Updated on 2 August 2013 by

This list of the best projectors for movies is limited to the top rated projectors which have a resolution of 1080i or 1080p. 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 1080p movies are still a rarity and most movies are either 720p or 1080i so a 1080i projector is currently just as good as a 1080p set.


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Optoma ML550
BenQ W750
Optoma HD25
BenQ W1500
Dell M900HD
Optoma ML550 Mobile Projector
BenQ W750 HD Ready 3D DLP
Optoma HD25 3D-Home Theater Projector
BenQ W1500 Projector
Dell M900HD Projector
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Oct 2013
Mar 2013
May 2013
Aug 2013
HDTV Formats
720p, 1080i/p
480i, 480p, 576i, 567p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
1080p, 1080i, 720p
480p, 720p, 1080i, 576i, 576p, 480i, 1080p
480p, 720p, 576i, 576p, 480i, 1080p
Contrast Ratio
10000:1
13000:1
20000:1
10000:1
10000:1
Display Technology
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
Image Brightness
500.0 ANSI lumens
2500.0 ANSI lumens
2000.0 ANSI lumens
2200.0 ANSI lumens
900.0 ANSI lumens
Platform
PC and Mac
PC
PC
PC
Type
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors, 3D
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
Form Factor
Portable
Portable
Portable
Portable
Average Rating
 4.4 stars
 4.1 stars
 4.3 stars
 4.1 stars
 3.8 stars

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