The LCoS projectors category includes the latest projectors used for home theater and commercial settings. See below for a list of recent LCoS projector reviews and information pages.LCoS projectors are a high-resolution alternative to LCD and DLP projectors.LCoS Projectors currently dominate home theater space in the $3500 – $12,000 price ranges in the US. This is the result primarily of two major players in Home Theater space: Sony offers two LCoS projectors at in the low and middle of that price range, (and also an amazing 4K projector costing $25,000 in 2013. JVC offers four LCoS projectors in that price range. We have found both brands to offer “best in class” calibre projectors. While there are a few serious competing DLP projectors, right now, the LCoS projectors rule, whether they are JVC’s DiLA, or Sony’s SXRD. Mass market DLP home cinema manufacturers like BenQ and Optoma seem to be retreating to the less expensive markets, and those pesky LCD projectors for home are all under $3500.It’s not only on the home theater side of life that LCoS fares well. Canon has built an impressive reputation on the scientific and business side, especially in the medical fields with their DICOM capable REALiS LCoS projector models. Definitely on the expensive side but top performance usually is.LCoS (“Liquid Crystal on Silicon”) projectors are best known for great color, superb black levels, least visible pixel structure and accurate performance. It’s not that other technologies can’t produce these results, it’s just that LCoS technology has some real advantages.LCoS projectors are more expensive than the competing technologies, typically costing between $3,000-$25,000. In contrast, entry-level DLP projectors are available for under $500 and LCD projectors don’t start out much higher. LCoS projectors offer the least visible pixels, and excellent dynamic range. In the home theater projectors that translates into images that pop, and excellent black level performance. On the business, education and government side of things LCoS is associated with precision, and the ability to project difficult images such as medical CATs, MRIs, and X-Rays.There is some additional practical information covering differences between projector technologies: 3LCD vs LCoS vs DLP projectors LCoS Projectors Reviews JVC DLA-RS440U Review – A Serious, 4K Capable Home Theater ProjectorThe JVC DLA-RS440U is a home theater projector that I’ve long been waiting to review. This is its se…Read MoreAugust 20, 2018 Sony VPL-VW385ES – True 4K Home Theater Projector ReviewMeet Sony’s VPL-VW385ES. I’ve been watching it for most of a month now as I start writing up this re…Read MoreMay 7, 2018 Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K Home Theater Projector ReviewMeet the Sony VPL-VW285ES – a real 4K projector, and the first under $5000. Bingo! The affordable 4K…Read MoreOctober 26, 2017 Sony VPL-VW5000ES Home Theater/Commercial Projector ReviewThe basics are this – Sony’s VPL-VW5000ES is at the moment the best true 4K home theater projector c…Read MoreJanuary 29, 2017 Sony VPL-VW365ES 4K Home Theater Projector ReviewThe Sony VPL-VW365ES is the least expensive true 4K home theater projector currently available, at $…Read MoreNovember 26, 2016HT Projectors: Sony VPL-HW45ES vs Epson HC5040UBThe Sony HW45ES is this year’s Best In Class: Performance, winner in the $1000 to $2000 class. The E…Read MoreSeptember 24, 2016Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector ReviewThe VPL-HW45ES offers great color and a bright picture. Ideal for media rooms, and home theaters, t…Read MoreAugust 27, 2016Canon REALiS WUX450ST Projector ReviewI consider the Canon Realis WUX450ST to be a rather specialized installation class projector suitabl…Read MoreMay 16, 2016 JVC DLA-RS400U Home Theater Projector ReviewThe DLA-RS400U may be the best under $4000 home theater projector ever! $3999 lets you view 4K cont…Read MoreApril 30, 2016 JVC DLA-RS600U, X950R Home Theater Projector ReviewThe DLA-RS600U and the virtually identical DLA-X950R are JVC’s flagship models for the US Market (ca…Read MoreJanuary 25, 2016LCoS Projectors Reviews REVIEWSImageReview JVC DLA-RS440U Review – A Serious, 4K Capable Home Theater ProjectorReview Date: August 20, 2018MSRP: $3999Technology: LCOS 3 Panel Sony VPL-VW385ES – True 4K Home