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Best outdoor projector 2018 – [Buyer’s Guide]Last Updated February 1, 2020
Best outdoor projector of 2018
Check them out and decide which one suits you the best to splurge upon. Like choosing clothes or cosmetics, choosing outdoor projector should be based on your purpose, favorite style, and financial condition. Not all outdoor projector are created equal though. I must say I am quite a fan of outdoor projector, so when the question “What are the best outdoor projector available on the market?” came to my mind, I excitedly started gathering information together with personal experience to write this article in the hope that it may help you find the suitable outdoor projector.
Test Results and Ratings
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№1 – Simplebeam Projector GP90 Native 720p WXGA Video LCD 3200 Lumens LED Efficiency Projectors 1080p Full HD for Home Cinema/Game/TV Show/Camping/Outdoor Movie/Birthday Party
Why did this outdoor projector win the first place?
The rear part fits perfectly! It is mounted really tight and reliable. I don’t know anything about other models from this brand, but I am fully satisfied with this product. I am very happy with the purchase. It is definitely worth its money. The product is top-notch! The product is very strong. Its material is stable and doesn’t crack.
Why did this outdoor projector come in second place?
This is a pretty decent product that perfectly fitted the interior of our office. Managers explained me all the details about the product range, price, and delivery. Seems that the material is good. It has a very beautiful color but I don’t really like the texture. I like this product. For such a low price, I didn’t even hope it to be any better. It’s decently made.
Why did this outdoor projector take third place?
This price is appropriate since the product is very well built. I liked the design. We’ve been using it for 2 months and it still looks like brand new. The material is incredibly nice to the touch. It has a great color, which will suit any wallpapers. It is inconvenient to use due to the size. I am going to get something different next time.
outdoor projector Buyer’s Guide
Cheaper home cinema projectors tend to have a 720p resolution (1280 x 720), which is quite usable, but you’ll notice the extra detail produced by a full-HD 1080p (1920 x 1080) model if you’re watching Blu-ray films on a big (100in+) screen.
If you can’t place your projector square-on to your screen, look for a model with lens shift. This is where the lens can be physically moved to shift the image horizontally and/or vertically, allowing you to place the projector off-centre.
Keystone correction is the poor man’s lens shift, altering the image digitally to correct the aspect, but potenially degrading image quality in the process.
Most projectors also have a zoom, which gives you more flexibility to mount the unit closer – or further away – from your screen. If you have a very small room, look for a short-throw model which can produce a very large image from a short distance.
Motion smoothing is another feature to look for. Virtually all films run at 2frames per second (fps), and TV broadcasts at 25fps in the UK. When objects move across the screen, or the camera pans left or right, this can appear jerky – especially on huge screens. Motion smoothing intelligently adds extra frames (guessing where objects would appear between the original frames) to produce a far less jerky result.
When choosing a projector for business use, you’ll typically opt for either a portable model or a permanent installation. Regardless of the type, make sure the lamp is bright enough. Under normal fluorescent lighting, you’ll need at least 2000 ANSI lumens, but increase this if you’ll also be competing with sunlight. Plus, don’t forget that the brightness drops as you increase the size of the image.
Optoma HD141X Full HD 3D 1080p Projector
This is a more expensive projector, but its capabilities warrant the asking price. It’s capable of 3D projection. With a decent screen to project on or black cloth backing, this machine will throw excellent 3D images onto your wall – just remember you’ll need 3D glasses if you want to take advantage of it.
We recommend making sure that you check you have the room for the correct distance between wall and projector, otherwise you aren’t guaranteed correct correlation of image. The Optoma can handle full HD resolution and several different video modes and even has a built in 10W speaker, but you’ll probably want to hook it up to some louder ones for mass viewings.
Outdoor projector dictionary
Projector types: There are three: LCD, DLP and LCoS. Of these, we have covered LCD and DLP projectors in our list. The DLP projectors have deeper blacks than LCD, high colors contrast, but are more likely to be affected by rainbow artifacts. On the other hand LCD projectors are bright, more energy-efficient but have greyer blacks than DLP. LCD projectors are rarely affected by rainbow effect.
