Best Projector in India for Home and Offices for 2019
Are you tired of the high theatre fees or starting an office and need a high-end projector for all presentations? Irrespective of your needs and budget here is a projector for everyone.
But how do you decide between thousands of brands and model? To make that task easier for you, our team of experts did all the digging needed.
So here are the best projectors in India for 2019 based on all important specifications such as brightness and contrast, throwing distance, connectivity and tons of other features you DID NOT SEE coming in projectors.
So let’s get the crap and dig right into it.
Best Projectors in India for Home and Offices
In-Depth Projector Reviews for Indians
#1: Play DLP Projector (Best 4K Projector for Home Theatres)
Are you looking to turn your home into your own personal theatre? Then this projector by Play is everything you could have asked for without the hassle of a huge TV.
- Ultra HD, 4K 3D Projector, DLP Home Smart projector , Active 3D , Android 4.4 , Net Weight-1kg
First and foremost, to give you the ultimate viewing experience at home the projector support 4K Ultra HD display (trust me, 4K will leave you with dropped jaws).
And if that wasn’t enough how about an even immersive viewing experience with 3D? Yup, the projector also supports 3D literally bringing the whole movie to life.
Included in the purchase are 2 active shutter glasses and in case you did not know, active glasses offer full resolution than their counterparts, the passive 3d glasses.
Though they have their cons as well which we will discuss later on.
Furthermore, ensuring that you can view every detail with 100% clarity is the whopping 6000 lumens of brightness and the 1:2 contrast ration. Now, what’s that fancy term?
For those you do not know, in simple words, the higher the ratio the more details you can view with 1:1 being the standard contrast ration in projectors.
The ratio in tandem with the high brightness level means you can also use the projector in huge conference halls or school/college auditoriums for presentations, etc. (even the farthest of people should have no trouble viewing).
You don’t just want the projector to be clear you also want it to be fast so you can switch movies or slides in a jiffy and that is exactly what this projector delivers. How?
That comes down to the 1GB DDR3 Memory and the Quad Core Processor (a projector hardly gets any faster than this).
The projector has a throw distance of 0.3m to 6m. This means it can be placed anywhere between 1-feet to about 20-feet from the screen.
The projector has an Ultra Short Throw i.e. (0-4-feet) so you get a big clear picture even if you happen to be near to the screen giving you plenty of placement flexibility.
It also connects with a DSLR, Laptop, Mobile, etc. (pretty much any device you use) via HDMI, USB, VGA and so on without the need for a converter.
Being a DLP projector it hardly needs any kind of maintenance since DLP projectors come without a filter and have a sealed chip design (so no dust settles on the projector creating an image spot).
They are also not prone to color decay which means you continue to get the same level of quality even after years of usage.
Also, you need not be spending any new parts for many years since the lamps have a life of 20,000 hours.
Lastly, the projector weighs just 1kg and is very compact making it easy to carry or store around the home when not in use (easily fits in a drawer or a backpack).
Well, with all those power-packed features, it is no surprise that is projector costs over 50k making it the most expensive on the list.
Also, Active 3D glasses are prone to flickering and are more expensive to buy.
Whether you intend on using the projector on a wall or screen, with features like that, your movies experience is about to go up a notch.
All you need is a home theatre system for sound and you will soon have guests pouring over to catch a glimpse of your new babies making this projector worth every rupee.
#2: Epson EB-S41 SVGA LCD Projector (Best Projector in India for Office)
- Epson EB-S41 SVGA projector Brightness: 3300lm with HDMI Port
- White and colour brightness at 3,300lm
- SVGA resolution. Power Supply Voltage: 100 - 240 V AC ±10%, 50/60 Hz
If you are looking for a projector more suited for office work, Epson has got you covered with their EB-S41 SCVA and here’s why we think so.
Thanks to its Horizontal Keystone Adjuster, this Epson Projector makes giving presentations a breeze even in the smallest of rooms. That is because it gives you the flexibility to place the projector at an angle.
