What are the best Home theater projectors under $1,000?

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    #1Epson Home Cinema 2040

    Epson Home Cinema 2040
    Great colors, a high resolution, and stunning brightness (in both 2D and 3D) make this the best under 1000$ projector from Epson. It's a great entry-level projector.
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    Phillip Walsh
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "I like the Epson company. They have been in business for a long time now and definitely provide the bang for every buck that you spend. I would recommend it for personal use although there are a lot of options if you want to use commercially in the future. "
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    #2BenQ HT2050

    BenQ HT2050

    The BenQ HT2050 is a 3D Home Theater Projector with All-Glass Cinema Grade Lens and RGBRGB Color Wheel. It's one of the easiest projectors under $1000 to set up, and most important thing, it delivers a great home-cinema experience.

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    James Torres
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "Great way to learn how to build your own Home theater projectors under $1,000"
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    #3AAXA P300

    AAXA P300

    The P300 is a battery-powered HD mini projector. It features a new compact optical engine capable of delivering 500 peak lumens. It easily fits into backpacks and doesn't take long to set up.

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    Michael Morris
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "Nothing can beat the sound experience of a home theater system. once you get one. you will never understand how you lived prior. That being said, they are not cheap. But this one is probably one of the best bang for your buck options out there for under $1000"
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    #4Canon Projector Rayo R4

    Canon Projector Rayo R4

    The Canon Projector Rayo R4 is tiny, powerful, easy to use and has an in-built battery that will give you about 2.5 hours of use. It is so small it would actually fit in your pocket.

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    $399

    Shirley Douglas
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The Canon Projector Rayo R4 is a great little projector. The price is right at $329 US and other features include Long Lasting Battery Life; Slim Design with Portability; Plug and Play. I use it at work for PowerPoint presentations and it works really well. It fits into a tote bag or small case which makes it easy to take to different venues. What a great projector!"
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    #5LG PH550

    LG PH550

    LG PH 550 is a portable projector with TV functions from LG. It offers decent image quality for a portable projector and also has a built-in TV tuner. It also has a native resolution of 1280 x 720. It connects to HDMI and USB.

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    $449.99

    Lauren Hunt
    Written on January 22, 2018
    "Nothing can beat the sound experience of a home theater system. once you get one. you will never understand how you lived prior. That being said, they are not cheap. But this one is probably one of the best bang for your buck options out there for under $1000"
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    #6Celluon PicoPro

    Celluon PicoPro

    Celluon Picopro is an ultraportable laser HD projector. It fits in your pocket and only weighs 7 ounces even with the batteries. It offers bold, bright colors and an always-in-focus, HD picture.

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    Ishan Das
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "I can't believe how small the Celluon is! I used to carry a projector in a briefcase! Now, when we do training at my fire station, it's as simple as pulling out the PicoPro and dumping it on a desk. Brilliant!"
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    #7Epson Home Cinema 660

    Epson Home Cinema 660

    The Epson Home Cinema 660 is an LCD Home theater projector with 3, 300 lumens of white and color brightness. The projector can be connected to your cable/satellite box, Blu-ray Disc player, gaming console or streaming device through HDMI.

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    Paul Hayes
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a very solid home projector that is priced well under $1,000 (even under $500!). The Epson Home Cinema 660 can project to screen up 300 ft - making your home a real movie theatre. Exceptional quality with very clear and crisp pictures makes this choice a no brainer."
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    #8EUG Bluetooth Projector

    EUG Bluetooth Projector

    EUG Bluetooth Projector is an Android projector capable of connectivity via HDMI, Bluetooth, VGA, and WiFi. It has WXGA 1280x800 resolution for videos and games, as well as a built-in stereo audio output.

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    Christine Alvarado
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is a really great home theater projector for the price. It has amazing picture and color. The only problem I found was that the sound wasn't very good. I just added a soundbar to it and it worked fine. The picture showed up pretty well during the day but it looks great at night. "
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    #9Sony VPLHW45ES

    Sony VPLHW45ES

    Sony VPLHW45ES is a home theater and gaming projector designed to play HD images. This projector has a compact design with 1,800 lumen brightness ideal for home or office entertainment. It comes with a USB port for easier connection.

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    Martina Aranda
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Sony VPLHW45ES is a really great quality video projector. It actually plays HD images, which you would think would be unheard of. The picture is much sharper than previous models. The projector boasts up to 6,000 hours use as well. "
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    #10Optoma ML750ST

    Optoma ML750ST

    Optoma ML750ST Projector is a portable, handheld projector which has connectivity via HDMI/MHL, as well as wireless connectivity via device mirroring. The diagonal projection is up to 50 inches from only 32 inches distance.

