Top 10 Gaming Movie Projectors: Best 1080p and 4K

Present day gamers have it easy when it comes to getting their hands on high quality videogames. That’s why a little help may be needed to get the right hardware, which will allow the visuals to be viewed in all their non-pixelated glory.

For the best choice of projector to go with your game station of preference, whether it be the Nintendo Switch, PS4 pro, (soon to be released) Xbox One Scorpio or even your latest high tech gaming laptop or PC build, see our top 10 picks for gaming movie projectors below!

  1. ViewSonic PJD7720HD – under £500

There’s nothing better than a quality bargain, and the Viewsonic PJD7720HD is exactly that. Considering its incredibly low price tag, this budget projector gives more than a gamer could hope for. Despite only having 2 HDMI inputs, the crisp visuals and bright lumens rating place it in our top ten.

Key features

Resolution/Display: 1080p

Lumens Brightness: 3,200

3D support/compatibility: PC 3D ready

Throw: long

  1. BenQ W1210ST – $950

Unlike most screens found in the TV market, the BenQ W1210ST is specifically aimed at gamers. It’s input lag is lower than the majority of televisions and it even sports a unique Game bright mode, which puts it high on the list for the level of performance that gamers are looking for.

Key features

Resolution/Display: 1080p full-HD image quality

Lumens Brightness: 2,200

3D support/compatibility: 3D capable (with 3D glasses)

Throw: short

  1. Philips Screeneo 2.0 – $2000

Designed to be a complete replacement for a television screen, the Philips Screeneo 2.0 is the small package that great things come in. A great option for smaller rooms the only down side to this piece of hardware is the price. However, it proves to be worth every penny.

Key features

Resolution/Display: 1080p

Lumens Brightness: 2,000

3D support/compatibility: 3D capable (with 3D glasses)

Throw: ultra-short

  1. LG MiniBeam PF1000U – $1100

For a quality ultra-short throw projector on a budget, the LG MiniBeam PF1000U fits the bill. Though the lumens brightness clocks in a bit low for well-lit rooms, the compact size and full 3D support functions make it a contender for gamers and general households alike.

Key features

Resolution/Display: 1080p

Lumens Brightness: 1000

3D support/compatibility: 3D capable

Throw: ultra-short

  1. Sony VPL-VW365ES 4K 3D Projector: Best balance of price and power (4k) – $8000

For a 4K projector that has power which matches up to its fairly steep price tag, the Sony VPL-VW365ES 4K 3D projector measures up. Though the 1,500-lumen rating might not be the best for brighter rooms, the 4K visuals which are enhanced all the more by the SXRD panels, make up for it.

Key features

Resolution/Display: 1080p HDMI; Full 4K (4096 x 2160) native resolution

Lumens Brightness: 1,500

3D support/compatibility: 3D capable

Throw: long

  1. Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K 3D Projector: Best 4K projector for the money – $8800

Another Sony creation with SXRD projection technology, a solid all-rounder which comes 3D ready for the ever-growing gaming industry. The Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K 3D projector has some subtle differences to the VW365 and remains affordable for the average gadget and hardware hound.

Key features

Resolution/Display: 1080p HDMI; Full 4K (4096 x 2160) native resolution

Lumens Brightness: 1,500

3D support/compatibility: 3D capable

Throw: long

  1. Sony VPL-VW665ES 4K 3D Projector: It’s quality if reflected in the enormous price tag – $8500

With a price tag of close to £15,000 the Sony VPL-VW665ES is a ‘next gen’ 4K projector that is on the wish list of many and in the homes of some of the most dedicated gamers. The incomparable motorized zoom placement range, stunning depth of colour and auto calibration are just some of the features that prove this piece of equipment is deserving of the hefty price tag.

Key features

Resolution/Display: 1080p HDMI; Full 4K (4096 x 2160) native resolution

Lumens Brightness: 1,800

3D support/compatibility: 3D capable

Throw: long

  1. Sony VPL-VW550ES 4K SXRD (LCoS) projector: Big screen HDR experience

With a long history of producing high quality 4K projectors it is no surprise that Sony dominates our list, especially since some of the older models are in no way inferior to some of the newer. The Sony VPL-VW550ES differs slightly from the former, its main feature being the big screen HDR experience it gives.

Key features

Resolution/Display: 1080p HDMI; Full 4K (4096 x 2160) native resolution

Lumens Brightness: 1,800

3D support/compatibility: 3D capable

Throw: long

  1. JVC DLA-X7000

The JVC DLA-X7000 is one of the best additions to a gamers setup. Choosing this JVC model, you not only get size, but top quality too that can easily rival the Sony 4K projectors. With a lumens brightness of 1,800 its visuals are on par with some of the best.

Key features

Resolution/Display: 1080p HDMI; Full 4K (4096 x 2160) native resolution

Lumens Brightness: 1,800

3D support/compatibility: 3D capable

Throw: long

  1. Epson EH-TW9300: Almost 4K (4K enhanced) performance for half the price

For a projector that will give you the 4K experience without the 4K price, what better choice than the Epson EH-TW9300. Though aimed mainly at film enthusiasts, this device has an impressive display that just as easily supports games best viewed on a crisp 4K display.

Key features

Resolution/Display: Full HD 1080p with 4K enhancement

Lumens Brightness: 2,500

3D support/compatibility: 3D capable

Throw: long


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