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5 Best Energy Saving Projectors in the US - January 2020

Updated 13 January 2020 by Matthew
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5 best energy saving projectors

Which Are the Best Energy Saving Projectors?

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

  • 1) Panasonic PTEX16KU - $7,245.00 INTECHGROUPLLC
  • 2) Epson VS210 -
  • 3) Sony VPLHW30ES - $965.00 eBay
  • 4) Benq MX711 - $690.00 eBay
  • 5) NEC NP4100W - $1,000.00 eBay

What Energy Saving Projector to Buy in January 2020?

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

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Panasonic PTEX16KU Epson VS210 Sony VPLHW30ES Benq MX711 NEC NP4100W
Panasonic PTEX16KU Epson VS210 Sony VPLHW30ES Benq MX711 NEC NP4100W
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XGA
RESOLUTION
51dB
16,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
SVGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1080P
RESOLUTION
22dB
1,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
XGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
38dB
6,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
77
Features
Good Features
55
Value for Money
Average
59
Running Costs
$500 Over 5 Years
60
Kagoo Score
Good
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
93
Reviews
29 Reviews + 8 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
70
Value for Money
Good
88
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
89
Reviews
4 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
82
Running Costs
$72 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
63
Brand Rating
Good Brand
78
Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
76
Running Costs
$81 Over 5 Years
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A good spec but only moderate value for money XGA very noisy projector, with moderate running costs. It has a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN, supports full HD and is ceiling mountable. A good value for money and fully featured average noise level low contrast ratio projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and is ceiling mountable. A very economical to run and multi award winning 1080p high contrast ratio projector, with a stunningly quiet 22dB noise level and a reasonable price. It supports 3D and full HD and has a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has very good picture quality, it's good-looking but it has a bad 3D picture quality. A classic and very economical to run XGA average noise level projector, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D. A good spec and economical to run WXGA average noise level projector.
4 Reasons For
33% Bigger Bulb Power
Full HD
Ethernet LAN
Ceiling Mountable
4 Reasons For
Built-in Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
Better Kagoo Score
Better Brand
11 Reasons For
Twice As High Resolution
Significantly Quieter Noise Level
High (70000:1) Contrast Ratio
3D
Full HD
Ethernet LAN
Ceiling Mountable
More Shops Are Selling it
Cheaper to Run by $430 Over Five Years
Eight More Awards
Overall Reviews Are a Lot Better
4 Reasons For
3D
Ethernet LAN
Built-in Speaker
$275 Cheaper
2 Reasons For
Ethernet LAN
Built-in Speaker
11 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
29dB Louder Noise Level
Half As High Contrast Ratio
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Worse Kagoo Score
$6,555 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Nine Months Older
670% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
Louder Noise Level
Half As High Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
180W Smaller Bulb Power
Does Not Support Full HD
Not Currently Available
7 Reasons Against
14,700 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
$275 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
12 Reasons Against
Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution
24% Louder Noise Level
Only Medium (5300:1) Contrast Ratio
Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
500h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Two Months Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 11%
Worse Brand
12 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
30% Louder Noise Level
4 Times Lower Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
A Lot Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $310
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over Three Years
$17 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Worse Brand
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Panasonic PTEX16KU

$7,245.00
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Panasonic PTEX16KU

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Panasonic PTEX16KU
XGA
RESOLUTION
51dB
16,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
380W
LAMP POWER
$496
OVER 5 YEARS

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a Kagoo Score of 60. However with a price tag of $7,245.00 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 moderate value for money XGA very noisy 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
$500 Over 5 Years
60
Kagoo Score
Good

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic PTEX16KU

33% Bigger Bulb Power

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 380 lamp power projector. That's 150W bigger than the Benq MX711 (230W), 180W bigger than the Epson VS210 and the Sony VPLHW30ES (200W) and 100W bigger than the NEC NP4100W (280W). 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, and so does the Sony VPLHW30ES, however the Benq MX711, the Epson VS210 and the NEC NP4100W 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.

