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5 Best Projectors Under $1,000 in the US - March 2020

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Updated 19 February 2020
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5 best projectors under $1,000

What Projector Under $1,000 to Buy in March 2020?

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Optoma HD143X Viewsonic PS501X Epson VS355 LG PH550 Benq HT2150ST
Optoma HD143X Viewsonic PS501X Epson VS355 LG PH550 Benq HT2150ST
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1080P
RESOLUTION
25dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
720P
RESOLUTION
24dB
550 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
2,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
97
Reviews
50 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
97
Reviews
4 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$53 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
98
Reviews
47 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
165 Reviews + 4 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
97
Reviews
111 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
A very economical to run and award winning 1080p high contrast ratio projector, with a stunningly quiet 25dB noise level and an affordable price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has very good picture quality and features, and it's really easy to use. The highest scoring 3D projector on the market, with a very good spec and a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a service life of lamp of 5,000h and supports 3D. Our review analysis indicates that it has good picture quality. A fully featured and top-rated WXGA average noise level data projector, with a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and is ceiling mountable. Owners report that this data projector has superb picture quality, good colour saturation and it's quick to charge. An amazingly quiet and multi award winning 720p very high contrast ratio multimedia projector, with a good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. Our review analysis indicates that it has superb picture quality, good sound quality and it's very easy to carry around. An award winning and very economical to run 1080p quiet projector, with a very good spec and a good price. It has a built-in speaker and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D and full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has brilliant picture quality, a good display and it's very good-looking.
13 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
15% Bigger Bulb Power
3D
Full HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better
Overall Reviews Are Slightly Better
Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score
Easier to Use
Has Useful Technical Features
Produces Better Picture Quality
8 Reasons For
3D
Handheld Remote Control
Better Kagoo Score
$29 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling it
One Month Newer
11% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
User Reviews Are Moderately Better
6 Reasons For
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
More Customers Recommend it
Better Brand
More Reasonably Priced
Has a Better Acceptable Noise Level
7 Reasons For
36% Quieter Noise Level
Higher Contrast Ratio
3D
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Handheld Remote Control
Four More Awards
A Better Size
10 Reasons For
1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution
15% Bigger Bulb Power
3D
Full HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
A Bit Better User Reviews
A Bit Better Overall Reviews
Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score
More Well Designed
Better At Producing High Quality Sound
14 Reasons Against
1dB Louder Noise Level
Only High (23000:1) Contrast Ratio
400 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
$29 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
One Month Older
13% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Fewer Awards
Lower User Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
Less Thoughtfully Designed
6 Reasons Against
Only 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution
20% Louder Noise Level
Only High (22000:1) Contrast Ratio
Smaller Bulb Power
25,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Brand
19 Reasons Against
Only 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution
26% Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
24,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $60
Less Retailers
Older by Seven Months
User Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Overall Review Rating is Marginally Worse
Worse in Terms of Size
Less Carefully Designed
Harder to Use
Has Worse Technical Features
Has a Worse Picture Quality
Has Worse Sound Quality
18 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
Hugely Dimmer Projector Brightness
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Older by Over Two Years
Expert Review Rating is Much Worse
User Review Rating is Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
Worse Projectorcentral.com Review Score
Less Fairly Priced
Less Well Designed
Harder to Use
Has Worse Technical Features
Has a Worse Acceptable Noise Level
Produces Inferior Quality Picture
Has Worse Sound Quality
16 Reasons Against
5dB Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
1,200 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $399
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over One Year
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $6
Three Less Awards
Expert Review Rating is a Bit Worse
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
Less Fairly Priced
Has Worse Technical Features
Has a Worse Picture Quality
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Optoma HD143X

$429.00
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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
$59
OVER 5 YEARS

The Optoma HD143X has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $429.00 this projector is fair 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 very economical to run and award winning 1080p high contrast ratio projector, with a stunningly quiet 25dB noise level and an affordable price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has very good picture quality and features, and it's really easy to use.

97
Reviews
50 Reviews + 1 Award
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
86
Value for Money
Very Good
92
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Optoma HD143X has fantastic expert reviews and very good user reviews with 90% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.

