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5 Best Battery Powered Projectors in the US - October 2020

Matthew
Updated 20 September 2020
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5 best battery powered projectors 2020

What Battery Powered Projector to Buy in October 2020?

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LG PH550 Optoma LV130 Sony MPCD1 Benq GS1 Acer C205
LG PH550 Optoma LV130 Sony MPCD1 Benq GS1 Acer C205
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720P
RESOLUTION
24dB
550 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WVGA
RESOLUTION
25dB
300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WVGA
RESOLUTION
105 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
50,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
720P
RESOLUTION
30dB
300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WVGA
RESOLUTION
29dB
150 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
73
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
83
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
80
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured and affordable 720p very high contrast ratio multimedia projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. A bargain price and fully featured WVGA very high contrast ratio projector. It has a built-in speaker, a card reader integrated and a built-in display and supports full HD. A bargain price and fully featured WVGA very low contrast ratio data projector. A cheap and fully featured 720p quiet projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a card reader integrated and supports 3D. A fully featured and affordable WVGA quiet data projector.
9 Reasons For
1280 X 720 (720p) Resolution
6dB Quieter Noise Level
Higher Contrast Ratio
445 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
3D
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Handheld Remote Control
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
7 Reasons For
Higher Contrast Ratio
Full HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Card Reader Integrated
Built-in Display
Cheaper by $77
Newer by Six Months
1 Reason For
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
6 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
Very High (100000:1) Contrast Ratio
3D
Card Reader Integrated
Handheld Remote Control
Better Brand
5 Reasons Against
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
More Expensive by $260
Older by Over Two Years
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
4% Louder Noise Level
A Lot Dimmer Projector Brightness
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
5 Times Lower Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
Does Not Support Full HD
Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control
Worse Kagoo Score
$151 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Six Months Older
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
Louder Noise Level
Dimmer Projector Brightness
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
$496 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Two Years Older
12 Reasons Against
Only 854 X 480 (WVGA) Resolution
15% Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness
30,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $77
Less Retailers
Older by Over Four Years
Worse Brand
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LG PH550

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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 86 and supports an AC/Battery|AC power source. With a price tag of $402.12 this projector is fair 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 fully featured and affordable 720p very high contrast ratio multimedia projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Widely Available
86
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

9 Reasons For for Choosing the LG PH550

1280 X 720 (720p) Resolution

The LG PH550 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p) (as is the Benq GS1), however the Acer C205, the Optoma LV130 and the Sony MPCD1 have a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA). 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 Quieter Noise Level

The LG PH550 is a 24dB projector. That's 5dB quieter than the Acer C205 (29dB), 6dB quieter than the Benq GS1 (30dB) and 1dB quieter than the Optoma LV130 (25dB). 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.

Higher Contrast Ratio

The LG PH550 has a very high (100000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Benq GS1 and the Optoma LV130, which is 5 times higher contrast ratio as the Acer C205 and the Sony MPCD1 (very low). 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.

445 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness

The LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Acer C205 is only a 150 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Benq GS1 and the Optoma LV130 are both only 300 ANSI Lumens brightness projectors (250 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Sony MPCD1 is only a 105 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (445 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.

3D

The LG PH550 supports 3D (as does the Benq GS1), however the Acer C205, the Optoma LV130 and the Sony MPCD1 do not support this feature. More ...

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The LG PH550 has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), and so do the Optoma LV130 and the Sony MPCD1, but the Acer C205 and the Benq GS1 do not. 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 (as does the Benq GS1), whereas the Acer C205, the Optoma LV130 and the Sony MPCD1 do 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 LG PH550 has received a Kagoo Score of 86, whereas the Acer C205 scored 79, the Benq GS1 scored 81, the Optoma LV130 scored 82 and the Sony MPCD1 scored 81.

