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Top 10 Full HD 1080p 3D Home Theater Projectors 2016

Updated on February 28, 2016

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List of best home theater projectors for gaming, watching movies in 3D and presentations. Reviews, brief specifications, pros and cons listed for easy comparison. And Buying options up to 40% discount...

Viewsonic PJD7820HD vs Optoma HD141X vs Optoma HD131Xe vs Optoma HD25-LV vs Optoma HD26 vs BenQ W1070 vs BenQ W1080ST vs InFocus IN8606HD vs Panasonic PT-AT6000E vs Optoma EH500

UPDATE: LATEST PROJECTORS ADDED TO THE LIST. REVIEWS, RATING AND COMPARISON.

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The 3D Era

Whether it be gaming or watching movies, unlike ordinary gaming monitors, you will not be dissatisfied with the size of display with projector screens. What makes it more worthy is the amazing 3D capability. There is a lot difference in watching 3D in a 42 inch LCD TV and on a projector screen. Latter being more immersive and deliver theater effect.

3D projectors are now being used for gaming, watching movies, for presentations, in classrooms etc. Before, it was difficult to find a 3D projector with good quality and high brightness within a price range we could imagine but now, there are plenty of options to choose from.

This boom in the 3D projector field and the numerous but confusing options made us review the best in the market.

So here is the result. Top 3D full HD projectors you can find in 2015.

#1 ViewSonic PJD7820HD

Viewsonic PJD7820HD tops the list with its amazing quality and features for the price. This full HD 1080p projector is equally suitable for home and office purposes. You will be amazed by the performance of PJD7820HD in showing presentations and fine detail drawings etc.

It can project 3D videos directly from Blu-Rays and Gaming consoles via HDMI port. The projector is DLP based and has a brightness of 3000 lumens and 16:9 aspect ratio. It measures 3.3x10.6x8.7 inches and weighs only 4.6 pounds. You can utilize the 1.3x zoom functionality for flexible placement.

The connections available are HDMI, 2 VGA-in and 1 VGA-out, S-video, Composite Video, RCA jack and Audio-in for connecting external speaker system. There is an USB type B port for remote mouse control. Type A is for data transfer via USB flash drive and sadly Viewsonic PJD7820HD lacks it.

The projector can throw an image of about 60in from 5 feet away. It gives sharp texts which can be easily read over a distance. The 2 watt inbuilt speakers provide decent sound but not loud enough. But you can always connect an external speaker system.

Overall the projector delivers fine detail at modest price and without a doubt, you can go for it.

Rating: 9.5/10

Price: $1099.99

ViewSonic PJD7820HD 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector
ViewSonic PJD7820HD 1080p 3D Home Theater Projector

Some Reviews

"This projector is ideal for gaming. Zero input lag, instant response rate, 1:1 pixel mapping via HDMI (no overscan) with an RGB source (like a PC or high-end Blu Ray player)."

"Post calibration contrast is amazing, better than any movie theater."

"1080p 3D gaming is mind-blowing. Even though you have to play in Side by Side or Top-Bottom mode at that resolution to get 60Hz (full 1080p 3D is limited to 24Hz, which is fine for movies), picture is still crystal clear and razor sharp. This is a limitation of HDMI, and not the projector itself."

#2 Optoma HD26 Full 3D 1080p

The latest model from Optoma with amazing features for the price. The compact projector measures 4 x 12.4x 8.8 inches and weighs 5.5 lbs. It has a brightness of 3200 lumens and max power is 262 W.

It has several customizable brightness settings and a whooping 25000:1 contrast ratio. The 1080p 3D projector can be connected to Xbox, PS3, PS4, Blu Ray players and other gaming consoles with HDMI. It can play 1080p, 720p, 480p, 480i, 720i etc resolution videos. It is RF 3D compatible using 3D VESA Sync port.

You can experience more dark and deep blacks and crystal clear whites. This crisp and clear projector display has exceptional shade details. You ll know once you watch it. It has a full power lamp life of 5000 hours and eco-mode lamp life of 6500 hours. Pretty good huh?

The amazing quality and color reproduction of Optoma HD26 reveals each details of the video. There are 2 MHL enabled HDMI ports with which you can play true 3D content from BluRays, 3D broadcastings and gaming consoles.

Another useful feature for gamers is the 144 Hz rapid refresh rate for no-lag smooth gaming. The projector is pretty easy to set up and the menu navigation is seamless.

Overall this may be the future mega hit among full HD 3D projectors.

