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5 Best Projectors Under $200 in the US - April 2020

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Updated 16 February 2020
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5 best projectors under $200

What Projector Under $200 to Buy in March 2020?

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Viewsonic M1 Gigabyte BRIX Pyle Pro PRJG88 Pyle PRJLE78 Optoma S343
Viewsonic M1 Gigabyte BRIX Pyle Pro PRJG88 Pyle PRJLE78 Optoma S343
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WVGA
RESOLUTION
25dB
250 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WVGA
RESOLUTION
40dB
WVGA
RESOLUTION
800 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
NOT SPECIFIED
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MANUFACTURER
WXGA
RESOLUTION
29dB
SVGA
RESOLUTION
27dB
3,800 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
94
Reviews
53 Reviews + 5 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
92
Reviews
329 Reviews + 27 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
10 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
87
Reviews
6 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
83
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has very good picture quality and sound quality, and it's really noisy. It's a fully featured and multi award winning WVGA very high contrast ratio projector, with one of the quietest noise levels around and a reasonable price. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and a card reader integrated and supports full HD. A fully featured and multi award winning WVGA average noise level projector, with an affordable price. It has a built-in speaker and an Ethernet LAN and supports Wi-Fi. Our review analysis indicates that this projector has a very powerful motor, it's very quiet and a very good size. A classic and fully featured WVGA very low contrast ratio multimedia projector. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has good picture quality. It's a classic and fully featured WXGA quiet projector, with a reasonable price. The cheapest 3D projector on the market, with low running costs and a very good spec. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.
12 Reasons For
38% Quieter Noise Level
Higher Contrast Ratio
Full HD
Card Reader Integrated
Built-in Speaker
Handheld Remote Control
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
Much Better User Reviews
More Fairly Priced
More Carefully Designed
Produces Better Quality Picture
7 Reasons For
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Built-in Speaker
Cheaper by $66
27 More Awards
1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Higher Review Score
A Better Size
1 Reason For
Twice As High Resolution
9 Reasons For
3D
Full HD
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Built-in Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
Built-in Display
Handheld Remote Control
Newer by Seven Months
Better Brand
9 Reasons Against
Half As High Resolution
Significantly Dimmer Projector Brightness
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
More Expensive by $67
Older by Seven Months
22 Less Awards
Worse Brand
1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Lower Review Score
A Worse Size
14 Reasons Against
Half As High Resolution
28% Louder Noise Level
Only Very Low (900:1) Contrast Ratio
Does Not Support Full HD
Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Four Years
User Review Rating is Much Worse
Overall Review Rating is Moderately Worse
Worse Brand
Has a Worse Price
Less Thoughtfully Designed
Has a Worse Picture Quality
8 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
5 Times Lower Contrast Ratio
79% Dimmer Projector Brightness
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Over Two Years Older
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
4dB Louder Noise Level
Only Low (1500:1) Contrast Ratio
Worse Kagoo Score
$66 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Three Years Older
Significantly Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution
7% Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
24,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $201
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Viewsonic M1

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Viewsonic M1
WVGA
RESOLUTION
25dB
250 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

The Viewsonic M1 has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $194.90 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Viewsonic M1 or read our article on whether you should buy a Viewsonic projector.

Features We Love:
854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
Very high contrast ratio (120000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (25dB)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has very good picture quality and sound quality, and it's really noisy. It's a fully featured and multi award winning WVGA very high contrast ratio projector, with one of the quietest noise levels around and a reasonable price. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and a card reader integrated and supports full HD.

94
Reviews
53 Reviews + 5 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Viewsonic M1 has good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 84%, based on 53 reviews.

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12 Reasons For for Choosing the Viewsonic M1

38% Quieter Noise Level

The Viewsonic M1 is a 25 projector. That's 15dB quieter than the Gigabyte BRIX (40dB), 2dB quieter than the Optoma S343 (27dB) and 4dB quieter than the Pyle PRJLE78 (29dB). 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 Viewsonic M1 has a very high (120000:1) contrast ratio, which is 5 times higher contrast ratio as the Gigabyte BRIX and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 (very low) and 3 times higher contrast ratio as the Pyle PRJLE78 (low). More ...

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

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

Full HD

The Viewsonic M1 supports full HD (as does the Optoma S343), but the Gigabyte BRIX, the Pyle PRJLE78 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 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.

Card Reader Integrated

The Viewsonic M1 has a card reader integrated, however the Gigabyte BRIX, the Optoma S343, the Pyle PRJLE78 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 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.

Built-in Speaker

The Viewsonic M1 has a built-in speaker, and so do the Gigabyte BRIX and the Optoma S343, but the Pyle PRJLE78 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 do not. More ...

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

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

Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic M1 has a handheld remote control (as does the Optoma S343), whereas the Gigabyte BRIX, the Pyle PRJLE78 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 do 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!