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13 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 HT2150ST, which is twice as high resolution as the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501X (1280 x 800 (WXGA)) and twice 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.

15% Bigger Bulb Power

The Optoma HD143X has a bulb power of 240, and so does the Benq HT2150ST. That's 30W bigger than the Epson VS355 (210W) and 40W bigger than the Viewsonic PS501X (200W). More ...

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

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

3D

The Optoma HD143X supports 3D, and so do the Benq HT2150ST, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PS501X, however the Epson VS355 does 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 HT2150ST, but the Epson VS355, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PS501X 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 do the Benq HT2150ST and the LG PH550), but the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501X 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma HD143X is a ceiling mountable projector (as is the Epson VS355), but the Benq HT2150ST, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PS501X are not. More ...

'Ceiling Mountable' indicates whether the projector is capable of being mounted to the ceiling or not.

Ceiling mounting is the best way of assuring the projector always has a clear line of sight to the projecting surface.

Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD143X has a handheld remote control, and so do the Epson VS355, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PS501X, whereas the Benq HT2150ST does not. More ...

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

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

Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better

Based on 4 reviews, the average expert review score of the Optoma HD143X is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Benq HT2150ST is 99% (based on 8 reviews) and the average rating of the LG PH550 is 84% (based on 14 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are Slightly Better

Based on 50 reviews, the average overall review score of the Optoma HD143X is 96%, whereas 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 PS501X is 93% (based on 4 reviews).

Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score

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

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.

Has Useful Technical Features

Our analysis of the Optoma HD143X reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Optoma HD143X has useful technical features. More than 10 people thought that it had outstanding features and four people thought that it also had a good display.

Produces Better Picture Quality

The Optoma HD143X reviewers thought the Optoma HD143X produces better picture quality. More than 30 people thought that it had outstanding picture quality and two people thought that it also had good colour saturation.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma HD143X

1dB Louder Noise Level

The Optoma HD143X has a noise level of 25, whereas the Benq HT2150ST is a 29dB projector (4dB louder), the Epson VS355 is a 37dB projector (12dB louder), the LG PH550 is a 24dB projector (1dB quieter) and the Viewsonic PS501X 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 Benq HT2150ST, the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501X), 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.

400 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD143X is a 3 brightness projector. That's 800 ANSI lumens brighter than the Benq HT2150ST (2,200 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 400 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PS501X (3,400 ANSI Lumens). More ...

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

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

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Optoma HD143X is only 3 lamp service life, and so does the Benq HT2150ST. That's 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 PS501X (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 87, whereas the Viewsonic PS501X scored 88.

$29 More Expensive

The Optoma HD143X is more expensive than the Viewsonic PS501X by $29.

Fewer Sellers

Only 5 sellers sells the Optoma HD143X, but 7 shops sell the Viewsonic PS501X. More ...

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

The Optoma HD143X is older than the Viewsonic PS501X by one month.

13% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

Over five years the Optoma HD143X costs $59 to run which is $1 more than the Benq HT2150ST and $7 more than the Viewsonic PS501X. Show assumptions.

Fewer Awards

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

Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Optoma HD143X is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Benq HT2150ST is 95% (based on 103 reviews), the Epson VS355 is 94% (based on 47 reviews) and the Viewsonic PS501X is 95% (based on 4 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 43% of 79 customers recommend the Optoma HD143X, but 68.8% of 48 customers recommend the Epson VS355, 55.1% of 198 customers recommend the LG PH550 and 50% of 4 customers recommend the Viewsonic PS501X.

Worse Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 94.3%, but Epson has an average rating of 95%.

Less Thoughtfully Designed

On average reviewers thought the Optoma HD143X was less thoughtfully designed.

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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Viewsonic PS501X

$399.99
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Viewsonic PS501X

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Viewsonic PS501X
WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
200W
LAMP POWER
0.6:1
THROW RATIO
$53
OVER 5 YEARS

The Viewsonic PS501X has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $399.99 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Viewsonic PS501X or read our article on whether you should buy a Viewsonic projector.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (22000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (32dB)
Supports 3D
Long service life of lamp (5,000h)
Built-in speaker

The highest scoring 3D projector on the market, with a very good spec and a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a service life of lamp of 5,000h and supports 3D. Our review analysis indicates that it has good picture quality.

