The best video projectors are those video projectors that have a Full HD resolution and a large number of lumens, between 800 and 5000. To provide strong contrast and clarity, the best video projectors have a durable LED lamp with a lifespan up to 11 years.
You are probably wondering how to choose good video projectors both in terms of technical specifications and price. Things are quite simple: if you want a professional product then you will need a video projector with high image contrast for it to be high quality and clear.
Also, pay attention to the number of lumens to be related to the brightness of the room. Specifically, it is recommended that it be lower in the case of dimly lit rooms, of 2000-2500, because you would not want the intensity of the emitted light flux to bother you.
If you are looking for good video projectors for project presentations or for teaching activities, you should turn your attention to products that have as many lumens as possible (over 5000). Thus, the image projected in a lighted room will be clear, high quality and easy to follow.
Whether you are interested in the number of lumens, color contrast, resolution, image appearance, keystone correction, throw ratio, lens movement, zoom, lamp or price, in the end you will know exactly which model is according to your requirements.
The Best Video Projectors in 2021
BenQ TW533 WXGA – Nea Pleasant Recommendation
Cheerlux C9 720P Mini – LED
Asus P3E WXGA – Portable
Epson EH-TW650 – Home Cinema
Optoma S331 – Value for money
BenQ MS535 – Reduced Budget
BenQ TW533 WXGA is ideal for business meetings or teaching activities because it has multiple HDMI and VGA inputs, allowing you to connect multiple devices simultaneously. The keystone correction function, SmartEco technology, DLP technology and image clarity make this video projector one of the most purchased products.
The 3300 lumens indicate that the projection can be done without problems even in a bright space. Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology, 5G optical lenses and BrilliantColor DLP technology contribute to the quality and clarity of the image, which will give you the experiences of a cinema. The video projector is also equipped with the vertical keystone correction function, so that the image remains perfect even when you place the off-center product.
SmartEco and Eco Blank modes are ideal in situations where you watch several movies in a row or give a very detailed presentation. The first function creates a balance between color and contrast and helps save energy consumption, without altering the quality of the projected image. The Eco Blank function activates automatically after 3 minutes of inactivity, thus helping to reduce energy consumption by up to 70% compared to other models.
We liked the connectivity part the most because the BenQ product stands out with multiple inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 RCA, 1 RS232, 2 PC (D-sub), 1 IR, 1 Monitor Out, 1 USB Type Mini B, 1 Security Bar, 1 Audio In and 1 Audio Out. We recommend that you purchase a quality sound bar to connect to this video projector because the integrated speaker cannot cope in a large room, being quite weak.
Compared to most products on the market for video projectors – which have a single support leg -, the TW533 WXGA model from BenQ is equipped with three such feet. They contribute to the improvement of flexibility, making it much easier to move the video projector, which you need especially in case of business meetings, seminars, project presentations, etc. The dimensions (33.2 x 21.4 x 9.9 centimeters) and the low weight (2.4 kilograms) add a plus to the maneuverability and transport chapter.
Cheerlux C9 720P Mini excels in terms of ease of use and connectivity, maximum projected image size (2.5 meters in diameter), projection distance (up to a maximum of 2.1 meters) and, perhaps most importantly, native image contrast (colors living, natural) and a lifespan of 50,000 hours thanks to LED technology.
This model of video projector is perfect for movie nights at home, but especially for office meetings and presentations because you can connect from any device: phone, tablet, laptop, USB stick, computer, speakers, DVD, etc. You can connect multiple devices at the same time because the product has two HDMI ports, two USB ports, and one VGA port.
The LED lamp has a lifespan of 50,000 hours, the durability of the product contributing to the built-in cooling channels that maintain a constant temperature even during a long presentation, for example.
LED technology, 1280 x 800 image resolution and 2800 lumens ensure the quality of the projections made, but in a not very bright room. It is important to remember that you can place the video projector at a maximum distance of 2.1 meters from the projection surface in order to obtain a clear and correct image.
On the top of the projector is a wheel with which you can adjust the focus of the image and correct its position (manual keystone correction function). In addition, there are a few buttons with which you can adjust the direction of the projected image. A disadvantage could be the time spent to work out all these details.
Asus P3E WXGA is a "must have" if you are used to holding presentations, seminars in front of people or going to visit friends often to watch movies together. Portability is the strong point of this product, with dimensions of 15 x 13 centimeters. It is small, compact, easy to handle and transport.
Even if this model of video projector has only 800 lumens, they work in the ANSI system, ie the measurements made on the light flux are much more accurate than those made by any other method.
In addition, manufacturers say it is strong enough to be used both indoors and outdoors. Remember that it must be connected to a socket, the video projector is not wireless, so it is ideal for trips by car / caravan.