Better Kagoo Score

The Viewsonic M1 has received a Kagoo Score of 85, whereas the Gigabyte BRIX scored 82, the Optoma S343 scored 82, the Pyle PRJLE78 scored 80 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 scored only 74.

More Shops Are Selling it

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

Much Better User Reviews

Based on 32 user reviews, the Viewsonic M1 has an average review score of 93%, whereas the Gigabyte BRIX has an average rating of 80% (based on 213 reviews), the Pyle PRJLE78 has an average rating of 63% (based on 6 reviews) and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 has an average rating of 82% (based on 10 reviews).

More Fairly Priced

Our analysis of the Viewsonic M1 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Viewsonic M1 was more fairly priced.

More Carefully Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Viewsonic M1 was more carefully designed. Several people thought that it was really well designed and was good-looking.

Produces Better Quality Picture

Our analysis of the Viewsonic M1 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Viewsonic M1 produces better quality picture. Over 20 people thought that it had brilliant picture quality and two people thought that it also had good video quality.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Viewsonic M1

Half As High Resolution

The Viewsonic M1 has a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA) (as are the Gigabyte BRIX and the Pyle Pro PRJG88), however the Optoma S343 has a projector native resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) and the Pyle PRJLE78 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.

Significantly Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Viewsonic M1 is a 250 brightness projector, whereas the Optoma S343 is a 3,800 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (3,550 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 is an 800 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (550 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

Viewsonic M1 is only 3 lamp service life, but the Optoma S343 is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h longer) and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (27,000h 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 $67

The Viewsonic M1 is $67 more expensive than the Gigabyte BRIX.

Older by Seven Months

The Viewsonic M1 is seven months older than the Optoma S343.

22 Less Awards

The Viewsonic M1 has only received 5 awards, but the Gigabyte BRIX has received 27 awards.

Worse Brand

Viewsonic projectors have an average rating of only 90.6%, but Optoma has an average rating of 94.3%.

1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Lower Review Score

Techteamgb.co.uk all gave the Viewsonic M1 a lower review score. More ...

Techteamgb.co.uk: Viewsonic M1 = 90% vs Gigabyte BRIX = 92%
A Worse Size

The Viewsonic M1 reviewers thought the Viewsonic M1 was a worse size.

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Gigabyte BRIX

$127.68
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Gigabyte BRIX

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Gigabyte BRIX
WVGA
RESOLUTION
40dB

The Gigabyte BRIX has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $127.68 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Gigabyte BRIX.

Features We Love:
854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
Built-in speaker
Supports Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Supports Bluetooth

A fully featured and multi award winning WVGA average noise level projector, with an affordable price. It has a built-in speaker and an Ethernet LAN and supports Wi-Fi. Our review analysis indicates that this projector has a very powerful motor, it's very quiet and a very good size.

92
Reviews
329 Reviews + 27 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Gigabyte BRIX has good expert reviews and good user reviews with 50% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Gigabyte BRIX

Wi-Fi

The Gigabyte BRIX supports Wi-Fi, but the Optoma S343, the Pyle PRJLE78, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic M1 do not. More ...

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

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

Ethernet LAN

The Gigabyte BRIX has an Ethernet LAN, but the Optoma S343, the Pyle PRJLE78, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic M1 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 Gigabyte BRIX has a built-in speaker, and so do the Optoma S343 and the Viewsonic M1, but the Pyle PRJLE78 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 do not. More ...

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

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

Cheaper by $66

The Gigabyte BRIX is $201.32 cheaper than the Optoma S343, $66.31 cheaper than the Pyle PRJLE78 and $67.22 cheaper than the Viewsonic M1.

27 More Awards

The Gigabyte BRIX has received 27 awards from expert review sites, but the Optoma S343 has received no awards, the Pyle PRJLE78 has received no awards, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 has received no awards and the Viewsonic M1 has received 5 awards.

1 Expert Review Site Gave It a Higher Review Score

Techteamgb.co.uk all gave the Gigabyte BRIX a better review score. More ...

Techteamgb.co.uk: Gigabyte BRIX = 92% vs Viewsonic M1 = 90%
A Better Size

On average reviewers thought the Gigabyte BRIX was a better size. Over 20 people thought that it was a brilliant size and over 10 people thought that it was also really compact. Several people also thought that it was easy to carry around, was lightweight and wasn't heavy and bulky.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Gigabyte BRIX

Half As High Resolution

The Gigabyte BRIX has a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA) (as are the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic M1), however the Optoma S343 has a projector native resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) and the Pyle PRJLE78 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.

