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Home Projectors 5 Best 3D Projectors in the US - October 2019

5 Best 3D Projectors in the US - October 2019

Updated 19 September 2019 by Matthew
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5 best 3D projectors

Which Are the Best 3D Projectors?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best 3D projectors? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best 3D projectors are:


What 3D Projector to Buy in October 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 3D projectors currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
Optoma X600 LG PH550 Benq HT2050A Sony VPLHW45ES Epson Home Cinema 3100
Optoma X600 LG PH550 Benq HT2050A Sony VPLHW45ES Epson Home Cinema 3100
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Resoft Technology Brokers Inc
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B&H Photo
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XGA
RESOLUTION
28dB
6,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
720P
RESOLUTION
24dB
550 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
2,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
22dB
1,800 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1080P
RESOLUTION
35dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
98
Reviews
4 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Running Costs
$68 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
165 Reviews + 4 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
409 Reviews + 2 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Running Costs
$75 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
98
Reviews
110 Reviews + 8 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
74
Value for Money
Good
88
Running Costs
$66 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
98
Reviews
12 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$56 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
The highest scoring 3D projector available, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has good video quality, it's easy to setup and use. A multi award winning and extremely quiet 720p very high contrast ratio projector, with a very good spec and a good price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. Owners report that this projector has superb picture quality, good sound quality and it's very easy to carry around. A fully featured and award winning 1080p quiet multimedia projector, with a reasonable price and very low running costs. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has very good picture quality, good sound quality and it's very good-looking. Our review analysis indicates that this multimedia projector has very good picture quality, it's good at displaying high definition TV and good-looking. It's a multi award winning and very economical to run 1080p multimedia projector, with a sensationally quiet 22dB noise level and a very good spec. It has a handheld remote control and a service life of lamp of 6,000h and supports 3D. A sensationally economical to run and award winning 1080p average noise level projector, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It supports 3D and full HD, has a handheld remote control and is ceiling mountable. Owners report that it has very good picture quality and it's really good-looking, and easy to setup.
4 Reasons For
24% Bigger Bulb Power
Ethernet LAN
Built-in Speaker
Better Kagoo Score
10 Reasons For
Very High (100000:1) Contrast Ratio
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Built-in Speaker
Better Kagoo Score
$255 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling it
Has a Better Price
More Thoughtfully Designed
Easier to Use
Produces Better Picture Quality
8 Reasons For
1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution
Full HD
Built-in Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Has Useful Technical Features
Has a Better Acceptable Noise Level
Has Better Sound Quality
6 Reasons For
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Resolution
Quieter Noise Level
Full HD
Eight More Awards
More Customers Recommend it
Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score
8 Reasons For
1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution
Full HD
Ceiling Mountable
26% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Better Expert Reviews
A Bit Better User Reviews
Better Brand
Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score
11 Reasons Against
3 Times Lower Resolution
6dB Louder Noise Level
Only Medium (10000:1) Contrast Ratio
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
More Expensive by $852
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Two Years
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $13
User Review Rating is a Bit Worse
Worse Brand
14 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
2dB Louder Noise Level
91% Dimmer Projector Brightness
Does Not Support Full HD
Seven Months Older
Fewer Awards
Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score
Lower User Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
Worse Projectorcentral.com Review Score
Has Useful Technical Features
Has a Worse Acceptable Noise Level
Worse At Producing High Quality Sound
19 Reasons Against
20% Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
26,500h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $255
Less Retailers
Older by 11 Months
$19 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Six Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Worse
User Review Rating is Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
Less Fairly Priced
Has a Worse Design
Harder to Use
Produces Inferior Quality Picture
15 Reasons Against
4,200 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
95W Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $1,092
Fewer Sellers
Older by Six Months
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $10
Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse
User Review Rating is a Bit Worse
Worse Brand
Worse Referencehometheater.com Review Score
Less Reasonably Priced
Less Thoughtfully Designed
Produces Inferior Picture Quality
10 Reasons Against
Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
26,500h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $530
Less Retailers
Seven Less Awards
Less Customers Recommend it
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Optoma X600

