By .

Contrast ratio of a projector is the difference between the darkest blacks and the purest whites your projector is capable of displaying and the higher this ratio the more detail you get in the picture.

The 400:1 ratio you're looking for is an ANSI value and is great for presentations in offices and schools. You should know however that this might not be good enough if you intend to watch movies at home and desire that cinematic effect.

Our selection of the best projectors is narrowed down to the top rated projectors which have a contrast ratio of 400:1.

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

Epson PowerLite 76c LCD
Hitachi CP-DW10N
3M X66
Hitachi ED-A100
InFocus IN3904
Epson PowerLite 76c LCD Projector
Hitachi CP-DW10N LCD Projector
3M x66 Projector
Hitachi ED-A100 XGX 2000 LUM
InFocus IN3904LB WXGA 3000 LUM
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
[?]
ReviewGist
Score
Release Date
Oct 2005
Dec 2009
May 2010
Nov 2009
Oct 2009
Contrast Ratio
400:1
400:1
400:1
400:1
400:1
Display Technology
TFT Active Matrix
LCD
3LCD
TFT Active Matrix
DLP
Image Brightness
2000.0 ANSI lumens
2000.0 ANSI lumens
3000.0 ANSI lumens
2000.0 ANSI lumens
3000.0 ANSI lumens
Type
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
DLP Projectors
Form Factor
Portable
Desktop
Portable
Desktop
Desktop
Average Rating
 4.3 stars
 3.8 stars
 n stars
 n stars
 n stars
Picture
88% Positive
12% Negative
80% Positive
20% Negative
100% Positive
Handling
100% Positive
Connectivity
100% Positive
Setup
100% Positive
100% Positive