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Video Projector Reviews

No high-end or dedicated home theater is complete without a video projector. Video projectors are the only way to truly re-create that big-screen experience you get when going to the movies. There are many different types of front projectors, ranging in price from well under $1,000 to well over six figures. Which one is right for you? Do you need a true home theater projector that can reproduce a really deep black level for a dedicated theater room? Or perhaps you need a brighter, more portable home entertainment projector for a living room or den? What's the difference between LCD, DLP, and LCoS projection technologies? Is 4K the way to go? Get the answers through the resource links below, and check out the latest projector reviews in our archive.

How LCD Projectors Work
What is DLP?
LCoS Technology Explained
What is D-ILA?
What is SXRD?
The State of 4K Front Projection

Here are explanations for some terms you might see in a projector review:
4K Video Resolution and Ultra HD Explained
What Is Keystoning (or Keystone Effect)?
What is the Screen Door Effect?
What is the Rainbow Effect in Single-Chip DLP Projectors?
What Is an Anamorphic Lens?

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Optoma HD33 3D Projector Reviewed

Optoma HD33 3D Projector Reviewed

By Sean Killebrew

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Sean Killebrew got the Optoma HD33 3D projector in for review and began putting the projector to the test, testing it against a wide array of content both 2D and 3D. Read on to find out how the HD33 did. Read More

 
Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD Projector Reviewed

Epson MegaPlex MG-850HD Projector Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Epson has created the new MegaPlex series, which feature really impressive features that are a first of their kind. Adrienne Maxwell takes a look at these features as she evaluates the MG-850HD projector. Read More

 
JVC DLA-X3 3D Projector Reviewed

JVC DLA-X3 3D Projector Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

HTR reviewer Adrienne Maxwell puts the JVC DLA-X3 3D projector through a series of tests to see what it is capable. While the projector has very pleasant highs, it did have a few moments where it stumbles. Read More

 
Digital Projection M-Vision Cine 230 DLP Projector Reviewed

Digital Projection M-Vision Cine 230 DLP Projector Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

In August of last year I wrote about Digital Projection's M-Vision Cine LED projector, which was Digital Projection's first foray into LED DLP projection technology with an early adopter price tag of $15,995 to match. I was quite fond of... Read More

 
DreamVision Starlight 3 Three-Chip D-ILA Projector Reviewed

DreamVision Starlight 3 Three-Chip D-ILA Projector Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

While the DreamVision Starlight 3 may begin its life as a OEM JVC sourced D-ILA projector the designers at DreamVision take what is already a great projector to 11 by adding a better chassis, retooled controls and calibration for out of the box performance that has reviewer Andrew Robinson gushing. Read More

 
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8700 UB Projector Reviewed

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8700 UB Projector Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The Home Cinema 8700 UB sits atop Epson's already stellar line up of projectors. Capable of superb image quality and brightness this LCD based projector is supremely affordable at just $2,199 and is one of video editor, Adrienne Maxwell's, top picks. Read More

 
Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

Home Theater Review's 2010 Best of Home Theater Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

The Editors of Home Theater Review have extensively searched, reviewed, and now chosen the best of the best home theater and audio gear, HDTVs and beyond. Click through for the winners in each category from the likes of Vizio, Samsung, Sharp and many others. Read More

 
Panamorph FVX200J Anamorphic Lens System Reviewed

Panamorph FVX200J Anamorphic Lens System Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

One of the biggest crazes among front projection enthusiasts is the ability to view 2:35:1 aspect ratio content natively-meaning no black bars top and bottom. To view 2:35:1 ratio content you'll need two things, a 2:35:1 projection screen and Panamorph's FVX200J Anamorphic Lens system. Read More

 
Runco QuantumColor Q-750i LED Projector Reviewed

Runco QuantumColor Q-750i LED Projector Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

LED lighting may have a strangle hold on today's HDTV market but it's only just debuting among front projectors. Runco, a leader in the front projection marketplace, was one of the first to unveil an LED powered DLP projector and reviewer Andrew Robinson weighs in on if they were successful. Read More

 
Optoma HD8600 DLP Projector Reviewed

Optoma HD8600 DLP Projector Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The HD8600 is Optoma's flagship product in their custom installation line. Featuring Optoma's most advanced video technologies it's won the CEA's coveted Mark of Excellence Gold Award for Video Product of the Year which is why Home Theater Review's Video Editor, Adrienne Maxwell, had to have a look. Read More