Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Contrast ratio of a projector is essentially the difference between the darkest blacks and the brightest whites your projector can display. So, if this ratio is higher you get a whole lot more detail in the picture.

However, the thing about contrast ratios is that even the difference between 400:1 and 4000:1 is hardly noticeable in bright rooms. Ambient light generally washes away the effect of contrast, so high contrast ratios are generally recommended for home cinema where the setup is in a dark room and detailed viewing is desired

Contrast ratios of projectors are measured using two standards: Full on/Full off and ANSI and the one can't be compared with the other.

ANSI contrast ratio is the more recommended of the two since it represents a more operative value. It is calculated using a checkerboard of 8 black and 8 white rectangles. The contrast is the average light output of all the white checks against the black ones. ANSI contrast ratio makes way for some ambient light that would be present in a realistic setting. of the two averages obtained. The Full on/ Full off measurement is a more idealistic ratio which is not very applicable to our rooms. It yields very high values like 400000:1 and could be misleading.

The 4000:1 ratio you're looking for is an ANSI value and is great for presentations in offices and schools too.

Our selection of the best projectors is narrowed down to the top rated projectors which have a contrast ratio of 4000:1.


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ViewSonic Pro9000
Acer S1210
Sony VPL-BW120S
ViewSonic Pro8300
Optoma D 339
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Acer S1210 3D Projector
Sony VPL-BW120S Projector
ViewSonic Pro8300 Projector
Optoma DS339 3D Projector
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Release Date
Aug 2012
Sep 2012
Aug 2012
Jun 2012
May 2012
Contrast Ratio
4000:1
4000:1
4000:1
4000:1
4000:1
Display Technology
LED/Laser Hybrid
DLP
3LCD
DLP
DLP
Image Brightness
1600.0 ANSI lumens
2500.0 ANSI lumens
2600.0 ANSI lumens
3000.0 ANSI lumens
2600.0 ANSI lumens
Platform
PC, Mac
PC
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
Type
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
LCD Projectors
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
Form Factor
Desktop
Stationary
Average Rating
 3.9 stars
 3.6 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.5 stars
 4.6 stars

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