Rainbow effect: Rainbow effect is a visual effect seen in single-chip DLP projectors. They cycle through red, green and blue colors sequentially to create a full image. This is done several times per second. But this is evident in certain fast frames where you can see a ‘rainbow’ behind bright images in dark backgrounds.
Lumens: Lumens give you the brightness rating of the outdoor projector. The higher this number, the brighter the screen will be.
Contrast ratio: Contrast ratio is a measure of how bright white images stand against the black images. A 10,000:ratio means that white image is 10,000 times brighter than black image. Contrast ratio does not have a high effect on outdoor projection.
Design and Features
The Optoma HD141X home theater projector comes as a glossy black package measuring 4” X 8.8” X 12.4”. It weighs 5.pounds, so it’s easy to mount from your ceiling. It has a backlit remote control which can be conveniently used in a dark ambience. It has two HDMI ports, one of which is MHL-compatible. There’s a 3.5mm audio out port. 10W audio is a nice touch.
HD141X supports HDMI 1.4a and consequently Blu-ray 3D. The MHL gives it a single cable connection to MHL-compatible phones and tablets. More importantly, it supports the streaming sticks like Chromecast or Roku stick to stream web content or Netflix.It has Vesa 3D sync support. So you can connect an external RF 3D emitter for flawless 3D viewing. It will also work with DLP-Link for 3D. It has gaming mode as well which reacts fast to keep you ahead of your enemies.
In spite of its economic price, Optoma HD414X 1080p outdoor projector does not disappoint. The images were above average in their quality once we set it up. Vertical keystone correction realigns the picture to fill the screen vertically straight. The Vivid mode spices up the video when you have daylight hitting the screen. It is a little less than natural but it worked like a charm when we fired up the projector in the evening. Rainbow artifacts are the bane of DLP. So people who are more sensitive to the colors will notice the colorful flashes in some videos.
ViewSonic PJD5555W WXGA DLP Projector
ViewSonic PJD5555W WXGA is an outdoor projector that can fit small budgets. It has a decent haul of inputs and utility features to function at home or at a work environment. A high lumen count makes it stand out well in open air. It has models available in different resolutions like SVGA, XGA etc..The contrast ratio is lower than the Optoma HD141X and that shows when data is displayed on it. Being DLP, it is 3D capable. Since we are looking for entertainment, PJD5555W fits right into our best outdoor projectors list.
Epson Home Cinema 3020 1080p
Epson has many projectors that range across prices and facilities. If you have a moderately-priced outdoor projector with amicable visuals in mind, the 3020 Home Cinema is a viable option. This smart-looking product can throw pictures on up to 300 inch screens with 3LCD and motorized iris in play. It also comes with RF 3D glasses on which you can see the Star Wars dimensions get real. With its price, we readily snapped it up for our best outdoor projectors list.
Epson 85HD MovieMate
Epson 85HD MovieMate is an outdoor projector dedicated to leisure use. It turns cinema viewing into an easy and superbly fun experience with an in-built DVD player. If you are not happy with that resolution, you can always hook it up with Blu-ray players or the TV cable box via the HDMI inputs. It is a plug and play device for many media players, including your PC, camcorders or even digital camera. It has built-in microphone port and 10W Dolby Digital speakers taking care of the audio too. It whizzed right through our fingers into the best outdoor projectors list.
Epson Home Cinema 730HD
If 3D is not your jam, then Epson Home Cinema 730HD outdoor projector will give you the best service at low budget. Customizing the brightness and contrast, this projector creates the best combination for leisurely screening of videos outside. It works just as well in a bright setting with lights on, so you can move the party indoors when it rains. With useful barrage of features like horizontal keystone correction and armed with all HD ports, this projector saunters down the best outdoor projectors lane with practised ease.
Epson VS240 SVGA 3LCD Projector
Rock-bottom prices for high picture quality come with the Epson VS240 outdoor projector. Although 3D looks great on paper, many of us rarely use our projectors for 3D viewing. If you can give that feature up, VS240 will fit your requirements. It trimmed all the features that are a money pit and you are most likely not going to use and created a relatively inexpensive package. The video image quality, our top priority, has solid performance. So it rode its way in our best outdoor projectors list.
When considering a projector for use in the backyard, you should consider the following factors.
