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Epson Home Cinema 5050UB: Big, Bold and Beautiful


The Epson Home Cinema 5050UB is a serious home theater projector for serious home theater enthusiasts. It features a motorized lens with horizontal and vertical lens shift, plus ample zoom. Its 4K enhancement technology offers lots of detail. Its biggest benefit over less expensive 4K projectors, however, is an excellent contrast ratio for deep, dark shadows and bright, popping highlights.

There are only a few disappointments, and they’re minor. It doesn’t quite have the color or razor-sharp detail of its direct competitor, the LG HU810P. That’s not to say the 5050 isn’t sharp and colorful. It is, just a bit less so — although I liked the Epson’s overall picture quality a lot more than that of the LG. The 5050UB is also an absolute unit, several times larger than most of the projectors I’ve reviewed in the last year (including the LG).

In sum, the Home Cinema 5050UB is an excellent all-around projector that looks fantastic with all content. It offers a significant step up in picture quality over less expensive projectors, like the Optoma UHD35, and costs a lot less than something like the Sony VPL-VW325ES. It even gives its more expensive, laser-powered sibling, the LS11000, a run for its money. More on that below. Overall, the Epson 5050 is my go-to choice for anyone with a dedicated home theater who wants a projector worthy of the space.

Editor’s note, November 2022: For its excellent picture and value, we’re once again giving the 5050 our Editor’s Choice award. While the laser-powered LS11000 offers some additional benefits and performance over the 5050, it’s also a lot more money.

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Specs 4(K) days

  • Native resolution: 4K enhancement (1,920×1,080 x2)
  • HDR-compatible: Yes
  • 4K-compatible: Yes
  • 3D-compatible: Yes
  • Lumens spec: 2,600
  • Zoom: Motorized (2.1x)
  • Lens shift: Motorized H/V
  • Lamp life (Medium mode): 4,000 hours

The 5050UB is a 4K- and HDR-compatible projector. As such, it can accept 4K and HDR signals, though keep in mind that no projector can do HDR very well. 

Like all Epson projectors the 5050UB uses an LCD light engine, not the DLP that’s found in most other projectors. The ones used on the 5050UB are not technically 4K native resolution. Instead, they’re a technology called “4K enhancement” that “shifts each pixel diagonally to double Full HD resolution,” according to Epson. This is done very quickly, so it’s just a higher-resolution image to the eye. Here’s a deeper dive into the technology. The short version: It looked plenty sharp to me, if not quite as razor-like as the DLP-powered LG; see below for details.

One of the 5050’s most notable features that sets it apart from less expensive projectors is a motorized lens. This offers ±96.3% vertical and ±47.1% horizontal movement, which should be enough to let the 5050 fit in just about any home. There’s also a significant motorized zoom of 2.1x. 

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Epson claims the 5050UB can produce 2,600 lumens. I actually measured slightly more than that… in the less accurate Dynamic color mode. In the more accurate Bright Cinema mode I measured roughly 192 nits, or about 1,732 lumens. This puts it among the brightest projectors we’ve ever measured. 

Lamp life is on the low side. Even in the Eco mode, Epson rates it at up to 5,000 hours. Some projectors of similar brightness we’ve reviewed in the last year were capable of upward of 15,000 hours in their most lamp-conserving modes. That said, 5,000 hours is still over three years of use at four hours a night.

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  • HDMI inputs: two HDMI 2.0
  • PC input: Analog RGB
  • USB ports: 2
  • Audio input and output: No
  • Digital audio output: No
  • Internet: LAN
  • 12v trigger: Yes
  • RS-232 remote port: Yes
  • Remote: Backlit

Both HDMI inputs are HDMI 2.0 and can accept up to 4K60. As you might expect from its intended use as a projector for a dedicated theater, it lacks an audio out. Epson assumes, rightly in my opinion, that anyone getting a 5050 would have a traditional projector arrangement with either a receiver or at least a soundbar for audio.

Along the same lines, there are lots of control options for home automation systems, including a 12-volt trigger, RS-232 and a LAN port.

