TOP 10 Best Home Theater Projectors
under $10,000

UPDATED DECEMBER 2017

If price is no object, check out the best home theater projectors under $10,000. These projectors are what our readers are looking at as some of the best overall price/performance values in home theater today. Many projectors in this group are 4K resolution or 4K-enabled, although there are some elegant models in Full HD 1080 resolution. 4K home theater projectors come in two resolution formats - UHD, which is 3840x2160, with an aspect ratio of 16:9 (1.78), and 4K DCI, which is 4096x2160. 4K DCI projectors have a slightly wider aspect ratio of 1.90 instead of 1.78.

The most expensive 4K home theater projectors use native 4K chips. However, the 4K DLP chip from Texas Instruments puts a full 3840x2160 array of pixels on the screen while having only half that many mirrors on the chip. Practically speaking there is no way to tell the difference between the picture from the 4K DLP chip and a native 4K projector. Meanwhile, Epson and JVC market 4K-enabled projectors that will accept 4K signals and display them using advanced video processing techniques and 1920x1080 chips. The result is a picture that is extremely close to native 4K performance at prices lower than you'll pay for a native 4K home theater projector. And most models from Epson and JVC have Lens Memory, a vital feature if you want to set up a Constant Image Height system on a Cinemascope 2.4:1 screen without an anamorphic lens.

To stay up to speed on all the latest 4K projectors, bookmark our 4K Projector Database search.

For more budget conscious buyers, see these Top 10 rankings:

Home Theater Projectors under $750
Home Theater Projectors under $1500
Home Theater Projectors under $3000

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Click to Compare 1.  Sony VPL-VW285ES
First Ship Date: September 2017
$4,999
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Brightness: 1500 Lumens
Resolution: 4096x2160
Technology: 0.7" SXRD
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Quad HD)
Weight: 30.9 lbs
Warranty: n/a
Click to Compare 2.  Optoma UHZ65
First Ship Date: October 2017
$4,499
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Brightness: 3000 Lumens
Resolution: 3840x2160
Technology: 0.7" DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (4K HD)
Weight: 20.5 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years
Click to Compare 3.  Sony VVPL-W385ES
First Ship Date: September 2017
  $7,999
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Brightness: 1500 Lumens
Resolution: 4096x2160
Technology: 0.7" SXRD
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Quad HD)
Weight: 30.9 lbs
Warranty: n/a
Click to Compare 4.  Epson 6040UB
First Ship Date: September 2016
$3,999
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Brightness: 2500 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 0.7" 3 LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 24.3 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years
Click to Remove Projector from Compare 5.  JVC DLA-RS520
First Ship Date: January 2017
$6,999
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Brightness: 1900 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 0.7" D-ILA
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 34.0 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years
Click to Compare 6.  Sony VW365ES
First Ship Date: October 2015
  $9,999
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Brightness: 1500 Lumens
Resolution: 4096x2160
Technology: SXRD
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Quad HD)
Weight: 31.0 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years
Click to Compare 7.  BenQ HT8050
First Ship Date: February 2017
$7,999
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Brightness: 2200 Lumens
Resolution: 3840x2160
Technology: DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (4K HD)
Weight: 32.6 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years
Click to Compare 8.  JVC DLA-RS420
First Ship Date: January 2017
  $3,999
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Brightness: 1800 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 0.7" D-ILA
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 34.0 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years
Click to Compare 9.  JVC DLA-X570R
First Ship Date: January 2017
$3,999
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Brightness: 1800 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 0.7" D-ILA
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 34.0 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years
Click to Compare 10.  JVC DLA-X990R
First Ship Date: October 2017
  $7,999
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Brightness: 2000 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 0.7" D-ILA
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 34.4 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years