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Projectors in sub $1000 price range grant you some of the best picture quality, with contrast ratios going from 2000:1 to as high as 5000:1. The best projectors under $1000 are typically the LCD ones which are great for presentations and also provide excellent gaming and home theatre experience.

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Optoma HD25

Optoma HD25-LV 3D-Home Theater Projector


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Optoma HD25
NEC NP-M311
Epson PowerLite 1771W
Epson PowerLite 425W
Canon LV-8320
Optoma HD25-LV 3D-Home Theater Projector
NEC NP-M311W Projector
Epson PowerLite 1771W Projector
Epson PowerLite 425W Projector
Canon LV-8320 Projector
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Nov 2012
May 2012
Mar 2012
Dec 2011
Contrast Ratio
20000:1
2000:1
3000:1
2000:1
Display Technology
DLP
3LCD
3LCD
3LCD
Image Brightness
3200.0 ANSI lumens
3100.0 ANSI lumens
3000.0 ANSI lumens
2500.0 ANSI lumens
3000.0 ANSI lumens
Platform
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
Type
DLP Projectors, 3D
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors
LCD Projectors

  • 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.

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    The NEC M311X has a lot going for it and its price point should be very attractive to the buyer looking for a low maintenance, high output projector in a compact package. For price and performance, it compares well with other LCD projectors in its class, while offering more features than many of them. However, the Viewsonic PJD6544w (big brother to the recently reviewed Viewsonic PJD5533w) offers WXGA resolution and similar brightness and features at lower price.


  • The NEC NP-M311W delivers a bright image, WXGA (1,280 by 800) resolution, near-excellent data image quality, and better video quality than most data projectors.

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    This is a great little projector. We ran a DVD from a laptop using the HDMI connection for best digital transfer and the results were spectacular. It is ideal for PowerPoint presentations. We also used it to project digital photographs and the quality of the projected images was excellent. The entire unit with connecting cords fits in the supplied carry bag and is ready to go anywhere. We loved everything about it except for the wireless non-connectivity.

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    This is a great little projector. We ran a DVD from a laptop using the HDMI connection for best digital transfer and the results were spectacular. It is ideal for PowerPoint presentations. We also used it to project digital photographs and the quality of the projected images was excellent. The entire unit with connecting cords fits in the supplied carry bag and is ready to go anywhere. We loved everything about it except for the wireless non-connectivity.


  • An excellent all-rounder at a reasonable price, although it isnâ??t the cheapest to run.


  • The Canon LV-8320 is an LCD business projector with decent data and above-par video image quality.


Top 5 projector under $1000:

  1. Optoma HD25-LV 3D-Home Theater Projector
  2. NEC NP-M311W Projector
  3. Epson PowerLite 1771W Projector
  4. Epson PowerLite 425W Projector
  5. Canon LV-8320 Projector