97
Reviews
4 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Popularity
Widely Available
85
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$53 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Viewsonic PS501X has outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.

8 Reasons For for Choosing the Viewsonic PS501X

3D

The Viewsonic PS501X supports 3D, and so do the Benq HT2150ST, the LG PH550 and the Optoma HD143X, but the Epson VS355 does 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.

Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic PS501X has a handheld remote control, and so do the Epson VS355, the LG PH550 and the Optoma HD143X, however the Benq HT2150ST does not. More ...

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

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

Better Kagoo Score

The Viewsonic PS501X has received a Kagoo Score of 88, however the Benq HT2150ST scored 85, the Epson VS355 scored 86, the LG PH550 scored only 74 and the Optoma HD143X scored 87.

$29 Cheaper

The Viewsonic PS501X costs $399.01 less than the Benq HT2150ST, costs $60 less than the Epson VS355 and costs $29.01 less than the Optoma HD143X.

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.

One Month Newer

The Viewsonic PS501X was released 20 months later than the Benq HT2150ST, released seven months later than the Epson VS355, released two years later than the LG PH550 and released one month later than the Optoma HD143X

11% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

The Viewsonic PS501X only costs $53 to run over five years but the Benq HT2150ST costs $59 to run (12% more) and the Optoma HD143X costs $59 to run (13% more). More ...

User Reviews Are Moderately Better

Based on 4 user reviews, the average review score of the Viewsonic PS501X is 95%, however 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).

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Viewsonic PS501X

Only 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

The Viewsonic PS501X has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), and so is the Epson VS355, which is half as high resolution as the Benq HT2150ST and the Optoma HD143X (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.

20% Louder Noise Level

The Viewsonic PS501X has a noise level of 32, however the Benq HT2150ST is a 29dB projector (3dB quieter), 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 PS501X has a high (22000:1) contrast ratio (as are the Benq HT2150ST, the Epson VS355 and the Optoma HD143X), whereas 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.

Smaller Bulb Power

Viewsonic PS501X is only 200 lamp power. That's 40W smaller than the Benq HT2150ST and the Optoma HD143X (240W) and 10W smaller than the Epson VS355 (210W). 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.

25,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Viewsonic PS501X is a 5 lamp service life projector. That's 1,500h longer than the Benq HT2150ST and the Optoma HD143X (3,500h), 1,000h shorter than the Epson VS355 (6,000h) and 25,000h shorter than the LG PH550 (30,000h). 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 Brand

Viewsonic projectors have an average rating of only 90.6%, whereas Benq has an average rating of 91.4%, Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 94.3%.

The Viewsonic PS501X is 292mm wide, 115mm tall, 236mm deep and weighs 2.6kg.

Viewsonic PS501X front view
Viewsonic PS501X top view

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Epson VS355

$459.99
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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 $459.99 this projector is fair 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 data projector, with a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and is ceiling mountable. Owners report that this data projector has superb picture quality, good colour saturation and it's quick to charge.

98
Reviews
47 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

Epson VS355 WXGA 3,300 lumens color brightness Test
Epson VS355 WXGA 3,300 lumens color brightness Test

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Epson VS355

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson VS355 is ceiling mountable, and so is the Optoma HD143X, whereas the Benq HT2150ST, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PS501X are not. More ...

'Ceiling Mountable' indicates whether the projector is capable of being mounted to the ceiling or not.

Ceiling mounting is the best way of assuring the projector always has a clear line of sight to the projecting surface.

Handheld Remote Control

The Epson VS355 has a handheld remote control (as do the LG PH550, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PS501X), however the Benq HT2150ST does not have this feature. More ...

