1 The projector details

1 Epson VS250 SVGA 3,200 lumens color brightness HDMI 3LCD projector

Epson VS250 SVGA 3,200 lumens color brightness HDMI 3LCD projector

1.1 Description

  • More accurate, vivid color, even in well-lit rooms — 3,200 lumens of equal color and white brightness (1).
  • SVGA resolution (800 x 600) — ideal for projecting everyday presentations and graphics.
  • Fast, easy setup with Epson — get up and running in no time with easy image adjustments and convenient control.
  • Remarkable color accuracy — up to 3x Higher Color Brightness (2) and up to 3x Wider Color Gamut (3) with Epson over DLP projectors.
  • Works with the latest laptops and media players — supports HDMI, the standard in connectivity, for digital video and audio in one cable.

1.2 The best review

We’ve had a lot of fun watching outside movies with this projector this summer! Projects great onto a king sized sheet hung on the side of our garage. When setting it up for a big group where people will be spread out over the yard we hook it up to our bose wave system and it works great!
When its just us and the kids and we’re sitting close to the projector the speaker output is ample. Also ordered an Apple Lightning Digital Av adapter… to plug one end of the hdmi cord into the lighting adapter and the other into the projector. This cord allows you to have the ipad plugged in while playing the movie if need be.
If connecting to a portable dvd player you will need a male to 3.5mm male cord. and a regular old aux cord if connecting to a bigger speaker. The projector, the K size sheet, all of the little cords + a 15ft extension cord and surge protector all fit nicely into an old 2 sided laptop bag for easy all together storage and transportation.

2 ViewSonic PJD5155 3300 Lumens SVGA HDMI Projector

ViewSonic PJD5155 3300 Lumens SVGA HDMI Projector

2.1 Description

  • SVGA (800×600) 3300 Lumens Projector with a 20,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, Vertical Digital Keystoning, and a Screen Size of 83-Inches from 12-Feet; 207-Inches from 30-Feet
  • With advanced color technology and outstanding sharpness, this feature-rich projector provides a vast selection of inputs while offering industry-leading durability and dust-resistance
  • Exclusive audiovisual features, and flexible connectivity options makes the PJD5155 is ideal for use in home, education and small business environments
  • Convenient design with up to 10,000 lamp hours (Eco Mode), built-in speakers, port cover, easy-access lamp hood, optical focus and zoom, and a muted black finish
  • 1.86~2.04:1 throw ratio; 3.3–32.8 ft. throw distance; 3.5MM Audio in/out, HDMI 1.4, VGA composite RCA, S-Video, and Mini-USB inputs; Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 8.98 x 4.08 Inches
  • 3-year limited warranty on parts and labor, 1-year limited warranty on lamp, 1st year free Express Exchange service with product registration; Box includes: PJD5155 projector, power cable, VGA cable, remote control with batteries, Quick Start Guide, and ViewSonic Wizard CD
  • Compatible with Mac, and Windows, can be connected with DVD players, Blu-ray plyers, Amazon FireTV, AppleTV, Google Chromecast and more

2.2 The best review

This projector is amazing!!

Honestly, I was overwhelmed with all of the choices out there and finally landed on Amazon’s “most purchased” – which is the older model of this projector. I decided on this one because the price difference wasn’t that drastic and I liked the idea of the energy/bulb conservation feature.

The image is crisp, and indoors, the sound is LOUD. For outdoor use (for which we purchased it) we definitely needed to hook up some speakers, but that’s to be expected. I am not an expert in projectors – this is our first one – but I would highly recommend this to anyone who just wants something relatively inexpensive for setting up a backyard theater or for watching movies on a “big screen”. (Heck, we’ve used it fairly close to the wall and watched it at “normal TV” size!)

We’ve only watched a dozen or so shows/movies so far, but I love how easily it connects to our Apple TV (and thus: iPhones/iPads), DVD player, and laptop. I absolutely love how easy it was to setup and how light and convenient it is to move when we need to. Definitely a win.

