Reviews of Digital Projectors

The digital projectors category includes the latest in home theater projectors, portable projectors, and even digital cinema. See below for a list of digital projector reviews and information pages.
Digital projectors get their name from being able to connect to a computer, but it can also refer to their use of digital technologies like DLP.
Digital projectors get their name from being able to connect to a computer, but it can also refer to their use of digital technologies like DLP.
Let’s start out, by defining digital projectors. Truth is, the term generally applies to projectors that can handle digital source material. These days, that’s basically just about every projector.As such, the phrase Digital Projectors is basically synonymous with Multimedia Projector, and Video Projector, as well as mind you, many projectors that aren’t purely digital, but that can project digital content, such as digital data from a computer, HDTV signals or Blu-ray movies.

The age of advanced digital cinema technology is here. Most home theater projectors are loaded with true HD 1080p resolution, and we’re getting a first generation of home theater projectors offering digital 3D performance.

Portable digital projectors are practical for presentations and integration with device applications on the iPod or iPhone, for picture / media enjoyment on a larger display screen. These video projectors are now being used with gaming systems, hand gesture recognition, and webcam technology.

Digital projection has evolved through several technologies including: DLP ProjectorsDLP 3 Chip ProjectorsLCD Projectors, and LCoS Projectors. Arguably the two DLP technologies are the only truly digital devices themselves, as the DLP chips – Digital Micro Devices – are off/on – digital.

A few popular digial projector brands: SanyoEpsonDell,InFocus.

Digital Projector Reviews

Digital Projector Reviews REVIEWS

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Anker Nebula Capsule Projector – The Crowd Funded Soda Can Projector Review Anker Nebula Capsule Projector – The Crowd Funded Soda Can Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 14, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP with LED light source
Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 5, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP (1)
ViewSonic PX747-4K First Look Review – Now for $999! ViewSonic PX747-4K First Look Review – Now for $999!
  • Review Date: November 13, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP (1)
Acer S1386WHN Short Throw Business and Education Projector Review Acer S1386WHN Short Throw Business and Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 9, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP (1)
ViewSonic M1 Pocket Projector Review – Sleek Pocket Projector with Impressive Sound ViewSonic M1 Pocket Projector Review – Sleek Pocket Projector with Impressive Sound
  • Review Date: November 6, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP with LED light source
BenQ LU950 Installation Laser Projector Review BenQ LU950 Installation Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 1, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Meet Sony’s VPL-VW295ES: The Only True Native 4K Resolution Projector Under $5000! Meet Sony’s VPL-VW295ES: The Only True Native 4K Resolution Projector Under $5000!
  • Review Date: November 1, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
Epson Pro Cinema 4050 First Look Review – 4K UHD with HDR Epson Pro Cinema 4050 First Look Review – 4K UHD with HDR
  • Review Date: October 23, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 22, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Combines 4K Capabilities, Performance, Features with a Focus on Value Epson Combines 4K Capabilities, Performance, Features with a Focus on Value
  • Review Date: October 21, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 0
Epson PowerLite 1785W Wireless Portable Projector Review Epson PowerLite 1785W Wireless Portable Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 13, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3 LCD
Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector Review Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 9, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3 LCD
JVC DLA-RS3000 First Look Review – With 8K Resolution JVC DLA-RS3000 First Look Review – With 8K Resolution
  • Review Date: October 9, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: D-ILA-3
Optoma UHL55 First Look Review – Compact, 4K and Full of Smarts Optoma UHL55 First Look Review – Compact, 4K and Full of Smarts
  • Review Date: September 27, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP with LED light source
Casio XJ-A257 Portable Laser Projector Review Casio XJ-A257 Portable Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: September 17, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Optoma ProScene ZU660 Business and Education Projector Review Optoma ProScene ZU660 Business and Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: September 14, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
AAXA P300 NEO Pico Projector Review – Pocket Sized Fun AAXA P300 NEO Pico Projector Review – Pocket Sized Fun
  • Review Date: August 16, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Panasonic PT-MZ670U Business and Education Projector Review Panasonic PT-MZ670U Business and Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 23, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3 LCD
BenQ MH733 Business and Education Projector Review BenQ MH733 Business and Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 19, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Acer VL7860 4K UHD Laser Projector Review Acer VL7860 4K UHD Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: June 22, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Epson PowerLite 108 Projector Review Epson PowerLite 108 Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 9, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
Sony VPL-EW435 Business and Education Projector Review Sony VPL-EW435 Business and Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 2, 2018
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
Optoma UHZ65 4K Laser Projector Review Optoma UHZ65 4K Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 20, 2017
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
NEC NP-PA653UL Business/Education Projector Review NEC NP-PA653UL Business/Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: September 27, 2017
  • MSRP: N/A
  • 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: 3LCD
AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED! AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED!
  • Review Date: August 16, 2017
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: LED
NEC NP-ME331W Portable Projector Review NEC NP-ME331W Portable Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 24, 2017
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 8, 2017
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 28, 2017
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
NEC NP-V332W Projector Review NEC NP-V332W Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 16, 2016
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-DW240 Projector – A Review Sony VPL-DW240 Projector – A Review
  • Review Date: December 1, 2016
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review
  • Review Date: May 12, 2016
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
NEC UM352W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review NEC UM352W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 15, 2016
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson EX7240 Pro Portable Projector Review Epson EX7240 Pro Portable Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 7, 2015
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review Sony MP-CL1 Pico Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 19, 2015
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: Laser light technology
LG Minibeam PW800 Projector Review LG Minibeam PW800 Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 26, 2015
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
LG Minibeam PH300 Projector Review LG Minibeam PH300 Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 23, 2015
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
InFocus IN126STa Short Throw Projector Review InFocus IN126STa Short Throw Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 1, 2015
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Epson BrightLink 585Wi Projector Review Epson BrightLink 585Wi Projector Review
  • Review Date: May 15, 2014
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
Ask Proxima E1655U LCD Projector Review Ask Proxima E1655U LCD Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 23, 2014
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
ViewSonic PJD6544w Projector Review ViewSonic PJD6544w Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 16, 2014
  • MSRP: N/A
  • 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: N/A
  • Technology: LCOS 3 Panel
Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review
  • Review Date: March 1, 2014
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Pro Cinema G6900 WU Home Theater Projector Epson Pro Cinema G6900 WU Home Theater Projector
  • Review Date: February 24, 2014
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
NEC NP-UM330W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review NEC NP-UM330W Ultra Short Throw Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 15, 2014
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: LCD
Epson PowerLite 1965 3LCD XGA Projector Review Epson PowerLite 1965 3LCD XGA Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 4, 2014
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
Sony VPL-FHZ55 Laser 3LCD Projector Review Sony VPL-FHZ55 Laser 3LCD Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 4, 2014
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
Acer K335 LED Portable Projector Review Acer K335 LED Portable Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 3, 2014
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP (1)
Epson Powerlite Pro G6900WU Business Projector Review Epson Powerlite Pro G6900WU Business Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 20, 2014
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD
Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector
  • Review Date: December 7, 2013
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: LCoS
Ricoh PJ WX4130N DLP Projector Review Ricoh PJ WX4130N DLP Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 15, 2013
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: DLP
Panasonic PT-VX400NT Projector Review Panasonic PT-VX400NT Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 1, 2007
  • MSRP: N/A
  • Technology: 3LCD

