Projector Reviews

2015 Home Theater Projector Report – Comparison Chart

Below, our home theater projector chart succinctly compares key specifications of each of the projectors covered in this report. You can scroll to the right.

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Model MSRP Technology Brightness Contrast Built-in Speaker MHL Zoom Ratio Lens Memory Lens Shift Pixel Shifting 3D Lamp  Eco Mode Warranty Review
Acer H6510BD $799 DLP 3000 10000:1 2.0W Mono No 1.30:1 No No No Yes 7000 1 year  Yes
BenQ HC1200 $999  DLP 2800 10000:1 5.0W Mono Yes 1.50:1 No No No Yes 3500 3 years Yes
BenQ HT1075 $899 DLP 2200 10000:1 10.W Mono Yes  1.30:1 No Yes No Yes 6000 1 year Yes

Epson Home Cinema 2000, 2030

$999 3LCD 2000 15000:1 2.0W Mono Yes 1.20:1 No No No Yes 5000 2 years Yes
Epson Home Cinema 2040, 2045 $799 3LCD 2200 35000:1 5.0W Mono Yes 1.20:1 No No No Yes 4000 2 years Coming Soon
LG PF85U $1299 DLP 1000 10000:1 5.0W Stereo Yes N/A No No No No 30000 2 years Yes
 Optoma HD37 $999 DLP 2600 20000:1 10.0W Mono Yes 1.50:1 No Yes No Yes 3000 1 year Yes
Optoma HD131Xe $799 DLP 2500 18000:1 10.0W Mono No 1.20:1  No No No Yes 3500 1 year Yes
Panasonic PT-AR100U $1749 3LCD 2800 50000:1 None No 2.00:1 No Yes No No 3000 1 year Yes
ViewSonic PJD7822HDL  $749 DLP 3200 15000:1 2.0W Mono Yes* 1.30:1 No No No Yes 5000 3 years Yes
ViewSonic Pro8200 $899 DLP 2000 4000:1 10W Stereo No 1.50:1 No No No No 4000 3 years Yes

Projectors $1000-$2000

Model MSRP Technology Brightness Contrast Built-in Speaker MHL Zoom Ratio Lens Memory Lens Shift Pixel Shifting 3D Lamp Eco Mode Warranty Review
Epson Home Cinema 3000 $1149 3LCD 2300 60000:1 None  Yes 1.60:1 No Yes No Yes 5000 2 years Yes
Epson Home Cinema 3500/3600e
$1499 3LCD 2500 70000:1 10.0W Stereo Yes 1.60:1 No Yes No Yes 5000 2 years Yes

Epson Pro Cinema 4030

$2499 3LCD 2000 120000:1 None No 2.10:1 No Yes  No Yes 5000 2 years Yes
Optoma HD50/HD161x $1899 DLP 2000 40000:1 None Yes 1.50:1 No Yes No Yes 5000 1 year Yes
Panasonic PT-AE8000 3LCD 2400 500000:1 None No 2:00:1 Yes Yes  No Yes 5000 2 years Yes

Projectors $2000 - $3500

Model MSRP Technology Brightness Contrast Built-in Speaker MHL Zoom Ratio Lens Memory Lens Shift Pixel Shifting 3D Lamp Eco Mode Warranty Review
BenQ W7500 $2799 DLP 2000 60000:1 None No 1.50:1 No Yes No Yes 3000 3 years Yes
Epson HC5030UB, UBe/6030UB $2599/$3499 3LCD 2400 600000:1 None No 2.10:1 No Yes No Yes 5000 2 years Yes

JVC DLA-X35

$3499 D-ILA (3) 1300 50000:1 None No 2.00:1  Yes Yes No Yes 4000 2 years Yes
Optoma HD91 $7899 DLP 1000 500000:1 None No 1.90:1 No Yes No Yes 20000 3 years Yes
Sharp XV-Z30000 $4999 DLP 1600 50000:1 None No 2.00:1 No Yes No Yes N/A 3 years Yes
 Sony VPL-HW40ES $2499 SXRD (3) 1700 N/A None No 1.60:1 No Yes No Yes 5000 3 years Yes
Sony VPL-HW55ES $3999 SXRD (3) 1700 120000:1 None No 1.53:1  No Yes No Yes N/A 3 years Yes
Viewsonic Pro9000 $2129 DLP 1600 100000:1 2.0W Stereo No 1.20:1 No No No No 20000 3 years Yes

Projectors $3,500 - $10,000+

Model MSRP Technology Brightness Contrast Built-in Speaker MHL Zoom Ratio Lens Memory Lens Shift Pixel Shifting 3D Lamp Eco Mode Warranty Review
Epson Pro Cinema G6900WU  $6499 3LCD 6000 5000:1 None No 1.82:1 No Yes No No 4000 3 years Yes

Epson Pro Cinema LS10000

$7999 3LCD 1500 1000000:1 None No 2.10:1 Yes Yes Yes Yes 30000 3 years Yes
Epson Pro Cinema LS9600e $5999 3LCD 1300 1000000:1 None No 2.10:1  Yes Yes No Yes 30000 3 years Yes
JVC DLA-RS4910/X500R/RS49 $5195 D-ILA 1300 600000:1 None  No 2.00:1 Yes Yes Yes Yes 4000 3 years Yes
 JVC DLA RS6710/X900R/RS67 $12495 D-ILA 1300 1500000:1 None No 2.00:1 Yes Yes  Yes Yes 4000 3 years Yes
Sony VPL-VW350ES $7999 SXRD (3) 1500 N/A None No 2.06:1 Yes Yes No Yes N/A 3 years Yes
Sony VPL-VW600ES $14999 SXRD (3) 1700 20000:1 None No 2.06:1 Yes Yes No Yes N/A 3 years Yes
Sony VPL-VW1100ES $27999 SXRD (3) 2000 1000000:1 None No 2.10:1 Yes Yes No Yes N/A 3 years Yes

4K Blu-ray UHD Capable - HDCP2.2

Model MSRP TechnologyYes Brightness Contrast Built-in Speaker MHL Zoom Ratio Lens Memory Lens Shift Pixel Shifting 3D Lamp Eco Mode Warranty Review
Epson Pro Cinema LS10000 $7999 3LCD 1500 1000000:1 None No 2.10:1 Yes Yes Yes Yes 30000 3 years Yes
Sony VPL-VW350ES $7999 SXRD (3) 1500 N/A None No 2.06:1 Yes Yes No Yes N/A 3 years Yes

Sony VPL-VW600ES

$14999 SXRD (3) 1700 N/A None No 2.06:1 Yes Yes No Yes  N/A 3 years- Yes
Sony VPL-VW1100ES  $27999 SXRD (3)  2000 20000:1 None No 2.10:1 Yes Yes No Yes N/A 3 years Yes