Front Projector Reviews (105 Reviews)


BenQ TH685 Console Gaming Projector Reviewed

BenQ TH685 Console Gaming Projector Reviewed

There are a bunch of junk projectors under $1,000 with minimal light output and atrocious color. But with enough brightness for high-ambient light conditions and pretty good color accuracy, the BenQ TH685 is not one of those projectors. Continue Reading

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.

Five Questions to Ask Before Shopping for a Front-Projection System
How LCD Projectors Work
What is DLP?
LCoS Technology Explained
What is D-ILA?
What is SXRD?

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?

Nothing says "home theater" like a front projector, and we have compiled a list of the best video projectors on this HomeTheaterReview.com archive page.

Front Projector Reviews Archives

May 25, 2020

BenQ HT5550 4K DLP Projector Reviewed

BenQ has been on a roll as of late, with the company now offering a large selection of 4K-capable, single-chip... Continue Reading
BenQ HT5550 4K DLP Projector Reviewed

Apr 29, 2020

Sony VPL-VW995ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

Going through Sony's current 4K SXRD projector lineup, looking solely at the specifications listed for each model, it can be... Continue Reading
Sony VPL-VW995ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

Apr 07, 2020

LG HU70LA 4K UHD LED Smart Home Theater CineBeam Projector Reviewed

The LG HU70LA 4K Smart Home Theater Projector is an attractive package of features and performance for less-demanding applications. Continue Reading
LG HU70LA 4K UHD LED Smart Home Theater CineBeam Projector Reviewed

Jan 29, 2020

JVC DLA-NX9 8K D-ILA Projector Reviewed

At CEDIA this past fall, JVC announced (and has subsequently released) a new firmware update for its current generation 4K... Continue Reading
JVC DLA-NX9 8K D-ILA Projector Reviewed

Dec 09, 2019

Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

As 2019 comes to a close, we at HomeTheaterReview.com look back at all the products we reviewed this year and pick the best of the bunch, from affordable favorites to flagship products that make us drool. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2019 Awards

Nov 25, 2019

BenQ HT3550 Projector Reviewed

Earlier this year, BenQ released the HT3550 projector as a replacement for last year's HT2550. Those familiar with BenQ's product... Continue Reading
BenQ HT3550 Projector Reviewed

Oct 21, 2019

Epson Home Cinema 5050UB Projector Reviewed

Epson's UB line of home theater projectors have traditionally bridged the gap between budget and high-end. The Home Cinema... Continue Reading
Epson Home Cinema 5050UB Projector Reviewed

Apr 22, 2019

Sony VPL-VW695ES Projector Reviewed

Back in the early 2000s, when commercial cinemas began switching from film to digital, Sony saw an opportunity to take... Continue Reading
Sony VPL-VW695ES Projector Reviewed

Mar 18, 2019

JVC DLA-RS2000 Projector Reviewed

Since 2011, when Sony announced their first consumer 4K projector, I've been looking forward to JVC countering with a sensibly... Continue Reading
JVC DLA-RS2000 Projector Reviewed

Jan 28, 2019

Epson Home Cinema 4010 4K PRO-UHD Reviewed

I've always had a particular affinity for Epson projectors, and by Vegas standards I may be tipping my hand at... Continue Reading
Epson Home Cinema 4010 4K PRO-UHD Reviewed

Apr 23, 2018

Epson LS100 Laser 3LCD Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions Epson's LS100, an ultra-short-throw 1080p projector with a laser light source. Rated at 4,000 lumens, this one is definitely meant for use in a brighter viewing environment. Continue Reading
Epson LS100 Laser 3LCD Projector Reviewed

Feb 12, 2018

Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions Sony's VPL-VW285ES 4K SXRD projector--the first native 4K model in Sony's projector lineup to be priced under $5,000. Continue Reading
Sony VPL-VW285ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

Dec 18, 2017

Home Theater Review's Best of 2017 Awards

It's that time of year again--when the HomeTheaterReview.com staff looks at all of the products we reviewed this year and picks the best of the best. We've tried to hit all the product categories and price points. We hope you enjoy our Best of 2017 list. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2017 Awards

Nov 13, 2017

Optoma UHD65 DLP Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions Optoma's 4K-friendly UHD65 DLP projector, which supports 4K input signals, HDR10 High Dynamic Range, and DCI-P3 color for $2,499. Continue Reading
Optoma UHD65 DLP Projector Reviewed

Sep 18, 2017

BenQ HT8050 DLP Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews BenQ's HT8050 DLP projector, one of the first to incorporate the new 4K chip from Texas Instruments. This THX- and ISF-certified single-chip DLP projector has a rated light output of 2,200 lumens and a rated dynamic contrast ratio of 50,000:1--but how does it compare with its rivals in the 4K-friendly market? Continue Reading
BenQ HT8050 DLP Projector Reviewed

Jun 26, 2017

JVC DLA-X970R D-ILA Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell explores JVC's THX-certified DLA-X970R e-shift projector, which supports both High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut technologies and has a rated light output of 2,000 lumens. Continue Reading
JVC DLA-X970R D-ILA Projector Reviewed

Jun 12, 2017

Sony VPL-VW675ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

Brian Kahn reviews Sony's VPL-VW675ES, a native 4K SXRD projector that supports HDR and a wider color gamut, has a rated light output of 1,800 lumens, and carries an asking price of $14,999.99. Continue Reading
 Sony VPL-VW675ES 4K SXRD Projector Reviewed

Apr 24, 2017

Optoma HD27 1080p DLP Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell reviews the HD27 from Optoma. This 1080p, 3D-capable single-chip DLP projector has a rated light output of 3,200 lumens and an asking price of just $649. Continue Reading
Optoma HD27 1080p DLP Projector Reviewed

Dec 05, 2016

Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

'Tis the season for Home Theater Review's annual best-of list, where we select the best products we've reviewed in the past 12 months. Continue Reading
Home Theater Review's Best of 2016 Awards

Nov 28, 2016

Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB LCD Projector Reviewed

Adrienne Maxwell auditions Epson's new Pro Cinema 6040UB, a fully featured 1080p LCD projector that supports pixel-shifting 4K Enhancement, HDR, and Wide Color Gamut technologies for an asking price of $3,999. Continue Reading
Epson Pro Cinema 6040UB LCD Projector Reviewed

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