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5 Best 1080p Projectors Priced at from $450-$650

Updated on April 8, 2019
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5 Best 1080p Projectors Priced at from $450-$650

In recent years we have seen millennial's warming up their home theaters with the latest projectors. The rise of projectors is attributed by incorporation of cutting edge technology. Just like TVs, they can relay 4K HDR content at a gigantic screen. Now, for TVs things are different, you’ll need to break a bank and refinance your house. The TVs are expensive and can only give you 75-inches at best compared to 100+ inches for projectors.

Home theater projector revolution is taking entertainment to the next level. You can splash Blue-ray movies across a huge wall, magnify your gaming enthusiasm or throw images from the phone. The new cutting edge projectors have iron out decade’s issues. They are easy to set up, maintain and cost less than TV.

In the list, we have 5 best 1080p Projectors priced at between $450-$650.But, before we get into the nitty-gritty about them, let’s check out things to consider before buying.

Things to consider for 1080p projectors


Projection light

1080P projectors in most cases come either in digital light processing (DLP) or liquid crystal display (LCD). We also have Pico projectors which use LEDs as a light source.

DLP light source projectors. They use a chip of tiny microscopic mirrors technology and a spinning color wheel to create an image. The technology delivers sharp images, don’t use filters, great response time and also 3D capabilities.

LCD is one of the commonly used light sources for projectors since they are cheap to produce. They use the liquid Chrystal display technology to produce superb color production. They use a standard lamp as their light source. They are known to produce higher lumen output at a lower cost. They also produce exceptional brightness using low energy consumption.

LED they often consume less power,color accuracy is promising and they are more cooler.

Resolution

1080p projectors fall into the category of full high definition (HD) and are referred to as home theater projectors. 1080P projectors deliver quality high definition images which are produced in all blockbuster movies.

5 Best 1080p Projectors Priced at from $450 to $650


Below are the 10 best 1080P picks that cost $450 to $650. You’ll notice that they come in various sizes, brightness, and light source.

Optoma HD27 projector

#1. Optoma HD27

specs

  • Projection light source system: DLP
  • Resolution:1080p 1920x1080
  • Brightness:3200 ANSI lumens
  • Dimension: (WXDXH)mm (298X230X97


Overview

The optoma have line up series of 1080p models targeting home theater entertainment audience. The HD27 is a modification of their popular projector HD26 model. It comes with a 1080p single-chip DLP technology by Texas Instruments. Well, for those who want to assemble hobnobbing big screen on a stiff budget, HD27 come close.

HD27 boast of higher brightness rating which reads 3,200 lumens. For game enthusiasts, they can have a field day with HD27 projector since it delivers detailed pictures. Another mouthwatering feature is the capability to support 3D playback. It allows you to use 3D features with compatible 3D content. Places, where it performs better, include 3D design and modeling, 3D TV broadcasting and 3D games.

What you expect

The projector is presentable with glossy chassis that gently curves at its four edges. It measures 298x230x97mm in 2.5kg. At the back, we have some series of connection ports which includes HDMI, Aux and USB ports. On the right side of the front plate sits the lens while on the left is hot air exhaust.

The projector has Rec.709 cinematic color feature incorporated in it. This allows it to process vibrant images. The projector is tuned to achieve 6500hrs in eco mode for its bulb life. Manufacturers claim that its bulb life is equivalent to 2hrs of movies daily for 9 years.

PROS

  • Sharp and vivid color, full HD
  • Splendid for gaming and movies
  • Has minimal fan noise





Cons

  • Weak zoom
  • Is prone to overheating, you’ll need an additional cooling fan

Viewsonic PJD 782HDL

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Viewsonic PJD 782HDL

#2. Viewsonic PJD 782HDL

SPECS

  • Resolution: 1080p native resolution
  • Zoom: manual
  • 3D: compatible
  • Brightness:3,200 ANSI lumens
  • Light source: DLP



Overview

View sonic will fit your world if you’re looking to set up an immersive home theatre without breaking a bank. The projector is capable of delivering for you a quality Full HD (1920X1080P). For movie lovers, you can project Netflix adrenaline on a screen up to 300 inches in 3200 lumens.

Viewsonic is known to give legit lumens rating which means you’ll expect exact brightness.


Compared to other projectors in the same category, ViewSonic has relatively short-throw lens. That means you don’t have to worry about the size of your room. It will sit closer to the screen and still gives you some quality projection.


For 3D lovers, they’ll need to buy 3D glasses to enjoy 3D contents. The good news is that the projector uses DLP link which gives more room for countless third-party glasses.


Viewsonic projector has a lamp that burns faster and will cost you more to replace compared to Optoma.

Viewsonic perfectly fits in millennials portfolio, it has an integrated and secure MHL/HDMI port. That means you’ll be capable of streaming multimedia contents from a wireless dongle. Another option you’ll enjoy is that it lets you connect to other devices via HDMI cable. Attached to it is a micro-USB port for powering the device.


The 10w in-built speaker gives it an edge over other projectors in the same category. The sound quality is enough if you’re not keen on heart thumping bass. The projector can be used for picnic or campers travel since you’ll not need to curry extra speakers.


