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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TI DLP® Technology Meets LED, Gets Brighter, and Together, Take On Traditional Lamp Projectors!

TI DLP® Technology Meets LED, Gets Brighter, and Together, Take On Traditional Lamp Projectors!

  • Review Date: August 3, 2020
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BENQ LU710 Business/Education Projector Review

BENQ LU710 Business/Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 5, 2020
  • MSRP:$1,699.00
  • Technology: DLP

Panasonic PT-MZ16KL Laser Projector Review

Panasonic PT-MZ16KL Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: May 15, 2020
  • MSRP:$33,999
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson’s Laser Projectors Transform the World We Know in Entertainment Venues and Other Large-Scale Environments

Epson’s Laser Projectors Transform the World We Know in Entertainment Venues and Other Large-Scale Environments

  • Review Date: May 1, 2020
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BenQ EH600 Smart Business Projector Review

BenQ EH600 Smart Business Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 27, 2020
  • MSRP:$999
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ TH585 vs. Vankyo V630 Comparison Review

BenQ TH585 vs. Vankyo V630 Comparison Review

  • Review Date: April 12, 2020
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CHRISTIE LWU530-APS Laser Projector Review

CHRISTIE LWU530-APS Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: March 16, 2020
  • MSRP:$2,499
  • Technology: 3LCD

The Newest, Smartest Laser Projectors From Sony Are Impressive:   “Affordable Lasers” for Business, Classroom!  Commercial Projectors for Auditoriums, Museums and Entertainment!

The Newest, Smartest Laser Projectors From Sony Are Impressive: “Affordable Lasers” for Business, Classroom! Commercial Projectors for Auditoriums, Museums and Entertainment!

  • Review Date: March 1, 2020
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NEC’s Laser Projectors: With Great Performance, Plus Innovation – Comes Great Value!

NEC’s Laser Projectors: With Great Performance, Plus Innovation – Comes Great Value!

  • Review Date: January 19, 2020
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Christie LHD878-DS Laser Projector Review

Christie LHD878-DS Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 15, 2019
  • MSRP:$11,499
  • Technology: 3 LCD

Vivitek DH3660Z Business/Education Laser Projector Review

Vivitek DH3660Z Business/Education Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 13, 2019
  • MSRP:$2,499
  • Technology: DLP

2019 Holiday Guide To Seven Great Home Theater Projectors Under $2000

2019 Holiday Guide To Seven Great Home Theater Projectors Under $2000

  • Review Date: November 22, 2019
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2019 Holiday Guide To Five Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000

2019 Holiday Guide To Five Great Home Theater Projectors Over $2000

  • Review Date: November 22, 2019
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Casio Laser/LED Projectors Simply Provide a Better Value Proposition Than The Competition

Casio Laser/LED Projectors Simply Provide a Better Value Proposition Than The Competition

  • Review Date: October 2, 2019
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Panasonic PT-VMZ50 Laser Projector Review

Panasonic PT-VMZ50 Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 24, 2019
  • MSRP:$2499
  • Technology: 3LCD

Optoma HD27HDR Home-Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

Optoma HD27HDR Home-Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: September 15, 2019
  • MSRP:650
  • Technology: DLP

Optoma HD243X Home-Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

Optoma HD243X Home-Entertainment Projector: Our First-Look Review of Key Features and Capabilities

  • Review Date: July 30, 2019
  • MSRP:$499
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ TK800M Projector First Look Review — 4K UHD HDR Optimized for Sports Fans

BenQ TK800M Projector First Look Review — 4K UHD HDR Optimized for Sports Fans

  • Review Date: July 5, 2019
  • MSRP:$1,299
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ InstaShow Review

BenQ InstaShow Review

  • Review Date: June 19, 2019
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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:$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
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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
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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
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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:$2999
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson Pro L1755UNL Commercial Laser Projector Review

Epson Pro L1755UNL Commercial Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: March 31, 2019
  • MSRP:$33,000
  • Technology: 3LCD

Dell Advanced Projector: P519HL Laser Projector Review

Dell Advanced Projector: P519HL Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: March 12, 2019
  • MSRP:$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:$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
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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
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Epson Home Cinema 4010/Pro Cinema 4050 4K Capable Home Theater Projector Review

Epson Home Cinema 4010/Pro Cinema 4050 4K Capable Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 6, 2018
  • MSRP:$1999/$2399
  • Technology: 3LCD

Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review

Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: December 5, 2018
  • MSRP:$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:$2,399
  • Technology: 3LCD

ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review

ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review

  • Review Date: October 22, 2018
  • MSRP:$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
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Epson PowerLite 1785W Wireless Portable Projector Review

Epson PowerLite 1785W Wireless Portable Projector Review

  • Review Date: October 13, 2018
  • MSRP:$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:$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:$3999
  • Technology: LCOS 3 Panel

