The 5 Best Outdoor Video Projectors – 2023 Buyer’s Guide

Longing for the summer nights when you could watch a movie outside with your friends or family?

In order to make the best of such experience, an outdoor video projector is needed, so, instead of having you consume time to research the best on the market, we did it for you.

Here are the best outdoor video projectors in 2023.

1.  BenQ Dlp Hd 1080p Projector (W1070)

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The W1070 is one of the best outdoor projectors on the market. It offers an exquisite at a lowly price.

Although delivering great image quality, the build is not that top-notch and the features not that many.

Suiting every office or outdoor situation the W1070 is small and portable measuring 12.3 x 9.6 x 4.1 inches. The case is plastic and hides a manual zoom and focus.

On the front side, we will find the lens and on the top a series of buttons that help turning on and off the projector, accessing the menu, and other useful controls. The back of the projector houses multiple ports – VGA, 2 HDMI, and many others-, the power-adapter socket and the built-in speakers.

The lamp has a brightness rating of 2000 lumens, allows 1.3x zoom, and has a contrast ratio of 10.000:1. Up to 70% of the lamp consumption is saved up to 70% due to BenQ SmartEco technology. It adjusts the lamp power to maximize power saving by delivering the best contrast and brightness performance. In this mode, the shadow detail is way better with a natural color tone.

The image features the native 1080p DarkChip3 DLP Technology which will captivate you, offering an incredible image performance and a projection up to 200 inches. It also supports 3D and Blu-Ray videos.

2.  Optoma HD143x 1080p Projector

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With the new HD143X, Optoma aimed to bring the cinematic experience into your home, and they did not disappoint, not even a bit.

Despite the low price, the HD143X delivers 1080p full HD native resolution images that are well above average in quality. Features like “Vertical keystone correction” realign the picture to fill the screen vertically straight. Another feature is the “Vivid Mode” which adjusts the video when you have daylight coming onto your screen.

The 23:000:1 contrast ratio allows the image to be crystal clear at 20 feet from an 8-foot projector screen which is also helped by a brightness rating of 3000 lumens. The lamp has a life of 12.000 hours which should last over 10 years if you watch 1 movie/day.

The case is all black with a glossy finish, measuring 4 x 8.8 x 14.4 inches and weighing 5.5 pounds. On top of the projector you will find the buttons that will give you access to the menu and other features. On the back of it, you will find 2 HDMI ports, a USB Type-B, the power outlet, a 3D sync port, a 12V Out, and 1 Audio Out.

Besides all the amazing features and capabilities the Optoma HD141X  also supports streaming sticks like Chromecast or Netflix.

3.  Epson Home Cinema 3020 1080p

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The Epson Home Cinema 3020 is a viable medium price outdoor projector that will be sure to deliver on your needs.

Boasting a futuristic design the 3020 holds the lens in the center and in the sides, 2 grilles that are angled away from the front so no particle of light that is bound to leak will affect the screen.

Unlike the previous two DLP projector, the Epson 3020 is a 3LCD projector, meaning that it has 3 RGB panes and an iris in order to create similar upstanding contrasts like the DLP.

It plays Full HD 1080p and can connect to a large set of devices. It also supports 3D and comes with 2 pairs of active 3D RF shutter glasses that connect to the projector wirelessly.

Although it comes with a bit of effort to get the black look dark, the shadow details are a little better than those of the previous 2 projectors. The light output is also very good as the images feel alive even if you do not have your curtains drawn

On the top, you will find a set of buttons to help you turn on the projector, use its features and adjust the zoom and focus. The backside holds various ports: 2 HDMI, a VGA adapter, AV ports, USB port – only for firmware updates – and AV ports.

It also includes a 10W onboard speaker which is enough for a family movie night if you find yourself in a lack of external speakers.

This outdoor movie projector has a brightness rating of 2300 lumens, a contrast ratio of 40.000:1, and a throw ratio of 1.32-215.

4.  Optoma HD26 1080p 3D DLP Projector

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Another projector from Optoma makes room for itself in our “best outdoor projector” top.

The HD26 is a cheaper version of the HD143X which also performs great.

Elegant for its price, measuring only 12.4 x 8.8 x 4 inches and weighing only 5.5 pounds this piece from Optoma is fit to be portable to any outdoor cinema. The connectivity is made through 2 HDMI ports, one of them having the MHL capability. MHL enables you to play videos from smartphones, tables or any single-cable device. You will also find a USB Type-B port to plug in a Roku stick, a 3.5mm output jack, a 12V trigger output, and a jack for 3D sync transmitter.

The output jack can be used for headphones or external speakers, but if you do not have any of them at hand you can make good use of the integrated 10W speaker.

DLP-based and 3D ready, it delivers a clear 1080p video that can be projected with proper contrast on to a screen up to 220-inch. Speaking of it, the contrast ratio is of 25.000:1 and the maximum brightness at 3200 lumens.

With an up 6500 hours of lamp life, this projector will make your movie nights better.

5.  ViewSonic Pjd5555w

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Last but not least we have the ViewSonic PJD5555W WXGA which made our top because is fit for small budgets while delivering a good punch.

Highly portable, weighing 4.6 pounds and measuring just 12.44 x 9 x 4 inches, it will deliver your favorite movies anywhere.

The graceful design provides a cable management hood for you to hide any wires and the opportunity to do the lamp maintenance through a hatch at the top. The top also has a set of buttons that allow you to turn on the projector and access its features.

On the back side we will find many connectivity options: 1 HDMI port, 2 VGA in ports, 1 VGA out port, RCA Composite video, Audio in/out and S video.

The HDMI port allows it to screen 3D movies from a Personal Computer or 3D Blu-Ray player.

While viewing you can select from 5 preset viewing settings and a Dynamic Eco mode. Dynamic Eco-mode can extend the lamp life to 10.000 hours.

Having a WXGA resolution means that you have a native 1280×800. The brightness is 3300 lumens and the contrast ratio of 15.000:1.

Although the colors are a little dull they are more than enough taking the price into consideration.

I hope that the selection was useful and you could find a projector that will fit all your needs.

Get back to this article whenever you feel like until you make a clear decision.

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