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Looking for a way to take your DVD collection to the next level? Maybe you’re thinking about throwing an old-school movie night or just want to experience your DVDs on a larger screen. You could use any old projector and lug around a DVD player, cables, your DVDs, and deal with setting it up every time; but wouldn’t it be much easier if everything was built in? We think so, so we’ve compiled a list of the 3 best projectors with a DVD player built in.
Resolution, Contrast Ratio, and Lumens What you Should Know
Before you invest in any projector there’s a few terms that you should be familiar with.
Resolution describes the number of pixels that can be displayed across the width and height. The higher the resolution, the clearer the display will be. 1280x720p (720p) 1920×1080 (1080p) are both examples of high definition (HD).
Contrast Ratio is a term that describes the the illumination of the brightest colors, like white, and the darkest colors, like black. It’s usually expressed as 1000:1 where the beginning number is higher or lower. The higher the contrast ratio, the better colors will be displayed.
Lumens are a unit of measurement that describe how bright a projection from a projector will be. Darker rooms will require less lumen output while brighter rooms will require more.
Projectors With Built in Blu-ray Players
Unfortunately at the time of writing no projectors with a built in Blu-ray player are available on the market. All of the projectors on this list will only play DVDs. These projectors can still play Blu-rays by using an external device as the source and plugging it into one of the available ports on the projector.
3 Best Projectors With DVD Player Built in
|Those looking for a quality 720p display that are primarily viewing DVDs.
|Those looking for a quality 1080p display that will also be connecting other devices playing in 1080p. DVD quality will be the same as the 2020 model
|Those looking for a decent display in darker rooms and are on a budget.
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1. BIGASUO Bluetooth Full HD Projector (2020)
Resolution: Native 720p (1280×720) | Type: LED | Brightness: 4500 Lumens | Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 | Inputs: 2x HMDI, VGA, USB, SD Card, AV Composite, DVD / CD (No blu-ray)
The BIGASUO Projector (2020 model) is a great choice for your DVD projecting needs. This 720p HD projector uses an LED display and offers 4500 lumens. The LED display allows for this projector to have an expected lifespan of at least 20,000 hours, deliver better colors than it’s LCD counterpoint, and have little to no maintenance cost. This projector also delivers an impressive 4500 lumens and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. This allows for this projector to deliver a crisp and vibrant picture in even slightly lit rooms.
Best of all, this projector is truly an all in one device. It comes with a DVD player and speakers built in, as well as with a remote. You can even connect to external speakers via Bluetooth for better sound quality if needed. There’s also plenty of input ports to allow you to connect a variety of different devices.
This projector is lightweight and comes with a carrying bag. If portability is what you’re looking for, this projector provides it.
2. BIGASUO Projector with DVD Player (2019)
Resolution: Native 1080p (1920×1080) | Type: LCD | Brightness: 4000 Lumens | Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 | Inputs: 2x HMDI, VGA, USB, SD Card, AV Composite, DVD / CD (No blu-ray)
The BIGASUO Projector (2019 model) is another great choice with some slight differences from the 2020 model. This projector delivers 1080p HD with an LCD display at 4000 lumens. For those looking for higher quality, the 1080p delivered by this projector might be a better option for you. Keep in mind that if you’re primarily watching DVDs, you won’t notice much of a difference. The LCD display and 4000 lumen output will provide a similar viewing experience, but may require more frequent maintenance.
Similar to the 2020 model, you’re getting an all in one device. This projector comes with a DVD player and speakers built in, as well as with a remote. You can connect to external speakers via Bluetooth and connect various devices to the generous number of input ports.
The size of this projector is nearly identical to the 2020 model making portability a breeze.
3. RCA Projector With Built in DVD Player
Resolution: Native 1080p (1920×1080) | Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 | Inputs: 2x HDMI, VGA, 2x USB, Micro SD Card, AV Composite, DVD / CD (No blu-ray)
The RCA Projector is a cheaper option that still offers a decent quality picture. This projector boasts a 1920×1080 resolution and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. The quality is comparable to the other models on this list but this projector may require viewing in darker settings.
This projector comes with a DVD player and speakers built in, a remote is also provided. Connecting to external speakers via Bluetooth is also supported. Like the other projectors on this list, this projector has a variety of inputs for connecting other devices.