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5 Best Energy Saving Projectors in the US - July 2020

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Updated 05 June 2020
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5 best energy saving projectors 2020

What Energy Saving Projector to Buy in June 2020?

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Panasonic PTEX16KU Benq SP870 Sony VPLFX35 NEC NP4100 Epson PowerLite 1761W
Panasonic PTEX16KU Benq SP870 Sony VPLFX35 NEC NP4100 Epson PowerLite 1761W
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XGA
RESOLUTION
51dB
16,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
XGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
XGA
RESOLUTION
31dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
38dB
6,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
40dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
77
Features
Good Features
55
Value for Money
Average
59
Running Costs
$470 Over 5 Years
60
Kagoo Score
Good
96
Reviews
3 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Running Costs
$86 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
79
Features
Good Features
61
Value for Money
Good
67
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
63
Brand Rating
Good Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Value for Money
Good
78
Running Costs
$76 Over 5 Years
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
A good spec but only average value for money XGA very noisy data projector, with moderate running costs. It has a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN, supports full HD and is ceiling mountable. A classic and fully featured XGA average noise level projector, with low running costs and a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a bulb power of 360W and is ceiling mountable. Purchasers report that this projector has bad video quality. A good spec but only average value for money XGA average noise level data projector, with reasonable running costs. An economical to run and fully featured WXGA average noise level data projector. A bargain price and fully featured WXGA average noise level data projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports Wi-Fi and is ceiling mountable. Our review analysis indicates that it's good in terms of connectivity, lightweight but expensive.
6 Reasons For
Higher Contrast Ratio
A Lot Bigger Bulb Power
Full HD
Ethernet LAN
Ceiling Mountable
Newer by 15 Months
5 Reasons For
Low (2000:1) Contrast Ratio
Built-in Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
Better Kagoo Score
$250 Cheaper
3 Reasons For
A Lot Quieter Noise Level
Low (2000:1) Contrast Ratio
Ethernet LAN
4 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
Ethernet LAN
Built-in Speaker
$390 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
7 Reasons For
1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution
Higher Contrast Ratio
Wi-Fi
Built-in Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Brand
9 Reasons Against
Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution
29% Louder Noise Level
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $6,695
Not As Many Stockists
$393 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
13% Louder Noise Level
Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
2,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Less Retailers
Over Two Years Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 13%
Worse Brand
12 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
11,000 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Worse Kagoo Score
$2,630 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Two Years Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 81%
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
Louder Noise Level
Half As High Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
$1,415 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
Louder Noise Level
Dimmer Projector Brightness
A Lot Smaller Bulb Power
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $250
Older by Over One Year
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Panasonic PTEX16KU

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XGA
RESOLUTION
51dB
16,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
380W
LAMP POWER
$470
OVER 5 YEARS

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a Kagoo Score of 60. However with a price tag of $6,995.00 this projector is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic PTEX16KU or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic projector.

Features We Love:
Bright projector brightness (16,000 ANSI lumens)
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD
Ethernet LAN
Big bulb power (380W)

A good spec but only average value for money XGA very noisy data projector, with moderate running costs. It has a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN, supports full HD and is ceiling mountable.

77
Features
Good Features
55
Value for Money
Average
59
Running Costs
$470 Over 5 Years
60
Kagoo Score
Good

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic PTEX16KU

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a low (2500:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Benq SP870, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLFX35, which is twice as high contrast ratio as the NEC NP4100 (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.

A Lot Bigger Bulb Power

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 380 lamp power projector, whereas the Benq SP870 is only a 360W lamp power projector (20W smaller), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is only a 205W lamp power projector (175W smaller), the NEC NP4100 is only a 280W lamp power projector (100W smaller) and the Sony VPLFX35 is only a 275W lamp power projector (105W 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.

Full HD

The Panasonic PTEX16KU supports full HD, however the Benq SP870, the Epson PowerLite 1761W, the NEC NP4100 and the Sony VPLFX35 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.

Ethernet LAN

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has an Ethernet LAN, and so do the NEC NP4100 and the Sony VPLFX35, however the Benq SP870 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W 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 Panasonic PTEX16KU is ceiling mountable, and so are the Benq SP870 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W, however the NEC NP4100 and the Sony VPLFX35 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.

Newer by 15 Months

The Panasonic PTEX16KU was released seven years ago, but the Benq SP870 was released nine years ago, the Epson PowerLite 1761W was released eight years ago, the NEC NP4100 was released 10 years ago and the Sony VPLFX35 was released 10 years ago

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic PTEX16KU

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) (as are the Benq SP870 and the Sony VPLFX35), whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the NEC NP4100 have 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.

