Do you wish to own a movie theater in your home, without incurring the high cost of a giant-screen television set? Then you ought not to fret yourself as a home theater projector would suit your taste just fine. With a home theater projector, you can splash Blu-ray movies across a large white wall, amplify your gaming experience, and even throw photographs or slides from a mobile device onto a 100-inch plus screen. Now you may want to ask, how can I get the right home theater projector for my living room, programs, audition, lectures, etc. If you go to the market today, you will find a wide variety of projectors, each with its own features, pros, and cons, so getting one would become overwhelming – especially if you’re not entirely sure of what you want from a projector. Anyways in this article, we have put together our choices of the “Top 10 Projectors 2018 (Early)” which would enlighten you on the perfect home theater projector to purchase
Top 10 Projectors 2018 (Early) – Let the Countdown Begin!
When buying a projector, one has to consider some features which make the projector worth calling a projector as the days of fuzzy old-school projectors are thankfully long gone. These features include the projectors Lumens, Resolution and Image Quality, Aspect Ratio and Lamp Life which have been considered before writing this articles. We have arranged the Top 10 Projectors 2018 concerning these aspects.
10) M16 LCD Projector
The M16 LCD Projector is specially designed for Business, Educational & Entertainment use. It comes with an LCD projection technology which ensures a high brightness( 1800 Lumens), that would give you sublime user experience. Its resolution is up to WVGA 720P ( 1280 x 720 pixels ) which is better than other mini LCD projectors’ ( 800 x 600 pixels ). This High resolution and high brightness, make sure you have an unusual projection screen. Some projectors are single LCD projectors only with built-in Android 4.4 system, but this one is 4.3 inches single LCD projector with Android 5.1 system. Though not the best hardware in the market but would gives you a nice experience.
The M16 LCD Projector comes with an RK3128 Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 Chipset clocking 1.5GHz and ARM Mali-400MP2 GPU. This combination will give you infinite pleasure anytime and anywhere. The CPU is supported by a 1GB RAM + 8GB ROM. Although the RAM is quite small, it is sufficient for swift processing on a projector. It also sports an Intelligent IC controlled cooling system, which helps to study the environment temperature and automatically adjusts fan and cooling system efficiency. It comes with a built-in 2.4G WiFi which can easily satisfy your demand for movies and videos. It also supports Bluetooth 4.0 technology which ensures transmitting strong signal in high quality and high speed. It has a dimension of 22.30 x 16.80 x 8.50 cm and weighs 1.1840 kg, making it is one of the lightest LCD Projectors. Lightweightness is what allows it to rank at number 10 in our list of Top 10 Projectors 2018 (Early).
- Nice OS
- Good image quality
- It comes with the HDMI out no HDMI in
9) Excelvan CL720D LED Projector with Digital TV Slot
The Excelvan CL720D LED Projector is a portable LED projector designed for family, entertainment and businesses, which allows you to enjoy the colorful life of a large screen. Though it is made of plastic and glass which makes it quite fragile, notwithstanding, its features are top-grade. This projector is integrated with high-performance projection engine function and its simple.
The Excelvan CL720D LED Projector has a 1080P (1280 x 800) resolution and puts out 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness. It has 2000:1 contrast ratio, and a Built-in Speaker (5W x 2). That said, the projector is capable of 20-degree manual keystone correction, and its lamp is rated for 50,000 hours. It offers a 2 x HDMI input ports and 2 x USB ports making presentations easy with its multi-interface-display. It has a dimension of 32.00 x 25.50 x 11.50 cm and weighs 3.3000 kg making it quite heavier than the previous entry. There’s nothing which you can’t connect to this projector, that is why it’s on our list of Top 10 Projectors 2018 (Early).
- Lots of connectors
- Bright image
- Nice built
- heavier than the previous entry
Price: $137.99 discounted to $135.99(Coupon Code: ECL720D)
8) Orimag P6 Portable Smart Mini DLP LED WiFi Projector
Unlike the previous entries, The Orimag P6 Portable Smart Mini DLP Projector sports a DLP display which delivers sharp images without any filters, and has a better response time as well as 3D capabilities. It has a dimension of 4.30 x 4.30 x 4.75 cm and weighs 110grams making it one of the smallest projectors you can think off, which will comfortable enter your trousers pocket without any itch.
The ORIMAG P6 Mini Projector delivers up to 120″ razor-sharp images with vivid color and 1080P support in 3.5m projection distance, making it an ideal home theater. It utilizes premium Osram LED lights and Texas Instruments DLP technology to throw up detailed and accurate images. With dual-band WiFi support, it allows you to effortlessly mirror the screen of your devices on a big display via Airplay or OTG connection. The mini and durable projector also features a LED touch screen for simple operation. It has a Lamp Life of about 20000 hours producing images sizes of about 50 – 120 inch. It’s one of the smallest projectors around the world. So why didn’t be on our list of Top 10 Projectors 2018 (Early)?
