TOP 10 Best Home Theater Projectors
under $1500

UPDATED DECEMBER 2017

Though the cheapest Full HD home theater projectors are available for as little as $500, you get a significant step up in performance and features if you can stretch your budget up to $1500. Some of the best selling projectors for home theater are in this price category because they deliver outstanding picture quality for the money. They are all 1920 x 1080 resolution, which matches Full HD video from Blu-ray discs and streaming sources like Netflix, VUDU, and Amazon Prime. They can also easily light up a 120" diagonal screen, or even larger. A 120" screen is almost 9 feet wide and 42.5 square feet, about three times the size of a 70" flat panel TV. So the projector delivers an immersive movie theater experience that you cannot get from even the largest TVs.

Thinking about a projector vs. a TV, another key difference other than dramatic picture size is the quality of light. In a commercial movie theater you get natural, balanced, reflected light. If you want to replicate that experience in a home theater, the projector + screen is the only way to do it. Flat panel TVs emit a lot of light per square inch and are great for lights-on video in a multipurpose room. But in a darkened viewing room that replicates the "movie theater" experience, TVs have a harsh glare that is not at all like the quality of light in a commercial theater.

For the genuine movie theater experience in your home, check out the best selling home theater projectors under $1500. For other budget ranges see these Top 10 rankings:

Home Theater Projectors under $750
Home Theater Projectors under $3000
Home Theater Projectors under $10000

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 Epson Home Cinema 2150
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 Optoma HD29Darbee
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 BenQ HT2150ST
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