The best projectors you can buy in 2021, and how to choose

Projectors have improved massively in recent years, and if you’re still stuck indoors and missing the movie theater experience, we’ve got a selection of our favorite projects here, from $500-$5000, including favorites from Ben-Q, Epson, Optoma, Sony, Samsung, and Hisense. Plus, tips for what to look for if you’d rather go shopping for yourself.

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50 Comments

  1. Alex Barnett on August 31, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    I just got some projectors today in the mail. I got 3 Casio XJ-V2 and 2 Casio XJ-F20XN Laser projectors 720p. I just take them apart

  2. BC on August 31, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    Great Scott! I’ll need a doctorate degree in all things projector not to fail in this.

  3. Vanessa Tan on August 31, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    Any Mini projector recommend?

  4. PB on August 31, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    No mention of XGIMI Horizon Pro?

  5. 好B来卡啦 on August 31, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    How about jmgo 01pro series?

  6. Tom Jacobs on August 31, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Still using my 99$ ebay LED projector. its inside a closet (for the fan noise) in which i just cut a hole and its been running like that for 5 years and has never overheated.

  7. Phase 2 Dennis Mcgranry on August 31, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Any TV will be Better! If I am am the first? I am glad to ignite you little lightbulb.

  8. यतो धर्मः ततो जयः on August 31, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Effect on eyes?

  9. Ishtiaq Eifty Ahmed on August 31, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    Think I’ll stick to a TV

  10. ruggedplant on August 31, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    How come you didn’t include Xiaomi 150" 4K ? Did you test it yet?

  11. DigiBuff on August 31, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    in summary buy a Big screen TV instead of Breaking your head over this.

  12. dilligaf. on August 31, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    If you had £100 and £200 what projector would you buy, I only ask as I’m looking to buy one and am short on cash . ?

  13. Mk. Kannon on August 31, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    I don’t post many comments to videos but I have to say you really nailed all the details and specs that lack in a great deal of videos when trying to pick what suits the user most. Thank u so much

  14. Simon Brown on August 31, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    I have a question please?
    Is the higher the Lumen better than the lower?
    As there are many Projectors that have over 7200 Lumens for only a few hundred pounds.

    Example:
    WIFI Bluetooth Projector with Android 6.0 OS Native 1080P HD Video Projector 4K Supported 7200 Lumen LCD Wireless Projector for Outdoor Movie Home Theater Small Meeting Presentation.

    I would be grateful for any advise.
    Many thanks for your great video.

  15. Evan Brum on August 31, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    The beat kinda slaps tho

  16. Dave Fogel on August 31, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Best projectors you can buy and you dont even mention JVC. This is a garbage list.

  17. Chino B on August 31, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Excellent detailed video for someone looking to get a projector.

  18. Bari Martin on August 31, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Video starts at 6:57

  19. BagramBlackjack on August 31, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Sir, what would you suggest for an outdoor movie theater, also what screen would you suggest for rear projecting. Thanks

  20. KARUGO WILSON CHANNEL on August 31, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Well put

  21. Dana * on August 31, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Great Review! thanks

  22. Brian Murphy on August 31, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    I recently got a Optoma Cinemax P2 and I love it.

  23. Khris Narsimullu on August 31, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Been watching and reading up on projectors for 6 months. Some of the info is generic and not really informative and very simplistic just for retail purposes – the tech does my head but the one consistent thing is its all subjective.

    1. Determine which primary purpose – movies, gaming, tv and sport or multi use 2. Sort out the room and determine how dark and bright it is and throw distance required.3. Go and demo a DLP, 3LCD and Laser to see which you prefer. 4. Pick a few models in the range and if its 3LCD or DLP, check replacement lamp cost.

  24. X X X on August 31, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    I just don’t know if I want a ultra short throw or a regular projector. I think living in rentals, ultra short throws works best. The prices and limitations stink though.

  25. SUP SURF A1A on August 31, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    6k for a projector
    😂😂😂
    What’s for dinner, golden tacos sprinkled with diamond dust?!?!

  26. sed rehman on August 31, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    I prefer my oled haha. Maybe when the nits hit 200 I might consider a projector for my home theater system

  27. CC CUOC SONG MY on August 31, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    The Best Projectors you can buy in 2021 and how to choose

  28. Joe Ellestad on August 31, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Best Projector under $2k and used just for movies. Used during daylight and night time with white ceiling. Want a great picture and rather bright to be able to be seen during the day.

  29. C T on August 31, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Thank you ! Doing my research for my kids early Christmas present! What’s better than tv? Humongous tv!!!!

  30. Victor van Dyke on August 31, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    Great review. Looking at Vava and Samsung

  31. Zee Affanzee Craft's on August 31, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    What about dust problem? Many people not talk about it…

  32. SinisterSD on August 31, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    What do you all think about the Sony 295es?

  33. Dj Brite Eyes on August 31, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    I am a wedding Dj looking for a projector for monogram

  34. Mansfield Carpentry on August 31, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    a chart would have been helpful

  35. Stevens Quispe on August 31, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Amazing video, thank you 🙏🏻

  36. Keith Bowers on August 31, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Have you tested the cheaper model of the Samsung Premiere? I’ve heard people mention how impressive the high end model is, but I was just wondering how the cheaper model holds up

  37. Jermel Escalera on August 31, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    Great information, but the background ticking sound is a distraction.

  38. Zach Sanders on August 31, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    great breakdown

  39. Dorothy Simpson on August 31, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Can you get projector for outdoors and also use indoors?

  40. jerry hollie on August 31, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Stay away from Epson. No customer service via phone available. Purchased a Home Cinema 880 last week and can’t get it to work for slideshow for daughter’s upcoming wedding.

  41. Dominus on August 31, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    No mention of Jvc or Sony is beyond me, they have the best cinema projectors with native 4k.

  42. ömür galip cansız on August 31, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    This guy like : "Is money an obstacle ? just go and buy 6200$ Samsung product then "

  43. TheGreatSkate on August 31, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    vr is an option aswell

  44. Peter Bunderla on August 31, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    LCD projectors tend to be sharper? Come on Engadget. This is not true. DLP projectors are sharper!

  45. MIke Noble on August 31, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    LOOK UP lcos and SXRD panels.

  46. SgtOz on August 31, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Dude, these things youbhave linked are so expensive. Average person isn’t dropping $1.5k on a projector. Most folks just want something every once in a while. Wow.

  47. emmi _7 on August 31, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Anyone got any good recommendations, idk what to get and I don’t wanna spend alot of money but I don’t want it to be crap

  48. Guyun Stone Forest on August 31, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Sir i want to connect my ipad mini to a projector… my purpose will be of movies and games only… can you plz suggest me a good projector for this purpose.. iam very confused.
    Thanks in advance … my budget will around 200-400 usd

  49. Great Life on August 31, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    very good information, thanks

  50. Joe Matteo on August 31, 2021 at 11:49 pm

    Why No mention of 3D on any of these units

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