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Last updated: 10 March 2022
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A projector used to be a sizeable home entertainment investment, but prices have dropped and quality's improved – now there's a range of projectors available at many different price points and video quality. We test and review the latest models from as low as $100 all the way up to $6000 to help you find the best one for your movie watching budget.

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

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

  • have the best 4K, 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 smartphone connectivity and child-lock controls.
 
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List of brands we tested in this review.

    Price

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    Prices are recommended retail, as provided by the manufacturer. When this information is not available the price is taken from an average from major retailers. In either case you should be able to do better than the stated price by shopping around.

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    Projector type

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      Measured fan noise (dB)

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      Just as people whispering can ruin a night at the movies, so too can a noisy projector fan. The sound produced by the projector will vary depending on whether it's in high brightness or economical mode. We measured in standard mode.

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      • Overall score
      • 4K picture score
      • HD picture quality score
      • SD picture quality score
      • Ease of use score
      • Remote score
      • Ambient light score
      • Sound quality score
      • Standby energy score
      • Energy in use (W)
      • Average time from off to ready (seconds)
      • Measured fan noise (dB)
      • Wi-Fi
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Running cost per year
      • Price
      • Projector type
      • Battery powered
      • Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
      • Weight (kg)
      • Warranty (years)
      • Native resolution (pixels)
      • Screen sizes (16:9, cm)
      • Minimum projection distance (cm)
      • Maximum projection distance (16:9, m)
      • Focus adjustment
      • Claimed brightness (ANSI lumens)
      • Keystone adjustment
      • Speakers
      • Types and lengths of cords supplied (m)
      • Adjustable feet
      • Composite video input
      • HDMI input
      • USB input
      • IR rear
      • IR front
      • Audio input
      • Other input
      • Audio output
      • Wireless / Bluetooth
      • Picture settings – presets
      • Picture settings – customisable
      • Child lock
      • Front feet for raising the image on screen
      • Rear feet for lowering image on screen
      • Country of manufacture

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