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

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

More Customers Recommend it

68.8% of 48 customers recommend the Epson VS355, whereas only 8.7% of 127 customers recommend the Benq HT2150ST, only 55.1% of 198 customers recommend the LG PH550, only 43% of 79 customers recommend the Optoma HD143X and only 50% of 4 customers recommend the Viewsonic PS501X.

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, whereas Benq only has an average rating of 91.4%, LG only has an average rating of 80.7%, Optoma only has an average rating of 94.3% and Viewsonic only has an average rating of 90.6%.

More Reasonably Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Epson VS355 was more reasonably priced.

Has a Better Acceptable Noise Level

Our analysis of the Epson VS355 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Epson VS355 has a better acceptable noise level. Nine people thought that it was very quiet.

19 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson VS355

Only 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

The Epson VS355 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) (as is the Viewsonic PS501X), but the Benq HT2150ST 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.

26% Louder Noise Level

The Epson VS355 is a 37 projector. That's 8dB louder than the Benq HT2150ST (29dB), 13dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB), 12dB louder than the Optoma HD143X (25dB) and 5dB louder than the Viewsonic PS501X (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 Benq HT2150ST, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PS501X, whereas 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.

Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Epson VS355 has a projector brightness of 3, however the Benq HT2150ST is a 2,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,100 ANSI lumens dimmer), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,750 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Optoma HD143X is a 3,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (300 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Viewsonic PS501X is a 3,400 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (100 ANSI lumens brighter). More ...

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

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

Smaller Bulb Power

Epson VS355 is only 210 lamp power, but the Benq HT2150ST and the Optoma HD143X are both 240W lamp power projectors (30W bigger) and the Viewsonic PS501X is a 200W lamp power projector (10W 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.

24,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Epson VS355 is a 6 lamp service life projector, whereas the Benq HT2150ST and the Optoma HD143X are both 3,500h lamp service life projectors (2,500h shorter), the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (24,000h longer) and the Viewsonic PS501X 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), however the Benq HT2150ST, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PS501X 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, however the Optoma HD143X scored 87 and the Viewsonic PS501X scored 88.

More Expensive by $60

The Epson VS355 is $31 more expensive than the Optoma HD143X and $60 more expensive than the Viewsonic PS501X.

Less Retailers

The Epson VS355 is only stocked by 4 retailers, whereas the Optoma HD143X is stocked by 5 stores and the Viewsonic PS501X is stocked by 7 stores. More ...

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

The Epson VS355 is six months older than the Optoma HD143X and seven months older than the Viewsonic PS501X.

User Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The Epson VS355's average user score is 94%, however the Benq HT2150ST's is 95% (based on 103 reviews) and the Viewsonic PS501X's is 95% (based on 4 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The Epson VS355's average overall score is 93%, however the Benq HT2150ST's is 96% (based on 111 reviews) and the Optoma HD143X's is 96% (based on 50 reviews).

Worse in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the Epson VS355 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Epson VS355 was worse in terms of size.

Less Carefully Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Epson VS355 was less carefully designed.

Harder to Use

Our analysis of the Epson VS355 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Epson VS355 was harder to use.

Has Worse Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the Epson VS355 has worse technical features.

Has a Worse Picture Quality

On average reviewers thought the Epson VS355 has a worse picture quality.

Has Worse Sound Quality

On average reviewers thought the Epson VS355 has worse sound quality.

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LG PH550

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 74. With a price tag of $0.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LG PH550 or read our article on whether you should buy a LG projector.

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

An amazingly quiet and multi award winning 720p very high contrast ratio multimedia projector, with a good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. Our review analysis indicates that it has superb picture quality, good sound quality and it's very easy to carry around.

93
Reviews
165 Reviews + 4 Awards
79
Features
Good Features
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the LG PH550

36% Quieter Noise Level

The LG PH550 is a 24 projector. That's 5dB quieter than the Benq HT2150ST (29dB), 13dB quieter than the Epson VS355 (37dB), 1dB quieter than the Optoma HD143X (25dB) and 8dB quieter than the Viewsonic PS501X (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, however the Benq HT2150ST, the Epson VS355, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PS501X have 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.