3 WOWOTO H8 Video Projector DLP LED Multi-screen Sharing Touch Control Projectors 

WOWOTO H8 Video Projector DLP LED Multi screen Sharing Touch Control Projectors 

3.1 Description

  • 【Top-level Configuration】: Built-in Android System and Speaker, a stable OS and DLP technology is available. Equipped with Mstar 3D decoder chip, 1280*800 native resolution, a brightness of 2000 lumens, supporting Blu-ray 3D and support 1080P, LED lamp, amazing 3D effect. Input HDMI*1, AV*1, USB2.0*1, USB3.0*1, Mirco SD*1, RJ45*1. Support WIFI, Bluetooth and Touch Control. ★★★Click here to get more infos: http://www.dragonblogger.com/best-hd-mini-projector-review-wowoto-h8-android-projector/ ★★★
  • 【Perfect For Entertainment/Business】: Full color and high resolution brings the great visual feast. Use it for home theater/office meeting/classroom education/party, etc. Download & Install Apps to watch favorite programs or play games with big screen (max 300”), Surfing on Line. Also can connect external speaker to enjoy music! (YouTube, NETFLIX, BBC News are workable.)
  • 【Intuitive Interface/Compact Design】: No larger than an iPad mini, only 0.5kg. Easy to set up and enjoy with whole family right away! Touch Control is displayed on the top. Connect wired/wireless mouse to USB port or Bluetooth. When not in use, won’t take up much space. ★★★Update: The batteries for remote control won’t be included in the package, because we’re informed that shipping AAA batteries is dangerous. Please buy the AAA batteries separately. Thanks for your understanding. ★★★
  • 【Multi-screen Sharing】: Smartphone resources can be shared through the large 180” screen by Airplay/Miracast/DLNA. Ushare App also works, which developed by WOWOTO. While the connectivity options allow H8 Projector to be used with tablets, notebooks, smartphone and PC, your business life will be convenient and professional.
  • 【Guarantee and Service】: More than 20,000 hours Long-lasting lamp life insures more than 7 years of regular use, not need of bulb maintenance or replacement. Every DLP Projector from WOWOTO enjoys Full 12 months warranty. WOWOTO professional after-sales team will response your any problems within 24 hours.★Upgrade Package Coming soon! Please Expecting!★

3.2 The best review

 My friend sent me this as a gift since he knew I needed a new one. My last one was 1200 or 1500 lumens. This one is 2000 and makes such a big deference. The compact size is great and can fit in almost any place. The tripod stand hole is great I ended up using it with my action camera mount to mount this to my shelf.

The Operating system is easy to use and set up. Has many setting that is easy to access. With the availability of being able to play 3d movies in several formats is a great touch. You can connect Bluetooth devices like sound bars to add sound to it.

The Wi-Fi and Ethernet work great I found no need to use the Ethernet since the Wi-Fi works so well.
I love the option of being able to use mouse and keyboard on this device give me more option of typing in and searching than using the mouse on the remote. Great device and works well.
I would recommend this to anyone in the need of a nice projector with and android OS !!!!!!

4 Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector

Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector

4.1 Description

  • Screen Size Range: 66-inches from 8 feet; 107-inches from 12 feet
  • Brightness: 3000 ANSI Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 23,000:1; Keystone Correction: Yes, Lens Shift: No
  • Warranty: 1-Year Limited Parts and Labor, 90-Days on Lamp
  • 2 x HDMI (1.4a 3D support) + MHL v1.2, Audio Out 3.5mm, 12V trigger, 3D-Sync, USB service Display Technology:Single 0.65” 1080p DC3 DMD chip DLP® Technology by Texas Instruments
  • Refer user manual below.

4.2 The best review

I am not an audio-visual expert. I spent HOURS scouring reviews and watching you tube videos before I pulled the trigger on this, my first projector.

I am using it for backyard movies on a sixteen by nine foot white PVC screen, and it is awesome. Blows everybody away when they come over for backyard movie night. I was worried about rainbow effect. And now I almost wonder if it’s a myth! I’ve asked literally everyone who has watched our set-up, and out of 50+ people (and counting), young and old, not one person has reported seeing rainbows. I’m using a ‘flexiwhite’ screen made from a white PVC material which makes a spectacular picture with bright clear color and deep dark blacks.

No complaint whatsoever on color or contrast. We do, admittedly, mostly watch kids stuff–so lots of animated movies–but in all content, we’ve got no complaints and have used only ‘out of the box’ picture settings. We start the show right around sunset and it does absolutely fine with dusk/twilight lighting and normal suburban background lighting of cars and neighbors’ houses, porch lights, etc.

I know how many hours of research I did before buying, and this review probably won’t stop your obsessive research either, but please know you can buy this projector with COMPLETE CONFIDENCE and you will be delighted!

