Bored with your big screen TV? May be a Home theater projector is your thing that infuses a whole new meaning to movies, games and television programs. Just connect the projector to a nice set of speakers and you will have theater-quality video and sound quality. It also works as a great equipment for business presentations and classroom projects.
But before you decide to buy a projector it is important to know about a few specifications such as type of projectors (DLP projectors and LCD projectors), aspect ratio, lumens for brightness, resolution, throw ratio, etc. With so many reputed brands such as Epson, Viewsonic, LG, Sony and others competing in the market, it is difficult to select a projector that will serve all your needs. Therefore, we have created a list of the best projectors in India in 2016 keeping all these aspects in mind.
Best LED Projectors in India Under 60000
#1.BenQ MW526 Projector HD with Full 3D Projector
The BenQ MW526 is one of the best projectors in India in 2016 that is suitable for business and classroom use. It is light weight and portable, has good brightness and resolution, amazing data-image quality and 3D capability. It is modestly priced and has a number of beneficial features which makes it a smart buy indeed.
It comes with WXGA (1,280-by-800) native resolution and brightness of 3200 lumens. The focus and zoom rings are present behind the lens. It has a modest 1.1x zoom. It comes with an HDMI port, 2 VGA ports which also act as component video, a VGA monitor out port, S-video port and RCA jack for composite video, audio in and audio out ports and a serial port. It also has a mini-USB Type B port for connecting to a computer.
Image, Video and Audio:
This projector can project an image to fill out a 60 inch screen. The images withstand good amount of ambient light without any degradation. The image quality is suitable for business use with overall good text quality. Video quality is good enough to show short to mid-length clips. But the images so have some rainbow effect. However, the audio from the single 2-watt speaker is low and suitable for a small meeting room only. The projector can project 3D content from a PC.
- Lightweight and portable
- Can project 3D content
- Weak audio quality
- Rainbow effect in images and videos
Bottom Line: The BenQ MW526 is a solid budget data projector that provides good quality data-image and usable video.
#2.ViewSonic PJD5134 SVGA DLP Projector with 3D Blu-Ray Ready, Integrated Speaker and Dynamic ECO
The ViewSonic PJD5134 is the best 3D projector in India that is modestly priced, has decent image quality and a wide range of connectivity options. It represents a mix of some attractive features such as portability, low price, brightness, connectivity and image quality suitable for typical business presentations.
The ViewSonic PJD5134 comes with a SVGA (800-by-600) native resolution, 4:3 aspect ratio and 2800 lumens, which makes the picture quality reasonably bright. The connectivity options include 2 VGA-in ports which also double as component video, 1 VGA-out port, audio-in and audio-out jacks, S-video, an RCA composite video jack, a USB mini type B port for remote mouse control and a HDMI port. The lens has a modest 1.1x zoom ring and focus ring (both responsive).
Image, video and audio:
The projector projects 55 inch images when it is set 7 feet away from the screen. The images stand out even in fair amount of ambient light. The image quality is typical of a SVGA data projector suitable for basic business and class room presentations. Text quality is satisfactory and readable. Some images had the rainbow effect. The rainbow effect was a bit more pronounced in case of video clips. The audio from the single 2-watt speaker was nimble and only suitable for small conference rooms. This model is 3D-ready using the DLP-Link system.
- Decent data image quality
- Good connectivity options
- Lightweight and portable
- Good lamp life
- Low audio quality
- Rainbow effect in video
Bottom Line: The ViewSonic PJD5134 is a good-quality data projector that provides impressive data image quality, HDMI connectivity, portability within a budget price.
#3.LG PW800G LED MiniBeam Projector
The Minibeam Projector PW800 is by far the best portable projector in India that comes with a built-in TV tuner. It is less of a projector and more of a big-screen 720p HDTV with a projector as its display. It is a big-screen HDTV that you can set up anywhere anytime.