About Digital Projectors

In terms of selecting a digital projector, key decisions will be based on the type of use you plan, be it presenting, teaching, watching movies and sports, playing games, and so on. The type of room or rooms you will be using are also big factors, especially in terms of how much brightness you need. Questions like how large a screen, and how much lighting control all weigh in. Will you need exceptionally accurate color? These questions and more, and especially budget, will affect your choices.

Technically A True Digital Projector is DLP, has an LED light source and accepts digital content

The term Digital Projectors is typically used loosely to include any projector capable of connecting to a computer, or other device displaying data.  However, for a projector to be considered truly digital, theoretically it would use a digital device, such as a DLP chip as opposed to LCD or LCoS panels, and would be equipped with an LED light source – instead of a conventional lamp that is considered analog.  The completely digital projector would also require digital source material coming over to the projector via a digital connection such as HDMI or DVI. The idea would be for the content to be in digital form from capture to delivery on your screen.

Most of us, though, are more concerned with getting the right feature set, for the right price.

As much as the DLP crowd would argue that LCD panels are analog, rather than digital, thebottom line, they’re all basically comparable. What matters is the end result – what ends up on your screen. And while each technology has its advantages, no technology is in all major ways better than the others.

Here’s an example of three projectors I’ve reviewed that are the most technically digital:

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  • Vivitek H9080FD ProjectorOne of the first LED projectors for home theater, using DLP technology. Impressive picture quality, ideal for dedicated rooms and smaller screens. However, it’s pricey due to the 20,000 hour LED light source.
  • Casio XJ-140 Portable Projector Casio’s Green Slim series digital projector uses a hybrid light source of LED and Laser for 20,000 hours life. Casio has lowest total cost of ownership around. Excellent, portable or mountable, 2:1 zoom. Most impressive!
  • Optoma PK301 Pico Projector This is our favorite Pico projector so far. Up to 50 lumens – way more than almost all others, lots of everything. So far, it’s “THE pico to own.” LED light source and DLP technology. 20 lumens on battery, but 50 with AC or lightweight battery pack.

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More Digital Projector Reviews

Epson Powerlite Pro Z8000WU NL – This is Epson’s flagship digital projector. It sports outstanding 1920×1200 resolution, has a dual lamp design, and offers lots of networking capability. At just over $20,000 list price, it is actually priced very aggressively compared to the competition.

3M MPro110 Projector – This tiny LED projector weighs barely half a pound, and is rated 10 lumens. What’s special about the 3M compared to other Pico projectors, however, is that it has a VGA input.

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