3D projector

Best 3D projector

Bestseller No. 1
LESHP FHD 3D Projector, 1080P 3200 Lumens 5.0 Inch LCD TFT Display Smart Android 4.4 Mini Portable Multi-Media Home Cinema Projector Support WIFI Bluetooth Miracast Connection, Compatiable with TV/Laptop/Game/SD/iPad/iPhone/Android Smartphone (White)
94 Reviews
LESHP FHD 3D Projector, 1080P 3200 Lumens 5.0 Inch LCD TFT Display Smart Android 4.4 Mini Portable Multi-Media Home Cinema Projector Support WIFI Bluetooth Miracast Connection, Compatiable with TV/Laptop/Game/SD/iPad/iPhone/Android Smartphone (White)
  • Enhanced Technology: With 5 inch TFT LCD panel, this projector adopt the latested upgraded LED technology, provides 20% more brightness than ordinary LED projector. In dark room you will enjoy sharp images. (NOT Recommended for PPT, Word, Excel or business presentation)
  • Large Screen Experience: Supports projection size from 32 to 200 inches, your eyes will be relaxed from TV as well as enjoy large screen (the best projection distance is about 3.8m)
  • Keystone Function: We can adjust the image manually with this function, picture proportion is not distorted after adjustment. In case the mini projector is placed in a tilt level, the picture quality will not be affected
  • Multi-Function Input: Built-in speakers, AV/VGA/USB/SD/HDMI interface allows for being connected with your iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, laptop, DVD, U-Disk/Hard Disk Device, or TV set-top box; use a wireless HDMI adapter and you can connect smart phone to this HD projector without cables; Support Wired & Wireless Network, Bluetooth and Miracast Connection
  • Portable Design: The projector is compact and easy-carried. It is suitable for travelling, camping, outdoor parties, family gatherings and more! Now, you can easily share pictures and videos with this mini portable projector
- £174.99Bestseller No. 2
Optoma HD142X Full HD 1080p Projector (Full Lights on Viewing 3000 ANSI Lumens, x2 HDMI with MHL Support and Built-In 10 W Speaker)
  • Lights on viewing - 3000 ANSI Lumens, Note: Lens cap is not included
  • Amazing colour - accurate Rec.709 colours
  • Easy connectivity - 2x HDMI and MHL support with built-in 10W speaker
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Gaming Mode optimises your projector for lightning response times, maximum contrast and vivid colours,
- £4.99Bestseller No. 3
Optoma DS348 SVGA DLP HDMI 3000 Lumens Full 3D Projector - Black
18 Reviews
Optoma DS348 SVGA DLP HDMI 3000 Lumens Full 3D Projector - Black
  • Bright SVGA projector - 3000 ANSI lumens
  • Accurate colours - sRGB
  • Easy connectivity - 2x HDMI, MHL, 2W speaker
  • Lightweight and portable
- £22.04Bestseller No. 4
LED Mini Video Projector, HD 1080P Portable LCD Multimedia Projector for Home Cinema Education TV DVD Game, 640*480P Resolution HDMI / VGA / AV / USB Interface Beamer (Black)
15 Reviews
LED Mini Video Projector, HD 1080P Portable LCD Multimedia Projector for Home Cinema Education TV DVD Game, 640*480P Resolution HDMI / VGA / AV / USB Interface Beamer (Black)
  • 640*480 native resolution, supports up to 1080p source input, 800: 1 contrast ratio, 1.67 million colors projection, 100 inches max projection size, capable for most applications like watching movies or playing video games etc.
  • HDMI/VGA/AV/TV multimedia interface, supports to connect your devices like DVD player, laptop computer, TV set-top box, gaming console etc. to enjoy the big screen.
  • USB and SD card direct play, you can directly watch videos, images or do other operations with the files on U-disk, mobile hard disk or SD card
  • Portable, can be easily carried and used at anywhere. 15 degrees keystone correction, to adjust the skew projection to right position
  • Support connect to your smart phone via MHL cable (the phone must support the MHL protocol); Micro USB interface allows the connection of power bank
- £340.00Bestseller No. 5
APEMAN Portable Mini DLP 3D Video Projector, Android 4.4 Pico Pocket 1080P HD Bluetooth Built-in WI-FI, Ideal for Home Cinema Short Throw Smartphone Projector
62 Reviews
APEMAN Portable Mini DLP 3D Video Projector, Android 4.4 Pico Pocket 1080P HD Bluetooth Built-in WI-FI, Ideal for Home Cinema Short Throw Smartphone Projector
  • 【Wireless Connectivity & Various Interfaces】 WiFi connectability enables you to search internet, watch stream movies or favorite programs, and download Apps from Play Store willingly. A wireless connection to smart-phone and blue-tooth speaker. It can also accept Ethernet, U-drier, SD card, devices with USB connection function, AV/HDMI cable, earphone and speaker.
  • 【Android System 4.4 & Large Memory】The projector has a Android 4.4 system which promises you a stable operation. YouTube, NETFLIX, Kodi have been installed. Airplay and Miracast connect and display ability. HappyCast enables your smartphone a wireless connection. 8GB mold allows you a large amount of memory. Keep providing upgraded package.
  • 【Excellent Home Cinema Experience】DLP technology with 1280×800 native resolution, 2000:1 contrast, 700 lumens brightness, support 1080P. Vivid color and high resolution bring a great visual feast. The projection screen can be as large as 300'', relaxing your eyes and creating a cinema effect at home. Equipped with Mstar 3D decoder chip, it supports Blu-ray 3D, offering fascinating 3D effect.
  • 【Compact Design】 It has a 6.3*4.7*1.6'' dimension with a light weight of just o.5 kg. You can put it into your bag easily. It is suitable for camping, parties, and much more to provide you a vivid pictures as long as under appropriate conditions (dark). When used at home, the refine design gives a artistic treat to the room, showing your exquisite taste.
  • 【Superior Bulb & Cooling System】 LED lamp, long life bulb with a 30,000 hour lifespan ensures you a more than 5 years usage without having to change. Updated fan and cooling system provide a stable performance and reduce the noise effectively.

