Projector – Companies and Manufacturers

There are a ton of different projector companies and manufactures. Below you will find tables listing these along with links to their company pages where you will find a brief overview of the company, along with a list of their top models.

If you are looking for a specific type of projector for a dedicated function, below we have also made smaller tables that include the companies which in our opinion produce the best in: home theater, presentation, conference room and large venues, pico, pocket, mini, portable or best for gaming.

Companies producing home theater models

AcerDukaneProxima Displays
BarcoEIKIRicoh
BenQEpsonSharp
BoxLightHitachiSony
CanonInFocusViewSonic
CasioLGVivitek
ChristieNEC
DellOptoma
Digital ProjectionPanasonic

If you are a first time buyer who has never owned a home theater projector, if you do not quite understand what to look for in a good model, visit our buyers guide where we explain the different specifications. The buyer’s guide covers topics such as:

  • What decides how bright of a model you need? Lumen output vs. room environment.
  • Resolution and image quality. What can you expect?
  • How does contrast levels effect image quality?
  • What about connectivity to external devices? HDTV, Blu-Ray, DVD, Gaming Consoles, Smart Pone.
  • What you need to know about native aspect ratio?
  • Things to consider about lamp life?

Presentation Projector Companies

Whether you a need a projector for business or classroom presentations the following is a list of companies that in our opinion produce the top business projectors.

AcerHitachiSony
BenQNECViewSonic
CanonMitsubishiVivitek
CasioOptoma
DellPanasonic
EpsonSharp

If you are unsure what qualities are needed in a business and/or classroom presentations. Read our buyer’s guide where we answer the most common questions. You will find a broad range of questions answered, such as:

  • Resolution levels?
  • How bright or the amount of lumen output you need?
  • Image quality?
  • Price vs. Performance?
  • Information on other advanced features (wireless, networking)?

Other types of projectors

The following list contains companies that produce pico, mini, pocket and portable projectors. Many are repeated from the lists provided above. Click on the name to see all the different recommended models from each.

AcerDukaneProxima Displays
BarcoEIKIRicoh
BenQEpsonSharp
BoxLightHitachiSony
CanonInFocusViewSonic
CasioLGVivitek
ChristieNEC
DellOptoma
Digital ProjectionPanasonic

To learn more about each type of projector you can visit a guide that will answer and explain any differences. Do difference exist? Or do the labels “pico, mini and pocket” refer to the same type of projector?

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