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Take Your Movies and TV Binges to New Heights With a Home Theater Projector

Bestproducts.com Logo By Brandon Carte of Bestproducts.com | Slide 1 of 7: Home theater projectors offer a fairly affordable way to view content on a big screen and their display size easily trumps that of even the largest mass-market TVs. Not to mention, TVs larger than 75 inches in size can cost several thousand dollars. For example, LG's 88-inch OLED display costs a whopping $30,000. Please note that in addition to a large room and tall ceilings, projectors require the purchase of a dedicated screen and potentially some mounting equipment for an optimal viewing experience.In order to help you find the best projector for your home theater, we've researched and evaluated a slew of different models from all the top brands to help you find the best one for your needs, budget, and setup. Our picks not only offer large pictures — they deliver outstanding image quality.Best Home Theater ProjectorsBest for Most Buyers: BenQ HT2050A Home Theater ProjectorBest Budget: Optoma HD146X Home Theater ProjectorBest for Sports: BenQ TK850 Home Entertainment ProjectorBest for Gaming: BenQ TH685 HDR Console Gaming ProjectorBest for Bright Rooms: Epson Home Cinema 2250 Home Theater ProjectorBest 4K Projector: Optoma HD243X Home Theater ProjectorWhen shopping for a projector, consider its brightness as one of its key selling points — this feature is measured in lumens. The higher the brightness, the more vivid an image the device will be able to deliver. Frequency of use is another important consideration when shopping for a home theater projector. The devices' lamps diminish in brightness over time, and they can be pricey to replace.Projectors are a lot like cars in the sense that there isn’t a perfect make and model that will work for every family. That’s why there are so many projectors to pick from and why they range in price from just $50 all the way up to $10,000-plus. We suggest spending no less than $500 on a projector. Cheaper models are not reliable, degrade quickly, and only work in dark rooms. If $500 is too much, or you want a projector that you can take anywhere, consider opting for a portable projector instead! Also be sure to check out our favorite short throw projectors, which don't have to be mounted.

Home theater projectors offer a fairly affordable way to view content on a big screen and their display size easily trumps that of even the largest mass-market TVs. Not to mention, TVs larger than 75 inches in size can cost several thousand dollars. For example, LG's 88-inch OLED display costs a whopping $30,000. Please note that in addition to a large room and tall ceilings, projectors require the purchase of a dedicated screen and potentially some mounting equipment for an optimal viewing experience.

In order to help you find the best projector for your home theater, we've researched and evaluated a slew of different models from all the top brands to help you find the best one for your needs, budget, and setup. Our picks not only offer large pictures — they deliver outstanding image quality.

Best Home Theater Projectors

When shopping for a projector, consider its brightness as one of its key selling points — this feature is measured in lumens. The higher the brightness, the more vivid an image the device will be able to deliver. Frequency of use is another important consideration when shopping for a home theater projector. The devices' lamps diminish in brightness over time, and they can be pricey to replace.

Projectors are a lot like cars in the sense that there isn’t a perfect make and model that will work for every family. That’s why there are so many projectors to pick from and why they range in price from just $50 all the way up to $10,000-plus. We suggest spending no less than $500 on a projector. Cheaper models are not reliable, degrade quickly, and only work in dark rooms.

If $500 is too much, or you want a projector that you can take anywhere, consider opting for a portable projector instead! Also be sure to check out our favorite short throw projectors, which don't have to be mounted.

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