28% Louder Noise Level

The Gigabyte BRIX is a 40 projector. That's 13dB louder than the Optoma S343 (27dB), 11dB louder than the Pyle PRJLE78 (29dB) and 15dB louder than the Viewsonic M1 (25dB). 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 Very Low (900:1) Contrast Ratio

The Gigabyte BRIX has a very low (900:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Pyle Pro PRJG88, which is 4 times lower contrast ratio as the Optoma S343 (high), half as high contrast ratio as the Pyle PRJLE78 (low) and 5 times lower contrast ratio as the Viewsonic M1 (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.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Gigabyte BRIX does not support full HD, whereas the Optoma S343, the Pyle PRJLE78, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic M1 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.

Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Gigabyte BRIX does not have a handheld remote control, however the Optoma S343, the Pyle PRJLE78, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic M1 do. 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!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Gigabyte BRIX has received a Kagoo Score of 82, whereas the Viewsonic M1 scored 85.

Fewer Sellers

The Gigabyte BRIX is only stocked by 4 retailers, but the Viewsonic M1 is stocked by 14 shops. More ...

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

The Gigabyte BRIX is five years older than the Optoma S343, 10 months older than the Pyle PRJLE78, three years older than the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and four years older than the Viewsonic M1.

User Review Rating is Much Worse

The average user rating of the Gigabyte BRIX is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Pyle Pro PRJG88 is 82% (based on 10 reviews) and the Viewsonic M1 is 93% (based on 32 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The average overall rating of the Gigabyte BRIX is 80%, whereas the average overall rating of the Pyle Pro PRJG88 is 82% (based on 10 reviews) and the Viewsonic M1 is 84% (based on 53 reviews).

Worse Brand

Gigabyte projectors have an average rating of only 73.8%, but Optoma has an average rating of 94.3% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 90.6%.

Has a Worse Price

The Gigabyte BRIX reviewers thought the Gigabyte BRIX has a worse price.

Less Thoughtfully Designed

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Gigabyte BRIX was less thoughtfully designed.

Has a Worse Picture Quality

On average reviewers thought the Gigabyte BRIX has a worse picture quality.

The cheapest price that we could find for the BRIX in the US is $127.68 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

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Pyle Pro PRJG88

Pyle Pro PRJG88

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Pyle Pro PRJG88
WVGA
RESOLUTION
800 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
NOT SPECIFIED
BY
MANUFACTURER

The Pyle Pro PRJG88 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 Pyle Pro PRJG88.

Features We Love:
854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)
Supports avi and mov

A classic and fully featured WVGA very low contrast ratio multimedia projector.

93
Reviews
10 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Pyle Pro PRJG88 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 82%.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pyle Pro PRJG88

Lower Resolution

The Pyle Pro PRJG88 has a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA), and so are the Gigabyte BRIX and the Viewsonic M1, which is half as high resolution as the Pyle PRJLE78 (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.

5 Times Lower Contrast Ratio

The Pyle Pro PRJG88 has a very low (1000:1) contrast ratio (as is the Gigabyte BRIX), however the Optoma S343 has a high contrast ratio, the Pyle PRJLE78 has a low contrast ratio and the Viewsonic M1 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.

79% Dimmer Projector Brightness

Pyle Pro PRJG88 is only 800 brightness. That's 3,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma S343 (3,800 ANSI Lumens) and 550 ANSI lumens brighter than the Viewsonic M1 (250 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Pyle Pro PRJG88 has only received a Kagoo Score of 74, but the Gigabyte BRIX scored 82, the Optoma S343 scored 82, the Pyle PRJLE78 scored 80 and the Viewsonic M1 scored 85.

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Over Two Years Older

The Pyle Pro PRJG88 is older than the Optoma S343 by two years and older than the Viewsonic M1 by 17 months.

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The Pyle Pro PRJG88 has an average user rating of 82%, but the Viewsonic M1 has an average user rating of 93% (based on 32 reviews).

Worse Brand

Pyle Pro projectors have an average rating of only 64.4%, however Gigabyte has an average rating of 73.8%, Optoma has an average rating of 94.3%, Pyle has an average rating of 68.5% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 90.6%.

Pyle PRJLE78

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Pyle PRJLE78

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Pyle PRJLE78
WXGA
RESOLUTION
29dB

The Pyle PRJLE78 has a Kagoo Score of 80. With a price tag of $193.99 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Pyle PRJLE78.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (29dB)

Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has good picture quality. It's a classic and fully featured WXGA quiet projector, with a reasonable price.

87
Reviews
6 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Pyle PRJLE78 has average user reviews with an average user rating of 63%.

