Below we have three charts outlining all the projectors considered in this year’s report, divided into three categories:
- Standard Projectors: K-12 Classroom projectors
- Higher Education Projectors: Higher Education, classrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums as well as large K-12 multi-purpose rooms and auditoriums (Larger venue), many with multiple lens options
- High-End, Specialty Projectors: Includes extremely bright projectors suitable for larger auditoriums largest lecture halls, museums. Also, large and largest houses of worship (i.e. mega-churches). Since most churches, temples, mosques, etc., do have religious schools, most qualify as being part of the education market, as far as most manufacturers are concerned.
- Also in this group are specialty signage and related application projectors such as Epson's Lightscene (reviewed last year - award winner), which is geared for museums and more (retail), with capabilities such as edge blending and projection mapping.
Since I just mentioned the Lightscene, we also show the winners from our previous years' reports, (as mentioned elsewhere), if those projectors are still shipping. You should also consider those as top choices, especially now that projectors remain on the market for 2-4 years, rather than 1-3 years. Instead of more new models, we see more price adjustments as brighter models (or those having a new feature or two) tend to replace less bright ones at the same price point, driving down the cost each year, both for brightness, and features.
We wish to thank Epson America for sponsoring the 2020-2021 Best Classroom Projectors report.
On the following pages, we have overviews of each projector, also grouped by these three categories, we aptly name "Classes":