Group Test: Full HD- 1080p projectors

Our favourite HD projectors for the ultimate home cinema

Image 1 of 5 Panasonic PT AE3000
Panasonic PT-AE3000
Image 2 of 5 Sanyo VPLV Z3000 LCD
Sanyo VPLV-Z3000 LCD
Image 3 of 5  b p Epson EH TW5800 LCD b p
<b><p>Epson EH-TW5800 LCD</b></p>
Image 4 of 5 Mitsubishi HC700
Mitsubishi HC700
Image 5 of 5 Sony VPL HW15 SXRD

Full-HD, 1080p projectors for under £3,500

No TV can match the awesome visual prowess of a high-end, 1080p projector. Capable of beaming up to a 300-inch image onto a screen or whitewashed wall, they pump HD movies and games up to titanic proportions, magnifying your enjoyment along with the visuals. If you’re ready to step up, look no further than this lot...

review Panasonic PT-AE3000

We love: Great connectivity. Awesome black levels. User-friendly menu
We hate: Fan noise can be intrusive at times
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review Sanyo VPLV-Z3000 LCD

We love: That sexy gliding lens guard and a lovely hushed fan
We hate: Visible chicken-wire effect on images
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review Mitsubishi HC700

We love: Zoom and focus by remote control. Slick styling. Contrast ratio
We hate: Not bright enough for daytime viewing
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review Epson EH-TW5800 LCD

We love: Superb contrast. Immensely detailed picture. Quiet fan
We hate: It’s cripplingly expensive and it can get worryingly hot
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review Sony VPL-HW15 SXRD

We love: Stylish design. Easy to install and use. Great contrast and black levels
We hate: Slightly washed-out colours. Some fan noise
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