5 Best Projectors of 2016

Never owned a projector before?

You're missing out...

Having always been into technology, a projector was just another gadget I had to get.

Having owned 2 over the last few years,they've slowly but surely taken over and are now used more than my TV.

How much do they cost?

Prices range from £30 for a cheap no-brand projector, all the way up to £5000 and more.

We're here to help you find what's suitable for you and where is best to purchase it. Do yourself a favour and don't go for the cheap option. You'll only end up disappointed.

Why?

I've previously owned one of those £50 eBay projectors. As you can expect the quality was terrible.

Not only that..

After around 5 hours of use on the first day, it broke completely.

So, the basics:

As with all technology, there are many different specifications. As usual we have 4K, 1080p, 720p and lower.

I recommend an absolute minimum of 720p to avoid disappointment.

What else?

Our next most important spec will be lumens. The higher this number, the better.

It represents the amount of light the projector can produce. In bright rooms, this will become very important.

Onto mounting...

You'll also need to think about where your projector will be mounted. If it will be professionally mounted to the ceiling you should be okay without side-projection (horizontal keystone).

However, if you need to place it at an angle to your screen, horizontal keystone will be essential.

In our projector reviews, we take into consideration:

  • Video quality
  • Brightness (Lumens)
  • Features

We rated the Sony VPL-VW320/W 4K Projector at the top of our list, you'll struggle to beat this projector without spending tens of thousands. 

As usual, being the number 1 spot, it's more than likely out of budget for most.

I personally own a BenQ W1070+ and it's more than adequate for home use.

  1. Sony VPL-VW320/W
  2. Epson EH-TW6600W
  3. Epson EH-TW6100
  4. BenQ W1070+
  5. Optoma HD141X

Now you've read our 5 Best Projectors of 2016 article, why not check our Best 6 TV's of 2016?