More and more people would like to enjoy films of excellent quality from the home sofa. The advantages compared to the cinema visit are obvious: the apartment no longer needs to be left, the entrance is saved, the view is optimal and with a weak bladder the film can be stopped briefly. Home is simply the most beautiful. This makes the home cinema more and more professional and the cinema feel for the home has always improved. With 3D beamers and enough space in the living room, film fans and gamers can get their money’s worth. In our 3D Projector Comparison 2017 you can find your personal 3D-Beamer comparison winner. We explain what is important when you want to buy a 3D projector.

Bestseller No. 1Bestseller No. 1
LESHP FHD 3D Projector, 1080P 3200 Lumens 5.0 Inch LCD TFT Display Smart Android 4.4 Mini Portable Multi-Media Home Cinema Projector Support WIFI Bluetooth Miracast Connection, Compatiable with TV/Laptop/Game/SD/iPad/iPhone/Android Smartphone (White)
94 Reviews
LESHP FHD 3D Projector, 1080P 3200 Lumens 5.0 Inch LCD TFT Display Smart Android 4.4 Mini Portable Multi-Media Home Cinema Projector Support WIFI Bluetooth Miracast Connection, Compatiable with TV/Laptop/Game/SD/iPad/iPhone/Android Smartphone (White)
  • Enhanced Technology: With 5 inch TFT LCD panel, this projector adopt the latested upgraded LED technology, provides 20% more brightness than ordinary LED projector. In dark room you will enjoy sharp images. (NOT Recommended for PPT, Word, Excel or business presentation)
  • Large Screen Experience: Supports projection size from 32 to 200 inches, your eyes will be relaxed from TV as well as enjoy large screen (the best projection distance is about 3.8m)
  • Keystone Function: We can adjust the image manually with this function, picture proportion is not distorted after adjustment. In case the mini projector is placed in a tilt level, the picture quality will not be affected
  • Multi-Function Input: Built-in speakers, AV/VGA/USB/SD/HDMI interface allows for being connected with your iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, laptop, DVD, U-Disk/Hard Disk Device, or TV set-top box; use a wireless HDMI adapter and you can connect smart phone to this HD projector without cables; Support Wired & Wireless Network, Bluetooth and Miracast Connection
  • Portable Design: The projector is compact and easy-carried. It is suitable for travelling, camping, outdoor parties, family gatherings and more! Now, you can easily share pictures and videos with this mini portable projector
- £174.99Bestseller No. 2Bestseller No. 2
Optoma HD142X Full HD 1080p Projector (Full Lights on Viewing 3000 ANSI Lumens, x2 HDMI with MHL Support and Built-In 10 W Speaker)
  • Lights on viewing - 3000 ANSI Lumens, Note: Lens cap is not included
  • Amazing colour - accurate Rec.709 colours
  • Easy connectivity - 2x HDMI and MHL support with built-in 10W speaker
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Gaming Mode optimises your projector for lightning response times, maximum contrast and vivid colours,
- £4.99Bestseller No. 3Bestseller No. 3
Optoma DS348 SVGA DLP HDMI 3000 Lumens Full 3D Projector - Black
18 Reviews
Optoma DS348 SVGA DLP HDMI 3000 Lumens Full 3D Projector - Black
  • Bright SVGA projector - 3000 ANSI lumens
  • Accurate colours - sRGB
  • Easy connectivity - 2x HDMI, MHL, 2W speaker
