Best 3D Projector Under 2k
We often get asked. What’s the best 3d projector under 2k? This one has an easy answer the Optoma 3300 3d projector. The Optoma 3300 is listed at $1999 but we do offer coupons to lower this price.
This is by far our best selling projector and one of our best looking products on our web site.
The specs don’t lie.
5000 to 1 contrast
HDMI 1.4 input
Full HD 3d
Flexible projector placement
3 year express warranty
2 year lamp warranty
It’s very similar to the Optoma 33 a lower cost version however the 3300 has 25% more contrast, brighter lumens and better warranty in a cool piano black finish.
We stock this projector. Get it for the superbowl today. We recommend Elite Screens as a good fit with this projector. Questions or comments let us know below.
JVC Releases New 3D Projectors
JVC just released brand new 3d projectors for the home. Many improvements over last years models.
Some of the improvements over last years models are higher contrast ratios and brighter bulbs. One really cool feature is the ability for lens presets in 2:35 to 1, 16:9 and 4:3 this lets the home theater user install a 2:35 to 1 screen without the need for an extra lens. The lens preset keeps a constant height on the screen.
Here is the line up. JVC uses LCOS technology which shoots out a very smooth image.
JVC DLA-RS45U List Price $3,494.99
The below models are 4K Eshift technology. This basically is 4k resolution a huge upgrade over last year.
JVC DLA-RS55u List Price $7,995.99
JVC DLA-RS65U List Price $11,995.99
Call HTmarket.com for details on pricing. We have successfully packaged these projectors with Stewart Screens to bring out the best in this technology.
Pictured below is the Elite 3D Home Theater Package by HTmarket.com this package features either Optoma 3300 or JVC RS45U and includes choice of Dalite Cinema Contour Screen or Stewart Luxus Deluxe Screenwall. Price starts at 3189.99.
We think the best bang for you buck is the JVC RS55U paired with the Luxus Deluxe Screenwall with 2:35 to 1 Aspect Ratio. We have projector ceiling mounts and many other extras like Audioquest cables to help you put together a dream home theater. We have experts waiting on the phone to help you complete your theater just in time for the Superbowl.
Autumn Woods Theater
We received the following photos from Paul, who recently used HTmarket.com to equip Autumn Woods Apartments in Indiana with a theater of its own! This is really cool. As you can see, it has true stadium seating, floor lighting and sconces, and a ceiling-mounted projector. Take a look:
The seating shown is Contour Rocker Home Theater Seating. These classic row seats are wood with black laminate, and have woven fabric covering (the color of the seating shown is Navy).
The projector is an Epson Powerlite 8500UB Projector , mounted using an OmniMount Large Universal Ceiling Projector Mount. You can see the popcorn machine in this shot; it’s an Art Deco Popcorn Machine with matching pedestal.
The 16:9 Projector Screen is a Dalite Da-Snap model with Pro Trim and Cinema Vision material.
Home Theater Guide
Whether you’re creating a new home theater or just looking to improve upon your current one, it’s a good idea to go over the fundamentals and consider new ideas. There’s many aspects of a home theater that merit careful consideration, from choosing projectors or home theater seating to creating that perfect atmosphere you’re looking for.
To help you learn the fundamentals and better plan your theater, HTmarket.com has put together a resource which collects a ton of useful information in one place. Check out their handy Home Theater Guide. You’re sure to learn something, and you might get some cool ideas for your theater while you’re there!
Elite Screens Summer Promotion
There’s a new Elite Screens promotion running at HTmarket.com, and it’s impressive!
Basically, the deal is this: Buy a CineTension 2, Home2, EZ-Frame or VMAX2 series projector screen, and they’ll throw in free speakers. And these aren’t some junky little speakers- we’re talking SolaraSound speakers, worth up to $489!
As if that wasn’t enough, we’re also giving you $30 off as part of the deal.
By now, you can see how sweet this promo is. Elite Screens are already an excellent value for such quality stuff, and the free speakers just make them a ridiculously good deal. If you’re in the market for a projector screen (or a speaker, for that matter), check out the full details at the promotion page.
To Serve and Project
Choosing a Projector!
For some people, “big” means REALLY BIG. I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m one of those people. I like my monsters big. I like my explosions big. My favorite natural phenomena are stars, oceans, and mountains, in that order. My ideal pizza is one the delivery guy can’t fit through the door.
I refer to the Giant Squid as “Medium Squid”.
It turns out, I’m not alone. Lots of home theater owners aren’t willing to settle for the mere largeness of a plasma screen. For these, my comrades in bigness, I submit the following guide to the biggest thing in any home theater: projectors!
Know Your Projector Types
There’s three types of home theater projector: LCD, DLP, and 3LCD.
LCD (liquid crystal display) projectors work a bit like an LCD TV screen, passing light through an LCD chip, creating a vibrant, sharp image. Since it’s really creating a composite from three differently colored beams, this image is subject to color breakup (the “rainbow effect”) around the edges, as well as the “screen door effect” of seeing individual, separated pixels at times. These are best suited to dimly-lit rooms, auditoriums, and boardrooms.
DLP projectors (short for Digital Light Processing) use a single digital chip, effectively projecting a digital screen through a single beam. Great for HD video, with high contrast ratios, and not much pixellation. These are ideal for home theaters.
3LCD projectors function similarly to LCD projectors. It shines a single beam of light through three LCD panels, and the light is then recombined through a prism into a single beam, which comes out of a single lens. Because the colors are recombined and projected as a single, bright image (they call this “accurate color registration”), you get the vibrancy of LCD without the rainbow effect.
There’s a few qualities you’ll see in projector specs that it’s good to pay attention to.
Projector Resolution: This is the sharpness and clarity of the picture. It’s measured by the number of pixels, and is often expressed as the number of vertical pixels used (720p = 1280 x 720 pixels, 1080i = 1920 x 1080, etc). More pixels, more resolution, sharper image!
Throw Distance: This is how big an image a projector can create from any given distance. Most manufacturer websites have throw distance calculators, which are very useful to anyone setting up a home theater and shopping for a screen.
Keystone Correction: This is a feature that lets you adjust the image to account for the angle between the projector and the screen. It “skews” the image accordingly, resulting in a perfect projection image from an odd angle.
Contrast Ratio: The difference between the lightest white and the darkest black the projector can manage. A higher contrast ratio is always a good thing.
Lumens: The measure of a projector’s illumination. This is an official measurement established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). More lumens mean a brighter image. Who doesn’t want a brighter image?
So Which One?
There’s a lot of projectors out there, all with different stats and prices. Choosing the right one, as usual, comes down to your own situation, depending on how much you care to spend and the room it’s intended for. You might care more about keystone correction than resolution, or be more concerned with cost than lumens. Hopefully, this little breakdown will be of some help!