The resolution of the projected images and videos is HD (1280 x 800), which allows you to watch them in high quality, in vivid, natural shades. The lamp of this product is eco, with a lifespan of up to 30,000 hours, which brings with it a low electricity consumption.
Focusing and correcting the vertical trapezoid is done from the product wheel, these two functions not being automatic. A major advantage of this portable video projector is that the projection can be made from a distance of up to 3.4 meters, being suitable even in large rooms. Also, the maximum diagonal of the projected image reaches up to 5.08 meters, an experience that is very similar to that offered by a cinema hall.
The Epson EH-TW650 promises experiences identical to those experienced in the cinema, due to the features that bring it to the top of the most preferred home products. With a Full HD resolution and 3100 lumens, this product is capable of rendering high quality images and videos in any room.
An easy-to-mount video projector that only takes a few minutes to set up. The brightness reaches 3100 lumens, which means it is perfect for evenings with family or friends. You can also watch your favorite movies during the day, but only if you have the curtains drawn – for a contrast and a good quality of the projected images. The lamp has a lifespan of up to 11 years, according to the manufacturer, so you can enjoy relaxing days and evenings at home.
The resolution of the projected images is Full HD (1920 x 1080), providing clarity and natural, vivid colors. The contrast, estimated at a ratio of 15,000: 1, provides intense dark shades and clearly defined shadows for a complete experience. Along with 3LCD technology, it gives the display three times more brightness than classic products, which do not benefit from this specification. You can choose the best color option from the five modes available in the projector menu.
The product has five connection ports: two HDMI, one VGA, one USB and one mini USB.
The advantage of this model is that it can project images with a maximum diagonal of over 7 meters, which makes it suitable for rooms with a larger number of square meters. In the case of smaller rooms, the projection can be made from a distance of 2-3 meters for an image with a diagonal of 2-2.5 meters.
Optoma S331 – Value for money
Optoma S331 fits perfectly into the product category with an excellent ratio between the quality offered and the asking price. Bright even in economical, portable and very low noise mode, the product is ideal for home or teaching activities. The disadvantage is, in our opinion, the resolution of 800 x 600, but it also depends a lot on the use for which it is purchased.
Given that we are talking about a product with a good ratio between quality and price, we feel the need to start by telling you that the Optoma S331 video projector is equipped with Eco + functions (which, while maintaining a strong contrast of images, manages to save energy and , by default, to maintain the life of the lamp) and Eco AV Mute (perfect when you give a presentation, because it closes itself after a few minutes of inactivity, reducing electricity consumption).
Although the projected images have a rather low resolution (800 x 600), the manufacturers have managed to implement the multi-color processing technology "BrilliantColor". With its help, the viewed images are brightly colored, with a vibrant and natural look. Also, the guarantee of performance and color quality is ensured over a period of five years of daily use.
With such a low resolution you probably have the problem of a diagonal or small distances of the projected image. But Optima's product manages to pass these tests as well. Thus, the maximum diagonal reaches up to 7.73 meters, and the maximum projection distance is 12 meters, which is reasonable for a product in this category. Together with the 3200 lumens you will surely have pleasant experiences regardless of the brightness of the room.
In terms of connectivity we found a downside: it has no port for a VGA plug. Instead, you can use the two for HDMI plugs or the USB port. At the same time, having an audio port for 3.5 mm sockets, we recommend that you connect a speaker system while watching.
BenQ MS535 belongs to the category of products that, although they have a lower purchase cost, manage to operate in optimal long-term parameters. The clarity and quality of the projected images are the strengths of this model. Along with the 3600 lumens, the viewings and presentations will take place without problems.
The brightness of this product reaches 3600 ANSI lumens, which allows a good performance of the presentation even in a lighted room. Moreover, the maximum diagonal of the projected image can reach up to 7.62 meters.
This model is ideal for presentations in the business area, which contain a lot of text, graphics or tables, due to the high contrast of 15000: 1, to which we add a pixel fill factor (it reduces the black edges around each pixel and eliminates "Screen door effect"), which also reduces eye fatigue.
The video projector has two HDMI ports and one VGA, a relatively poor connectivity, but enough for a good presentation or installation at home. In addition, the product comes bundled with a remote control that helps you set it up in just a few minutes at the touch of a button. The configuration is complete only after you have used the Keystone function (automatic vertical keystone correction).
BenQ MS535 is equipped with the SmartEco function that helps you not to consume excess electricity. The Eco Cycle system reduces the time required to turn on the video projector, also helping not only to reduce energy consumption, but also to save your time. The EcoBlank function activates automatically if after 3 minutes no signal has been detected, and with the help of the Auto Power Off video projector enters standby mode after 15-20 minutes of inactivity.