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Optoma X600

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Optoma X600
XGA
RESOLUTION
28dB
6,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
310W
LAMP POWER
$68
OVER 5 YEARS

The Optoma X600 has a Kagoo Score of 87. However with a price tag of $1,121.79 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Optoma X600 or read our article on whether you should buy a Optoma projector.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (28dB)
Bright projector brightness (6,000 ANSI lumens)
Handheld remote control
Built-in speaker
Supports 3D

The highest scoring 3D projector available, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has good video quality, it's easy to setup and use.

98
Reviews
4 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Running Costs
$68 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Optoma X600 has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 95%.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Optoma X600

24% Bigger Bulb Power

The Optoma X600 has a bulb power of 310, however the Benq HT2050A is only a 240W lamp power projector (70W smaller), the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is only a 250W lamp power projector (60W smaller) and the Sony VPLHW45ES is only a 215W lamp power projector (95W smaller). More ...

'Bulb Power' denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Ethernet LAN

The Optoma X600 has an Ethernet LAN, but the Benq HT2050A, the Epson Home Cinema 3100, the LG PH550 and the Sony VPLHW45ES do not. More ...

'Ethernet LAN' denotes whether the projector has the native capability to connect to the local network, in order to receive movie files and the like from your computer.

Built-in Speaker

The Optoma X600 has a built-in speaker, and so do the Benq HT2050A and the LG PH550, but the Epson Home Cinema 3100 and the Sony VPLHW45ES do not. More ...

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

Better Kagoo Score

The Optoma X600 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, whereas the Benq HT2050A scored 85, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 scored 84 and the Sony VPLHW45ES scored 84.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma X600

3 Times Lower Resolution

The Optoma X600 has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA), however the Benq HT2050A and the Epson Home Cinema 3100 have a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p), the LG PH550 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p) and the Sony VPLHW45ES has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). More ...

The projector native resolution is the resolution of image that the projector is able to produce. The resolution is expressed as the number of horizontal pixels by the number of vertical pixels.

A projector with a higher native resolution will be able to display more detailed images such as HD content.

6dB Louder Noise Level

The Optoma X600 is a 28 projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Benq HT2050A (29dB), 7dB quieter than the Epson Home Cinema 3100 (35dB), 4dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB) and 6dB louder than the Sony VPLHW45ES (22dB). More ...

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running. Most projectors have a noise level between 30 and 40Db, which rates them as 'very quiet' by Industial Noise Control - on par with low bird calls, or a quiet rural area. You can find more information here: http://www.industrialnoisecontrol.com/comparative-noise-examples.htm.

Only Medium (10000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Optoma X600 has a medium (10000:1) contrast ratio, which is half as high contrast ratio as the LG PH550 (very high). We do not know what type of contrast ratio the Sony VPLHW45ES have. More ...

The contrast ratio is the ratio between the brightness of the brightest white and the brightness of darkest black that the projector can produce.

A higher contrast ratio means that the projector can produce images with greater contrast so that they will appear more vivid.

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Optoma X600 is only 2 lamp service life, but the Benq HT2050A and the Epson Home Cinema 3100 are both 3,500h lamp service life projectors (1,000h longer), the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (27,500h longer) and the Sony VPLHW45ES is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (3,500h longer). More ...

'Service Life' indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma X600 does not support full HD (As does the the LG PH550), whereas the Benq HT2050A, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 and the Sony VPLHW45ES do. More ...

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

More Expensive by $852

The Optoma X600 is $597 more expensive than the Benq HT2050A, $322 more expensive than the Epson Home Cinema 3100 and $852 more expensive than the LG PH550.

