5 Best Gaming Projectors Of The Year

Diane Myers

If you are getting tired of playing your favorite games on a small TV or monitor, then you should upgrade to a projector to take your gaming experience to a whole new level. We picked the 5 best gaming projectors that you can buy and ranked them based on their price, quality, durability and more. Let’s take a look at them!

Which Is The Best Gaming Projector?

5. EUG Wireless Projector HD

Best Budget

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
70%
Value
70%

Gaming is one of the most popular activities or hobbies these days and it is not surprising to see why, it is very relaxing, entertaining and almost all of the games released especially in the last decade have amazing storylines, giving you a movie-like an experience. However, if you want to take it a step further and have space to accommodate it, I would suggest you try gaming with a projector since it is a priceless experience. For one of the best budget packages in the market, you definitely should check out the EUG Wireless Projector HD. This device will deliver tons of connectivity options, a good image, tons of accessories, and a built-in android system to deliver a great experience. Without further ado, let’s get on with it.

As a first impression, I found out that the EUG Wireless Projector HD is a pretty large unit that is not the most portable projector I have seen, as it measures about 13.3×10.4×4.7-inches in total, meaning that it is in the larger side of the spectrum especially for the brightness and resolution that it offers, however, this is the budget range and we have to accept those things. Moving on this device has plenty of connectivity options including a pair of HDMI ports, two USB ports, a VGA, a composite video and a component video port to top it off, which is good especially for a device this affordable.

The whole setup process of the device is super easy and intuitive, and my favorite thing was that it has a great number of accessories in the package including an HDMI cable, a VGA cable, AV cable, the remote control, the manual and the lens cap for the projector. It is equipped with a custom Android user interface that resembles closely to a smart TV OS which is sleek and you can also use your smartphone for casting.

This projector ahs a pretty modest throw range, which I expected the price and can reach a maximum of 200-inches of screen size, which requires it to be 22 feet away to reach that size. You can twist the ring around the lens to achieve the desired focus and the 1280×800 native resolution with a good contrast ratio. It also wasn’t the brightest in the market and had a good sound performance though. The input lag was pretty low surprisingly and it delivered a smooth gaming experience, and for the price, you can’t compete with it. Worth considering.

4. BenQ HT2150ST

Best Short Throw

Our Ratings:

Durability
80%
Quality
80%
Value
85%

Next up we have one of the best and most interesting gaming projector options in the market so far, the BenQ HT2150ST. This is also the best short throw gaming projector in the market, meaning that it is perfect for people with limited spaces in their rooms. I have to say that this beast delivers a great color performance, superb resolution and a low input lag that will be welcome by any gamer in the market, definitely a top-notch projector. Let’s take a closer look.

The BenQ HT2150ST is also a large device like the EUG unit that we talked about earlier, however, it has plenty to offer in that size so it is justified, without forgetting it measures 15×19.9×4.8-inches in total. I should say that it looks pretty good overall and will look good at the space that it will occupy, on top you will find the control panel with buttons, and on the top, you will find the control panel with buttons, focus ring, zoom ring, IR remote sensor, and indicator for the device status. In the connectivity department, it has plenty including a pair of HDMI ports, one with MHL support, a USB-A port for charging the wireless FHD kit, a USB Mini-B port, 3.5mm audio inputs, and an RS-232 port for PC or component video ports.

The BenQ HT2150ST comes in a good package that has some nice accessories inside including the carrying bag, a quick start guide, the remote control, batteries for it, power cable, and the CD for the user manual, I would expect the manufacturer to throw at least an HDMI cable for connectivity but no luck there. The setup process is foolproof as it is plug and play and you can adjust the image accordingly in a few moments. It has feet in the rear and the front to adjust the angle properly and there is keystone correction for up to 20 degrees.

One of the biggest selling points of this beast is its projection range as it delivers a 100-inch image just from 4.9-feet away which is amazing for a wide range of rooms, virtually any room design and size. This is especially pleasing for those that live in small apartments or dorms as the size of their rooms is an obstacle for setting up this kind of setup.

The image quality of this beast is excellent as it delivers a great Full HD performance for starters. On top of that, the color and contrast of this projector are simply brilliant, as the native contrast ratio is about 15,000:1 and the 2200 ANSI lumens with the 16ms input lag things just get better.

3. BenQ HT3550

Best Image

Our Ratings:

Durability
85%
Quality
85%
Value
95%

If you want one of the best projectors for gaming and you value image quality before most of the things than you definitely should check out the BenQ HT3550. This projector will deliver amazing image quality, and besides that, it has support for 4K resolution HDR content, a great deal of color reproduction with amazing accuracy and tons of value for the money, despite being pretty expensive.