The remote is a big boy (just like the projector it controls) and has a pleasant amber backlight. If you have a 2.35:1 screen, as I do, you might reach for this remote for more than just on and off, since you can zoom the projector and fill the screen with 2.35:1 content without getting off the couch. That’s always a bonus.

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Picture quality comparisons


The LG HU810P is the most notable competition for the 5050. They’re the same price but the HU810P uses newer technology, namely two lasers and a phosphor instead of the 5050’s more traditional lamp. I connected both using a Monoprice 1×4 distribution amplifier, and viewed them side-by-side on a 12-foot-wide 1. 0-gain screen.

Right off the bat, both are great projectors, but their strengths and weaknesses are almost polar opposites.

As far as light output goes, they’re very similar. In their respective most accurate modes, the LG can do 166.3 nits to the Epson’s 192. Objectively, that’s a fair bit of difference, but subjectively, side-by-side, they both just look bright. So we’ll call that more or less a tie.

Color, though, goes to the LG. The lasers, with help from a phosphor, are absolutely deeper and richer. Throw on some HDR content and the deep crimson reds and vibrant purples are far beyond what the 5050UB can produce. This is sort of like saying a Porsche is slower than a Ferrari, however, since the 5050UB is no slouch in the color department. On its own it looks great, the LG in this regard looks better. 

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It’s a similar story with detail. The LG uses a 4K DLP chip to create an image, and detail is that technology’s main strength compared to LCD with pixel shifting, which is what Epson uses. The image just looks a little sharper, especially with motion. However, if you’re not watching them side by side, I’m not sure you’d notice. The 5050UB certainly doesn’t look soft, it’s definitely 4K to my eye. 

The next aspect of picture quality is where the tide turns toward the Epson by a lot. In a word, or technically two: contrast ratio. Even without using its iris, the native contrast of the 5050UB’s three LCD chips is significantly higher than the LG — 10 times higher. So the image has significantly more punch and is less washed out. Even if you dial the LG’s lasers and iris back as much as possible, it only just matches the Epson’s black level while that projector is in its brightest and most color temperature-accurate mode. 

Which is to say, the Epson’s black levels are roughly the same while at the same time (in the same mode) it is capable of having highlights or bright parts of the same image that are seven times brighter than when the LG’s lasers are dialed all the way down and the iris is closed. Flipping that around, if you match their light outputs, the Epson’s black levels in the same mode are nine times darker. 

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What does this look like? An easy example is watching any movie with letterbox bars. If I set the projectors to be roughly the same brightness overall, the letterbox bars on the LG are gray. If I match their letterbox bars by reducing the LG’s laser power and closing its iris, it ends up looking dim compared to the Epson.

So when watching any content, the deep blacks of the 5050UB, while maintaining bright highlights, make for an extremely pleasing image. 

Comparison to the Epson Home Cinema LS11000

While reviewing Epson’s own LS11000, I compared it to the 5050. The LS11000 is $1,000 more expensive, and uses a laser instead of the 5050’s UHP lamp. Since there will be no lamp replacements for the life of the projector, the total ownership cost difference between these two projectors is less than it initially appears.

The Epson LS11000.

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Sharpness is one of the most noticeable differences between these two. The LS11000’s pixel shift quadruples the pixels from its 1080p chips, so it’s 1080pX4 compared to the 5050’s 1080pX2. So between those two projectors the LS11000 is definitely sharper, which makes sense because it has twice the resolution. Both are less detailed than a 4K DLP, but sharpness is that technology’s biggest strength.

Contrast is a different story, and a surprising one. I measured the 5050’s contrast ratio at 5,203:1 vs. the LS11000’s 1,808:1, which is significantly worse. Even the LS11000’s dynamic contrast is lower, where the laser power tracks the brightness of incoming video signal and adjusts accordingly. However, this mode is more useful on the LS11000, since this adjustment happens pretty much instantly, far faster than the mechanical iris on the 5050. So even though the numbers suggest the 5050 blows the LS11000 away, subjectively and side-by-side they’re fairly comparable. That’s impressive, especially since the 5050 is cheaper and far older.

