When shopping for new home theater projectors, there are 3 main features that you need to consider; resolution, bulb longevity, and lumen rating. Always go for a projector that’s compatible with 1080p resolution at the minimum. Though 4K projectors are creating a name for themselves of late, the devices come at exorbitantly high prices with features that several 1080p resolution models can still offer.
Secondly, keep an eye on the longevity of the bulb. This refers to the number of hours it’ll provide excellent contents before losing its luster. As a rule of thumb, go for a bulb which offers a longer lifespan. Luckily, you can always replace the bulb when need be. Last but not by any means the least, consider the lumen rating. 1000 lumens is enough for dead of the night watching while 4000 will do you some good if the screen is in a room with several windows.
- 10. Epson 5040UB Home Cinema Theater Projector
- 9. Xinda 1500 lumens Home Cinema Theater
- 8. BC Pro Mini Portable Home Theater Cinema Projector
- 7. Epson 2040 Home Cinema 1080p
- 6. Abdtech 1200 Lumens Home Theater Projector
- 5. Optoma HD142X Home Theater Projector
- 4. iDGLAX iDG-787W Home Theater (HD Ready)
- 3. Erisan Wi-Fi Wireless Projector
- 2. iRulu BL20 Video Projector
- 1. BenQ DLP Home Theater Projector
10. Epson 5040UB Home Cinema Theater Projector
- By: Epson
- Item Weight: 24.3 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 17.7 x 6.7 inches
Do you have a good fortune to spend upfront? This real family entertainer is a highly recommendable gadget. Epson has been voted as the leader in image quality. Their 5040U model is amongst its top-range items in their line. It boasts an immersive 2,500 lumens of brightness and 2,500 lumens of white brightness. These make it an ideal choice for use in a multi-windowed living room. Its high white brightness lumens enable it to offer crisp images with almost zero distortion by the light. It features 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. This coupled with 4K Enhancement Technology offers you immersive scenes with real-life color.
9. Xinda 1500 lumens Home Cinema Theater
- By: XINDA
- Item Weight: 2.7 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 3.2 x 5.9 inches
Xinda Home Theater Projector is an affordable unit costing less than 100 bucks on Amazon. However, compared to the Epson 5040UB, there’s a sacrifice to make on color brightness since it’s fitted with 1,500 lumens and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. It’s a good performer in dimly lit rooms. Xinda has 3-15 feet throw distance and boasts the latest lens on the market with an exceptional 1920 x 1080 image resolution. It also supports an array of multimedia including MP3/WMA/ASF/WAV audio files and MP4/RMVB/MPG/MEG/3GP/MKV/FLV/MOV video files.
8. BC Pro Mini Portable Home Theater Cinema Projector
- By: BC US
- Item Weight: 2 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 2.8 x 5.9 inches
This home theater projector is another highly affordable device with excellent basic features to keep you entertained all day and night. Amongst its striking features are its breeze setup and portability. It also has 800X480 native resolution which is a good ideal for its price. This cinema projector also uses the latest LED technology for more brightness. Even better, it supports various multi-media inputs including HDMI, VGA, SD Card, DVD, and laptops.
7. Epson 2040 Home Cinema 1080p
- By: Epson
- Item Weight: 9 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 14.3 x 7.2 inches
Epson 2040 Home Cinema is one best way to bring theater experience home with jaw-dropping full HD 1080p performance. It offers a big screen up to 134 inches from 12ft with no rainbow effects. Its 2200 brightness lumens and 2200 white brightness lumens knocks other cheaply made models out of the competition due to its crystal clear images. Epson 2040 also features 2 HDMI ports and also supports MHL3 connectivity. Its fan has 29 dB-37 dB and won’t disturb you as you enjoy the audios from its built-in speakers.
6. Abdtech 1200 Lumens Home Theater Projector
- By: Abdtech
- Item Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 3 x 6.6 inches
If you’re looking for a deal that’ll help you pinch your pennies while still offering you enough entertainment, Abdtech has your back. Thiers comes with a 1-year warranty and delivers up to 1000:1 contrast ratio. It also has a compact portable design that allows you to take your big screen in camps or anywhere else. It also features 1200 lumens of brightness which will cast clear images when 3 meters away. Abdtech also has an advanced cooling fan with suppressed noise and superior heat dispersion that gives your device a longer lifespan.
5. Optoma HD142X Home Theater Projector
- By: Optoma
- Item Weight: 5.5 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 11.7 x 3.7 inches
It’s difficult to find another home theater projector that packs the features found in this HD142X coming at this price. Its 8,000 hours of lamp life and 3,000 lumens of superior brightness are features you’re likely to break a bank for. This brightness is enough to use in a room with open windows. However, you’ll enjoy it the more if you’re using it in the darkest nights. It offers 66 inches of wide screen and 107 inches while at 8ft and 12ft respectively.
4. iDGLAX iDG-787W Home Theater (HD Ready)
- By: iDGLAX
- Item Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.8 x 2.7 inches
This iDLAX iDG-787W offers real value for your bucks if you need a simple gadget for home movies and games. It has low brightness lumens, 500 and should, therefore, be used in dark environments. It’s compatible with several game consoles including PS2, PS3, Wii, Xbox, etc. Again, it supports HDMI so that you can project clips and movies from your Smartphone or tablet. This iDLAX iDG-787W also supports other sources including VGA/USB/SD/AV input. It also comes with 2 built-in speakers and a USB port you can charge your devices from.
3. Erisan Wi-Fi Wireless Projector
- By: ERISAN
- Item Weight: 2.2 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.9 x 2.8 inches
A projector is always a great addition if you love big images that TV sets can’t offer. Having one that allows you to do some AirDisplay from your Mac or iPhone can’t be any better. Enter Erisan Wi-Fi Wireless Projector. It’s the only one of its kind amongst other contenders on this list. It has a contrast ratio of 800:1 and should, therefore, be used in a well-closed room. Erisan also supports different input interfaces including Airplay, DLNA, Miracast, VGA, HDMI, AV, USB, and SD Card.
2. iRulu BL20 Video Projector
- By: iRulu
- Item Weight: 4.8 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 8.7 x 3.9 inches
Despite having higher decibels of noise than other contenders in this list, iRulu BL20 remains a top pick to those who love gaming. This video projector has been installed with a powerful fan beyond its class to cool its LCD system and to extend its life. Again, it has a short lag time that makes it an excellent choice for games. Its 800 X 480 resolution and 2000:1 contrast makes it easy to project decent images on a screen measuring 32-200 inches.
1. BenQ DLP Home Theater Projector
- By: BenQ
- Item Weight: 5.8 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 12.3 x 4.1 inches
BenQ is our winning contender in this section. Its 2,000 lumens of ANSI brightness and 13,000:1 contrast makes it a hard to beat given its budget-friendly price tag. This is a short throw projector with 1.3x zoom and 1.15-1.5 throw ratio. It also has super clear images on a 60″ – 180″ screen. On the environment side, the product features SmartEco technology that helps in conserving energy. Besides, this latest product from BenQ also gives its lamp a greater life. BenQ also has a full year limited warranty.