But won’t that give you distorted images? Absolutely not.
To ensure this the advanced Keystone Adjuster automatically detects any misalignments and adjusts/corrects them in seconds without pressing a button (so you never have to bring an important presentation to an abrupt halt ever again).
Another reason why delivering a presentation is so easy is because of its intuitive home screen where you get all the important functions right on the home screen.
So whether you wanted to switch slides, presentations or make connections you can now do it within a couple of clicks, in turn, saving you lots of time.
Also, the projector does not just automatically power on once the VGA cable or USB cable but also switches to the input inserted (and you don’t even have to press a button to get all that done).
Brightness and Contrast
With 3300 lumens, the projector delivers excellent picture and video quality. Further supporting that is the superior 15000:1 contrast ratio.
So your presentations can be viewed and read clearly by people even in the farthest corner of the room even in low ambient light
Resolution & Throw Distance
This projector is an SVGA projector which means it has a resolution of 800 x 600 which is good enough for office use.
What’s even better is the short throwing ability which means you can project on a big screen even if your conference room happens to be a tad smaller.
While you can connect the projector to your laptop or mobile using VGA, USB or HDMI cable what really stands out here is its wireless capabilities.
With a simple Wi-Fi connection, you can transmit all the images, files, videos, etc. using your mobile or other smart devices that support the Epson iProjection app.
You can also establish a connection with a simple scan of the QR Code using your mobile’s camera which takes just a couple of seconds.
This projector by Epson is also very easy to carry around or put away due to its compact design and low weight (weighs just about 2kgs).
It also produces only 37dB of sound so you barely hear it. Plus, when not in use, you can put in on standby mode where it consumes a mere 0.2W of power.
The lamp gives you about 10,000 hours on runtime in eco-mode which means it runs for years without fail thus saving you the cost of having to purchase and replace lamps.
The air filter prevents any kind of microscopic build-up on the lens or other parts further increasing the durability of the projector. And since it runs for 10,000 cycles, maintaining the filter is hassle-free.
Drawbacks On the downsides, the projector is not ideal for a home theatre set up as it does not support Full-HD.
Also, some people might find the projector to be on the expensive side since its usefulness is limited to offices.
#3: EGate i9 LED HD Projector (Best Bang for Your Buck)
Are you looking for a multi-purpose projector on the cheap? Well, a projector less than 6k hardly gets any better than the EGate i9 Projector.
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If you are not watching a movie in Full-HD in 2019 are you really even watching a movie? Well, thankfully, this projector supports Full-HD (1920 x 1080) which makes watching movies or playing games a delight.
Also, it supports the screen size of an astonishing 120-inches which is 3 times the size a 40-inch TV found in most Indian homes (as they say, live life king size 😉 ).
But if you do not have the room for the full 120-inches simply moving the projector close to the screen makes the image smaller
Brightness and Contrast
Remember, a high resolution alone isn’t enough. You also need good a good brightness and contrast ratio.
And while 1500 lumen brightness or 1000:1 contrast ratio isn’t as awesome as with the previous models, it is above-average and thus ample to give you a great movie experience right in your living rooms.
In order to watch movies, you do not have to go through the hassle of connecting your laptop. Its plug n play feature means it supports pen drives and external disks as well.
Also, since the projector has multiple ports you can connect almost every gadget you have using VGA, HDMI, USB, etc. (so not just movies you can also play games, browse the internet, etc.).
With 5 x glass lens, the projector also has Ultra Short Throwing distance so you and other viewers get clear images even if they happen to be really close to the screen.
The EGate i9 has been tailor-made for Indian weather conditions. This is why it has been equipped with a sealed optical engine which keeps out dust.
And since no dust can make its way to the lens, it delivers amazing picture quality even after years of use with little to no maintenance.
Plus, if you happen to live in extremely hot temperatures like that in Delhi, you will be happy to know that the projector can easily handle temperatures up to 49-degrees.
Also, sudden power cut and fluctuations will not ruin your investment either because it automatically turns off to prevent any kind of short-circuiting.
