Best Projector for the Money

If you are looking for the best projector for the money, you will want one that is portable, durable, and able to project clear PC and HD videos. These are the most important features for the best home theater projectors under $500 and even under $300.

You may find some high-end projectors for more that have more features, but if you stay with these few features, you really can’t go wrong when selecting the best projector for your budget.

As always, keep in mind what you intend to use the projector for. If you are using the projector for multiple purposes, such as videos and charts in different venues and different computers, then a more portable projector made to show PC and HD videos is needed.

For example, some projectors are smaller than others and are made to be carried around to different rooms, while others are bulkier, but project all types of files. Here are some suggestions to help you find the best projector for the money in 2012-13.

iewSonic PJD5123 SVGA DLP Projector  120Hz/3D Ready, 2700 Lumens, 3000:1 DCRViewSonic PJD5123 SVGA DLP Projector

The Video Sonic PJD 5123 is an ideal projector for those who plan on using it in more than one room with more than one computer. It is PC and HD video compatible and perfect for videos or charts and presentations. The small design is conducive to portability and only weighs about five pounds, and it hooks up to almost any video outlet, see more features here.

The projector lens produces a high quality picture in most lighting settings, and comes with eight preset picture modes, making it very versatile for any use you need. You can mount this projector on a table top or ceiling and is perfect for taking on the road. It will also support 120 Hz and is 3D ready. This projector is selling on for around $330. It is reviewed by some users as the best projector for the money.

Digital Galaxy DG-737  Dream Land HDMI LCD ProjectorDigital Galaxy DG-737 Dream Land HDMI LCD Projector

Another great option is the Digital Galaxy Dream Projector, a very affordable option for those who use projectors for entertainment purposes. This is perfect for hooking up to a Wii or Xbox for a new video gaming experience. See what Amazon reviewers say about it here.

This is an LCD projector for greater picture quality, and a native resolution of 640 x 480. This model comes with everything you need to hook into your TV to play games on or watch movies. It is perfect for viewing videos or game playing in low light settings. It comes with HDMI, AV power cables, audio and a composite video cable. If you plan to use your projector for gaming and entertainment, this the best projector for the money. This model is currently selling on for a little over $200.

Optoma PT105 75 Lumen Playtime LED Gaming Projector with HDMIOptoma PT105 75 Lumen Playtime LED Gaming Projector with HDMI

Another great home theater and gaming projector is the Optoma PT105 projector. It is light and portable, and its HDMI connector makes it perfect for gaming or watching movies on. Its LED projection makes the picture very clear and bright. It comes with wide screen and bright display,854 x 480 native resolution, see more features here.

While this projector is ideal for taking video games and movies with you, it can also be used for business presentations and charts. The LED brightness allows for amazing versatility and affordability. This projector is on sale on for about $300. It is perfect for one who loves video games and movies, but is also good for small businesses who need to present figures on the road.

Ready to shop for your new HD Projector in 2012-13?

Remember to be aware of what you need a projector for, before you buy. You may not need the most expensive model available to watch movies and play games on, and you may not need the best HD hookups for multiple outlet options. Be sure to know what you need, and shop smartly. Good luck!

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