Rating: 9.4/10

Price: $1399.99

Optoma HD26
Optoma HD26

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#3 Optoma HD141X

This is a 1080p resolution projector based on DLP technology. It is equally suitable for movies, games and presentations with 3000 lumens brightness and 20000:1 contrast ratio. It delivers 5000 hours of lamp life.

The full HD 3D projector is highly portable and can be installed in any room. You can even take it for a vacation to enjoy movies. Optoma HD141X is the successor of HD131X which has made a mark in the projector world.

The HD141X has low input lag and 2 HDMI ports with MHL support dedicated to gamers. This compact projector delivers solid performance for the price and has decent sound output with the 10 watts speakers.

The DynamicBlack technology produces deep blacks and clear whites. The horizontal keystone correction and 1:1:1 zoom lens allows flexible placement. It supports DLP-Link for 3D.

There is also room for optional wireless HD feature to connect via WiFi. You will need RF emitter to use RF glasses. Overall, even without RF glasses, you get a clean 3D with no visible crosstalk and good brightness.

Rating: 9.2/10

Price: $1299.99

Optoma HD141X Full 3D 1080p 3000 Lumen DLP Home Theater Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Port
Optoma HD141X Full 3D 1080p 3000 Lumen DLP Home Theater Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Port

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#4 BenQ W1070 1080P 3D Home Theater Projector

The BenQ W1070 is a complete home cinema projector that has many clever features in terms of image quality and power consumption. This Full 3D projector is ISF-certified, so you can calibrate for optimum picture settings. Moreover, the lens shift function and keystone correction makes it possible to place the BenQ W1070 in any position. With a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 along with 1 billion colors, faithful reproduction of the images is guaranteed. When the projector is turned on without the active source, 70% of its assets will turn off and in the eco mode, the lamp can withstand up to 6,000 hours.

Pros

  • Lens shift: oblique projection without losing quality.
  • Keystone correction allows projection from an angle.
  • ISF-certified: calibrate for optimal settings.
  • Built-in speaker to accompany images.
  • Sufficient video inputs 2 x HDMI and VGA.
  • Smart eco-features reduce energy consumption.

Cons

  • 3D glasses are not included.

Rating: 9.1/10

Price: $1099.99

For the same price, ViewSonic PJD7820HD will be a better option if you don't mind the looks.

BenQ W1070
BenQ W1070

User Reviews & Detailed Specs

BenQ DLP HD 1080p Projector (W1070) - 3D Home Theater Projector with Lens Shift Technology and RGBRGB Color Wheel
BenQ DLP HD 1080p Projector (W1070) - 3D Home Theater Projector with Lens Shift Technology and RGBRGB Color Wheel

Price: $729.00 | You Save: $370.00 (34%)

A review: "One of the best 1080p 3D projectors out there, period."

 

#5 Optoma HD131Xe 1080p 2500 Lumen Full 3D DLP Home Theater Projector

The Optoma HD131Xe gives movie lovers the tools to create a real home theater with Full HD resolution. As the movies are played in 24 fps, no details will escape the screen. Moreover it creates a contrast ratio of 18,000:1 that light scenes are bright and clear, while the darkest scenes show deep black levels. Optoma HD131Xe projects the 3D movies directly from a Blu-ray player.

Pros

  • Contrast Ratio of 18,000:1.
  • Suitable for movies, games in 2D and 3D.
  • 24 fps playback.
  • Contains inputs and outputs for both audio and video.

Cons

  • 3D glasses are not included.

Rating: 8.6/10

Price: $1499.99

Optoma HD131Xe
Optoma HD131Xe

#6 BenQ W1080ST 1080p 3D Short Throw DLP Home Theater Projector

The BenQ W1080ST is a complete 3D home theater projector with short throw technology. This means that it can project from 1m projection distance an image with a diagonal of 66". So you do not need a large space to enjoy the home theater. With a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 along with 1 billion colors, faithful reproduction of all your movies is guaranteed.

Pros

  • Short throw: 66“ image from 1 m distance.
  • Keystone correction allows projection from an angle.
  • ISF-certified: calibrate for optimal settings.
  • Built-in speaker to accompany images.
  • Sufficient video inputs 2 x HDMI and VGA.
  • Smart eco-features reduce energy consumption.

Cons

  • 3D glasses are not included.

Rating: 8/10

Price: $1299.99

BenQ W1080ST
BenQ W1080ST

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BenQ W1080ST 1080p 3D Short Throw DLP Home Theater Projector (White)
BenQ W1080ST 1080p 3D Short Throw DLP Home Theater Projector (White)

Price: $899.00 | You Save: $400.00 (31%)

A review: "The short throw distance is perfect for my media room: 100'inch screen is covered from just 5 feet away."