5 Epson Home Cinema 2040 1080p 3D 3LCD Home Theater Projector

 Epson Home Cinema 2040 1080p 3D 3LCD Home Theater Projector

5.1 Description

  • Screen Size Range: 90-inches from 8 feet; 134-inches from 12 feet. Projector Dimensions: Including feet – 11.69″ x 9.65″ x 4.69″ (W x D x H). Excluding feet – 11.69″ x 9.80″ x 4.49″ (W x D x H).
  • White Brightness: 2200 Lumens; Color Brightness: 2200 Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 35,000:1; Keystone Correction: Yes; Lens Shift: No
  • Warranty: 2 Year Limited; Lamp Life: Up to 7,500 hours (ECO mode) and up to 4000 hours (Normal mode)
  • Connectivity: 2 HDMI (1 MHL), 1 RCA (composite), 2 RCA (1 audio L/R) stereo, 1 VGA D-sub 15 pin (computer input), 1 USB Type A. Please refer the User Guide before use.
  • Fan Noise: 29 dB – 37 dB

5.2 The best review

Best projector for the price right now. I like it better than the BenQ I recently owned (1075) in 9 out of 10 scenarios (brightness, latency/gaming, frame interpolation, lamp cost, menu options, contrast, no rainbow effect, cost, image enhancement, lamp life). The only thing it doesn’t appear to do quite as well is black levels. But I doubt most people would be able to pick out the difference. And they’ll definitely notice the speed, brightness, and frame interpolation if they watch sports, or don’t have a dark room.

And the fact that they were the first to move many high end features from much more expensive projectors down into this price range is commendable. If this had a motorized lens, with lens memory, I could sell dozens of these to folks looking to replace their aging home theater projectors. Epson did a really nice job with this one.

6 BenQ DLP HD 1080p Projector (HT2050) – 3D Home Theater Projector

BenQ DLP HD 1080p Projector (HT2050) - 3D Home Theater Projector

6.1 Description

  • HIGH RESOLUTION: 3D 1080p projector with ANSI Brightness of 2,200 Lumens, 15,000:1 contrast, premium RGBRGB Color Wheel and ISFccc Certified Calibration for Day/Night viewing
  • QUIET PROJECTOR: Whisper quiet operation, with the lowest fan noise in its class allows viewers to hear the movie, not the projector.
  • SHORT THROW PROJECTOR: Easy installation and setup with a diagonal screen size of 60″ – 180″, 1.3x zoom, Vertical Lens Shift and a throw ratio of 1.15 – 1.5 (79″ @ 2m)
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT PROJECTOR: Includes SmartEco technology for energy conservation and auto standby mode to save energy and prolong lamp life; lamp lasts up to 7,000 hours
  • RELIABLE BRAND: BenQ is the #1 best-selling DLP projector brand worldwide with 1 year warranty for parts and labor
  • Clear Image Size/ Maximum Image Size‎.60″~180″ / 300″‎

6.2 The best review

This is my first projector and I’m really happy with it. I can’t believe what I’ve been missing out on. The picture is fantastic, even the black levels in darker type movies are great. We have been using it for movies, TV shows and video games with a PlayStation…zero lag noticed with fast pace gaming. I got carried away with all the reviews and comparisons out there on different projectors. They pretty much all have good reviews, just pick one and roll with it. I was torn between this one and the HT3050($999), I decided to save $200 and do not regret it. If the picture is off a little I’d never know it…it looks every bit as good as my 46″ tv and probably better. We are using it with the factory default vivid mode and like it the best. It is lightweight, small and looks nice. I was going to go with the BenQ 1070 to start with but I figured I’d spend a little more and get a newer model to help with resale down the road.

I have 7 foot ceilings so I made my own mount to put it basically directly against the ceiling. The image is just a hair below the centerline of the lens(when mounted upside down) and can be adjusted farther down. I was worried I wouldn’t be able to put the screen as high as I wanted but it worked out well. I bought an Elite Screens Sable Frame B2 Series, 110″ screen SB110WH2($259), really nice screen by the way. I’ve added a picture so you can see roughly how high the screen is and how the projector is mounted(picture taken right after screen/projector was mounted,wires and sound system not dealt with yet) I used 1/2″ thick by 2 1/2″ wide aluminum bars, 18″ long to reach over 16″ on center floor joist’s.

I did have to machine some areas because there are some plastic sections that protrude down on the bottom of the projector. I also removed the rear adjustable feet and the pad from the front foot so the 1/2 thick mount would seat against the ceiling. Honestly a good hard 1/2″ thick wood could be used for a more easily made mount…it really is light. I mounted the projector to the mounts then the mounts to the ceiling. I’m mounted about 9.5 feet from the screen and I did add about 3/32 worth of shim between the back legs of the mount and the ceiling to bring the image up just a little more. It did not affect the image squareness and helped get the screen a little closer to the ceiling. I did not use any keystone adjustment.

