The first wireless Full High Definition projector we examined is manufactured by Epson. This HDR (high dynamic range) -compatible digital projector is marketed as a color-rich option with exceptionally awesome black levels and a million to one dynamic contrast ratio.
As well, it can provide a three-dimensional picture in addition to a high definition streaming, wireless signal. Buyers say that it accepts a 4K signal and that the 3-D capability functions at 1080p resolution.
- Reviewers advise that the high definition image quality varies based on its source.
- Another satisfied buyer told us he was impressed by the on and off shuttering, the amazing image clarity, the build of the center-mounted lens, its ability to radiantly display high-quality video even in daylight conditions, its exceptional video gaming capability, and the rich contrast that produces dark blacks.
The second Full HD portable projector we examined is manufactured by Optima- this high-resolution home theater projector provides a 23,000 to 1 contrast ratio, though it doesn't have a lens shift.
Interestingly, it comes equipped with an integrated 10 W speaker which means that you don't need external speakers in your home theater. Plus you can take it on the road and it functions as a (relatively) plug and play portable HD projector for mobile entertainment purposes.
As well, it is a 3-D projector- it's marketed as capable of accepting content from any three-dimensional source, which includes game consoles, Blu-ray players, and different three-dimensional broadcasting content from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu.
- One buyer who is in the market for the best and cheapest high-def home theater projector told us that ultimately he was impressed by its quality- saying that the colors are vibrant, the blacks are rich, and the setup was not too difficult.
- Another homeowner did a ceiling mount installation and has remained impressed over the course of a year saying it has functioned well for playing video games and watching daytime television- also applauding the backlit remote.
- Another cord cutter told us he uses his 4K home a projector to stream from his computer via Chromecast and Roku and praises the robust lumens that enable quality daytime viewing, even when the window shades are drawn up on a sunny summer day.
- Another video gamer employs it with a range of different video gaming consoles including a PlayStation, Nintendo Wii, and Xbox, using the HDMI ports.
The third (true) 4K resolution projector we examined is provided by Sony. They recommended it for a 150-inch screen and marketed as comparable to professional-quality movie theater projector reels with its 4096 x 2160 pixel resolution.
In addition, it features a 2-D to 3-D up-conversion algorithm, which turns two-dimensional video content into three-dimensional content.
Reviewers were impressed, saying that it is a top 4K projector that produces phenomenal picture quality whether you are watching Blu-rays, streamed content from your desktop computer, or playing movies from Showtime and HBO.
The 4th projector we examined was the ViewSonic option. This is a Windows and Mac-compatible projector that employees vertical digital keystoning, dynamic contrast ratios and adaptive flexible connectivity for home or business use. The integrated speaker provides robust audio- this helps make it into a portable high-resolution projector for on-the-go entertainment purposes.
- Many reviewers were flummoxed at all of the different options available, but one buyer we spoke with told us that this was a solid pick for them- endorsing the speakers as sufficiently loud, though when they take it outside for screening outdoor movies they need to hook it up to a speaker system.
- Another reviewer connected to his AppleTV and is able to remotely control it using his iPad and iPhone in addition to his Macintosh laptop.
- Another high-tech homeowner endorsed it as a value buy, praising its ability to scale out without suffering from distortion, its ability to work even in light conditions, and the robust adjustability of its lenses.
- On the downside, buyers have complained that the fan can be loud, that it heats up quickly, and that there are some coordination issues between the white and black balance.
The last Full HD projector we examined was the BenQ high definition video gaming projector. It features 1080p resolution and is marketed as a highly responsive option engineered to facilitate video game play from PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo consoles as well as PC desktops.
One Halo and Overwatch e-gamer praises it for its lack of input lag- this means that the controller remains synchronized with the video game experience.