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Epson 5030UB

Pros: The top-ranked projector thanks to features such as a self-adjusting auto iris and unmatched 3D reproduction. Also has an excellent Fujinon lens.

Cons: The biggest drawback of this home theater projector is its very hefty price tag.

Summary: If you don't mind spending a bit more, it's hard to go wrong with this projector. Equally good for amateurs and professionals.
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BenQ W1070

Pros: For such an affordable price tag, this projector offers shockingly good image quality.

Cons: The contrast ratio isn't as exceptional as it is on the Epson 5030UB.

Summary: Absolutely the best overall value right now. Delivers excellent quality and performance at an unbeatable price.
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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 8350

Pros: A total of three distinct LCDs ensures a broader color range than is found in most projectors.

Cons: Complaints generally revolve around a lack of a built-in sound system -- and the fact that this projector isn't 3D compatible.

Summary: Competitors such as the BenQ and 5030UB provide the 3D compatibility that this projector lacks.
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ViewSonic PJD7820HD

Pros: Targets gamers thanks to its steady performance and reliability over time. Image lag is quite minimal.

Cons: A rather surprising and disappointing drawback is that this projector only has one HDMI connection.

Summary: While it's particularly appealing to gamers, this projector makes a solid choice for just about anyone.
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Optoma HD141X

Pros: Stands out for its superior contrast ratio, not to mention above-average brightness. The bulb typically yields over 6,000 hours of use.

Cons: Its dated digital light processing causes this projector to lag behind its LCD-equipped counterparts.

Summary: A solid choice gives its overall brightness and high-quality results. Features 3D compatibility.