7 Optoma HD27 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector

Optoma HD27 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector

7.1 Description

  • Projection Screen Size: 0.71 – 7.75m (27.88 – 305.3-inches); Diagonal 16:9
  • Brightness: 3200 ANSI Lumens. Refer user guide below; Throw Ratio : 1.48 – 1.62:1
  • Contrast Ratio: 25,000:1; Keystone Correction: ± 40° Vertical, Projection Lens : F/2.5~2.67; f=21.86~24mm
  • Resolution: 1080p 1920 x 1080
  • Inputs/Outputs: 2x HDMI (1.4a 3D support) + MHL v2.1, Audio Out 3.5mm, 12V trigger, 3D-Sync, USB-A Power (1A)

7.2 The best review

I don’t know anything about projectors. We just wanted something that worked good enough for us to use in our basement family room to watch movies with the kids. I hadn’t even heard of this brand before. I read a lot of reviews though and decided I just needed to buy something and stop thinking about it!

This was really easy to set up. We got a universal ceiling mount and it worked well. Our room isn’t very big. We mounted this about 11 1/2 feet from the wall. The picture fits perfect on a 100″ screen. It was easy to flip upside down and skew so it wasn’t angled weird.

We use a Firestick in one of the HDMI ports and just used an old cell phone charger that goes into the USB port to power on the projector to power the Firestick. There’s a setting that you have to change to turn the USB power on. It isn’t hard to do. Just look in the menu.

Speakers were the part that intimidated me. Again, I know nothing about setting up this kind of equipment. I realized it has the same jack as my old computer so I was able to use my 10 year old computer speakers with this. They have a subwoofer so they actually sound like a surround system without all the set up.

Long story short, if you have low standards and just want something that works to watch family movies and sports. This will be good enough. Absolutely no complaints from us! Everyone who has come over to watch movies with us is planning to get projectors for their family room now!

8 Epson Home Cinema 2045 1080p 3D Miracast 3LCD Home Theater Projector

Epson Home Cinema 2045 1080p 3D Miracast 3LCD Home Theater Projector

8.1 Description

  • Up to 3x Higher Color Brightness, and reliable performance – 3LCD, 3-chip technology
  • Color Brightness: 2200 lumens, White Brightness: 2200 lumens
  • Full HD 1080p, widescreen, 3D performance – for movies, games and more, up to 300″ on virtually any wall or screen
  • Focal Length: 16.9 – 20.28 mm; Zoom Ratio: 1.0 – 1.2 manual

8.2 The best review

Amazing. We have an older epsom movie mate all in one projector which is great and still working fine…but wasn’t hd. I upgraded us to this new epsom and we love it. Is amazing straight out of the box….easy to set up and use. We mainly use this in the living room projected onto the wall…I just put the console on a table. Works well even midday with two skylights and the front door open. The kids hook up their various consoles and play games.
It’s so portable though that they also grab it and use it all over. I also bought a PS4 game called Horizon Zero Dawn and it looks spectacular on this as does the new Dr Strange on blueray…..which was excellent. We’ve watched that several times and it just gets better. Would definitely recommend epsom projectors. Ours have been very reliable…and it’s fun to have that theatre experience at home. For gamers this is a treat.

9 iCodis CB-300W Mini Projector, 3000 Lumens, Native HD Resolution, 3D Playback, 30000 hours lamp life, Android OS Portable Pico Projectors

iCodis CB-300W Mini Projector

9.1 Description

  • HD – Brightness: With an astonishing 3000 ISO/500 ANSI LUMENS, the new CB-300W delivers crystal clear images, at a native resolution of 720p and support 1080P.
  • Android OS: Connectivity of this smart projector is enhanced with access to apps on Android and Apple phones. You can stream video content via Miracast, YouTube, Airplay, Netflix and other streaming apps.
  • Keystone Correction & 3D playback: The new hardware in the CB-300W allows for excellent 3D playback, its full-HD playback capabilities ensure some of the best quality images within the mobile projector market.
  • Ports: HDMI, dual USB, Vga, as well as Android TV allows the CB-300W to connect to any device you may have lying around. Whether its streaming from your mobile device or hooked into your Gaming PC, the CB-300W does it all.
  • Bigger & Better: The CB-300W is the spiritual successor to the very well-known iCodis CB-300. We’ve removed the battery so as to better control heat and noise. We’ve increased the bulb’s power, integrated Android TV, increased the resolution, and many other small changes to make this one of our finest products to date.

