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Updated: 18-04-2024 23:28
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Xgimi Horizon Ultra

Xgimi’s ingenious laser/LED lighting combi looks set for a bright future – once the wrinkles have...

11 expert reviews

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Sony VPLXW7000ES

This high-end beamer delivers incredibly bright and pin-sharp 4K pictures that will light up the...

4 expert reviews

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Sony VPL-XW5000ES

Despite being Sony’s cheapest 4K laser projector, the XW5000ES still delivers gorgeously...

8 expert reviews

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Epson EH-TW7100

Pricey, but the picture out-punches the outlay and the features will fulfil your dreams

2 expert reviews | 5 user reviews

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JVC LX-NZ30

The JVC LX-NZ30 is a very bright laser-powered digital light processing (DLP) projector that...

4 expert reviews

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alaScore 98

XGIMI Halo+

A tweak to the original, the XGIMI Halo+ brings auto keystone correction to the party, making...

14 expert reviews

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alaScore 97

HiSense PX1-Pro

With excellent clarity and superb colour performance, the PX1-Pro proves size counts, but quality...

2 expert reviews

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alaScore 97

Epson EH-LS11000W

While the LS11000W often looks gorgeous with both movies and games, frustratingly familiar issues...

2 expert reviews

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alaScore 97

BenQ W4000i

The BenQ W4000i is a revelatory UHD projector that combines a compact design with a blockbuster...

5 expert reviews

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alaScore 97

BenQ TK860i

While there are a couple of significant flaws to work round, the TK860I’s impressive brightness...

3 expert reviews

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Samsung The Freestyle 2nd Gen

Samsung’s 2nd Gen portable is nicely compact and versatile, and it has superior streaming and...

5 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

JVC DLA-NP5

JVC's latest projector doesn't need lasers to be brilliant

2 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

Epson EH-TW9400

Solid, vibrant and with plenty of picture pop, this powerful projector is a proper crowd-pleaser

5 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

Epson EH-LS12000B

Despite occasional colour wobbles, this is another quality laser projector from Epson

4 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

BenQ W1800 Beamer 1800 ANSI Lumen DLP 2160p (3840x2160) 3D Grau, Weiß

While it’s no slouch for gaming, the W1800 truly excels at what it was specifically designed for...

2 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

Xgimi Halo+

Packing a bright image and robust audio for a mini projector, the 1080p Xgimi Halo+ delivers film...

3 expert reviews

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BenQ W2710i

Sensational sharpness, colour and contrast for the money makes the W2710i a worthy successor to...

3 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

XGIMI MoGo 2 Pro

Simple setup, strong performance and impressive portability.

11 expert reviews

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alaScore 96

Optoma UHZ66

If you’re looking for a bright and immersive gaming experience, plus the kind of latency usually...

4 expert reviews

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alaScore 95

JVC DLA-NZ7

The JVC DLA-NZ7 is an impressive 4K projector that produces superb images thanks to class-leading...

3 expert reviews

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alaScore 95

XGIMI Elfin

This smart projector delivers an enjoyable experience that is portable and easy to setup...

6 expert reviews | 1 user reviews

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alaScore 95

Sony VPL-VW290ES

Despite using a traditional lamp over the lasers found higher up in Sony’s projector range, the...

6 expert reviews

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alaScore 95

Epos Expand Vision 3T

This smartly designed and versatile bar integrates seamlessly with Microsoft's video conferencing...

5 expert reviews

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alaScore 95

Samsung The Premiere LSP9T

Surprisingly like a TV, only bigger

9 expert reviews

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Xgimi Horizon Pro

It takes all that’s good with the Horizon projector and adds 4K into the mix. Its combination of...

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    Buying Guide

    Buying Guide - Projectors

    Strictly speaking, not everyone owns or even needs a projector but if you are a movie enthusiast or work in the education or business sector, you would know just how valuable a projector can be. A projector enhances the whole experience of home theatre entertainment like no other gadget can. On the other hand, they have great utility value in commercial offices and educational institutes. Considering that projectors aren't exactly the most popular of electronic devices, very little is known about their specifications and details. What are the features that you must look for while purchasing a projector?

    Before we even begin answering that question, there are a few questions you must answer for yourself. What purpose are you going to use the projector for- home theatre entertainment or business ventures? How often and how much will you use the projector? Will you need to carry it from one place to another often? And finally, what is the budget you are working with it?

    Once you have a clear picture in your mind, go through the following technicalities.

    1. Type of Projector

    There are primarily two types of projectors which use very different technologies. Digital Light Processing or a DLP projector uses microscopic mirrors, each of which represents one pixel of a projected image. DLP projectors usually produce deep black and nicely saturated colours. The video looks complete and smooth, the pixels are not fragmented onto the screen and it makes for great movie viewing. Additionally, DLP projectors can run for hours with consistent image quality. So, if you plan to use the projector extensively, it would be a better option to invest in a DLP projector. On the flip side though, DLP projectors continue to have the rainbow effect due to which instant flashes of red, blue and green can be seen on the screen sometimes.

    The other type known as the Liquid Crystal Display or an LCD projector has embedded crystals which light up as electric charge flows through them. These projectors are known to produce brighter and sharper images and the emphasis is on detail. However, they function best when used for a few hours a day beyond which the quality begins to deteriorate.

    2. Image Resolution

    Quite obviously, image resolution is an important factor to consider while buying a projector. It is actually pretty simple, the higher the resolution, the better. A high resolution translates to a detailed picture. The range starts from VGA 640x 480 which is the most basic resolution and goes up to UXGA 1600x1200 which is the highest level of image resolution available and the quality of the image is comparable or even better than a Blu-ray player. In the middle ranges, 1200x800 works well for home theatre but if you are looking for high definition video output you can opt for 1280x 1024 as well.

    3. Aspect Ratio

    This depends quite directly on how you plan to use your projector. If you will primarily use it for viewing movies, you should need a 16:9 ratio but if you intend to watch TV on the projector, 4:3 is usually the standard. For gaming enthusiasts, a 16:9 works out perfectly fine.

    4. Size and Weight of the Projector

    In the case of projectors, their size and weight becomes a crucial factor. Typically, a DLP projector can be pretty heavy and can take up a lot of space. So, if you plan to move the projector around regularly, you might want to consider an LCD projector. If you are planning to attach the projector to the ceiling, weight is an again an important factor to consider. So, decide all these logistics details and then look for an ideal projector accordingly.

    5. Brightness

    The brightness of any projector is the amount of light it produces and it is measured in lumens. If you are buying a projector for an office or an educational institute where it will be used with the lights on, you must look for a higher lumen count somewhere in the range of 2000 to 3000. On the other hand, for home theatre entertainment, a projector with a lumen count of 1000 to 2000 should work just fine.

    There are other factors that you might want to look into like contrast ratio, the kind of lamps used and the amount of maintenance and upkeep that you will require for your projector. Once you have decided on your priorities, list down a few models that appeal to you and consider their pros and cons. You have a variety of brands to choose from like Sony, Epson, BenQ etc.

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