3D

The LG PH550 supports 3D (as do the Benq HT2150ST, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PS501X), whereas the Epson VS355 does not support this feature. More ...

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

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

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The LG PH550 has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), and so do the Benq HT2150ST and the Optoma HD143X, however the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501X do not. More ...

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

Handheld Remote Control

The LG PH550 has a handheld remote control (as do the Epson VS355, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PS501X), but the Benq HT2150ST does not have this feature. More ...

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

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

Four More Awards

The LG PH550 has received 4 awards from expert review sites, however the Benq HT2150ST has received 1 award, the Epson VS355 has received no awards, the Optoma HD143X has received 1 award and the Viewsonic PS501X has received no awards.

A Better Size

On average 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.

18 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG PH550

Lower Resolution

The LG PH550 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p), whereas the Benq HT2150ST and the Optoma HD143X have a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501X 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.

Hugely Dimmer Projector Brightness

LG PH550 is only 550 brightness, but the Benq HT2150ST is a 2,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,650 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 PS501X is a 3,400 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,850 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), but the Benq HT2150ST, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PS501X 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 only received a Kagoo Score of 74, but the Benq HT2150ST scored 85, the Epson VS355 scored 86, the Optoma HD143X scored 87 and the Viewsonic PS501X scored 88.

Not Currently Available

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

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Older by Over Two Years

The LG PH550 is four months older than the Benq HT2150ST, 17 months older than the Epson VS355, 23 months older than the Optoma HD143X and two years older than the Viewsonic PS501X.

Expert Review Rating is Much Worse

The LG PH550 has an average expert score of 84%, but the Benq HT2150ST has an average expert rating of 99% (based on 8 reviews) and the Optoma HD143X has an average expert rating of 100% (based on 4 reviews).

User Review Rating is Worse

The LG PH550 has an average user score of 90%, but the Benq HT2150ST has an average user rating of 95% (based on 103 reviews), the Epson VS355 has an average user rating of 94% (based on 47 reviews) and the Viewsonic PS501X has an average user rating of 95% (based on 4 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 55.1% of 198 customers recommend the LG PH550, however 68.8% of 48 customers recommend the Epson VS355.

Worse Brand

LG projectors have an average rating of only 80.7%, however Benq has an average rating of 91.4%, Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 94.3% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 90.6%.

Worse Projectorcentral.com Review Score

Projectorcentral.com only gave the LG PH550 a review score of 90%, however the rating of the Benq HT2150ST was 100% and the rating of the Optoma HD143X was 100%.

Less Fairly Priced

Our analysis of the LG PH550 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG PH550 was less fairly priced.

Less Well Designed

The LG PH550 reviewers thought the LG PH550 was less well designed.

Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the LG PH550 was harder to use.

Has Worse Technical Features

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

Has a Worse Acceptable Noise Level

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the LG PH550 has a worse acceptable noise level.

Produces Inferior Quality Picture

Our analysis of the LG PH550 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG PH550 produces inferior quality picture.

Has Worse Sound Quality

On average reviewers thought the LG PH550 has worse sound quality.

Benq HT2150ST

$799.00
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Benq HT2150ST

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Benq HT2150ST
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
2,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$59
OVER 5 YEARS

The Benq HT2150ST has a Kagoo Score of 85. However with a price tag of $799.00 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Benq HT2150ST or read our article on whether you should buy a Benq projector.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (29dB)
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker

An award winning and very economical to run 1080p quiet projector, with a very good spec and a good price. It has a built-in speaker and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D and full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has brilliant picture quality, a good display and it's very good-looking.

97
Reviews
111 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Running Costs
$59 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Benq HT2150ST has outstanding expert reviews and outstanding user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq HT2150ST

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Benq HT2150ST has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) (as is the Optoma HD143X), however the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501X have a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and the LG PH550 only has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p). More ...

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

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

15% Bigger Bulb Power

The Benq HT2150ST has a bulb power of 240 (as does the Optoma HD143X), however the Epson VS355 is only a 210W lamp power projector (30W smaller) and the Viewsonic PS501X is only a 200W lamp power projector (40W smaller). More ...

