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Home theatre HD projector reviews

Last tested: 11 February 2016

A projector used to be a serious home entertainment investment, but the prices have dropped and the quality has improved, particularly for lamp life. We test and review the latest home theatre projectors to help you make the right choice for your home theatre room and your budget. Our buying guide describes the features you might want, and how we test explains our rigour.

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Through our independent and rigorous testing in the CHOICE labs, we reveal which home theatre projectors:

  • have the best HD and SD picture quality
  • have the best sound quality
  • are the easiest to use
  • use the least energy
  • have the best range of features such as Wi-Fi, 3D and child-lock controls.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you easily compare the pros and cons of each model, and our CHOICE Buys let you see at a glance which projectors give the best bang for your buck.

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DLP is a technology that uses tiny mirrors on a computer chip to create an image when light is reflected from it. LCD technology passes light through panels that can open or close individual pixels to create an image. Variants on these technologies are used in projector design. 

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  • HD picture quality score
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  • Ease of use score
  • Remote score
  • Sound quality score
  • Standby energy score
  • Energy in use (W)
  • Average time from off to ready (seconds)
  • Measured fan noise (dB)
  • IR rear
  • IR front
  • Good points
  • Bad points
  • Price
  • Brand
  • Model
  • Projector type
  • Dimensions (cm, HxWxD)
  • Weight (kg)
  • Warranty (yrs)
  • Native resolution (px)
  • Screen sizes (cm)
  • Video compatability
  • Input resolution
  • Minimum projection distance (m)
  • Maximum projection distance (m)
  • 3D
  • 2D to 3D conversion
  • Lens optical zoom
  • Lens shift
  • Focus adjustment
  • Claimed brightness (ANSI lumens)
  • Keystone adjustment
  • Digital keystone correction
  • Speakers
  • Vent location
  • Ceiling mounting
  • Types and lengths of cords supplied (m)
  • Adjustable feet
  • Lamp replacement cost
  • Claimed lamp life (hrs)
  • Claimed lamp life in economy mode (hrs)
  • Composite video input (RCA)
  • S video input
  • PC input
  • YPBPR input
  • DVI input
  • HDMI input
  • MHL
  • Serial port
  • USB input
  • USB photo viewer
  • USB video viewer
  • Trigger port external device
  • Audio input
  • Other input
  • Audio output
  • Wireless Bluetooth
  • Picture controls
  • Picture settings presets
  • Picture settings customisable
  • Picture in picture
  • Picture on picture (side by side)
  • Still (freeze the picture)
  • Test pattern
  • Child lock
  • Front feet for raising the image on screen
  • Rear feet for lowering image on screen
  • Origin
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