2014 Top Picks Of the Year Front Projectors

Front Projectors

JVC DLA-X700R D-ILA Projector
(June) JVC announced no new projectors for 2015 as we await what we hope will be some Ultra HD models late in the year. But one look at the improved blacks on 2014’s DLA-X700R was enough to make us hungry for what’s to come. $8,000, jvc.com

Sony VPL-VW600ES and VPL-VW1100ES SXRD Projectors
(May, December) The amazing picture from Sony’s new “budget” 4K projector in 2014, the VPL-VW600ES, and its improved flagship, the VPL-VW1100ES, proves the company isn’t resting on its laurels—even in a 4K home projection category, it still has to top itself. $16,000 and $27,999, respectively, sony.com

Epson 5030UBe 3LCD Projector
(May) Epson delivered excellent blacks and contrast, powerful brightness, and cool features like an included wireless HDMI transmitter in this affordable, not-quite-entry-level LCD projector. $2,899, epson.com

javanp's picture

Gets 4/5 rating on 'value'. Is one of the top picks of the year for Value.