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    Donna Turner
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "More affordable projector option that still works great and is great for families and easy to set up"
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    #11ABOX T22

    ABOX T22
    ABOX T22 is a home theater and gaming projector with advanced LED Light technology. It supports projection size of large screen monitors and offers eye protection as well. This projector comes with an HDMI cable and a 3-in-1 AV cable.
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    Rachel Hanson
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I bought this for my father-in-law. He is so hard to shop for. If he wants something he buys it. He even can find his own tech toys even though he is not really tech savvy. I am tech savvy and was able to find something he would love that he did not know he wanted. This is the best gift-giving success story I have had with him."
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    #12Epson EX9200 Pro

    Epson EX9200 Pro

    Epson EX9200 Pro is a wireless home theater projector with 3,200-lumen bulb for brightness and quality color projection. This projector is designed with widescreen resolution compatible with MHL-enabled devices.

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    Matthew Patterson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The Epson EX9200 Pro is one of the best home theater projectors under $1,000. First of all, the picture is HD quality and very bright. Second, the projector weighs less than 6 pounds, which is quite light for this sort of thing in my experience. Third, the price comes in at just under $734, which is well under the $1,000 budget I had allocated. Finally, it's held up with no technical issues after one year of regular use. This projector gets my highest recommendation."
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    #13Acer H6502BD

    Acer H6502BD

    Acer H6502BD is a home theater projector with 3400 ANSI Lumens, 1920 x 1080 image resolution which includes an HDMI and MHL connectivity. It can also be paired with the WirelessHD-Kit which is sold separately. 

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    Jeremy Howell
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a good looking projector based on the specs and the manufacturer. However, this item is shown as out of stock on this link, and no price is given. Without a price, I am not sure if this falls within my price range, and I can't buy it anyway, at least from the provided link."
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    #14Acer H5382BD

    Acer H5382BD

    Acer H5382BD is a home theater projector with 3300 ANSI Lumens brightness, 1280 x 720 image resolution which includes an HDMI and MHL connectivity. It can also be paired with the WirelessHD-Kit which is sold separately. 

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    Anthony Riley
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "VERY EASY"
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    #15Crenova XPE460

    Crenova XPE460
    This mini portable projector will allow you to connect all your devices to it using a Wi-Fi display dongle, so you can get a bigger display of your favorite photos, movies and video games. 
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    Justin Jensen
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I love using theater projectors, and I love finding ones under a thousand bucks. This device is about the best one I've ever used, although it can be somewhat confusing at first figuring out all the options it offers. Once I cleared that hurdle, however, I quickly realized I'll never want to use a different projector than this one."
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    #16AAXA M5

    AAXA M5

    AAXA M5 Portable Projector is a handheld projector with a standard 1280 x 800 for WXGA resolution. Connect via HDMI, VGA, 3.5mm auxiliary out, composite A/V with microSD and USB readers. Includes built-in speaker.

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    Doris Perkins
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "The AAXA M5 Portable Projector is one of the best home theater projectors under $1,000 that I have found. It is super easy to use and the quality can't be beat. It even has built in speakers. "
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    #17Canon LV-S3

    Canon LV-S3

    Canon LV-S3 is a lightweight multimedia projector with 800 x 600 SVGA native resolution and 1,250 ANSI lumens of brightness. This includes a wireless remote control and supports a PC, NTSC, PAL, and SECAM signals. 

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    Deborah Brewer
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "High quality design and build. The features allow for good picture. Pretty good option at the price. However there are some newer versions with better feature out. "
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    #18BenQ HT2150ST

    BenQ HT2150ST

    BenQ HT2150ST is a home theater projector with full 1080p HD image resolution. Its short throw projection is ideal for watching sports or playing games on big screens. It is the 2016 Editor's Choice Award for Projector Central winner.

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    Marilyn Parker
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The projector can't be set up too far from the screen to maintain quality. It is still good to use after two years."
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    #19Epson EX3260 SVGA

    Epson EX3260 SVGA

    The Epson EX3260 SVGA is an HDMI LCD projector with a color and light brightness of 3, 300 lumens giving images more accurate and vivid colors even in lit rooms. The device works well with the latest laptops and media players. 

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    #20LG PW1500 Projector

    LG PW1500 Projector

    LG Electronics PW1500 Projector is a LED projector which includes Bluetooth projection and sound as well as screen share. Resolution is WXGA (1280 x 800). Bluetooth is only to connect for headset or speakers, not to a mobile.

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    Esperanza Varela
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Intuitive and easy to connect too, many features to chose form for your requirements, small and light weight as well. Easily transportable"
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    #21DBPOWER T20

    DBPOWER T20

    Featuring 1800 lumens, this projector will bring you extra brightness for an improved viewing experience. You will be able to manually adjust the focus, in case you move it around your house. 

