Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5010
Credit: Photograph by Travis Rathbone

FOR THE BIGGEST PICTURE

Look to this machine if you're seeking a true movie-theater experience at home: It's unparalleled at throwing a bright, huge (up to 300 inches) image with impressive contrast and black levels. It doesn't have the incredibly crisp picture quality of the JVC, but your guests will be blown away regardless. [$2,600; epson.com