At minimum, you want at least 2,000 lumens. Every step up from there is a huge boost and as you creep closer to 3,000+ lumens you really increase the power of the projector and it becomes possible to start the movie shortly after sunset instead of waiting another 30-40 minutes for it to get much darker.
Keystone and Lens Shift
Lower-end projectors have electronic keystoning (you can adjust the image thrown by the projector to make up for the angle of the projector in relationship to the screen) and more expensive cinema-style projectors have physical controls which allow you to shift the actual lens to correct for image distortion.
Again, like resolution, aspect ratio is something to consider but not mission critical. Ideally, your projector will output at a ratio of 16:9, which is the widescreen format favored by the vast majority of movie releases. This way, your output matches up perfectly with a 16:screen and there is no light bleed or masking required.
The Media Player
On the other hand, the media player you select (because of the available video inputs/outputs) can either make setting up your outdoor theater easier or harder (often adding a significant amount of complexity to wiring up your sound system).
Outdoor projection is extremely forgiving when it comes to screen quality, as the brightness of the projector, the potential light pollution from street lamps and the like, as well as just the general excitement and activity of the evening generally smooth over any sort of imperfections (if they are even noticed at all).
Outdoor Projection Screens
Whether you get an inflatable or a fixed frame model, we would discourage you from paying full price if you have the patience. By shopping deal websites like FatWallet! and keeping an eye on discounter sales sites like Woot!, we scored both of our screens at a substantial discount. Movie screens are just one of those products that pops up a few times a year at steep discounts, and it pays to wait if you want to save a lot.
How we picked and tested
Our contenders (top to bottom): the InFocus SP1080, the Optoma GT760, the BenQ TH670, and the ViewSonic PJD7828HDL.
The wider the zoom range a projector offers, the easier it will be to install in a room. A larger zoom provides more flexibility in how far away you can place the projector from a given-size screen, or how big an image you can project from a given point in your room.
Comparing two projectors side by side in a darkened room.
After reading all the reviews we could find for models that fit those criteria, we called in the ones that looked promising: the BenQ TH670, the InFocus ScreenPlay SP1080, the Optoma GT760, and the ViewSonic LightStream PJD7828HDL. A couple of other projectors we wanted to consider, the Acer X152H and the ViewSonic PJD7820HD, will be replaced soon, so we skipped over those, but we will test their replacements once the new models are available.
We tested all the contenders on a 100-inch Silver Ticket white screen, our current pick for the best projector screen, and measured the results using CalMAN software with i1Proand Cmeters. We also compared each projector side by side on the screen using an HDMI repeater. For most of the testing, we focused on the best image we could get from the projector when calibrating using only a Blu-ray disc; we took this step because we assume most inexpensive projectors won’t get a professional calibration costing hundreds of dollars. We watched a variety of TV, streaming, and Blu-ray content on all the projectors. We also measured them for video game lag, though we didn’t play any games.
The BenQ TH670 is the best cheap projector for most people because it offers the best combination of contrast ratios and color accuracy in this price range, while letting you choose which is more important to you (more on this in a moment). It has a very bright image, lots of flexibility in the controls, a decent zoom range, integrated speakers, a backlit remote control, and 3D support.
The included remote control, unlike all the others, is completely backlit.
A USB port on the rear lets you easily use a streaming stick with the TH670, while the 1.2:zoom lens makes placement slightly easier than with some other models we tested.
Support for 3D exists if you want that, though you’ll have to provide your own glasses. BenQ sells a pair of glasses that matches the color of the TH670 3D mode, but any generic 3D DLP glasses like these should work just fine. On a bigger screen, 3D is more immersive, with a larger impact, but the image will also be much dimmer through the active 3D glasses.
As for gaming performance, the BenQ exhibited only 33.milliseconds of input lag in gaming mode and 35.ms in our calibrated Cinema mode. These results equal what we’ve seen from the best projectors we’ve tested, so the TH670 will handle your gaming with ease.
In the most accurate picture mode, the BenQ TH670 produces 970 lumens with BrilliantColor off and 1,93lumens with it on. On the 100-inch Silver Ticket screen, 970 lumens creates an image that’s 3foot-lamberts bright. For comparison, the SMPTE-recommended brightness for a projector screen in a dark room is only 14 to 1foot-lamberts, so the BenQ TH670 is plenty bright. Even when the lamp hits half brightness in a few thousand hours, it will still be bright enough. And if you want to go even bigger, the TH670 creates an image of 2foot-lamberts on a 120-inch screen.
