Date: March 19, 2013
What should I buy?
You are in the market for a home theater projector. The first in foremost thing should be to start with a budget in mind. How much can I afford? On this page we will outline our top sellers and we will talk about Al's picks. Who's Al? Al has is the President and founder of HTmarket.com. He got his first projector for home theater in 1996 it was a vintage Barco CRT. The technology has come along way since then but the features you look for are similar. There are two resolutions out there now. There is 720p and 1080p. We believe that buying a 720p projector is like buying yesterday's technology. Our top sellers are all 1080p and 3d projectors.
The three key features in the 2012 market.
1: Is it 3d?
2: What's the contrast? (contrast is black levels)
3: What's the lumens? (brightness)
The HTmarket.com Top Sellers are Below:
1: Optoma 3300 3D Projector
2: JVC Home Theater Projector DLA-RS46U
3: Epson Home Theater 8350u
4: JVC Home Theater RS4810
5: JVC RS56u 3d projector
6: Panasonic PT-AE8000u
7: JVC Home Cinema DLA-RS66u
I talked to Al about these projectors and he has the following three picks based on budget.
For a budget under $1500, Al picks the Epson 8350 projector which is a 1080p projector that's bright with great contrast for $1299. Only drawback it's not 3d enabled.
For a budget under $3000, Al picks the Optoma 3300 for 3d and the JVC RS46u (street price $2999, call for price).
For a budget under $5000, Al has a toss up. If you want a really bright projector go with the Optoma 3300. If you have total control of light and you watch mostly movies he said go for the JVC DLA RS4810 which is 4k resolution. The JVC projectors now have a feature you can do 2:35 to 1 out of the box with lens presets you don't need an extra lens to do 2:35 to 1.
Ok, if you have no budget you should look at the other two JVC's the RS56 and RS66. Starting at the RS56 you get 4k resolution something you can't get in sub 3k projectors. If you have no budget at all. You might consider the RS56 better than the 46 but not quite the premium price tag as the 66. If you want the best toy go with the RS66 you'll have bragging rights.
He said you really can't go wrong with any of the top ones but this is how he would pick his projector and believe me he knows projectors.