Fewer Sellers

The Optoma X600 is only stocked by 8 stores, but the LG PH550 is stocked by 16 retailers and the Sony VPLHW45ES is stocked by 9 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by Over Two Years

The Optoma X600 is two years older than the Benq HT2050A, three years older than the Epson Home Cinema 3100, two years older than the LG PH550 and two years older than the Sony VPLHW45ES.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $13

The running costs over five years of the Optoma X600 are $68 which is $13 more than the Epson Home Cinema 3100 and $3 more than the Sony VPLHW45ES. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is a Bit Worse

The average user rating of the Optoma X600 is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is 96% (based on 11 reviews).

Worse Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 93.3%, but Epson has an average rating of 95%.

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LG PH550

$269.95
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LG PH550

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LG PH550
720P
RESOLUTION
24dB
550 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

The LG PH550 has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $269.95 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LG PH550 or read our article on whether you should buy a LG projector.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (24dB)
Very high contrast ratio (100000:1)
Built-in speaker
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)
Supports 3D

A multi award winning and extremely quiet 720p very high contrast ratio projector, with a very good spec and a good price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. Owners report that this projector has superb picture quality, good sound quality and it's very easy to carry around.

96
Reviews
165 Reviews + 4 Awards
86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that LG PH550 has great expert reviews and great user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the LG PH550

Very High (100000:1) Contrast Ratio

The LG PH550 has a very high (100000:1) contrast ratio, however the Benq HT2050A and the Epson Home Cinema 3100 have a high contrast ratio and the Optoma X600 only has a medium contrast ratio. We do not know what type of contrast ratio the Sony VPLHW45ES have. More ...

The contrast ratio is the ratio between the brightness of the brightest white and the brightness of darkest black that the projector can produce.

A higher contrast ratio means that the projector can produce images with greater contrast so that they will appear more vivid.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The LG PH550 has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), however the Benq HT2050A, the Epson Home Cinema 3100, the Optoma X600 and the Sony VPLHW45ES do not have this feature. More ...

MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) is a protocol for streaming high-def video and images from a phone to the projector.

Built-in Speaker

The LG PH550 has a built-in speaker (as do the Benq HT2050A and the Optoma X600), however the Epson Home Cinema 3100 and the Sony VPLHW45ES do not have this feature. More ...

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

Better Kagoo Score

The LG PH550 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Benq HT2050A scored 85, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 scored 84 and the Sony VPLHW45ES scored 84.

$255 Cheaper

The LG PH550 costs $269.95, whereas the Benq HT2050A is $525.00, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is $799.99, the Optoma X600 is $1,121.79 and the Sony VPLHW45ES is $1,361.81.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Has a Better Price

The LG PH550 reviewers thought the LG PH550 has a better price.

More Thoughtfully Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the LG PH550 was more thoughtfully designed. Several people thought that it was very good-looking, had a good case and was smooth.

Easier to Use

Our analysis of the LG PH550 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG PH550 was easier to use. Several people thought that it was very easy to use, to setup and had good controls.

Produces Better Picture Quality

The LG PH550 reviewers thought the LG PH550 produces better picture quality. Over 50 people thought that it had outstanding picture quality and several people thought that it also had brilliant colour saturation, was good for watching movies and had a good brightness.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG PH550

Lower Resolution

The LG PH550 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p), which is half as high resolution as the Benq HT2050A and the Epson Home Cinema 3100 (1920 x 1080 (1080p)) and half as high resolution as the Sony VPLHW45ES (1920 x 1080 (Full HD)). More ...

The projector native resolution is the resolution of image that the projector is able to produce. The resolution is expressed as the number of horizontal pixels by the number of vertical pixels.

A projector with a higher native resolution will be able to display more detailed images such as HD content.

2dB Louder Noise Level

The LG PH550 has a noise level of 24, but the Benq HT2050A is a 29dB projector (5dB louder), the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is a 35dB projector (11dB louder), the Optoma X600 is a 28dB projector (4dB louder) and the Sony VPLHW45ES is a 22dB projector (2dB quieter). More ...

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running. Most projectors have a noise level between 30 and 40Db, which rates them as 'very quiet' by Industial Noise Control - on par with low bird calls, or a quiet rural area. You can find more information here: http://www.industrialnoisecontrol.com/comparative-noise-examples.htm.