Flaws but not dealbreakers
We would like to see another HDMI input on the BenQ TH670, though at this price one HDMI connection is the norm. In contrast, the ViewSonic model we tested in this group offers an extra HDMI slot designed just for streaming sticks. You can have the ViewSonic projector installed on the ceiling with only a power cable and be able to watch Netflix, HBO, and so on while still leaving an HDMI port open for a video game console or other devices.
Some of the other models we tested also offer a wider zoom range, which makes installation a bit easier. We wish the TH670 had some lens shift, as well, but none of the other models at this price offer that feature either.
To help bring the big-screen home we’ve tested some of the top models of home cinema projector. They range from budget-oriented HD beamers right up to cinema-grade 4K Ultra HD models; the surprisingly affordable to reassuringly expensive. The days of fuzzy old school projectors are thankfully long gone.
Lacks convenient lens shift
There was a time when a decent home cinema-grade projection system would have cost well north of £1,000, and take-up a considerable amount of space too.
Edging ever closer to the plummeting price of a decent flatscreen TV, the BenQ W1070+ DLP projector offers enough brightness to be used in daylight as well as the all-important Full HD resolution.
Only two HDMI ports
We’re pretty big fans of the affordable BenQ TH670. It might not be the top of the line from the highly lauded projector manufacturer, but it strikes the perfect balance of price to performance to be worth an audition in your living room.
Some motion blur
It says something about the advancements in home cinema projectors that this great value HD beamer isn’t our favourite entry-level projector around.
Odd, because it’s got everything going for it; excellent images, a compact size, quiet operation, and a superbly low price. It’s great for gaming, and at its best when watched in dimly-lit, traditional home cinema conditions (and it even has a backlit remote control).
However, with brighter projectors around that can offer all of this and more detail during the day as well as in a blackout, and with both a bigger choice of ins and outs and optical image shift options for maximum versatility, the HD2struggles to hold up against the competition.
If the TH670 isn’t available and you don’t want to spend the extra money on BenQ’s HT2050 or HT1075, the InFocus ScreenPlay SP1080 is your next best option. In our tests, this model came in second to the BenQ TH670 in color accuracy and contrast ratio. Unlike the TH670, it offers no way to disable BrilliantColor. It also provides only a single HDMI input, and it lacks a standard USB Type-A port to power a streaming stick.
This is one of the important factors you need to consider. The brightness of a projector is measured by lumens which regulate the sharpness of the images. You need to check out the brightness of a room as the efficiency of lumens is based on that. Usually, the projectors come with 1000 to 2500 lumens that can show you bright pictures in a dim-lighted room.
Resolution is the assurance of better picture. The higher it is, the more vibrant images you will get. Usually, the resolution is expressed with two numbers, like 800*400, where the former one describes the horizontal pictures while the vertical one is expressed by the later. You may have seen 1070p on the description of a projector where the number stands for vertical pixel and p means progressive scan.
Brightness versus Resolution
Resolution is important for crisp images and a terrific viewing experience. For the best home-theater outdoor projectors, 4k resolution stands above the rest, while 1080p seems to be the standard. However, you could get by with 720p HD, if you are on a budget.
If you are pressed to strike a compromise between brightness and resolution, always remember that brightness is higher up in the scale when compared to resolution. Therefore, brightness should be prioritized over resolution. No lower than 720p (resolution): but as far above 2000 in lumen rating (brightness) as possible.
Throw Distance Rating
Throw distance is a tech-speak term for the optimum distance at which a projector can be placed relative to a specific screen size. If the distance between the projector and the screen is an issue, then you should factor in the specific distance you are limited to when shopping around for an outdoor projector and a screen. In many cases, a high-quality short-throw projector is necessary.
Outdoor Projector Setup
Earlier on, we made mention about the unique challenges presented during outdoor applications of a projector, which are virtually nonexistent for indoor environments. The major challenge is setup. Although, setup is not a challenge that summarily influences the kind of outdoor projector you buy, it is imperative to know the ideal setup for an outdoor projector to increase durability and for very rich viewing experiences.
