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Best Home Theater Projector under $500 in 2012-13

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Looking for the best home theater projectors for the money?

You can find the best home theater project under $500 in 2012 if you have the right resources. Fortunately, I have spent a good amount of time working in the electronics department of a retail store, so I am very aware of which tech products are great, and which ones that should be avoided at all cost.

Most people's experience with a home projector is pretty fantastic. It can garner a lot of attention from friends and family who visit , and allows entertainment, movies and video games to be thoroughly vivid, real and  interesting.

 

Best Home Theater Projector under $500 in 2012
ViewSonic PJD5123 SVGA DLP Projector 120Hz/3D Ready, 2700 Lumens, 3000:1 DCR

The first device mentioned here is one that I have personally seen used at a friend’s house. The ViewSonic PJD5123 SVGA DLP Projector 120Hz/3D Ready, 2700 Lumens, 3000:1 DCR is great for all forms of entertainment projection.

I used to frequent my friend’s house to play video games like Guitar Hero and Halo on the large screen. Of course, watching movies was a treat anyway.

More specs are available on amazon, but the 8 preset picture modes, including, bright, cinema, whiteboard are popular and the long life of this projection unit.  I can say that the actual picture resolution is beautiful. Pair this great projector with a surround sound audio system and you are in for a real treat. Many users have rated this as one of the best products on the market today. 

 

ViewSonic PJD5133 SVGA DLP Projector - HDMI, 2700 Lumens, 3000:1 DCR, 120Hz/3D Ready, Speaker(96802)

ViewSonic PJD5133 SVGA DLP Projector - HDMI, 2700 Lumens, 3000:1 DCR, 120Hz/3D Ready, Speaker


Another alternative you may want to consider is the ViewSonic PJD5133 SVGA DLP Projector - HDMI, 2700 Lumens, 3000:1 DCR, 120Hz/3D Ready, Speaker. This product works in a similar way as the first one, and comes at a similar price point as well. Not to mention, it is buy the same company as well.

The major reason you will want to consider this projector for your home theater system is because it includes HDMI components. You can now hook up HD Blu Ray, DVD, and video game systems. This simple difference will bring your home theater to life in a very HD way.

 

Best Home Theater Projector for the money

Optoma HD20 High Definition 1080p DLP Home Theater Projector (Grey)

Still, let us cut right to the chase: if you want the best home theater projector, owning an Optoma HD20 High Definition 1080p DLP Home Theater Projector (Grey) is absolutely necessary. I will admit that the price range is a little steep, but when you consider its 1080p resolution output; and the hundreds of positive user reviews, it is hard to fault this device in any way.

While this device is a bit over the $500 dollar price tag set for this article, I cannot help but mention it for those of you who are really serious about your home theater’s output quality. Fortunately, with the large number of sales that occur online, you can find this product close to this budget range once in a while. Used models are even cheaper, and tend to work very nicely as well. 

 

Owning the best home theater projector under $500 in 2012-13 is great if you are looking to enjoy the entertainment that stems from having a theater in your house. I personally own a projector myself, and do not know what I would do without it.

Of course, a projector is not a “necessary” investment, but if you can afford one it definitely advances your personal entertainment abilities. One thing I really love is playing high definition video games and Blu Ray discs on my PlayStation 3 on the projected screen. It just brings these experiences to life in ways that a normal television cannot. 

 

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Comments

May 6, 2012 11:05pm
Introspective
Great information on home theater projectors.
May 31, 2012 12:34am
Gmanthegreat
very detailed!
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