The LG PW800 is designed around a WXGA (1,280-by-800) DLP chip combined with red, green and blue LEDs as light source. It uses a 1,280-by-720 array of pixels on the chip for video input which gives an effective 720p native resolution for video and 1,280-by-800 native resolution for computer input. But unfortunately it does not support 3D with a video source, but it provides limited 3D support with computers. PW800 has an 800-lumen rating. Connectivity options include a VGA port, an HDMI port, and a USB Type A port for reading files from a USB memory key. It lacks a zoom lens.
Image quality and audio:
The image quality of the PW800 is excellent for both data images and video with amazing color balance and color quality. The video quality is impressive as well. It also has surprisingly good sound quality for its pair of 1-watt speakers.
- Compact pebble design
- Built-in TV tuner
- Supports Miracast and Wifi for easy wireless mirroring of mobile devices
- Good sound quality
- No zoom
- No 3D support for video sources
- Low brightness
Bottom Line: If HDTV quality display is what you are looking for, then the LG PW800 is your device that has a built-in TV tuner, HDMI and VGA ports and wireless connectivity to mobile devices.
Best Portable Projectors in India Under 50000
#4.LG PH550: Minibeam LED Projector with Built-In Battery and Screen Share
The LG Minibeam PH550 is the best LED projector in India that can be described as a portable big-screen TV that uses a 720p projector instead of a screen for display. It has a built-in TV tuber and coax connector for an antenna or cable. It is an absolutely portable device with a compact size, lightweight and rechargeable battery. It has an array of assorted ports and wireless options to let you connect to other sources such as PCs, tablets and smartphones.
The projector comes with a 720p (1280×720) DLP chip combined with an LED light source which extends life of the projector. LG rates the brightness of the projector at 550 lumens. It has five color preset modes: standard, vivid, cinema, sports and game which are all customizable. The HDMI connection provides excellent color balance in most modes.
Picture, video and audio:
Compared to other projectors, the PH550’s resolution is limited to the details it can project. But color balance is excellent in most modes. There is also no issue of rainbow effect. Although, the PH550 is not designed for data presentations but it can handle them easily. PH500 handles videos nicely with its near-excellent to excellent color quality.
- Built-in TV tuner
- Easy wireless connections
- Rechargeable battery
- Portable and lightweight
- Both Bluetooth and wired audio output
- Low resolution
- Overly vibrant color
- Low audio output
Bottom Line: The LG PH550 can be considered the best projector for home suitable for gaming, watching movies or connecting to a cable box. It also does an impressive job as a data projector with 16:9 aspect ratio.
#5.Epson EB-W04 Projector
The Epson EB-W04 is the best home projector in India with versatile features and top-end technology. It is a compact mobile projector suitable for home and office which comes with 3LCD technology, WXGA resolution and flexible, easy-to-use interface.
The 3LCD technology provides high-quality images that are 3 times brighten than other projectors. It has a 15000:1 contrast ratio which ensures deep, rich blacks and dense shadow areas. The screen size can be extended up to 300 inches which lets you enjoy the big screen experience. It is protected by a lamp and filter which extends the life of the projector. The HDMI inputs allow the user to project high-quality video and audio content and photos. The Epson EB-W04 also comes with a convenient carry case.
Picture, video and audio:
The projector displays images in 16:10 format with 15000:1 contrast ratio while maintaining 3000 ANSI lumens in the ECO mode. The projector delivers clear, crisp and detailed images and presentations thanks to the 1280 X 800 p resolution. The 1-watt speaker delivers modest audio suitable for a small family room.
- 3LCD technology for high quality, bright images
- Screen size up to 300 inches
- Versatile and flexible control
- Convenient carry bag
- Not full HD
Bottom Line: The Epson EB-W04 is one of the best projectors in India in 2016 that has versatile features. It lets you enjoy high-quality visuals whether you are watching films, photos or presentations. It is easy to carry and quick to set-up.
#6.Yamaha YHT-299 Home Theater Package
The Yamaha YHT-299 Home Theater Package is the best home theater projector in India that comprises of a complete package of receiver, speaker and subwoofer for complete home entertainment. It offers some advanced features such as YPAO, SCENE, ECO mode and surround sound technology.