  • Lightweight and portable
- £22.04Bestseller No. 4Bestseller No. 4
LED Mini Video Projector, HD 1080P Portable LCD Multimedia Projector for Home Cinema Education TV DVD Game, 640*480P Resolution HDMI / VGA / AV / USB Interface Beamer (Black)
15 Reviews
LED Mini Video Projector, HD 1080P Portable LCD Multimedia Projector for Home Cinema Education TV DVD Game, 640*480P Resolution HDMI / VGA / AV / USB Interface Beamer (Black)
  • 640*480 native resolution, supports up to 1080p source input, 800: 1 contrast ratio, 1.67 million colors projection, 100 inches max projection size, capable for most applications like watching movies or playing video games etc.
  • HDMI/VGA/AV/TV multimedia interface, supports to connect your devices like DVD player, laptop computer, TV set-top box, gaming console etc. to enjoy the big screen.
  • USB and SD card direct play, you can directly watch videos, images or do other operations with the files on U-disk, mobile hard disk or SD card
  • Portable, can be easily carried and used at anywhere. 15 degrees keystone correction, to adjust the skew projection to right position
  • Support connect to your smart phone via MHL cable (the phone must support the MHL protocol); Micro USB interface allows the connection of power bank
- £340.00Bestseller No. 5Bestseller No. 5
APEMAN Portable Mini DLP 3D Video Projector, Android 4.4 Pico Pocket 1080P HD Bluetooth Built-in WI-FI, Ideal for Home Cinema Short Throw Smartphone Projector
62 Reviews
APEMAN Portable Mini DLP 3D Video Projector, Android 4.4 Pico Pocket 1080P HD Bluetooth Built-in WI-FI, Ideal for Home Cinema Short Throw Smartphone Projector
  • 【Wireless Connectivity & Various Interfaces】 WiFi connectability enables you to search internet, watch stream movies or favorite programs, and download Apps from Play Store willingly. A wireless connection to smart-phone and blue-tooth speaker. It can also accept Ethernet, U-drier, SD card, devices with USB connection function, AV/HDMI cable, earphone and speaker.
  • 【Android System 4.4 & Large Memory】The projector has a Android 4.4 system which promises you a stable operation. YouTube, NETFLIX, Kodi have been installed. Airplay and Miracast connect and display ability. HappyCast enables your smartphone a wireless connection. 8GB mold allows you a large amount of memory. Keep providing upgraded package.
  • 【Excellent Home Cinema Experience】DLP technology with 1280×800 native resolution, 2000:1 contrast, 700 lumens brightness, support 1080P. Vivid color and high resolution bring a great visual feast. The projection screen can be as large as 300'', relaxing your eyes and creating a cinema effect at home. Equipped with Mstar 3D decoder chip, it supports Blu-ray 3D, offering fascinating 3D effect.
  • 【Compact Design】 It has a 6.3*4.7*1.6'' dimension with a light weight of just o.5 kg. You can put it into your bag easily. It is suitable for camping, parties, and much more to provide you a vivid pictures as long as under appropriate conditions (dark). When used at home, the refine design gives a artistic treat to the room, showing your exquisite taste.
  • 【Superior Bulb & Cooling System】 LED lamp, long life bulb with a 30,000 hour lifespan ensures you a more than 5 years usage without having to change. Updated fan and cooling system provide a stable performance and reduce the noise effectively.