Ethernet LAN

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has an Ethernet LAN (as do the Benq MX711, the NEC NP4100W and the Sony VPLHW30ES), however the Epson VS210 does 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is a ceiling mountable projector (as are the Epson VS210 and the Sony VPLHW30ES), however the Benq MX711 and the NEC NP4100W 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.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic PTEX16KU

Lower Resolution

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA), and so is the Benq MX711, which is 3 times lower resolution as the Sony VPLHW30ES (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.

29dB Louder Noise Level

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a noise level of 51, but the Benq MX711 is a 32dB projector (19dB quieter), the Epson VS210 is a 37dB projector (14dB quieter), the NEC NP4100W is a 38dB projector (13dB quieter) and the Sony VPLHW30ES is a 22dB projector (29dB 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 Panasonic PTEX16KU has a low (2500:1) contrast ratio (as is the Epson VS210), however the Benq MX711 has a medium contrast ratio and the Sony VPLHW30ES has a 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.

Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a service life of lamp of 2, and so do the NEC NP4100W and the Sony VPLHW30ES. That's 1,500h shorter than the Benq MX711 (3,500h) and 2,000h shorter than the Epson VS210 (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 Have a Built-in Speaker

The Panasonic PTEX16KU does not have a built-in speaker, but the Benq MX711, the Epson VS210, the NEC NP4100W and the Sony VPLHW30ES 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 Panasonic PTEX16KU has only received a Kagoo Score of 60, but the Benq MX711 scored 75, the Epson VS210 scored 79, the NEC NP4100W scored 71 and the Sony VPLHW30ES scored 78.

$6,555 More Expensive

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is more expensive than the Benq MX711 by $6,555, more expensive than the NEC NP4100W by $6,245 and more expensive than the Sony VPLHW30ES by $6,280.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 store sell the Panasonic PTEX16KU, however 3 shops sell the Sony VPLHW30ES. 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.
Nine Months Older

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is older than the Benq MX711 by seven months and older than the Epson VS210 by nine months.

670% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The running costs of the Panasonic PTEX16KU are $496 which is $424 more than the Benq MX711, $415 more than the NEC NP4100W and $432 more than the Sony VPLHW30ES over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Panasonic projectors have an average rating of only 68%, however Benq has an average rating of 92.5%, Epson has an average rating of 95%, NEC has an average rating of 82.2% and Sony has an average rating of 92.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PTEX16KU in the US is $7,245.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Epson VS210

Epson VS210

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Epson VS210
SVGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
200W
LAMP POWER

The Epson VS210 has a Kagoo Score of 79. With a price tag of $0.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Epson VS210 or read our article on whether you should buy a Epson projector.

Features We Love:
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Ceiling mountable
HD-Ready

A good value for money and fully featured average noise level low contrast ratio projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and is ceiling mountable.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Epson VS210

Built-in Speaker

The Epson VS210 has a built-in speaker, and so do the Benq MX711 and the NEC NP4100W, however the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLHW30ES 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 VS210 is ceiling mountable, and so are the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLHW30ES, however the Benq MX711 and the NEC NP4100W 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 Epson VS210 has received a Kagoo Score of 79, but the Benq MX711 scored 75, the NEC NP4100W scored 71, the Panasonic PTEX16KU scored only 60 and the Sony VPLHW30ES scored 78.

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, however Benq only has an average rating of 92.5%, NEC only has an average rating of 82.2%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 68% and Sony only has an average rating of 92.5%.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson VS210

Lower Resolution

The Epson VS210 has a projector native resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA), whereas the Benq MX711 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU have a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA), the NEC NP4100W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and the Sony VPLHW30ES 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.

Louder Noise Level

The Epson VS210 is a 37 projector. That's 5dB louder than the Benq MX711 (32dB), 1dB quieter than the NEC NP4100W (38dB), 14dB quieter than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (51dB) and 15dB louder than the Sony VPLHW30ES (22dB). More ...