91% Dimmer Projector Brightness

LG PH550 is only 550 brightness. That's 1,650 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq HT2050A (2,200 ANSI Lumens), 2,050 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Epson Home Cinema 3100 (2,600 ANSI Lumens), 5,450 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma X600 (6,000 ANSI Lumens) and 1,250 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony VPLHW45ES (1,800 ANSI Lumens). More ...

'Projector Brightness' is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Does Not Support Full HD

The LG PH550 does not support full HD (As does the the Optoma X600), but the Benq HT2050A, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 and the Sony VPLHW45ES support this feature. More ...

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Seven Months Older

The LG PH550 is older than the Epson Home Cinema 3100 by seven months and older than the Sony VPLHW45ES by one month.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the LG PH550 has received 4 awards, the Sony VPLHW45ES has received 8 awards.

Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score

The LG PH550 has an average expert rating of 84%, but the Benq HT2050A has an average expert rating of 93% (based on 6 reviews), the Epson Home Cinema 3100 has an average expert rating of 100% (based on 1 review) and the Sony VPLHW45ES has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 18 reviews).

Lower User Review Score

The LG PH550 has an average user rating of 90%, but the Epson Home Cinema 3100 has an average user rating of 96% (based on 11 reviews), the Optoma X600 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews) and the Sony VPLHW45ES has an average user rating of 95% (based on 92 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 53.2% of 205 customers recommend the LG PH550, however 68.1% of 119 customers recommend the Sony VPLHW45ES.

Worse Brand

LG projectors have an average rating of only 81.8%, however Benq has an average rating of 92.3%, Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 93.3% and Sony has an average rating of 90.7%.

Worse Projectorcentral.com Review Score

The LG PH550 has only received a Projectorcentral.com review score of 90% , however the rating of the Benq HT2050A was 100%, the rating of the Epson Home Cinema 3100 was 100% and the rating of the Sony VPLHW45ES was 100%.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the LG PH550 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG PH550 has useful technical features.

Has a Worse Acceptable Noise Level

On average reviewers thought the LG PH550 has a worse acceptable noise level.

Worse At Producing High Quality Sound

Our analysis of the LG PH550 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG PH550 was worse at producing high quality sound.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PH550 in the US is $269.95 and in total we found 16 prices for it.

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Benq HT2050A

$525.00
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Benq HT2050A

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Benq HT2050A
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
2,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$75
OVER 5 YEARS

The Benq HT2050A has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $525.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Benq HT2050A or read our article on whether you should buy a Benq projector.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (29dB)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker

A fully featured and award winning 1080p quiet multimedia projector, with a reasonable price and very low running costs. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has very good picture quality, good sound quality and it's very good-looking.

97
Reviews
409 Reviews + 2 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Running Costs
$75 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Benq HT2050A has marvellous expert reviews and very good user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq HT2050A

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Benq HT2050A has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) (as is the Epson Home Cinema 3100), but the LG PH550 only has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p) and the Optoma X600 only has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). More ...

The projector native resolution is the resolution of image that the projector is able to produce. The resolution is expressed as the number of horizontal pixels by the number of vertical pixels.

A projector with a higher native resolution will be able to display more detailed images such as HD content.

Full HD

The Benq HT2050A supports full HD (as do the Epson Home Cinema 3100 and the Sony VPLHW45ES), whereas the LG PH550 and the Optoma X600 do not support this feature. More ...

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Built-in Speaker

The Benq HT2050A has a built-in speaker, and so do the LG PH550 and the Optoma X600, whereas the Epson Home Cinema 3100 and the Sony VPLHW45ES do not. More ...

A projector with built in speakers is able to play sound as well as display images.

Built in speakers mean that you don't need a separate amplifier to play sound with the projector image.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq HT2050A is ceiling mountable, and so is the Epson Home Cinema 3100, whereas the LG PH550, the Optoma X600 and the Sony VPLHW45ES are not. More ...

