Top 10 Full HD Projectors for Home Cinema (with Pros and Cons)

Top 10 Full HD Projectors for Home Cinema (with Pros and Cons)

So, you have finally decided to get a home theatre for yourself but you have no idea where to get started. Worry not anymore. We are here with this simple and easy-to-follow guide to help you buy the best FULL HD Projectors for home cinema that are out there.

But before hopping straight into the product list you should have a basic idea of how to go on about choosing the best product for you.

Here are is quick and simple to follow buying guide that you can follow:

Buying Guide: How to get the best Full HD Projector?

  • Brightness: 

Most home theatres begin from a range of 1000 lumens and go as high as 2500 lumens. Make sure to get at least 1500 lumens if you have rooms with some ambient light. If you get a projector that isn't sufficiently bright then it just doesn't matter how good the other features are, it will end up ruining your entire experience.

  •  Image Quality: 

You need to take care of three important factors like the source material, native resolution, and constant ratio of the projector. Full HD has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. To get the best results try to match the native resolution of the source material with the projector.

  • Native Aspect Ratio: 

As projectors work as a fixed resolution display device they have something called a Native Aspect Ratio. Some of the most common ratios are 4:3, 16:10, and 16:9. Imagine the chip as a miniature representation of the image you will see on your screen. For home, theatre uses the recommended ratio is 16:9.

  • Lamp Life: 

Most projectors in the market have a typical lamp life of approximately 2000 to 4000 hours. The longer is the lamp life the lesser will be the maintenance expenses. Choosing the projector with the best lamp life and saving you huge sums of money.

So now that you have a basic understanding of how to judge a projector let us begin with our list of the top 10 best projectors for home theater cinema:

1.              Epson EH-TW650

The Epson EH-TW650 offers the most stunning Full HD 1080p quality at one of the most reasonable prices in the current market. It is specially designed to fit in your living room.

Price: Rs 54,000

Features and Specifications:

Screen Size

60" screen 1.35 - 1.64 m

Resolution

Full HD 1080

Brightness

3,100 lm / 1,925 lm

Lamp Life

7,500 hours (in eco-mode)

Contrast Ratio

15,000 : 1

Connectivity Features

2 HDMI ports with 1 port supporting MHL

Speakers

2 Watt monaural built-in speakers

Dimensions

302 x 87 x 249 mm

Hardware Mounting

Remote Control, Batteries, Warranty Card, Manual

Power Source

220 watts AC Power Supply

 

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • The colors are vibrant and great in detail
  • Contrast is amazing
  • Fan is silent

Cons:

  • The remote control is not backlit
  • Audio input options are less

2.              BenQ HT2050A

The BenQ HT2050A gives you the premium feel of the real Full HD 1080 that BenQ products are known for. The quality of the solid build pushes it above most of the competitors.

Price: Rs 45,000

Features and Specifications:

Screen Size

60" - 180"

Resolution

Full HD 1080

Brightness

2200 lumens

Lamp Life

7,500 hours

Contrast Ratio

15,000 : 1

Connectivity Features

Wireless with 2 ports supporting MHL and HDMI + VGA and USB

Speakers

Chamber Speaker 10W x 1

Dimensions

38.1 x 27.94 x 12.7 cm

Hardware Mounting

Remote Control, Batteries, Warranty Card, Manual

Power Source

245 watts AC Power Supply

 

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Input lag is very low at only 16ms
  • The product comes with 3 years warranty
  •  Fan is quiet
  •  Amazing realistic vibrant colors

Cons:

  • The lamp is very dim
  • Does not works well in lit rooms

3.              BenQ W2000

We have yet another BenQ product on the list. And it rightly deserves its place as one of the most diverse projectors for home theaters. The amazing sound quality that comes with it is absolutely worth the price.