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

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

Half As High Contrast Ratio

The Epson VS210 has a low (3000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Panasonic PTEX16KU, which is half as high contrast ratio as the Benq MX711 (medium) and half as high contrast ratio as the Sony VPLHW30ES (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.

Dimmer Projector Brightness

Epson VS210 is only 2 brightness, but the Benq MX711 is a 3,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (600 ANSI lumens brighter), the NEC NP4100W is a 6,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (3,600 ANSI lumens brighter), the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 16,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (13,400 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Sony VPLHW30ES is a 1,300 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,300 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.

180W Smaller Bulb Power

The Epson VS210 is a 200 lamp power projector (as does the Sony VPLHW30ES), whereas the Benq MX711 is a 230W lamp power projector (30W bigger), the NEC NP4100W is a 280W lamp power projector (80W bigger) and the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 380W lamp power projector (180W 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 VS210 does not support full HD (As does the the Benq MX711), but the NEC NP4100W, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLHW30ES 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.

Not Currently Available

We couldn't find any retailers that are currently selling the product. More ...

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Sony VPLHW30ES

$965.00
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Sony VPLHW30ES

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Sony VPLHW30ES
1080P
RESOLUTION
22dB
1,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
200W
LAMP POWER
$64
OVER 5 YEARS

The Sony VPLHW30ES has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of $965.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Sony VPLHW30ES or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony projector.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (22dB)
High contrast ratio (70000:1)
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control

A very economical to run and multi award winning 1080p high contrast ratio projector, with a stunningly quiet 22dB noise level and a reasonable price. It supports 3D and full HD and has a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has very good picture quality, it's good-looking but it has a bad 3D picture quality.

93
Reviews
29 Reviews + 8 Awards
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
70
Value for Money
Good
88
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Sony VPLHW30ES has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 83%, based on 29 reviews.

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11 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony VPLHW30ES

Twice As High Resolution

The Sony VPLHW30ES has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p), which is 3 times higher resolution as the Benq MX711 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU (1024 x 768 (XGA)), 4 times higher resolution as the Epson VS210 (800 x 600 (SVGA)) and twice as high resolution as the NEC NP4100W (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.

Significantly Quieter Noise Level

The Sony VPLHW30ES has a noise level of 22, whereas the Benq MX711 is a 32dB projector (10dB louder), the Epson VS210 is a 37dB projector (15dB louder), the NEC NP4100W is a 38dB projector (16dB louder) and the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 51dB projector (29dB 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.

High (70000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Sony VPLHW30ES has a high (70000:1) contrast ratio, but the Benq MX711 only has a medium contrast ratio, the Epson VS210 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU have a low contrast ratio and the NEC NP4100W 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.

3D

The Sony VPLHW30ES supports 3D, and so does the Benq MX711, however the Epson VS210, the NEC NP4100W and the Panasonic PTEX16KU 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.

Full HD

The Sony VPLHW30ES supports full HD, and so does the Panasonic PTEX16KU, but the Benq MX711, the Epson VS210 and the NEC NP4100W 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.

Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPLHW30ES has an Ethernet LAN (as do the Benq MX711, the NEC NP4100W and the Panasonic PTEX16KU), but the Epson VS210 does 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Sony VPLHW30ES is a ceiling mountable projector (as are the Epson VS210 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU), but the Benq MX711 and the NEC NP4100W 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 stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Cheaper to Run by $430 Over Five Years

The Sony VPLHW30ES only costs $64 to run over five years however the Benq MX711 costs $72 to run (11% more), the NEC NP4100W costs $81 to run (26% more) and the Panasonic PTEX16KU costs $496 to run (670% more). More ...

Eight More Awards

The Sony VPLHW30ES has received 8 awards, but the Benq MX711 has received no awards, the Epson VS210 has received no awards, the NEC NP4100W has received no awards and the Panasonic PTEX16KU has received no awards.