 

#7 Optoma HD25-LV 1080p 3200 Lumen Full 3D

The Optoma HD25-LV is built entirely for entertainment purposes. The projector has a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080p. As a result, movies and games are crystal clear. 3D is also supported. The Dynamic Black technology of the Optoma HD25-LV and a contrast ratio of 20,000: 1 make the light and dark images remain now very evident. Movies and games are played smoothly through the 24 frames per second. Furthermore, the Optoma HD25-LV has a large number of inputs to connect all your equipment.

Pros

  • 3200 ANSI lumens for clear view during daytime.
  • Large number of inputs to connect all your equipment
  • High contrast ratio of up to 20,000:1.

Cons

  • 3D glasses are not included.
  • No HDMI cable included.

Rating: 8.0/10

Price: $2499.99

Optoma HD25-LV
Optoma HD25-LV

Pictures | User Reviews | Buy Now | Detailed Specs

Optoma HD25-LV 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector
Optoma HD25-LV 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector

Price: $899.99 | You Save: $1,599.01 (64%)

A review: "This was a great deal, and we are very happy with our projector."

 

#8 InFocus IN8606HD 3D Ready DLP Projector

The InFocus IN8606HD gives you all the tools for a film enthusiast for a great movie night, but with the brightness of 2500 ANSI lumens, enjoy bright and clear images at daytime also. The contrast ratio of 10,000:1 ensures faithful reproduction of colors. This is further confirmed by the ISF certification and extensive Color Management, which allows you to calibrate the settings.

Pros

  • High brightness for daytime projection.
  • ISF certification ensures accurate color management.
  • Suitable for projecting 3D images.

Cons

  • 3D glasses are not included.

Rating: 8/10

InFocus IN8606HD
InFocus IN8606HD

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InFocus IN8606HD HD Home Theater Projector
InFocus IN8606HD HD Home Theater Projector

Sale: $783.00

You Save: $216.00 (22%)

 

#9 PT-AT6000E 3LCD Projector

The Panasonic PT-AT6000E is the successor to PT AT5000E. With this model Panasonic has some improvements from the PT-AT5000E. The light output increased by 400 ANSI lumens (2400 lumens) and has a dynamic contrast ratio of 500000:1. The projector uses a strong 220W Red Rich lamp, which creates even stronger color intensity. In addition, this machine also features enhanced 3D functionality and Panasonic promises a more natural 3D experience. With the built-in infrared transmitter you can view 3D images with Panasonic's own line of 3D glasses or with third party 3D glasses.

Pros

  • Can display colors according to the Hollywood standard Rec.709.
  • Produces only 22 dB during projection.
  • Has lens shift and keystone correction so you always get a nice, straight projection.

Cons

  • There are no 3D glasses included.

Rating: 7.6/10

panasonic pt-at6000e
panasonic pt-at6000e

#10 Optoma EH500

This one here with sharp and crystal clear text and graphics is perfect for business presentations but can be also used as a home theater projector. The full HD 3D EH500 boasts of amazing 4700 lumens brightness and 10000:1 contrast ratio. It can be used for large screen applications. Optoma EH500 comes with a wide variety of connectivity options. There are 2 HDMI, VGA in and out, Composite Video, S-Video, DisplayPort, 12V trigger, RS-232C and RJ45. The projector utilizes DLP technology and the BrilliantColor technology from Texas Instrument account for the brilliant color reproduction. You can see the clean and crisp blacks and whites. The on-screen menu allows you to adjust settings very easily. EH500 supports Crestron Room View for over the network control and management of up to 250 projectors. The projector is highly reliable and comes with a IR remote mouse control. It also features a standby mode to save power and delivers 3500 hours of lamp life. It has a low noise level of 30dB.

Rating: 7.5/10

Price:$1,359.00

Optoma EH500
Optoma EH500

Specs Comparison

Features
BenQ W1070
Optoma HD131Xe
BenQ W1080ST
Optoma HD25-LV
InFocus IN8606HD
Panasonic PT-AT6000E
Optoma HD26
Optoma HD141X
Viewsonic PJD7820HD
Optoma EH500
Display Technology
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
Resolution
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Brightness
2000 ANSI lumens
2500 ANSI lumens
2000 ANSI lumens
3200 ANSI lumens
2500 ANSI lumens
2,400 ANSI lumens
3200 ANSI lumens
3000 ANSI lumens
3000 ANSI lumens
3000 ANSI lumens
Contrast Ratio
10,000:1
18,000:1
10,000: 1
20,000:1
10,000:1
500,000:1
25,000:1
20,000:1
50,000:1
10,000:1

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