The 5.1-channel powerful surround sound system amplifies the audio experience of movies and dynamic music tracks. Yamaha’s advanced YST technology delivers clean, crisp and powerful bass. The receiver can decode latest HD audio formats which can be enjoyed with CINEMA DSP. The AV receiver is designed to achieve high clarity audio performance. The advanced YST generates incredible bass even from the small speakers. Advanced HDMI features and 4K pass-through projects high resolution images. USB ports present in the device ensure convenient connection to mobile devices and direct access to MP3 and WMA tracks.
Video and audio:
As far as image quality is concerned, the Yamaha YHT-299 provides amazing visual experience thanks to the advanced HDMI features and 4K pass through. 4K refers to 4 times the resolution of 1080p display that ensures superb image clarity. This device has a number of audio features. The 5.1 powerful surround system, AV receiver to support various sound types and YST technology that that delivers clean and crisp sound with powerful bass.
- 5-channel powerful surround sound
- 4K pass-through for high resolution images
- HDMI with 3D and audio return channel
- Doesn’t support HDCP2.2. HDCP2.2
Bottom Line: The Yamaha YHT-299 is a complete home theater package that comes with a top value receiver, speaker and subwoofer that gives you a theater like movie experience in your home.
Best Projectors for Home Under 40000
#7.Sony VPL-DX100 Color Data Projector LCD Without Tuner
The Sony VPL-DX100 data projector is a compact and lightweight projector for conference and class-room presentations. The 3 LCD projection system and Sony’s BrightEraTM technology makes it an efficient and cost-effective device that gives amazing output every time.
The projector has brightens of 2300 lumens, with 1800 lumens in standard mode and 2500 lumens in low mode. The native resolution of the WXGA is 1024*768. Effective display area of the projector is 16mm with an optical zoom of x1.2/ aspect ratio of the device is 4:3 and throw ratio is 1.47:1 to 1.77:1. Contrast ratio of 2500:1 provides the best quality clear and crisp visuals for presentations. It has 12-bit 3D gamma correction feature to achieve smoother gradations. Connectivity options for this projector include Mini D-sub 15 pin, Stereo mini-jack, HDMI, etc.
Image and audio:
The 3LCD projection system with 2300 lumens provides clear, crisp and bright images and visuals and the images withstand even ambient light. The projector comes with a built-in 1Watt speaker that provides optimum audio effects suitable for a small conference room.
- Compact, lightweight design
- Auto power saving functions
- RGB and HDMI inputs
- 12-bit 3D gamma correction and I/P conversion and film mode
- No tuner
- No in-built WiFi
Bottom Line: The VPL-DX100 is a compact and portable data projector that delivers high quality images and visuals and it is also highly energy-efficient which reduces its total cost of operation.
Best Home Theater Projectors Under 30000 in India
#8.BENQ MX507P XGA PROJECTOR with HDMI connectivity
The BenQ MX507P XGA projector is a complete data projector for home and office use that comes with XGA resolution and brightness of 3200 ANSI lumens. This product reflects the perfect blend of usefulness and cost-effectiveness.
The BENQ MX507P XGA Projector features XGA resolution, high contrast ratio of 13000:1 and 3200 ANSI lumens of brightness which provides crisp, clear and detailed visuals even in ambient light which makes it suitable for office conference. It also offers stunning full-screen presentations. It has 2 VGA inputs, the second of which can be turned into an output by selecting output supplied HDMI convertor so that the device can be connected to laptops. The SmartEco Mode of the device adjusts lamp power to maximize power saving.
Visual and audio quality:
The BENQ MX507P XGA Projector offers clear and crisp full-screen presentations even in ambient light condition thanks to XGA resolution, 3200 ANSI lumens of brightness and 13000:1 contrast ration. It also projects high-quality 3D content.
- 3000 ANSI lumens brightness
- High contrast ratio of 13000:1
- SmartEco mode to maximize power saving
- High-quality 3D content projection
- No built-in WiFi
Bottom Line: The BENQ MX507P XGA is a functional projector that offers XGA resolution, high brightness of 3200 ANSI lumens suitable for business presentations and class room projects.
