Three new projectors for under $1000

We wanted to let everyone know about 3 new projectors for under $1000.

If your budget for a new projector is under $1000 these will fit the bill and all rate very well.

First is the Benq HT 2050


One of three new projectors Benq HT 2050

One of three new projectors Benq HT 2050


The Benq HT 2050 show less rainbow artifacts than most other DLP projectors in its price range. It also has a shorter lag time which is important for gamers where reaction time counts. And if you are taking it places it has one of the best built in sounds systems for a projector in its category.

Right now this is priced at $799 at the Benq store.

Below is the BenQ overview:

Designed for superior image quality and to complement your home décor, the elegantly designed BenQ HT2050 home theater projector is ideal for watching movies, TV shows, sports and playing video games on larger-than life screens. With a 2200 lumens bright image and outstanding 15,000:1 contrast ratio, the HT2050 beams magnificent image quality. Packed with a rich feature-set the HT2050 includes vertical lens shift, 10-Watt CinemaMaster audio, whisper quiet fan, wireless HDMI option so you can enjoy movies anywhere in the house with no expensive cables to buy and no unsightly wires to hide, and much more.


Breathtaking Motion Picture Quality

Crisper, sharper Full HD 1080p

Built with high-grade pure glass elements in its light engine and an all-glass cinema grade projection lens, the HT2050 beams crisper, sharper Full HD 1080p content than any projector in its class
Full HD 1080p Picture | Ultra-Definition Resolution Non Full HD Picture | Low Image Resolution

Full HD 1080p Picture
Ultra-Definition Resolution

Non Full HD Picture
Low Image Resolution

Turbocharged Color Wheel

We have re-engineered our six-segment color wheel (RGBRGB) with 6X speed to maximize color depth and range for the clearest images. And with BrilliantColor™ Technology enhancing each color, the HT2050 home theater projector achieves truly captivating, lifelike color performance so your entire family can enjoy movies to the fullest.
6x-Speed RGBRGB Color Wheel

Hollywood Projection Magic In Your House

BenQ Cinema Master Audio+ Featuring CinemaMaster audio, powered by MaxxAudio technology, the HT2050 delivers a powerful 10-Watts of spectacular stereo cinema quality sound. Two acoustically balanced drivers encased in resonant chambers inside the projector deliver vibrant, rich, full range sound using the same Wave Audio algorithms employed by Hollywood studios to dramatically improve the movie viewing experience.

Independent 3D Color Control for All 6 Primary Colors

BenQ’s unique color management tool allows users to independently fine-tune the gain, saturation and hue of six primary colors (R/G/B/C/M/Y). Enabling users to customize colors to accurately reproduce every shade found in nature.

BenQ Color Management
ISFccc®Certification – Professionally Calibrated Visual Entertainment

The HT2050 features ISFccc® preset modes, enabled by professional calibrators from the highly reputed Imaging Science Foundation to provide the most precise color possible for Day/Night viewing.

The second of our three projectors under $1000 is the

ViewSonic PJD7828HDL.

Viewsonic pjd7828hdl 2nd of our three projectors for under $1000

Viewsonic pjd7828hdl 2nd of our three projectors for under $1000

The Viewsonic PJD7828HDL works great in a smaller room since it is a short throw projector.

Which means you can place it closer to the screen and still project bigger images. Where as most standard projectors require a lot of room to create the same size image.For example you can produce a 120″ diagonal image from about 10 feet away when most other projectors would need to be 13-15 feet away. So it would go great with our 120 inch projector screen.

The PJD7828HDL is a full 1080 HD projector with 3200 lumens light output.

Here is the description from Viewsonic:

For an incredible audiovisual experience at a great value, the ViewSonic LightStream™ PJD7828HDL projector delivers. Perfect for home entertainment, this projector features 3200 lumens, Full HD 1920×1080 native resolution, an intuitive, user-friendly design, and a sleek white chassis. Exclusive SuperColor™ technology offers a wide color gamut for beautiful image production in nearly any environment, while SonicExpert™, ViewSonic’s proprietary sound enhancement technology, powers a 10W speaker to deliver incredibly clear and audible sound. PortAll™ – a neatly designed enclosed HDMI/MHL connection compartment, supports wireless HDMI dongles or MHL connectors, while a cable management hood eliminates unsightly cable clutter. With a shorter throw ratio, 1.3x optical zoom, smart design, and extensive connectivity, the PJD7828HDL provides flexible and quick set-up in any home.

Packed with 3,200 lumens of brightness, this projector produces bright images in any environment – with excellent performance in rooms with high ambient light

The last one in our three projectors under $1000 is the Epson Home Cinema 2045.

Epson 2045 of our three projectors under $1000

Epson 2045 of our three projectors under $1000


The Epson Home Cinema 2045 has been able to reduce the rainbow affects that some people are prone to see with a DLP projector.  It has  2200 lumens light output and one of the lowest replacement lamp costs at around $100, with a normal lamp life of 4000 hours. It is full 1080 HD and 3D.

Here is the overview from Epson:

The Full HD 1080p home theater projector with wireless streaming.

The Home Cinema 2045 wireless projector is designed to be your home entertainment hub, delivering Full HD 1080p content from an array of devices. Offering up to 3x Higher Color Brightness* than competitive models, Epson® 3LCD projectors ensure vibrant images. The projector features up to 35,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, advanced image processing, plus 2200 lumens of color brightness and 2200 lumens of white brightness1. Enjoy HD movies, games and more with two HDMI® ports and MHL®2, or wirelessly stream content via Miracast® and Intel® WiDi. Use your Blu-ray Disc® player, gaming console, streaming device, tablet or smartphone and project up to 300″.

Up to 3x Higher Color Brightness with Epson*
Brilliant image quality requires high color brightness. Epson 3LCD projectors have up to 3x Brighter Colors than leading competitive projectors.* Delivering 2200 lumens of color brightness1 and 2200 lumens of white brightness1, the PowerLite Home Cinema 2045 uses 3LCD, 3-chip technology for brilliant images with true-to-life color.

It can be found for $699 at best buy.


 All three of these projectors under $1000 are really good for your home theater.
Choosing one for your use can depend on whether it is for gaming, for a smaller room, or a more traditional home theater.


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