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The Best Video Projectors under $2800

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4K UHD Laser Projector


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BenQ HT3550

★ Top Choice
BUY NOW From $1492.34


  • HDR-PRO TONE MAPPING: Designed to provide greater contrast, which makes sure that your 4K content is professionally detailed to give you the cinema experience without actually having to go to the cinema to do it.
  • 10-ELEMENT LENS ARRAY: specialized all-glass lens grouping provides the right level of light penetration producing best-in-class sharpness, color, Quality and clarity.
  • CINEMATIC COLOR TECHNOLOGY: our out-of-the-box factory calibrated color accurate projector with dci-p3 color space is one of the latest forms of technology When it comes to colors available and gives you larger visible spectrum than you can get with Rec. 709.
  • INDUSTRY LEADING WARRANTY: 3-year limited parts and labor coverage makes you rest easy that our us-based customer service team is here when you need it.
  • AWARD WINNING PROJECTOR: Highly Recommended - Projector Central June 2019 - Best of Awards - HometheaterHiFI 2019.
  • TRUE 4K PROJECTOR: 8.3 million Individual Pixels give incredible clarity and crisply defined details.
  • INSTALLATION FLEXABILITY: vertical lens shift (5%) and short throw with 1. 3x big zoom lens enable 100” at 8. 2ft to be set up at a limited space.
  • DLP TECHNOLOGY: DLP is the leading technology used in 90% of the world’s cinemas and 100% of digital IMAX theaters. You will experience a longer lasting, slimmer design, sharper and crisper image in BenQ projector.


  • ⊕ Dynamic iris.
  • ⊕ 10 visual presets.
  • ⊕ Solid build quality.
  • ⊕ 3-year parts warranty.
  • ⊕ Support for 4K and HDR.


  • ⊖ Loud.
  • ⊖ Expensive.
  • ⊖ Could be brighter.
  • ⊖ Basic, dated software.
  • ⊖ Reports of firmware issues.


  • Projection system: DLP.
  • Video inputs: HDMI x 2.
  • Resolutions: 3840 x 2160.
  • Brightness: 2,000 lumens.
  • Dimensions: 380 x 127 x 263mm.

Optoma UHD60

♥ Runner Up
BUY NOW From $1608


  • VARIETY OF INPUTS: Connect with most media players, gaming consoles, PCs, Macs, and mobile devices with input options such as HDMI with HDCP 2.2 support, HDMI 4K, USB, VGA, and more.
  • 4X THE PIXELS OF 1080p: See more detail with 4 times the pixels of your 1080p HDTV; higher resolution creates a razor sharp picture for the ultimate 4K home theater experience.
  • ULTRA-SHARP PICTURE: UltraDetail technology ensures enhanced image sharpness with a higher frame rate to deliver a crystal clear picture.
  • TRUE 4K ULTRA HD: Experience premium, high-quality home cinema feel with 8.3 million distinct addressable on-screen pixels, enabled by the Texas Instruments 4K UHD DLP chipset.
  • LONG LAMP LIFE: Enjoy up to 15,000 hours of lamp life enabling an average of 4 hours of viewing time every day 10+ years.
  • ULTRA-BRIGHT: With 3,000 lumens, the UHD60 is bright enough in any room in the house, whether in a well-lit living room or a dimly lit home theater space.
  • HIGH CONTRAST RATIO: Dynamic Black technology provides more depth to the image by smoothing lamp output to create an incredibly high contrast ratio (1,000,000:1); bright scenes appear clear while dark scenes remain detailed.
  • FLEXIBLE INSTALLATION: Whether ceiling mounted or placed on a table, get your picture just right with 1.6x zoom, throw ratio, vertical lens shift and keystone correction; Throw Ratio: 1.39 – 2.22:1.
  • HDR COMPATIBLE: HDR10 technology with DCI-P3 wide color gamut support displays everything in the REC.2020 colors; also providing brighter whites, deeper blacks, and greater color depth.
  • HIGH CONTRAST RATIO: Dynamic Black technology provides more depth to the image by smoothing lamp output to create an incredibly high contrast ratio (1,000,000:1); bright scenes appear clear while dark scenes remain detailed.


  • ⊖ Flimsy top access panel.


  • Native Resolution: UHD (3840 x 2160).
  • Connectivity Options: Wireless compatible.
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 18.5 x 12.5 in.
  • Speakers: 2 4-Watt Stereo Built-In Speakers.
  • Maximum Resolution: 4K (4096 x 2160) @ 60Hz with XPR Technology.
  • Compatibility Aspect Ratio: 16:9 (native), 4:3, Auto, LBX (2160p and 1080p).
  • Ports: 1xHDMI 1.4a, 1xHDMI 2.0 (w/ HDCP 2.2, MHL 2.1 and Full 18Gbps), VGA-In, Audio-In (3.5mm), USB 2.0 Port (Service), USB-A Power, RJ45, RS232C.


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  • LONG LASTING LAMP: Enjoy up to 6,000 hours of screen time for lower maintenance and fewer lamp swaps.
  • SUPER RESOLUTION: Enhances all of the subtle details, colors, and textures to produce full HD images.
  • NO MOTION BLUR: Fast response rate with Motionflow technology to see every detail with minimal blur.
  • VIEW IN 3D: Wider coverage and greater stability with the built-in industry standard RF transmitter.
  • HIGH CONTRAST RATIO: See brighter highlights and deeper blacks in day-lit rooms with 1,800 lumens.
  • ZOOM FLEXIBILITY: Manual 1.6x zoom ratio and wide lens shift range to work in rooms of all sizes.
  • IN THE BOX: Remote control, batteries, AC power cord, lens cap, operating instructions and manual.

VAVA 4K UHD Laser Projector

Runner-Up Best Laser TV
BUY NOW From $2799.99


  • Laser: industrial grade 25, 000 hour lamp life means you can enjoy the projector up to 4 hours a day for the next 17 years. Never replace projector bulbs again.
  • 4K resolution with HDR10: feast your eyes on awe-inspiring visuals with deeper colors, higher contrast, fuller saturation, and sharper imagery. 3000: 1 native contrast far exceeds the standard 2000: 1 native contrast in movie theaters.
  • Integrated Harman Kardon Soundbar: high-fidelity sound with 60W of power, dts-HD, and Dolby Audio.
  • ALPD 3. 0: Patented state of the art technology doubles light efficiency of standard projectors and is used in over 17, 000 laser theaters worldwide.
  • Ultra short throw: Cast a 100” sized image from only 7. 2” away from the wall. Adjust projection between 80”-150” and enjoy a massive cinematic experience at home.


  • ⊕ Native 4K.
  • ⊕ Android 7.1.
  • ⊕ 6000 lumens.
  • ⊕ Long lamp life.
  • ⊕ Integrated soundbar.


  • ⊖ Expensive.
  • ⊖ Very expensive.
  • ⊖ No voice controls.
  • ⊖ Reports of bad lamps.
  • ⊖ reports of bad lamps.