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5 Best Projectors in the US - November 2019

Updated 22 October 2019 by Matthew
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Which Are the Best Projectors?

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


What Projector to Buy in November 2019?

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

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Viewsonic PA502S Optoma HD143X LG PH550 Epson VS355 Benq MH750
Viewsonic PA502S Optoma HD143X LG PH550 Epson VS355 Benq MH750
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$429.34 Buy Now
B&H Photo
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B&H Photo
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SVGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1080P
RESOLUTION
25dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
720P
RESOLUTION
24dB
550 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1080P
RESOLUTION
36dB
4,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
98
Reviews
3 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
98
Running Costs
$52 Over 5 Years
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
50 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
165 Reviews + 4 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
98
Reviews
47 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
9 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Running Costs
$66 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
A stunningly economical to run and excellently reviewed average noise level high contrast ratio projector, with a very good spec and projector native resolution. A breathtakingly quiet and award winning 1080p high contrast ratio projector, with a very good spec and a low price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD. Customers report that it has superb picture quality and features, and it's very easy to use. The highest scoring battery powered projector available, with a low price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. Owners report that this multimedia projector has superb picture quality, good sound quality and it's very easy to carry around. A fully featured and top-rated WXGA average noise level multimedia projector, with a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and is ceiling mountable. Our review analysis indicates that it has superb picture quality, good colour saturation and it's quick to charge. A very economical to run and classic 1080p average noise level data projector, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that this data projector has superb picture quality and it's not {more} noisy.
3 Reasons For
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper to Run by $14 Over Five Years
User Reviews Are Better
14 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
3D
Full HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Built-in Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
Five Months Newer
Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better
Overall Reviews Are Marginally Better
Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score
More Carefully Designed
Easier to Use
Better Well Executed Technical Features
Better At Producing a High Quality Picture
10 Reasons For
Quieter Noise Level
Higher Contrast Ratio
3D
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Built-in Speaker
Cheaper by $44
More Shops Are Selling it
Four More Awards
A Better Size
Has Better Sound Quality
6 Reasons For
Built-in Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
More Customers Recommend it
Better Brand
More Fairly Priced
More OK When it Came to Noise Level
7 Reasons For
1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution
A Lot Bigger Bulb Power
3D
Full HD
Ethernet LAN
Built-in Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
11 Reasons Against
4 Times Lower Resolution
8dB Louder Noise Level
Only High (22000:1) Contrast Ratio
1,000 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
39% Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
$44 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Seven Months Older
Worse Brand
13 Reasons Against
Moderately Louder Noise Level
Only High (23000:1) Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
70W Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
$134 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 21%
Fewer Awards
A Lot Lower User Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
16 Reasons Against
Only 1280 X 720 (720p) Resolution
3,950 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
Older by Over One Year
Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
Worse Projectorcentral.com Review Score
Less Fairly Priced
Less Carefully Designed
Harder to Use
Worse Well Executed Technical Features
Less OK When it Came to Noise Level
Worse At Producing a High Quality Picture
19 Reasons Against
Half As High Resolution
Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
1,200 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
100W Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $183
Fewer Sellers
Older by Five Months
User Review Rating is Worse
Overall Review Rating is Moderately Worse
Worse in Terms of Size
Less Thoughtfully Designed
Harder to Use
Worse Well Designed Technical Features
Produces Inferior Picture Quality
Has Worse Sound Quality
10 Reasons Against
12dB Louder Noise Level
Only Medium (10000:1) Contrast Ratio
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $607
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over One Year
$14 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
User Review Rating is Worse
Worse Brand
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Viewsonic PA502S

$289.99
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Viewsonic PA502S

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Viewsonic PA502S
SVGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
190W
LAMP POWER
$52
OVER 5 YEARS

The Viewsonic PA502S has a Kagoo Score of 89. With a price tag of $289.99 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Viewsonic PA502S or read our article on whether you should buy a Viewsonic projector.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
High contrast ratio (22000:1)
Handheld remote control

A stunningly economical to run and excellently reviewed average noise level high contrast ratio projector, with a very good spec and projector native resolution.

98
Reviews
3 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
98
Running Costs
$52 Over 5 Years
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Viewsonic PA502S has fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.

