Choosing the right gaming projector for your budget

Choosing the right gaming projector for your budget
As Christmas draws closer, gamers everywhere are eyeing the latest releases and making a list of the ones they're hoping to find under the tree.

The wait might seem endless, but for those with a desire to take their gaming experience to the next level, this could be the perfect time to find the perfect gaming projector.

There are hundreds to choose from, but ProjectorPoint has put together a list of staff picks for all budgets to help you find the right gaming projector for you.

BenQ W1080ST+

Priced at just £746.40, this top projector is ideal for those with a smaller budget in mind. Dedicated to short throw full 1080p HD images, the W1080ST+ is perfectly suited for living room or bedroom gaming, providing a full HD image with the option of a 3D mode without requiring compromise on space. In fact, this great value projector is capable of creating a two metre wide image from just 1.38 metres away, helping it fit in seamlessly in smaller rooms.

Despite its low price, the picture quality offered by the BenQ W1080ST+ is also extremely impressive, providing excellent colour accuracy, good black detail and contrast ration of 10,000:1. The addition of a typical lamp life of 3,500 hours makes this the full package for gamers looking for a low budget projector option.

Epson EH-TW9200W

The Epson EH-TW9200W is a top staff pick for gamers willing to spend a little more to push their gaming experience to the next level. Just like many of the less expensive projectors, the EH-TW9200W provides full HD 1080p images with the option for 3D. However, this flagship Epson model elevates its offering by providing gamers with a highly impressive contrast ratio of 600,000:1 and 2,400 ANSI lumens, providing an even more accurate image.

According to Epson, the projector is easy to set up and simple to adjust, with a variety of positions available to help gamers find the optimum gaming setup. The EH-TW9200W also enhances the gaming experience by providing rich images, with deep blacks and equally high white and colour light output. At just £2,998.80, the EH-TW9200W is truly worth every penny for those seeking a mid-budget option.

Sony VPL-VW520ES

If money is no object, it's hard to beat the new Sony VPL-VW520ES. Priced at £9,278.40, the VPL-VW520ES offers the optimum output for home gaming and cinema, providing a true 4K resolution and impressive image quality. With no other 4K projector currently on the market for this price, it is truly at the top of its class.

On the surface, the VPL-VW520ES projector's 1,800 ANSI lumens and 300,000:1 contrast ratio seems relatively standard, but the advanced nature of the 4K picture offers and ultra-smooth image that is hard to beat. In fact, the VPL-VW520ES can even show up to 60 frames per second in 4K, creating a realistic image that pushes at-home gaming to the ultimate level.

Of course, there are many projectors available at ProjectorPoint, all of which are capable of adding their own special brand of magic to the gaming experience. However, these staff picks are the perfect place to start if you're unfamiliar with projectors but desperate to explore for the benefits they offer.