With SDR the LS11000 looks a little better and has more natural color. With HDR the LS11000 does a better job reproducing a wider color gamut. However, the difference isn’t huge in either case.

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All told, the LS11000 is a diagonal step from the 5050. Overall it does look better, but not the 25% better implied by its price. However, if you include the “total cost of ownership,” which in this case means $330 lamps every 2.5 years or so with the 5050, the price is eventually roughly the same. So with a bit better performance and that laser keeping the ownership costs in check, the LS11000 is worth considering if you’re looking at the 5050, despite being, on paper, $1,000 more expensive.

For more, read our in-depth Epson Home Cinema LS11000 4K laser projector review.

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The Home Cinema 5050UB is an excellent projector. At $3,000 it’s certainly not cheap, but for those looking to buy a PJ for a dedicated home theater or a light-controlled living room that can do its black levels justice, the image quality is definitely a step above less expensive projectors. Is it, say, over twice as good as the $1,300 Optoma UHD35? Perhaps. The Optoma is very good for the price, but that’s certainly the caveat: “for the price.” It holds its own, but it has a way worse contrast ratio and doesn’t handle HDR nearly as well as the Epson. 

I think most people would be perfectly content with the UHD35. But for enthusiasts looking for a more “home cinema” experience the… oh wait, I just said the name of the thing in the thing. Let me try that again. For those looking for a more “home theater” experience, the Epson Home Cinema 5050UB does just about everything right and looks fantastic.

Geek Box

Test Result Score
Black luminance (0%) 0.046 Average
Peak white luminance (100%) 192.3 Good
Derived lumens 1732 Good
Avg. grayscale error (10-100%) 7.624 Poor
Dark gray error (20%) 6. 223 Average
Bright gray error (70%) 7.432 Poor
Avg. color error 3.636 Average
Red error 3.527 Average
Green error 2.199 Good
Blue error 4.345 Average
Cyan error 5.111 Average
Magenta error 2.461 Good
Yellow error 4.173 Average
Avg. saturations error 8.34 Poor
Avg. color checker error 8.5 Poor
Input lag (Game mode) 28.4 Good

Measurement notes

I found the Bright Cinema color mode offered the best combination of light output and accuracy. In the six-color temperature mode, the 5050UB was pretty spot on D65 across the grayscale range. In addition, all primary and secondary colors were spot on their Rec. 709 targets. This is one of the most accurate projectors we’ve reviewed in the last year. 

The native contrast ratio was excellent for a projector, with an average of 5,203:1 across various modes. For comparison, the second best contrast ratio we’ve measured recently was the BenQ HT2050A with a native contrast ratio of 2,094:1.

With the lamp mode (called Power Consumption) set to High and the iris off, the 5050UB puts out an impressive 192.3 nits, or roughly 1,732 lumens. The Eco mode drops the light output by about 30%. If you turn on the iris, which opens with bright images and closes with dark images, the dynamic contrast ratio rockets up beyond 100,000:1.

While the Bright Cinema mode looked better overall, the Cinema mode offered wider colors for HDR content. However, it was also much dimmer. I didn’t find the ~10% greater color gamut for ~60% less light to be a worthy trade-off, but feel free to check it out. The contrast ratio was about 40% better in this mode as well, which was only slightly noticeable.  

If you need even more light, the Dynamic color mode puts out an impressive 323.6 nits, roughly 2,914 lumens, though the overall image isn’t as good or accurate. 

AAXA P8 Portable Projector Review: Teeny Price, Tiny Size, Totally Bright

$225 at Walmart

$224 at Best Buy

$249 at B&H Photo-Video

Don’t like

  • Not powered via USB
  • 540p resolution
  • A few bugs in the menus

The AAXA P8 is small and cheap even compared to other portable projectors I’ve reviewed. The Nebula Capsule is almost as minuscule but it’s a whopping 20% more expensive. Impressively, the P8 has a full-size HDMI input, Bluetooth and a headphone jack. Disappointingly, it’s not powered by USB, so you have to use the included power adapter, which adds bulk to an otherwise minuscule package. It also lacks a battery. The image quality is fine, given its price and size, but like its bigger brother, the P6X, light output is its main strength.

