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Reviews in progress 3/6

We've got a lot of home theater projector reviews in the works at the moment. Here is the schedule...

First, we have just received the Optoma UHD50 ($1499), which is the final 4K projector in the low priced niche we've been waiting for. We can now finish up reviews of the BenQ HT2550 ($1499), the ViewSonic PX727-4K ($1299) with a good idea of how they stack up. We will write individual reviews and also a comparative shootout. These will begin to appear on the site in the next few days.

Also David Stone is hard at work on a major evaluation of about eight 1080p projectors under $700...the best of the entry level projectors for home theater. This will be one of the biggest round ups of a group of projectors we've ever done, and they will all be posted in the next two to three weeks.

After that, David is going to do a comparative shootout of 1080p home theater projectors in the $750 to $900 price range. This will include the BenQ HT2050A and Epson Home Cinema 2150, but we are still finalizing a couple other models as well.

In addition, Allan Abbott is finishing up a look at the very unique LG HF85JA, which is an Ultra Short Throw, 20,000 hour Laser-driven 1080p projector priced at $1799. That review should appear next week some time.

So we will be reviewing at least 15 home theater models priced in the range of $500 to $1800, both 1080p and 4K, during the month of March. We are definitely busier than usual for this time of year.

Evan Powell


Reader Comments(5 comments)

Posted Mar 6, 2018 7:18 PM PST

By Patrick

Any chance that you guys know of a True 4k projector with 3D capabilities, HDR and 2500+ lumens in the pipeline? Preferably priced under 5k. I would hate to buy something not quite what I want and then a new product hit the market just after. Thanks very much!

Posted Mar 6, 2018 7:37 PM PST

By Chaiyo

Thanks so much - Evan. I'm a big fan of Projector Central. I'm deciding if I'm jumping too soon into 4K solution in my home theater so these coming few days are real exciting for me. Thank you again to yourself and the strong expert team in the world of projector.

Posted Mar 10, 2018 12:14 PM PST

By Qaz

Great would love to see how the UHD50 stacks up against something like the 5040ub

Posted Mar 10, 2018 2:26 PM PST

By Evan Powell, Editor

Qaz, once we complete the individual reviews of the new 4K DLP projectors I will do a comparison of the Epson 4000 against the UHD50 and PX727-4K. It is priced at $1799, so more in the price ballpark of the others. One key advantage of the 4000 is that it offers excellent 3D performance. I should be able to add some material re the 5040UB as well for those who want to spend a bit more.

Posted Mar 11, 2018 1:15 PM PST

By metro

I am in the exact same boat as you Patrick, need low lag as well as I play games.

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