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Are you still playing video games on a tiny tv or monitor? Below are a few major benefits of gaming on a projector, along with our list of the best gaming projectors for 2024. Video games have such stunning advances in rendering abilities that the size of the display, 4k resolution, and speed really does make or break a great game.

Playing on a projector screen 100" or larger is the only option to be fully immersed in a game. Whether you are playing in first-person shooter mode, third-person RPG (role-player games), or any other gaming style, there’s nothing like having your screen extend to the edge of your peripheral vision. Gaming on a projector is the best way to reach your gaming potential.

Looking for other projectors? View our list of the best projectors we have reviewed this year, broken out by category.

Best Gaming Projectors For 2023
Playing a game on a big screen is a much more immersive experience

What Makes a Projector Good For Gaming?

There are three main factors that make gaming on a projector a great option: input lag, High Dynamic Range, and the projector's audio capabilities.

Input Lag

The most important factor to consider when purchasing a gaming projector is input lag. Input lag is an important term in the world of projector gaming. It is a word that relates to the gaming speed performance on projectors – the time between when the gaming system sends out its signal, to the time it is received by the projector, and is measured in milliseconds. The range of acceptable input lag speeds are as high as 50ms to as low as 16ms and there are three categories these speeds fall into: Acceptable, Good, and Optimal.

Acceptable input lag the category of the casual gamer. These are the gamers who do it for fun, and do not compete. They’ll typically stay offline, and play games with their friends and family in person, or by themselves. These are your Nintendo Switch gamers, RPG players, and first-person shooter types who don’t spend much time playing against other gamers online.

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Optoma UHD35 Gaming Projector 4.2ms Input Lag

Good input lag is in the 33ms to 40ms range. Any projector that is within these speeds will be suitable for all but the most competitive gamers.

Good input lag at 33ms to 40ms, will put you behind just over 1 frame per second on a 30fps game, and 2 frames behind on a 60fps game. This isn’t enough to make a difference for most people – again, unless highly competitive, such as a career gamer type, or those who play a lot of online maps.

Anything below that 33ms mark can be considered “really good” or “great,” but truly excellent input lag is 16ms to 20ms, with 16ms being the aim for manufacturers who are positioning their model as a gaming projector.

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Resolution and 4K Gaming with HDR

HDR is a feature that appears on many 4K UHD projectors on the market. The acronym stands for “High Dynamic Range,” and refers to a type of image processing in 4K capable projectors and TVs that saturates the colors to become more vibrant, with more “pop and wow” factor. It does so by expanding the contrast and color, often significantly. On most projectors, HDR will considerably reduce the brightness of whatever color mode it is being used on.

The list of projectors that have the ability to handle 4K games with HDR gets significantly shorter than the list of projectors that have HDR. This has to do with the type of HDMI port that is used on projectors that can handle 4K gaming with HDR, and those that cannot. To project a game in 4K HDR at 60 fps, the projector requires an HDMI port that is 18 Ghz.

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Audio Performance

Projectors aren’t necessarily considered the pinnacle of audio performance, and for good reason, they don’t match the power an AV sound system or a soundbar can offer in a small box, but that’s not to say that they can’t offer compelling audio performance.

For many projectors, the different gaming modes manipulate how audio is delivered from the projector. A great example of this in action is with role playing mode, which better amplifies deep bass from the projector, making monster roars and 50 caliber sniper rounds more guttural and impactful. Areas like voice are enhanced when using sports mode so the player can better understand what the announcer is saying in the game. Whereas surround effects are more accurately placed when users access first-person shooter mode, which helps you better locate where other players are in relation to you in the game, making you a more effective player.

The size of the screen certainly helps a lot, but so does the ability to intelligently adjust the projector’s video and audio output to best match each game’s performance. Previously there were many obstacles that made projectors not as ideally suited to gaming as monitors or TVs, we’re pleased to see many—dare we say all—of these barriers adequately removed.

Our Picks for the Best Gaming Projectors In 2024

Below is the list of projectors we at Projector Reviews would work best for gaming. We will continue to add to this list as more projectors become available that we think would enhance your gaming experience.

BenQ X3100i

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The BenQ X3100i is a 4LED, 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160p) 0.65" DLP short-throw flagship gaming projector. The X3100i offers a BenQ-rated 3,300 ANSI lumens of brightness, displays vibrant colors that cover 95% of the Rec.709 color gamut, 100% DCI-P3, and supports super low latency gaming with speeds as low as 4.2 ms (1080p 240Hz). The X3000i fully supports HDR for gaming, HDR10, and HLG content, all at an MSRP of $2,399.

