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Reviews of Video Projectors

The video projectors category includes the latest home theater projectors, business projectors, and classroom projectors. See below for a list of video projector reviews and information pages.

Video projector is perhaps the most generic term out there in the projector world, aside from “projector” itself. Technically speaking, a video projector is pretty much any projector that can project video, and therefore constitutes virtually all projectors on the market today. This ranges from the least expensive and tiniest Pico projectors to the most expensive and powerful large venue projectors.

The term ‘video projector’ is a generic term for virtually all projectors out there.

Video projection technology is evolving rapidly in home theater projectors, business projectors, and portable projectors that conveniently integrates with smart phones and laptops. That makes this category a good one for looking over most projectors. Choose a different category if you want to narrow the field, such as 1080p projectors, or home theater projectors.

Popular video projector brands include: Epson, Sony, Panasonic, Sharp, and InFocus.

Video Projector Reviews

Hisense C1 Lifestyle Projector Review

February 25, 2024

Introducing the Hisense C1: A cube-shaped 4K UHD lifestyle projector with an RGB triple laser light source and integrated JBL speakers for immersive home entertainment.

BenQ X3100i Flagship Gaming Projector Review

February 19, 2024

The BenQ X3100i is a 4LED, 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160p) 0.65" DLP short-throw gaming projector that offers a BenQ-rated 3,300 ANSI at an MSRP of $2,399.

BenQ V5000i 4K RGB Laser TV Projector Review

January 20, 2024

The BenQ V5000i is a $3,499 smart ultra-short throw 4K projector with RGB triple laser source. Ideal for vibrant, bright viewing experiences.

BenQ HT3650 4K DLP Home Theater Projector Review

January 2, 2024

The BenQ HT3560 is a 4K UHD projector offering vibrant colors and advanced features for $1,599. It offers a manufacturer-rated brightness of 2,200 ANSI lumens and displays colors that cover 95% of the DCI-P3 and 100% of the Rec.709 color gamuts.

BenQ LH820ST 1080P Short-Throw Laser Golf Simulator Projector Review

December 24, 2023

The BenQ LH820ST is a native Full HD short throw, DLP laser projector designed primarily for the golf simulation market for an MSRP of $1,899.

Ricoh WUL6690 WUXGA Laser DLP Projector Review

November 30, 2023

The Ricoh WUL6690 WUXGA Laser DLP Projector is their flagship in the professional laser projection market for $8,500.

Optoma ML1080 Portable RGB Laser Projector Review

November 30, 2023

The Optoma ML1080 is a compact RGB laser projector delivering vivid colors, high brightness, and portability for various applications.

NOMVDIC P2000UST-RGB Triple Laser UST Projector Review

November 13, 2023

The Nomadic P2000UST-RGB is a 4K Triple Laser projector with ALPD 4.0 laser light source, low input lag for gaming, and Harmon Kardon sound system. I

Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS650 Projector Review

November 11, 2023

The Epson EpiqVision LS650 is a 4K UST laser projector with Android TV, 3,600 ANSI lumens, and 10-bit HDR at $2,799 MSRP.

Hisense 100L5H 4K Laser TV Review

November 6, 2023

The Hisense L5H is a 4K Laser TV with Google TV, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos sound for a $3999.99 MSRP. Ideal TV replacement with high-gain screens and gaming features.

Formovie X5 4K UHD Laser Projector Review

October 23, 2023

The Formovie X5 is a new 4K UHD 3,840 x 2,160p HDR-capable video projector that retails for $1,599.99 MSRP.

Epson PowerLite L265F 1080p 3LCD Laser Business Projector Review

October 5, 2023

The Epson PowerLite L265F is a 1080p, 3-chip 3LCD professional projector with a solid-state laser light source that sells for an MSRP of $1,535.

ViewSonic X2-4K Gaming Projector Review

September 25, 2023

The ViewSonic X2-4K is a 4K (native 1440p) HDR-capable, LED DLP gaming projector that retails for $1,599.99 MSRP.

LG ProBeam BU70QGA Professional Projector Review

August 15, 2023

The LG ProBeam BU70QGA, LG Professional's latest top-of-the-line 4K DLP projector, is priced at $5,499 MSRP.

AAXA P7+ Projector Review

August 14, 2023

The new AAXA P7+ is one of the latest ultra-portable LED DLP, ultra-portable with a built-in battery. The P7+ with solar charger sells for an MSRP of $389.

