Next Thing

The Best Video Projectors under $1000

★ Top Choice
♥ Runner Up

NEC Corporation

Display Solutions NP-ME401W

BUY NOW

From $849.99

More info
Best for Teachers, Corporate Presenters

Epson

PowerLite 1795F

BUY NOW

From $949.07

More info
Best 1080p

BenQ HT2150ST

★ Top Choice
BUY NOW From $749

Features

  • Flexible installation: vertical keystone correction and a 1. 2x zoom allows easy installation.
  • Unparalleled picture quality: Native 1080p Full HD image quality with 2200 ANSI Lumens, 15, 000: 1 contrast ratio, 6x RGBRGB color wheel delivers rich colors and crisp details that are calibrated for movies and gaming.
  • High responsiveness: The specialized low input lag and unique game modes ensure gamers an ultra-smooth and comprehensive gaming experience.
  • AWARD WINNING PROJECTOR - Best Overall - Best Projectors for Gaming 2019 - IGN.
  • Video games on the biggest screen: superior short throw projection enables you to project 100 inch screen from just 3 Feet letting you fully immerse into your games. Project up to 300 inches.
  • Industry-leading : 3-year limited parts and labor coverage makes you rest easy that our us-based customer service team is here when you need it.
  • Dip technology: DLP is the leading technology used in 90% of the world’s cinemas and 100% of digital IMAX theaters. You will experience a longer lasting, slimmer design, sharper and crisper image in BenQ projector.

Pros

  • ⊕ 16ms input lag.
  • ⊕ Excellent color performance.
  • ⊕ Sharp image corner-to-corner.
  • ⊕ 100-inch screen from 4.9 feet.

Cons

  • ⊖ 1080p resolution.

Specs

  • Color: White.
  • Speakers: 10W x 2.
  • Weight: 7.93 lbs.
  • Screen Resolution: 1920x1080.
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 15 x 10.9 in.
  • Compatibility: WUXGA, UXGA, SXGA+, WXGA+, WXGA, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA, Mac.
  • Ports: 2x HDMI, PC (D-Sub), USB-A, USB Mini-b, Audio in (3.5mm), Audio out (3.5mm), RS232 (DB-9pin), DC 12V Trigger (3.5mm), Formats supported: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV(480i/576i), EDTV (480p/576p, HDTV (720p, 1080i/p 60Hz)‎.

NEC Corporation Display Solutions NP-ME401W

♥ Runner Up
BUY NOW From $849.99

Features

  • Auto power on.
  • Advanced accublend.
  • Built-in wall color correction.
  • Autosense.
  • 20W audio.

Pros

  • ⊕ Bright.
  • ⊕ WXGA resolution.

Cons

  • ⊖ Cannot project 3D content.

Specs

  • Engine Type: LCD.
  • Weight: 6.4 lb.
  • Native Resolution: 1280 x 800.
  • Rated Brightness: 4000 ANSI lumens.
  • Inputs and Interfaces: Analog VGA, Ethernet, HDMI.

Epson PowerLite 1795F

Best for Portable Data and Video Presentations
BUY NOW From $949.07

Features

  • Brilliant Full HD performance — 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080) for sharp, widescreen images.
  • Look for two numbers — 3,200 lumens1 Color Brightness for more accurate, vivid color 3,200 lumens1 White Brightness for well-lit rooms.
  • Far more accurate color with Epson — 3LCD, 3-chip technology for 3x Higher Color Brightness (2) and up to 3x Wider Color Gamut (4) than competitive DLP projectors.
  • Wireless — project from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone (3) without plugging into the projector, so you can move freely about the room.
  • Lightweight and travel friendly — thin as a laptop; weighs just 4 lb.

Pros

  • ⊕ 1080p resolution.
  • ⊕ Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • ⊕ Slim and ultra-light.

Cons

  • ⊖ Can't project 3D content.

Specs

  • Engine Type: LCD.
  • Weight: 4 lb.
  • Inputs and Interfaces: HDMI, USB.
  • Native Resolution: 1920 by 1080.
  • Rated Brightness: 3200 ANSI lumens.
  • Dimensions (HWD): 1.7 by 11.5 by 8.4 inches.

BenQ HT2050A

Budget pick
BUY NOW From $999

Features

  • DLP TECHNOLOGY: DLP is the leading technology used in 90% of the world’s cinemas and 100% of Digital IMAX theaters. You will experience a longer lasting, slimmer design, sharper and crisper image in BenQ's projector.
  • SUPERIOR PICTURE QUALITY: 1080p Projector with brightness of 2,200 Lumens, high native contrast ratio and 96% Rec. 709 color accuracy calibration.
  • WOW YOUR FRIENDS: Take the action to the big screen by projecting a 100 inch screen from just 8 feet away. Projects up to 300 inches.
  • AWARD WINNING PROJECTOR: Highly Rated - Projector Central.
  • HIGH RESPONSIVENESS: The specialized low input lag of 16ms and unique game modes ensure gamers an ultra-smooth gaming experience.
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: Supports most media players, gaming consoles, PCs, Macs, and mobile devices with input options such as HDMI, USB, and more.
  • Compatibility: HDTV Compatibility - 480i, 480p, 576i, 567p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p‎ ; Video Compatibility - NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV‎ ; 3D Compatibility‎ - Frame Sequential: Up to 720p , Frame Packing: Up to1080p , Side by Side: Up to 1080i/p , Top Bottom: Up to 1080p‎.

Pros

  • ⊕ Great value.
  • ⊕ 2,200 lumens.
  • ⊕ Low input lag.
  • ⊕ 3D-capability.
  • ⊕ 2200 lumens lamp.

Cons

  • ⊖ Not portable.
  • ⊖ Reports of dead pixels.
  • ⊖ Reports of failing lamps.
  • ⊖ No 4K resolution offered.

Specs

  • Resolution: 1080p.
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs.
  • Speaker: 10W x 1.
  • Contrast Ratio: 15,000:1.
  • Color: White/Grey.
  • Brightness: 2,200 lumens.
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 10.75 x 4.5 in.
  • Formats Supported: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV.
  • HDTV Compatibility: 480i, 480p, 576i, 567p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p.