Updated on 2 August 2013 by

The best projectors under $500 are some of the latest projectors that implement Digital Light Processing technology and are a great option for home theatres, PlayStation 3 and Xbox games. The best projectors under $500 also excel in portability and Mac compatibility.

In fact, $500 is great for some of the best budget projectors in the market which strike a neat balance between cost and features.


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Optoma ML550
Dell M115HD
Canon LE-5W
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 707
ViewSonic PJD5134
Optoma ML550 Mobile Projector
Dell M115HD Projector
Canon LE-5W Projector
Epson V11H475220 PowerLite Home Cinema 707 Projector
ViewSonic PJD5134 Projector
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Aug 2013
Jul 2013
Feb 2013
Dec 2012
Contrast Ratio
10000:1
10000:1
3000:1
3000:1
15000:1
Display Technology
DLP
DLP
DLP
3LCD
DLP
Image Brightness
500.0 ANSI lumens
450.0 ANSI lumens
500.0 ANSI lumens
2700.0 ANSI lumens
2800.0 ANSI lumens
Platform
PC and Mac
PC
PC
PC
PC
Type
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
LCD Projectors
DLP Projectors
Form Factor
Portable
Portable
Portable
Stationary
Stationary
Average Rating
 4.4 stars
 4.0 stars
 3.8 stars
 5.0 stars
 4.1 stars

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