'Ceiling Mountable' indicates whether the projector is capable of being mounted to the ceiling or not.

Ceiling mounting is the best way of assuring the projector always has a clear line of sight to the projecting surface.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Referencehometheater.com and Projectorcentral.com both gave the Benq HT2050A a better review score. More ...

Referencehometheater.com: Benq HT2050A = 100% vs Sony VPLHW45ES = 90%

Projectorcentral.com: Benq HT2050A = 100% vs LG PH550 = 90%
Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the Benq HT2050A reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Benq HT2050A has useful technical features. Over 30 people thought that it had a good display and over 20 people thought that it also had superb features. Five people also thought that it had a powerful motor.

Has a Better Acceptable Noise Level

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Benq HT2050A has a better acceptable noise level. Over 30 people thought that it was really quiet and eight people thought that it also really wasn't noisy.

Has Better Sound Quality

The Benq HT2050A reviewers thought the Benq HT2050A has better sound quality. More than 40 people thought that it had good sound quality.

19 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq HT2050A

20% Louder Noise Level

The Benq HT2050A is a 29 projector. That's 6dB quieter than the Epson Home Cinema 3100 (35dB), 5dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB), 1dB louder than the Optoma X600 (28dB) and 7dB louder than the Sony VPLHW45ES (22dB). More ...

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running. Most projectors have a noise level between 30 and 40Db, which rates them as 'very quiet' by Industial Noise Control - on par with low bird calls, or a quiet rural area. You can find more information here: http://www.industrialnoisecontrol.com/comparative-noise-examples.htm.

Lower Contrast Ratio

The Benq HT2050A has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Epson Home Cinema 3100, whereas the LG PH550 has a very high contrast ratio. We do not know what type of contrast ratio the Sony VPLHW45ES have. More ...

The contrast ratio is the ratio between the brightness of the brightest white and the brightness of darkest black that the projector can produce.

A higher contrast ratio means that the projector can produce images with greater contrast so that they will appear more vivid.

Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Benq HT2050A has a projector brightness of 2, however the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is a 2,600 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens brighter), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,650 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Optoma X600 is a 6,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (3,800 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Sony VPLHW45ES is a 1,800 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens dimmer). More ...

'Projector Brightness' is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Smaller Bulb Power

Benq HT2050A is only 240 lamp power, but the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is a 250W lamp power projector (10W bigger), the Optoma X600 is a 310W lamp power projector (70W bigger) and the Sony VPLHW45ES is a 215W lamp power projector (25W smaller). More ...

'Bulb Power' denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

26,500h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Benq HT2050A is a 3 lamp service life projector (as does the Epson Home Cinema 3100), whereas the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (26,500h longer), the Optoma X600 is a 2,500h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter) and the Sony VPLHW45ES is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (2,500h longer). More ...

'Service Life' indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Benq HT2050A has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the LG PH550 scored 87 and the Optoma X600 scored 87.

More Expensive by $255

The Benq HT2050A is $255 more expensive than the LG PH550.

Less Retailers

The Benq HT2050A is only stocked by 3 stores, whereas the LG PH550 is stocked by 16 sellers, the Optoma X600 is stocked by 8 shops and the Sony VPLHW45ES is stocked by 9 retailers. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Older by 11 Months

The Benq HT2050A is 11 months older than the Epson Home Cinema 3100, four months older than the LG PH550 and five months older than the Sony VPLHW45ES.

$19 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

The running costs over five years of the Benq HT2050A are $75 which is $19 more than the Epson Home Cinema 3100, $7 more than the Optoma X600 and $9 more than the Sony VPLHW45ES. Show assumptions.

Six Less Awards

The Benq HT2050A has only received 2 awards, whereas the LG PH550 has received 4 awards and the Sony VPLHW45ES has received 8 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Worse

The Benq HT2050A's average expert score is 93%, however the Epson Home Cinema 3100's is 100% (based on 1 review).

