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5 Best 3D Projectors in the US - January 2021

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Updated 19 December 2020
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5 best 3D projectors 2021

What 3D Projector to Buy in January 2021?

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Benq HT2150ST Viewsonic PS501W LG PH550 Optoma X600 Infocus IN124X
Benq HT2150ST Viewsonic PS501W LG PH550 Optoma X600 Infocus IN124X
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1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
2,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
720P
RESOLUTION
24dB
550 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
XGA
RESOLUTION
28dB
6,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
XGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
98
Reviews
111 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
93
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
4 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
165 Reviews + 4 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
4 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
92
Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
95
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
A very economical to run and award winning 1080p quiet projector, with a low price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D and full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has very good picture quality, a good display and it's very good-looking. The highest scoring 3D projector around, with a low price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and supports 3D. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has good picture quality. A multi award winning and fully featured 720p very high contrast ratio projector, with one of the quietest noise levels around and a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. Our review analysis indicates that this projector has superb picture quality, good sound quality and it's very easy to carry around. A classic and very economical to run XGA quiet data projector, 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. Customers report that this data projector has good video quality, it's easy to setup and use. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has bad video quality. It's an award winning and breathtakingly economical to run XGA average noise level projector, 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.
10 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
Full HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Expert Reviews Are Appreciably Better
Overall Reviews Are Marginally Better
Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score
More Nicely Designed
Better Nice Technical Features
Produces Better Quality Picture
Has Better Sound Quality
3 Reasons For
Handheld Remote Control
Better Kagoo Score
Newer by 19 Months
9 Reasons For
A Lot Quieter Noise Level
Very High (100000:1) Contrast Ratio
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Handheld Remote Control
More Shops Are Selling It
Four More Awards
More Customers Recommend It
Better PC Mag Review Score
More Reasonably Priced
4 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Bulb Power
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
Better Brand
6 Reasons For
Ethernet LAN
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
Cheaper by $100
Cheaper to Run by $13 Over Five Years
Better User Reviews
15 Reasons Against
Louder Noise Level
Only High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
70W Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
$464 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over One Year Older
13% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Fewer Awards
Lower User Review Score
Less Customers Recommend It
Worse Brand
Less Reasonably Priced
11 Reasons Against
Half As High Resolution
8dB Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
2,600 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
110W Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
More Expensive by $225
Fewer Sellers
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $1
User Review Rating is Worse
Worse Brand
14 Reasons Against
Only 1280 X 720 (720p) Resolution
Dimmer Projector Brightness
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
$100 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
A Lot Lower Expert Review Score
A Lot Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
Worse Projectorcentral.com Review Score
Less Carefully Designed
Has Worse Technical Features
Has a Worse Picture Quality
Worse At Producing High Quality Sound
11 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
Louder Noise Level
Half As High Contrast Ratio
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $1,234
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over Four Years
$13 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
User Review Rating is Worse
14 Reasons Against
3 Times Lower Resolution
10dB Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
2,700 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
23% Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over One Year
Three Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is Significantly Worse
Worse Brand
Worse PC Mag Review Score
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Benq HT2150ST

$689.00
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Benq HT2150ST

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Benq HT2150ST
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
2,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$64
OVER 5 YEARS

The Benq HT2150ST has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $689.00 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Benq HT2150ST 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 very economical to run and award winning 1080p quiet projector, with a low price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D and full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has very good picture quality, a good display and it's very good-looking.

98
Reviews
111 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
93
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Benq HT2150ST has terrific expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq HT2150ST

Higher Resolution

The Benq HT2150ST has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p), which is 3 times higher resolution as the Infocus IN124X and the Optoma X600 (1024 x 768 (XGA)), twice as high resolution as the LG PH550 (1280 x 720 (720p)) and twice as high resolution as the Viewsonic PS501W (1280 x 800 (WXGA)). 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 HT2150ST supports full HD, however the Infocus IN124X, the LG PH550, the Optoma X600 and the Viewsonic PS501W do not. 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.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The Benq HT2150ST has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) (as does the LG PH550), however the Infocus IN124X, the Optoma X600 and the Viewsonic PS501W 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.