JMGO N1 Projector Review

August 14, 2023

The JMGO N1 offers 800 CVIA lumens, a triple laser light source, and JMGO gimbal-like design for an MSRP of $999.

Epson EpiqVision Flex CO-W01 Portable Projector Review

August 2, 2023

Epson's EpiqVision Flex CO-W01 is a portable projector which sells for a $429 MSRP.

LG CineBeam PU700R 4K Smart LED Projector Review

July 6, 2023

The LG CineBeam PU700R is a 4K (3,840 x 2,160) Ultra High Definition (UHD) home entertainment projector selling for $1,699 MSRP.

BENQ W4000i/HT4550i 4K 4LED Projector Review

July 3, 2023

The BenQ HT4550i is a new 4K UHD HDR home theater projector with LED light source at an of MSRP $2,999.

Epson EpiqVision Mini EF-11 Laser Projector Review

June 10, 2023

The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF11 is a compact and portable laser projector, which retails for $699 and offers 1000 ANSI lumens of brightness and Full HD resolution.

Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma Laser Cinema Review

March 10, 2022

Fifth Generation Hisense Ultra-Short-Throw Projector The Hisense PX1-PRO is a Tricolor laser-equipped smart ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 2,200 ANSI lumens which sells for $3,999 MSRP.  Hisense introduced the world's first ...

SONY VPL-PHZ50 WUXGA 3LCD Projector Review

February 21, 2022

The VPL-PHZ50 is a 5,000 lumens (5,400 lumens center) 3LCD installation-class projector that sells for $2,499. Just over a year ago, Sony Electronics' professional division introduced a new mid-tier projector model, the Sony VPL-PHZ50 as a direct succe ...

Samsung Premiere LSP9T Laser TV Review

February 14, 2022

The Premiere LSP9T is one of Samsung's first Laser TVs The Premiere LSP9T and its little brother, the Premiere LSP7T is Samsung's first 4K ultra-short-throw smart projectors. Each year Flat-panel TVs get bigger and bigger. For example, Samsung offers s ...

LG CineBeam HU710PW Hybrid LED Laser 4K Projector Review

February 13, 2022

2022 LG HU710PW The LG HU710PW is one of two newly announced CineBeam projectors. We were excited to get our hands on the HU710PW ($2,499.99 SRP) because it is the first LG projector to utilize a hybrid light source system. This new LG system uses an L ...

Epson Pro EX10000 3LCD 1080p Wireless Laser Projector Review

December 31, 2021

Epson states the Pro EX10000 is Epson’s most advanced business projector to date. Epson introduced three new versatile business projectors – the Pro EX10000, Pro EX9240, and EX3280 which have been optimized for hybrid workspaces and home offices. The p ...

LG PF610P CineBeam Portable LED DLP Projector Review

December 7, 2021

Portable LED Projector The LG PF610P, which retails for $849 MSRP is a DLP LED home entertainment projector, and it is small enough to be considered transportable. It is also listed as one of the best projectors under $1,000. This LG projector utilizes ...

JMGO U2 Laser TV Review

November 13, 2021

The JMGO U2 is a RGB Laser DLP Ultra-Short-Throw projector offering an amazing range of features and performance at a great price.

Hisense L9G TriChroma Laser TV 4K Review

November 2, 2021

Hisense TriChroma Laser TV 4K The Hisense L9G is a Tricolor laser-equipped smart ultra-short-throw projector with a brightness rated at 3,000 ANSI lumens. These types of projectors are commonly referred to as "Laser TVs". They are called Laser TV becau ...


February 17, 2021

Overview Today I get to talk to you about a cool looking performance projector that BenQ is releasing. I'm talking about the BenQ X1300i Smart Entertainment Home projector. The X1300i is a gaming optimized home entertainment projector packing a ton of ...

ViewSonic LS700HD Laser DLP Home Projector Review

October 23, 2020

The ViewSonic LS700HD is a lamp-free 1080p laser home projector featuring 3,500 ANSI lumen high brightness and cinematic color for you to enjoy a big screen experience in a bright living room or in your dedicated home theater.

Sony VPL-VW915ES 4K SXRD Home Theater Laser Projector Review

September 8, 2020

The VW915ES retails for $19,999.99 making it the least expensive Sony 4K SXRD projector equipped with a laser light source.

Sony VPL-VW695ES Review: The Native 4K Home Theater Projector With Premium Performance

March 23, 2020

Review of the Sony VPL-VW695ES, a native 4K projector under $10,000.

