There isn’t a big screen TV in the world that can compete with the size of a projector image. If you want to blast past the confines of even the largest, most premium home theater TVs and want to be able to get up into the 300″ image range, you need a home theater projector.
In this article I’ve rounded up the best home theater projectors for movies and gaming to start of 2016 with a bang. And there’s something here for every budget. I’ve started things off with two absolute top-of-the line 4K home theater projectors (which of course carry a premium price tag — though they can be had for a bit of a deal using the links below). The follow 3 items are the best home theater projectors for people on a tighter budget. All said, the projectors I’ve listed here — the best recommendations I can make — range in price from about $500 on up to around $10,000.
Let me know which one looks like the projector for you!
Best Projector: Sony VPLVW365ES 4K Cinema and Gaming Projector
If you’re looking for the king of home theater projectors, look no further than the Sony VPLVW365ES which is a 4K cinema and gaming projector that pulls out all the stops. It’s brightness and contrast are unmatched thanks to 1,500 Lumens of power and action images are smooth and fluid thanks to Motionflow technology which reduces blur. You’ll also get a broad range of accurate colors thanks to the TRILUMINOS display which makes tones and textures purer and realistic. I love that the lamp lasts a long time (rated for 6,000 hours), that there’s a front-facing fan (which means you don’t have to worry about wall clearance) and that there are wide zoom and shift options which means you can mount this projector off-center if needed.
Next Best Projector: JVC DLA-X700R 4K Home Theater Projector
If you’re looking for a 4K home theater projector, the JVC DLA-X700R is your other good option. The e-shift3 technology means this projector can play native 4K 60p content through enabled HDMI ports. And the insane 120,000:1 contrast ratio means images will come to life like never before. If you want to avoid any sort of image flicker, you’ll love that this projector makes use of 3 DILA devices to ensure super-stable picture viewing. This 6th generation device gives you a 40% ...