A technology expert has picked projectors from BenQ and Optoma as being among his pick of the best devices for enjoying home cinema and TV.

Writing in the Guardian, Jonathan Bray names Optoma’s HD28DSE and BenQ’s W2000 as some of the most “interesting and effective” projectors capable of taking home entertainment to that “next level”.

Described as a “picture perfect” (although a little on the pricey side) device, Bray says the BenQ projector is a “movie theatre in a box”, praising its ability to recreate amazing images rich in detail.

“The key to the W2000’s appeal is the adaptability of its lens, which can be shifted up, down, in and out, as if it were on a camera boom, for fine-tuning the position of the image without the anguish of quality degradation,” he writes.

Turning to the Optoma projector, Bray lauds the device for its ability to deliver the finest image quality on a relatively modest budget. “It’s the next best thing to going to the cinema itself, and its long lamp life of up to 8,000 hours means you won’t have to pay the ticket price for a replacement for years.”

Bray also picked out the RIF6 Cube, Philips’ Screeneo 2.0 and the ViewSonic Lightstream PJD7720HD.