If you’re serious about movies and TV, you know the ideal viewing experience requires two things: quality and comfort. With the right projector, you can simulate a trip to the pictures in the coziness of your own home. Imagine hitting the theater in your underwear with your favorite snacks and a bottle of wine. While we don’t recommend you do that, we do recommend you achieve that kind of bliss with a projector that boasts both visual and aural excellence. Host a high-brow film club, binge watch your favorite TV shows or even go down a YouTube rabbit hole in style. Some projectors are portable, so you can move movie nights outdoors. It’s all possible when you welcome a high-end projector into your home entertainment set up. Here are some of our favorites on the market right now.
For the serious film buff. Amazon
This beast of a projector can turn any room into a theater via 4K resolution, HDR capability, and a screen size of up to 150 inches. It has a 3LCD design that shows 100 percent of the RGB spectrum without color or brightness issues. In full 10-bit HDR mode, it accepts 100 percent of HDR information, so you never have to deal with those sometimes awkward-looking HDR renderings. This projector is also awesome for gamers, allowing gameplay at 60 frames per second with no lag or banding. For wide compatibility, it features two HDMI 2 ports, two USB ports, one Mini USB port, and one audio out. The Epson Home Cinema can do no wrong.
Most portable option. Amazon
This mini projector produces up to a 100-inch picture and 360-degree high fidelity sound. It charges via power adapter and lasts up to four hours on a charge. Connect your media via USB, HDMI or even Bluetooth, and control the projection via an app on your smart device. The Anker Nebula Capsule projects a crisp and clear 100 ANSI-lumen image, so you get both quality and convenience in one tiny package. This one is fun and versatile!
Affordable projection. Amazon
This projector can reach a massive screen size of 300 inches. It has a resolution of 1080P and can play 4K and HD content. It also has an incredibly convenient X/Y zoom function, so you do not need to change the location of the projector to change the image size. This makes it a great projector for mounting to a ceiling. The YABER comes complete with dual SRS speakers that achieve the effect of surround sound, so it really fires on all cylinders. A no-brainer for the price.
Connects to the internet. Amazon
This beautifully designed projector is one of the smartest of its kind. It’s compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant and connects to Wi-Fi to stream directly from your favorite streaming apps. It projects 4K Ultra HD image quality with a top picture size of 120 inches. The ViewSonic fills a room with both vivid colors and vivid sound, the latter provided by built-in Harmon Kardon Bluetooth speakers. On top of all that, it’s quite portable, with a convenient carrying handle to bring it anywhere, including the outdoors.