29% Louder Noise Level

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 51 projector. That's 15dB louder than the Benq SP870 (36dB), 11dB louder than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (40dB), 13dB louder than the NEC NP4100 (38dB) and 20dB louder than the Sony VPLFX35 (31dB). 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.

Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a service life of lamp of 2 (as do the Benq SP870 and the NEC NP4100), however the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 4,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h longer) and the Sony VPLFX35 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h 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 Have a Built-in Speaker

The Panasonic PTEX16KU does not have a built-in speaker (As does the the Sony VPLFX35), but the Benq SP870, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the NEC NP4100 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has only received a Kagoo Score of 60, but the Benq SP870 scored 82, the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80, the NEC NP4100 scored 71 and the Sony VPLFX35 scored 72.

More Expensive by $6,695

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is $6,695 more expensive than the Benq SP870, $6,445 more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W, $5,280 more expensive than the NEC NP4100 and $4,066 more expensive than the Sony VPLFX35.

Not As Many Stockists

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W is stocked by 2 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.
$393 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the Panasonic PTEX16KU costs $470 to run which is $383 more than the Benq SP870, $393 more than the NEC NP4100 and $331 more than the Sony VPLFX35. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Panasonic projectors have an average rating of only 67%, however Benq has an average rating of 93.9%, Epson has an average rating of 95%, NEC has an average rating of 82.4% and Sony has an average rating of 92.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PTEX16KU in the US is $6,995.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Benq SP870

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Benq SP870
XGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
360W
LAMP POWER
$87
OVER 5 YEARS

The Benq SP870 has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $299.87 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Benq SP870 or read our article on whether you should buy a Benq projector.

Features We Love:
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Ceiling mountable
Big bulb power (360W)

A classic and fully featured XGA average noise level projector, with low running costs and a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a bulb power of 360W and is ceiling mountable. Purchasers report that this projector has bad video quality.

96
Reviews
3 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Running Costs
$86 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Benq SP870 has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 93%.

5 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq SP870

Low (2000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Benq SP870 has a low (2000:1) contrast ratio (as are the Epson PowerLite 1761W, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35), whereas the NEC NP4100 only has 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.

Built-in Speaker

The Benq SP870 has a built-in speaker (as do the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the NEC NP4100), whereas the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq SP870 is a ceiling mountable projector (as are the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Panasonic PTEX16KU), whereas the NEC NP4100 and the Sony VPLFX35 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Benq SP870 has received a Kagoo Score of 82, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80, the NEC NP4100 scored only 71, the Panasonic PTEX16KU scored only 60 and the Sony VPLFX35 scored only 72.

$250 Cheaper

The Benq SP870 costs $250.12 less than the Epson PowerLite 1761W, costs $1,415.13 less than the NEC NP4100, costs $6,695.13 less than the Panasonic PTEX16KU and costs $2,629.54 less than the Sony VPLFX35.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq SP870

Lower Resolution

The Benq SP870 has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA), and so are the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35, but the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the NEC NP4100 have 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.

13% Louder Noise Level

The Benq SP870 has a noise level of 36, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40dB projector (4dB louder), the NEC NP4100 is a 38dB projector (2dB louder), the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 51dB projector (15dB louder) and the Sony VPLFX35 is a 31dB 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.

Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Benq SP870 has a projector brightness of 5, and so does the Sony VPLFX35. That's 2,400 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (2,600 ANSI Lumens), 1,200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the NEC NP4100 (6,200 ANSI Lumens) and 11,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (16,000 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.

Smaller Bulb Power

Benq SP870 is only 360 lamp power. That's 155W bigger than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (205W), 80W bigger than the NEC NP4100 (280W), 20W smaller than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (380W) and 85W bigger than the Sony VPLFX35 (275W). 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.

2,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Benq SP870 is a 2 lamp service life projector, and so do the NEC NP4100 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU. That's 2,000h shorter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (4,000h) and 1,000h shorter than the Sony VPLFX35 (3,000h). 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.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq SP870 does not support full HD (As do the the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLFX35), however the NEC NP4100 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU 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.

Less Retailers

Only 1 retailer sell the Benq SP870, whereas 2 retailers sell the Epson PowerLite 1761W. More ...