- Very compact
- Very Bright
- Easy to setup
No HDMI port
Price: $224.99, Discounted to $189.99 (Coupon Code: CTCP6P)
Ratings: 4.92 / 5
7) JmGO P2 Portable Projector
The JmGO P2 Portable Projector comes with amazing qualities and features that make it suitable for all kind of projections irrespective of the environment of usage. The JmGO P2 DLP projector comes with 4-core 1.5GHz CPU and Mali-450MP2 GPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM + 8GB eMMC high-speed flash memory. It Uses the DLP technology to ensure stable images and brightness.True-to-life 3D viewing experience, away from the crowds and noise of a commercial cinema, you can enjoy cinematic-quality 3D viewing experience within the comfort zone anywhere you like. It supports multiple screens interaction; you can also connect and share with Android mobile phones.
The JmGO P2 Portable Projector supports a dual 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi, which allows you to effortlessly mirror the screen of your devices on a big display via Airplay or OTG connection. It comes with a built-in 15600 mAh, so there is no need for a power adapter for this projector considering its large battery size. It sports a 250 ANSI Lumens brightness, 5000:1 contrast ratio and 1280 x 720 native Resolution. It has an out of the world design what makes it rank at no.7 in our list of Top 10 Projectors 2018 (Early).
- Nice design
- Good images
- Awesome speakers stereo
- Just one USB port and one more HDMI IN.
Ratings: 4.9 / 5
6) WOWOTO H8 Home Theater Video DLP Projector
The WOWOTO H8 is made of high-quality metal and plastic, with dimensions of 16.00 x 12.00 x 3.50 cm and a weight of 472 grams, so it can be considered suitable to move anywhere. It is available only in white, although I must say that this gives a very elegant touch. The screen type is DLP, with a projection range from 0.5 to 3 meters and an image size of up to 300 inches. The power of the LED lamp is 50W and offers a duration of up to 30,000 hours, which translates to more than ten years with moderate use of 5 hours a day. It also has a built-in Dolby sound system, which generates a maximum noise of 28dB.
This projector has a Pico DLP processor, designed by Texas Instruments with which it is assumed to have an excellent quality in the reproduction. It has a native resolution of 1200 x 800 HD, allowing you to enjoy bright colors and multiple functions such as a split screen. Thanks to these specifications, the device is fully compatible with applications, videos, and games, even with the PS4, offering a nice experience. It has Android 4.4 as an operating system, which although it is a bit old now, meets all the necessary in its interface. It has an HDMI output, a USB port, the AV connector and a slot for the external memory card that can be up to 64GB. Why should a 3D DLP projector with a stupendous price shouldn’t be on our list of Top 10 Projectors 2018 (Early).
- Low noise
- 3D DLP
- Nice picture quality
- Very small speakers with good sound
- No side keystone correction
Price: $369.99, discounted to $325.99(Coupon Code: WWTH8N)
Ratings: 5 / 5
5) XGIMI Z4 Aurora Home Theater 1080P DLP Projector
The XGIMI Z4 Aurora home theater DLP Projector is the real deal. It adopts the DLP technology to achieve a high fidelity image and a clear bright, vivid picture over a 100m distance. Thus whether it is in a school, church, auditorium, or professional conference, the XGIMI Z4 Aurora DLP Projector got you covered. Regarding design, this DLP projector is a little large with a dimension of 19.50 x 19.50 x 4.50 cm, and it weighs just less than 2kg. However, this product will perfectly fit into the backpack of a child, and it can be carried seamlessly over appreciable distances. The hardware war chest of the XGIMI Z4 Aurora home theater DLP Projector consists of an MStar Quad-core 1.5GHz processor and a Mali-450MP4 GPU. This combination will definitely give you infinite pleasure for large display anytime and anywhere.
Supported by a 2GB DDR3 RAM + 16GB eMMC high-speed flash memory, you get quick processing from this device. The Z4 Aurora has an LED light (700 ANSI lumens 3D beamer far better than the previous entry 250 ANSI lumens) with a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 which means that this projector is compatible with the 4K display. It also supports 2K and 1080p display thus you are at liberty to choose which display best fits the purpose. The XGIMI Z4 Aurora uses energy efficient OSRAM LED illumination, and its LED has a long projected lifespan of up to 30,000 hours and that is why it’s at number 5 on our list of Top 10 Projectors 2018 (Early).
- Nice speaker
- Very steep console
- Good pictures
- No slot for a flash card
Price: $649.00 (Discount : 8% OFF)
Ratings: 4.9 / 5
4) MDI i5 3D DLP Projector
This innovative DLP 3D projector is packed with features including WiFi, Bluetooth and mouse operation, HDMI, 3D Blu-ray, PC and video input options, keystone correction, and integrated speaker. It uses the Advanced DLP technology (3000 Lumens and 1280 x 800 native Resolution) which allows you to experience crystal clear, razor-sharp and lifelike images with the same DLP technology used in Hollywood. This projector is supplied with the latest operating system of Android, version 5.1 which gives you access to over 800,000 apps including Facebook, Youtube, Picasa and many others.
