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Our selection of the best cheap high definition projectors is narrowed down to the top rated HD projectors which have 1080i/1080p resolution.

While 1080i stands for interlaced scanning, 1080p is progressive scanning. We recommend 1080p models since progressive scanning displays all the pixel rows simultaneously, giving a much sharper and better picture; as opposed to interlaced which only displays alternated pixel rows at a time. However, the amount of video content available in 1080p is still quite sparse and most television channels use 720p or 1080i

We also make a balance between an economical budget and good rating; so the list below are products which have a Reviewgist score of 60 and above and are displayed in the ascending order of their price.

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Optoma ML550
BenQ Joybee GP2
BenQ MS517
Optoma S303
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Optoma ML550 Mobile Projector
BenQ GP2 Projector
BenQ MS517 Smarteco Projector
Optoma S303
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Release Date
Oct 2012
Jun 2013
Mar 2012
Nov 2012
Apr 2013
HDTV Formats
720p, 1080i, 576p
720p, 1080i/p
576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
480p, 720p, 1080i
Display Technology
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
Image Brightness
60.0 ANSI lumens
500.0 ANSI lumens
200.0 ANSI lumens
2800.0 ANSI lumens
3000.0 ANSI lumens
Platform
PC
PC and Mac
PC, Mac
PC
Type
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
Form Factor
Portable
Portable
Stationary

Picture quality was not as sharp and detailed

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Very light and small

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Broad range of source connections

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Sharp image even when projecting higher than native resolutions

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Inexpensive, 3D compatible, portable, reasonably loud audio and good port selection.