These days, home projectors can do much more than show off photos from your latest vacation. Whether you’re gaming, working, or watching home movies, here’s how to find the right model, plus our top picks.
OUR 8 TOP PICKS
The Epson Home Cinema 2040 3D 1080p 3LCD Projector delivers high-quality 2D and 3D, a short lag time for gaming, and a bright enough image to stand up to ambient light in a family room.
The resolution of Wejoy’s Y2 is 1080P. HD impact, support 4K decoding. It is the smallest 1080P projector in LCD. Convenient for our daily carrying. This machine also has a touch function, experience the quality of DLP at the price of LCD
3. Wejoy Y1
This machine has 1080P. The appearance is small and exquisite, you can connect to WIFI to surf the Internet, and the system is extremely stable. The volume is less than 1KG, and it is easy to carry around for office.
4.Epson PowerLite 1781W Wireless WXGA 3LCD Projector
The Epson PowerLite 1781W Wireless WXGA 3LCD Projector provides a winning combination of good brightness and resolution, above-par data and video image quality, and a good set of wired and wireless connection choices in a slim and light frame.
BenQ HT2150ST does swimmingly for both gaming and home theater. Its minimal lag gives gamers an important reaction-time edge, while solid color accuracy, contrast, and black levels excel for viewing in a dark room.
The BenQ X1300i is an excellent gaming projector thanks to a bright LED light source, resonant sound, and video and audio preset fine-tuned for first-person shooters, RPGs, and sports games. And it's great for movies and streaming TV too.
7. Optoma HD39HDR
Optoma HD39HDR offers low input lag for fast reaction time in games, plus sufficient brightness for a large movie or game image to stand up easily to ambient light in a family room.
The ViewSonic X10-4KE delivers 4K UHD resolution, HDR, and built-in streaming, plus an excellent audio system. It semi-portable—call it luggable—and its LED light source will last for years.
Home projectors have come a long way over the past few years. Today’s models can handle a wide variety of multimedia content—films, photos, documents, and games—with aplomb, and many can play music files, as well. Although models with resolutions of 720p or less are still being sold, higher resolutions, from 1080p (1,920 by 1,080 pixels) and up are commonplace, and we’re seeing a wave of 4K versions over the past year or so, with horizontal resolutions of nearly 4,000 pixels. Plus, most home projectors offer a wide range of connection choices. With the way the state of the art is advancing, if your den or living room has the right characteristics, your next TV could well be a projector.