The P8 is a lot brighter than it has any right to be. I measured 230 lumens, which is around half what the P6X puts out but a huge 2.5x what I measured with the Capsule. Plus, there are a handful of streaming apps built in, which is definitely convenient. So overall, for the price, you get a big image from a tiny, tiny projector.

Pico pico

  • Native resolution: 960×540 pixels
  • HDR-compatible: No
  • 4K-compatible: No
  • 3D-compatible: No
  • Lumens spec: 430
  • Zoom: No
  • Lens shift: No
  • Lamp life (Normal mode): ~30,000 hours

The P8 is not an HD resolution projector. It’s barely more than standard definition with 960×540 pixels. As a result, the pixels can be quite obvious and visible with all but the smallest of projected images. Today the cheapest TVs have at least HD resolution but projectors are a different animal. Given the size and price of the P8 it’s neither unexpected nor a deal breaker.

AAXA claims 430 lumens of light output, and I measured approximately 230 on the P8. To put that in perspective, the similarly sized and priced Anker Nebula Capsule puts out 85, while the more expensive Xiaomi Mi Smart Projector 2 only managed 162. The P8 is even brighter than the more expensive Samsung Freestyle, which puts out 197 lumens despite its $800 price tag. The bigger P6X puts out 437.

There’s no lens shift or zoom: Focus is achieved via a small wheel on the side. 

The LEDs are rated for 30,000 hours. You’re far more likely to lose the P8 between the sofa cushions before the LEDs die out.

Ins and outs

The AAXA P8’s back panel, with an HDMI input and headphone output. On the side are the USB inputs.

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  • HDMI inputs: 1
  • USB ports: 2 (A and C)
  • Audio output: Headphone output/Bluetooth
  • Internet: 2.4GHz/5GHz
  • Remote: Not backlit

There’s a full-size HDMI input, which just makes the P8 easier to live with compared to some projectors that use micro- or mini-HDMI and require an adapter. Surprisingly, for the size and price, there are a handful of built-in streaming apps. Netflix and YouTube are the headliners, joined by Twitch, Vimeo, Haystack News and Tubi. 

If you dig into the P8’s menus you can find the much-dreaded Aptoide store. This is a semi-offshoot of the Google Play Store: There are some apps you’ll recognize and a lot that you won’t. Worse, the majority of them don’t work as you’d expect. Aptoide is common among lower-priced projectors.

Like all inexpensive projectors it uses a mobile version of Netflix, more like what you’d find on your phone. This means the interface is less user-friendly using a remote, which you have to use since there’s no AAXA app. It also means you can’t cast to the projector from your phone since Netflix thinks the projector itself is a source. So, oddly, you could theoretically cast FROM the projector TO another display. I didn’t test this, but that’s what it says on screen. It says a lot of things on screen, like other error messages, pop-ups that are difficult to get rid of, and more. I did, eventually, get it running, so it’s in there. Just don’t expect the smooth experience like you get on most other devices.

YouTube works as you’d hope, though, letting you pick what you want on your phone and cast it over to the projector (oddly, labeled “ATV_229” not P8 or AAXA). 

Action shot of me moving projectors around my lab. Which is yellow.

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There’s a single 2-watt driver. I didn’t expect much deep bass and room-filling sound out of something the size of a tweeter but this speaker is pretty quiet. Fortunately there’s Bluetooth or a headphone jack if you prefer analog, so you can add an external speaker (which I highly recommend).

Another disappointment is the inability to power the projector using USB. Instead, it comes with a standard power adapter wall wart. There’s a USB-C input on the side, but it doesn’t power the unit. A projector this small, powered off a USB battery pack, would be amazing. I’m sure we’ll get something like that eventually but in the meantime you’ll need to lug the adapter around to use the P8. .

The tiny remote is as long as one of my fingers and squeezes in all the necessary buttons, but hard to use in the dark as they’re all the same size and shape.

