Reviews of HD Projectors

The HD projectors category includes most home theater projectors. It includes both those sporting Full HD which is 1080p resolution, and 720p projectors, which, technically are just HD. The same is true for LCDTVs and Plasmas when talking HD and Full HD. HD is, of course, an acronym for High Definition.  In the projector world, primarily HD is a phrase associated with home theater projectors, rather than other types, but recently, the HD definition is showing up on business, education and other commercial projectors with 2K resolution. (2048×1024, or similar). For our purposes HD Projectors will be defined for home theater projectors only. See below for a list of HD projector reviews and information pages.
Full HD 1080p resolution allows for the true home theater experience.
Full HD 1080p resolution allows for the true home theater experience.
For home theater systems, virtually all projectors are either HD or Full HD these days. You can still find a few all-in-one projectors that are lower resolution, but everything else, or at least everything we’re aware of, over $600 should be HD, and there really is only some DIY stuff, and maybe some old closeouts for less.

Most 720p HD projectors are under $1000, but there are some huge exceptions, including 3 chip DLP’s such as the Runco LS-7, a rather superb, $15,000 extremely bright home theater projector. In fact 720p 3 chip DLP projectors can cost several times even that amount.

That’s fine, some real high performance projectors, but keep in mind there are also a number of under $10K 720p single chip DLP projectors from “high end brands” as well.

Popular HD projector brands: SonyPanasonicOptomaEpsonMitsubishi, and InFocus.

1080p Report: 1080p Home Theater Projector Comparison Report.

