Best Home Theater Projectors

Updated July 2017

We do dozens of home theater projector reviews. The best home theater projectors get our Editor''s Choice or our Highly Rated awards. 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 in the home theater market. This page is updated every month and each new high scoring home theater projector review is added to this page at the time of the review''s publication. This page is a quick reference to the hottest home theater projectors on the market today.


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Optoma HD142x
Allan Abbott: Sep 12, 2016
2016 Highly Rated
 Specs    $549  
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An excellent value in 1080p home theater for under $600...
Epson 5040UB
M. David Stone: Apr 21, 2017
2017 Editor's Choice
 Specs    $2,759  
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Editor's Choice Award
Epson 3100
M. David Stone: Jan 24, 2017
2017 Editor's Choice
 Specs    $1,326  
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Epson 3100 wins Editor's Choice Award -- outstanding home theater value for $1200
Epson 3700
M. David Stone: Jan 26, 2017
2017 Highly Rated
 Specs    $1,500  
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The Epson 3700 gives you extra lumens and a set onboard speakers for $200 more than its near twin, the Epson 3100. Both are excellent home theater values.
BenQ HT2150ST
Evan Powell: Oct 12, 2016
2016 Editor's Choice
 Specs    $999  
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BenQ hits it out of the park -- wins Editor's Choice Award ...
Epson HC1040
Allan Abbott: Jan 26, 2016
2016 Highly Rated
 Specs    $550  
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3000 lumens of high 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution in a small portable package for under $800...
Epson 6040UB
Evan Powell: Oct 28, 2016
2016 Highly Rated
 Specs    $3,999  
Preliminary notes on the Epson 6040UB...  
BenQ HT3050
Evan Powell: Oct 30, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $995  
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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    $1,351  
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Optima's new 1080p home theater projector for $799...
LG HF80JA
M. David Stone: Jul 7, 2017
2017 Highly Rated
 Specs    $1,497  
Smart TV and 1080p Projector combined, weighs only 4.6 pounds, laser engine gives 20,000 hours of life
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 ...
BenQ HT4050
Evan Powell: Nov 20, 2015
2015 Highly Rated
 Specs    $1,332  
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The most elegant and refined of the new BenQ home theater projectors...
ViewSonic LS820
M. David Stone: Oct 7, 2016
2016 Highly Rated
 Specs    $2,999  
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1080p, 20,000 hour laser, ultra short throw, 3500 lm -- what's not to love?
Optoma GT5500
M. David Stone: Dec 2, 2016
2016 Highly Rated
 Specs    $1,249  
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Beautiful HD 1080p, ultra short throw, at an aggressive price...
ViewSonic PX800HD
Evan Powell: Apr 17, 2017
2017 Highly Rated
 Specs    $1,299  
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UST Home Theater, 16 ms lag for gaming