The X3100i assumes the top spot in BenQ's X gaming projectors, directly above the award-winning X3000i gaming projector. BenQ has increased the X3000i's brightness, kept the high performance 0.65 inch DMD for improved contrast, and added a vertical lens shift in an X Series gaming projector for the first time.

The most amazing thing about this powerhouse projector is that BenQ has increased its gaming performance by adding all-new custom game settings and keeping the existing modes from the X3000i.

BenQ carries over the RPG mode, focusing on cinematic realism with deep bass, SPG mode, which boosts colors and vocals to match SPG gameplay, and FPS mode, which enhances dark detail and clear audio. BenQ has created an all-new RCG mode to improve the user experience when playing fast-motion driving games, providing users with highlighted engine and road sounds.

BenQ X3000i Specs 
Price $2199
TechnologyDLP w/ XPR (Single-Chip DMD)
Displayed Resolution3840x2160
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)3300
Contrast600,000:1 (Dynamic)
Zoom Lens Ratio1.3x
Lens ShiftNo
Lamp Life20,000 hours (Normal)
30,000 hours (ECO)
Weight15 lbs
Warranty3 Year Limited Warranty
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The BenQ X3100i is a perfect choice for console gamers looking to create an incredibly immersive gaming experience for all games, from sprawling open-world games to first-person shooters and even high-speed racing games. The BenQ X3100i creates true-to-life authentic landscapes in 4K resolution. The dual built-in 5-watt chamber speakers powered by Bongiovi DPS technology allow users to surround themselves with amazing virtual 3D surround sound to match the gameplay visuals.

Resolution / Frame RateMeasured Input Lag
1080p/60Hz16ms
1440p/120Hz8ms
1080p/240Hz4.16ms
4K/60Hz16.67ms

The X3100i comes with a FAST mode, which is even better than a GAME mode because every single preset mode on the projector can play low input lag gaming. The X3100i can detect and display 4K 60 Hz signals, 1440p 120 Hz signals, and 1080p 60, 120, and 240 Hz games. Each of these resolutions supports its own super low input lag, which ranges from 4.16ms input lag in 1080P@240Hz to 8ms in 1440P@120Hz to 16ms in 4K@60Hz.

Check out the full review of the BenQ X3000i.

ViewSonic X2-4K

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The ViewSonic X2-4K is a 4K HDR-capable, LED DLP gaming projector that retails for $1,599.99 MSRP. The X2-4K's state-of-the-art RGB LED light source produces 2,000 ANSI lumens of manufacturer-rated brightness and comes with an integrated Harman Kardon sound system designed to elevate the projector's sound performance.

After a highly rigorous testing process, Microsoft designated the X2-4 K as the world's first "Designed for Xbox" projector. This projector can easily display games on screens up to 120" with a native 240 Hz refresh rate. The ViewSonic X2-4K is one of the largest Microsoft-certified Xbox gaming displays available today.

This incredibly full-featured gaming-centric entertainment projector features an LED light source capable of producing 2,000 ASNI lumens of brightness. ViewSonic's proprietary Cinema SuperColor+ technology allows the X2-4K to display 125% of the Rec.709 color gamut. ViewSonic claims that the LED light source should last up to 60,000 hours, three times the average estimated light source life in most LED and even laser projectors.

Another distinguishing feature is that the X2-4K will play select Xbox games at 1440p native resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Xbox games look good on this projector, and I'm not just talking about high-speed driving games or first-person shooters. Casual games look fantastic, with amazing depth and color detail.

ViewSonic X2-4K Specs
Price$1599
TechnologyDLP (.065" DMD)
Displayed Resolution3840x2160
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)2000
Contrast3,000,000:1 (Dynamic)
Zoom Lens Ratio1.2x
Lens ShiftNo
Lamp Life60,000 hours (Normal mode)
Weight12.1 lbs
Warranty3 years (PJ), 1 year/2000 Hrs (Lamp)
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The built-in Harmon Kardon sound system does an excellent job of making movie soundtracks and gameplay more immersive. It's one of the best standard/short-throw projector sound systems I've heard. Although not as loud as I would like, the X2-4K's sound is more like that of an ultra-short throw laser TV projector.

