2019 Top Picks of the Year Projectors



Top Pick of the Year:

Epson Home Cinema 5050UB 3LCD Projector
(August/September 2019) Read Review

That UB appended to the model number of select Epson projectors stands for "UltraBlack," and with the Home Cinema 5050UB, ultra black literally turned out to be the case. Along with strong contrast performance delivered by its dynamic iris, the 5050UB hits 97 percent of the P3 color gamut and provides a 16-step HDR curve adjustment for convenient tweaking of brightness levels with 4K/HDR sources. At three grand list, the 5050UB is also surprisingly affordable given its picture quality and features. $3,000, epson.com


Sony VPL-VW995ES 4K LCOS Projector
(April/May 2019) Read Review

Sony's LCOS projector delivers breathtakingly sharp images via its native 4K display chips, laser light engine, and ARC-F (All Range Crisp Focus) lens. While brightness proved a bit low for a projector priced at $35,000, when installed in a carefully light-controlled environment this high-end Sony model provides a highly satisfying home theater experience. $35,000, sony.com