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3 Reasons For for Choosing the Viewsonic PA502S

Better Kagoo Score

The Viewsonic PA502S has received a Kagoo Score of 89, whereas the Benq MH750 scored 85, the Epson VS355 scored 86, the LG PH550 scored 86 and the Optoma HD143X scored 88.

Cheaper to Run by $14 Over Five Years

The Viewsonic PA502S is $14 cheaper to run than the Benq MH750 and $11 cheaper to run than the Optoma HD143X over five years. More ...

User Reviews Are Better

Based on 3 reviews, the average user review score of the Viewsonic PA502S is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Benq MH750 is 93% (based on 9 reviews), the average rating of the Epson VS355 is 94% (based on 47 reviews), the average rating of the LG PH550 is 90% (based on 151 reviews) and the average rating of the Optoma HD143X is 90% (based on 46 reviews).

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Viewsonic PA502S

4 Times Lower Resolution

The Viewsonic PA502S has a projector native resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA), which is 4 times lower resolution as the Benq MH750 and the Optoma HD143X (1920 x 1080 (1080p)), half as high resolution as the Epson VS355 (1280 x 800 (WXGA)) and half as high resolution as 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.

8dB Louder Noise Level

The Viewsonic PA502S has a noise level of 32, whereas the Benq MH750 is a 36dB projector (4dB louder), the Epson VS355 is a 37dB projector (5dB louder), the LG PH550 is a 24dB projector (8dB quieter) and the Optoma HD143X is a 25dB 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.

Only High (22000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Viewsonic PA502S has a high (22000:1) contrast ratio (as are the Epson VS355 and the Optoma HD143X), but the LG PH550 has a very high contrast ratio. More ...

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

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

1,000 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Viewsonic PA502S is a 3 brightness projector. That's 1,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq MH750 (4,500 ANSI Lumens), 200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson VS355 (3,300 ANSI Lumens), 2,950 ANSI lumens brighter than the LG PH550 (550 ANSI Lumens) and 500 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma HD143X (3,000 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.

39% Smaller Bulb Power

The Viewsonic PA502S has a bulb power of 190. That's 120W smaller than the Benq MH750 (310W), 20W smaller than the Epson VS355 (210W) and 50W smaller than the Optoma HD143X (240W). More ...

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

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

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Viewsonic PA502S is only 5 lamp service life. That's 2,500h longer than the Benq MH750 (2,500h), 1,000h shorter than the Epson VS355 (6,000h), 25,000h shorter than the LG PH550 (30,000h) and 1,500h longer than the Optoma HD143X (3,500h). 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 Viewsonic PA502S does not have a built-in speaker, whereas the Benq MH750, the Epson VS355, the LG PH550 and the Optoma HD143X 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.

$44 More Expensive

The Viewsonic PA502S is more expensive than the LG PH550 by $44.

Fewer Sellers

Only 7 shops sells the Viewsonic PA502S, but 8 sellers sell the Epson VS355, 13 sellers sell the LG PH550 and 11 sellers sell the Optoma HD143X. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Seven Months Older

The Viewsonic PA502S is older than the Epson VS355 by two months and older than the Optoma HD143X by seven months.

Worse Brand

Viewsonic projectors have an average rating of only 90.4%, but Benq has an average rating of 92.2%, Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 94%.

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Optoma HD143X

$379.99
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Optoma HD143X

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Optoma HD143X
1080P
RESOLUTION
25dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$63
OVER 5 YEARS

The Optoma HD143X has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $379.99 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Optoma HD143X or read our article on whether you should buy a Optoma projector.

Features We Love:
Dynamic Black Technology
Enhanced Gaming Mode
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (23000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (25dB)

A breathtakingly quiet and award winning 1080p high contrast ratio projector, with a very good spec and a low price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD. Customers report that it has superb picture quality and features, and it's very easy to use.

97
Reviews
50 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Optoma HD143X has terrific expert reviews and great user reviews with 90% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.

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14 Reasons For for Choosing the Optoma HD143X

Higher Resolution

The Optoma HD143X has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p), and so is the Benq MH750, which is twice as high resolution as the Epson VS355 (1280 x 800 (WXGA)), twice as high resolution as the LG PH550 (1280 x 720 (720p)) and 4 times higher resolution as the Viewsonic PA502S (800 x 600 (SVGA)). 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.

