The Best Home Theater Projectors for 2022

There are many cases when you need to watch a move with friends or family, but the screen is just not big enough. In other cases, you need to show a business project to a large audience. Sometimes your small monitor cannot satisfy your gaming ambitions. In every case a projector will help you get a huge, bright screen on an almost unlimited area.

Projectors have different levels of brightness and while some can light up a 100 inch screen, other are just enough for 30 inches. The amount of lumens shows how powerful a projector is. Some projectors are additionally optimized for gaming or office work.

In this list we will put together a list of 7 best projectors on the market with the best ratio of price and worth. This will help people make an educated decision when buying one.

Place#
Product
Editor's Rating
Editor's Opinion
DLP
#1
VANKYO LEISURE 3
10
/
10
Editor's Pick
#2
Epson VS250
9.6
/
10
Editor's Pick
#3
ViewSonic 3800
9.3
/
10
Great for presentations
#4
Optoma GT1080HDR
9.3
/
10
Optimized for gaming
#5
DR. J Professional HI-04
8.9
/
10
Combines great brightness and resolution
VANKYO LEISURE 3
#1
Editor's Pick
Editor's Rating:
10
/
10

This device allows you to get up to 60% more light than a conventional model, and supports a great resolution of 1920 by 1080, so it is much easier to see small details in the picture. This makes the model ideal for watching films or games at home, however it is not advised for Power Point and office programs.

The device has no problem playing many different video formats, displaying photos or connecting to a tuner and receiving TV series. It has ports for connection to Play Stations 3 and 4 and can synchronize with a smartphone. It can be used for gaming, if coupled with a Play Station. It comes with a protective bag, which allows it to be very portable. To attach an iPhone you need and HDMI adapter.

The watching size can be up to 170 inches in diagonal. The minimal size is 32 inches. The distance to the wall ranges from 5 to 16.4 feet. The recommended distance is 6.5 feet.

Even though the projector heats up, it has a fan, which cools it. The fan is almost noiseless of itself, but it also has an attached noise suppressor, which makes it almost noiseless.

Pros:

  • Very easy to set up and start using
  • Does not overheat and does not make much noise
  • Very small, light and easy to handle

Cons:

  • Not the best sound quality

Epson VS250
#2
Editor's Pick
Editor's Rating:
9.6
/
10

This model boasts a peak brightness of 3200 lumens, and thus the image will be visible even in a well-lit room. It is equipped with a fan that prevents overheating, but the noise level never gets above 37 decibels. In ECO mode the volume falls to 28 decibels. The model has manual digital zoom. The resolution is SVGA – 800 by 600 pixels, and this is ideal for most presentation and PowerPoint graphics.

The device has a pixel count of 480000 and the zoom goes from 1 to 1.35x. The device can effortlessly synchronize with most laptops and smartphones by using an HDMI plug. It also can load content in many forms and work with most media players. The device has a mono speaker with a power of 2 watts.

The temperature never gets above 41 degrees.

Pros:

  • Very bright
  • Very vivid, bright colors
  • Almost plug and play – extremely easy to set up

Cons:

  • Pretty quiet sound – weak speakers. However, decent in a small room

ViewSonic 3800
#3
Great for presentations
Editor's Rating:
9.3
/
10

The projector is optimized for displaying presentations, such as school or office presentations. The projector grants use of a large screen, which can have a diagonal of up to 120 inches. The maximum distance to the screen is 15.5 feet.  The device makes almost no sound, and its volume never exceeds 27 decibels.

The model is notably easy to set up in a few simple steps, almost to the point it is plug-and-play. The lamp on this model can shine for 15 thousand hours straight, because of the ECO mode. The resolution can be changed from VGA to FullHD, 1920x1080. The device can connect with any kind of PC, notebook or smartphone. The manufacturer presents a three-year guarantee with the device and ships it with a VGA cable and remote controller.

Pros:

  • Very colorful and bright image, even in a lit room or far from the screen
  • Easy-to use menu
  • Very light and easy to carry

Cons:

  • Some colors may appear a bit different hue than on the original image

Optoma GT1080HDR
#4
Optimized for gaming
Editor's Rating:
9.3
/
10

This model is high-end and costs pretty much, but is totally worth its price. It has many premium features that make all the difference in gaming – for example there is the HDR10 support, which is very rarely included in a projector. The model also has a very short response time – 8.4 ms. In gaming it makes all the difference between a win and a loss. The short throw lens allows you to get an image with a diagonal of 120 inches from a distance of 4 feet. With a refresh rate of 120 Hz you get a great gaming monitor with a huge size. The device gives out very accurate color.

The picture has a resolution of 1080p, but it allows 4K input. With a brightness of 3800 lumens you can have a great picture even in a well lit room.

The lamp is guaranteed to live for up to 15000 hours. The device can connect to any kind of device – gaming consoles, PCs, smartphones and others. There are two HDMI inputs.

Pros:

  • The very short throw of the lens allows you to have a huge image from the short distance of 4 feet
  • The picture is huge and very bright, remaining perfectly visible in broad daylight
  • Very fast response time and refresh rate make it great for gaming

Cons:

  • Very expensive

DR. J Professional HI-04
#5
Combines great brightness and resolution
Editor's Rating:
8.9
/
10

This model is shipped with a 100-inch screen. It enhances the already excellent brightness and contrast. The projector is great for watching movies – it has a resolution of 1080p. However the manufacturer says it is not the best for PowerPoint or other office programs. The lamp is guaranteed to live for 40 thousand hours. The projector has a maximum distance of 5 meters, where it gives a picture 176 inches in diagonal.

The model connects well with most kinds of devices, like smartphones, PCs and Blu-Ray players. You can connect speakers to it to make it have full surrounding sound.

The manufacturer gives a three-year warranty with this device.

Pros:

  • Excellent contrast even lets you tell the difference between Blu-Ray and conventional CD
  • Great sound quality – even though it is worse than loudspeakers, it surpasses most notebook speakers and is good enough for most things
  • Very good price for a quality device

Cons:

  • The small fan inside goes very fast to cool the LED, so it is fairly loud

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