Top 5 Home Theater Projectors

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Projectors are important in any home cinema set-up. Although the best TVs can’t be beaten for delivering true 4K HDR content, you’re unlikely going to get a picture bigger than 75 inches – well, unless you want to refinance your house or move into a mansion.  Now we give you the top 5 of Projector in 2019.

1. Optoma UHD51A (2018)

Movie fans can now enjoy impressive 4K UHD cinema quality images in their own home with the launch of a new home projector from Optoma UHD51A.

Along with 4K crystal clear detail, the new model features advanced PureMotion frame-interpolation processing for the ultimate big screen experience.

The Optoma UHD51A 4K UHD voice-enabled home theater projector integrates with Amazon Alexa Smart Home and Custom Skills to enable projection to fluidly align with speakers, screen, lighting and more in any smart home setting.

With 2,400 lumens, 500,000:1 contrast ratio, and an RGBRGB color wheel and HDR10 with Rec.2020 / DCI-P3 Wide Color Gamut, the Optoma UHD51A packs a visual punch, with its clarity, brightness and eye-popping color.

It also features a built-in 4K UHD media player , along with a pair of HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 support to ensure compatibility with the latest 4K UHD video playback devices and game consoles with HDR at 60 Hz refresh rates for unmatched image smoothness.

2. UHD50

Transform your living room into a home theater with the affordable Optoma UHD50 4K UHD projector. Its 2400 lumens, up to 500,000:1 contrast ratio combined, wide color gamut and HDR compatibility deliver amazing detail, clarity and vibrant colors.

The latest Texas Instruments 4K UHD DLP chipset forms its heart and meets the CTA definition of 4K Ultra HD. It projects 8.3-million simultaneous distinct pixels at screen sizes up to 140-inches for immersive cinematic experiences.

HDMI 2.0 inputs with HDCP 2.2 support ensures it works with the latest 4K UHD video playback devices and game consoles with HDR at 60 Hz refresh rates for unmatched eye-candy and smoothness. A 1.3x optical zoom and 15% vertical lens shift provide installation flexibility.

3. BenQ HT2550

Producing 4K UHD 3840×2160 resolution with 8.3 million distinct pixels for each frame, HT2550 utilizes revolutionary 0.47” single-DMD DLP technology to minimize the projector’s sleek, compact profile for modern lifestyles.

With four times the resolution of Full HD 1080p, 4K UHD reduces pixel blur for awe-inspiring clarity and crisply defined fine details making it a great option for a home theater projector.

With single DMD DLP technology to avoid inherent alignment issues of multiple panels, HT2550 projector ensures immaculate image integrity and color accuracy.

HT2550 generates razor-sharp images and accurate colors devoid of artifacting such as blur, shadowing, and interference patterns for immaculate clarity.

Though the HT2550 isn’t designed to be portable, it is lightweight enough to do the job, should you want to put together pop-up viewing events, and a quick and easy setup process makes it equally agile if you plan on toting it between locations every so often.

In addition, a well-backlit remote helps keep the projector easy to adjust in darkened rooms, and hotkeys help you deal with commonly needed adjustments quickly.

With a lamp that should last a solid 10,000 hours out of the box (15,000 in LampSave mode), the BenQ HT2550 should last through years of playback, and with an image quality this good.

you won’t be thinking about an upgrade for a very long time.

4. Sony VW285ES

What we have here, is that the Sony VPL-VW285ES is a serious 4K projector suitable for a dedicated home theater.  

BTW it also is is fairly bright, (claiming 1500 lumens) so can be a good choice in other, brighter, room environments, as long as they have some respectable lighting control (and where necessary, the right type of screen for the room.

In the course of this review, we’ll look at some of the special features, including their Reality Creation (image detail enhancement), various “expert settings,” gaming input lag and suitability, networking capability, and more.

We’ll run through all the hardware features including the lens capabilities, inputs, and the remote control.

Of course, all that stuff is important, but even more so is the picture quality, which as I’ve already “hinted”, exceeded my expectations.

We then cover performance, including brightness measurements, and a section on calibrating the Sony for best picture.

As usual, we provide the general settings and grayscale calibration on our first Calibration page, and our subscriber only Advanced Calibration page adds the CMS calibration – calibrating the individual primary and secondary colors.

Naturally, we’ll finish with a summary of all the key findings.

5. AAXA P300

AAXA Technologies is excited to announce the release of our P300 Pico projector – the world’s brightest battery-powered HD pocket projector. The new P300 features a revolutionary new compact optical engine capable of delivering 500 peak lumens at a high-definition (HD) resolution of 1280×800.

Powered by Texas Instruments’ DLP Technology the AAXA P300 employs Vibrant Color LED technology that delivers dazzling.color.quality with an operating life of more than 20,000 hours and is capable of generating a viewing experience of up to 120”*

The P300 is a true “pocket projector” at less than 5.9” long, 3.9” wide, and 1.6” tall, it is both compact and energy efficient – consuming less than 25W when plugged in.

Additional features include adjustable tripod, 1280×800 VGA input support, 1280×800 HDMI support, Micro SD Card slot, USB port, composite video input, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

The P300 features highest-in-class resolution at WXGA (1280×800), otherwise known as “High Definition” and is the base resolution for blu-ray DVDs.

Unlike competitors that claim high resolution through digital scaling, the P300’s native resolution is 1280×800 pixels and is capable of scaling resolutions up to 1080P.

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