3D

The Optoma HD143X supports 3D, and so do the Benq MH750 and the LG PH550, whereas the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PA502S 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 Optoma HD143X supports full HD, and so does the Benq MH750, however the Epson VS355, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PA502S do not. More ...

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

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

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The Optoma HD143X has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) (as does the LG PH550), however the Benq MH750, the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PA502S do not have this feature. More ...

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

Built-in Speaker

The Optoma HD143X has a built-in speaker (as do the Benq MH750, the Epson VS355 and the LG PH550), however the Viewsonic PA502S does 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 Optoma HD143X is a ceiling mountable projector (as are the Benq MH750 and the Epson VS355), however the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PA502S 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.

Five Months Newer

The Optoma HD143X was released 23 months ago, but the Benq MH750 was released three years ago, the Epson VS355 was released two years ago, the LG PH550 was released four years ago and the Viewsonic PA502S was released three years ago

Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better

The average expert review score of the Optoma HD143X is 100% based on 4 reviews, but the average rating of the LG PH550 is 84% (based on 14 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are Marginally Better

The average overall review score of the Optoma HD143X is 96% based on 50 reviews, but the average rating of the Benq MH750 is 93% (based on 9 reviews), the average rating of the Epson VS355 is 93% (based on 47 reviews), the average rating of the LG PH550 is 88% (based on 165 reviews) and the average rating of the Viewsonic PA502S is 93% (based on 3 reviews).

Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score

Projectorcentral.com's Optoma HD143X review gave it a score of 100%, however the rating of the LG PH550 was only 90% from the same site.

More Carefully Designed

The Optoma HD143X reviewers thought the Optoma HD143X was more carefully designed. Several people thought that it was very well designed and was good-looking.

Easier to Use

Our analysis of the Optoma HD143X reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Optoma HD143X was easier to use. More than 10 people thought that it was very easy to use.

Better Well Executed Technical Features

The Optoma HD143X reviewers thought the Optoma HD143X was better well executed technical features. More than 10 people thought that it had brilliant features and four people thought that it also had a good display.

Better At Producing a High Quality Picture

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Optoma HD143X was better at producing a high quality picture. More than 30 people thought that it had brilliant picture quality and two people thought that it also had good colour saturation.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma HD143X

Moderately Louder Noise Level

The Optoma HD143X has a noise level of 25, but the Benq MH750 is a 36dB projector (11dB louder), the Epson VS355 is a 37dB projector (12dB louder), the LG PH550 is a 24dB projector (1dB quieter) and the Viewsonic PA502S is a 32dB projector (7dB louder). More ...

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

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

Only High (23000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Optoma HD143X has a high (23000:1) contrast ratio (as are the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PA502S), however the LG PH550 has a very high contrast ratio. More ...

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

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

Dimmer Projector Brightness

Optoma HD143X is only 3 brightness. That's 1,500 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq MH750 (4,500 ANSI Lumens), 300 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Epson VS355 (3,300 ANSI Lumens), 2,450 ANSI lumens brighter than the LG PH550 (550 ANSI Lumens) and 500 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PA502S (3,500 ANSI Lumens). More ...

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

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

70W Smaller Bulb Power

The Optoma HD143X is a 240 lamp power projector. That's 70W smaller than the Benq MH750 (310W), 30W bigger than the Epson VS355 (210W) and 50W bigger than the Viewsonic PA502S (190W). 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 Optoma HD143X has a service life of lamp of 3. That's 1,000h longer than the Benq MH750 (2,500h), 2,500h shorter than the Epson VS355 (6,000h), 26,500h shorter than the LG PH550 (30,000h) and 1,500h shorter than the Viewsonic PA502S (5,000h). More ...

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Optoma HD143X has received a Kagoo Score of 88, but the Viewsonic PA502S scored 89.

$134 More Expensive

The Optoma HD143X is more expensive than the LG PH550 by $134 and more expensive than the Viewsonic PA502S by $90.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 11 stores sells the Optoma HD143X, however 13 sellers sell the LG PH550. 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.
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 21%

The running costs of the Optoma HD143X are $63 which is $11 more than the Viewsonic PA502S over five years. Show assumptions.

Fewer Awards

Whilst the Optoma HD143X has received 1 award, the LG PH550 has received 4 awards.