Since you would be spending tons of time watching movies using this projector I am sure you are worried about high-power bills, right?
Well, you can put that fear to bed as it uses electricity 4 times lesser than other lamp projectors.
The green technology LED along with reusable parts makes it highly energy efficient and eco-friendly projector.
Plus, since the lamp is an LED lamp it continues to deliver consistent colors and brightness for over 30,000 hours, a rarity in cheaper projectors (that’s why we termed it as the best bang for your buck).
To help you listen to the multiple audio formats its sound decoder supports, this is one of the few projectors that can boast of decent in-built speakers.
Note: Keep in mind, I only said decent sound quality, I would still recommend a home theatre or at decent speakers for high-quality sound.
At its native resolution i.e. 800 x 600, the text tends to blur which makes it hard to read and neither can you stretch it to 120” at this resolution.
A higher brightness and contrast ratio would have been the icing on the cake but nonetheless for its low price point, it does not disappoint at all.
#4: BenQ MS-506P DLP Projector
BenQ is one of the most popular brands when it comes to projectors for both home and office and in case you are wondering why this review of its MS-506P should clear up any doubts.
- SVGA (800x600) Resolution
- ANSI Brightness: 3,200 Lumens
- Contrast Ratio: 13,000:1 ; PC 3D-Ready /
Energy Efficiency at its Best
In case you are preparing early for an upcoming presentation (which by the way, you should always) I am sure there is a time the projector will be left without an input.
So then why should it run at full power, right?
This is why after 3-minutes of the no source the projector switches to the Eco Blank Mode where it operates at only 30% brightness making it very energy efficient.
Furthermore, you can also run the projector on SmartEco Mode. Here the projector automatically adjusts the brightness, colors, etc. based on the environment to save energy without compromising on the image quality.
Lastly, in case of inactivity after 20-minutes the projector automatically shuts down and if you happen to turn on the stand by mode, it works at just 0.5W of power.
Brightness, Contrast, and Resolution
Just like most mid-range projectors this also has a brightness of 3200 lumens whereas the contrast ratio is 13000:1 so there is zero doubt image/video/text quality is going to be excellent.
Also, to ensure this, it has a resolution of 800 x 600 which makes it a great alternative to the Epson model for office and classroom usage.
The DLP build teamed up with the Colorific Technology gives out colors that are vibrant enough to catch anybody’s eye.
It combines 6 different colors to create those realistic colors compared to the 3 used by standard LCD projectors.
Don’t you just hate it when you have to connect the projector at an angle at it ends up with this trapezoid effect which can take up a lot of time to correct?
Well, not anymore, with the automatic Keystone adjust the projector will align itself so you can place the projector anywhere in the room.
Accessing the keystone function and other important options like test pattern etc. can be done in seconds with the carefully redesigned remote control (no more do you have to navigate through complicated menus).
Its sleek construction means the projector weighs just 1.9kgs, light enough to be carried from one room to the next in hand and compact enough that it slides into any drawer with ease once used.
The lamps need no replacing for years as they can run for 10,000 hours without fail. But when they do need replacing, the conveniently placed door on the top makes it hassle-free.
That is even if your projector is mounted on the ceiling as you no longer need to uninstall it in order to make the change.
The teaching templates are another feature to love about this BenQ projector. From Letter Formations, Musical Staffs to Worksheets and Coordinate Charts, it makes both learning and teaching simpler.
One benefits it does have over the Epson is that it produces just 28-32dB of noise whereas the Epson has a decibel level of 37dB.
Compared to the Epson EB-S41, this one has slightly lower brightness and contrast level (well, we are just being really picky here).
But the one major drawback here is that it is not as versatile as the Epson since it does not have an HDMI or USB Slot which limits the number of devices you can connect to it.
If you found the Epson really expensive, this costs around the same as well.
Best Projector in India for Home and Offices for 2019
Are you tired of the high theatre fees or starting an office and need a high-end projector for all presentations? Irrespective of your needs and budget her