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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-Z2000 1080P 3-Chip LCD Front Projector Reviewed

Sanyo PLV-Z2000 1080P 3-Chip LCD Front Projector Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

By far the least expensive Sanyo projector available but is the PLV-Z2000 3-Chip LCD front projector any good? Home Theater Review.com weighs in on when is it time to save versus spend when it comes to high definition front projectors. Read More

 
Mitsubishi HC5500 1080P 3-Chip LCD Front Projector Reviewed

Mitsubishi HC5500 1080P 3-Chip LCD Front Projector Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Take one of Mitsubishi's most lauded front projection designs and give it an update but don't change what made the original so magical-well that's what Mitsubishi has done with their HC5500 LCD as Home Theater Review found out. Read More

 
Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1080P 3-Chip LCD Front Projector Reviewed

Panasonic PT-AE2000U 1080P 3-Chip LCD Front Projector Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Panasonic, makers of some of the finest HDTV the world has ever seen, has also been making top quality projectors for home theater enthusiasts on a budget for some time now and their latest, the PT-AE2000U, may be their best projector yet. Read More

 
JVC DLA-HD100 1080P 3-Chip D-ILA Front Projector Reviewed

JVC DLA-HD100 1080P 3-Chip D-ILA Front Projector Reviewed

By Jeremy R. Kipnis

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

JVC has been making D-ILA based projectors since what seems like the dawn of time and their latest, the DLA-HD100, features the tenth generation of their fantastic technology. Home Theater Review writer, Jeremy Kipnis, shares his thoughts on what is sure to be a home theater classic. Read More

 
Meridian 810 Reference Video System 2,400p Three-Chip D-ILA Front Projector Reviewed

Meridian 810 Reference Video System 2,400p Three-Chip D-ILA Front Projector Reviewed

By Jeremy R. Kipnis

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Meridian has come to embody the high-end audiophile and home theater space so it's no surprise that their first projector would do the same. The 810 is Meridian's first foray into the ultra-exclusive 4K projector club and while it may have started life as a JVC design the wizards at Meridian have taken the 810 to a whole new level. Read More

 
Sony VPL-VW60 Bravia SXRD 1080p Cinema Projector Reviewed

Sony VPL-VW60 Bravia SXRD 1080p Cinema Projector Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The update to the lauded VW50 or "Pearl" projector, Sony's new VPL-VW60 or "Black Pearl" looks to improve upon the breed by offering increased brightness, better contrast and more accurate colors. Did they succeed? Find out as Home Theater Review takes the "Black Pearl" out for her maiden voyage. Read More

 
Optoma H78DC3 Front Projector Reviewed

Optoma H78DC3 Front Projector Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Optoma isn't one to simply make a basic projector and slap a pretty chassis over it and call it done. The H78DC is a well-rounded performer that features Texas Instruments new Dark Chip3 technology all for a price that virtually every home theater enthusiast can afford. Read More

 
Mitsubishi HC3000U Home Theater Projector Reviewed

Mitsubishi HC3000U Home Theater Projector Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This 720p projector may not be the state of the art HD projector its older, more modern siblings are but it still packs quite a punch considering its low asking price. If you're looking to break into front projection but don't want to fully commit then the HC3000U is a strong starting point from which to decide. Read More

 
DVDO Iscan HD Video Scaling Engine Reviewed

DVDO Iscan HD Video Scaling Engine Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

For those looking to get the most out of their front projection setup external video processing is the absolute way to go and DVDO, makers of the Iscan reviewed here, are at the top of the video processing game. Read Home Theater Review's findings on one of the finest video processors ever. Read More

 
Epson PowerLite Home 10 LCD Projector Reviewed

Epson PowerLite Home 10 LCD Projector Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Entry-level projectors offer tremendous picture quality for the money. The 3LCD Home 10 from Epson has an SD, but 16x9 resolution of 854x480 and has a claimed contrast ratio of 700:1. We test it out Read More