Top 10 3D Projectors

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There are presently two types of 3D Projectors: Full HD 3D and PC 3D Ready. All 3D projectors also support 2D. Prices of 3D and 2D projectors are comparable, unless the 3D projector includes an emitter and glasses. Performance is essentially the same.

Full HD 3D Projectors
A projector that is Full HD 3D compatible can use any of the 3D formats enabled in the HDMI 1.4 3D specification. These projectors are compatible with the 1080p 3D signal from a Blu-ray player, set-top box, or other HDMI 1.4 device.
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Click to Compare 1.  Sony HW45ES
First Ship Date: June 2016
$1,998
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Brightness: 1800 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 0.6" SXRD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 19.8 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years
Click to Compare 2.  Epson 6040UB
Announced - 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: 2 Years
Click to Compare 3.  BenQ MH530
First Ship Date: May 2016
$650
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Brightness: 3200 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 4.3 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years
Click to Compare 4.  Epson Home Cinema 5030UB
First Ship Date: October 2013
$2,000
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Brightness: 2400 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 0.7" 3 LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 18.4 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years
Click to Compare 5.  Optoma HD26
First Ship Date: August 2014
$587
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Brightness: 3200 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 0.7" DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Warranty: 1 Year
Click to Compare 6.  Epson Home Cinema 2040
First Ship Date: September 2015
$799
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Brightness: 2200 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 3 LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 6.4 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years
Click to Compare 7.  Panasonic AE8000
First Ship Date: September 2012
$1,774
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Brightness: 2400 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 0.7" 3 LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 19.2 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years
Click to Compare 8.  BenQ HT3050
First Ship Date: October 2015
$999
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Brightness: 2000 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 8.1 lbs
Warranty: 1 Year
Click to Compare 9.  Epson Home Cinema 3500
First Ship Date: September 2014
$1,274
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Brightness: 2500 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 0.6" 3 LCD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 14.9 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years
Click to Compare 10.  Optoma HD141X
First Ship Date: August 2014
$549
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Brightness: 3000 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: 0.7" DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Warranty: 1 Year
 
PC 3D Ready Projectors
A projector that is PC 3D Ready can accept a 120Hz frame-sequential 3D signal from a computer via either NVIDIA's 3D Vision system or one of several educational software suites. These projectors are not compatible with the HDMI 1.4 3D specification used on 3D Blu-ray players and set-top boxes.
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Click to Compare 1.  LG PH550
First Ship Date: March 2016
$549
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Brightness: 550 Lumens
Resolution: 1280x720
Technology: DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 1.4 lbs
Warranty: 1 Year
Click to Compare 2.  Optoma ML750ST
First Ship Date: January 2016
  $549
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Brightness: 700 Lumens
Resolution: 1280x800
Technology: 0.5" DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:10 (WXGA)
Weight: 0.8 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years
Click to Compare 3.  BenQ MH741
First Ship Date: October 2015
$899
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Brightness: 4000 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 7.3 lbs
Warranty: 1 Year
Click to Compare 4.  Acer H5380BD
First Ship Date: March 2014
$389
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Brightness: 3000 Lumens
Resolution: 1280x720
Technology: DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Warranty: 1 Year
Click to Compare 5.  ViewSonic PJD5555w
First Ship Date: January 2015
$450
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Brightness: 3300 Lumens
Resolution: 1280x800
Technology: 0.7" DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:10 (WXGA)
Weight: 4.6 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years
Click to Compare 6.  ViewSonic PJD6352
First Ship Date: April 2016
$560
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Brightness: 3500 Lumens
Resolution: 1024x768
Technology: 0.6" DLP
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (XGA)
Weight: 5.1 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years
Click to Compare 7.  Acer H6517ST
First Ship Date: April 2015
$738
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Brightness: 3000 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 5.5 lbs
Warranty: 1 Year
Click to Compare 8.  LG PF1000U
First Ship Date: October 2015
$1,097
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Brightness: 1000 Lumens
Resolution: 1920x1080
Technology: DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
Weight: 4.9 lbs
Warranty: 1 Year
Click to Compare 9.  NEC M353WS
First Ship Date: September 2015
$999
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Brightness: 3500 Lumens
Resolution: 1280x800
Technology: 0.7" DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:10 (WXGA)
Weight: 8.2 lbs
Warranty: 2 Years
Click to Compare 10.  NEC P502WL
First Ship Date: August 2015
  $3,429
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Brightness: 5000 Lumens
Resolution: 1280x800
Technology: 0.7" DLP
Aspect Ratio: 16:10 (WXGA)
Weight: 19.4 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years