A Lot Lower User Review Score

The Optoma HD143X has an average user rating of 90%, but the Benq MH750 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 9 reviews), the Epson VS355 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 47 reviews) and the Viewsonic PA502S has an average user rating of 100% (based on 3 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 41% of 83 customers recommend the Optoma HD143X, however 68.8% of 48 customers recommend the Epson VS355, 53.7% of 203 customers recommend the LG PH550 and 50% of 6 customers recommend the Viewsonic PA502S.

Worse Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 94%, however Epson has an average rating of 95%.

The Optoma HD143X is 316mm wide, 108mm tall, 244mm deep and weighs 2.9kg.

Optoma HD143X front view
Optoma HD143X top view

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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. With a price tag of $245.99 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LG PH550 or read our article on whether you should buy a LG projector.

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

The highest scoring battery powered projector available, with a low price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. Owners report that this multimedia projector has superb picture quality, good sound quality and it's very easy to carry around.

96
Reviews
165 Reviews + 4 Awards
85
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the LG PH550

Quieter Noise Level

The LG PH550 is a 24 projector. That's 12dB quieter than the Benq MH750 (36dB), 13dB quieter than the Epson VS355 (37dB), 1dB quieter than the Optoma HD143X (25dB) and 8dB quieter than the Viewsonic PA502S (32dB). More ...

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

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

Higher Contrast Ratio

The LG PH550 has a very high (100000:1) contrast ratio, which is twice as high contrast ratio as the Benq MH750 (medium). 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 LG PH550 supports 3D (as do the Benq MH750 and the Optoma HD143X), but the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PA502S 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 does the Optoma HD143X, whereas the Benq MH750, the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PA502S do not. More ...

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

Built-in Speaker

The LG PH550 has a built-in speaker, and so do the Benq MH750, the Epson VS355 and the Optoma HD143X, whereas the Viewsonic PA502S does 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.

Cheaper by $44

The LG PH550 costs $607.36 less than the Benq MH750, costs $183.35 less than the Epson VS355, costs $134 less than the Optoma HD143X and costs $44 less than the Viewsonic PA502S.

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.

Four More Awards

The LG PH550 has received 4 awards from expert review sites, whereas the Benq MH750 has received no awards, the Epson VS355 has received no awards, the Optoma HD143X has received 1 award and the Viewsonic PA502S has received no awards.

A Better Size

The LG PH550 reviewers thought the LG PH550 was a better size. Over 10 people thought that it was really easy to carry around and several people thought that it was also compact, was a good size and was lightweight.

Has Better Sound Quality

The LG PH550 reviewers thought the LG PH550 has better sound quality. More than 10 people thought that it had good sound quality.

16 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG PH550

Only 1280 X 720 (720p) Resolution

The LG PH550 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p), but the Benq MH750 and the Optoma HD143X have a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the Epson VS355 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA). More ...

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

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

3,950 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The LG PH550 has a projector brightness of 550, however the Benq MH750 is a 4,500 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (3,950 ANSI lumens brighter), the Epson VS355 is a 3,300 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,750 ANSI lumens brighter), the Optoma HD143X is a 3,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,450 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Viewsonic PA502S is a 3,500 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,950 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.

Does Not Support Full HD

The LG PH550 does not support full HD (As does the the Epson VS355), however the Benq MH750, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PA502S 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 LG PH550 has received a Kagoo Score of 86, however the Optoma HD143X scored 88 and the Viewsonic PA502S scored 89.

Older by Over One Year

The LG PH550 is six months older than the Benq MH750, 17 months older than the Epson VS355, 22 months older than the Optoma HD143X and 15 months older than the Viewsonic PA502S.

Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The LG PH550's average expert score is 84%, however the Optoma HD143X's is 100% (based on 4 reviews).

User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The LG PH550's average user score is 90%, however the Benq MH750's is 93% (based on 9 reviews), the Epson VS355's is 94% (based on 47 reviews) and the Viewsonic PA502S's is 100% (based on 3 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 53.7% of 203 customers recommend the LG PH550, whereas 68.8% of 48 customers recommend the Epson VS355.

Worse Brand

LG projectors have an average rating of only 82%, whereas Benq has an average rating of 92.2%, Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 94% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 90.4%.

Worse Projectorcentral.com Review Score

The LG PH550 has only received a review score of 90% from Projectorcentral.com, whereas the Optoma HD143X has a score of 100%.

Less Fairly Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the LG PH550 was less fairly priced.