Picture quality comparisons

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I pitted the P8 against the AAXA P6X and the Anker Nebula Capsule. The Capsule is a likely competitor for the P8, at roughly the same price and more or less a similar size. One’s a cube, the other’s a cylinder, but both are “pocket sized.” The P6X is both a little larger and a little more expensive. It’s in the price ballpark, though, and really it’s only slightly larger. I connected them to a Monoprice 1×4 distribution amplifier and compared them side-by-side-by-side on a 102-inch 1.0-gain screen.

The P6X is so much brighter than the other two it almost seems like a different class of projector. It has 437 lumens vs the P8’s 230. The Capsule is barely visible in comparison, with only 85 lumens. In fairness, the P6X is more expensive and larger. Larger being relative when we’re talking tiny projectors. Picture quality isn’t that much different between the AAXAs, other than the brightness. Which is to say, it’s not great, but given the price and size, not unacceptable.

Focusing, pun intended, on the P8 and Capsule, the comparison is closer… eventually. The P8’s picture quality out of the box is abysmal. It’s so over-sharpened it looks like the “before” image in an exposé about the evils of edge enhancement. Thankfully, there’s a modicum of picture adjustments, something that can’t be said of the Capsule. Switching to the User picture mode and dialing the Sharpness down from “cartoon” to “this is as good as SD looks” does wonders for the overall image.

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With that done, and the color temp in the warm mode, it gives the Capsule a run for its money. While the Capsule doesn’t have any picture adjustments, it looks fine out of the box. It could look better, I’m sure, with some tweaking, but we’ll never know. Does the inclusion of picture settings mean the P8 can look better than the Capsule? Sort of. More that it brings them in line and they’re both equally “off” just in different ways. Colors aren’t accurate. Color temperature isn’t either. It’s not quite cartoonish, but neither look particularly realistic either. 

One unexpected aspect of the P8’s performance is its contrast ratio. I measured an average contrast ratio of 558:1, which is significantly better than anything under $1000 that I’ve measured in recent memory. So it looks far less washed out than the Capsule, which averages just 192:1. So that, combined with the added brightness, does push the P8 in front in terms of overall image quality.

Do these videophile particulars matter for sub-$300 projectors? Probably not. I’d say other aspects are more important, which brings us to what I think are the two most important differences between the Capsule and the P8: brightness and batteries.

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The P8’s brightness is borderline remarkable for its size and price. It puts far more expensive projectors to shame. At ~50-inches this is bright enough to see with some lights on. Even at 100 inches, it’s a usable image. Other than the P6X I don’t know of another projector this size that can do that. I’m not saying you should use an inaccurate, 540p projector as your main TV… but for $250 you could do worse.

The Capsule can’t compete on brightness, but it does have a battery. The P8 does not. That’s a game changer, or maybe a different product category. You can put the Capsule in a backpack and watch a movie on the side of a tent. I think, for a lot of people, that’s the main use for a projector this small. The P8 just can’t do that — not without a very long extension cord. The P6X sure can, though, for a bit more money and a larger unit.

Tiniest of the tiny

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The P8 is literally a pocket projector. You can fit it in your pocket. But it’s far brighter than other projectors this size. It even has built-in Netflix and YouTube as an added bonus. I wish it recharged via USB-C, making it truly off-the-grid portable. But if off-the-grid portable is what you want, the P6X is only a little bit more expensive (and larger), or the Capsule is just as small but far dimmer than both.

It’s a pretty specific niche the P8 fits into: tiny size, tiny price, huge brightness and no battery. An anomalous amalgam of attributes that somehow works. It’s hard not to like 230 lumens for less than $250.