Price: Rs 1,19,000

Features and Specifications:

Screen Size

60”- 300”

Resolution

Full HD 1080

Brightness

2000 lumens

Lamp Life

7,000 hours

Contrast Ratio

15,000 : 1

Connectivity Features

Triple HDMI Ports with VGA x1

Along with 2 ports supporting MHL

Speakers

20-watt stereo speakers x2

Dimensions

38.05 x 27.07x 12.7 cm

Hardware Mounting

20 AA Batteries, Blu-Ray retros, and Manual along with

Power Wattage

250 watts AC Power Supply

 

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Color tones are beautifully cinematic
  • Comes with premium blu-ray tuned cinema
  •  Speakers are best in the range
  • Brightness adjusts dynamically

Cons:

  •  In the darkest areas, the shadow detail can go missing
  • The rec. 709 is only available for HD

4.              Optoma HD27e

You get the sharpest of colors available in the range with Optoma’s brand new HD27e. The special curves on its lens give unmatched visual sharpness to your screen. Not only that it also comes with an astounding lamp life of 15,000 hours! And it comes with a rather reasonable place as well.

Price: Rs 95, 000

Features and Specifications:

Screen Size

28" - 301"

Resolution

Full HD 1080

Brightness

3,400 lumens

Lamp Life

15,000 hours

Contrast Ratio

15,000 : 1

Connectivity Features

USB + HDMI, 3 VGA sockets

Speakers

Built-In 10W Speaker x 1

Dimensions

31.75 x 10.67 x 24.64 cm

Noise Level

24 decibels

Power Wattage

230 watts, AC Power Supply

 

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Super long lamp life
  • Sharpest available picture quality
  • Bright even in twice the amount of ambient light
  • Noise level for price change is amazing

Cons:

  • HDR may switch back to normal on its own
  •  Difficult to change the settings manually

5.              Optoma GT1080

The GT1080 is a massive-sized monster that is here to dominate the market. It has a super-powerful speaker that delivers 100 watts of loudness. It also comes with something called the short-throw lens that enables it to produce enormous screen sizes from a very short distance.

Price: Rs 1,13,500

Features and Specifications:

Screen Size

45.3" - 300"

Resolution

Full HD 1080

Brightness

2,800lumens

Lamp Life

5,000 hours

Contrast Ratio

25,000 : 1

Connectivity Features

Multi HDMI x2 port and MHL Socket x1

Speakers

Direct Sounding 10W Speaker x 1

Dimensions

22.35 x 31.5 x 10.16 cm

Noise Level

26 decibels (eco mode)

Power Wattage

250 watts, AC Power Supply

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Designed to give a special edge in gaming
  • Short lag time
  • Provides 1080p native resolution
  • Very low input lag

Cons:

  • Displays rainbow artifacts
  • Sometimes shows posterization when turned to brightest mode

6.              Sony Full HD SXRD

Sony brings in a lot as well in its home theater projector segment. It comes with a super bright 1,800-lumens brightness capability. It lets you see the grand scale of resolution with its high-powered lenses. And allows up to nine picture calibration modules.

Price: Rs 1,77,000

Features and Specifications:

Screen Size

40" - 300"

Resolution

Full HD 1080

Brightness

1,800 lumens

Lamp Life

6,000 hours

Contrast Ratio

120,000 : 1

Connectivity Features

Front Facing Multi HDMI Ports + USB Ports

Speakers

Dual Multi Stereo 10W Speaker x 1

Dimensions

58.42 x 50.8 x 29.21 cm

Noise Level

22 decibels

Power Wattage

215 watts, AC Power Supply

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Highly increased performance in SDR
  • The blacks are very impressive
  •  Enhanced 3D effects are supported
  • Fan noise is very low

Cons:

  • Sometimes HDR tone mapping gets very dark
  • HDR color management system (CMS) has a very insufficient range
  • Not very affordable

7.              ViewSonic PX701HD

ViewSonic has a huge share of projectors in the home theatre range. The versions include anywhere from basic to some highly premium models. The PX701HD comes with a jaw-dropping 20,000 hours of lamp life and packs with it a special color tuner that gives you a punch of quality that you require at a quite affordable price.