User Review Rating is Worse

The Benq HT2050A's average user score is 87%, however the Epson Home Cinema 3100's is 96% (based on 11 reviews), the LG PH550's is 90% (based on 151 reviews), the Optoma X600's is 95% (based on 4 reviews) and the Sony VPLHW45ES's is 95% (based on 92 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 8% of 414 customers recommend the Benq HT2050A, whereas 10.5% of 19 customers recommend the Epson Home Cinema 3100, 53.2% of 205 customers recommend the LG PH550 and 68.1% of 119 customers recommend the Sony VPLHW45ES.

Worse Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of only 92.3%, whereas Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 93.3%.

Less Fairly Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Benq HT2050A was less fairly priced.

Has a Worse Design

On average reviewers thought the Benq HT2050A has a worse design.

Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the Benq HT2050A was harder to use.

Produces Inferior Quality Picture

Our analysis of the Benq HT2050A reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Benq HT2050A produces inferior quality picture.

The cheapest price that we could find for the HT2050A in the US is $525.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Sony VPLHW45ES

$1,361.81
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Sony VPLHW45ES

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Sony VPLHW45ES
22dB
1,800 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
215W
LAMP POWER
$66
OVER 5 YEARS

The Sony VPLHW45ES has a Kagoo Score of 84. However with a price tag of $1,361.81 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony VPLHW45ES or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony projector.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (22dB)
Handheld remote control
Supports 3D
Long service life of lamp (6,000h)

Our review analysis indicates that this multimedia projector has very good picture quality, it's good at displaying high definition TV and good-looking. It's a multi award winning and very economical to run 1080p multimedia projector, with a sensationally quiet 22dB noise level and a very good spec. It has a handheld remote control and a service life of lamp of 6,000h and supports 3D.

98
Reviews
110 Reviews + 8 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
74
Value for Money
Good
88
Running Costs
$66 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Sony VPLHW45ES has great expert reviews and superb user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony VPLHW45ES

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Resolution

The Sony VPLHW45ES has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), however the LG PH550 only has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p) and the Optoma X600 only has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). More ...

The projector native resolution is the resolution of image that the projector is able to produce. The resolution is expressed as the number of horizontal pixels by the number of vertical pixels.

A projector with a higher native resolution will be able to display more detailed images such as HD content.

Quieter Noise Level

The Sony VPLHW45ES is a 22 projector. That's 7dB quieter than the Benq HT2050A (29dB), 13dB quieter than the Epson Home Cinema 3100 (35dB), 2dB quieter than the LG PH550 (24dB) and 6dB quieter than the Optoma X600 (28dB). More ...

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running. Most projectors have a noise level between 30 and 40Db, which rates them as 'very quiet' by Industial Noise Control - on par with low bird calls, or a quiet rural area. You can find more information here: http://www.industrialnoisecontrol.com/comparative-noise-examples.htm.

Full HD

The Sony VPLHW45ES supports full HD (as do the Benq HT2050A and the Epson Home Cinema 3100), but the LG PH550 and the Optoma X600 do not support this feature. More ...

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Eight More Awards

The Sony VPLHW45ES has received 8 awards from expert review sites, but the Benq HT2050A has received 2 awards, the Epson Home Cinema 3100 has received 1 award, the LG PH550 has received 4 awards and the Optoma X600 has received no awards.

More Customers Recommend it

68.1% of 119 customers recommend the Sony VPLHW45ES, but only 8% of 414 customers recommend the Benq HT2050A, only 10.5% of 19 customers recommend the Epson Home Cinema 3100 and only 53.2% of 205 customers recommend the LG PH550.

Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score

The Sony VPLHW45ES has a Projectorcentral.com review score of 100%, but the LG PH550's rating was only 90% from the same site.

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony VPLHW45ES

4,200 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Sony VPLHW45ES is a 1 brightness projector, whereas the Benq HT2050A is a 2,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens brighter), the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is a 2,600 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (800 ANSI lumens brighter), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,250 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Optoma X600 is a 6,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (4,200 ANSI lumens brighter). More ...