ViewSonic PJD7828HDL Home Theater Projector Review

ViewSonic PJD7828HDL Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: January 7, 2018
  • MSRP:$679
  • Technology: DLP (1)

Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home Projectors

Two Holiday Guides, Ten Great Home Projectors

  • Review Date: November 28, 2017
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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:$899
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector Review

Epson Home Cinema LS100 Laser Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 9, 2017
  • MSRP:$2999
  • Technology: 3LCD

NEC NP-PA653UL Business/Education Projector Review

NEC NP-PA653UL Business/Education Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 27, 2017
  • MSRP:$7,779
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson Home Cinema 1060 First Look Review

Epson Home Cinema 1060 First Look Review

  • Review Date: August 30, 2017
  • MSRP:$649
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson Home Cinema 660 First Look Review

Epson Home Cinema 660 First Look Review

  • Review Date: August 29, 2017
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Epson Home Cinema 2150 First Look Review

Epson Home Cinema 2150 First Look Review

  • Review Date: August 28, 2017
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AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED!

AAXA M6 Projector Review – 1080p Pocket Sized and LED!

  • Review Date: August 16, 2017
  • MSRP:$599
  • Technology: LED

Epson Home Cinema 2100 First Look Review

Epson Home Cinema 2100 First Look Review

  • Review Date: August 13, 2017
  • MSRP:
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Epson Home Cinema 4000 Home Theater Projector Review

Epson Home Cinema 4000 Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 30, 2017
  • MSRP:$2199
  • Technology: 3LCD

Acer H7550ST Home Entertainment Projector Review

Acer H7550ST Home Entertainment Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 14, 2017
  • MSRP:$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:$2699
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson Home Cinema 3700 Projector Review

Epson Home Cinema 3700 Projector Review

  • Review Date: February 14, 2017
  • MSRP:$1499
  • Technology: 3LCD

Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review

Epson PowerLite 2265U Projector Review

  • Review Date: February 8, 2017
  • MSRP:$2299
  • Technology: 3LCD

InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review

InFocus IN5148HD Projector Review

  • Review Date: January 28, 2017
  • MSRP:$6889
  • Technology: DLP

BenQ HT6050 Home Theater Projector Review

BenQ HT6050 Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 15, 2016
  • MSRP:3799
  • Technology: DLP

Viewsonic Pro8530HDL Projector Review

Viewsonic Pro8530HDL Projector Review

  • Review Date: October 16, 2016
  • MSRP:$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
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InFocus IN1118HD Mobile Projector Review

InFocus IN1118HD Mobile Projector Review

  • Review Date: September 13, 2016
  • MSRP:$1149
  • Technology: DLP

Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector Review

Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: August 27, 2016
  • MSRP:$1999
  • Technology: SXRD (3)

LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review

LG MiniBeam PF1000U Projector Review

  • Review Date: August 16, 2016
  • MSRP:$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:$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:21999
  • Technology: 3LCD

BenQ SU931 Large Venue Projector Review

BenQ SU931 Large Venue Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 8, 2016
  • MSRP:2900
  • Technology: DLP

ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review

ViewSonic PJD7835HD Projector Review

  • Review Date: May 12, 2016
  • MSRP:899
  • Technology: DLP

JVC DLA-RS400U Home Theater Projector Review

JVC DLA-RS400U Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 30, 2016
  • MSRP: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:2499
  • Technology: 3LCD

Optoma EH320USTi Ultra-Short Throw Projector Review

Optoma EH320USTi Ultra-Short Throw Projector Review

  • Review Date: March 18, 2016
  • MSRP:$1799
  • Technology: DLP

Sony VPL-HW65ES Home Theater Projector Review

Sony VPL-HW65ES Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: March 6, 2016
  • MSRP: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: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:$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: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:14999
  • Technology: SXRD (3)

BenQ HT4050 Home Theater Projector Review

BenQ HT4050 Home Theater Projector Review

  • Review Date: November 6, 2015
  • MSRP: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: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:
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Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL Projector Review

Epson PowerLite Pro Z10005UNL Projector Review

  • Review Date: August 2, 2015
  • MSRP:28,999
  • Technology: 3LCD

Optoma HD37 Home Projector Review

Optoma HD37 Home Projector Review

  • Review Date: July 2, 2015
  • MSRP: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:4999
  • Technology: 3LCD

BenQ HC1200 Projector Review

BenQ HC1200 Projector Review

  • Review Date: April 27, 2015
  • MSRP:$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:12495
  • Technology: D-ILA

ViewSonic PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment Projector Review

ViewSonic PJD7822HDL Home Entertainment Projector Review

  • Review Date: March 19, 2015
  • MSRP:789
  • Technology: DLP

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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