Sounds like a no-brainer—everything about the projector and application screams everywhere but inside a space. Actually, not all outdoor locations are good enough. Good luck with using your outdoor home theater on a 10-story rooftop: its outdoors, but the location is way off.
The idea is to have a surface that is level enough to set up a portable screen, projector, chairs, and loudspeakers without having to delve into a DIY construction project.
If there is no level space around, any flat surface will do. Furthermore, if flat surfaces are not available, you may want to take advantage of well-placed vertical supports (like trees) between which you would hang a screen.
Another good option is to mount the screen on the outside wall of your garage. If flat surfaces and vertical supports are lacking in your immediate vicinity, you will have to use a portable or an inflatable screen.
For audiophiles, this is the most important component of the setup: for everyone else, it is ‘only so’ essential. Regardless of the group you fall into, the in-built sound system in your outdoor projector is not going to cut it.
For outdoor projector setups, we recommend external 2.audio systems or greater if the budget permits. They are more cost-effective, more practical, and incredibly easy to set up. Good options are full-range pairs offered by premium brands like B&W, Definitive Technology, Paradigm, Aperion Audio, and Polk Audio. All-weather loudspeakers from top brands like JBL are also good alternatives. These systems have two things in common, exceptional sound quality, and dependable protection from the elements. “Home Theater in a Box” systems may have the appeal, but they are not a fit for an outdoor projector setup. In clear terms, they do not have either the power or projection necessary to go in tandem with the large picture with which they are paired. Two-channel systems, already mentioned above, are better since they have better bang for the buck quality, and deliver an excellent audio experience.
Inexpensive and top-performance does not always go in the same sentence, but for the BenQ W1070 it does. This is the top reason why we recommend the W1070 as our top outdoor projector, but is not the only reason. 3D is baked in, and the build is compact enough to be carried about in a small bag.
The image quality is on the high end of the spectrum, and we are certain getting anything better at the same price point from another model is off the cards.
Other Key Features
With all these incredible power and impressive features, Viewsonic manages to keep the PJD513projector lightweight and portable at 10.5” x 3.3” x 8.7” dimensions. Specially designed to be filter-less, the PJD513does not require cleaning. It is completely maintenance free. Also built with DynamicEco technology, the projector can be set on a standby mode by simply decreasing brightness. Focus can be readjusted without having to restart the projector.
It is offered with a 3-year limited parts and labor as well as 1-year lamp warranty. Customers who avail of the PJD513can also enjoy Express Exchange service for free for the first year.
ViewSonic PJD5533W WXGA Portable WXGA Projector Review
If you are looking for a high performance outdoor projector, you might want to consider ViewSonic PJD5533W WXGA Portable WXGA Projector.
This machine only weighs 4.pounds, and measures 8.7” x 10.5” x 3.3.” It is small enough to fit in a laptop carrier bag and durable enough to withstand constant travel. It is perfect for transporting outdoors, or to different locations. It also comes with years warranty on parts plus labor.
Made for 10,000 hours of viewing, the ViewSonic PJD5533W WXGA Portable WXGA Projector lamp can project brighter imagery, even in not-so-ideal situations. If the room or place isn’t dark enough, or when you are using this outdoors in broad daylight, the lamp can still project high definition or HD pictures and videos. The lamp has a year warranty on its own.
It also has 3,000 ANSI lumens for bright imagery, combined with BrilliantColor Technology. With its filter-less design, it is virtually maintenance-free. It has auto source detection, integrated speakers, and support HD (High Definition) signals.
The machine also comes with a VGA (Video Graphics Array) power cable connector that makes it compatible with most computers, laptops, and other visual and auditory gadgets.
The ViewSonic PJD5533W WXGA Portable WXGA Projector comes with DynamicEco technology that optimizes energy. It automatically decreases its electrical consumption by 20% on stand-by mode, which helps extend the lamp’s life by 50%.
DBPOWER T20 1500 Lumens LCD Mini Projector
This projector is, hands down, the best projector under 200 dollars money can buy right now. It provides a fantastic home theater experience with its crisp visuals and great function. This high-tech projector makes sure that your images will be sharper than ever, even on the big screen. It also supports HD resolutions, which will reasonably boost the image quality.
