May 2024

Video Projectors: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of video projectors rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2024.

Summary

On 7 May 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 83 projector endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

71 projectors were endorsed in total, only 11 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 7 May 2024, Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed projector with 3 expert endorsements. 2 experts out of 3 recommended it as the '#1 projector' this month.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking video projectors start at $139.98 (Fangor F-506) and go up to $27998 (Sony VPL-XW7000ES). Median projector costs $1248.99 (Optoma GT1080HDR).
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At a glance - May Ranking

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Rank Change Price Projector
CNET
T3
PCMag
Digital Trends
TechRadar
Forbes
What Hi-Fi
WIRED
The Strategist
The Verge
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Epson Pro Cinema LS12000
The Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 is a highly praised home theater projector that offers exceptional image quality, brightness, and connectivity options, making it a top choice for movie enthusiasts and gamers.
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Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma
The Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma projector offers high image quality, accurate colors, and sufficient brightness, making it a versatile option for home theater, gaming, and multimedia presentations.
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Epson Home Cinema LS11000
The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 projector is highly praised for its impressive image quality, light performance, and connectivity options, making it a top choice for home theater enthusiasts and professionals.
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BenQ TK860i
The BenQ TK860i projector is highly praised for its exceptional image quality, brightness, color accuracy, and flexibility in placement, making it a top choice for various use cases.
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Samsung LSP9T Premiere
The Samsung LSP9T Premiere projector offers exceptional image quality, impressive light performance, and versatile connectivity options, making it a highly recommended choice for home theater enthusiasts.
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Optoma HD146X
The Optoma HD146X projector is praised for its high image quality, brightness, and versatile connectivity options, making it suitable for a range of uses such as presentations, classroom work, and home theater setups.
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BenQ TK700STi
The BenQ TK700STi projector offers impressive image quality, vibrant colors, and a range of connectivity options, making it suitable for home theater setups, gaming, and presentations.
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Epson EH-TW9400
The Epson EH-TW9400 projector is praised for its impressive image quality, flexible installation options, and wide range of connectivity options, making it suitable for various use cases.
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BenQ HT4550i
The BenQ HT4550i projector is highly praised for its impressive image quality, brightness, color accuracy, and connectivity options, making it an excellent choice for home cinema enthusiasts.
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Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS800
The Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS800 is a high-quality projector with impressive image quality, brightness, contrast, and versatile placement options, making it suitable for those who want a high-quality viewing experience in various room setups.
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Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12
The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 is a versatile and high-quality projector with excellent color accuracy, a long-lasting light source, and a comprehensive range of connectivity options, making it suitable for various use cases in small spaces.
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#6 $581.29 Optoma HD146X
#17 $870.17 Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12
#4 $1299 BenQ TK860i
#13 $1499 BenQ TK700STi
#2 $2497.97 Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma
#15 $2999 BenQ HT4550i
#16 $3493.78 Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS800
#3 $3989.98 Epson Home Cinema LS11000
#5 $5497.99 Samsung LSP9T Premiere

We ranked Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 #1 in May 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best video projectors” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 8 Aug 2023)
The Epson Pro Cinema LS12000 is a highly praised home theater projector that offers exceptional image quality, brightness, and connectivity options, making it a top choice for movie enthusiasts and gamers.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Home Theater Projector Overall / Editors' Choice

Delivers a full 3,840 by 2,160 pixels on screen
2,700-lumen laser light source rated to last the life of the projector
Supports HDR10, HDR10+, and HLG HDR
Good color accuracy, contrast, and shadow detail, plus dark blacks for a laser model
Easy to maintain image height for different aspect ratios
Three-chip LCD design guarantees no rainbow artifacts

Expensive
No 3D support

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TechRadar

The best 4K projector for most home theater fans

Fantastic picture quality
Flexible setup features

Pricey
No built-in streaming

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WIRED

High-End Pick

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We ranked Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma #2 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best video projectors” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 8 Aug 2023)
The Hisense PX1-PRO TriChroma projector offers high image quality, accurate colors, and sufficient brightness, making it a versatile option for home theater, gaming, and multimedia presentations.
Critic endorsements:
Forbes

Best Home Theater Projector Overall

Rich, accurate colors
Integrated Android TV
Support for Dolby Atmos audio

No 3D support
No internal Netflix app

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WIRED

Easiest Setup

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend video projectors.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of video projectors, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for May 2024 ranking

We ranked Epson Home Cinema LS11000 #3 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best video projectors” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Epson Home Cinema LS11000 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 8 Aug 2023)
The Epson Home Cinema LS11000 projector is highly praised for its impressive image quality, light performance, and connectivity options, making it a top choice for home theater enthusiasts and professionals.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best 4K laser projector

Lasers!

