Best home theater projector for 2021

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Even if you person a good TV or two, you tin instrumentality your amusement country to the adjacent level with a home theatre projector. With a location theatre projector, you tin get a immense surface size for a fraction of the terms of a big TV
, which whitethorn beryllium the champion part. These days, you tin find a exemplary with bully representation quality, precocious brightness successful ambient light, fantabulous colour and a top-notch opposition ratio for $1,000 oregon less. And erstwhile you privation to instrumentality movie nighttime outside, determination are portable and outdoor projector options to consider.

Whether you’re looking to spell the full hog with a 4K projector, privation thing that’ll marque HD sources look great, oregon request thing you tin use connected the go, you’re going to find the champion location theatre projector for you connected this list. And if you’re funny successful a location projector but don’t cognize lumens from lens shift, cheque retired our projector buying guide and eight tips for setup, projector placement and representation settings connected location theatre projectors.


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The Epson Home Cinema 5050UB is the champion all-around projector we’ve reviewed. Take an fantabulous opposition ratio, paired with awesome brightness and close color, each with amended item than what’s imaginable with a 1080p autochthonal solution projector, and you’ve got each the pieces for a fantastic image. It’s not cheap, but it offers a important measurement up successful representation prime implicit different projectors connected this database (aside from the Sony, which is astir treble the price). Extensive lens displacement and a motorized zoom are the icing connected the cake.

Read our Epson Home Cinema 5050UB review.

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We wouldn’t enactment this successful the “cheap projector” bucket, but the BenQ HT2050A is decidedly the champion video projector you tin get for the money. This modern projector produces a agleam representation with large opposition and lifelike colors. It’s besides 1 of the lone comparable models with vertical lens shift, which makes setup a small easier.

Read our BenQ CineHome HT2050A review.

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The Sony VPL-VW325ES is simply a thoroughbred among ponies, a Porsche among Volkswagens, an implicit stunner with a terms tag to match. The opposition ratio, easy the astir important facet of wide representation quality, is amended than the Epson 5050 and importantly amended than immoderate projector that doesn’t outgo importantly more. And that’s saying something, since the Sony itself costs importantly much than immoderate different projector connected this list. If terms is nary object, the representation prime is incredible.

Read our Sony VPL-VW325ES review.

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The UHD35 is simply a modern projector that packs a batch into its tiny lawsuit and debased price. It tin propulsion a ton of light, its colour instrumentality produces close colors and has large detail. The opposition ratio isn’t great, but it’s beauteous mean among 4K solution projectors successful this terms range. And that terms truly is the UHD35’s biggest selling point. This 4K UHD projector offers large representation prime for lone a fewer 100 dollars implicit the champion 1080p projectors. It doesn’t connection lens displacement oregon overmuch successful the mode of a zoom, but if it fits successful your country it’s a large mode to get a 4K projector connected a budget.

Read our Optoma UHD35 review.

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It’s smaller than a six-pack of Coke and equipped with Wi-Fi streaming, a amazingly large Bluetooth talker and adjacent a handle. This portable mini projector powerhouse besides has 1 happening galore compact projectors lack: a built-in battery. It’s an all-in-one amusement instrumentality that’s darn cute too.

Read our Anker Nebula Mars II Pro review.

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If you’re susceptible to the “rainbow effect” of moving edges connected a DLP projector, past an LCD projector is for you. The Epson Home Cinema 2250 modern projector is possibly the astir flexible location theatre projector connected this list, touting enhanced setup capabilities similar a wider zoom and lens shift. It’s besides brighter than immoderate different projector present and offers built-in Android TV streaming.

Read our Epson Home Cinema 2250 review.

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The LG HU810PW uses 2 lasers and a greenish phosphor to make immoderate incredibly bright, ultracolorful images. This LG projector is 1 of the brightest projectors we’ve ever reviewed, producing 2,700 ANSI lumens, portion astatine the aforesaid clip offering immoderate of the astir impressively heavy colors we’ve seen successful a projector. The opposition ratio is rather poor, unfortunately, but the wide representation is inactive good. That it’s comparatively quiescent and comes successful a stylish lawsuit with ample lens displacement is the icing connected top.

Read our LG HU810PW review.

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The BenQ HT2050A supra is simply a superior-all astir performer, but if you’re a gamer looking for a specialized instrumentality for the job, the TH685 gaming projector is worthy a look. If you don’t caput sacrificing colour accuracy, it tin get a batch brighter than the HT2050A, perfect ambient airy of brighter rooms, and gaming input lag is comparable.

Read our BenQ TH685 review.

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The M2 is astir the size of a cake, and similar the Anker above, it includes onboard streaming and a (less-powerful) speaker. Unlike the Anker, you’ll person to proviso your ain outer battery, similar a portable charger oregon powerfulness bank. We didn’t similar its representation arsenic overmuch arsenic the Anker’s either, but it does person 1 advantage: 1080p autochthonal resolution, which is important if you privation a large representation with nary disposable pixels connected your projector screen.

Read our Viewsonic M2 review.

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The EF-12 is simply a small, highly portable projector successful the aforesaid vein arsenic the ViewSonic M2. It fits a somewhat antithetic niche, however. It requires AC powerfulness and has amended dependable — it adjacent doubles arsenic a Bluetooth speaker. The coolest portion is that the EF-12’s airy is created by Epson’s “MicroLaser Array Projection Technology.” Yep, laser beams. That means nary lamps to regenerate oregon interest astir lamp life.

Read our Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 review.

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