Just as the world is living with the ‘New Normal’, probably one of the things that needs to be changed is the idea of buying a bigger Television to enjoy the Cinema Experience. One of the biggest myths that people need to recuperate is that larger screens equals to larger spaces. With the Picture Technology advancing each day and the world moving to Full HD, 4K and 8K resolutions the viewing distance is reducing to great extent along with it. For instance, 100” display can be seen from a distance of 12 feet for Full HD and around 10 feet for 4K resolution respectively.
A True and Engaging Home Cinema Experience can be achieved with a combination of a great Hi-Fi Audio and Video System. And this combination is now becoming affordable as you can have it all at the cost of a 65” QLED or OLED TV. The use of Virtual/Detachable Surround Sound Bars have elated the experience of Cinema Sound. The question for a good budget projector for the year 2020-2021 still persists as users are looking up for some Chinese cost-effective portable projectors with Android OS.
Below are our top 5 picks for Budget Projectors for the Year 2020 that you should consider to get an amazing Cinema Experience in your homes.
5. Viewsonic PX701HD – INR 85,000/-
Viewsonic has nailed the budget home cinema market by learning that the use will be in family rooms or media rooms. Such rooms have lot of Ambient lights which requires a projector with high lamp brightness to create a good picture and PX701HD is one such projector with 3500 Lumens brightness and 1080p/Full HD Resolution. The SuperEco+ Mode allows users to enjoy this projector for a whopping 20,000 hours. It uses Viewsonic’s proprietary SuperColor technology to display 1.07 billion colours on the screen. The vertical Lens shift helps in placements of the projector on a coffee table or in a shelf easy.
4. Optoma HD27SA/Darbee – INR 95,000/-
The Taiwanise corporation is not far behind in delivering home projectors with great lamp life and brightness of 3200 ANSI Lumens. This revised version of HD27 comes with DarbeeVision technology enhancing the picture quality to match the peers in this segment. This Optoma Full HD product also features Rec. 709 colour mode and has a decent lamp life with 8000 Hours in Eco Mode. The projector claims to be a silent device as compared with other models in this page with 29dB operation sound. The contrast ratio of 30,000:1 is very impressive too.
3. Viewsonic PX706HD – INR 99,000/-
Another one from the Viewsonic DLP Family specially created for Games is PX706HD projector. With a Short Throw Projection this projector can create a 100” diagonal image from a distance of 5 feet. Another feature of 3000 Lumens makes it a perfect partner for Family/Games Room. The SuperColor technology is featured in this projector along with Gaming Mode which manipulates the brightness scale of darker areas to control the shadows while playing your favourite games. The fastest response time of 16ms brings a competitive advantage for gamers along with Full HD and 3D Support. The 15000 hours lamp life can help you play game for 4 hours every day for the next 10 years.
2. Benq W1090 – INR 95,000/-
World’s most trusted DLP Brand stays ahead in the race with their flagship home cinema model W1090. With native 1080p Full HD Image, this projector is best known for its colour reproduction due to the 6x colour wheel. The CinematicColor technology utilizes optimal colour to bring out the most accurate and enhanced images of Rec.709 standard. Benq’s dominance in Digital Cinemas is outstanding with 100% IMAX Theatres using their products, this model surely gets the same sharpness and crispness to the images with its 2000 ANSI Lumens brightness and 10000:1 Contrast Ratio. The less lumens limits the use of this projector in darker environments.
1. Epson EH-TW5650 – INR 90,000/-
Breaking the barriers of DLP technology, Epson has been market leader in the projection space with its proprietary 3LCD Chip Design. With a stunning contrast ratio of 60,000:1 due to Epson’s Auto Iris technology and 2500 Lumens Lamp brightness; this projector is Ranked No. 1 by us, for its great picture quality and ease of placement in dark as well as ambient lit rooms. The screen mirroring feature is a boost for Mobile Gamers along with high refresh rate for 3D performance. Split Screen, Horizontal Keystone, Remote Control Function on iProjection App and Vertical Lens shift are some of the highlighting features of Epson’s new entrant in Indian market the EH-TW5650 projector.
These affordable Home Cinema Projectors are best to make that switch from TV to Larger Projection Screen image to enjoy your new releases and shows at your homes, specially when you’re stuck in the pandemic lockdowns and want to continue with your theatre experience with your family and friends.
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