Resolution /Frame RateInput Lag (Game Fast Mode)
1080/60P33ms
1440/120P16.8ms
1080/240P8.4ms
1440/120P (Ultra Fast Mode)8.4ms
1080/240P (Ultra Fast Mode)4.2ms

The ViewSonic X2-4K can display 4K content at 60 Hz with an input lag of 33.4 milliseconds. Drop the resolution down to 1080p 120 Hz, and the projector can speed as fast as 8.4 milliseconds and at 240 Hz as low as 4.2 milliseconds. Gaming consoles don't offer 240 Hz games, but gaming PCs do. The ViewSonic X2-4K is a fantastic gaming projector and can be an excellent home theater projector as long as it's calibrated..

Check out the full review here: ViewSonic X2-4K Review

Nommvdic P1000

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The NOMVDIC P1000 is a short-throw, RGB triple-LED, 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160p) gaming projector that retails for $1699. It features a Texas Instruments 0.65" DLP DMD (Digital Micromirror Device) and boasts a manufacturer-rated brightness of 2,300 ANSI lumens. Its RGB LED light source allows for the display of vibrant colors, covering up to 125% of the Rec.709 color gamut.

The P1000 aims to provide an immersive 4K UHD gaming and home entertainment experience. The P1000 delivers super-low-latency gaming, with speeds as low as 4.2 ms at 1080p 240 Hz. The NOMVDIC P1000 fully supports HDR formats, including HDR10 and HLG.

he P1000’s short-throw design makes it an excellent space-saving alternative to standard projectors, especially for those with limited room. Short-throw projectors sit closer to the screen, minimizing the risk of people walking between the screen and the projector, which can disrupt the image.

The P1000 is a transportable projector designed for serious gamers who play at home or on the go at LAN parties. This projector supports all the available resolutions and refresh rates on next-gen gaming consoles and PCs.

The P1000 supports 1080p at 60 and 120 Hz and 4K at 60 Hz. It even provides lightning-fast 4.2 ms response time at 1080p 240 Hz, allowing button presses or joystick moves to translate to the screen with almost no delay.

This ultra-low input lag can give gamers a crucial edge over opponents. The P1000 also natively supports Xbox Series S/X 1440p 120 Hz gaming, and according to NOMVDIC, PlayStation 5 players can look forward to similar functionality via a future firmware update.

Onboard sound quality is a crucial aspect of any gaming projector. Like its P2000 model, NOMVDIC partnered with Harman Kardon to develop the P1000’s 6-watt x2 Dolby Digital audio system, and the results are impressive. The sound quality surpasses most flat-panel TVs, some soundbars, and, most importantly, most similarly priced competitors gaming and lifestyle projectors. The P1000’s Harmon Kardon sound system provides a rich gaming and cinematic sound experience.

Nomvdic P1000 Specs
Price$1699 MSRP
TechnologyDLP (065” DMD)
Displayed Resolution3840 x 2160
Claimed Input Lag15.7 ms (1080P/240P)
Brightness 2300 lumens
Contrast3,000,000:1 (Dynamic)
Zoom Lens Ratio1.2X
Lens ShiftNo
Lamp Life30,000 Hours
Weight6.8lbs
Warranty1 Year Limited
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Out of the box, the P1000 produces remarkably vivid and accurate colors, exceeding my expectations. Overall, NOMVDIC offers some of its class's best out-of-the-box color tuning. It caters to most users seeking immersive movie, TV, and gaming experiences. The 2,300 ANSI lumens of brightness allow colors to pop even in moderately lit rooms.

Resolution / Frame RateMeasured Input Lag
1080/60P16.7ms
1080/120P8.47ms
1080/240P4.2ms
4K/60P16.7ms

A dedicated GAMING preset picture mode provides users with a high-contrast image with accentuated colors perfect for gameplay. It also provides players minimal input lag, as low as 4.2 ms at 1080p 240 Hz and under 20 ms for 4K 60 Hz mode, allowing for fluid, responsive gameplay.The NOMVDIC P1000 is a compelling option in the growing category of sub-$2,000 gaming projectors. It is an excellent solution for gamers who demand immersive visuals and lightning-fast responsiveness. 

Check out our full review of the Nomvdic P1000

BenQ TK700STi

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The $1,699 price tag makes the TK700STi perfect for the gaming enthusiast and anyone else who wants an all-in-one portable, full HD 3D-ready smart projector which requires only a flat viewing surface or projector screen and a power outlet to get the entertainment started with audio provided by its built-in 5-watt speaker.

The projector utilizes a DLP (Texas Instruments 0.47” DMD) chip. Its lamp light source is rated to deliver at 3000 ANSI lumens for up to 15,000 hours.

BenQ proudly states the TK700STi is the “World’s First 4K HDR Gaming Projector; 4K @ 60Hz” and “Game with 16ms Lowest Input Lag Ever Paired with 4K Resolution.”

