Projectors

Sony Bravia VPL-HW15
REVIEW

Sony Bravia VPL-HW15

With its fast response time and ability to deliver exceptionally fine detail, Sony's latest SXRD projector, the Bravia VPL-HW15, provides a truly spectacular way to watch the World Cup -- or anything else for that matter

4 stars Editors' rating on 20 May 2010

Typical price: £2,100.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Vivitek H1085
REVIEW

Vivitek H1085

If you only cough up £990 for a projector, you'll clearly have to accept a compromise or two. But the Vivitek H1085 will force fewer compromises on you than you might expect, making it a surprisingly enjoyable option for casual users on a budget

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 20 May 2010
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Epson EH-TW2900
REVIEW

Epson EH-TW2900

While Epson's main focus this year seems to be on the higher end, higher-price section of the projection market, its mid-range TW2900 actually turns out to be a really quite exceptional bargain, delivering far more features and football-friendly quality than you've any right to expect for a mere £1,200

4 stars Editors' rating on 20 May 2010

Typical price: £1,200.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Panasonic PT-AE4000
REVIEW

Panasonic PT-AE4000

The AE4000 doesn't improve quite as much as we'd like over last year's equivalent Panasonic model, but it's easily the most flexible projector in its class. We still couldn't get totally perfect pictures out of it despite that, but it's nonetheless a very accomplished machine that will leave tinkerers in seventh heaven

4 stars Editors' rating on 19 May 2010

Typical price: £2,000.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

JVC DLA-HD350
REVIEW

JVC DLA-HD350

JVC's DLA-HD350 improves even further on the remarkable black-level achievements of the ground-breaking DLA-HD1. If you couple that with the HD350's extreme sharpness and better brightness, you end up with a projector that -- although not perfect, and short of a feature or two -- is a bargain of gargantuan proportions

4.5 stars Editors' rating on 28 January 2009

Typical price: £3,400.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Sony VPL-VW40
REVIEW

Sony VPL-VW40

We had our doubts about whether Sony could really translate its undoubtedly impressive SXRD technology down to the sub-£2,500 level. Thankfully, all of the things that make SXRD special really are present on the entry-level VPL-VW40, even if there are one or two little imperfections in other areas

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 18 July 2008

Typical price: £2,300.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Samsung SP-A800B
REVIEW

Samsung SP-A800B

It's clear that Samsung has nurtured the A800B into being with plenty of love and devotion, even going so far as to call in a renowned picture quality expert to help them 'tune' its colour performance for movies. But although the A800B certainly sparkles in some ways, it feels just off today's fast-moving projection pace

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 17 July 2008

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Panasonic PT-AX200E
REVIEW

Panasonic PT-AX200E

The AX200E isn't quite good enough at showing films to answer all the prayers of cash-strapped home cinema fans, but it certainly succeeds as a 'fun' option for the more casual big-screen user, especially if they're into console games

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 13 March 2008
Acer P1265
REVIEW

Acer P1265

Acer's P1265 is great value for money and delivers impressive image quality, with higher brightness than you'd expect given its specification

4 stars Editors' rating on 23 January 2008
Sim2 HT3000E
REVIEW

Sim2 HT3000E

There's no doubt that with a price tag of £10k, for most of us the Sim2 HT3000E will be nothing more than a tantalising glimpse into the lifestyle of the rich and famous. But of course, just because most of us could never afford one doesn't mean that it's not blindingly good

4.5 stars Editors' rating on 7 November 2007

Typical price: £10,000.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Planar PD7060
REVIEW

Planar PD7060

You probably haven't heard of Planar before. But on the evidence of the PD7060, you'll surely be hearing more about it in the future, for it's a really startling combination of high quality pictures and aggressive pricing that could well have more established rivals scurrying for cover

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 2 November 2007

Typical price: £1,750.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

projectiondesign Action! M20
REVIEW

projectiondesign Action! M20

The projectiondesign Action! M20 is admittedly pretty costly by the standards of 720p DLP projectors these days. But it just about justifies that cost with a terrific design and a picture performance that's lifted a notch above most rivals by the addition of new BrilliantColor technology

4 stars Editors' rating on 23 October 2007

Typical price: £3,500.00

Panasonic PT-AX100E
REVIEW

Panasonic PT-AX100E

Panasonic's PT-AX100E is the best projector we've seen at this price. It's fully featured, easy to use and capable of excellent performance in practically any lighting conditions