HD Projector Reviews

HD Projector Reviews REVIEWS

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Epson Home Cinema 5050UB Review – An Extremely 4K Capable Home Theater Projector Epson Home Cinema 5050UB Review – An Extremely 4K Capable Home Theater Projector
  • Review Date: May 12, 2019
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$2999″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
The Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB Has Arrived – Turns Out It Is Even Better! The Epson Pro Cinema 6050UB Has Arrived – Turns Out It Is Even Better!
  • Review Date: May 7, 2019
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=””]
  • Technology:
Meet the Epson Home Cinema 5050UB – This New Ultra Black Projector Raises the Bar Meet the Epson Home Cinema 5050UB – This New Ultra Black Projector Raises the Bar
  • Review Date: May 1, 2019
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=””]
  • Technology:
The Laser Projector Revolution is Upon Us – And Epson is  Leading the Charge The Laser Projector Revolution is Upon Us – And Epson is Leading the Charge
  • Review Date: April 19, 2019
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=””]
  • Technology:
Epson Home Cinema 5050UB – The Best Home Theater Projector Value Yet? – A First Look Review Epson Home Cinema 5050UB – The Best Home Theater Projector Value Yet? – A First Look Review
  • Review Date: April 13, 2019
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$2999″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Pro L1755UNL Commercial Laser Projector Review Epson Pro L1755UNL Commercial Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 31, 2019
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$33,000″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Dell Advanced Projector: P519HL Laser Projector Review Dell Advanced Projector: P519HL Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 12, 2019
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$2499″]
  • Technology: DLP
BenQ HT3550 Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review BenQ HT3550 Home Theater Projector – A First Look Review
  • Review Date: March 11, 2019
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$1,499″]
  • Technology: DLP
NEC Commercial Laser Projectors – Advanced Wall Melting Performance NEC Commercial Laser Projectors – Advanced Wall Melting Performance
  • Review Date: March 8, 2019
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=””]
  • Technology:
Epson’s HC4010 and PC4050 Take Off – Combining 4K Capabilities, Features and Value Epson’s HC4010 and PC4050 Take Off – Combining 4K Capabilities, Features and Value
  • Review Date: January 15, 2019
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=””]
  • Technology: 0
Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 5, 2018
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$899″]
  • Technology: DLP (1)
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: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$2,399″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 22, 2018
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$785″]
  • 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: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=””]
  • Technology: 0
Epson PowerLite 1785W Wireless Portable Projector Review Epson PowerLite 1785W Wireless Portable Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 13, 2018
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$899″]
  • 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: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$17,999″]
  • Technology: D-ILA-3
JVC DLA-RS440U Review – A Serious, 4K Capable Home Theater Projector JVC DLA-RS440U Review – A Serious, 4K Capable Home Theater Projector
  • Review Date: August 20, 2018
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$3999″]
  • Technology: LCOS 3 Panel
ViewSonic PJD7828HDL Home Theater Projector Review ViewSonic PJD7828HDL Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 7, 2018
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$679″]
  • Technology: DLP (1)
Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home Projectors Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home Projectors
  • Review Date: November 28, 2017
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=””]
  • Technology: 0
Epson Home Cinema 2100 and 2150 Home Entertainment Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 2100 and 2150 Home Entertainment Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 16, 2017
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$899″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector Review Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 9, 2017
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$2999″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
NEC NP-PA653UL Business/Education Projector Review NEC NP-PA653UL Business/Education Projector Review
  • Review Date: September 27, 2017
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$7,779″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 660 First Look Review Epson Home Cinema 660 First Look Review
  • Review Date: August 29, 2017
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=””]
  • 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: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$599″]
  • Technology: LED
Epson Home Cinema 4000 Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 4000 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 30, 2017
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$2199″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Acer H7550ST Home Entertainment Projector Review Acer H7550ST Home Entertainment Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 14, 2017
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$999″]
  • Technology: DLP
The Astonishing Epson Pro Cinema 4040 Home Theater Projector – Review The Astonishing Epson Pro Cinema 4040 Home Theater Projector – Review
  • Review Date: March 16, 2017
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$2699″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 3700 Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 3700 Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 14, 2017
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$1499″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 8, 2017
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$2299″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 28, 2017
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$6889″]
  • Technology: DLP
BenQ HT6050 Home Theater Projector Review BenQ HT6050 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 15, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”3799″]
  • Technology: DLP
Viewsonic Pro8530HDL Projector Review Viewsonic Pro8530HDL Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 16, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$2169.99″]
  • Technology: DLP
HT Projectors: Sony VPL-HW45ES vs Epson HC5040UB HT Projectors: Sony VPL-HW45ES vs Epson HC5040UB
  • Review Date: September 24, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=””]
  • Technology:
InFocus IN1118HD Mobile Projector Review InFocus IN1118HD Mobile Projector Review
  • Review Date: September 13, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$1149″]
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector Review Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 27, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$1999″]
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 16, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$1,399″]
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, Pro Cinema 6040UB Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 5040UB, Pro Cinema 6040UB Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 11, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$2699″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Powerlite Pro L1500, L1505 Laser Projector Review Epson Powerlite Pro L1500, L1505 Laser Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 8, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”21999″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
BenQ SU931 Large Venue Projector Review BenQ SU931 Large Venue Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 8, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”2900″]
  • Technology: DLP
ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review
  • Review Date: May 12, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”899″]
  • Technology: DLP
JVC DLA-RS400U Home Theater Projector Review JVC DLA-RS400U Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 30, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”3995″]
  • Technology: D-ILA-3
Epson Pro Cinema 1985 W Projector Review Epson Pro Cinema 1985 W Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 11, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”2499″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Optoma EH320USTi Ultra-Short Throw Projector Review Optoma EH320USTi Ultra-Short Throw Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 18, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$1799″]
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-HW65ES Home Theater Projector Review Sony VPL-HW65ES Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 6, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”3999″]
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
Epson Home Cinema 1040 Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 1040 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: February 4, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”799″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
JVC DLA-RS600U, X950R Home Theater Projector Review JVC DLA-RS600U, X950R Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 25, 2016
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$9995″]
  • Technology: D-ILA-3
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 Projector Review Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 28, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”1699″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Sony VPL-VW665ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review Sony VPL-VW665ES 4K Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: December 18, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”14999″]
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
BenQ HT4050 Home Theater Projector Review BenQ HT4050 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 6, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”1399″]
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Home Cinema 2040 and 2045 Projectors – A Review Epson Home Cinema 2040 and 2045 Projectors – A Review
  • Review Date: September 16, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”799″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson LS10000 vs JVC DLA-RS6710 – Two Awesome HT Projectors Epson LS10000 vs JVC DLA-RS6710 – Two Awesome HT Projectors
  • Review Date: September 9, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=””]
  • Technology: 0
Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL Projector Review Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 2, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”28,999″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Optoma HD37 Home Projector Review Optoma HD37 Home Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 2, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”999″]
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema G6550WU Commercial and Home Entertainment Projector – Review Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema G6550WU Commercial and Home Entertainment Projector – Review
  • Review Date: June 12, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”4999″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
BenQ HC1200 Projector Review BenQ HC1200 Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 27, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$999 ($889 street price)”]
  • Technology: DLP
JVC DLA-RS6710U, RS67U, X900R, 4K Home Theater Projector Review JVC DLA-RS6710U, RS67U, X900R, 4K Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 22, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”12495″]
  • Technology: D-ILA
ViewSonic PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment Projector Review ViewSonic PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 19, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”789″]
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Pro-Cinema LS9600e Projector Review Epson Pro-Cinema LS9600e Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 13, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”5999″]
  • Technology: 3LCD on Quartz (LCoQ)
Optoma HD161X Home Theater Projector Review Optoma HD161X Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: January 21, 2015
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”1599″]
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-CH375 Projector Review Sony VPL-CH375 Projector Review
  • Review Date: November 25, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”2999″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K Projector – A Review Sony VPL-VW1100ES 4K Projector – A Review
  • Review Date: November 22, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”27999″]
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
Epson Home Cinema 3500 Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 3500 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 30, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”1699″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Optoma HD141X Projector Review Optoma HD141X Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 12, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”$699″]
  • Technology: DLP
BenQ HT1075 Projector Review BenQ HT1075 Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 4, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”1199″]
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Laser Home Theater Projector – Review Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 Laser Home Theater Projector – Review
  • Review Date: September 9, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”7999″]
  • Technology: 3LCD on Quartz (LCoQ)
LG PF85U LED Projector – Review LG PF85U LED Projector – Review
  • Review Date: August 28, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”1299″]
  • Technology: DLP
Sony VPL-HW40ES Home Theater Projector Review Sony VPL-HW40ES Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: July 10, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”2499″]
  • Technology: SXRD (3)
Optoma HD91 Home Theater Projector Review Optoma HD91 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: June 11, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”3999″]
  • Technology: DLP
JVC DLA-RS4910, DLA-RS49, DLA-X500R Projector Review JVC DLA-RS4910, DLA-RS49, DLA-X500R Projector Review
  • Review Date: April 14, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”5199″]
  • Technology: D-ILA
Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector Sony VPL-HW55ES Projector vs. Epson HC5030UB Projector
  • Review Date: March 29, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=””]
  • Technology:
BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector Review BenQ W7500 Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: March 18, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”2799″]
  • Technology: DLP
Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review Vivitek Qumi Q7 LED Projector – Review
  • Review Date: March 1, 2014
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”999″]
  • Technology: DLP
BenQ W1500 Home Projector – Review BenQ W1500 Home Projector – Review
  • Review Date: December 25, 2013
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”1999″]
  • Technology: DLP
Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB Projector Quick Look Review Epson Pro Cinema 6030UB Projector Quick Look Review
  • Review Date: December 16, 2013
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”3499″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 2000 Projector Quick Look Review Epson Home Cinema 2000 Projector Quick Look Review
  • Review Date: December 16, 2013
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”899″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Review:  Optoma HD131Xe Projector Review: Optoma HD131Xe Projector
  • Review Date: December 16, 2013
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”799″]
  • Technology: DLP
Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater Projector
  • Review Date: December 7, 2013
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”3999″]
  • Technology: LCoS
Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector – Review Epson Pro Cinema 4030 Projector – Review
  • Review Date: November 12, 2013
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”2499″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Home Theater Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 5030 UB Home Theater Projector Review
  • Review Date: October 27, 2013
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”2599″]
  • Technology: 3LCD
Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Review Epson Home Cinema 2030 Projector Review
  • Review Date: August 27, 2013
  • MSRP: [wpv-acf-price name=’price’ value=”999″]
  • Technology: 3LCD

