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

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Updated 12 September 2020
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5 best projectors under $1,000

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

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Viewsonic PS501W LG PH550 Benq MW612 Epson VS355 Optoma ML750
Viewsonic PS501W LG PH550 Benq MW612 Epson VS355 Optoma ML750
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WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
720P
RESOLUTION
24dB
550 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
4,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
30dB
700 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
71
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$55 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
67
Brand Rating
Good Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
79
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Running Costs
$66 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
89
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
82
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Purchasers report that this projector has good picture quality. It's a fully featured and staggeringly economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with an affordable price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and supports 3D. A fully featured and good value for money 720p very high contrast ratio projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has very good picture quality, good sound quality and it's very easy to carry around. A very economical to run and fully featured WXGA average noise level data projector. Purchasers report that this data projector has good picture quality. A fully featured and good value for money WXGA average noise level data projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and is ceiling mountable. Our review analysis indicates that this data projector has superb picture quality, good colour saturation and it's quick to charge. An affordable and fully featured WXGA quiet projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a card reader integrated and supports 3D. Our review analysis indicates that this projector has superb picture quality, a good display but it's noisy.
5 Reasons For
1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution
3D
Better Kagoo Score
Newer by Five Months
18% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
5 Reasons For
13dB Quieter Noise Level
Very High (100000:1) Contrast Ratio
3D
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
More Shops Are Selling It
3 Reasons For
1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution
15% Bigger Bulb Power
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
3 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
Ceiling Mountable
Better Brand
5 Reasons For
1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution
3D
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Card Reader Integrated
Cheaper by $4
8 Reasons Against
20% Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
25,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
More Expensive by $158
Less Retailers
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
87% Dimmer Projector Brightness
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
$4 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
10dB Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $293
Fewer Sellers
Older by Five Months
$12 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
13dB Louder Noise Level
Only High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio
Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
24,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
$90 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Seven Months Older
9 Reasons Against
17% Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness
10,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Older by Over Four Years
Worse Brand
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Viewsonic PS501W

$533.33
Adorama

Viewsonic PS501W

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Viewsonic PS501W
WXGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
200W
LAMP POWER
0.6:1
THROW RATIO
$55
OVER 5 YEARS

The Viewsonic PS501W has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $533.33 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Viewsonic PS501W 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
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

Purchasers report that this projector has good picture quality. It's a fully featured and staggeringly economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with an affordable price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and supports 3D.

88
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
96
Running Costs
$55 Over 5 Years
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

5 Reasons For for Choosing the Viewsonic PS501W

1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

The Viewsonic PS501W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) (as are the Benq MW612, the Epson VS355 and the Optoma ML750), but 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.

3D

The Viewsonic PS501W supports 3D (as do the LG PH550 and the Optoma ML750), but the Benq MW612 and the Epson VS355 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Viewsonic PS501W has received a Kagoo Score of 88, however the Benq MW612 scored only 75, the Epson VS355 scored 85, the LG PH550 scored 87 and the Optoma ML750 scored 87.

Newer by Five Months

The Viewsonic PS501W was released five months after the Benq MW612, released seven months after the Epson VS355, released two years after the LG PH550 and released four years after the Optoma ML750

18% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the Viewsonic PS501W only costs $55 to run but the Benq MW612 costs $66 to run (22% more). More ...

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Viewsonic PS501W

20% Louder Noise Level

The Viewsonic PS501W is a 32dB projector. That's 2dB quieter than the Benq MW612 (34dB), 5dB quieter than the Epson VS355 (37dB), 8dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB) and 2dB louder than the Optoma ML750 (30dB). 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 Viewsonic PS501W has a high (22000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Benq MW612, the Epson VS355 and the Optoma ML750, 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 Viewsonic PS501W has a projector brightness of 3 ANSI lumens, however the Benq MW612 is a 4,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (600 ANSI lumens brighter), the Epson VS355 is a 3,300 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (100 ANSI lumens dimmer), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,850 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Optoma ML750 is a 700 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,700 ANSI lumens dimmer). More ...

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

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

Smaller Bulb Power

Viewsonic PS501W is only 200W lamp power, but the Benq MW612 is a 240W lamp power projector (40W bigger) and the Epson VS355 is a 210W lamp power projector (10W bigger). More ...

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

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

25,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Viewsonic PS501W is a 5h lamp service life projector, whereas the Benq MW612 is a 4,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter), the Epson VS355 is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h longer), the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (25,000h longer) and the Optoma ML750 is a 20,000h lamp service life projector (15,000h longer). More ...

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

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

More Expensive by $158

The Viewsonic PS501W is $68 more expensive than the Epson VS355, $154 more expensive than the LG PH550 and $158 more expensive than the Optoma ML750.

Less Retailers

The Viewsonic PS501W is only stocked by 7 retailers, whereas the LG PH550 is stocked by 10 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.
Worse Brand

Viewsonic projectors have an average rating of only 90.3%, whereas Benq has an average rating of 93.2%, Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 93.4%.

The Viewsonic PS501W is 292mm wide, 115mm tall, 236mm deep and weighs 2.6kg.