1. What is a 3D projector?

Most 3D projectors are hardly different from conventional projectors, but they can also display 3D movies in HD or Full HD. As three-dimensional film enjoyment is becoming more and more popular in the living room, more and more projectors are able to reproduce films and videos in 3D. In the past, the name “Beamer 3D ready” had to be taken into account. In the meantime, all projectors, who are able to display three-dimensional content, use the “full 3D technology”. The projectors can play 3D content directly, while a 3D signal transmitter has to be added to old “3D ready” -bamers. 3D projectors are not more expensive than conventional projectors with high resolution; Among the best 3D projectors, DLP and LCD projectors are distinguished, since only a few LED projectors offer 3D technology. For the most part, 3D-beamers are high-performance devices, whereas mini-projectors or short-range projectors are generally not able to play 3D movies.

Purchase Criteria for 3D Beamer: You have to pay attention to this

3.1. 3D technology

Active shutter technology requires special 3D shutter glasses.
Most projectors use the so-called Active Shutter Technology to display three-dimensional films. In order for the projectors to make 3D films visible, special shutter glasses are required, which, like LCD-beamers, use liquid crystals and can be electronically intermittent and impermeable. Alternately, one eye is darkened, while two images are displayed side by side with the beamer at the same time. Through the spectacles, the images are superimposed, or synchronously only the appropriate image is passed to the corresponding eye, whereby the 3D effect arises. People with visual impairments might have problems with the 3D effect, spectacle wearers can usually wear the glasses over normal glasses.

In addition to the active variant, there is also a passive 3D technology. If the 3D-Beamer is passive, a polarization technique is used, in which two projector lamps simultaneously throw the picture on the wall. Unlike the active shutter glasses, so-called polar eyeglasses are used to make 3D beam polarization visible. This technology is especially widespread in 3D TVs. The spectacles are designed to transmit only horizontally polarized light on one side and only vertically polarized light on the other side. Because the glasses do not need electricity and do not have to be recharged, passive 3D technology is used. Both versions are well suited for the home cinema. Active Shutter glasses have been used in recent years. Of course, you can use the 3D beamer without glasses as well and look in 2D movies.

3.2. resolution

If you want to have a sharp picture, you have to look at the resolution of the home cinema beamer. If the 3D beamer is Full HD capable, a projector resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels is required. Few affordable models are capable of 3D beamer 4K capable; This requires a fourfold HD resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 pixels. The beamer, however, should have at least one resolution in HD quality, everything else is no longer up-to-date. If you want to spend a lot of money on a home cinema projector, you should ensure that the beamer can play Full HD and 3D movies.

3.3. brightness

The lumen number describes the brightness with which the image of the projector is thrown onto the screen. For example, a 40 watt light bulb has 430 ANSI lumens. The higher the lumen value of a projector, the better you can use it during the day and in bright rooms. A low number of lumens means you have to darken the rooms a little bit, in order to be able to watch the 3D beamer and full HD movies.

3.4. contrast

Playful Strahlemann: The console can also be connected to the 3D beamer.
The contrast stands for the maximum brightness difference between black and white colors. The higher the contrast, the sharper the image and the more saturated the colors are displayed. In particular, home cinema projectors should have a high contrast value, so that the black and white tones come out realistically. In daylight, however, the contrast plays a subordinate role, here the brightness is of decisive importance for the picture quality. For a contrast ratio of 1,000: 1, the lightest point is one thousand times brighter than the darkest point. A 3D beamer should be able to display at least a contrast of 10,000: 1.

3.5. Image diagonal

Depending on how much space you have available and how you plan to use the projector, you should pay attention to the minimum and maximum image diagonal. As with flat-screen televisions, tablets or smartphones, the image diagonal is expressed in inches (“). Depending on how big your projection screen or beamer screen is, you should select the beamer. For the conversion of inches in cm there are many customs computers in the Internet. An inch is 2.54 cm – on average the 2.5-face value of the inch can be used to indicate the image diagonal in the metric system in cm.

