In depth projector reviews & smarter home automation

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Sony VPL-VW285ES front view
Sony VW-VWL285ES - True 4K: Breakthrough price of $4999, + performance

Here, you will find detailed reviews of Home Theater Projectors, Business Projectors, Education Projectors (for K-12 and Higher Education), as well as Pico Projectors and Pocket Projectors. Our mission is to not only identify the best projectors, but to provide enough information for you to choose the projector that is right for you.

For the home, we review both home entertainment and the more serious home theater projectors, ranging from standard HD, to 1080p, 1080p with pixel shifting, 4k UHD to the high-end 4K projectors. We also review projector screens and accessories and offer a large database of projector specifications, data sheets, and brochures for you to compare, helping to narrow down your search for the perfect projector. continue reading



Newest Projector Reviews and Features

Top 15 Home Theater Projectors

Home Theater Projectors come in all sizes, and capabilities.   We maintain this frequently updated list of what we consider the 15 best current models for you to choose from.  Those listed here are priced from about $500 to almost $30,000.   Some are ideal for dedicated home theaters, while others are more suitable for your living, family, or media room.  Home Theater vs Home Entertainment, Performance vs. Value.  What interests you, movies, sports, TV, gaming?  We even provide recommended settings for most to get the best picture quality.  Click to read the reviews that interest you, or select the home theater tab above for a list of our home projector reviews.

Click to check out our 2017 Best Home Theater Projectors report and its Best In Class awards.



Business & Education Projectors

From the smallest and lightest portable projectors to extremely bright commercial models designed to fill auditoriums, churches and other large venues, our business and education projector reviews measure brightness, and discuss key features and capabilities, including placement flexibility, sharpness, color accuracy, and warranties.

Latest Pico and Pocket Projector Reviews

Although the smallest and lightest of these are often considered toys, there are plenty of serious small LED projectors suitable for personal and business use.  Today’s entries offer resolutions up to 1080p, rivaling larger models.  Some of these run on internal batteries or AC power.  Most of these can stream content from the internet, and have built in media players that let you go computer free.  Or, you can interface these portable projectors to computers, tablets and smart phones.  We review pico and pocket projectors from manufacturers including LG, Viewsonic, AAXA, Vivitek, Optoma, Sony, NEC, ASUS,



Projector Videos. You’ve read the review now watch the video

You read the review, now watch the video. We have about one hundred videos on YouTube, and even more projector videos here in our: Projector Reviews TV section. The majority of these are available to all, and are based on our in-depth reviews of different projectors, and others focus on specific topics such as Why color lumens are important, or Choosing the right projector for your family room…Some videos are reserved for our subscribers.



Coming Soon

Reviews Coming in Sep/Oct (as of 9/18/17):

  • BenQ HT9050 (4K UHD for home theater) reviewed, being written up
  • Sony VPL-VZ1000ES (4K UST, laser, Home Theater) given back – being written up
  • Optoma UHD65 DLP HT projector supports 4K UHD (but not true 4K)
  • Vivitek HK2288 (4K UHD for home theater) delayed, will find out why at Infocomm
  • Epson Powerlite 696ui – a UST interactive projector – in process
  • Epson Powerlite 680 an ultra short throw projector – publishing 7/14/17
  • Optoma ZW300UST an ultra short throw projector – publishing 7/16/17

Recently Published Reviews and More

Sony VPL-VW885ES 4K HT Projector $25,000 and a beautiful picture

Optoma UHD65 4K UHD HT Projector First 4K UHD projector to ship under $2500

Epson Brightlink 696UI Projector Ultra short throw Interactive

Epson Powerlite 680 Projector Ultra short throw

AAXA M6 LED Projector Compact 1080p with internal battery

Sony VPL-VZ1000ES 4K Laser Projector Premium ultra short throw for theater, living room

2017-2018 Classroom, Best Education Projector Report

Smarter Home Automation – Visit our sister review site, for the latest Smart Home reviews

…Once a year, we publish a Classroom Projector Report and a Home Theater Projector Report, detailing all the projectors we reviewed for the year in each category, along with multiple Holiday Guides and Projector Comparisons to help with your holiday shopping.

Projector Videos of ReviewsProjector Reviews TV is our video initiative, where you can find more than 100 FAQ and projector review videos. All videos are produced and published by Projector Reviews, aiming to give you the same stellar quality found in our written content. Projectors that have review videos often will have two versions – a short overview and a longer summary. We’ve made our videos available on YouTube for easy subscription, so that you never miss a beat.

Eric, our ISF certified calibrator, calibrates all but the least expensive models. To provide further value to you, we publish Eric’s results on our site so that you don’t have to spring $300 to $600 plus for a professional calibration when spending a couple thousand or less on a projector. Some manufacturers subsidize our cost, and so we publish all our results on those for free. For all the rest of the manufacturers, our under $5.00 subscription will give you access to all of the results. For the price of a coffee, the subscription to our site saves you time and money, as you will find that Eric’s and Mike’s (our previous calibrator) results will improve the color and overall picture of virtually any projector.

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We also review home automation projectors on our sister site, Smarter Home Automation, where we discuss smart products that can be used in the home theater, such as smart flood lights, bulbs, LED strips, light switches, motorized shades, and smart hubs to control the whole home such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home. After all, home automation started in the home theater. We also provide reviews of smart thermostats, door locks, Z-Wave controllers, and doorbells. Interested in automating your home? Hop on over to SmarterHomeAutomation.com to discover products to make that dream a reality.