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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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Sanyo PLV-Z3000 1080p 120Hz LCD Projector Reviewed

Sanyo PLV-Z3000 1080p 120Hz LCD Projector Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Sanyo was one of the first companies to incorporate 120Hz motion technology into a front projection system. The first model to showcase such a feature was their PLV-Z3000, which reviewer Andrew Robinson found to be just one of its many beneficial features. Read More

 
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 6100 Projector Reviewed

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 6100 Projector Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

It's hard to decide on a home theater projector and even harder to decide if you've chosen to go with an Epson for they are one of the more prolific manufacturers of quality, front projectors and their PowerLite Home Cinema 6100 doesn't stray from the fold mixing performance and affordability into a compact chassis. Read More

 
Sanyo PLV-Z700 16:9 LCD Full HD Projector Reviewed

Sanyo PLV-Z700 16:9 LCD Full HD Projector Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Sanyo's entry-level projector packs quite a visual punch in terms of color reproduction, contrast and light output. What the PLV-Z700 won't do is put a hurt on your budget for its one of the least expensive, full-featured LCD projectors on the market today. Read More

 
Sony VPL-HW10 SXRD 1080p Front Projector Reviewed

Sony VPL-HW10 SXRD 1080p Front Projector Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Ever since the release of their famed "Pearl" projector Sony has been on a bit of a hot streak when it comes to making affordable, high-quality projectors for the home theater marketplace. Their VPL-HW10 SXRD projector is no exception and may just be their best, most affordable yet. Read More

 
DVDO Edge Video Processor Reviewed

DVDO Edge Video Processor Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Video processing is an essential part of any home theater system, but it's a topic that many consumers either don't pay attention to or don't understand. The designers at DVDO attempt to take a lot of the guesswork out of the equation by offering an easy-to-use, all-in-one, professional solution Read More

 
Marantz VP-15S1 1080p HDTV Projector Reviewed

Marantz VP-15S1 1080p HDTV Projector Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

While Marantz may be more well known for their audiophile heritage and electronics they do make some fine front projectors, which include the VP-15S1 reviewed here by Home Theater reviewer, Brian Kahn. Read up on his findings and see how the VP-15S1 compares to the competition. Read More

 
Optoma HD 806 1080P 1-Chip DLP Video Projector Reviewed

Optoma HD 806 1080P 1-Chip DLP Video Projector Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

1080P is the latest benchmark resolution everyone wants for his or her home theater and media/gaming room. Achieving that high resolution up on a big screen totally changes the degree of immersion one experiences. Read More

 
Marantz VP-11S2 DLP Front Projector Reviewed

Marantz VP-11S2 DLP Front Projector Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The VP-11S2 is Marantz's newest and best front video projector to date.  The VP-11S2 is a 1080p DLP-based front projector with a retail price of $14,999, which puts it on the high side of the 1080p market, above players... Read More

 
JVC DLA-RS2  D-ILA Front Video Projector Reviewed

JVC DLA-RS2 D-ILA Front Video Projector Reviewed

By Jerry Del Colliano

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

JVC is the king when it comes to D-ILA based front projectors, for they're not only hugely popular with home theater enthusiasts but also other manufacturers who use OEM JVC parts in their own projectors. Read up on the projector that helped ignite the craze. Read More

 
Sony SRX-R220 4k Professional CineAlta Front Projector Reviewed

Sony SRX-R220 4k Professional CineAlta Front Projector Reviewed

By Jeremy R. Kipnis

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Want to truly recreate the cinema experience at home? You'll need what the pros and multiplexes the world over use-Sony's SRX-R220 4K projector. Featuring a native resolution of 4K, which is four times the resolution of HD, the SRX-R220 isn't cheap but then again the best never is. Read More