More Shops Are Selling It

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

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG PH550

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

LG PH550 is only 30h lamp service life (as does the Optoma LV130), but the Acer C205 and the Benq GS1 are both 20,000h lamp service life projectors (10,000h shorter) and the Sony MPCD1 is a 50,000h lamp service life projector (20,000h 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 LG PH550 does not support full HD (As do the the Acer C205 and the Sony MPCD1), whereas the Benq GS1 and the Optoma LV130 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 $260

The LG PH550 is $182 more expensive than the Acer C205, $260 more expensive than the Optoma LV130 and $108 more expensive than the Sony MPCD1.

Older by Over Two Years

The LG PH550 is five months older than the Benq GS1, three years older than the Optoma LV130 and two years older than the Sony MPCD1.

Worse Brand

LG projectors have an average rating of only 80.4%, but Acer has an average rating of 85.4%, Benq has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 93% and Sony has an average rating of 94.6%.

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Optoma LV130

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Optoma LV130
WVGA
RESOLUTION
25dB
300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

The Optoma LV130 has a Kagoo Score of 82 and supports an AC/Battery power source. With a price tag of $140.73 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Optoma LV130 or read our article on whether you should buy a Optoma projector.

Features We Love:
Ultra Compact
854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
Very high contrast ratio (100000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (25dB)
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)

A bargain price and fully featured WVGA very high contrast ratio projector. It has a built-in speaker, a card reader integrated and a built-in display and supports full HD.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

7 Reasons For for Choosing the Optoma LV130

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Optoma LV130 has a very high (100000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Benq GS1 and the LG PH550, which is 5 times higher contrast ratio as the Acer C205 and the Sony MPCD1 (very low). 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.

Full HD

The Optoma LV130 supports full HD, however the Acer C205, the Benq GS1, the LG PH550 and the Sony MPCD1 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.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The Optoma LV130 has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), and so do the LG PH550 and the Sony MPCD1, however the Acer C205 and the Benq GS1 do not. More ...

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

Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma LV130 has a card reader integrated, and so does the Benq GS1, whereas the Acer C205, the LG PH550 and the Sony MPCD1 do not. More ...

'Card Reader Integrated' denotes whether the projector comes with an inbuilt reader for memory cards or not.

A memory card is a good way to easily load a film into the projector to watch, without having to hook it up to a computer first.

Built-in Display

The Optoma LV130 has a built-in display, whereas the Acer C205, the Benq GS1, the LG PH550 and the Sony MPCD1 do not have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Display' indicates whether the projector has a display on the side, showing the current status of the projector, important info, etc.

A built-in display allows you to easily assess the status of the projector at a glance, and see if anything has gone wrong.

Cheaper by $77

The Optoma LV130 costs $142.56, whereas the Acer C205 is $220.00, the Benq GS1 is $639.00, the LG PH550 is $402.12 and the Sony MPCD1 is $294.00.

Newer by Six Months

The Optoma LV130 was released two years ago, but the Acer C205 was released seven years ago, the Benq GS1 was released four years ago, the LG PH550 was released five years ago and the Sony MPCD1 was released three years ago

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma LV130

Lower Resolution

The Optoma LV130 has a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA) (as are the Acer C205 and the Sony MPCD1), whereas the Benq GS1 and the LG PH550 have a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p). 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.

4% Louder Noise Level

The Optoma LV130 is a 25dB projector. That's 4dB quieter than the Acer C205 (29dB), 5dB quieter than the Benq GS1 (30dB) and 1dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB). 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.

A Lot Dimmer Projector Brightness

Optoma LV130 is only 300 ANSI lumens brightness (as does the Benq GS1), but the Acer C205 is a 150 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (150 ANSI lumens dimmer), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (250 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Sony MPCD1 is a 105 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (195 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.

Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma LV130 has a service life of lamp of 30h (as does the LG PH550), however the Acer C205 and the Benq GS1 are both 20,000h lamp service life projectors (10,000h shorter) and the Sony MPCD1 is a 50,000h lamp service life projector (20,000h 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 Optoma LV130 has received a Kagoo Score of 82, but the LG PH550 scored 86.