In addition, it should be noted that this gaming projector comes with unique game modes for FPS (First-Person Shooter), RPG (Role-Playing Game), and SPG (Sports Game) gaming modes with audio, visual, and optimized latency settings for each type of game.

BenQ TK850i is targeted directly at the gaming crowd with a lag time of 16.7ms for 4K 60Hz: and just 4.16ms for 1080p 240Hz: 4.16ms which great for hardcore gamers where response times matter. Not only does the TK700STi have a dedicated video picture mode for gaming, there are also multiple game-focused audio modes.

The BenQ TK700STi is a 4K HDR Gaming Projector that is bundled with the QS0I Android TV dongle which provides access to over 5,000 Android TV apps including YouTube and Amazon Prime Video. The smart features are integrated seamlessly, and the menus are easy to navigate.

BenQ TK700STi Specs
Price$1699
TechnologyDLP with XPR (0.47” DMD)
Native Resolution1920x1080x4
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)3000
Contrast10,000:1
Zoom Lens Ratio1.2x
Lens ShiftNo
Lamp Life4,000 hours / 15,000 hours (Eco)
Weight6.83
Warranty3 years
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Resolution / Frame RateInput Lag (Enhanced Game Mode)
4K 60Hz16.67ms (4K output)
4K 30Hz33ms
1080p 60Hz16.67ms
1080p 120Hz8.33ms
1080p 240Hz4.16ms

We believe the BenQ TK700STi is a great value. It is bright, delivers an accurate image and its lightning-fast response time makes it a joy to game on. We also appreciated the simple plug-and-play capability of a smart projector. We liked the projector so much that we have awarded the BenQ TK700STi, Projector Reviews, “Highly Recommended” award.

To read the full review, click here: BenQ TK700Sti

BENQ GP100A

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The BenQ GP100A is a Full HD (1920x18080) 4LED portable projector that retails for $899 MSRP. The GP100A is BenQ's best portable smart projector which is designed to transform any space into a personal cinema or gaming hub. The projector’s LED light source has a manufacturer’s rated brightness of 1000 ANSI Lumens. Its compact form factor, measuring approximately 7.60" x 6.70" x 8.40", and its relatively lightweight construction (about 6.4 lbs.) make it highly portable.

The GP100A includes several features that make set up effortless so it is easy to enjoy movies, shows, and games on the go. With its 1080p resolution, bright LED light source, impressive audio, and seamless Android TV integration, the GP100A delivers an immersive entertainment experience wherever you go.

While HDMI is the primary way you would connect the GP100A to most sources, the GP100A also includes a USB-C port that supports DisplayPort output along with power delivery.

The USB-C port can connect the projector to a mobile device, laptop, or even a Nintendo® Switch. The BenQ GP100A can charge the Nintendo Switch while projecting gaming content, which is nice because you don’t need to carry the Switch’s docking station or AC power supply with you.

While the BenQ GP100A is not classified as a gaming projector, when paired with a portable gaming console like a Nintendo, it delivers an amazing gaming experience nearly anywhere.

The GP100A does not have a built-in battery. To maximize its portability, you can also connect the projector to a compatible USB battery bank to power the unit if you want to watch a movie on the go.

The GP100A includes a 20-watt 2.1 audio system that delivers better sound quality than most portable projectors. The GP100A’s audio performance enhances the overall entertainment experience whether you are watching a movie or playing a game.

BenQ GP100 Specs
Price$899
TechnologyDLP with LED light source
Native Resolution1080p (1920x1080)
Brightness (Manufacturer Claim)1000 ANSI Lumens
Contrast100,000:1 (Dynamic)
Zoom Lens RatioFixed
Lens ShiftNo
Lamp Life20,000 hours (Normal) / 30,000 hours (Eco)
Weight6.4 Lbs.
Warranty1-Year Limited
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The GP500, like other BenQ i-series projectors, comes with a smart HDMI media stick BenQ calls the QS02. The QS02 plugs into a hidden HDMI input that can be accessed by removing the projector's top panel. Users can enjoy Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video and access all the latest compatible Android TV apps.

The BenQ GP100A is a 1080P LED projector with a rated brightness of 1000 lumens. The GP100A is designed with portability in mind, weighing in at just under 3 pounds and dimensions that make it easy to transport in a backpack or a briefcase. Its compact form factor does not compromise functionality or performance.

The GP100A features an intuitive user interface, quick setup, and easy adjustments, so you can start viewing or gaming in no time. To read the full review, click here: Benq GP100

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