1 Reason For for Choosing the Pyle PRJLE78

Twice As High Resolution

The Pyle PRJLE78 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), which is twice as high resolution as the Gigabyte BRIX, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic M1 (854 x 480 (WVGA)) and twice as high resolution as the Optoma S343 (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.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pyle PRJLE78

4dB Louder Noise Level

The Pyle PRJLE78 has a noise level of 29, whereas the Gigabyte BRIX is a 40dB projector (11dB louder), the Optoma S343 is a 27dB projector (2dB quieter) and the Viewsonic M1 is a 25dB projector (4dB 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 Low (1500:1) Contrast Ratio

The Pyle PRJLE78 has a low (1500:1) contrast ratio, but the Optoma S343 has a high contrast ratio and the Viewsonic M1 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Pyle PRJLE78 has received a Kagoo Score of 80, whereas the Gigabyte BRIX scored 82, the Optoma S343 scored 82 and the Viewsonic M1 scored 85.

$66 More Expensive

The Pyle PRJLE78 is more expensive than the Gigabyte BRIX by $66.

Fewer Sellers

Only 3 sellers sells the Pyle PRJLE78, but 4 stores sell the Gigabyte BRIX and 14 stores sell the Viewsonic M1. More ...

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

The Pyle PRJLE78 is older than the Optoma S343 by four years, older than the Pyle Pro PRJG88 by 23 months and older than the Viewsonic M1 by three years.

Significantly Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Pyle PRJLE78 is only 63%, whereas the average user rating of the Gigabyte BRIX is 80% (based on 213 reviews), the Pyle Pro PRJG88 is 82% (based on 10 reviews) and the Viewsonic M1 is 93% (based on 32 reviews).

Worse Brand

Pyle projectors have an average rating of only 68.5%, but Gigabyte has an average rating of 73.8%, Optoma has an average rating of 94.3% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 90.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PRJLE78 in the US is $193.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Optoma S343

$329.00
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Optoma S343

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Optoma S343
SVGA
RESOLUTION
27dB
3,800 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
203W
LAMP POWER
$109
OVER 5 YEARS

The Optoma S343 has a Kagoo Score of 82. However with a price tag of $329.00 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Optoma S343 or read our article on whether you should buy a Optoma projector.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (27dB)
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Bright projector brightness (3,800 ANSI lumens)
Long service life of lamp (6,000h)
Supports 3D

The cheapest 3D projector on the market, with low running costs and a very good spec. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Optoma S343

3D

The Optoma S343 supports 3D, but the Gigabyte BRIX, the Pyle PRJLE78, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic M1 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 Optoma S343 supports full HD (as does the Viewsonic M1), whereas the Gigabyte BRIX, the Pyle PRJLE78 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 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 Optoma S343 has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), whereas the Gigabyte BRIX, the Pyle PRJLE78, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic M1 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 Optoma S343 has a built-in speaker, and so do the Gigabyte BRIX and the Viewsonic M1, whereas the Pyle PRJLE78 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 do not. More ...

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

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

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma S343 is ceiling mountable, whereas the Gigabyte BRIX, the Pyle PRJLE78, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic M1 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.

Built-in Display

The Optoma S343 has a built-in display, but the Gigabyte BRIX, the Pyle PRJLE78, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic M1 do not have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Display' indicates whether the projector has a display on the side, showing the current status of the projector, important info, etc.

A built-in display allows you to easily assess the status of the projector at a glance, and see if anything has gone wrong.

Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S343 has a handheld remote control (as does the Viewsonic M1), however the Gigabyte BRIX, the Pyle PRJLE78 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 do 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!

Newer by Seven Months

The Optoma S343 was released five years after the Gigabyte BRIX, released four years after the Pyle PRJLE78, released two years after the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and released seven months after the Viewsonic M1

Better Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of 94.3%, whereas Gigabyte only has an average rating of 73.8%, Pyle only has an average rating of 68.5%, Pyle Pro only has an average rating of 64.4% and Viewsonic only has an average rating of 90.6%.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma S343

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Optoma S343 has a projector native resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA), but the Pyle PRJLE78 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.

7% Louder Noise Level

The Optoma S343 is a 27 projector. That's 13dB quieter than the Gigabyte BRIX (40dB), 2dB quieter than the Pyle PRJLE78 (29dB) and 2dB louder than the Viewsonic M1 (25dB). 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 S343 has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio, whereas the Viewsonic M1 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.

24,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma S343 is a 6 lamp service life projector, whereas the Pyle Pro PRJG88 is a 30,000h lamp service life projector (24,000h longer) and the Viewsonic M1 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Optoma S343 has received a Kagoo Score of 82, however the Viewsonic M1 scored 85.

More Expensive by $201

The Optoma S343 is $201 more expensive than the Gigabyte BRIX, $135 more expensive than the Pyle PRJLE78 and $134 more expensive than the Viewsonic M1.

Less Retailers

The Optoma S343 is only stocked by 3 stores, whereas the Gigabyte BRIX is stocked by 4 stores and the Viewsonic M1 is stocked by 14 sellers. 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.

The cheapest price that we could find for the S343 in the US is $329.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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