Less Carefully Designed

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

Harder to Use

The LG PH550 reviewers thought the LG PH550 was harder to use.

Worse Well Executed Technical Features

The LG PH550 reviewers thought the LG PH550 was worse well executed technical features.

Less OK When it Came to Noise Level

Our analysis of the LG PH550 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG PH550 was less OK when it came to noise level.

Worse At Producing a High Quality Picture

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the LG PH550 was worse at producing a high quality picture.

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Epson VS355

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Epson VS355

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Epson VS355
WXGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER

The Epson VS355 has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $429.34 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Epson VS355 or read our article on whether you should buy a Epson projector.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Long service life of lamp (6,000h)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Ceiling mountable

A fully featured and top-rated WXGA average noise level multimedia projector, with a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and is ceiling mountable. Our review analysis indicates that it has superb picture quality, good colour saturation and it's quick to charge.

98
Reviews
47 Reviews
85
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Epson VS355 has excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the Epson VS355

Built-in Speaker

The Epson VS355 has a built-in speaker, and so do the Benq MH750, the LG PH550 and the Optoma HD143X, but the Viewsonic PA502S does 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 VS355 is ceiling mountable, and so are the Benq MH750 and the Optoma HD143X, but the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PA502S 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 Customers Recommend it

68.8% of 48 customers recommend the Epson VS355, but only 53.7% of 203 customers recommend the LG PH550, only 41% of 83 customers recommend the Optoma HD143X and only 50% of 6 customers recommend the Viewsonic PA502S.

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, but Benq only has an average rating of 92.2%, LG only has an average rating of 82%, Optoma only has an average rating of 94% and Viewsonic only has an average rating of 90.4%.

More Fairly Priced

Our analysis of the Epson VS355 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Epson VS355 was more fairly priced.

More OK When it Came to Noise Level

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Epson VS355 was more OK when it came to noise level. Nine people thought that it was very quiet.

19 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson VS355

Half As High Resolution

The Epson VS355 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), however the Benq MH750 and the Optoma HD143X have 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 VS355 is a 37 projector. That's 1dB louder than the Benq MH750 (36dB), 13dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB), 12dB louder than the Optoma HD143X (25dB) and 5dB louder than the Viewsonic PA502S (32dB). More ...

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

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

Lower Contrast Ratio

The Epson VS355 has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PA502S, but the LG PH550 has a very high contrast ratio. More ...

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

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

1,200 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Epson VS355 is a 3 brightness projector, whereas the Benq MH750 is a 4,500 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,200 ANSI lumens brighter), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,750 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Optoma HD143X is a 3,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (300 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Viewsonic PA502S is a 3,500 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens brighter). More ...

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

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

100W Smaller Bulb Power

The Epson VS355 has a bulb power of 210, however the Benq MH750 is a 310W lamp power projector (100W bigger), the Optoma HD143X is a 240W lamp power projector (30W bigger) and the Viewsonic PA502S is a 190W lamp power projector (20W smaller). More ...

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

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

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Epson VS355 is only 6 lamp service life, but the Benq MH750 is a 2,500h lamp service life projector (3,500h shorter), the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (24,000h longer), the Optoma HD143X is a 3,500h lamp service life projector (2,500h shorter) and the Viewsonic PA502S is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter). More ...

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

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

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson VS355 does not support full HD (As does the the LG PH550), whereas the Benq MH750, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PA502S 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 VS355 has received a Kagoo Score of 86, whereas the Optoma HD143X scored 88 and the Viewsonic PA502S scored 89.

More Expensive by $183

The Epson VS355 is $183 more expensive than the LG PH550, $49 more expensive than the Optoma HD143X and $139 more expensive than the Viewsonic PA502S.

Fewer Sellers

The Epson VS355 is only stocked by 8 sellers, but the LG PH550 is stocked by 13 retailers and the Optoma HD143X is stocked by 11 shops. More ...

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

The Epson VS355 is five months older than the Optoma HD143X.

User Review Rating is Worse

The average user rating of the Epson VS355 is 94%, whereas the average user rating of the Viewsonic PA502S is 100% (based on 3 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The average overall rating of the Epson VS355 is 93%, whereas the average overall rating of the Optoma HD143X is 96% (based on 50 reviews).