HD 1080P Wi-Fi Smart Projector, Smart Tv Home Projector, Office Video Projector, Black

Home theater HD 1080P smart projector For long-term service, recommendations for use are described below According to experts – a budget projector, but not inferior in brightness and picture quality to more expensive projectors Thanks to the installed Play Market, you can watch movies and videos from video hosting sites or from any other installed browser – as on the phone Advantages: – Built-in Android 6.0 – Installed Play Market – Wi-Fi support – Bluetooth – Resolution 1920×1080 – Connects to the phone (displays the phone’s screen) – 2+32 GB of RAM – Bright lamp 250 ANSI lumens You can’t display the screen of the game console and laptop – HDMI works only for output Built-in stereo speakers have a powerful and high-quality sound The most convenient device for home , cottages, outdoor activities, tourism, kindergartens, educational institutions, hospitals and much more! Light weight, convenient – there is a handle, which makes it very convenient to carry it to the desired point according to your desire. Just take it with you to visit or to a party! Good and clear picture – 1080p resolution Able to display a picture from 60 to 120 inches As a full-fledged Android, you can insert a micro SD, a regular USB flash drive (USB), connect a speaker system, keyboards, mouse, keyboard and headphones Connect wireless interfaces like WI-FI, TV Game , Bluetooth, Smartphone – any digital device Ease of use, reliable operation, aesthetic appearance With this projector, you will not need a TV anymore A projector that can be given as a gift and will not be ashamed! Comes with a cord and remote control Available in three colors to complement the interior On the top cover there is a power button and a focus wheel LED projector will last about 30,000 hours without loss of brightness and saturation of the image It is possible to hang the projector on the ceiling, there is a mount Audio files: supports MP3 audio files, WMA, AAC, etc., the top seven sound effects + SRS Image files: common formats are supported (such as JPEG, BMP, PNG, etc. ) Image scaling support; Rotate 360 ​​degrees, full screen view You can choose different picture diagonal Additional: – Connecting a mouse – Connecting a keyboard – 1920×1080 resolution – Can be used without additional cords – Connects from Wi-Fi – Android 6.0 operating system – Distance to the projector: 1.2-5 m. – Dolby sound system support – Lamp type – LED Ports: – USB – HDMI – AUX – AV – Micro SD Equipment: Laser projector – 1 pc. Power cable – 1 pc. Control panel – 1 pc. Instruction – 1 pc.

Specification HD 1080P WiFi Smart Projector Home Projector Smart Tv Office Video Projector Black

Weight 1.255 kg
Battery life 500 h
Warranty period 6 months
Number of color wheel segments 7
Operating system Android
Noise level 41 dB
HDR formats Dolby Vision
Screen display
Max. projection distance 3.7 m
Min. projection distance 1.2 m
Lamp life 20000 h
Lamp type Laser
Key Features
Purpose for home theater
Features Smart TV
Features columns
Features universal (multi-brand) remote control
Projector resolution 1920×1200
Image aspect ratio 16:9
Technology LCD
Type portable
Image functions and parameters keystone correction
Wireless Bluetooth
Wireless WiFi
HDMI version 2. 0
Connectors and interfaces USB Type-A
Connectors and interfaces USB Type-A x 4
Connectors and interfaces HDMI input
Connectors and interfaces audio input mini jack 3.5 mm
Luminous flux 3000 lm
Keystone correction type vertical/horizontal

Top 10 Best Projectors from Aliexpress


  • 1 TD90 – 10th place
  • 2 T6 projector – 9th place
  • 9 0221 3 Projector T26/T26K – 8th place

  • 4 Wzatco C3 – 7th place
  • 5 Vivicine M20 – 6th place
  • 6 TouYinger Q10 – 5th place
  • 7 Byintek UFO R19 – 4th place
  • 9022 18 Changhong M4000 – 3rd place

  • 9 XGIMI Horizon and Horizon Pro – 2nd place
  • 10 Xiaomi Fengmi Laser TV 4K Cinema Pro – 1st place
  • 11 Conclusion

Over the past year, a considerable number of interesting new products have been released, which indicates consumer demand and the growing interest of people in projectors in general. Technologies are developing, the format and concept of devices is changing, projectors are again actively taking their place in people’s lives. Who knows, maybe one of the upcoming New Year’s days, a revolution will take place in the professional market and a new round of technical progress will push projectors to the first line among multimedia devices? But for now, we will leave these dreams aside and move on to our TOP for those who have already decided on their sympathy for projectors, and now want to understand which of the new products that have come out is the best and ideal for home theater.

So let’s go!


TOP 10 has been updated! All information provided is up-to-date and changes over time, in line with current AliExpress trends.