In terms of design and looks the BenQ HT3550 is pretty classy, to be honest with its combination of white chassis and the wood finished panel upfront, it looks its price point. On top of the device, you will see the manual controls that will allow you to turn on the device, check the software controls and align the image to fit your needs. The lens ring will also help you align the image properly, and compared to the aforementioned projectors this is pretty small as it measures about 14.9x5x10.3-inches in total. I think it looks pretty good and will fit into any room design without any problem.

In terms of connectivity, it has plenty to offer including a pair of HDMI ports one with HDCP 2.2 support, an audio output, SUB port, and USB 3.0 for media. In the package, you will get good remote control as well with this device which is pretty intuitive and looks as good as the projector itself, while also allowing you to get the most out of it. The initial setup process is pretty easy to get around and foolproof as you can easily do it in a couple of minutes, complete with the mounting and alignment and if you choose to mount it in the ceiling you can do it alone without any help.

In terms of performance, this is a definite beast as it delivers a brightness of 2,000 ANSI lumens and a great contrast ratio of 30,000:1 delivering super deep blacks which are marvelous, close to high-end OLED TVs with high dynamic range content. The colors were also perfect as this device managed to reproduce about 100 percent of the DCI-P3 color space which delivers one of the most vivid images I have seen in a projector. The 4K resolution is its best feature though, and those with PS4 Pro’s or Xbox One X’s will rejoice.

2. Sony VPL-HW45ES

Most Versatile

Our Ratings:

Durability
95%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

Coming up next we have one of the best projectors in the market the Sony VPL-HW45ES, this projector is pretty much one of the most advanced and best projectors in the market for a wide range of reasons, and for gamers, it is one of the best overall. It delivers a beautiful image, a great number of colors that are vivid and lively, and it is extremely easy to set up, as far as high-end projectors go, this one doesn’t have any significant flaws.

I have to say that the Sony VPL-HW45ES is pretty good looking coming in with the gentle curves and some sharp angles on its body delivering a modern and classic look at the same time, also it is available in black and white. The vents of the device are located on the front side making it extremely appropriate for wall mounting.

This device delivers a brightness of 1800 lumens at its best, and it comes packed with the new and updated SXRD chipset of the company that delivers better contrast, which in turn provide deeper blacks thanks to the better light focus performance and efficiency. I have to mention the lamp life as well as it has a life of about 6000 hours in low-intensity mode making it one of the most durable that doesn’t use LED.

Speaking of upgrades one of the major ones is the Reality Creation technology that is used to achieve better sharpness and color reproduction, and the MotionFlow decreases motion blur and judder. Which when combined with the low latency mode this beast will be one of the best ones for gaming. The 3D support just takes things to another level, but there are no 3D glasses in the package.

The initial setup fo the device is also super easy and you can do it in an instant, by using a combination of 1.6x optical zoom, plus the horizontal and vertical image shifting wheels that allow you to get the perfect image without much effort. The on-screen menu also delivers you tons of controls for the image and you can get the most out of it with a little tweaking.

For a blacked-out room that will see a lot of gaming action but will not be limited to that, this excellent Full HD projector from Sony is your best bet. Definitely deserves the number 2 spot in this best gaming projectors list.

1. Optoma HD27HDR

Best Overall

Our Ratings:

Durability
100%
Quality
90%
Value
95%

On top of our list, we have the definite best gaming projector in the market the Optoma HD27HDR. This projector delivers one of the best projector experiences for gamers and it delivers the most bang for your buck while doing so. This beast delivers super lag-free gaming, high refresh rates, it is super bright, supports HDR and many more.

This projector has the classic projector shape with its white plastic body that looks pretty utilitarian however, the company has focused somewhere else here, not on the looks but the performance and quality. And I can comfortably say that this beast can deliver plenty of desirable qualities to your house, for gaming and cinema as well. It is also not very large as it measures about 9.7×12.4×4.27-inches in total and weighs about 6.2-pounds.

One of the biggest advantages and the biggest selling point of this projector is that it delivers a superb gaming experience with super-fast 8ms input lag with 120Hz framerates when connected to a PC or a gaming console, well at least at the Full HD resolution, as in the 4K resolution it delivers 60Hz refresh rate with the same low input lag.

Moving on I should say that this beast can get bright making it excellent not just for dark rooms, as it has a max brightness of about 3,400 ANSI lumens, turning every room into a home theater without a problem. It supports HDR content in both 1080p and 4K as well as elevating the experience to a whole new plane as it also delivers full coverage of the DCI-P3 and the REC. 2020 color spaces to make the experience much more enjoyable overall.

With its super easy setup process and a great amount of features that will please every gamer, the Optoma HD27HDR is one of the best projectors in the market, and for gaming, it is the best overall, without any doubt.

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