Get the Top 3D Projectors in 2017 to Make a Home Theater

Diana Joan

Aug 25, 2014 08:52 am / Posted by Diana Joan | Categories: Hot Topics

As you all know, in a theatre, when you see a 3D movie, you have an immersive experience, due to the huge screen you look at, whereas a 3D LCD display only looks like a box with people trapped inside it. Nowadays, 3D projectors are much more widespread than what they used to be, say, 2 years ago, from movies to TV channels in full HD 3D, and the prices of 3D equipment have gone down.

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So which is the top 3D Projector in 2017 for you to choose for 3D entertainment?

Because 3D projectors are commonly available nowadays, there are hundreds of models out there, with prices ranging from $1500 or less (for low end models) and going up to $5000 in some cases, or even more. We present to you a short list of 3D projectors, best suited for the average user or for home theatre aficionados. I won’t be going into too many details on them because they offer similar features, but I will give you a few technical specs for each of them, to help you decide which one is better for you and to help you understand what to look for when buying a 3D Projector.

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Top 10 3D Projectors in 2017 Reviewed – Compatible with the 1080p 3D movies

There are presently two types of 3D Projectors: Full HD 3D and PC 3D Ready. All 3D projectors also support 2D.

Part I: Full HD 3D Projectors

A projector that is Full HD 3D compatible can use any of the 3D formats enabled in the HDMI 1.4 3D specification. These projectors are compatible with the 1080p 3D signal from a Blu-ray player, set-top box, or other HDMI 1.4 device.

1. BenQ W1070

  • First Ship Date: November 2012
  • Price: $851
  • Brightness: 2000 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Technology: DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 2.6 kg
  • Warranty: 1 Year

2. Sony VPL-HW40ES

  • First Ship Date: May 2014
  • Price: $2,499
  • Brightness: 1700 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Technology: 2 cm SXRD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 10.0 kg
  • Warranty: 3 Years

3. Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030UB

  • First Ship Date: October 2013
  • Price: $2,499
  • Brightness: 2400 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Technology: 2 cm 3 LCD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 8.3 kg
  • Warranty: 2 Years

4. Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030

  • First Ship Date: September 2013
  • Price: $849
  • Brightness: 2000 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Technology: 3 LCD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 2.9 kg
  • Warranty: 2 Years

5. Optoma HD25-LV

  • First Ship Date: April 2013
  • Price: $1,041
  • Brightness: 3200 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Technology: 2 cm DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 2.9 kg
  • Warranty: 1 Year

6. Sony VPL-VW600ES

  • First Ship Date: December 2013
  • Price: $11,444
  • Brightness: 1700 Lumens
  • Resolution: 4096×2160
  • Technology: 2 cm SXRD
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Quad HD)
  • Weight: 14.0 kg
  • Warranty: 3 Years

7. BenQ W1080ST

  • First Ship Date: February 2013
  • Price: $1,011
  • Brightness: 2000 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Technology: DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 2.8 kg
  • Warranty: 1 Year

8. Optoma HD131Xe

  • First Ship Date: August 2013
  • Price: $739
  • Brightness: 2500 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Technology: 2 cm DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 2.9 kg
  • Warranty: 1 Year

9. Panasonic PT-AE8000

  • First Ship Date: September 2012
  • Price: $2,560
  • Brightness: 2400 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Technology: 2 cm 3 LCD
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 8.7 kg
  • Warranty: 2 Years

10. Acer H6510BD

  • First Ship Date: February 2013
  • Price: $716
  • Brightness: 3000 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Technology: DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 2.2 kg
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Part II: PC 3D Ready Projectors

1.  Acer H5380BD

  • First Ship Date: March 2014
  • Price: $474
  • Brightness: 3000 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1280×720
  • Technology: DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 2.5 kg
  • Warranty: 1 Year

2. Optoma ML550

  • First Ship Date: July 2013
  • Price: $464
  • Brightness: 500 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1280×800
  • Technology: 1 cm DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:10 (WXGA)
  • Weight: 0.4 kg
  • Warranty: 1 Year

3. NEC NP-M282X

  • First Ship Date: April 2014
  • Price: $629
  • Brightness: 2800 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1024×768
  • Technology: 1 cm DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (XGA)
  • Weight: 3.5 kg
  • Warranty: 2 Years

4. Optoma HD66

  • First Ship Date: December 2009
  • Price: $549
  • Brightness: 2500 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1280×720
  • Technology: 2 cm DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 2.3 kg
  • Warranty: 1 Year

5. BenQ MS504

  • First Ship Date: December 2013
  • Price: $300
  • Brightness: 3000 Lumens
  • Resolution: 800×600
  • Technology: DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (SVGA)
  • Weight: 1.8 kg
  • Warranty: 1 Year

6.  Vivitek Qumi Q5

  • Price: $589
  • Brightness: 500 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1280×800
  • Technology: DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:10 (WXGA)
  • Weight: 0.5 kg
  • Warranty: 2 Years

7. Ricoh PJ WX4141Ni

  • First Ship Date: June 2014
  • Price: $1,800
  • Brightness: 3300 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1280×800
  • Technology: 2 cm DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:10 (WXGA)
  • Weight: 3.0 kg
  • Warranty: 3 Years

8. ViewSonic PJD5134

  • First Ship Date: February 2013
  • Price: $367
  • Brightness: 3000 Lumens
  • Resolution: 800×600
  • Technology: 1 cm DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 (SVGA)
  • Weight: 2.1 kg
  • Warranty: 3 Years

9. BenQ MH740

  • First Ship Date: November 2013
  • Price: $1,291
  • Brightness: 4000 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Technology: DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (HD)
  • Weight: 3.7 kg
  • Warranty: 3 Years

10. Panasonic PT-RW430UK

  • First Ship Date: April 2013
  • Price: $2,999
  • Brightness: 3500 Lumens
  • Resolution: 1280×800
  • Technology: 2 cm DLP
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:10 (WXGA)
  • Weight: 10.0 kg
  • Warranty: 3 Years

The thing to look for when buying a 3D projector is the resolution, you should go for something capable of rendering full HD video (that means 1920×1080 resolution) or at least an HD Ready projector capable of showing 720p content. Also, a very important factor in buying a 3D projector is the luminosity it gives. The luminosity is measured in Lumens and it basically means the amount of light it gives of. The bigger the luminosity, the better.

With these tools, you are almost set for having the perfect home theatre room to enjoy your 3D movie collection or for your gaming setup. Keep in mind to carefullyarrange your home theatre room, because the placement of each component is crucial to having the desired effect.

And all of them are compatible with the 1080p 3D movies, if you have Blu-ray, DVD, or 3D MKV videos, you can transcode them for streaming to your 3D projector for streaming.

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