ELEPHAS LED Mini Video Projector
This projector under 200 dollars is a great way to bring big-screen entertainment to your family and friends alike. It is small and compact enough to be carried and put almost everywhere, and that is a huge benefit this projector enjoys. The picture quality is crisp and clear enough to impress everyone, judging by how low the price of this projector is.
Features and Specifications
Great Portability – the ELEPHAS YG400 is a small and lightweight projector, with a weight of only 1.9lbs. That makes it ideal for taking it wherever you want. Because of that feature, it is perfect for movie time with your family and friends, parties and gaming sessions.
Excellent Picture Quality – the TFT LCD technology ensures that this projector outputs a crisp and clear image that will impress almost everyone. You can adjust the picture size from 50 to 130 inches, but the recommended size is 100 inches. You can adjust the projection distance from 4,9to 13,1feet. The native resolution of this projector is 800×480 pixels, and it supports a Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels with the contrast ratio of 1000:and a brightness of 1200 Lumens, making this projector ideal for a dark room with a reflective surface.
Keystone Correction and Lens Shift
Keystone correction is an image correction method that is required when the projector and the screen aren’t aligned to each other. If you don’t use the keystone correction in this kind of situation, the image will look triangular rather than square.
To avoid that, you can use manual or digital methods for keystone correction. The manual correction method is a physical adjustment to the projector lens. It makes the image project at a higher or lower angle. This method is suitable for some situations, but it can distort the image. You also need to put the projector far away from the screen to achieve good results.
The digital correction method is used more thanks to the algorithm implemented in that method which scales the image before it reaches the lens of the projector. That results in a squared, more natural image, even when projecting at an angle.
Other than the keystone correction method, there is also a lens shift method. It has proven to be more efficient in making the image output more flexible. Lens shift essentially makes image adjustments without the need to move the projector.
What makes this work are the lens inside the projector that moves and alters the image to your liking. This method is better than keystone correction because it doesn’t compress the image as the keystone correction does.
The projectors with keystone correction systems are regularly less expensive than their lens shift counterparts. This is good to know too.
For some people, bigger is always better. In that case, you’ll certainly want to check out the Loch IWS140 Inflatable Projection Screen. This model has a unique design. Both the stand and the face are all a single unit, so set up is just a matter of turning on the included industrial-grade blower.
Features of ViewSonic HDMI Projector are
3D Blu-ray Ready HDMI Input: Equipped with the latest HDMI, this projector can display 3D images directly from 3D Blu-ray players—perfect for connecting to any HDMI-enabled devices such as PCs, laptops, tablets, and media players.
This projector gives you a choice of unique view settings for the best possible viewing experience in any environment regardless of ambient light. With advanced audiovisual features, flexible connectivity options, and an affordable price, the PJD515is ideal for use in education and small business environments.
Larger Than Life Shorter Throw Projection
100” Image from just 8.4’: Enjoy larger than life movies, sporting events, TV shows and action-packed video games in any room in the house. The short throw lens in the BenQ HT2050 home theater projector can fill large screens from shorter distances for easy, uncomplicated setup.
Big Zoom for Big Pictures in Any Space: Whether you permanently install or simply bring out the projector for special occasions, the 1.3X Big Zoom lens in the BenQ HT2050 will provide the placement flexibility needed to enjoy the image size you want, where you want it.
Intuitive User Interface: BenQ Home Theater projectors feature an intuitive, easy to follow user interface, allowing quick access to all projector features to enable users to customize their experience.
Step-by-Step Setup Guide: An easy to follow step-by-step guide will walk you through the initial projector setup. Whether you are a first time or experienced user, you will be enjoying stunning viewing experiences on your new BenQ HT2050 in no time.
Features of Sony VPLVW350ES 4K Projector are
Immersive, vibrant picture for any environment: By simply choosing the appropriate preset, the VPL-VW350ES’s 1,500 ANSI lm brightness and Deep color can be adjusted for the ideal picture quality in any environment—whether gaming or watching sports in a lit room, or enjoying movies in a dark theater.