TD90 – 10th

One of the best-selling projectors on AliExpress. Budget class projector, with a minimum of necessary ports to connect the most necessary. Reliable, with good color reproduction and a huge number of positive reviews.

Our review of it is here . Please note that the model has quite a few clones, so we recommend buying a projector from a trusted seller on AliExpress here .

T6 Projector – 9th

Also a budget but more advanced projector with an updated, brighter and youthful design. The protective shutter for the optics is integrated directly into the housing. And the support of wireless technologies and the confident friendship of the device with the Android OS did their job and entered it at 9th line of our TOP-a.

A detailed review of the projector can be found at this link . Or immediately purchase at link here .

T26/T26K Projector – 8th place

The projector has a native Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and a brightness margin of up to 5500 Lumens. It is worth noting that this device still belongs to the budget category, which attracts even more attention to it. Among other things, the T26/T26K has an impressive design, which is more associated with expensive, professional projector models. It has good built-in audio and supports most existing content formats.

Detailed overview of T26/T26K can be found here . You can buy on Aliexpress at link .

Wzatco C3 — 7th place

Another popular Full HD desktop projector with impressive brightness. The projector itself has a fairly fast processor. But to unleash the full potential of its multimedia capabilities, you can purchase an Android TV Box bundle. And thus, actually get a finished home theater right out of the box. At your choice, the projector can be purchased without Android TV Box, the model is perfect, for example, for console users.

You can read more about the Wzatco C3 in this review of . Check out the options and buy here .

Vivicine M20 – 6th place

It has a lot of similarities with the T26/T26K, but is more compact and has a number of design advantages. Access to internal components is simplified, there is a filter installed in the housing that protects against dust and dirt. Lots of configuration options.

More details about Vivicine M20 features can be found in our review . Or in the product card itself.

TouYinger Q10 – 5th place

The updated version of the TouYinger Q10 projector, like its predecessor, is gradually gaining popularity and already has a huge number of sales on Aliexpress. Now the projector has a more solid margin of brightness of 9500 Lumens. As well as a modified housing with a removable dust filter.

Read more in our review – TouYinger Q10 . Or go directly to the product at this link .

Byintek UFO R19 – 4th place

Don’t be fooled by its modest dimensions, the device has all the necessary functionality and high-quality hardware. As well as excellent user reviews, which allows him to become a worthy representative in the line of professional projectors from Byintek for home theaters.

Review of Byintek UFO R19 projector available here . You can buy a projector and read the reviews of those who have already purchased it here .

Changhong M4000 — 3rd place

Our top three is opened by a professional Full HD projector designed to be the best solution for home cinema. The model was released quite recently and became a continuation for the C300, but has already attracted the attention and interest of numerous users, as well as bloggers and youtubers. And for good reason. The projector turned out to be a worthy and attractive option, both in terms of technical characteristics and in terms of design.

A more detailed review of the Changhong M4000 can be found at this link . And to buy a projector, at the moment, is possible here . And also on Yandex Market .

XGIMI Horizon and Horizon Pro – 2nd Place

The professional 4K XGIMI Horizon Pro projector and its junior Full HD model XGIMI Horizon are a logical continuation of the previously sensational H2 and H3. Outstanding performance, as well as a well-thought-out and comfortable operating system based on Android 10, guarantee the user maximum convenience and immersion in their favorite content. The quality of materials and their assembly also remained on top.

An overview of XGIMI Horizon and Horizon Pro on our website can be found here . You can find out the current cost at the link here. Or Yandex Market.

Xiaomi Fengmi Laser TV 4K Cinema Pro – 1st place

State of the art technology, ultra short throw, native 4K resolution and great design. These are the qualities thanks to which we can safely put the Xiaomi Fengmi Laser TV 4K Cinema Pro in the first place in our TOP of the best home theater projectors. Indeed, at the moment, the device is one of the leading modern projectors on the market. Xiaomi Fengmi Laser TV 4K Cinema Pro is perfect for both watching content and playing games, and thanks to its short focus, high resolution and brightness reserve, it can easily replace even more expensive TV models.