The Best Home Theater Projectors


As a result of our projector reviews, we have awarded the Home Theater Projectors listed below our Highly Rated or Editor's Choice designation. The 5-star ratings are assigned based on the projector's overall performance, features, ease-of-use and value as compared to other projectors we reviewed within the resolution group.

Best Home Theater Projectors - 1080p
16:9 Widescreen - 1920x1080
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Sony HW45ES
M. David Stone: Aug 18, 2016
2016 Highly Rated
 Specs    $1,998  
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Sony's latest home theater projector for under $2000...
BenQ MH530
M. David Stone: Jul 20, 2016
2016 Highly Rated
 Specs    $600  
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Bright, portable 1080p for home or classroom at a very low price...
BenQ TH670
Marc Davidson: May 4, 2016
2016 Highly Rated
 Specs    $614  
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BenQ's versatile 1080p offering for $599...
ViewSonic Pro7827HD
M. David Stone: Apr 15, 2016
2016 Highly Rated
 Specs    $800  
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An outstanding value in home theater for $900 ...
Sony HW65ES
Evan Powell: Dec 10, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $3,999  
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A close look at Sony's updated 1080p home theater projector...
BenQ HT4050
Evan Powell: Nov 20, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $1,399  
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The most elegant and refined of the new BenQ home theater projectors...
BenQ HT3050
Evan Powell: Oct 30, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $999  
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The two latest sub-$1000 home theater projectors from BenQ...
Optoma HD28DSE
Evan Powell: Oct 2, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $732  
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Optima's new 1080p home theater projector for $799...
Epson Home Cinema 2040
Bill Livolsi: Sep 2, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $799  
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A great 1080p image from one of the least expensive LCD 1080p projectors available...
Optoma HD37
Marc Davidson: Jun 29, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $924  
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A close look at Optoma's new home theater projector under $1000...
Acer H6517ST
Bill Livolsi: May 26, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $774  
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A 1080p short throw projector for $799 that's perfect for small rooms and portable theater.
LG PF1500
Paul D. Vail: May 14, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $799  
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A hot new LED based projector that gives you almost everything ... HD 1080p resolution, a 30,000 hour light source, portability, and 800 lumens of calibrated picture quality, all for under $1,000...
Optoma HD50
Paul Vail: Apr 30, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $1,599  
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At just $1599, a new option for quality home theater without breaking the bank...
JVC X500R
Bill Livolsi: Mar 24, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $4,999  
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Ultra-deep black levels and 4K pixel shifting in a polished, professional package for home theater.  
Epson Home Cinema 3000
Bill Livolsi: Dec 18, 2014
2014 Highly Rated
 Specs    $1,099  
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Epson's new budget king brings together a brilliant image, a wealth of features, and an affordable price, giving you exceptional bang for the buck.
Optoma HD141X
Bill Livolsi: Dec 12, 2014
2014 Highly Rated
 Specs    $549  
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Great image quality and an unbeatable $599 price...
Epson Pro LS9600e
Bill Livolsi: Dec 4, 2014
2014 Highly Rated
 Specs    $5,999  
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Epson's latest 1080p projector uses reflective LCD and a laser light source to deliver home theater excellence...  
Optoma HD26
Bill Livolsi: Nov 3, 2014
2014 Highly Rated
 Specs    $587  
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A powerfully bright 1080p home theater projector with a long-life lamp for less than $700...
Epson Home Cinema 3500
Bill Livolsi: Oct 22, 2014
2014 Highly Rated
 Specs    $1,274  
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A bright, fully-featured 1080p projector for the living room and portable use, at a reasonable price...
Optoma GT1080
Marc Davidson: Oct 16, 2014
2014 Highly Rated
 Specs    $680  
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A solid portable 1080p projector for video gaming at only $749...
BenQ HT1075
Bill Livolsi: Sep 17, 2014
2014 Highly Rated
 Specs    $899  
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This year's update of the BenQ W1070 brings some new features to the same best-in-class performance to create a dynamite projector that costs about a thousand bucks.
Epson Pro LS10000
Evan Powell: Sep 10, 2014
2014 Editor's Choice
 Specs    $7,999  
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A dramatic move by Epson into the high end custom home theater market, including 4K enhancement, reflective LCOQ technology, and 100% laser light engine...  
 
Best Home Theater Projectors - 720p Projectors
16:9 Widescreen - 1280x720
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LG PH550
M. David Stone: May 24, 2016
2016 Highly Rated
 Specs    $549  
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A portable big screen TV -- 1.5 lbs with a TV tuner on board...