors.  There is a player for Pico and Pocket Projectors.

Another great resource for those looking for business or education models, is our annual Best Education Projectors report, as many business and education projectors are interchangeable.

Home Theater aficionados can also check out our annual Best Home Theater Projectors report.

Good hunting -art

*Comparisons of Projectors

3M Projectors

AAXA Projectors

Acer Projectors

Aiptek Projectors

ASK Proxima Projectors

Asus Projectors

BenQ Projectors

Boxlight Projectors

Canon Projectors

Carada Projectors

Casio Projectors

Cinetron Projectors

Darbee Vision Projectors

Dell Projectors

Digital Projection Projectors

DVDO Projectors

Elite Projectors

Epson Projectors

Gefen Projectors

Gemmy Projectors

HB Opto Projectors

Hitachi Projectors

InFocus Projectors

JVC Projectors

LG Projectors

Marantz Projectors

Mitsubishi Projectors

NEC Projectors

Octava Projectors

Oppo Projectors

Optoma Projectors

Panasonic Projectors

Planar Projectors

Ricoh Projectors

Runco Projectors

Samsung Projectors

Sanyo Projectors

Screen Innovations Projectors

Sharp Projectors

SIM2 Projectors

Sony Projectors

Stewart Filmscreen Projectors

Vapex Projectors

Viewsonic Projectors

Vivitek Projectors

News And Comments

  • Ууганбаяр Амгалан

    My projector budget is 1000$ maybe 1500$. Under these budget which projector is better/best/ pls help me? In my opinion maybe benq epson optoma sony vpl


      Hi, It depends on what you plan to use it for, movies, sports, general HDTV, gaming. Also your room conditions. check out a few of our videos to help you figure out all the basics, then read our most recent Best Home Theater Projectors report, which will give you our recommendations and why, at each price point. Good hunting. -art


    To do a 440 foot diagonal wall the first thing you will need is a lot of money. (I assume that would be showing your movie on the side of a dam, or a huge warehouse wall, since there are no movie screens that large in the world today (to the best of my knowledge). You are talking about a picture almost 20 stories tall. If you are serious, I would suggest stacking perhaps a dozen 30,000 lumen projectors. Figure your cost will be at least $10 million dollars, but maybe 5 times that? You will also need a lot of power. You’ll likely be drawing about as much power as a dozen homes with all appliances running. -art

  • Mrgood Nok

    Sorry for 440 feet. It’s in fact 440 inches diagonal. Hope now it will have some respectable solution

  • Roger Brooks

    Got a burning question. I have an older Epson 5010 with 711 hours on it. It’s 15′ away from my 135″ screen. It’s getting long in the tooth so I’m thinking of getting the Epson LS1000. BUT I love the 2400 lumens of the 5010 and the LS10000 only has 1500 lumens. While the room is dark, when we watch 3D movies I always wish it were brighter. Will the LS1000 with a third less lumens end up being a disappointment?


      Hi Roger, Tough call. First understand that with your 5010 at 700 hours it’s lamp brightness is already probably down 20-30%. So figure that at the moment, there’s little difference in brightness between your 5010, running in a bright mode (since we’re talking 3D, Dynamic 3D), and the LS10000.

      Now, “they” say, that based projectors seem brighter, per lumen, but I don’t buy into that, or at least only if it’s a pure laser – not converting to white first using phosphors. So that’s basically the story, the LS10000 should be about as bright as you are getting now, but the laser will, of course dim very, very, slowly. On the “bright side” the LS10000 will blow you away. The question probably should be – wait for a true 4K projector? The LS10000 and the new JVC’s are the only compromises around at the moment, capable of handling 4K copy protected content. Personally, I probably would have bought an LS10000 in the past 6 months, but for the fact that I have lots of projectors here, and, over the last 18 months I’ve had one Sony true 4K projector or another, or the LS10000 here for a total of more than half of that time. Why buy when I can borrow. -art

  • Camzo OG

    Hey need some help from someone real bad. We are moving house pretty soon and was wondering if you could recommend me a projector that is less than $800 1080p (i doubt theres a 4k one for that price), 3D, gives a nice image. It will be for watching blu rays a lot in a room that will be darkened but still kinda light if that makes sense?

