Watch series, films and videos on the big screen? You don’t have to own a cinema for that. There are now numerous projectors on the market that bring detailed and sharp images to the (screen) wall. However, the best models are also among the most expensive. Such home cinema projectors can cost several thousand euros.
The test of our CHIP experts shows that you get good performance but also cheaper. In addition to very expensive models, there are also a pair of affordable projectors for less than 1,000 euros in the top 10. One of them even did “good” in the test and is therefore a real price tip.
However, you should note that you always have to make compromises with cheaper models. The best projectors in the test (the top 3 is currently determined by Sony) offer around 4K resolution with high-contrast details and strong moving images. They also run comparatively quietly and can also deal well with the waste heat.
Cheaper models, on the other hand, usually offer Full HD, and upscaling to 4K is only possible in rare cases. In addition to the image quality, the price difference is often also reflected in the equipment. It should be understandable that you shouldn’t expect cinema quality from a projector for less than 1,000 euros. We answer the most important questions about home cinema & projectors below.