About HD Projectors

The bottom line on today’s High Definition – HD Projectors is that they provide a level of quality, that less than a decade ago, was unobtainable for less than $20,000. Yet, today’s HD projectors start well under $1000, even for Full HD. The overall picture quality varies by price, brand and other issues, but even the very least of the HD home theater projectors is almost certain to dazzle just about everyone but hard core enthusiasts, when properly set up.

For those with older projectors, or looking for their first, an HD projector should truly impress, but content is king. If you watch standard TV and standard DVDs, you will not be able to get the fullest performance, and viewing pleasure that would come with HDTV, and Blu-ray discs.

Popular HD Projector Reviews

BenQ W1000 Projector 
The W1000 is exceptionally bright and is perhaps the most impressive overall 1080p projector out there under $1,000.

JVC DLA-RS25 Projector
The RS25 is a worthy successor for last year’s Best In Class (under $10,000) 1080p projector winner, the RS20. The premium priced RS25 offers premium performance with improved color management, plus CFI.

LG CF181D Projector
At $2499, the LG CF181D LCoS 1080p projector is extremely impressive. It’s one of the very brightest projectors under $10,000 and one of the best under $3,000, has really good color, and decent black level performance.

Epson Home Cinema 8500UB
The 8500UB replaces last year’s Best In Class winners, also Epson 1080p projectors, boasting a sharper image, great blacks, a great warranty, improved CFI, and better color. What’s not to like?

Mitsubishi HC4000
The Mitsubishi HC4000 may be the entry-level (under $1,500) 1080p projector to beat. It offers rich, great looking color, decent blacks, a sharp image, and is really bright in Best Mode.

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