Watch 2D high-definition content in 3D: Add a new dimension to your favorite movies, shows or videos with Sony’s unique 2D to 3D up-conversion algorithm, allowing high definition 2D content connected via HDMI to be viewed in immersive Sony 3D even in 4K.
Whisper-quiet fan: Forget that the projector is even in the room thanks to the VPL-VW350ES’s advanced air discharge system.
Integrated RF 3DSync Transmitter: No need to wire an external 3D emitter. The built-in RF emitter can adequately cover your home theater space and features industry standard technology that allows for the use of Sony TDG-BT500A or compatible 3rd party 3D glasses.
This projector had two HDMI inputs and Both of the two HDMI inputs can handle input resolutions up to 4K at 60 frames per second (4:2:0 chroma subsampling only), so they qualify as HDMI 2.0.
Features of DBPOWER GP1Mini Projector are
Crystal Clear Image Quality: The DBPOWER GP1projector is brighter and sharper than other similar projectors, giving you superior, crystal clear images. If you’re looking for a home theater experience, then this projector is ideal for you. With 1500 lumens of brightness and 800*480 high-resolution images, you get vivid color and distinct images. PLEASE NOTE: As this is a home entertainment projector only, we do not recommend it for PPTs or business presentations.
Enjoy the Big Screen Experience at Home: It may be small, but the DBPOWER GP1projector has a projection display size of 32-120 inches and a 1-3m projection distance. Enjoy an awesome viewing experience right in the privacy of your own home. For optimum viewing, we recommend a projection distance of about 1.5m-2m.
Reduced Fan Noise: Thanks to continued improvements in development, the powerful cooling fan has a much-reduced noise, which translates into less distraction for you when viewing movies or playing games.
External Speaker required if you use a VGA cord to connect the DBPOWER projector while watching videos, VGA cable can NOT transmit audio signal. And if you need a much louder sound, an External Speaker is required.
The only thing I wish that could be better is the sound. The sound is fine for a small room but not for outdoor use. Although, this problem can be easily solved by hooking up an external speaker through the port located on the side of the projector. All in all, this is the best projector within this price range for home entertainment purposes.
RAGU Z720 HD:
RAGU video projector has a built-in HD decoder chip that supports 1080P video input, the image size can be adjusted by changing the distance. The best projection distance is from 2.5m to 5m with projection size of 30-150 inches; ±12°manual vertical keystone correction, 1.6Million Supported Colors.
Features of Optoma HD142X Projector are
Brilliant, Vibrant Colors: Watch movies and play games with stunning colors in any environment. 3,000 ANSI lumens combined with a sharp contrast ratio enable a near perfect reproduction of the REC.70color spectrum, the international standard for HDTV viewing.
Full HD 1080P: Sharper more detailed projection with 1920 x 1080 pixels, perfect for watching Blu-ray movies without downscaling or compression.
Integrated 10W Speaker: Complete your home entertainment experience with the convenience of a powerful built-in 10W speaker. This speaker provides powerful, crystal clear sound quality without the need for costly external speakers.
Reference Mode and sRGB: Combined, these features create colors that are perfectly aligned to REC.70and REC.709b color space, a color spectrum that is bright and accurate. The visuals it creates conform to HDTV broadcast ColorSpace specs and transform viewing into virtual reality.
Full 3D: Optoma projectors can display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles. And the projector’s support for 144Hz rapid refresh rate provides smooth, flicker-free images.
Dynamic Black: Images are automatically adjusted to lamp output, based on the brightness information of each frame, creating one of the home entertainment industry-leading 23,000:contrast ratio.
MHL Connectivity: Turn your projector into a smart display by connecting a smartphone or tablet with a single cable using MHL to play games, stream videos and share photos on the big screen.
Features of Sony VPLHW45ES 1080p Projector are
High brightness and high contrast ratio: With an impressive 1,800 lumens brightness and high contrast ratio, Full HD images are clear and with bright highlights and rich, deep blacks – even in well-lit rooms.
Long-lasting lamp: Up to 6000 hours rated lamp operating life (in Low mode) means simpler maintenance, with fewer lamp swaps and reduced running costs.
Flexible home installation with wide zoom and shift lens: The manual zoom lens with a 1.6x zoom ratio and wide lens shift range gives greater installation flexibility in any room size, even with high ceilings.