    Also need help with a screen got no clue how a lot of this works but I want a decent home cinema in my new house cause I love films :)

  • jay

    I just used Epson projector calculator and I cant believe that if you hang it inverted from the celling it would be down almost 4 feet.I was going to buy an Epson 3000 but I guess I cant unless some one knows something I don’t. just a little frustrated

  • jay

    I have an optoma gt750 that hangs down about 4 inches way up out the way, I don’t get it.

  • Dan


    I don’t know if you are still answering here but I will give it a try!

    I live in Thailand and there are only a small number of brands and models in the market compared to the west.

    I am looking for a projector to watch movies at home, mainly sharing the screen of my laptop, expecting a screen size of about 5 to 6 foot high.

    My budget is around $450 USD and at this price there are some Acer, BenQ and Epson models available here. They are:

    Acer P1285:
    DLP (3D) system, XGA (1,024 x 768), Aspect ratio 4:3 (Native), Throw ratio 53″@2m/ [email protected] (1.86 ~ 2.04:1), Contrast ratio 20,000:1, 3,200 ANSI Lumens, Lamp life 4,000 Hours (Standard) / 6,000 Hours (ECO) / 10,000 Hours (ExtremeEco)

    Acer X123PH:
    DLP (3D) system, XGA (1,024 x 768), Aspect ratio 4:3 (Native), Throw Ratio 1.95 to 2.15:1 , Contrast ratio 13,000:1, 3,000 ANSI Lumens, Lamp life 5,000 Hours (Standard) / 6,000 Hours (ECO) / 10,000 Hours (ExtremeEco)

    Epson EB-S31:
    3LCD sytem, SVGA (800 x 600), Native Aspect Ratio 4:3, Throw Ratio 1.45 (Zoom: Wide), 1.96 (Zoom: Tele), Contrast ratio 15,000:1, 3,200 Lumens, Lamp Hours 5,000 hours (Normal) 10,000 Hours (ECO)

    BenQ MX507:
    DLP (3D) system, XGA (1024 x 768)‎‎, Native Aspect Ratio 4:3, Throw Ratio‎ 1.96-2.15 (78″ @ 3.1m)‎‎, Contrast Ratio‎ 13,000:1‎, 3200‎ ANSI Lumens, Lamp Hours 4,500 hours (Normal) / 6,000/6,500/10,000 Hours (ECO)

    BenQ MS521P:
    DLP (3D) system, SVGA (800 x 600)‎, Native Aspect Ratio 4:3, Throw Ratio‎ 1.86-2.04 (53″@2m)‎, Contrast Ratio‎ 13,000:1‎, 3000‎ ANSI Lumens, Lamp Hours 4,500 hours (Normal) / 6,000/6,500/10,000 Hours (ECO)

    I am a bit confused on what to consider most, aspect ratio, resolution, projection system or brand. Do you happen to know these models or telling by the specs above what would you choose?

    Thanks a lot, any info is very much appreciated!



      Hi, and sorry it took so long to get back to you. I’m not happy with any of those choices. If possible, spend a little more, but find a 720p resolution (1280×720, or WXGA resolution (1280×800), that gets you up to standard HD resolution. Here in the states, its often just $50-$100 more for an almost identical model to an XGA one, but higher res. I would suggest probably your best luck would be DLP at that price point. I haven’t reviewed many Acer, but overall, I like BenQ, in fact have owned a couple (long ago).

      Still I’d say if you could get the higher res/right aspect ratio from Acer but not BenQ, I’d say go for the Acer. good hunting -art

      • Dan

        Thank you so much for your reply Art!

        After researching a bit more I realized how much a better resolution matters and also with your comment, no doubts now! I changed my mind and decided to buy online from the UK since I have a friend coming over soon who could bring me the projector.

        What I found on eBay at that price range was the Optoma HD141x which is 1080p. It is already a much better option than any of the models here in this price range.

        Any comments on this one? They claim 3000 Lumens but I heard that is not the case for the color brightness, some people in forums saying it is hilarious to call it a home projector because the colors are not accurate. I am not sure what to expect since it is gonna be my first projector.

        Thanks once again!