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WINNERS: Home cinema projectors: Sound+Image Awards 2021

Sound+Image Awards 2021
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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! 

Sound+Image Awards 2021

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AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR UNDER AU$2000
BenQ GS2
AU$1299
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!

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Sound+Image Awards 2021

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AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR AU$2000-$10,000
Epson EH-TW7100
AU$2649
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!

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Sound+Image Awards 2021

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AV PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR OVER AU$10,000
Sony VPL-VW790ES
AU$22,999
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.

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Sound+Image Awards 2021

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ULTRA SHORT THROW PROJECTOR OF THE YEAR
Epson EH-LS500  
AU$5499
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.

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Sound+Image is Australia's no.1 mag for audio & AV – sister magazine to Australian Hi-Fi and to the UK's What Hi-Fi?, and bestower of the annual Sound+Image Awards, which since 1989 have recognised the year's best hi-fi and home cinema products and installations. While Sound+Image lives here online as part of our group, our true nature is best revealed in the print magazines and digital issues, which curate unique collections of content each issue under the Editorship of Jez Ford, in a celebration of the joys that real hi-fi and high-quality AV can bring. Enjoy essential reviews of the most exciting new gear, features on Australia's best home cinemas, advice on how to find your sound, and our full Buying Guide based on all our current and past award-winners, all wrapped up with the latest news and editorial ponderings. Click here for more information about Sound+Image, including links to buy individual digital editions and details on how best to subscribe.