Cinema-like 3D brightness: Sony’s dynamic lamp control technology and rechargeable 3D glasses work together perfectly to establish vibrant, cinema-quality brightness levels on your favorite 3D movies and shows.
Whisper-quiet fan: Forget that the projector is even in the room due to the advanced air discharge system. Sony’s whisper-quiet fan emits only 22db during show time.
With this projector, you can quickly calibrate your picture to the type of content you’re enjoying with nine unique modes including a variety of cinema, gaming, photo, and user-customizable pre-sets.
Epson VS250 offers 3,200 lumens of color/white brightness sufficient for vivid presentations, even in well-lit rooms.
The VS250 also supports HDMI, the standard in digital connectivity, for compatibility with the latest laptops and media players.
If you are planning to use this to surf the web, the resolution is such that smaller text like those found on desktop icons cannot be easily read. You can zoom in with the remote control making them larger but for computing this is impractical.
LCoS (liquid crystal on silicon) is the third type of projector technology, generally available only on high-end models. These types of projectors provide a combination of the benefits of DLP and LCD projectors, including a bright display, smooth video, and impressive color saturation.
Light sources: Projectors are powered by one of three light sources: standard lamp, laser or LED (light-emitting diode).
Be sure to compare both brightness measurements before you decide which projector you want. If the color brightness of a projector is lower than its white brightness, the images and details it displays may be dark or dull.
Contrast ratio: Contrast is the amount of difference between the darkest and brightest areas of a picture. A projector with a high contrast ratio allows you to see clearly defined shadow detail and deep black levels, adding a sense of depth and dimension to the picture.
Resolutions range from 480p on the low end to 720p and 1080p for HD viewing, and up to 4K Ultra HD for impressively sharp movies and shows.
Some Optional Features
Smart-enabled technology, currently available only on select home theater projectors, allows you to stream movies, music and entertainment by connecting directly to the Internet. You can also stream content by connecting a streaming media player to your projector.
Most projectors are either LCD-based or they use a Texas Instruments DLP (Digital Light Projection) chip along with a laser, LED, or LCOS (liquid crystal on silicon) light source. Single-chip DLP projectors are potentially subject to what is known as the rainbow effect. Little red-green-blue rainbow-like flashes may be visible, particularly in scenes with bright areas against a dark background. In some DLP projectors, the effect is minimal, but in projectors where the effect is average to severe, people who are sensitive to these artifacts will likely find them distracting, particularly with video. LCD projectors are immune to this effect, so they’re a safer bet if you or someone in your family is sensitive to the rainbow effect. That said, there are plenty of DLP projectors with excellent image quality.
Most home projectors offer multiple connection methods. Nearly all new models provide HDMI connectivity, which is good because it supports video resolutions of 1080p. Larger projectors have standard HDMI ports, while palmtop, pico, and other small projectors often have mini or micro HDMI ports, which require different cables (usually included with the projector). Many home entertainment and home theater models have ports compatible with HDMI 1.4a, enabling projection from a Blu-ray player or set-top box, as well as a computer. Some come with HDMI ports that support MHL, providing a wired connection to compatible phones and tablets. Some projectors connect via Wi-Fi, and may support media streaming via Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) and/or Miracast.
Composite video, component video, and S-Video are also common, and we’re seeing more projectors offering direct connect to a computer via a USB cable. Most projectors have VGA ports, although HDMI is preferable for showing video from a computer. Many models now offer Wi-Fi adapters for wireless streaming of content as a standard or optional feature.
First of all thanks for reading my article to the end! I hope you find my reviews listed here useful and that it allows you to make a proper comparison of what is best to fit your needs and budget. Don’t be afraid to try more than one product if your first pick doesn’t do the trick.
Most important, have fun and choose your outdoor projector wisely! Good luck!
So, TOP3 of outdoor projector
- №1 — Simplebeam Projector GP90 Native 720p WXGA Video LCD 3200 Lumens LED Efficiency Projectors 1080p Full HD for Home Cinema/Game/TV Show/Camping/Outdoor Movie/Birthday Party
- №2 — Meyoung TC80 LED Mini Projector
- №3 — DBPOWER T20 1800 Lumens LCD Mini Projector