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    Steven Luo
    Written on January 28, 2018
    "This comes in well under the 1000 budget, which is great if you are looking for an affordable solution. This device offers you the ability to connect to a number of media devices. I think this offers users the mobility they need in terms of its size. I can definitely see this device being outshined by more expensive models, but for the price you can't really beat it. "
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    #22LG PF1000UW

    LG PF1000UW

    The LG PF1000UW is an ultra-short throw home theater and gaming projector. A distance of 15 inches is enough for it to project 100 inches of imagery. It features Bluetooth sound out, USB connectivity, and 30,000 hours of lamp life. 

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    Tejas Patil
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "The LG Electronics PF1000UW is a fantastic projector. I've got one in my main entertainment room. Unfortunately, I've never seen this on sale for less than $1000."
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    #23TENKER T20+

    TENKER T20+

    This Tenker T20+ is a projector that has a 4" LCD and supports up to 1920x1080 in resolution. It has a 30,000-hour lifespan and can produce up to 176 inches in image size from 17ft. It is compatible with many devices. 

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    Phillip Dunn
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "terrible projector if your going to spend 100 dollars on a projector you can find way higher quality than this in a used hidef dlp projector i wouldn't waste your time as most of the specs are way over stated"
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    #24BenQ MH733

    BenQ MH733

    BenQ MH733 is a portable projector equipped with a 4,00-Lumen light output for a full high-definition video display. This projector supports USB readers and optional wireless dongles. It is also compatible with the QCast app.

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    Bruce Nichols
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Amazing projector, especially for the price. Perfect HD quality, brightness is awesome. I do all my gaming and movie watching on the project now and coupled with a nice big projector screen, it's an unbelievable experience. Truly like a home theater."
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    #25CamKing U90

    CamKing U90

    CamKing U90 1500 Lumens 1080P Video Projector for Home Cinema is a mini projector which supports an array of connections with PCs, laptops, Xbox360, SD cards, USB drives, smartphones & tablets, TV Box, and PS4. 

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    $118.44

    Billy Coleman
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "For those looking for a home theater projector on a budget, the CamKing U90 is one of the best options on the market. With powerful projection capability and support for a wide array of devices, the CamKing U90 allows users to watch movies, play games, and view slideshows in a whole new way. Users have reported high-quality images and ease of setup as the best reasons to use this product."
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    #26BenQ W1500

    BenQ W1500

    BenQ W1500 is a wireless home theater projector with Smart-Eco Technology for efficient energy saving. This projector has built-in speakers ideal for home entertainment. It comes equipped with color and contrast enhancing technology.

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    Bruce Santos
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Great projector great picture easy connectivity "
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    #27DeepLee DP90

    DeepLee DP90
    DeepLee DP90 is a home theater projector with 30,000 hours of LED bulb life. This projector easily connects to smartphones or tablets via MHL cable. It comes with a 3-in-1 AV cable and a remote control.
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    Charvi Patil
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Home theater projectors don't come cheap and it can be easy to drop way too much money for a good product. I was excited to find the DeepLee DP90 for less than $100! This projector works very well. It was easy to connect and portrayed a clear, beautiful image! Very happy with this purchase!"
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    #28BenQ HT2050A

    BenQ HT2050A

    BenQ HT2050A is a home theater projector capable of high-definition 1080p projection with 2,200 Lumens brightness. It has 16.67ms low input lag that's ideal for gaming. It has built-in speakers and a lamp life that lasts up to 7,000 hours.

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    Teresa Perez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I recently made my den into a theater and needed to find a good and easy to use projector for a beginner. This product worked great out of the box and very simple to operate. The picture quality is amazing I would highly recommend this product!"
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    #29Epson VS345 Projector

    Epson VS345 Projector

    Epson VS345 Projector is a 3LCD HDMI projector with up to 3,300 lumens of brightness both for colored and white brightness. Resolution is standard 1280 x 800 for WXGA. Works with laptops and some media players.

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    George Russell
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "The Epson VS345 Projector is bright from all angles. It has a great resolution for pictures or movies. Has HDMI connectivity for modern, fast and high quality picture. It is compatible with different mobile equipment."
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    #30Canon LV-7490

    Canon LV-7490

    Canon LV-7490 is an LCD projector with 1024 x 768 native XGA resolution, 4000 lumens brightness, high contrast of 2000:1, and a 1.2x optical zoom lens. It also includes an HDMI digital input connectivity. 

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    Jing Guo
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is meant to be a Home theater projector. However, my company uses it for the conference rooms. It works really well for us. I cannot recommend it too much."

Summary

Best What are the best Home theater projectors under $1,000
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Epson Home Cinema 2040Electronics 14 Paid
2BenQ HT2050Electronics 9 Paid
3AAXA P300Electronics 7 Paid
4Canon Projector Rayo R4Electronics 6 Paid
5LG PH550Electronics 3 Paid
6Celluon PicoProElectronics 2 Paid
7Epson Home Cinema 660Electronics 0 Paid
8EUG Bluetooth Projector Electronics 0 Paid
9Sony VPLHW45ESElectronics 0 Paid
10Optoma ML750STElectronics 0 Paid
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