Price: Rs 70,000

Features and Specifications:

Screen Size

60" - 300"

Resolution

Full HD 1080

Brightness

3,500 lumens

Lamp Life

20,000 hours

Contrast Ratio

120,000 : 1

Connectivity Features

3x USB + HDMI ports

Speakers

Built-In 10 watt speaker

Dimensions

30.99 x 11.18 x 22.1 cm

Noise Level

27 decibels

Power Wattage

300 watts, AC Power Supply

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • The model is very affordable
  • The lens is bright enough to throw a non-fading sharp image
  • Great contrast offered for the price range
  • Has 3D support

Cons:

  • On default settings, the pictures seem very off-target
  • Maximum input resolution is limited to 1,920 x 1,200 (WUXGA) for most desktop devices
  • It has no HDR support

 

8.              ViewSonic M2

The M2 with its grand look outshines all. And it is not only limited to its looks. It comes with a whopping 30,000 hours of lamp life with a remarkably slim and compact design which lets it fit virtually anywhere.

Price: Rs 87,000

Features and Specifications:

Screen Size

24" - 100"

Resolution

Full HD 1080

Brightness

1,200 lumens

Lamp Life

30,000 hours

Contrast Ratio

300,000 : 1

Connectivity Features

Bluetooth functionality + HDMI Ports x2

Speakers

Harman Kardon Speaker x1

Dimensions

224 x 224 x 51 mm

Noise Level

26 decibels

Power Wattage

74 watts, AC Power Supply

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Extremely high lamp life
  • Built-In streaming service
  • Very premium design
  • Can run off of a USB Type C battery backup

Cons:

  • Comparatively bad picture quality at this price segment
  • The battery is not included within the box
  •  No MHL support

9.              ViewSonic PX700HD

The PX700HD features a FULL HD Native 1080 display and comes with 3,500 lumens of brightness. Not a bad choice at all. It is a cheap and money-for-value option in the home theatre cinema segment that ViewSonic has to offer.

Price: Rs 85,000

Features and Specifications:

Screen Size

30" - 250"

Resolution

Full HD 1080

Brightness

3,500 lumens

Lamp Life

5,000 hours

Contrast Ratio

20,000 : 1

Connectivity Features

USB + HDMI Port x1

Speakers

Dual Harman Kardon Speaker x1

Dimensions

13.49 x 33.2 x 26.09 cm

Noise Level

27 decibels

Power Wattage

350 watts, AC Power Supply

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Comes with a 3-year warranty
  • Very low input lag for the price segment
  • Sharpness and brightness is very high
  •  Very affordable

Cons:

  • The noise level is quite high
  •  Lamp life is very low
  • Pictures begin to flicker at very high brightness

10.       ViewSonic PX800HD

With ViewSonic’s PX800HD you get your Full HD 1080 display at an amazing 60 Hz of refresh rate which is good news for high-end video gamers. It doesn’t get that bright in daylight conditions but is going to look amazing in a dim light environment.

Price: Rs 1,65,000

Features and Specifications:

Screen Size

60" - 200"

Resolution

Full HD 1080

Brightness

2,000 lumens

Lamp Life

5,000 hours

Contrast Ratio

100,000: 1

Connectivity Features

USB + HDMI Port x1

Speakers

Normal Stereo Speakers x1

Dimensions

38.81 x 43.41 x 15.29 cm

Noise Level

29 decibels

Power Wattage

20 watts, AC Power Supply

Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Let’s you play video games on it
  • Very rich color saturation
  •  Has an almost zero rainbow artifacts
  • The contrast is very solid

Cons:

  • Price is very high
  • The noise level is very high
  •  Lamp life is very low

Conclusion

And with this, we conclude our list. We hope that this guide was informative enough for you and very simple to follow at the same time so you could get it through till the very end.