Expert Reviews Are Appreciably Better

The average expert review score of the Benq HT2150ST is 99% based on 8 reviews, but the average rating of the Infocus IN124X is 70% (based on 2 reviews) and the average rating of the LG PH550 is 84% (based on 14 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are Marginally Better

The average overall review score of the Benq HT2150ST is 96% based on 111 reviews, but the average rating of the Infocus IN124X is 81% (based on 9 reviews), the average rating of the LG PH550 is 88% (based on 165 reviews), the average rating of the Optoma X600 is 93% (based on 4 reviews) and the average rating of the Viewsonic PS501W is 93% (based on 4 reviews).

Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score

The Benq HT2150ST has a review score of 100% from Projectorcentral.com, however the rating of the LG PH550 was only 90% from the same site.

More Nicely Designed

The Benq HT2150ST reviewers thought the Benq HT2150ST was more nicely designed. Over 10 people thought that it was very good-looking.

Better Nice Technical Features

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Benq HT2150ST was better nice technical features. More than 10 people thought that it had a good display.

Produces Better Quality Picture

Our analysis of the Benq HT2150ST reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Benq HT2150ST produces better quality picture. More than 40 people thought that it had excellent picture quality and several people thought that it also had a superb contrast ratio, had brilliant colour saturation and was outstanding for playing games on.

Has Better Sound Quality

The Benq HT2150ST reviewers thought the Benq HT2150ST has better sound quality. More than 10 people thought that it had good sound quality.

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq HT2150ST

Louder Noise Level

The Benq HT2150ST has a noise level of 29dB, but the Infocus IN124X is a 34dB projector (5dB louder), the LG PH550 is a 24dB projector (5dB quieter), the Optoma X600 is a 28dB projector (1dB quieter) and the Viewsonic PS501W is a 32dB projector (3dB louder). 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 High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Benq HT2150ST has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio (as are the Infocus IN124X and the Viewsonic PS501W), however the LG PH550 has a very high contrast ratio. 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.

Dimmer Projector Brightness

Benq HT2150ST is only 2 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 1,100 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Infocus IN124X (3,300 ANSI Lumens), 1,650 ANSI lumens brighter than the LG PH550 (550 ANSI Lumens), 3,800 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma X600 (6,000 ANSI Lumens) and 1,200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PS501W (3,400 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.

70W Smaller Bulb Power

The Benq HT2150ST is a 240W lamp power projector, and so does the Infocus IN124X. That's 70W smaller than the Optoma X600 (310W) and 40W bigger than the Viewsonic PS501W (200W). 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.

Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Benq HT2150ST has a service life of lamp of 3h, and so does the Infocus IN124X. That's 26,500h shorter than the LG PH550 (30,000h), 1,000h longer than the Optoma X600 (2,500h) and 1,500h shorter than the Viewsonic PS501W (5,000h). 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 HT2150ST has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Viewsonic PS501W scored 88.

$464 More Expensive

The Benq HT2150ST is more expensive than the Infocus IN124X by $464, more expensive than the LG PH550 by $364 and more expensive than the Viewsonic PS501W by $239.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 2 stores sells the Benq HT2150ST, however 8 sellers sell the LG PH550, 3 retailers sell the Optoma X600 and 7 shops sell the Viewsonic PS501W. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over One Year Older

The Benq HT2150ST is older than the Viewsonic PS501W by 19 months. The Benq HT2150ST is the same age as the Infocus IN124X.

13% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The running costs of the Benq HT2150ST are $64 which is $7 more than the Infocus IN124X and $7 more than the Viewsonic PS501W over five years. Show assumptions.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Benq HT2150ST has received 1 award, the LG PH550 has received 4 awards.

Lower User Review Score

The Benq HT2150ST has an average user rating of 95%, but the Infocus IN124X has an average user rating of 100% (based on 7 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 8% of 137 customers recommend the Benq HT2150ST, however 52.2% of 209 customers recommend the LG PH550 and 25% of 8 customers recommend the Viewsonic PS501W.