Overall Reviews Are a Lot Better

Based on 29 reviews, the average overall review score of the Sony VPLHW30ES is 86%, whereas the average rating of the Benq MX711 is 75% (based on 4 reviews).

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony VPLHW30ES

14,700 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Sony VPLHW30ES is a 1 brightness projector. That's 1,900 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq MX711 (3,200 ANSI Lumens), 1,300 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Epson VS210 (2,600 ANSI Lumens), 4,900 ANSI lumens dimmer than the NEC NP4100W (6,200 ANSI Lumens) and 14,700 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 VPLHW30ES has a bulb power of 200, and so does the Epson VS210. That's 30W smaller than the Benq MX711 (230W), 80W smaller than the NEC NP4100W (280W) and 180W 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 VPLHW30ES is only 2 lamp service life, and so do the NEC NP4100W and the Panasonic PTEX16KU. That's 1,500h shorter than the Benq MX711 (3,500h) and 2,000h shorter than the Epson VS210 (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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony VPLHW30ES has received a Kagoo Score of 78, whereas the Epson VS210 scored 79.

$275 More Expensive

The Sony VPLHW30ES is more expensive than the Benq MX711 by $275.

Over Two Years Older

The Sony VPLHW30ES is older than the Benq MX711 by three years, older than the Epson VS210 by three years and older than the Panasonic PTEX16KU by two years.

Worse Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of only 92.5%, but Epson has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VPLHW30ES in the US is $965.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Benq MX711

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Benq MX711

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Benq MX711
XGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
230W
LAMP POWER
$72
OVER 5 YEARS

The Benq MX711 has a Kagoo Score of 75. With a price tag of $690.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Benq MX711 or read our article on whether you should buy a Benq projector.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
Handheld remote control
Built-in speaker
Supports 3D
Ethernet LAN

A classic and very economical to run XGA average noise level projector, with a very good spec and a fair price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D.

89
Reviews
4 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
82
Running Costs
$72 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Benq MX711 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 75%.

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq MX711

3D

The Benq MX711 supports 3D, and so does the Sony VPLHW30ES, but the Epson VS210, the NEC NP4100W and the Panasonic PTEX16KU 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.

Ethernet LAN

The Benq MX711 has an Ethernet LAN (as do the NEC NP4100W, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLHW30ES), whereas the Epson VS210 does 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 Benq MX711 has a built-in speaker (as do the Epson VS210 and the NEC NP4100W), whereas the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLHW30ES 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.

$275 Cheaper

The Benq MX711 costs $310 less than the NEC NP4100W, costs $6,555 less than the Panasonic PTEX16KU and costs $275 less than the Sony VPLHW30ES.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq MX711

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Benq MX711 has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA), and so is the Panasonic PTEX16KU, which is 3 times lower resolution as the Sony VPLHW30ES (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.

24% Louder Noise Level

The Benq MX711 has a noise level of 32, however the Epson VS210 is a 37dB projector (5dB louder), the NEC NP4100W is a 38dB projector (6dB louder), the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 51dB projector (19dB louder) and the Sony VPLHW30ES is a 22dB projector (10dB 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.

Only Medium (5300:1) Contrast Ratio

The Benq MX711 has a medium (5300:1) contrast ratio, whereas the Sony VPLHW30ES has a 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.

Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Benq MX711 has a projector brightness of 3. That's 600 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson VS210 (2,600 ANSI Lumens), 3,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the NEC NP4100W (6,200 ANSI Lumens), 12,800 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (16,000 ANSI Lumens) and 1,900 ANSI lumens brighter than the Sony VPLHW30ES (1,300 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 MX711 is only 230 lamp power. That's 30W bigger than the Epson VS210 and the Sony VPLHW30ES (200W), 50W smaller than the NEC NP4100W (280W) and 150W 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.

