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Epson and Acer are typically behind some of the best high definition 3D projectors of the day, giving you the dynamism of 1080p along with the third dimension.

The great thing about having a 3D projector is that although there are very few 3D movies out there today, these projectors still work great for viewing 2D content.

Our selection of the best 3D HD projector is narrowed down to the top rated 3D projectors which have a high definition resolution of either 1080p or 1080i

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Optoma HD25

Optoma HD25 3D-Home Theater Projector


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Optoma HD25
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD
Sony VPL-HW50ES
JVC DLA-X55
JVC DLA-X35
Optoma HD25 3D-Home Theater Projector
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD 3LCD Projector
Sony VPL-HW50ES 3D Projector
JVC DLA-X55R 3D Full HD Front Projector
JVC DLA-X35 Projector
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Sep 2012
Feb 2013
Feb 2013
Type
DLP Projectors, 3D
LCD Projectors, 3D
3D
3D
D-ILA projector, 3D Projector
HDTV Formats
1080p, 1080i, 720p
720p, 1080i, 576i, 576p
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 1080p/24, 1080p/50
1080p
720p, 1080i, 480p, 576i, 480i, 576p
Contrast Ratio
20000:1
5000:1
100000:1
50000:1
50000:1
Display Technology
DLP
3LCD
SXRD
D-ILA
D-ILA
Image Brightness
2000.0 ANSI lumens
3000.0 ANSI lumens
1700.0 ANSI lumens
1200.0 ANSI lumens
1300.0 ANSI lumens

  • The Optoma HD25 is a great little projector. Its bright, sparkling HD image is perfect for home theater, and its bargain price of $949 makes it an exceptional value. While the HD25 has some flaws, those flaws are all related to usability, not image quality. The menu system can be complicated at times, and the lack of multiple User modes limits the HD25's calibration potential. Overall, though, the HD25 is a strong projector for entry-level home theater with potential for portable use as well.


  • Almost inevitably, given its low price, the HD25 isn't perfect. Its minor rainbow effect and running noise issues might be an issue for some people, especially if they have to sit close to their screen and/or the projector. Overall, though, the HD25 remains comfortably talented and well-featured enough to make its £800 price tag look great value.


  • There's plenty to love about the HD25: it's an easygoing and pleasant watch with plenty of features for its affordable $1300. Yes, it could do with a touch more insight, but itâ??s an enjoyable projector nonetheless.


  • The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD is an interesting proposition. While some users will be quick to write it off as a low-resolution alternative to the entry-level 1080p projectors in the marketplace, it distinguishes itself in several ways. It offers the best color available at its price point, it has full 3D capability, and it has more light output than either of its main competitors. This makes it a force to be reckoned with in the living room.


  • The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 750HD offers only 720p native resolution, but it also delivers guaranteed rainbow-free images in 2D and 3D, and it comes with one pair of 3D glasses.


  • The Sony VPL-HW50ES is a videophile's dream. It combines a crisp, detailed 2D image with a nearly flawless 3D image and a light engine that is powerful enough to put both images on some seriously large screens. It provides excellent customizability, so the tinkerers out there will not be disappointed in their ability to fine-tune almost every aspect of the projector's performance without having to crack open a service menu. Digital noise can be an issue, but onboard controls for noise reduction make it manageable.


  • The Sony VPL-HW50ES costs more than most TVs, but for a fantastic big-screen cinema experience in the home it's a very good value.


  • Don't be put off by the little list of niggles we finished the main review with. For in reality all these issues do is explain why the Sony VPL-HW50ES is only £3,000 rather than £5,000 or more. Overall the HW50 is an absolutely outstanding effort that rocks with 2D and sets new standards for its price level with 3D. In other words, it's another red letter day in Sony's bid to get back on top of the AV game.

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    When watching this projector, most of us will be perfectly happy with the color, and the shadow detail, and definitely with the blacks!


  • The fact that the X55 is built for home theater becomes clear as soon as you turn it on. For a few moments, there's nothing, just blackness, before a brilliant white JVC logo springs to life in the middle of the screen. That's when you realize that the projector is already warmed up, and black level is really just that good.


  • If you've read this whole review rather than just skipping straight to the verdict, you'll already know that we're just a bit in love with the JVC X55. On the other hand, if you have just skipped straight to the verdict, then let's swiftly sum things up like this: The X55 is - with its price taken into account - arguably the most all-round desirable projector JVC has ever produced. Which by default makes it one of the most desirable projectors we've ever seen, period.

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    Overall color, post calibration, looks downright fine, even if not the most accurate. When it comes to accuracy, some less expensive competitors that have more extensive controls, will provide a final, more accurate image with slightly better skin tones. That doesn't mean that viewing this JVC isn't fully enjoyable. I have the advantage of side-by-side viewing. As you have seen elsewhere in the comparison images with the Epson Home Cinema 5020UB and the JVC X95R, there are subtle differences.


  • The relatively affordable JVC DLA-X35 produces videophile-grade images with very few compromises.


  • While the Sony HW50's punchier, crisper images possibly make it a slightly better choice for people after a projector capable of functioning well in a relatively casual environment containing a bit of ambient light, when it comes to properly darkened cinema rooms black level remains king. And when it comes to black level, the X35 is still the one to beat.