All tagged Projectors

How Do Projectors Work?

In the simplest terms, a projector is a device which uses a series of chips, lenses, color wheels and various other gadgets and gizmos to take a beam of light and turn it into our favorite movies and TV shows in glorious high definition detail.

It wasn’t always like that, though. The consumer projectors of today barely even resemble the original concept, invented in 1894 by Charles Francis Jenkins. 

Optoma HD27 3D DLP Projector Review

In the world of projectors, it can be hard to find models like the newest Optoma HD27. This is a projector which can create insanely bright images with stellar picture quality behind them, all at a price that makes the home theater hobby available to almost every level of potential buyer out there.

Best Projector Screen 2017

So you’ve decided to jump into the realm of serious home theater enthusiasts, picked out your best home theater projector for 2017, and are ready to transform your living room into the ultimate multimedia viewing experience – but what’s next? Why, picking out a projector screen of course! Whether you go electric or manual, tensioned or non-tensioned, there are dozens of different factors and features that separate the best from the rest.

BenQ i500 Mobile LED Projector Review

The latest ultra-portable BenQ i500 LED projector incorporates a short-throw lens, Bluetooth speaker, and wireless streaming capabilities into a single sleek and compact device that’s made to keep up with “youthful” users who are always on the go and want something they can pop out of their backpack and get watching in minutes. But will BenQ’s focus on portability prove to be too much for such a small projector that costs the same as others twice the size and three times the performance?

BenQ HT3050 3D DLP Home Theater Projector Review

The BenQ HT3050 is yet another addition to the company’s extensive lineup of powerful projectors that give the rest of the competition a run for its money. The HT3050 sets itself apart with the inclusion of Cinematic Color Rec. 709, an industry standard that screams “looks as good as real life”, but will that feature alone be enough to give the projector the boost it needs to make it into the ranks of the greats?

Optoma HD142X 3D DLP Projector Review

The Optoma HD142X is the latest in a long line of entertainment devices made by a company that’s not here to revolutionize the way we watch media, but at the very least wants to make it more accessible for people who can’t afford the upfront cost that other home theater projectors like it might set them back. But will its budget-level price keep it from performing the way we hoped it could in our tests and be nominated to our best home theater projector list?

BenQ HT4050 Projector Review

The BenQ HT4050 3D projector is the ultimate definition of loud, hot, and fast, with speakers that booms and iris-shattering image quality. But what really makes the BenQ so good that it was able to earn the #3 spot on our list of the best projectors for 2017?

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 Projector Review

The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 is a blazingly, searingly bright projector that can display deep blacks and beautiful color in almost any lighting scenario imaginable, which is what earned it the number three spot on our list of the best projectors in 2016.

But will its high price and gaming performance be enough to deter consumers from ponying up for its sky-high sticker price? Read on in our Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 1440 projector review to find out!

Acer H6517ST DLP Projector Review

For a short-throw, this Acer projector is as cheap as they come. But will that discount price be reflected in its picture quality, gaming performance, or overall brightness?

Read on in my Acer H6517ST projector review to find out how it surmounted its shortcomings to make it onto our list in the number five spot for the best projectors for 2016.

Optoma HD141X 3D Projector Review

The HD141X projector is a cheap, light, and beautiful looking projector that has no business being the price it is, features which all helped rocket it to the top if our list of the best projector under $1,000 for 2016.

But will its shockingly low price come with unseen tradeoffs that ruin the movie watching experience for you or your guests? Read on in my review of the Optoma HD141X to find out.

Best 4K Projector for 2017

It’s a new year, and the best 4K projectors of 2017 are just starting to grab the attention of home theater enthusiasts who want to take their movie watching experience up to the next level. But with a product category that’s so new, how can you know what features to look for in a 4K projector, and which unit is ultimately right for you, your home theater setup, and the types of content you plan on enjoying the most?

Theater Projectors for 2017

Whether you’re looking to save space and don’t want to deal with a cumbersome big screen TV or simply want a legit theater viewing experience, a best home theater projector is a great investment. It’s perfect for movies, sports or over the top gaming and can turn any living space into an epic entertainment center. The best part is that you don’t need to have a massive budget, and many of the best projectors in 2017 can be found for under $1,000. Here are the top 5 best home theater projectors on the market.

Short Throw vs. Long Throw Projectors: What’s the Difference?

When you’re in the market for a new projector, there are a lot of different factors to consider: how bright is the projector, or what kind of max resolution can it project at? Can it be mounted on the ceiling?

But, of all these questions you’ll have to ask yourself – before shopping for the best projector money can buy – perhaps the most important is: what’s the difference between a “short” throw and “long” throw projector. If you don’t know what either of those terms mean; fret not we’re going to fill you in on all the details and more in this handy guide on short throw vs. long throw projectors.

Best Projector Under $1000

A large screen TV, no matter its size, will ever produce a screen size that is the equivalent to that of one of our best projectors under $1000. Sure, the colors may not be so brilliant, or the image as crystal clear.  But for under $1000, you can’t go wrong with one of these projectors.  Plus, it’s easy to move around.