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

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

3D

The Benq HT2150ST supports 3D (as do the LG PH550, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PS501X), however the Epson VS355 does 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 HT2150ST supports full HD (as does the Optoma HD143X), but the Epson VS355, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PS501X do not support this feature. More ...

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

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

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The Benq HT2150ST has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), and so do the LG PH550 and the Optoma HD143X, but the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501X do not. More ...

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

A Bit Better User Reviews

Based on 103 user reviews, the Benq HT2150ST has an average review score of 95%, whereas the Epson VS355 has an average rating of 94% (based on 47 reviews), the LG PH550 has an average rating of 90% (based on 151 reviews) and the Optoma HD143X has an average rating of 90% (based on 46 reviews).

A Bit Better Overall Reviews

Based on 111 reviews, the Benq HT2150ST has an average review score of 96%, whereas the Epson VS355 has an average rating of 93% (based on 47 reviews), the LG PH550 has an average rating of 88% (based on 165 reviews) and the Viewsonic PS501X has an average rating of 93% (based on 4 reviews).

Better Projectorcentral.com Review Score

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

More Well Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Benq HT2150ST was more well designed. More than 10 people thought that it was very good-looking.

Better At Producing High Quality Sound

Our analysis of the Benq HT2150ST reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Benq HT2150ST was better at producing high quality sound. More than 10 people thought that it had good sound quality.

16 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq HT2150ST

5dB Louder Noise Level

The Benq HT2150ST is a 29 projector. That's 8dB quieter than the Epson VS355 (37dB), 5dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB), 4dB louder than the Optoma HD143X (25dB) and 3dB quieter than the Viewsonic PS501X (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 Benq HT2150ST has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Epson VS355, the Optoma HD143X and the Viewsonic PS501X, 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 Benq HT2150ST is a 2 brightness projector, whereas the Epson VS355 is a 3,300 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,100 ANSI lumens brighter), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,650 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Optoma HD143X is a 3,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (800 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Viewsonic PS501X is a 3,400 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,200 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.

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Benq HT2150ST is only 3 lamp service life (as does the Optoma HD143X), but the Epson VS355 is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (2,500h longer), the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (26,500h longer) and the Viewsonic PS501X is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (1,500h longer). More ...

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Benq HT2150ST has received a Kagoo Score of 85, whereas the Epson VS355 scored 86, the Optoma HD143X scored 87 and the Viewsonic PS501X scored 88.

More Expensive by $399

The Benq HT2150ST is $339 more expensive than the Epson VS355, $370 more expensive than the Optoma HD143X and $399 more expensive than the Viewsonic PS501X.

Fewer Sellers

The Benq HT2150ST is only stocked by 4 sellers, but the Optoma HD143X is stocked by 5 retailers and the Viewsonic PS501X is stocked by 7 retailers. More ...

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

The Benq HT2150ST is 13 months older than the Epson VS355, 19 months older than the Optoma HD143X and 20 months older than the Viewsonic PS501X.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $6

The running costs over five years of the Benq HT2150ST are $59 which is $6 more than the Viewsonic PS501X. Show assumptions.

Three Less Awards

The Benq HT2150ST has only received 1 award, but the LG PH550 has received 4 awards.

Expert Review Rating is a Bit Worse

The average expert rating of the Benq HT2150ST is 99%, whereas the average expert rating of the Optoma HD143X is 100% (based on 4 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 8.7% of 127 customers recommend the Benq HT2150ST, but 68.8% of 48 customers recommend the Epson VS355, 55.1% of 198 customers recommend the LG PH550, 43% of 79 customers recommend the Optoma HD143X and 50% of 4 customers recommend the Viewsonic PS501X.

Worse Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of only 91.4%, but Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 94.3%.

Less Fairly Priced

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

Has Worse Technical Features

On average reviewers thought the Benq HT2150ST has worse technical features.

Has a Worse Picture Quality

On average reviewers thought the Benq HT2150ST has a worse picture quality.

The cheapest price that we could find for the HT2150ST in the US is $799.00 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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$824.03
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$827.03
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