There is also a huge variety of games. A plus of the MDI i5 8GB version is the dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz + 5GHz) for a better WiFi signal. The WiFi chip supports WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac. In both versions, the latest Bluetooth version is present, namely 4.0. Good users interface, resulting in the improvement of reliability and usability. The technology of DLP driver can bring you more colorful and brighter image as well as smooth video entertainment at any time any place. It has a Long LED lamp life of over 20 thousand hours, with more natural color and a contrast ratio of 10000:1.
- More than one piece of input ports
- Support TF card up to 32GB
- Glass and Plastic material
3) JmGO V8 Projector
The elegant and beautifully designed JmGO V8 highlights classic shape and exquisite workmanship and can even serve as a home furnishing. Regardless of the appearance, the V8 also has excellent hardware configuration, 1080P full HD resolution, brightness up to 1100 ANSI lumens. The technology of DLP driver can bring you more colorful and brighter image as well as smooth video entertainment at any time any place.
It comes with an all Aluminum body, making it very sturdy and solid. It has a dimension of 20.80 x 13.30 x 10.80 cm and weighs 1.5400 kg. It has a lamp life of 30000 Hours and contrast ratio of 5000:1. It has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 and produces 300 inches of breathtaking big screen. Embedded with a 2GB DDR3 and ROM: 16GB eMMC.
Ratings: No rating
2) WOWOTO T8E 2000 Lumens DLP 3D Video Projector
The WOWOTO T8E DLP 3D Video Projector uses the technology of DLP driver just like the previous entry which brings you more colorful and brighter image as well as smooth video entertainment at any time any place. It
has a portable design with a dimension of 19.80 x 12.20 x 4.10 cm and it weighs 563grams making it very light.
It has a lamp life of 20000 hours which ensures more than five years of regular use, no need for bulb maintenance or replacement. It also has a brightness of 2000 ANSI Lumens and a Max image size up to 300 inches giving you a very clear image. Embedded with a 40-degree keystone correction to align the screen and the image projected to obtain a squared image even at an angle. It has a Built-in 7800mAh rechargeable battery.
- Good build quality
- Good image quality(2000 ANSI Lumens)
- memory card slot provided
Price: $429.99 discounted to $409.99(Coupon Code: WWTT8E01)
Ratings: 5 / 5
1) Xiaomi Mi Ultra Short throw 5000 ANSI Lumens Laser Projector
The last entry in the list of top 10 projectors might not be a budget-friendly one, but it’s a heck of a projector. The Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector is a heavy duty product with a dimension of 41.00 x 29.10 x 8.80 cm, and it weighs 7kg. However, this product will perfectly fit into an average size backpack, and it can be carried seamlessly over appreciable distances. This is the world’s first theater-class laser projection TV which delivers a 150-inch TV experience. The Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector comes with a 0.233:1 large depth of field lens and has an ultra-short focal lens design. This means that you only need to place your projector at arm’s length to achieve a 150-inch projection, to be specific, you need only a 50cm distance from the wall. Interestingly, the projector’s display can be adjusted to fit your TV screen.
The Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector comes with a T968 Cortex-A53 4-core processor, and it supports 1920 x 1080 display resolution. This combination will give you infinite pleasure with its large display anytime and anywhere. The device runs on the Android 6.0 which is more than sufficient for a projector. Its high-precision, convenient, efficient and accurate electronic focus means that no detail is left out during usage. This is not just a simple screenless TV; this projector comes with a high-quality stereo which uses a custom inbuilt high-power, dual full-frequency, dual high-frequency, and high-fidelity 30W speaker system.
Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector uses an ALPD 3.0 laser light source tech developed by Appotronics. The DLP technology used in this projector works differently. The final image is created by microscopically small mirrors laid out in DMD chip. The number of mirrors corresponds to the resolution of the projected image. This projector’s maximum brightness can reach up to 5000 lumens, and it can also achieve a static contrast ratio of 3000:1 which ensures that its images are brighter, more vivid and sharp. With over 85% NTSC color overlay, the final image has a natural and fine detail that gives you a wonderful picture. The lens of Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector delivers 25,000 hours of a lifetime thus it will serve you up to 34 years if using 2 hours per day. When your projector needs a new lens, Xiaomi will come in with a new motherboard. Replacing both components, you will save a lot and have a new laser projector. What else you need in the top Chinese projector of 2018?
- ALPD 3.0 laser light
- Quaity Image
- Sharp color
- 7KG total weight
Price: $1959.00, Discounted to $1839 (Coupon Code: XMLPP)
We hope that you liked our list of Top 10 Projectors 2018 (Early). Did we missed any good Projector that deserves to be on this list? Let us know in the comment section below.