Viewsonic PS501W front view
Viewsonic PS501W 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 87. With a price tag of $379.00 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

A fully featured and good value for money 720p very high contrast ratio projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and supports 3D. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has very good picture quality, good sound quality and it's very easy to carry around.

88
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

5 Reasons For for Choosing the LG PH550

13dB Quieter Noise Level

The LG PH550 has a noise level of 24dB, but the Benq MW612 is a 34dB projector (10dB louder), the Epson VS355 is a 37dB projector (13dB louder), the Optoma ML750 is a 30dB projector (6dB louder) and the Viewsonic PS501W is a 32dB projector (8dB 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.

Very High (100000:1) Contrast Ratio

The LG PH550 has a very high (100000:1) contrast ratio, however the Benq MW612, the Epson VS355, the Optoma ML750 and the Viewsonic PS501W 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, and so do the Optoma ML750 and the Viewsonic PS501W, whereas the Benq MW612 and the Epson VS355 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.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The LG PH550 has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) (as do the Benq MW612 and the Optoma ML750), however the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501W 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.

More Shops Are Selling It

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

7 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 MW612, the Epson VS355, the Optoma ML750 and the Viewsonic PS501W 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.

87% Dimmer Projector Brightness

LG PH550 is only 550 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 3,450 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq MW612 (4,000 ANSI Lumens), 2,750 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Epson VS355 (3,300 ANSI Lumens), 150 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma ML750 (700 ANSI Lumens) and 2,850 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PS501W (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.

Does Not Support Full HD

The LG PH550 does not support full HD (As do the the Epson VS355 and the Optoma ML750), but the Benq MW612 and the Viewsonic PS501W support this feature. More ...

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The LG PH550 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Viewsonic PS501W scored 88.

$4 More Expensive

The LG PH550 is more expensive than the Optoma ML750 by $4.

Over Two Years Older

The LG PH550 is older than the Benq MW612 by 19 months, older than the Epson VS355 by 17 months and older than the Viewsonic PS501W by two years.

Worse Brand

LG projectors have an average rating of only 83%, however Benq has an average rating of 93.2%, Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 93.4% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 90.3%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PH550 in the US is $379.00 and in total we found 10 prices for it.

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Benq MW612

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Benq MW612
WXGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
4,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$66
OVER 5 YEARS

The Benq MW612 has a Kagoo Score of 75. However with a price tag of $668.38 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Benq MW612 or read our article on whether you should buy a Benq projector.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (20000:1)
Bright projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

A very economical to run and fully featured WXGA average noise level data projector. Purchasers report that this data projector has good picture quality.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Running Costs
$66 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq MW612

1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

The Benq MW612 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) (as are the Epson VS355, the Optoma ML750 and the Viewsonic PS501W), however 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 MW612 has a bulb power of 240W, however the Epson VS355 is only a 210W lamp power projector (30W smaller) and the Viewsonic PS501W 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.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The Benq MW612 has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), and so do the LG PH550 and the Optoma ML750, but the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501W do not. More ...

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

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq MW612

10dB Louder Noise Level

The Benq MW612 is a 34dB projector. That's 3dB quieter than the Epson VS355 (37dB), 10dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB), 4dB louder than the Optoma ML750 (30dB) and 2dB louder than the Viewsonic PS501W (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 MW612 has a high (20000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Epson VS355, the Optoma ML750 and the Viewsonic PS501W, 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.

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Benq MW612 is only 4h lamp service life, but the Epson VS355 is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h longer), the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (26,000h longer), the Optoma ML750 is a 20,000h lamp service life projector (16,000h longer) and the Viewsonic PS501W is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h longer). More ...

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Benq MW612 has only received a Kagoo Score of 75, whereas the Epson VS355 scored 85, the LG PH550 scored 87, the Optoma ML750 scored 87 and the Viewsonic PS501W scored 88.

More Expensive by $293

The Benq MW612 is $203 more expensive than the Epson VS355, $289 more expensive than the LG PH550, $293 more expensive than the Optoma ML750 and $135 more expensive than the Viewsonic PS501W.

Fewer Sellers

The Benq MW612 is only stocked by 2 shops, but the Epson VS355 is stocked by 3 shops, the LG PH550 is stocked by 10 retailers, the Optoma ML750 is stocked by 7 stores and the Viewsonic PS501W is stocked by 7 stores. More ...

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

The Benq MW612 is five months older than the Viewsonic PS501W.

$12 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the Benq MW612 costs $66 to run which is $12 more than the Viewsonic PS501W. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of only 93.2%, but Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 93.4%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MW612 in the US is $668.38 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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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 85. With a price tag of $464.98 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 good value for money WXGA average noise level data projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and is ceiling mountable. Our review analysis indicates that this data projector has superb picture quality, good colour saturation and it's quick to charge.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Popularity
Quite Popular
85
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Epson VS355

Higher Resolution

The Epson VS355 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), and so are the Benq MW612, the Optoma ML750 and the Viewsonic PS501W, but 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson VS355 is a ceiling mountable projector, whereas the Benq MW612, the LG PH550, the Optoma ML750 and the Viewsonic PS501W are not. More ...