Theater Projector ReviewReview Date: May 7, 2018MSRP: $7999Technology: SXRD (3) Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K Home Theater Projector ReviewReview Date: October 26, 2017MSRP: $4999Technology: SXRD (3) Sony VPL-VW5000ES Home Theater/Commercial Projector ReviewReview Date: January 29, 2017MSRP: $60,000Technology: SXRD (3) Sony VPL-VW365ES 4K Home Theater Projector ReviewReview Date: November 26, 2016MSRP: $9999Technology: SXRD (3) HT Projectors: Sony VPL-HW45ES vs Epson HC5040UBReview Date: September 24, 2016MSRP: N/ATechnology: Sony VPL-HW45ES Home Theater Projector ReviewReview Date: August 27, 2016MSRP: $1999Technology: SXRD (3) Canon REALiS WUX450ST Projector ReviewReview Date: May 16, 2016MSRP: $7329Technology: LCoS JVC DLA-RS400U Home Theater Projector ReviewReview Date: April 30, 2016MSRP: $3995Technology: D-ILA-3 JVC DLA-RS600U, X950R Home Theater Projector ReviewReview Date: January 25, 2016MSRP: $9995Technology: D-ILA-3 Epson LS10000 vs JVC DLA-RS6710 – Two Awesome HT ProjectorsReview Date: September 9, 2015MSRP: N/ATechnology: 0 JVC DLA-RS6710U, RS67U, X900R, 4K Home Theater Projector ReviewReview Date: April 22, 2015MSRP: $12495Technology: D-ILA Epson Pro-Cinema LS9600e Projector ReviewReview Date: March 13, 2015MSRP: $5999Technology: 3LCD on Quartz (LCoQ) Canon REALiS WUX6000 Projector ReviewReview Date: March 1, 2015MSRP: $5499Technology: LCOS 3 Panel Sony VPL-VW350ES Home Theater Projector ReviewReview Date: February 17, 2015MSRP: $9999Technology: SXRD (3) JVC DLA-RS4910, DLA-RS49, DLA-X500R Projector ReviewReview Date: April 14, 2014MSRP: $5199Technology: D-ILA Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Home Theater ProjectorReview Date: March 4, 2014MSRP: $14999Technology: LCOS 3 Panel Review: Sony VPL-HW55ES Home Theater ProjectorReview Date: December 7, 2013MSRP: $3999Technology: LCoS Canon REALiS WX6000 WXGA+ LCOS Projector ReviewReview Date: July 4, 2013MSRP: $4999Technology: LCoS JVC DLA-X35 Projector ReviewReview Date: March 3, 2013MSRP: $3499Technology: D-ILA JVC DLA-X95R Projector ReviewReview Date: February 16, 2013MSRP: $11999Technology: D-ILA JVC DLA-X55R Projector ReviewReview Date: December 21, 2012MSRP: $4999Technology: D-ILA Sony VPL-HW50ES Home Theater Projector ReviewReview Date: September 26, 2012MSRP: $3500Technology: LCoS Canon REALiS WUX4000 LCOS Projector ReviewReview Date: June 15, 2012MSRP: $8999Technology: LCoS Sony VPL-VW1000ES Projector ReviewReview Date: June 5, 2012MSRP: $24999Technology: LCoS JVC DLA-X70R Projector ReviewReview Date: March 27, 2012MSRP: $9999Technology: LCOS 3 Panel Sony VPL-VW95ES Projector ReviewReview Date: December 10, 2011MSRP: $6999Technology: LCoS Sony VPL-HW30ES Home Theater Projector ReviewReview Date: October 14, 2011MSRP: $3699Technology: LCoS JVC DLA-HD250Pro Projector ReviewReview Date: August 5, 2011MSRP: $2995Technology: D-ILA JVC DLA-RS60 Projector ReviewReview Date: March 20, 2011MSRP: $11995Technology: LCoS Sony VPL-VW90ES Projector ReviewReview Date: March 13, 2011MSRP: $9999Technology: LCoS Sony VPL-VWPRO1 Projector ReviewReview Date: December 24, 2010MSRP: $3400Technology: LCoS LG AF115 Projector ReviewReview Date: August 10, 2010MSRP: $2500Technology: DLP Mitsubishi HC9000D Projector ReviewReview Date: July 27, 2010MSRP: $6999Technology: LCoS JVC DLA-RS15 Projector ReviewReview Date: March 8, 2010MSRP: $5499Technology: LCoS JVC DLA-RS35 Projector ReviewReview Date: February 28, 2010MSRP: $10000Technology: LCoS LG CF181D Projector ReviewReview Date: February 20, 2010MSRP: $2499Technology: DLP Cinetron HD700 Projector ReviewReview Date: January 31, 2010MSRP: $2999Technology: DLP Sony VPL-VW85 Projector ReviewReview Date: January 4, 2010MSRP: $7999Technology: LCoS JVC DLA-RS25 Projector ReviewReview Date: November 6, 2009MSRP: $8000Technology: LCoS Sony VPL-HW15 Projector ReviewReview Date: September 9, 2009MSRP: $2999Technology: LCoS LED Projector Review – Aiptek V10 PLUS Pico ProjectorReview Date: July 19, 2009MSRP: $349Technology: LCoS Canon REALiS WUX10 Projector Review – OverviewReview Date: May 20, 2009MSRP: N/ATechnology: LCoS Sony VPL-VW70 Projector ReviewReview Date: May 18, 2009MSRP: $7999Technology: LCoS JVC DLA-RS10 Projector ReviewReview Date: February 3, 2009MSRP: $4995.Technology: LCoS JVC DLA-RS20 Projector ReviewReview Date: January 26, 2009MSRP: $7495Technology: LCoS Sony VPL-HW10 Projector ReviewReview Date: December 1, 2008MSRP: $3499Technology: LCoS Canon Realis SX7 – SXGA+, LCoS, Portable Business, Scientific, and Engineering ProjectorReview Date: April 2, 2008MSRP: $6999Technology: LCoS Sony VPL-VW40 Home Theater Projector ReviewReview Date: February 11, 2008MSRP: $2999Technology: LCoS JVC DLA-RS2 1080p Home Theater Projector Review: Overview and Physical AttributesReview Date: December 26, 2007MSRP: $7995Technology: LCoS Sony VPL-VW60 Home Theater Projector Review: Overview and Physical AttributesReview Date: December 10, 2007MSRP: $4995Technology: LCoS JVC DLA-RS2 Projector SpecificationsReview Date: September 8, 2007MSRP: N/ATechnology: Sony VPL-VW60 vs. JVC DLA-RS2Review Date: July 22, 2007MSRP: N/ATechnology: Sony VPL-VW50 “Pearl” 1080p Home Theater Projector Review: OverviewReview Date: February 27, 2007MSRP: $4995Technology: LCoS Home Theater Projector Reviews: JVC DLA-RS1, A 1080p LCOS projectorReview Date: February 8, 2007MSRP: $6995Technology: LCoS Canon Realis SX60 Projector – OverviewReview Date: June 12, 2006MSRP: $5999Technology: LCoS Canon SX50 – OverviewReview Date: July 19, 2005MSRP: $4999Technology: LCoS LG CF3D Projector ReviewReview Date: February 1, 2005MSRP: $14999Technology: LCoS JVC DLP-HD2K Home Projector ReviewReview Date: February 1, 2005MSRP: $29995Technology: LCoSAbout LCoS ProjectorsLCoS (“Liquid Crystal on Silicon”) projectors are a more recent variation of LCD technology, as LCoS also uses three panels of red, blue and green. However, LCoS uses reflexive technology as opposed to transmissive, which allows the pixel structure of LCoS projectors to be much less visible than the competition (virtually invisible at normal seating distance). This minimizes the visibility of individual pixels, eliminating the “screen door” effect. With no spinning color wheel (unlike DLPs), there is no annoying rainbow effect that is visible to some people.Click Image to EnlargeJVC, Sony and Canon dominate the LCoS industry… Each designs and manufacturers their own LCoS panels, unlike the DLP world, where Texas Instruments manufacturers all DLP chips for all the DLP projector companies, or LCD projectors, wherelmost all the world’s LCD panels come from Epson.JVC projectors are often commeded for producing the best native black level performance, although Sony is breathing down their neck. Canon business projectors have developed a superb reputation amongst all types who require high quality picture with exceptional color, such as videographers and photographers.Because of their varied strengths, JVC and Sony projectors are two of the most talked about home theater projectors, but Canon dominates LCoS in the commercial sector.Below is a data image from a Canon REALiS series projector. Canon is a huge favorite amongst photographers, camera clubs, scientists, medical presenters, universities museums and more. Note the superb red, green, and blue colors. Canon’s highest-end business projectors are all LCoS and they usually are one of the first to market with the highest new resolutions.LCoS vs. the competitionLet us put in perspective the difference between LCoS technology and the competition.Current LCoS JVC models have taken our highest home theater award “Best In Class” for the $3,500-10,000 price range in our Annual Home Projector Comparison Report three years in a row, while this year Sony’s giving them a run for the money. None of the DLP projectors can match the LCoS projectors at the moment, in terms of black levels and handling dark scenes.In the business segment, LCoS projectors are about the same size as LCD models because they are both “3-chip” technologies. Both technologies are offered in small portable as well as larger projectors.Like LCD, even the smallest LCoS projectors are still a size larger than the smallest DLP projectors. Recently, though, the first pico projectors using LCoS technology are entering the market (well, back at the end of 2010).In the business segment, LCoS projectors are about the same size as LCD models (or slightly larger), afterall, they are both “3-chip” technologies. Both technologies are offered in relatively small sizes, but if small, or low cost is what you need, whether home cinema or commercial use, then your choice is probably another technology.