Compare home theater projectors before you buy! Use this chart to see prices, ratings, resolution, brightness, contrast ratio, special features and more. **See special notes at bottom for more information
|HD, 3D, MHL||Price
|DLP or LCD||Notes|
|4.5||1080p||23,000:1||3000 ANSI lumens||Yes||HD, 3D, MHL||
|DLP||Wide variety of display options so you can customize to your needs. Top quality picture for inexpensive projector.|
|LCD||Long 20,000 bulb life and low fan noise. Good value for the low price. Cheap DIY home theater using phone/tablet.|
|4.5||SVGA 800 x 600||20,000:1||3,300 ANSI Lumens||Yes||HD, 3D||$299||DLP||Works well for home/office. Bright enough for daytime use. User-friendly. Works well for backyard outdoor theater w/ additional speakers.|
|4.3||1080p||25,000:1||3200 ANSI lumens||Yes||HD, 3D, MHL||$599||DLP||Can display up to 300″ image. Projector displays clear, detailed images. Plus, customers like the low price point.|
|4.5||1080p||10,000:1||2200 ANSI lumens||Yes||HD, 3D, MHL||$679||DLP||Flexible zoom & lens shift adjusts projection without sacrificing image quality (or moving projector).|
|4.5||1080p||20,000:1||3,500 ANSI lumens||Yes||HD, 3D||$820||DLP||
Surround sound technology, plus whisper quiet operation.
|LCD||3,000 lumens for both white & color, great for outdoor movies. Compact and lightweight.|
|4.5||1080p||40,000:1||2,300 lumens||Yes||HD, 3D||$1,650||LCD||2,300 lumens for both white & color. Plus, bright even in ambient light.|
|5.0||1080p||70,000:1||2,500 lumens||Yes||HD, 3D||$1,500||LCD||2,500 lumens for both white & color. Bright even in ambient light. 2014 model|
with 4K enhancement
|1,000,000:1||2,500 lumens||No||HD, 3D||$2,699||LCD||2,500 lumens for both white & color. Bright even in ambient light. HDR Compatible. Silent operation.|
**Additional Information on Home Theater Projectors:
- ANSI Lumen (vs lumen), is a standardization set by the American National Standards Institute, considered more accurate.
- Contrast Ratio is the difference between light and dark on the screen. Typically the higher the contrast ratio, the greater the video definition.
- LCD vs DLP: According to CNET, both are equally bright on a home theater projector, but each has its pros and cons. For example, LCD (liquid crystal display) models have better contrast ratios and black levels, whereas DLP (digital light display) looks sharper in fast-action games and movies.