'Projector Brightness' is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

95W Smaller Bulb Power

The Sony VPLHW45ES has a bulb power of 215, however the Benq HT2050A is a 240W lamp power projector (25W bigger), the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is a 250W lamp power projector (35W bigger) and the Optoma X600 is a 310W lamp power projector (95W bigger). More ...

'Bulb Power' denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Sony VPLHW45ES is only 6 lamp service life, but the Benq HT2050A and the Epson Home Cinema 3100 are both 3,500h lamp service life projectors (2,500h shorter), the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (24,000h longer) and the Optoma X600 is a 2,500h lamp service life projector (3,500h shorter). More ...

'Service Life' indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony VPLHW45ES has received a Kagoo Score of 84, whereas the Benq HT2050A scored 85, the LG PH550 scored 87 and the Optoma X600 scored 87.

More Expensive by $1,092

The Sony VPLHW45ES is $837 more expensive than the Benq HT2050A, $562 more expensive than the Epson Home Cinema 3100, $1,092 more expensive than the LG PH550 and $240 more expensive than the Optoma X600.

Fewer Sellers

The Sony VPLHW45ES is only stocked by 9 sellers, but the LG PH550 is stocked by 16 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Older by Six Months

The Sony VPLHW45ES is six months older than the Epson Home Cinema 3100.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $10

The running costs over five years of the Sony VPLHW45ES are $66 which is $10 more than the Epson Home Cinema 3100. Show assumptions.

Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The average expert rating of the Sony VPLHW45ES is 90%, whereas the average expert rating of the Benq HT2050A is 93% (based on 6 reviews) and the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is 100% (based on 1 review).

User Review Rating is a Bit Worse

The average user rating of the Sony VPLHW45ES is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is 96% (based on 11 reviews).

Worse Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of only 90.7%, but Benq has an average rating of 92.3%, Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 93.3%.

Worse Referencehometheater.com Review Score

The Sony VPLHW45ES has only received a review score of 90% from Referencehometheater.com, but the Benq HT2050A has a score of 100%.

Less Reasonably Priced

Our analysis of the Sony VPLHW45ES reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony VPLHW45ES was less reasonably priced.

Less Thoughtfully Designed

Our analysis of the Sony VPLHW45ES reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Sony VPLHW45ES was less thoughtfully designed.

Produces Inferior Picture Quality

The Sony VPLHW45ES reviewers thought the Sony VPLHW45ES produces inferior picture quality.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VPLHW45ES in the US is $1,361.81 and in total we found 9 prices for it.

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Epson Home Cinema 3100

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Epson Home Cinema 3100

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Epson Home Cinema 3100
1080P
RESOLUTION
35dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
250W
LAMP POWER
$56
OVER 5 YEARS

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a Kagoo Score of 84. With a price tag of $799.99 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Epson Home Cinema 3100 or read our article on whether you should buy a Epson projector.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (60000:1)
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD

A sensationally economical to run and award winning 1080p average noise level projector, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It supports 3D and full HD, has a handheld remote control and is ceiling mountable. Owners report that it has very good picture quality and it's really good-looking, and easy to setup.

98
Reviews
12 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$56 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Epson Home Cinema 3100 has exceptional expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Epson Home Cinema 3100

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) (as is the Benq HT2050A), but the LG PH550 only has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p) and the Optoma X600 only has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). More ...

The projector native resolution is the resolution of image that the projector is able to produce. The resolution is expressed as the number of horizontal pixels by the number of vertical pixels.

A projector with a higher native resolution will be able to display more detailed images such as HD content.

Full HD

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 supports full HD (as do the Benq HT2050A and the Sony VPLHW45ES), whereas the LG PH550 and the Optoma X600 do not support this feature. More ...

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 is ceiling mountable, and so is the Benq HT2050A, whereas the LG PH550, the Optoma X600 and the Sony VPLHW45ES are not. More ...

'Ceiling Mountable' indicates whether the projector is capable of being mounted to the ceiling or not.