NEC NP-PX1005QL Laser Projector Review

July 24, 2019

The NEC NP-PX1005QL is a 10,000 lumen, large venue, 4K DLP projector with WQXGA, 3840 x 2160, resolution that can accept a full range of 4K content.

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

July 5, 2019

This year, BenQ has upped its game with an upgraded version of the TK800, the TK800M, which carries a list price of only $1299, only $50 more than it's predecessor.

Epson LightScene EV-100 Laser Projector Review

May 8, 2019

The Epson EV-100 LightScene Laser Projector 2,000 lumen laser projector is designed for retail, hospitality and entertainment applications.

BenQ LK953ST 4K UHD Laser Business/Education Projector Review

April 29, 2019

The BenQ LK953ST is a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) laser projector that pixel shifts to meet the resolution standard for 4K UHD.

Maxell MP-WU5503 Laser Education Projector Review

April 17, 2019

The Maxell MP-WU5503 is a WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), 5,000 lumen projector for business and education applications.

Epson Home Cinema 5050UB – The Best Home Theater Projector Value Yet? – A First Look Review

April 13, 2019

Epson launches the Home Cinema 5050UB, to replace their bestselling 5040UB. 

Epson Pro L1755UNL Commercial Laser Projector Review

March 31, 2019

The Epson Pro L1755UNL is a 15,000 lumen, large venue, 4K pixel shifting laser projector with WUXGA resolution, that can accept a full range of 4K content.

Dell Advanced Projector: P519HL Laser Projector Review

March 12, 2019

The Dell Advanced Projector P519HL is a full 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080), 4,000 lumen projector for business and education applications with DLP technology and a laser light engine.

Anker Nebula Capsule Projector – The Crowd Funded Soda Can Projector Review

December 14, 2018

The Anker Nebula Capsule is a DLP projector with an LED light source and is nearly the exact size of a soda can.

Optoma HD143X Home Theater Projector Review

December 5, 2018

The Optoma HD143X is a 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution projector with DLP technology.

ViewSonic PX747-4K First Look Review – Now for $999!

November 13, 2018

The ViewSonic PX747-4K is a 4K UHD projector. ViewSonic has long been a leader in some of the lowest-cost home theater projectors, and they’ve done it again!

Acer S1386WHN Short Throw Business and Education Projector Review

November 9, 2018

The Acer S1386WHN is a WXGA (1280x800) short throw projector intended for business and education environments such as conference rooms, K-12 classrooms, and retail settings.

ViewSonic M1 Pocket Projector Review – Sleek Pocket Projector with Impressive Sound

November 6, 2018

The ViewSonic M1 is a stylish pocket gaming projector featuring dual 3.0 watt Harman Kardon speakers for impressive audio on-the-go.

BenQ LU950 Installation Laser Projector Review

November 1, 2018

The BenQ LU950 is a WUXGA (1920x1200) laser projector claiming 5,000 lumens – enough to shine through the ambient light found in many museums, conference rooms, retail spaces, and classrooms.

Meet Sony’s VPL-VW295ES: The Only True Native 4K Resolution Projector Under $5000!

November 1, 2018

The Sony VPL-VW295ES the only true native 4K resolution projector under $5,000.

Epson Pro Cinema 4050 First Look Review – 4K UHD with HDR

October 23, 2018

Epson's new Pro Cinema 4050 home theater projector offers improved pixel shifting from their previous models.

ViewSonic PX706HD Gaming Projector Review

October 22, 2018

The ViewSonic PX706HD is a DLP gaming projector with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution.

Epson Combines 4K Capabilities, Performance, Features with a Focus on Value

October 21, 2018

Epson's latest home theater projectors that support 4K content including HDR.

Epson PowerLite 1785W Wireless Portable Projector Review

October 13, 2018

The Epson PowerLite 1785W is a WXGA (1280x800) 3LCD projector intended for the traveling professional, classroom, or anyone who needs to wow their audience on-the-go. 

Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector Review

October 9, 2018

The Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector is one of seven projectors in Epson’s new PowerLite Laser Series laser line of projectors.

JVC DLA-RS3000 First Look Review – With 8K Resolution

October 9, 2018

The JVC DLA-RS3000 is one of the first home theater projectors to support 8K resolution.

Optoma UHL55 First Look Review – Compact, 4K and Full of Smarts

September 27, 2018

The Optoma UHL55 is their first smart projector with Alexa Voice Control function.

