Updated November 06, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best HDR Projectors

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Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive

Since the initial publication of this wiki in October of 2018, we've made 5 edits to this page. One of the most cutting-edge home entertainment developments, High Dynamic Range allows displays to present more realistic contrast than ever before. Local dimming makes HDR somewhat easy on LCD panels, but projectors require the most advanced technologies to produce a cinema-quality picture. We've ranked some excellent new and up-to-date models, which offer the best HDR support on the market. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best hdr projector on Amazon.

10. ViewSonic PX747

9. Sony 995ES

8. Sony 695ES

7. Sony 1000ES

6. Epson HC4010

5. Optoma HD27HDR

4. JVC DLA-X990R

3. JVC DLA-X590R

2. LG HU80KA

1. Sony VW295ES

Editor's Notes

October 25, 2018:

Only the most expensive laser models like the flagship Sonys or LG will approach the contrast levels of modern, HDR-capable LCD panels. The Optoma is mostly for gamers, while the ViewSonic and Epson are two of very few worthwhile HDR-ready units that don't cost a million bucks. Keep in mind that continued firmware updates will probably help the performance of a lot of these.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on November 06, 2018 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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