Worse Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of only 90.2%, however Optoma has an average rating of 91%.

Less Reasonably Priced

Our analysis of the Benq HT2150ST reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Benq HT2150ST was less reasonably priced.

The cheapest price that we could find for the HT2150ST in the US is $689.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Viewsonic PS501W

$449.99
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Viewsonic PS501W
WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
200W
LAMP POWER
0.6:1
THROW RATIO
$57
OVER 5 YEARS

The Viewsonic PS501W has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $449.99 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Viewsonic PS501W or read our article on whether you should buy a Viewsonic projector.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (22000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

The highest scoring 3D projector around, with a low price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and supports 3D. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has good picture quality.

96
Reviews
4 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Viewsonic PS501W has fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.

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3 Reasons For for Choosing the Viewsonic PS501W

Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic PS501W has a handheld remote control (as do the Infocus IN124X, the LG PH550 and the Optoma X600), whereas the Benq HT2150ST does not have this feature. More ...

'Handheld Remote Control' indicates whether the projector comes with a handheld remote to control the device or not.

Handheld remotes are very helpful, since they mean you don't have to get up from your comfy seat to tweak the settings on the projector mid-film!

Better Kagoo Score

The Viewsonic PS501W has received a Kagoo Score of 88, whereas the Benq HT2150ST scored 87, the Infocus IN124X scored 83, the LG PH550 scored 85 and the Optoma X600 scored 85.

Newer by 19 Months

The Viewsonic PS501W is 19 months newer than the Benq HT2150ST, 19 months newer than the Infocus IN124X, two years newer than the LG PH550 and four years newer than the Optoma X600

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Viewsonic PS501W

Half As High Resolution

The Viewsonic PS501W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), however the Benq HT2150ST has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). 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.

8dB Louder Noise Level

The Viewsonic PS501W is a 32dB projector. That's 3dB louder than the Benq HT2150ST (29dB), 2dB quieter than the Infocus IN124X (34dB), 8dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB) and 4dB louder 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.

Lower Contrast Ratio

The Viewsonic PS501W has a high (22000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Benq HT2150ST and the Infocus IN124X, but the LG PH550 has a very high contrast ratio. 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.

2,600 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Viewsonic PS501W is a 3 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Benq HT2150ST is a 2,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,200 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Infocus IN124X is a 3,300 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (100 ANSI lumens dimmer), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,850 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Optoma X600 is a 6,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,600 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.

110W Smaller Bulb Power

The Viewsonic PS501W has a bulb power of 200W, however the Benq HT2150ST and the Infocus IN124X are both 240W lamp power projectors (40W bigger) and the Optoma X600 is a 310W lamp power projector (110W 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

Viewsonic PS501W is only 5h lamp service life, but the Benq HT2150ST and the Infocus IN124X are both 3,500h lamp service life projectors (1,500h shorter), the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (25,000h longer) and the Optoma X600 is a 2,500h lamp service life projector (2,500h 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.

More Expensive by $225

The Viewsonic PS501W is $225 more expensive than the Infocus IN124X and $125 more expensive than the LG PH550.

Fewer Sellers

The Viewsonic PS501W is only stocked by 7 stores, but the LG PH550 is stocked by 8 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $1

Over five years the Viewsonic PS501W costs $57 to run which is $1 more than the Infocus IN124X. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is Worse

The average user rating of the Viewsonic PS501W is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Infocus IN124X is 100% (based on 7 reviews).

Worse Brand

Viewsonic projectors have an average rating of only 89.9%, but Benq has an average rating of 90.2% and Optoma has an average rating of 91%.

The Viewsonic PS501W is 292mm wide, 115mm tall, 236mm deep and weighs 2.6kg.

Viewsonic PS501W front view
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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 85. With a price tag of $325.00 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 fully featured 720p very high contrast ratio projector, with one of the quietest noise levels around and a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. Our review analysis indicates that this projector has superb picture quality, good sound quality and it's very easy to carry around.