500h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Benq MX711 is a 3 lamp service life projector. That's 500h shorter than the Epson VS210 (4,000h) and 1,500h longer than the NEC NP4100W, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLHW30ES (2,000h). 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 MX711 does not support full HD (As does the the Epson VS210), however the NEC NP4100W, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLHW30ES 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 Benq MX711 has received a Kagoo Score of 75, however the Epson VS210 scored 79 and the Sony VPLHW30ES scored 78.

Less Retailers

Only 1 store sell the Benq MX711, whereas 3 retailers sell the Sony VPLHW30ES. 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.
Two Months Older

The Benq MX711 is older than the Epson VS210 by two months.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 11%

Over five years the running costs of the Benq MX711 are $72 which is $7 more than the Sony VPLHW30ES. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of only 92.5%, whereas Epson has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MX711 in the US is $690.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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NEC NP4100W
WXGA
RESOLUTION
38dB
6,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
280W
LAMP POWER
$81
OVER 5 YEARS

The NEC NP4100W has a Kagoo Score of 71. With a price tag of $1,000.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the NEC NP4100W 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)

A good spec and economical to run WXGA average noise level projector.

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Features
Good Features
63
Value for Money
Good
76
Running Costs
$81 Over 5 Years
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

2 Reasons For for Choosing the NEC NP4100W

Ethernet LAN

The NEC NP4100W has an Ethernet LAN, and so do the Benq MX711, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLHW30ES, however the Epson VS210 does not. More ...

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

Built-in Speaker

The NEC NP4100W has a built-in speaker, and so do the Benq MX711 and the Epson VS210, however the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLHW30ES 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.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the NEC NP4100W

Lower Resolution

The NEC NP4100W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), whereas the Sony VPLHW30ES 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.

30% Louder Noise Level

The NEC NP4100W is a 38 projector. That's 6dB louder than the Benq MX711 (32dB), 1dB louder than the Epson VS210 (37dB), 13dB quieter than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (51dB) and 16dB louder than the Sony VPLHW30ES (22dB). More ...

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

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

4 Times Lower Contrast Ratio

The NEC NP4100W has a very low (1000:1) contrast ratio, which is 3 times lower contrast ratio as the Benq MX711 (medium), half as high contrast ratio as the Epson VS210 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU (low) and 4 times lower contrast ratio as the Sony VPLHW30ES (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.

Dimmer Projector Brightness

NEC NP4100W is only 6 brightness, but the Benq MX711 is a 3,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (3,000 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Epson VS210 is a 2,600 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (3,600 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 16,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (9,800 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Sony VPLHW30ES is a 1,300 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (4,900 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.

A Lot Smaller Bulb Power

The NEC NP4100W is a 280 lamp power projector, whereas the Benq MX711 is a 230W lamp power projector (50W smaller), the Epson VS210 and the Sony VPLHW30ES are both 200W lamp power projectors (80W smaller) and the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 380W lamp power projector (100W 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.

Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The NEC NP4100W has a service life of lamp of 2 (as do the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLHW30ES), however the Benq MX711 is a 3,500h lamp service life projector (1,500h longer) and the Epson VS210 is a 4,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h 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 NEC NP4100W has received a Kagoo Score of 71, but the Benq MX711 scored 75, the Epson VS210 scored 79 and the Sony VPLHW30ES scored 78.

More Expensive by $310

The NEC NP4100W is $310 more expensive than the Benq MX711 and $35 more expensive than the Sony VPLHW30ES.

Not As Many Stockists

The NEC NP4100W is only stocked by 1 store, however the Sony VPLHW30ES is stocked by 3 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.
Older by Over Three Years

The NEC NP4100W is three years older than the Benq MX711, four years older than the Epson VS210, three years older than the Panasonic PTEX16KU and eight months older than the Sony VPLHW30ES.

$17 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the running costs of the NEC NP4100W are $81 which is $9 more than the Benq MX711 and $17 more than the Sony VPLHW30ES. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

NEC projectors have an average rating of only 82.2%, however Benq has an average rating of 92.5%, Epson has an average rating of 95% and Sony has an average rating of 92.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the NP4100W in the US is $1,000.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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