TVs may be getting larger every year, but projection is still the way to enjoy truly bigscreen images in an environment which can mimic or even exceed the joys of a real trip to the cinema.
Our winners this year include a neat portable solution, and home projectors from entry-level to full-on native 4K suitable for a large dedicated home cinema room.
Plus the rising technology of Ultra Short Throw, where a projector sits next to your wall, throwing a giant image upwards in a tempting alternative to a flatscreen TV.
You can read the Judges' Comments below: for the full details on each and every winner, check out the Special Awards Issue of Sound+Image magazine, on sale in December in print and digital editions. Print subscriptions here; digital issues here (opens in new tab)!
Now let's meet the winners!
AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR UNDER AU$2000
Judges’ Comment: If you’re after the ultimate bigscreen experience, aim higher. But BenQ’s GS2 offers fun, versatile, smart entertainment in a neat portable form. Read our full review here!
AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR AU$2000-$10,000
Judges’ Comment: Epson hits an attractive price for a bigscreen home projector delivering the company’s high-quality ‘4K Pro UHD’ imaging. Read our full review here!
AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR OVER AU$10,000
Judges’ Comment: For better-than-cinema quality at home, look no further. Sony’s true 4K projector delivers the best picture we’ve ever seen.
ULTRA SHORT THROW PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR
Judges’ Comment: Epson’s ultra-short-throw projector comes with an Android TV stick for smarts, along with 4000 lumens of laser light to deliver giant-screen 4K Pro UHD images. A screen is optional, but recommended.