3.6. connections

The connection possibilities are as varied as the projectors. As a rule, however, the most important components of the home cinema can be connected. The models from our 3D Beamer comparison are equipped with one or more HDMI connectors that allow you to connect computers and laptops. Also for the connection of consoles the Beamer should be HDMI-capable. A VGA connection guarantees contact with a TV, should it have no connection for an HDMI cable. With a USB port, movies, presentations and photos can be thrown directly from a USB stick via the beamer to the wall or other players, such as iPods or MP3 players with the 3D beamer. In addition, many devices have an MHL connector. The abbreviation stands for “Mobile High-Definition Link” and ensures – as the English name already suggests – for a high-quality connection between beamer and smartphone or tablet.

4. Care and cleaning tips

Beamer are particularly sensitive companion, the correct projector care is therefore important, so that you are happy with your 3D beamer for a long time. Make sure that the beamer is in an airy place, so that no heat builds up. There should be some space around the ventilation slots, so that the ventilation of the projector works well. Beamer are also sensitive to smoke from cigarettes or other sources because the electronics inside can stick.

Most projectors are neither equipped for short operations under 15 minutes nor for a continuous operation over 6 hours. If you always find the right medium, the projector will last a long time in high quality. If you turn off the beamer after use, do not disconnect the unit immediately. As a rule, the projectors require a cooling time, which can vary between one and five minutes, depending on the model. If the room is dark, it is worth to use the eco mode of the projector. This mode not only saves electricity, but also protects the sensitive lamp, which can quickly wear out.

If you want to clean your projector, this is not a problem for the laity in most cases. The air filters can be simply removed without tools and can be cleaned from dust. In the case of heavy soiling or dust, the air filters can be removed, rinsed with detergent and reused after drying. The cleaning of the beamer with a vacuum cleaner simply works with the suction cup at the ventilation shafts of the projector and frees the projector from the annoying dust, which can lead to a strong noise. If the lens is dirty, you can use microfiber or eyeglass cleaning cloths to clean the beamer lens so that no coarse scratches will damage the projected image.

5. 3D Beamer

The Stiftung Warentest has not yet carried out a 3D beamer test. In a normal Beamer test in issue 06/2014, the Foundation has also tested a few 3D projectors: a Panasonic Beamer, followed by a BenQ projector, an Epson device and an Acer Beamer. Not examined were LED beamer, mini-beamer and short-term beamer. The Stiftung Warentest has compared the quality of the examined projectors with flat-screen televisions and comes to the conclusion: The picture of the projector is larger, but in terms of resolution and image quality, there are hardly any differences. Whether a beamer or a TV is better suited for the home cinema depends on how much space the user has available.

6. Questions and Answers about 3D Beamer

6.1. Which 3D projector for home theater systems is best?

Home cinema 3D beamer
3D projectors are made for use in home cinema. By the usually high quality and high-quality technology are most 3D Beamer home cinema-capable. Cheap 3D beamer are usually less good for the home cinema, because often compromises in the picture quality have to be made. For the home cinema it is worth to pay attention to good brightness, a strong contrast, a high resolution and a low noise level, so that in the living room real 3D cinema feeling can arise.

6.2. What 3D glasses are the right ones?

Even a 3D beamer comparison winner can beam such high-quality three-dimensional images to the wall, if the right glasses are not available. The models from our 3D projector comparison use the so-called shutter technology, so the 3D glasses should support this technology. In certain circumstances, only special glasses are compatible with the beamer, eg an Acer 3D projector lens only fits an Acer 3D projector. Many spectacles also specify the projector type (DLP or LCD).

6.3. Which screen is required for 3D projectors?

If you want to buy a 3D beamer, make sure you have the right projection surface for your new 3D projector. In addition to a smooth wall, special beamer screens are ideal for this. On most products, movies of all kinds can be played, whether in 3D or Full HD. The quality is usually better than on the wall, since hardly light is swallowed, but is evenly thrown back.