Projector Buying Guide

The best projectors for use in your home entertainment system.

Last updated in May 2018

JVC DLA-X590R

The best projector for your money.

If you're looking for the best Projector for viewing 4K content from sources like Ultra HD Bluray discs, XBox One, or Netflix via Roku, you can't do much better than this JVC model. A super high contrast ratio and wide color gamut support mean you'll get the best possible image quality on to your wall or projection screen.

A motorized lens makes it easy to adjust the screen angle so the image is perfectly rectangular even if the projector isn't perfectly square to the wall. It's not the cheapest, but it outperforms models costing significantly more and is our recommendation for those looking for the best option today.

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BenQ HT2050A

A great affordable option.

If you're looking for a great projector that won't break the bank, the BenQ HT2050A is hard to beat. Native 1080p resolution, wide color gamut, and 2200 lumens of brightness mean you'll get a great looking image even if there's some ambient light to deal with.

In the past projectors suffered from significant lag, making it difficult to play video games on them. This model in particular - with its 16ms display rate - works great for casual and serious gamers alike. It may lack the bells and whistles of our top pick, but at less than half the cost, it's a great option for people looking for good value.

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Silver Ticket 100"

The projector screen you want.

Though you can use a projector on any white or light-colored wall, you'll get a much better quality image when you pair it with a screen. This 100" model (also availiable in many other sizes) is a great choice that's easy to set up and won't break the bank.

A great aluminum tube frame ensures that your screen will stay flat, without any wrinkles or other artifacts, and a wraparound border of black velvet makes the edge of the screen super crisp. Think of it as a large picture frame - easy to hang, and good looking even when not in use.

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