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Reviews
165 Reviews + 4 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that LG PH550 has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 93% of buyers recommending this projector to others.

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9 Reasons For for Choosing the LG PH550

A Lot Quieter Noise Level

The LG PH550 has a noise level of 24dB, however the Benq HT2150ST is a 29dB projector (5dB louder), the Infocus IN124X is a 34dB projector (10dB louder), the Optoma X600 is a 28dB projector (4dB louder) and the Viewsonic PS501W is a 32dB projector (8dB louder). 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.

Very High (100000:1) Contrast Ratio

The LG PH550 has a very high (100000:1) contrast ratio, whereas the Benq HT2150ST, the Infocus IN124X and the Viewsonic PS501W have a high contrast ratio and the Optoma X600 only has a medium contrast ratio. 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) (as does the Benq HT2150ST), whereas the Infocus IN124X, the Optoma X600 and the Viewsonic PS501W 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.

Handheld Remote Control

The LG PH550 has a handheld remote control, and so do the Infocus IN124X, the Optoma X600 and the Viewsonic PS501W, however the Benq HT2150ST does not. More ...

'Handheld Remote Control' indicates whether the projector comes with a handheld remote to control the device or not.

Handheld remotes are very helpful, since they mean you don't have to get up from your comfy seat to tweak the settings on the projector mid-film!

More Shops Are Selling It

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

Four More Awards

The LG PH550 has received 4 awards, whereas the Benq HT2150ST has received 1 award, the Infocus IN124X has received 1 award, the Optoma X600 has received no awards and the Viewsonic PS501W has received no awards.

More Customers Recommend It

52.2% of 209 customers recommend the LG PH550, whereas only 8% of 137 customers recommend the Benq HT2150ST and only 25% of 8 customers recommend the Viewsonic PS501W.

Better PC Mag Review Score

The LG PH550 has a review score of 80% from PC Mag, whereas the rating of the Infocus IN124X was only 70% from the same site.

More Reasonably Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the LG PH550 was more reasonably priced.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG PH550

Only 1280 X 720 (720p) Resolution

The LG PH550 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p), which is half as high resolution as the Benq HT2150ST (1920 x 1080 (1080p)). 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.

Dimmer Projector Brightness

The LG PH550 has a projector brightness of 550 ANSI lumens. That's 1,650 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq HT2150ST (2,200 ANSI Lumens), 2,750 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Infocus IN124X (3,300 ANSI Lumens), 5,450 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma X600 (6,000 ANSI Lumens) and 2,850 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PS501W (3,400 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 do the the Infocus IN124X and the Optoma X600), however the Benq HT2150ST and the Viewsonic PS501W 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LG PH550 has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the Benq HT2150ST scored 87 and the Viewsonic PS501W scored 88.

$100 More Expensive

The LG PH550 is more expensive than the Infocus IN124X by $100.

Over Two Years Older

The LG PH550 is older than the Benq HT2150ST by five months, older than the Infocus IN124X by five months and older than the Viewsonic PS501W by two years.

A Lot Lower Expert Review Score

The LG PH550's average expert rating is 84%, however the Benq HT2150ST's is 99% (based on 8 reviews).

A Lot Lower User Review Score

The LG PH550's average user rating is 90%, however the Benq HT2150ST's is 95% (based on 103 reviews), the Infocus IN124X's is 100% (based on 7 reviews), the Optoma X600's is 95% (based on 4 reviews) and the Viewsonic PS501W's is 95% (based on 4 reviews).

Worse Brand

LG projectors have an average rating of only 80.2%, whereas Benq has an average rating of 90.2%, Infocus has an average rating of 83%, Optoma has an average rating of 91% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 89.9%.

Worse Projectorcentral.com Review Score

Whilst the LG PH550 has received a Projectorcentral.com review score of 90%, the Benq HT2150ST has a score of 100%.

Less Carefully Designed

On average reviewers thought the LG PH550 was less carefully designed.

Has Worse Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the LG PH550 has worse technical features.

Has a Worse Picture Quality

On average reviewers thought the LG PH550 has a worse picture quality.