Not As Many Stockists

The Optoma LV130 is only stocked by 2 sellers, however the LG PH550 is stocked by 10 sellers. 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.
Worse Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 93%, however Benq has an average rating of 95% and Sony has an average rating of 94.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the LV130 in the US is $140.73 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Sony MPCD1

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Sony MPCD1
WVGA
RESOLUTION
105 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
50,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

The Sony MPCD1 has a Kagoo Score of 81 and supports a DC/Battery power source. With a price tag of $294.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Sony MPCD1 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony projector.

Features We Love:
854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
Very long service life of lamp (50,000h)
Built-in speaker
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Carrying case

A bargain price and fully featured WVGA very low contrast ratio data projector.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

1 Reason For for Choosing the Sony MPCD1

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The Sony MPCD1 has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) (as do the LG PH550 and the Optoma LV130), however the Acer C205 and the Benq GS1 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.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony MPCD1

Lower Resolution

The Sony MPCD1 has a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA), and so are the Acer C205 and the Optoma LV130, which is half as high resolution as the Benq GS1 and the LG PH550 (1280 x 720 (720p)). 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.

5 Times Lower Contrast Ratio

The Sony MPCD1 has a very low (400:1) contrast ratio (as is the Acer C205), however the Benq GS1, the LG PH550 and the Optoma LV130 have 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

Sony MPCD1 is only 105 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 45 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Acer C205 (150 ANSI Lumens), 195 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq GS1 and the Optoma LV130 (300 ANSI Lumens) and 445 ANSI lumens dimmer than the LG PH550 (550 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 Sony MPCD1 does not support full HD (As do the the Acer C205 and the LG PH550), but the Benq GS1 and the Optoma LV130 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.

Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony MPCD1 does not have a handheld remote control (As does the the Acer C205), whereas the Benq GS1, the LG PH550 and the Optoma LV130 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!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony MPCD1 has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the LG PH550 scored 86 and the Optoma LV130 scored 82.

$151 More Expensive

The Sony MPCD1 is more expensive than the Acer C205 by $74 and more expensive than the Optoma LV130 by $151.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 store sell the Sony MPCD1, however 10 stores sell the LG PH550 and 2 retailers sell the Optoma LV130. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Six Months Older

The Sony MPCD1 is older than the Optoma LV130 by six months.

Worse Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of only 94.6%, however Benq has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MPCD1 in the US is $294.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Benq GS1

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Benq GS1

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Benq GS1
720P
RESOLUTION
30dB
300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
0.8:1
THROW RATIO

The Benq GS1 has a Kagoo Score of 81 and supports an AC/Battery power source. However with a price tag of $639.00 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Benq GS1 or read our article on whether you should buy a Benq projector.

Features We Love:
Very high contrast ratio (100000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (30dB)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)

A cheap and fully featured 720p quiet projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a card reader integrated and supports 3D.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq GS1

Higher Resolution

The Benq GS1 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p), and so is the LG PH550, which is twice as high resolution as the Acer C205, the Optoma LV130 and the Sony MPCD1 (854 x 480 (WVGA)). 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.

Very High (100000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Benq GS1 has a very high (100000:1) contrast ratio (as are the LG PH550 and the Optoma LV130), however the Acer C205 and the Sony MPCD1 have a very low 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.

3D

The Benq GS1 supports 3D, and so does the LG PH550, whereas the Acer C205, the Optoma LV130 and the Sony MPCD1 do not. More ...

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Card Reader Integrated

The Benq GS1 has a card reader integrated (as does the Optoma LV130), whereas the Acer C205, the LG PH550 and the Sony MPCD1 do not have this feature. More ...

'Card Reader Integrated' denotes whether the projector comes with an inbuilt reader for memory cards or not.

A memory card is a good way to easily load a film into the projector to watch, without having to hook it up to a computer first.

Handheld Remote Control

The Benq GS1 has a handheld remote control, and so does the LG PH550, but the Acer C205, the Optoma LV130 and the Sony MPCD1 do 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!