Worse in Terms of Size

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Epson VS355 was worse in terms of size.

Less Thoughtfully Designed

Our analysis of the Epson VS355 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Epson VS355 was less thoughtfully designed.

Harder to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Epson VS355 was harder to use.

Worse Well Designed Technical Features

The Epson VS355 reviewers thought the Epson VS355 was worse well designed technical features.

Produces Inferior Picture Quality

The Epson VS355 reviewers thought the Epson VS355 produces inferior picture quality.

Has Worse Sound Quality

The Epson VS355 reviewers thought the Epson VS355 has worse sound quality.

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Benq MH750

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Benq MH750

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Benq MH750
1080P
RESOLUTION
36dB
4,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
310W
LAMP POWER
$66
OVER 5 YEARS

The Benq MH750 has a Kagoo Score of 85. However with a price tag of $853.35 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Benq MH750 or read our article on whether you should buy a Benq projector.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Bright projector brightness (4,500 ANSI lumens)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

A very economical to run and classic 1080p average noise level data projector, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that this data projector has superb picture quality and it's not {more} noisy.

96
Reviews
9 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
89
Running Costs
$66 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Benq MH750 has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 93%.

7 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq MH750

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Benq MH750 has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) (as is the Optoma HD143X), however the Epson VS355 only has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), the LG PH550 only has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p) and the Viewsonic PA502S only has a projector native resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA). 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.

A Lot Bigger Bulb Power

The Benq MH750 has a bulb power of 310, however the Epson VS355 is only a 210W lamp power projector (100W smaller), the Optoma HD143X is only a 240W lamp power projector (70W smaller) and the Viewsonic PA502S is only a 190W lamp power projector (120W 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.

3D

The Benq MH750 supports 3D (as do the LG PH550 and the Optoma HD143X), however the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PA502S 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.

Full HD

The Benq MH750 supports full HD (as does the Optoma HD143X), but the Epson VS355, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PA502S 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 Benq MH750 has an Ethernet LAN, but the Epson VS355, the LG PH550, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PA502S do not. More ...

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

Built-in Speaker

The Benq MH750 has a built-in speaker, and so do the Epson VS355, the LG PH550 and the Optoma HD143X, but the Viewsonic PA502S does not. More ...

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

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

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MH750 is ceiling mountable, and so are the Epson VS355 and the Optoma HD143X, but the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PA502S 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.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq MH750

12dB Louder Noise Level

The Benq MH750 is a 36 projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Epson VS355 (37dB), 12dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB), 11dB louder than the Optoma HD143X (25dB) and 4dB louder than the Viewsonic PA502S (32dB). More ...

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

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

Only Medium (10000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Benq MH750 has a medium (10000:1) contrast ratio, which is half as high contrast ratio as the LG PH550 (very high). More ...

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

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

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Benq MH750 is only 2 lamp service life, but the Epson VS355 is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (3,500h longer), the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (27,500h longer), the Optoma HD143X is a 3,500h lamp service life projector (1,000h longer) and the Viewsonic PA502S is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (2,500h longer). More ...

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Benq MH750 has received a Kagoo Score of 85, whereas the Epson VS355 scored 86, the LG PH550 scored 86, the Optoma HD143X scored 88 and the Viewsonic PA502S scored 89.

More Expensive by $607

The Benq MH750 is $424 more expensive than the Epson VS355, $607 more expensive than the LG PH550, $473 more expensive than the Optoma HD143X and $563 more expensive than the Viewsonic PA502S.

Fewer Sellers

The Benq MH750 is only stocked by 5 shops, but the Epson VS355 is stocked by 8 stores, the LG PH550 is stocked by 13 shops, the Optoma HD143X is stocked by 11 stores and the Viewsonic PA502S is stocked by 7 sellers. More ...

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

The Benq MH750 is 11 months older than the Epson VS355, 16 months older than the Optoma HD143X and nine months older than the Viewsonic PA502S.

$14 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

The running costs over five years of the Benq MH750 are $66 which is $3 more than the Optoma HD143X and $14 more than the Viewsonic PA502S. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is Worse

The average user rating of the Benq MH750 is 93%, whereas the average user rating of the Epson VS355 is 94% (based on 47 reviews) and the Viewsonic PA502S is 100% (based on 3 reviews).

Worse Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of only 92.2%, but Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 94%.

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