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.

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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
$70
OVER 5 YEARS

The Optoma X600 has a Kagoo Score of 85. However with a price tag of $1,458.61 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

A classic and very economical to run XGA quiet data projector, 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. Customers report that this data projector has good video quality, it's easy to setup and use.

97
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85
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Optoma X600 has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 95%.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Optoma X600

A Lot Bigger Bulb Power

The Optoma X600 is a 310W lamp power projector, whereas the Benq HT2150ST and the Infocus IN124X are both only 240W lamp power projectors (70W smaller) and the Viewsonic PS501W is only a 200W lamp power projector (110W 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, and so does the Infocus IN124X, however the Benq HT2150ST, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PS501W 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.

Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma X600 has a handheld remote control (as do the Infocus IN124X, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PS501W), but the Benq HT2150ST does not have this feature. More ...

'Handheld Remote Control' indicates whether the projector comes with a handheld remote to control the device or not.

Handheld remotes are very helpful, since they mean you don't have to get up from your comfy seat to tweak the settings on the projector mid-film!

Better Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of 91%, however Benq only has an average rating of 90.2%, Infocus only has an average rating of 83%, LG only has an average rating of 80.2% and Viewsonic only has an average rating of 89.9%.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma X600

Lower Resolution

The Optoma X600 has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) (as is the Infocus IN124X), whereas the Benq HT2150ST has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p), the LG PH550 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p) and the Viewsonic PS501W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA). 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.

Louder Noise Level

The Optoma X600 is a 28dB projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Benq HT2150ST (29dB), 6dB quieter than the Infocus IN124X (34dB), 4dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB) and 4dB quieter than the Viewsonic PS501W (32dB). 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.

Half As High 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). 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.

Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma X600 has a service life of lamp of 2h, however the Benq HT2150ST and the Infocus IN124X 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 Viewsonic PS501W is a 5,000h 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.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma X600 does not support full HD (As do the the Infocus IN124X and the LG PH550), but the Benq HT2150ST and the Viewsonic PS501W 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Optoma X600 has received a Kagoo Score of 85, but the Benq HT2150ST scored 87 and the Viewsonic PS501W scored 88.

More Expensive by $1,234

The Optoma X600 is $770 more expensive than the Benq HT2150ST, $1,234 more expensive than the Infocus IN124X, $1,134 more expensive than the LG PH550 and $1,009 more expensive than the Viewsonic PS501W.

Not As Many Stockists

The Optoma X600 is only stocked by 3 shops, however the LG PH550 is stocked by 8 retailers and the Viewsonic PS501W is stocked by 7 stores. More ...

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

The Optoma X600 is three years older than the Benq HT2150ST, three years older than the Infocus IN124X, two years older than the LG PH550 and four years older than the Viewsonic PS501W.

$13 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the running costs of the Optoma X600 are $70 which is $6 more than the Benq HT2150ST, $13 more than the Infocus IN124X and $12 more than the Viewsonic PS501W. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is Worse

The Optoma X600 has an average user score of 95%, but the Infocus IN124X has an average user rating of 100% (based on 7 reviews).

The cheapest price that we could find for the X600 in the US is $1,458.61 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Infocus IN124X

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Infocus IN124X

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Infocus IN124X
XGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
0.6:1
THROW RATIO
$57
OVER 5 YEARS

The Infocus IN124X has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $225.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Infocus IN124X or read our article on whether you should buy a Infocus projector.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (14000:1)
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control
Built-in speaker
Ethernet LAN

Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has bad video quality. It's an award winning and breathtakingly economical to run XGA average noise level projector, 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.

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Reviews
9 Reviews + 1 Award
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Features
Fully-Featured
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Popularity
Quite Popular
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Value for Money
Very Good
95
Running Costs
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83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Infocus IN124X has fantastic user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 81%.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the Infocus IN124X

Ethernet LAN

The Infocus IN124X has an Ethernet LAN, and so does the Optoma X600, but the Benq HT2150ST, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PS501W 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Infocus IN124X is ceiling mountable, but the Benq HT2150ST, the LG PH550, the Optoma X600 and the Viewsonic PS501W 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.