Casio XJ-A257 Portable LED/Laser Projector Review

September 17, 2018

The Casio XJ-A257 is a portable laser projector designed for business and education applications.

Optoma ProScene ZU660 Business and Education Projector Review

September 14, 2018

The Optoma ProScene ZU660 is a WUXGA (1920x1200) laser projector intended for use in boardrooms, higher education, museums, houses of worship and smaller entertainment venues.

JVC DLA-RS440U Review – A Serious, 4K Capable Home Theater Projector

August 20, 2018

The JVC DLA-RS440U is a 4K capable home theater projector with 1800 lumens.

BenQ MH733 Business and Education Projector Review

July 19, 2018

The BenQ MH733 Projector is a compact, 5.5 pound full HD, DLP projector claiming 4000 lumens and potentially 15,000 hours of lamp life.

Acer VL7860 4K UHD Laser Projector Review

June 22, 2018

The VL7860 projector is the first 4K UHD with respectable black levels that we've seen, and that makes it a strong, 4K capable home theater projector.

Epson Home Cinema 760HD First Look Review

September 18, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema 760HD is one of a trio of projectors from Epson’s new value line.

Epson Home Cinema 660 First Look Review

August 29, 2017

The Epson Home Cinema 660 is one of three new projectors just announced by Epson with 3300, the 660 is bright enough to cut through a considerable amount of ambient light. .

About Video Projectors

Video projectors is a popular term generally used to describe just about any digital projection system. In the earlier days, projectors were video only, not data projectors, though nowadays virtually all projectors are capable of both.

Basically, video projectors start with the smallest of projectors, the Pico projectors that will fit into your pocket, and end with the largest cinema projectors seen at your local movie theater. However, we at Projector Reviews only concern ourselves mainly with those video projectors under $10,000.

Ultimately, video projectors are pretty much anything! Video streaming is available in every kind of projector, from a .3 lbs. AXAA pico to a 100+ lbs. Runco or Christie projector.

So “video projectors” cover a wide range of products, so to narrow down your search, you may specifically be looking for home theater projectors, business projectors, classroom projectors, pico projectors, or even 3D projectors.

All right, so most of us are on a tight budget. So ask yourself some important questions before buying a video projector….

  • Are you looking to setup a home entertainment system, to give presentations in a conference room or auditorium, or use video projection in your lesson plan?
  • What kind of environment are you working in? How many people will be viewing?
  • How much ambient light, or light pollution, are you dealing with? ANSI lumens output is a measure of projector brightness, and is also directly related to how expensive your video projector will be. Projector resolution and ANSI lumens are the largest factors in determining price.
  • What, if any, special technical features do you require?
  • Are you looking for the latest HD video projector technology, or are you just looking for a tool to give a professional presentation?

With all the variety the projector market has to offer today, there is definitely the perfect video projector out there to fit your presentation or entertainment needs.

Let’s explore the technical side of video projectors….

What makes one video projector most significantly different from another is often the resolution. Over the past couple decades, we have seen the evolution of resolution in video projectors. Originally, projectors could stream video only (NTSC) or only data, not both. However, as time progressed, most ended up with both video and data capabilities, with the data resolution being VGA (640×480).

With subsequent projector generations, we started seeing higher resolution on the data side such as SVGA (800×600) and XGA (1024×768). Perhaps most importantly, in the early/mid-2000s, we also started seeing a slow and steady shfit in computers from 4:3 aspect ratio to widescreen! We mention this, of course, because this shift brought us things like WSVGA, WVGA, and now the extremeley popular WXGA.

Over the last few years, thanks to the HDTV standard, television, computers and all forms of other video displays are getting closer to each other in terms of resolution.

WXGA is very important because it comes in several similar resolutions which are all very similar to the first high-definition resolution, 720p. 720p is 1280×720, which is just a little below WXGA resolution, allowing the 720p projector to produce high-definition images without compression. Thus, we’ve got high-def viewing!

We have also seen an impressive evolution in the technical capabilities of video projectors. Until the last several years, video primarily came across to projectors from the ancient, traditional NTSC, which, as mentioned previously, was your old standard US television broadcast quality.

However, as resolution got higher and higher, video projectors involved in terms of inputs!

The highest quality video for years (until recently) was component video, with typically 3 RCA jacks colored red, green and blue. But today, all home theater projectors, as well as most regular projectors, now offer digital inputs for video – either the older commercial DVI or the far more popular and smaller connector, HDMI.

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