High initial price

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Digital Trends

Best standard-throw 4K projector under $5,000

Bright 2,500 lumens image
Excellent color
Support for HDR, HDR10+ and HLG
Laser light source never needs replacing

Premium price
Could be brighter given the price

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We ranked BenQ TK860i #4 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best video projectors” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 7 Oct 2023)
The BenQ TK860i projector is highly praised for its exceptional image quality, brightness, color accuracy, and flexibility in placement, making it a top choice for various use cases.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best 4K Home Entertainment Projector / Editors' Choice

4K resolution using TI's XPR fast-switch pixel shifting
Good shadow detail and contrast
Short lag times
1.3x zoom and modest vertical lens shift
Includes Android TV 11 dongle

Initial physical setup is difficult
Frequent rainbow artifacts in testing

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WIRED

Also Great

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We ranked Samsung LSP9T Premiere #5 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best video projectors” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 8 Aug 2023)
The Samsung LSP9T Premiere projector offers exceptional image quality, impressive light performance, and versatile connectivity options, making it a highly recommended choice for home theater enthusiasts.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

A premium ultra short throw projection experience

Performs well in daylight
Powerful built-in audio

DLP rainbow effects
Sometimes sluggish operation

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Forbes

Best 4K Home Theater Projector

Bright images produced via triple laser
Projects up to 130 inches
Built-in smart TV capabilities via Tizen OS for directly streaming video

Operating system can be sluggish
Expensive

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We ranked Optoma HD146X #6 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best video projectors” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 8 Aug 2023)
The Optoma HD146X projector is praised for its high image quality, brightness, and versatile connectivity options, making it suitable for a range of uses such as presentations, classroom work, and home theater setups.
Critic endorsements:
The Strategist

Best home projector for video games

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The Verge

The best budget projector

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We ranked BenQ TK700STi #7 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best video projectors” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 8 Aug 2023)
The BenQ TK700STi projector offers impressive image quality, vibrant colors, and a range of connectivity options, making it suitable for home theater setups, gaming, and presentations.
Critic endorsements:
T3

The best projector for 4K gaming

Sharp 4K images
Strong gaming performance

High noise levels
Not the best for HDR

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TechRadar

A great budget 4K projector for gaming

Low 16ms input lag
4K at 60Hz for gaming

Limited apps on Android TV dongle
Awkward onboard controls

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We ranked Epson EH-TW9400 #8 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best video projectors” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 9 Aug 2023)
The Epson EH-TW9400 projector is praised for its impressive image quality, flexible installation options, and wide range of connectivity options, making it suitable for various use cases.
Critic endorsements:
T3

A serious home cinema projector that won’t break the bank

Cinematic picture quality
Decent HDR performance

No integrated sound
On the large side

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What Hi-Fi

A powerful 4K projector with a bold picture to match.

Motorised and adaptable lens
Handles HDR well
Vibrant colours
Excellent sense of dept

Noisy at full power

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We ranked BenQ HT4550i #9 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best video projectors” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 5 Nov 2023)
The BenQ HT4550i projector is highly praised for its impressive image quality, brightness, color accuracy, and connectivity options, making it an excellent choice for home cinema enthusiasts.
Critic endorsements:
Digital Trends

4K and near perfect color for under $3,000

Amazingly accurate color
Bright 3,200 ANSI lumens image
HDR modes for days
Comes with Android TV
Vertical/horizontal lens shift is excellent
The fan is quiet

Built-in sound isn’t great
Black levels suffer a bit in light rooms

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WIRED

Best Under $3,000

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We ranked Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS800 #10 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best video projectors” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 5 Nov 2023)
The Epson EpiqVision Ultra LS800 is a high-quality projector with impressive image quality, brightness, contrast, and versatile placement options, making it suitable for those who want a high-quality viewing experience in various room setups.
Critic endorsements:
PCMag

Best Ultra Short Throw Projector / Editors' Choice

Bright laser-phosphor light source
Three-chip LCD design means no rainbow artifacts
Fully integrated Android TV
Short input lag for gaming
Good sound quality

No Ethernet port; streaming requires Wi-Fi
No 3D support

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TechRadar

Best ultra short throw 4K projector for sports

High brightness
Low fan noise

No Wi-Fi 6 connectivity
Color lacks some vibrance

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We ranked Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 #11 in May 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best video projectors” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 8 Aug 2023)
The Epson EpiqVision Mini EF12 is a versatile and high-quality projector with excellent color accuracy, a long-lasting light source, and a comprehensive range of connectivity options, making it suitable for various use cases in small spaces.
Critic endorsements:
CNET

Best compact laser projector

A shape any Borg would love

Pricey for its performance

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Forbes

Best Mini Projector

Compact design
Good audio for small form
Integrated Android TV

Low brightness

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