#9.Sony VPL-DX 102 Projector
The Sony VPL-DX 102 is an economical desktop projector ideal for office and classroom use that offers high performance and ease of use. It is compact and lightweight, packed with useful features and reasonably priced.
The projector comes with XGA (1024 × 768) resolution along with 3 LCD BrightEra panel technology which projects natural and precise images. The light output of the projector is 2300 Lumens and it has contrast ratio of 3000:1 and throw ratio of 1.47 to 1.77. There are a number of picture modes to optimize image quality. The BrightEra panel delivers improved panel light resistance, high resolution and high brightness. Connectivity options of this projector include RGB/ Y PB PR input connector, HDMI input connector, Video input connector and Audio input connector. During projection, the Auto lamp mode automatically adjusts the light output according to the projected scene.
Image and audio:
The 3 LCD BrightEra panel provides natural and precise images with excellent light efficiency which ensures bright and colourful images. High colour reproducibility of the projector makes it suitable for projecting colourful content. You can choose from 6 different picture modes for perfect picture quality: Dynamic, Standard, Presentation, Game, Blackboard and Cinema. As far as audio quality is concerned, the 1Watt monaural speaker provides considerable sound for a small class room or meeting room.
- Good picture clarity
- Satisfactory colour reproduction and brightness
- Easy user interface
- Insufficient lumens for lighted rooms
- No built-in Wi-Fi support
Bottom Line: The VPL-DX102 is loaded with useful features that are optimized for business and education purposes and it comes at a reasonable price.
#10.BenQ MS 506-P DLP Projector
The BenQ MS 506-P is a cost-effective and eco-friendly projector that offers stunning full-screen visuals with finer details thanks 3200 ANSI Lumens brightness and 4:3 aspect ratio. It is the best value choice for small to medium space class rooms or conference rooms.
The projector features a brightness of 3200 ANSI Lumens and aspect ratio of 4:3 along with high level contrast ratio of 13000:1. It has throw ratio of 1.86-2.04 and zoom ratio of 1:1:1. It has a lamp life of up to 10000 hours. Connectivity options for this projector include VGA connectivity. There are 2 computer In ports, 1 monitor out port, 1 S-video in port, 1 audio In port, 1 audio out port and 1 USB Type B port. It also contains an in-built 2watt speaker.
Image and audio:
The BenQ MS 506-P provides stunning full-screen presentation with finest details regardless of the ambient light level. The brightness of the images and visuals is outstanding. The in-built 2watt speaker provides decent audio quality suitable for a class room or small conference room.
- SmartEco power saving technology
- Up to 10000 hours long lamp life
- New 3D format
- Additional VGA cable and remote control
- No in-built Wi-Fi support
Bottom Line: The BenQ MS 506-P is the best value for choice functional projector for small-medium space that provides stunning presentations and detailed visuals irrespective of the ambient light level.
Best Projectors in India Under 20000 Rupees
#11.XElectron UC104 2500 Lumens LED Projector
The projectors is equipped with 2500 ANSI lumens for increased brightness, 1280*800pixels native resolution, widescreen 16:9 picture support 1080P with full HD, dynamic image and maximum resolution support of 1920*1080 pixels. It also has 5.1 stereo audio output support. Its connectivity ports include 2 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, 2 VGA ports and 1 conventional audio and video port.
Image and audio:
The XElectron UC104 projectors comes with 1280*800pixels Widescreen 16:9 picture support 1080P (Full HD) dynamic Image which provides high resolution and brightness with more clear colors and text effect. The display size can be extended up to 150 inches with no noticeable effect on the visuals even in high ambient light level. The projector also features an in-built 5.1 stereo audio output that delivers high-quality audio experience.
- Great clarity watching HD channels
- Lightweight and compact
- Great bulb life
- Ample connectivity options
- Not too impressive color sharpness
- Not to effective cooling mechanism
Bottom Line: The XElectron UC104 2500 Lumens LED Projector is a profitable alternative to typical home theater that provides outstanding cinema experience and entertainment.