Ceiling mounting is the best way of assuring the projector always has a clear line of sight to the projecting surface.

26% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the Epson Home Cinema 3100 is $19 cheaper to run than the Benq HT2050A, $13 cheaper to run than the Optoma X600 and $10 cheaper to run than the Sony VPLHW45ES. More ...

Better Expert Reviews

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 has an average expert review score of 100% based on 1 review, however the Benq HT2050A has an average rating of 93% (based on 6 reviews), the LG PH550 has an average rating of 84% (based on 14 reviews) and the Sony VPLHW45ES has an average rating of 90% (based on 18 reviews).

A Bit Better User Reviews

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 has an average user review score of 96% based on 11 reviews, however the Benq HT2050A has an average rating of 87% (based on 403 reviews), the LG PH550 has an average rating of 90% (based on 151 reviews), the Optoma X600 has an average rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews) and the Sony VPLHW45ES has an average rating of 95% (based on 92 reviews).

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, whereas Benq only has an average rating of 92.3%, LG only has an average rating of 81.8%, Optoma only has an average rating of 93.3% and Sony only has an average rating of 90.7%.

Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a Projectorcentral.com review score of 100%, whereas the LG PH550 only has a rating of 90% from the same site.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson Home Cinema 3100

Louder Noise Level

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 is a 35 projector. That's 6dB louder than the Benq HT2050A (29dB), 11dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB), 7dB louder than the Optoma X600 (28dB) and 13dB louder than the Sony VPLHW45ES (22dB). More ...

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running. Most projectors have a noise level between 30 and 40Db, which rates them as 'very quiet' by Industial Noise Control - on par with low bird calls, or a quiet rural area. You can find more information here: http://www.industrialnoisecontrol.com/comparative-noise-examples.htm.

Lower Contrast Ratio

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a high (60000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Benq HT2050A, whereas the LG PH550 has a very high contrast ratio. We do not know what type of contrast ratio the Sony VPLHW45ES have. More ...

The contrast ratio is the ratio between the brightness of the brightest white and the brightness of darkest black that the projector can produce.

A higher contrast ratio means that the projector can produce images with greater contrast so that they will appear more vivid.

Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 has a projector brightness of 2, however the Benq HT2050A is a 2,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens dimmer), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,050 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Optoma X600 is a 6,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (3,400 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Sony VPLHW45ES is a 1,800 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (800 ANSI lumens dimmer). More ...

'Projector Brightness' is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Smaller Bulb Power

Epson Home Cinema 3100 is only 250 lamp power, but the Benq HT2050A is a 240W lamp power projector (10W smaller), the Optoma X600 is a 310W lamp power projector (60W bigger) and the Sony VPLHW45ES is a 215W lamp power projector (35W smaller). More ...

'Bulb Power' denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

26,500h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 is a 3 lamp service life projector (as does the Benq HT2050A), whereas the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (26,500h longer), the Optoma X600 is a 2,500h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter) and the Sony VPLHW45ES is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (2,500h longer). More ...

'Service Life' indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 has received a Kagoo Score of 84, however the Benq HT2050A scored 85, the LG PH550 scored 87 and the Optoma X600 scored 87.

More Expensive by $530

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 is $275 more expensive than the Benq HT2050A and $530 more expensive than the LG PH550.

Less Retailers

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 is only stocked by 3 stores, whereas the LG PH550 is stocked by 16 stores, the Optoma X600 is stocked by 8 retailers and the Sony VPLHW45ES is stocked by 9 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Seven Less Awards

The Epson Home Cinema 3100 has only received 1 award, whereas the Benq HT2050A has received 2 awards, the LG PH550 has received 4 awards and the Sony VPLHW45ES has received 8 awards.

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 10.5% of 19 customers recommend the Epson Home Cinema 3100, whereas 53.2% of 205 customers recommend the LG PH550 and 68.1% of 119 customers recommend the Sony VPLHW45ES.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Home Cinema 3100 in the US is $799.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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