4 stars Editors' rating on 6 June 2007
JVC True Black DLA-HD1
REVIEW

JVC True Black DLA-HD1

JVC's DLA-HD1 is a ground-breaking projector in that it beams out images with extremely natural colours and black levels to a degree that we've not seen before in this price range. Our praise, however, is tempered by the fact it's not quite as sharp or as bright as some of its cheaper rivals

4 stars Editors' rating on 16 March 2007

Typical price: £4,500.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Toshiba TDP-ET20
REVIEW

Toshiba TDP-ET20

Toshiba's ET20 is a one-stop solution for watching big screen films in a small space. You need less than a metre to plug-and-play with integrated DVD player and speakers, but images are average and the sound is almost irrelevant

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 13 December 2006
4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
BenQ W100
REVIEW

BenQ W100

We're not sure how much of a margin BenQ can be making on the W100, but frankly, we don't care. All that matters to us is that, although it's far from perfect, the W100 delivers better movie performance than any other projector in its price class

3 stars Editors' rating on 21 September 2006
Toshiba MT400
REVIEW

Toshiba MT400

Toshiba's MT400 has been specifically designed for home use. It's stylish, compact and well connected, with extraordinary performance from standard-definition sources at a price that won't break the bank

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 30 May 2006
Sim2 C3X
REVIEW

Sim2 C3X

Sim2's C3X is one of the classiest projectors on the block. It offers everything the high-end user could possibly want and has the added bonus of being something of a looker. If you want to top off a home cinema with the ultimate in picture quality then this projector is happy to deliver it

4 stars Editors' rating on 27 February 2006

Typical price: £13,000.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

InFocus ScreenPlay 7210
REVIEW

InFocus ScreenPlay 7210

The ScreenPlay 7210 is a classy DLP projector, with a rich, cinematic picture quality, high-definition compatibility and enough connectivity to cater for your AV collection while leaving space for HD DVD and Blu-ray. If you've spent time and money on your home-cinema setup, then the 7210 deserves to be at the heart of it

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 1 February 2006

Typical price: £3,500.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

InFocus ScreenPlay 777
REVIEW

InFocus ScreenPlay 777

It's actually impossible to criticise the InFocus ScreenPlay 777. The price is obviously prohibitive, but it gives an indication not only of the pinnacle of today's home cinema, but what will very feasibly be available for under £5,000 in a few years' time. The overriding message is clear though: this is a cinematic projector so good it leaves you speechless

4 stars Editors' rating on 17 October 2005

Typical price: £9,999.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

InFocus ScreenPlay 7205
REVIEW

InFocus ScreenPlay 7205

The ScreenPlay 7205 is a mid-range projector that fulfills its mandate perfectly -- picture quality exceeds mid-range expectations and it's high-definition compatible. Designwise, it's very dull, but it offers excellent connectivity and features and isn't extortionately pricey

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 22 September 2005

Typical price: £2,500.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

NEC HT510
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NEC HT510

A projector that's not far off the £1,000 mark often carries a couple of critical weaknesses, be it a poor 4:3 resolution chipset or a lack of AV inputs. The NEC HT510 has been designed specifically for the home market, so it's fully 16:9 and has component and Scart connectivity. Its lack of a high definition chipset might be a problem for long-term investors, but the resolution is perfect for UK users

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 18 July 2005

Typical price: £1,300.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Toshiba TDP-S25
REVIEW

Toshiba TDP-S25

Toshiba's TDP-S25 is much more suited to business use than home cinemas, due to the shortage of quality AV connections and a poor 4:3 resolution chipset. However, as it's a DLP projector, it does well for video playback. If you can plug a PC into it for watching movies as well as presentations, this is a remarkably cheap way of fulfilling quite a few different needs

3 stars Editors' rating on 14 July 2005
Dell 2300MP
REVIEW

Dell 2300MP

While it may be very cheap, the fact this isn't a native widescreen display will turn most cinema fans cold, and the image lacks the brightness needed to cope with most living conditions. If you've got your heart set on a projector, be prepared to spend more

2.5 stars Editors' rating on 27 May 2005

Typical price: £1,000.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

InFocus ScreenPlay 5700
REVIEW

InFocus ScreenPlay 5700

The projection world has had an overhaul thanks to Texas Instruments' DLP chipset, and no one deserves more credit than InFocus for helping implement this. The projector doesn't have a high-definition compatible resolution, which should deter long-term investors, but the picture quality is peerless at this price

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 15 May 2005

Typical price: £2,000.00

See manufacturer website for availability.

Sony Portable Short Throw Projector
EDITORS' TAKE

Sony Portable Short Throw Projector

Watch TV in the bath or turn your photos into a virtual pinboard with the clever connected projector that sticks to the wall, bath, or fridge door.

Pricing not available