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

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

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, whereas Benq only has an average rating of 93.2%, LG only has an average rating of 83%, Optoma only has an average rating of 93.4% and Viewsonic only has an average rating of 90.3%.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson VS355

13dB Louder Noise Level

The Epson VS355 has a noise level of 37dB, however the Benq MW612 is a 34dB projector (3dB quieter), the LG PH550 is a 24dB projector (13dB quieter), the Optoma ML750 is a 30dB projector (7dB quieter) and the Viewsonic PS501W is a 32dB projector (5dB quieter). More ...

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

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

Only High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Epson VS355 has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio (as are the Benq MW612, the Optoma ML750 and the Viewsonic PS501W), 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 ANSI lumens. That's 700 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq MW612 (4,000 ANSI Lumens), 2,750 ANSI lumens brighter than the LG PH550 (550 ANSI Lumens), 2,600 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma ML750 (700 ANSI Lumens) and 100 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PS501W (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.

Smaller Bulb Power

Epson VS355 is only 210W lamp power. That's 30W smaller than the Benq MW612 (240W) and 10W bigger than the Viewsonic PS501W (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.

24,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Epson VS355 is a 6h lamp service life projector. That's 2,000h longer than the Benq MW612 (4,000h), 24,000h shorter than the LG PH550 (30,000h), 14,000h shorter than the Optoma ML750 (20,000h) and 1,000h longer than the Viewsonic PS501W (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.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Epson VS355 does not support full HD (As do the the LG PH550 and the Optoma ML750), however the Benq MW612 and the Viewsonic PS501W support this feature. More ...

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Epson VS355 has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the LG PH550 scored 87, the Optoma ML750 scored 87 and the Viewsonic PS501W scored 88.

$90 More Expensive

The Epson VS355 is more expensive than the LG PH550 by $86 and more expensive than the Optoma ML750 by $90.

Less Retailers

Only 3 retailers sells the Epson VS355, whereas 10 stores sell the LG PH550, 7 retailers sell the Optoma ML750 and 7 sellers sell the Viewsonic PS501W. More ...

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

The Epson VS355 is older than the Benq MW612 by two months and older than the Viewsonic PS501W by seven months.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VS355 in the US is $464.98 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Optoma ML750
WXGA
RESOLUTION
30dB
700 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

The Optoma ML750 has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $375.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Optoma ML750 or read our article on whether you should buy a Optoma projector.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (20000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (30dB)
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Handheld remote control
Supports 3D

An affordable and fully featured WXGA quiet projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a card reader integrated and supports 3D. Our review analysis indicates that this projector has superb picture quality, a good display but it's noisy.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

5 Reasons For for Choosing the Optoma ML750

1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

The Optoma ML750 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) (as are the Benq MW612, the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501W), but 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.

3D

The Optoma ML750 supports 3D (as do the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PS501W), but the Benq MW612 and the Epson VS355 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 Optoma ML750 has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), and so do the Benq MW612 and the LG PH550, whereas the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501W do not. More ...

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

Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma ML750 has a card reader integrated, but the Benq MW612, the Epson VS355, the LG PH550 and the Viewsonic PS501W do not. More ...

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

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

Cheaper by $4

The Optoma ML750 costs $293.38 less than the Benq MW612, costs $89.98 less than the Epson VS355, costs $4 less than the LG PH550 and costs $158.33 less than the Viewsonic PS501W.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma ML750

17% Louder Noise Level

The Optoma ML750 is a 30dB projector. That's 4dB quieter than the Benq MW612 (34dB), 7dB quieter than the Epson VS355 (37dB), 6dB louder than the LG PH550 (24dB) and 2dB quieter than the Viewsonic PS501W (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 Optoma ML750 has a high (20000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Benq MW612, the Epson VS355 and the Viewsonic PS501W, 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 Optoma ML750 has a projector brightness of 700 ANSI lumens, however the Benq MW612 is a 4,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (3,300 ANSI lumens brighter), the Epson VS355 is a 3,300 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,600 ANSI lumens brighter), the LG PH550 is a 550 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (150 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Viewsonic PS501W is a 3,400 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,700 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.

10,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma ML750 is a 20h lamp service life projector, whereas the Benq MW612 is a 4,000h lamp service life projector (16,000h shorter), the Epson VS355 is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (14,000h shorter), the LG PH550 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (10,000h longer) and the Viewsonic PS501W is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (15,000h 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 Optoma ML750 does not support full HD (As do the the Epson VS355 and the LG PH550), however the Benq MW612 and the Viewsonic PS501W 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 Optoma ML750 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, however the Viewsonic PS501W scored 88.

Less Retailers

The Optoma ML750 is only stocked by 7 stores, whereas the LG PH550 is stocked by 10 retailers. More ...

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

The Optoma ML750 is four years older than the Benq MW612, four years older than the Epson VS355, two years older than the LG PH550 and four years older than the Viewsonic PS501W.

Worse Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 93.4%, whereas Epson has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the ML750 in the US is $375.00 and in total we found 7 prices for it.

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