What are the best short throw projectors?

Replicating the movie-going experience in the comfort of our own homes is now possible with the advent of projectors. We no longer need to go to a real movie house in order to experience state-of-the-art cinema. Just choose which of these short throw projectors would complete your home theater setup.

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    #1ViewSonic PJD5155

    ViewSonic PJD5155

    The ViewSonic PJD5155 is a projector with Advanced Color technology for vivid imagery. It features 3300 Lumens brightness with a 20.000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It projects 120 inches from 15-feet 8-inches and is ideal for classroom and small business use. 

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    Gilberto Morán
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "This projector does not mess around. It projects in Full HD and the picture is so damn vivid and sharp it's like watching from an actual TV monitor. It's relatively cheaper as well compared to other short-throw projectors or an HD Smart TV. It's lightweight and the fan doesn't make any noise, which I really detest from other projectors. I say this is the best short-throw projector out in the market. "
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    #2Epson Home Cinema 1040

    Epson Home Cinema 1040

    The Epson Home Cinema 1040 is a portable projector with a Full HD 1080p picture, ideal for home theater setups. It features a brightness of 3000 Lumens and a contrast ratio of 5,000:1. It has HDMI, RCA, VGA, and USB connectivity. 

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    Jason Hamilton
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "Wowzers! The picture from this projector is so sharp and crisp it makes me wanna cry. I got in on sale for $400 and I couldn't believe my luck because this thing really performs. Watching movies with it is phenomenal and even if you don't turn off all your lights, it's still really bright. Fantastic short throw projector for home theaters. "
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    #3LG 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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    Michelle Chapman
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "Great ultra short throw projector that's ideal for small sized rooms as it projects a big screen even if it's only a foot away from the wall. Since it's got Bluetooth connectivity I can connect my earbuds or speakers to it so the only wire it needs is the power cable. My room wall is grayish-white but the projection still looks beautiful and in full color."
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    #4BenQ 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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    Charvi Sen
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "The colors from this projector is spectacular and the picture it casts is BIG. There are projectors that cost 4 times more and allegedly provide the perfect home theater experience but this little guy gives them a run for their money. The picture accuracy is great and the brightness level is superb. My only wish is that its blacks could be blacker but that's the only negative thing that I can think of. The perfect projector for the perfect film viewing experience. "
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    #5Epson VS240 SVGA

    Epson VS240 SVGA

    The Epson VS240 Projector features a 3000 Lumens brightness that allows projection even in well-lit rooms. It also features an SVGA resolution of 800 x 600 and the E-Zoom Plus button for zooming into a specific part of an image and enlarging it on the screen. 

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    Fabiola Enríquez
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "The picture quality from the Epson VS240 is perfect and the zoom button on the remote really comes in handy as you don't need to manually use your computer to zoom in. It's great for giving presentations. It has a USB slot but I tried using a flash drive directly on it but it didn't work so I don't know what it's for. Sound from its internal speakers is fine but nothing spectacular. "
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    #6Optoma HD142X

    Optoma HD142X
    The Optoma HD142X projector features 3000 Lumens brightness, ideal for short-range projection environments. It features 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution, 23,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI connectivity, and a lamp life of up to 8,000 hours.
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    Amy Welch
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "Great projector for its price point. It has all the specs that I was looking for and it's really easy to set-up. "
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    #7BenQ DLP HD W1070

    BenQ DLP HD W1070
    The BenQ DLP HD W1070 projector allows Full HD 3D 1080p image projections of up to 200-inches. It includes the SmartEco technology that triggers auto-standby that's helpful for prolonging lamp life. It also has built-in speakers. 
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    Omar Toledo
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "Great value for a short throw projector. If your room is super dark it's even better than a Smart TV. Max projection is 200 inches at 1080p resolution and that's HUGE. "
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    #8Optoma HD27

    Optoma HD27

    The Optoma HD27 is a 1080p projector ideal for home theaters and has a brightness of 3200 Lumens. It features 1920x1080 Full HD Resolution, 1.1x Zoom, HDMI connectivity, 25000:1 contrast ratio, and a lamp life of up to 8,000 hours. 

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    Dolores Lozano
    Written on May 10, 2019
    "I've browsed through a local electronics store for a good projector and I always get shell-shocked by their prices: $2,000 to $5,000! No, ma'am! So I did a little research online and saw the Optoma HD27 and read some great reviews about it. I purchased a refurbished one for only $500 and it's wonderful. I didn't have to mount this one on the ceiling unlike my first projector and it can be super close to the wall without distorting the image. Very satisfied! "

Summary

Best What are the best short throw projectors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ViewSonic PJD5155Electronics 16 Paid
2Epson Home Cinema 1040Electronics 12 Paid
3LG PF1000UWElectronics 9 Paid
4BenQ HT2050AElectronics 3 Paid
5Epson VS240 SVGAElectronics 2 Paid
6Optoma HD142X Electronics 2 Paid
7BenQ DLP HD W1070Electronics 1 Paid
8Optoma HD27Electronics 1 Paid
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