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

The Benq SP870 is older than the Epson PowerLite 1761W by 10 months and older than the Panasonic PTEX16KU by two years.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 13%

The Benq SP870 costs $87 to run which is $10 more than the NEC NP4100 over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of only 93.9%, whereas Epson has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the SP870 in the US is $299.87 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Sony VPLFX35

$2,929.41
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Sony VPLFX35

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Sony VPLFX35
XGA
RESOLUTION
31dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
275W
LAMP POWER
$138
OVER 5 YEARS

The Sony VPLFX35 has a Kagoo Score of 72. However with a price tag of $2,929.41 this projector is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony VPLFX35 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony projector.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (31dB)
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Handheld remote control
Ethernet LAN
Big bulb power (275W)

A good spec but only average value for money XGA average noise level data projector, with reasonable running costs.

79
Features
Good Features
61
Value for Money
Good
67
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony VPLFX35

A Lot Quieter Noise Level

The Sony VPLFX35 has a noise level of 31, whereas the Benq SP870 is a 36dB projector (5dB louder), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40dB projector (9dB louder), the NEC NP4100 is a 38dB projector (7dB louder) and the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 51dB projector (20dB 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.

Low (2000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Sony VPLFX35 has a low (2000:1) contrast ratio (as are the Benq SP870, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Panasonic PTEX16KU), but the NEC NP4100 only has 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.

Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPLFX35 has an Ethernet LAN (as do the NEC NP4100 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU), but the Benq SP870 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W do not have this feature. 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.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony VPLFX35

Lower Resolution

The Sony VPLFX35 has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA), and so are the Benq SP870 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the NEC NP4100 have 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.

11,000 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Sony VPLFX35 is a 5 brightness projector, and so does the Benq SP870. That's 2,400 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (2,600 ANSI Lumens), 1,200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the NEC NP4100 (6,200 ANSI Lumens) and 11,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (16,000 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.

Smaller Bulb Power

The Sony VPLFX35 has a bulb power of 275. That's 85W smaller than the Benq SP870 (360W), 70W bigger than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (205W), 5W smaller than the NEC NP4100 (280W) and 105W smaller than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (380W). 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 VPLFX35 is only 3 lamp service life. That's 1,000h longer than the Benq SP870, the NEC NP4100 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU (2,000h) and 1,000h shorter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (4,000h). 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.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPLFX35 does not support full HD (As do the the Benq SP870 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W), whereas the NEC NP4100 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU 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 Built-in Speaker

The Sony VPLFX35 does not have a built-in speaker (As does the the Panasonic PTEX16KU), whereas the Benq SP870, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the NEC NP4100 do. 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony VPLFX35 has only received a Kagoo Score of 72, whereas the Benq SP870 scored 82 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80.

$2,630 More Expensive

The Sony VPLFX35 is more expensive than the Benq SP870 by $2,630, more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W by $2,379 and more expensive than the NEC NP4100 by $1,214.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 retailer sell the Sony VPLFX35, but 2 sellers sell the Epson PowerLite 1761W. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over Two Years Older

The Sony VPLFX35 is older than the Benq SP870 by 10 months, older than the Epson PowerLite 1761W by 20 months, older than the NEC NP4100 by three months and older than the Panasonic PTEX16KU by three years.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 81%

The Sony VPLFX35 costs $138 to run which is $52 more than the Benq SP870 and $62 more than the NEC NP4100 over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of only 92.6%, but Benq has an average rating of 93.9% and Epson has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VPLFX35 in the US is $2,929.41 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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NEC NP4100

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NEC NP4100

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NEC NP4100
WXGA
RESOLUTION
38dB
6,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
280W
LAMP POWER
$77
OVER 5 YEARS

The NEC NP4100 has a Kagoo Score of 71. However with a price tag of $1,715.00 this projector is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the NEC NP4100 or read our article on whether you should buy a NEC projector.

Features We Love:
Bright projector brightness (6,200 ANSI lumens)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Ethernet LAN
Big bulb power (280W)

An economical to run and fully featured WXGA average noise level data projector.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Value for Money
Good
78
Running Costs
$76 Over 5 Years
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

4 Reasons For for Choosing the NEC NP4100

Higher Resolution

The NEC NP4100 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), and so is the Epson PowerLite 1761W, whereas the Benq SP870, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 have 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.

Ethernet LAN

The NEC NP4100 has an Ethernet LAN (as do the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35), however the Benq SP870 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W do not have this feature. 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 NEC NP4100 has a built-in speaker (as do the Benq SP870 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W), however the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 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.

$390 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

The NEC NP4100 only costs $77 to run over five years whereas the Benq SP870 costs $87 to run (13% more), the Panasonic PTEX16KU costs $470 to run (513% more) and the Sony VPLFX35 costs $138 to run (81% more). More ...