Pros

  • Very bright
  • Delivers quality and detailed pictures, Full HD resolution
  • Has shot throw which favors gamers
  • Supports 3D
  • Satisfactory in-built speaker


Cons

  • Experience noise at full power
  • It has no vertical shift
  • Perform poorly in darken condition by showing distortion

Optoma HD 143X

#3.Optoma HD 143X

SPECS

  • Resolution: 1080p native resolution
  • Zoom: manual
  • 3D: compatible
  • Brightness:3,200 ANSI lumens
  • Light source: DLP


Overview

View sonic will fit your world if you’re looking to set up an immersive home theatre without breaking a bank. The projector is capable of delivering for you a quality Full HD (1920X1080P). For movie lovers, you can project Netflix adrenaline on a screen up to 300 inches in 3200 lumens.

Viewsonic is known to give legit lumens rating which means you’ll expect exact brightness.


Compared to other projectors in the same category, ViewSonic has relatively short-throw lens. That means you don’t have to worry about the size of your room. It will sit closer to the screen and still gives you some quality projection.


For 3D lovers, they’ll need to buy 3D glasses to enjoy 3D contents. The good news is that the projector uses DLP link which gives more room for countless third-party glasses.


Viewsonic projector has a lamp that burns faster and will cost you more to replace compared to Optoma.

Viewsonic perfectly fits in millennials portfolio, it has an integrated and secure MHL/HDMI port. That means you’ll be capable of streaming multimedia contents from a wireless dongle. Another option you’ll enjoy is that it lets you connect to other devices via HDMI cable. Attached to it is a micro-USB port for powering the device.


The 10w in-built speaker gives it an edge over other projectors in the same category. The sound quality is enough if you’re not keen on heart thumping bass. The projector can be used for picnic or campers travel since you’ll not need to curry extra speakers.


Pros

  • Very bright
  • Delivers quality and detailed pictures, Full HD resolution
  • Has shot throw which favors gamers
  • Supports 3D
  • Satisfactory in-built speaker


Cons

  • Experience noise at full power
  • It has no vertical shift
  • Perform poorly in darken condition by showing distortion

.XGIMI Z6 Polar Projector

#4.XGIMI Z6 Polar Projector


Specs

Resolution: 1080p

Brightness: 700 ANSI lumen

Display technology: DLP

CPU: Mstar 6A838 cortex A53

Storage: 8 GB

Overview

XGIMI Z6 polar projector is one of the smart projector pumped with many features. You’ll find out that it’s powered by quad-core processor Mstar 6A838 cortex. Apart from that it has 2GB of DDR3 memory and 8 GB internal memory. The projector is equipped with Android 6.0 with pre-installed apps and other services. Since it has ample memory you can install your apps.

The XGIMI Z6 is equipped with more functional features such as auto-focus and intelligent motion compensation. With such features, the projector is capable to eliminate image fluttering and increase clarity.

The design is very simple without unnecessary details like other projectors. Its chassis is made of white plastic with control buttons at the top. At the rear panel, you’ll get a series of connections port such as HDMI, headphone jack and USB.

Pros

  • Has autofocus and four keystone corner correction
  • Doesn’t make noise
  • Produce quality sound with Harman Kardon, good if you don’t have an external speaker
  • Simple and easy to use user interface

Cons

  • There is a delay when you synchronize it with tablets or android phone

Epson 2045 projector

#5.Epson 2045


Specs

Native resolution: full HD 1080p

Brightness: 2200 lumen

Display technology: 3 LCD

Overview

In recent years, Epson manufacturers have given more weight on projector technology. We have seen them releasing Epson 2045 and other models to scramble for a spot in home cinema. The 2045 model is a wireless projector that comes with a myriad of capabilities. It projects movies and games at full HD 1080 from an array of devices.

Those who have used DLP projectors will find Epson 2045 enjoyable since it doesn’t produce the “rainbow effect”. The company decided to use 3LCD technology which offers similar brightness offered by DLP.

The projector supports 3D, but you’ll need to purchase compatible RF 3D glasses. The glasses will cost around $80 if you purchase them from Epson. On the other, you can get a third party version for half the price.

Epson 2045 joins other smart projectors in streaming wireless content from smartphone or tablet. The feature is enabled through miracast and Intel WiDi capabilities.

Pros

  • Support 3D capabilities
  • Zero rainbow effect
  • Not expensive in-terms of lamp replacement
  • Miracast option for wireless content

Cons

  • Speaker quality is weak
  • Fan noise-when lamp is in full mode

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    • gordon onyango profile imageAUTHOR

      gordon onyango 

      12 days ago from kisumu

      Perfect,thanks!

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      M Gracie 

      2 weeks ago

      Great listing I'll check.

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      Janet A. 

      3 months ago

      i am planning to replace my TV with one of them. they are affordable, smart to take over home theater entertainment.

    • gordon onyango profile imageAUTHOR

      gordon onyango 

      3 months ago from kisumu

      @guckenberger

      They are becoming convenient than TVs.Try your luck.

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      Alexander James Guckenberger 

      3 months ago from Maryland, United States of America

      I might look into getting one someday.

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