FOR KIDS AND GAMING

Though its black levels are too bright and its contrast ratio makes an image look flatter than on the other projectors here, this machine is still a favorite. Why? It has a dock on the back to play video from iOS devices and casts enough light to create a clear 150-inch picture – even in an ambiently lit room. It's great for games, the kids, or backyard movie night. [$800; epson.com]