Better Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of 95%, however Acer only has an average rating of 85.4%, LG only has an average rating of 80.4%, Optoma only has an average rating of 93% and Sony only has an average rating of 94.6%.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq GS1

Louder Noise Level

The Benq GS1 has a noise level of 30dB, but the Acer C205 is a 29dB projector (1dB quieter), the LG PH550 is a 24dB projector (6dB quieter) and the Optoma LV130 is a 25dB projector (5dB 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.

Dimmer Projector Brightness

Benq GS1 is only 300 ANSI lumens brightness, and so does the Optoma LV130. That's 150 ANSI lumens brighter than the Acer C205 (150 ANSI Lumens), 250 ANSI lumens dimmer than the LG PH550 (550 ANSI Lumens) and 195 ANSI lumens brighter than the Sony MPCD1 (105 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.

Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Benq GS1 has a service life of lamp of 20h, and so does the Acer C205. That's 10,000h shorter than the LG PH550 and the Optoma LV130 (30,000h) and 30,000h shorter than the Sony MPCD1 (50,000h). 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 GS1 has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the LG PH550 scored 86 and the Optoma LV130 scored 82.

$496 More Expensive

The Benq GS1 is more expensive than the Acer C205 by $419, more expensive than the LG PH550 by $237, more expensive than the Optoma LV130 by $496 and more expensive than the Sony MPCD1 by $345.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 retailer sell the Benq GS1, however 10 shops sell the LG PH550 and 2 sellers sell the Optoma LV130. More ...

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

The Benq GS1 is older than the Optoma LV130 by two years and older than the Sony MPCD1 by 20 months.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GS1 in the US is $639.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Acer C205
WVGA
RESOLUTION
29dB
150 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1.1:1
THROW RATIO

The Acer C205 has a Kagoo Score of 79 and supports an AC/Battery|AC power source. With a price tag of $220.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Acer C205 or read our article on whether you should buy a Acer projector.

Features We Love:
854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (29dB)
Built-in speaker
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Carrying case

A fully featured and affordable WVGA quiet data projector.

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12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Acer C205

Only 854 X 480 (WVGA) Resolution

The Acer C205 has a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA) (as are the Optoma LV130 and the Sony MPCD1), but the Benq GS1 and the LG PH550 have a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p). 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.

15% Louder Noise Level

The Acer C205 is a 29dB projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Benq GS1 (30dB), 5dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB) and 4dB louder than the Optoma LV130 (25dB). 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 Acer C205 has a very low (1000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Sony MPCD1, which is 5 times lower contrast ratio as the Benq GS1, the LG PH550 and the Optoma LV130 (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.

Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Acer C205 has a projector brightness of 150 ANSI lumens, however the Benq GS1 and the Optoma LV130 are both 300 ANSI Lumens brightness projectors (150 ANSI lumens brighter), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Sony MPCD1 is a 105 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (45 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.

30,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Acer C205 is a 20h lamp service life projector (as does the Benq GS1), whereas the LG PH550 and the Optoma LV130 are both 30,000h lamp service life projectors (10,000h longer) and the Sony MPCD1 is a 50,000h lamp service life projector (30,000h 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 Acer C205 does not support full HD (As do the the LG PH550 and the Sony MPCD1), however the Benq GS1 and the Optoma LV130 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.

Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer C205 does not have a handheld remote control (As does the the Sony MPCD1), but the Benq GS1, the LG PH550 and the Optoma LV130 do. 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!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Acer C205 has received a Kagoo Score of 79, however the Benq GS1 scored 81, the LG PH550 scored 86, the Optoma LV130 scored 82 and the Sony MPCD1 scored 81.

More Expensive by $77

The Acer C205 is $77 more expensive than the Optoma LV130.

Less Retailers

The Acer C205 is only stocked by 1 store, whereas the LG PH550 is stocked by 10 stores and the Optoma LV130 is stocked by 2 shops. 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 Over Four Years

The Acer C205 is three years older than the Benq GS1, two years older than the LG PH550, five years older than the Optoma LV130 and four years older than the Sony MPCD1.

Worse Brand

Acer projectors have an average rating of only 85.4%, whereas Benq has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 93% and Sony has an average rating of 94.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the C205 in the US is $220.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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