9.2 The best review

I brought this NEW iCodis CB-300S.I know CB-300 new version with 3D Function .So this is a perfect projector both for office work and entertainment. The Box contains a lot of accessories, such as mouse ,tripod, MINI HDMI cable and high quality 3D glasses. Majority of Americans love Football and if the live telecast is projected to 60 to 80 inch via this wonder CB-300S the home will become live Football Ground.

It is so tiny that it it can be projected to virtually any wall including ceiling when you can watch movies from lying in the bed. You can also use 3D function to see the video and watch movie ,also can use this function in YouTube. The 3D effect will bring you different feeling to watch. If you are looking for an occasional fun night camping or movie outside for family i would highly recommend this one.

 

10 ViewSonic PJD5155 3300 Lumens SVGA HDMI Projector

ViewSonic PJD5155 3300 Lumens SVGA HDMI Projector

10.1 Description

  • SVGA (800×600) 3300 Lumens Projector with a 20,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, Vertical Digital Keystoning, and a Screen Size of 83-Inches from 12-Feet; 207-Inches from 30-Feet
  • With advanced color technology and outstanding sharpness, this feature-rich projector provides a vast selection of inputs while offering industry-leading durability and dust-resistance
  • Exclusive audiovisual features, and flexible connectivity options makes the PJD5155 is ideal for use in home, education and small business environments
  • Convenient design with up to 10,000 lamp hours (Eco Mode), built-in speakers, port cover, easy-access lamp hood, optical focus and zoom, and a muted black finish
  • 1.86~2.04:1 throw ratio; 3.3–32.8 ft. throw distance; 3.5MM Audio in/out, HDMI 1.4, VGA composite RCA, S-Video, and Mini-USB inputs; Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 8.98 x 4.08 Inches
  • 3-year limited warranty on parts and labor, 1-year limited warranty on lamp, 1st year free Express Exchange service with product registration; Box includes: PJD5155 projector, power cable, VGA cable, remote control with batteries, Quick Start Guide, and ViewSonic Wizard CD
  • Compatible with Mac, and Windows, can be connected with DVD players, Blu-ray plyers, Amazon FireTV, AppleTV, Google Chromecast and more

10.2 The best review

This projector is amazing!!

Honestly, I was overwhelmed with all of the choices out there and finally landed on Amazon’s “most purchased” – which is the older model of this projector. I decided on this one because the price difference wasn’t that drastic and I liked the idea of the energy/bulb conservation feature.

The image is crisp, and indoors, the sound is LOUD. For outdoor use (for which we purchased it) we definitely needed to hook up some speakers, but that’s to be expected. I am not an expert in projectors – this is our first one – but I would highly recommend this to anyone who just wants something relatively inexpensive for setting up a backyard theater or for watching movies on a “big screen”. (Heck, we’ve used it fairly close to the wall and watched it at “normal TV” size!)

We’ve only watched a dozen or so shows/movies so far, but I love how easily it connects to our Apple TV (and thus: iPhones/iPads), DVD player, and laptop. I absolutely love how easy it was to setup and how light and convenient it is to move when we need to. Definitely a win.

 

2 The projector list

Produce Price

Rate

1 Epson VS250 SVGA 3,200 lumens color brightness HDMI 3LCD projector $359.99

$299.99

★★★★☆
2 ViewSonic PJD5155 3300 Lumens SVGA HDMI Projector

$299.99

★★★★☆
3 WOWOTO H8 Video Projector DLP LED Multi-screen Sharing Touch Control Projectors  $599.00

$399.00 

★★★★☆
4 Optoma HD142X 1080p 3000 Lumens 3D DLP Home Theater Projector $999.00

$524.59

★★★★☆
5 Epson Home Cinema 2040 1080p 3D 3LCD Home Theater Projector $799.99

$599.99

★★★★☆
6 BenQ DLP HD 1080p Projector (HT2050) – 3D Home Theater Projector

$699.00

★★★★☆
7 Optoma HD27 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector

$599.00

★★★★☆
8 Epson Home Cinema 2045 1080p 3D Miracast 3LCD Home Theater Projector $849.99

$638.88

★★★★☆
9 iCodis CB-300W Mini Projector, 3000 Lumens, Native HD Resolution, 3D Playback, 30000 hours lamp life, Android OS Portable Pico Projectors

$395.00

★★★★☆
10 ViewSonic PJD5155 3300 Lumens SVGA HDMI Projector

$299.99

★★★★☆