What’s New in Home Theater Projection?

The past year has brought change to the world of projectors. From price reductions in high-definition and entry-level projectors, to longer lasting lamps, the latest in projection technology will lead to more projectors in the hands of savvy home theater consumers.

High Resolution Under $1,000?

Two years ago we saw the first video projector (InFocus X1) drop below the $1,000 mark. These low-priced projectors were typically SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, and ranged in brightness from 1,000 – 1,500 lumens. While not ideal for home theater specific use, the low prices popularized the projectors in both home theater and business applications. Currently there are dozens of products available in this price range, most of which provide a decent video image. See our list of projectors under $1,000 here.

High-resolution home theater projectors are also getting less expensive. Native high-definition (720p) signals are now commonplace, and can be had for as little as $1,049 (Sanyo Z2 LCD projector) on our site today. High-resolution DLP