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.
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.
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 Laser TV back in 2014.March 10, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. This LG projector utilizes a single DLP chip to deliver Full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,08 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
As we have mentioned in a few reviews this year, we have been very impressed by some television manufacturers who have released new projectors such as LG and Samsung. These television manufacturers are doing incredibly well incorporating the technologi ...
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.
The VW915ES retails for $19,999.99 making it the least expensive Sony 4K SXRD projector equipped with a laser light source.
Review of the Sony VPL-VW695ES, a native 4K projector under $10,000.
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.
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.
The Epson EV-100 LightScene Laser Projector 2,000 lumen laser projector is designed for retail, hospitality and entertainment applications.
The BenQ LK953ST is a 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) laser projector that pixel shifts to meet the resolution standard for 4K UHD.
The Maxell MP-WU5503 is a WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), 5,000 lumen projector for business and education applications.
Epson launches the Home Cinema 5050UB, to replace their bestselling 5040UB.
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.
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.
The Anker Nebula Capsule is a DLP projector with an LED light source and is nearly the exact size of a soda can.
The Optoma HD143X is a 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution projector with DLP technology.
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!
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.
The ViewSonic M1 is a stylish pocket gaming projector featuring dual 3.0 watt Harman Kardon speakers for impressive audio on-the-go.
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.
The Sony VPL-VW295ES the only true native 4K resolution projector under $5,000.
Epson's new Pro Cinema 4050 home theater projector offers improved pixel shifting from their previous models.
The ViewSonic PX706HD is a DLP gaming projector with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution.
Epson's latest home theater projectors that support 4K content including HDR.
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.
The Epson PowerLite L610W Laser Projector is one of seven projectors in Epson’s new PowerLite Laser Series laser line of projectors.
The JVC DLA-RS3000 is one of the first home theater projectors to support 8K resolution.
The Optoma UHL55 is their first smart projector with Alexa Voice Control function.
The Casio XJ-A257 is a portable laser projector designed for business and education applications.
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.
The JVC DLA-RS440U is a 4K capable home theater projector with 1800 lumens.
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.
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.
The Epson Home Cinema 760HD is one of a trio of projectors from Epson’s new value line.
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. .
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….
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.