Projectors have always been right there in the middle between value and practicality. For one, it allows easy movie watching for crowds larger than 4-5. Toss up a screen and you're immediately set to watch a movie on screens 62-inches and up. On the other hand, it's almost impossible to recommend them for day-to-day watching, especially if your house has lots of natural light during the daytime. Still, we love them as they really bring the "movie-watching experience" right into your living room, and while they look expensive, the screen size to value ratio is pretty much the best there is out there. What are you waiting for? Click through for the roundup!
Samsung SP-A800B: While it looks more like an alien spacecraft than a projector, it's received one of the highest marks from Cnet and other review sites and continues to be our pick for best projector in its class ($4500).
Sony VPL-VW60: Like Sony's Bravia brand, it kicks major butt in everything from contrast radio, blacks, and features ($3500).
Panasonic PT-AE2000U: An excellent package with tons of value - you get great levels of black, tons of options, and a slew of connectivity to turn your living room into a high-definition sanctuary. ($2010).
That's all for this year folks. Come back later and we should have more roundups for this year's hottest tech items!
[images from Cnet]