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
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
Its price point will put it beyond the reach of many, but the D80 projector can be summed up in one simple word. Wow.
The Sony VPLHW15 may cost you more than a budget 1080p, but the images it presents make it well worth the money.
The IN74 looks impressive from the outside and it delivers quality images from the inside.
With aggressive pricing, excellent performance and WirelessHD, the Epson EH-TW9000W home theatre projector is a high-quality bargain.
Panasonic's first 3D projector, the Osaka-built PT-AE7000E, doesn't disappoint except for the distracting judder on panning shots.
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
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
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
Sim2's first foray into the entry level projector space isn't exactly cheap, or for that matter pretty. But the Domino D10 looks great where it really counts.
Acer's P1265 is great value for money and delivers impressive image quality, with higher brightness than you'd expect given its specification
Mitsubishi pushes the entry level price point of 1080p projectors even lower with the HC4900. It's a very solid contender that's made all the more appealing by its asking price.
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
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
The Mitsubishi HC1100 DLP projector delivers surprisingly sharp HD projected images at a very compelling price point.
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
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