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the NEC NP4100

Louder Noise Level

The NEC NP4100 has a noise level of 38, but the Benq SP870 is a 36dB projector (2dB quieter), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40dB projector (2dB louder), the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 51dB projector (13dB louder) and the Sony VPLFX35 is a 31dB projector (7dB 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.

Half As High Contrast Ratio

The NEC NP4100 has a very low (1000:1) contrast ratio, however the Benq SP870, the Epson PowerLite 1761W, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 have a 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.

Dimmer Projector Brightness

NEC NP4100 is only 6 brightness. That's 1,200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Benq SP870 and the Sony VPLFX35 (5,000 ANSI Lumens), 3,600 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (2,600 ANSI Lumens) and 9,800 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (16,000 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.

Smaller Bulb Power

The NEC NP4100 is a 280 lamp power projector. That's 80W smaller than the Benq SP870 (360W), 75W bigger than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (205W), 100W smaller than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (380W) and 5W bigger than the Sony VPLFX35 (275W). 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 NEC NP4100 has a service life of lamp of 2, and so do the Benq SP870 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU. That's 2,000h shorter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (4,000h) and 1,000h shorter than the Sony VPLFX35 (3,000h). 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 NEC NP4100 has only received a Kagoo Score of 71, but the Benq SP870 scored 82, the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80 and the Sony VPLFX35 scored 72.

$1,415 More Expensive

The NEC NP4100 is more expensive than the Benq SP870 by $1,415 and more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W by $1,165.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 retailer sell the NEC NP4100, however 2 shops sell the Epson PowerLite 1761W. 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 NEC NP4100 is older than the Benq SP870 by seven months, older than the Epson PowerLite 1761W by 17 months and older than the Panasonic PTEX16KU by three years.

Worse Brand

NEC projectors have an average rating of only 82.4%, however Benq has an average rating of 93.9%, Epson has an average rating of 95% and Sony has an average rating of 92.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the NP4100 in the US is $1,715.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a Kagoo Score of 80. With a price tag of $549.99 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Epson PowerLite 1761W or read our article on whether you should buy a Epson projector.

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A bargain price and fully featured WXGA average noise level data projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports Wi-Fi and is ceiling mountable. Our review analysis indicates that it's good in terms of connectivity, lightweight but expensive.

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Epson PowerLite 1761W

1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) (as is the NEC NP4100), whereas the Benq SP870, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 have 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.

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a low (2000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Benq SP870, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35, which is twice as high contrast ratio as the NEC NP4100 (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.

Wi-Fi

The Epson PowerLite 1761W supports Wi-Fi, however the Benq SP870, the NEC NP4100, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 do not. More ...

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Built-in Speaker

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a built-in speaker, and so do the Benq SP870 and the NEC NP4100, however the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 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 Epson PowerLite 1761W is ceiling mountable, and so are the Benq SP870 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU, however the NEC NP4100 and the Sony VPLFX35 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.

More Shops Are Selling It

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

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, however Benq only has an average rating of 93.9%, NEC only has an average rating of 82.4%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 67% and Sony only has an average rating of 92.6%.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson PowerLite 1761W

Louder Noise Level

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40 projector. That's 4dB louder than the Benq SP870 (36dB), 2dB louder than the NEC NP4100 (38dB), 11dB quieter than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (51dB) and 9dB louder than the Sony VPLFX35 (31dB). 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

Epson PowerLite 1761W is only 2 brightness, but the Benq SP870 and the Sony VPLFX35 are both 5,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projectors (2,400 ANSI lumens brighter), the NEC NP4100 is a 6,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (3,600 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 16,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (13,400 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.

A Lot Smaller Bulb Power

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 205 lamp power projector, whereas the Benq SP870 is a 360W lamp power projector (155W bigger), the NEC NP4100 is a 280W lamp power projector (75W bigger), the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 380W lamp power projector (175W bigger) and the Sony VPLFX35 is a 275W lamp power projector (70W 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.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson PowerLite 1761W does not support full HD (As do the the Benq SP870 and the Sony VPLFX35), but the NEC NP4100 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU 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 Epson PowerLite 1761W has received a Kagoo Score of 80, but the Benq SP870 scored 82.

More Expensive by $250

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is $250 more expensive than the Benq SP870.

Older by Over One Year

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is 15 months older than the Panasonic PTEX16KU.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PowerLite 1761W in the US is $549.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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