The Best Home Theater Projectors

The Best Home Theater Projectors Review 2016-2017

Discover all you need to find the best home theater projector for you.

What to Look for when considering a Home Theater Projector.

If have never purchased a home theater projector before it can seem a complicated process, don’t worry, with a little bit of methodical thinking it can straight forward.
Once you have determined what you will be predominatedly watching and where, the projector choices can be quickly narrowed down.

These are some of the main points to consider:-

Aspect Ratio: Which one is right for you?

The aspect ratio of a projector is simply the units of height compared to its width.

While projectors can display images of differing ratios they will all have a native ratio. If you dislike black bars on your screen you may be best matching your projectors native ratio with the same ratio screen according to what you expect to watch most.

4:3 is a traditional almost square ratio which is best for watching old movies and older tv boxsets.

16:9 is best for HDTV, widescreen DVD, and Blu-Rays.

2.40:1 is for the widescreen images that are dipslayed on many popular films on modern DVD and Blu-ray.

Resolution: Why native resolution is important.

The native resolution of a projector may be shown in a number of ways, either the actual resolution number of pixels (such as 1280×720) or the resolution short code (720p, 1080p or FullHD).

It is generally a fact that the higher the resolution the better the image, displaying an image higher than the native resolution of the projector may result in the pixel structure becoming visible.

Brightness: Why Lumens can be misleading.

Most home theater projectors will give a brightness rating in ANSI Lumens, this is the output in light energy by the projector itself. This can be a somewhat misleading number as the light reflected back from your viewing screen will not be taken in to account.

It is easy to believe that the higher the Lumens number the better but this can be misleading in a number of ways. Firstly if you are viewing in a room with low ambient light then a high lumens count may be found to be uncomfortably bright. Secondly the Lumens score for some projectors will factor in video optimisation while others will not, skewing the results greatly.

It is probably best to be led by expert reviewers guidance when it comes to the brightness of any given projector, although as a rule of thumb  the brighter the ambient light in the room the higher the Lumens needed for a bright image

Contrast: : Why contrast is so important.

Contrast in the difference between the darkest and lightest parts in an image. A high level of contrast will normally give a deep dark black and crisp pure looking whites, often good contrast definition can be the single most important factor when viewing a projected image.

Contrast will often be shown as a ratio, something like 2400:1. This should be treated as a guide only and expert critics reviews should be considered.

BenQ-W2000-

BenQ W2000 1080p Full HD Home Projector

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A very quiet projector with a great sounding 20 W speaker using the BenQ Audio Enhancer for added bass and treble to get the best movie night experience.

Image correction is handled with both horizontal and vertical keystone correction…

Optoma-GT1080E Home Theatre Projector

Optoma HD28DSE 3D Home Theater Projector

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1080p resolution gives you sharp and detailed images from HD content without downscaling or compression.

Perfect for watching Blu-ray movies, HD broadcasting and playing video games…

The PF1000U is an ultra short throw home theater projector, this enables you to place the projector very close to the wall but still produce a large image. A 90 inch diagonal ...

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Epson-EB-U04

Epson-EB-U04 home theater projector

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You can enjoy full HD quality images at home or in the office with this great value projector from Epson. Very easy to use but full of features …

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Optoma GT1080E Full HD DLP Projector

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Bigger is definitely better, particularly when it comes to gaming and movie watching. This projector offers a way to get phenomenal screen …

Epson- H-TW5210 Home- Projector

Epson EH-TW5210 Home Projector

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This 3D-capable 3LCD projector from Epson is all about affordable home cinema around the house, offering bright, colourful and high contrast Full HD images and smart controls…

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