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    Three Top Home Theater Projectors


    If you’re looking to create a home theater that provides a true theater experience, a TV just might not be enough for you: it could be time to consider a home theater projector. In our last post, we discussed some of the top home theater projector screens, and today we’re going to look at a few of the highest-performance home theater projectors. But wait, why consider a projector when there are such incredible TVs out there?

    One, you get to have a bigger picture, and two, it’s possible to get a better picture as well. As we discussed last week, some new screen technologies allow you to get a clear, sharp picture even when you’re not in a pitch-black room. Plus, with quickly advancing projector technology, you can actually get an image that’s as breathtaking as the best theater … so long as you get the best possible projector. That’s what we’re here to look at today. 

    JVC DLA-X700R. Not the least expensive option out there, but also widely reviewed by home theater experts as the best, the JVC DLA-X700R is the image quality leader, with the blackest blacks, stunning highlights and contrast, as a result, that is top-notch. Calibration, video processing and setup are all best-in-class, and though this is not a true 4K projector, its contrast is so high-level, it’s doubtful you will notice.

    Sony VPL-VW350ES. This true 4K projector not only offers the highest definition images among its near competitors, but it also does so at the most competitive price. You’ll get good light output, outstanding color fidelity and the deepest blacks, along with some of the best video processing around. And what about that whirring noise most projectors make? Not with this model. The Sony VPL-VW350ES is one of the quietest projectors on the market. 

    Epson LS10000. If having to replace the lamp in a home projector, which always seems to be required at the most inconvenient moment, has been putting you off projectors, this might be the option for you. The Epson LS10000 has a laser light engine that never needs replacing and also enables the projector to start up faster than its competitors. Of the three projectors here, this projector offers the least impressive contrast (though still top-notch compared to the rest of its competitors), but if lamps, which can cost several hundred dollars each time they’re replaced, are your main projector issue, this is a projector worth considering.

    When nothing less than a unique, top-notch theater experience will do for your home theater, a projector system is something you have to consider. Call us at Jackson Hole AV if you’re ready to start designing the home theater of your dreams.