Handheld Remote Control

The Infocus IN124X has a handheld remote control (as do the LG PH550, the Optoma X600 and the Viewsonic PS501W), whereas the Benq HT2150ST does not have this feature. More ...

'Handheld Remote Control' indicates whether the projector comes with a handheld remote to control the device or not.

Handheld remotes are very helpful, since they mean you don't have to get up from your comfy seat to tweak the settings on the projector mid-film!

Cheaper by $100

The Infocus IN124X is $464 cheaper than the Benq HT2150ST, $100 cheaper than the LG PH550, $1,233.61 cheaper than the Optoma X600 and $224.99 cheaper than the Viewsonic PS501W.

Cheaper to Run by $13 Over Five Years

Over five years the Infocus IN124X only costs $57 to run however the Benq HT2150ST costs $64 to run (13% more), the Optoma X600 costs $70 to run (23% more) and the Viewsonic PS501W costs $57 to run (1% more). More ...

Better User Reviews

Based on 7 user reviews, the Infocus IN124X has an average review score of 100%, whereas the Benq HT2150ST has an average rating of 95% (based on 103 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 Viewsonic PS501W has an average rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews).

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Infocus IN124X

3 Times Lower Resolution

The Infocus IN124X has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) (as is the Optoma X600), however the Benq HT2150ST has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p), the LG PH550 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p) and the Viewsonic PS501W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA). 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.

10dB Louder Noise Level

The Infocus IN124X is a 34dB projector. That's 5dB louder than the Benq HT2150ST (29dB), 10dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB), 6dB louder than the Optoma X600 (28dB) and 2dB louder than the Viewsonic PS501W (32dB). 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 Infocus IN124X has a high (14000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Benq HT2150ST and the Viewsonic PS501W, but the LG PH550 has a very high contrast ratio. 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.

2,700 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Infocus IN124X is a 3 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Benq HT2150ST is a 2,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,100 ANSI lumens dimmer), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,750 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Optoma X600 is a 6,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,700 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Viewsonic PS501W is a 3,400 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (100 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.

23% Smaller Bulb Power

The Infocus IN124X has a bulb power of 240W (as does the Benq HT2150ST), however the Optoma X600 is a 310W lamp power projector (70W bigger) and the Viewsonic PS501W is a 200W lamp power projector (40W 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.

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Infocus IN124X is only 3h lamp service life (as does the Benq HT2150ST), but 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 Viewsonic PS501W is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (1,500h 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 Infocus IN124X does not support full HD (As do the the LG PH550 and the Optoma X600), whereas the Benq HT2150ST and the Viewsonic PS501W 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Infocus IN124X has received a Kagoo Score of 83, whereas the Benq HT2150ST scored 87, the LG PH550 scored 85, the Optoma X600 scored 85 and the Viewsonic PS501W scored 88.

Fewer Sellers

The Infocus IN124X is only stocked by 2 sellers, but the LG PH550 is stocked by 8 shops, the Optoma X600 is stocked by 3 retailers and the Viewsonic PS501W is stocked by 7 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by Over One Year

The Infocus IN124X is 19 months older than the Viewsonic PS501W. The Infocus IN124X is the same age as the Benq HT2150ST.

Three Less Awards

The Infocus IN124X has only received 1 award, but the LG PH550 has received 4 awards.

Expert Review Rating is Significantly Worse

The average expert rating of the Infocus IN124X is only 70%, whereas the average expert rating of the Benq HT2150ST is 99% (based on 8 reviews) and the LG PH550 is 84% (based on 14 reviews).

Worse Brand

Infocus projectors have an average rating of only 83%, but Benq has an average rating of 90.2%, Optoma has an average rating of 91% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 89.9%.

Worse PC Mag Review Score

The Infocus IN124X has only received a review score of 70% from PC Mag, but the LG PH550 has a score of 80%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the IN124X in the US is $225.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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