Best LED Projectors Under 10000 in India
#12.DMG UC40 Portable Home Theater Cinema Projector
The DMG UC40 is the perfect projector for home entertainment that provides high-quality movie and games experience. Its easy connectivity options make it possible to connect to desktop, notebook, tablet, DVD, WII, XBOX, MP5 and digital camera.
The projector comes with LCD display imaging system and is equipped with 800 lumens brightness, 800×400 native resolution, 34-130 inch image size for big screen projections, 800:1 contrast ratio and 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio. Inputs include HDMI, USB, AV, SD card and VGA ports which lets you enjoy your favourite programs on a big screen. You can connect your smart TV BOX via HDMI port or connect additional sound system, via the 3.5mm audio port for better sound quality.
Image and audio:
800 lumens and 800×400 native resolution with 800:1 contrast provides crystal clear images even in dark environment. You can focus the image by adjusting the gear on the projector. The two built-in 2Watt speakers offer decent sound quality suitable for movies and sports.
- LCD Display Imaging System
- 800 Lumens Brightness
- 800×400 Resolution
- 720P Video Support
- Not recommended for business presentations
Bottom Line: The DMG UC40 is a complete Home Theater Cinema Projector that offers great movie and sports experience and ensures all-round home entertainment.
#13.Egate i9 LED Projector
Transform your living room into a movie theater with the Egate i9 LED Projector that displays true color, high definition images with optimized brightness and contrast ratio for maximum enjoyment. The projector is extremely easy to install and operate.
The Egate i9 LED LCD projector is equipped with HD screen resolution of 800 x 480 and support up to 1920 x1080. It has more than 16k colors and 1000:1 contrast and high quality LCD panel that provides crystal clear image and detailing. It has a 40000 hours lifelong LED lamp and multiple connectivity interface HDMI/VGA/USB/AV/SD card/audio out. You can plug in your USB pen drive or HDD to enjoy your favourite movies. The Egate i9 is designed especially for the Indian climate; it can withstand heat, dust and power problems. It also has inbuilt stereo speakers that provide decent audio quality.
Visual and audio:
The Egate i9 provides best in class visuals thanks to 800×480 full HD support and 1000:1 contrast ratio. The 5 piece glass lens provides crystal clear clarity. It also ensures brighter image due to less loss of light. The inbuilt stereo speakers provide decent audio quality even for a large living room.
- Good brightness
- Sharp focus from corner to corner
- Great detail and picture quality
- No Miracast technology
- No built-in Wi-Fi
- No zoom lens
Bottom Line: The Egate i9 LED LCD projector provides high end home theater experience and it comes with USB direct play, large 120 inch screen display, host of ports and built-in stereo speaker which makes it a complete home entertainment package.
Best Budget Projectors Below 5000 in India
#14.Vox VP01 Corded Portable Projector with 8GB Pen Drive
The Vox VP018GBPENDRIVE Corded Portable Projector is an affordable and easy-to-use projector that is accessible to everyone. It has been launched by Vox, a reputed brand name in the electronics market. The projector is extremely compact and portable and it can be easily connected to devices to transform your living room into a mini theater.
The VP018GBPENDRIVE projector has a projection size of 30 inch to 100 inch with keystone correction:+/-15degree manual correction. The projector is compatible with a number of devices such via USB, SD card, DVD player, VCD player, set top box and computer.
Visual and audio:
The projector is not suitable for documents and power point presentations but it provides an impressive movie experience in small rooms. It has decent picture and audio quality for the price.
- 30″ to 100′ projection size
- Keystone correction
- Not suitable for documents and power point presentations
Bottom Line: The Vox VP018GBPENDRIVE Corded Portable Projector is a device for all. It is reasonably priced, has wonderful 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, a range of connectivity options and decent screen size.
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So, what are you waiting for? Choose the best home theater projector in India from the list as per your requirements and make an impact on your audience.