It looks like you are browsing from
Go to Close
TVs & Displays
Photography & Video
Cooking Appliances
White Goods
Household
Technology
Home Projectors 5 Best Projectors Under $200 in the US - January 2020

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

Updated 15 December 2019 by Matthew
Share on


5 best projectors under $200

Which Are the Best Projectors Under $200?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best projectors under $200? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best projectors under $200 are:


What Projector Under $200 to Buy in January 2020?

Let's take a look at the top 5 projectors under $200 currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy
Viewsonic PA502S LG PH30JG Pyle Pro PRJG88 Acer C120 Benq MX505
Viewsonic PA502S LG PH30JG Pyle Pro PRJG88 Acer C120 Benq MX505
$291.52 Buy Now
Adorama
Buy Now
$269.95 Buy Now
A A A A Universe
Buy Now
Buy Now
Buy Now
$186.99 Buy Now
Overstock
Buy Now
$179.00 Buy Now
eBay
Buy Now
SVGA
RESOLUTION
32dB
3,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
720P
RESOLUTION
29dB
250 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WVGA
RESOLUTION
800 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
NOT SPECIFIED
BY
MANUFACTURER
WVGA
RESOLUTION
35dB
100 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
XGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
98
Reviews
3 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
98
Running Costs
$52 Over 5 Years
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
92
Reviews
31 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
92
Reviews
10 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
86
Reviews
31 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
93
Reviews
16 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
An astoundingly economical to run and positively reviewed average noise level high contrast ratio multimedia projector, with a reasonable price and projector native resolution. A fully featured and top-rated 720p quiet projector, with a reasonable price. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and is ceiling mountable. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has brilliant picture quality, a good display and it's very easy to carry around. A fully featured and classic WVGA very low contrast ratio data projector. A classic and fully featured WVGA average noise level multimedia projector, with a good price. Our review analysis indicates that this multimedia projector has good picture quality, it's very easy to carry around but it has bad features. The cheapest 3D projector on the market. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control. Owners report that it has a good display and it's really easy to use.
4 Reasons For
Handheld Remote Control
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling it
Much Better User Reviews
9 Reasons For
1280 X 720 (720p) Resolution
6dB Quieter Noise Level
Higher Contrast Ratio
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Built-in Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
Newer by Two Months
More Customers Recommend it
1 Reason For
Built-in Display
7 Reasons For
3D
Full HD
Built-in Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
$8 Cheaper
Better Brand
8 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
9% Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
More Expensive by $113
Older by Two Months
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
3,250 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $91
Fewer Sellers
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Overall Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
Half As High Resolution
Only Very Low (1000:1) Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
10 Months Older
A Lot Lower User Review Score
15 Reasons Against
Half As High Resolution
6dB Louder Noise Level
Only Very Low (1000:1) Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control
Worse Kagoo Score
$8 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Five Years Older
Significantly Lower User Review Score
Significantly Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
4dB Louder Noise Level
Only High (13000:1) Contrast Ratio
500 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
Over Three Years Older
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
 Compare  Shortlisted  Compare  Shortlisted  Compare  Shortlisted  Compare  Shortlisted  Compare  Shortlisted
Full Details
Full Details
Full Details
Full Details
Full Details

Viewsonic PA502S

$291.52
Adorama

Viewsonic PA502S

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

The Viewsonic PA502S has a Kagoo Score of 89. However with a price tag of $291.52 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Viewsonic PA502S or read our article on whether you should buy a Viewsonic projector.

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

An astoundingly economical to run and positively reviewed average noise level high contrast ratio multimedia projector, with a reasonable price and projector native resolution.

98
Reviews
3 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Popularity
Widely Available
87
Value for Money
Very Good
98
Running Costs
$52 Over 5 Years
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

[Review] ?ánh giá chi ti?t máy chi?u Viewsonic PA502x
[Review] ?ánh giá chi ti?t máy chi?u Viewsonic PA502x
ViewSonic PA502X - ??p h?p, test và h??ng d?n s? d?ng
ViewSonic PA502X - ??p h?p, test và h??ng d?n s? d?ng
T? làm màn chi?u t??ng ph?n cao test v?i máy chi?u ViewSonic PA502x
T? làm màn chi?u t??ng ph?n cao test v?i máy chi?u ViewSonic PA502x

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Viewsonic PA502S

Handheld Remote Control

The Viewsonic PA502S has a handheld remote control (as do the Benq MX505 and the LG PH30JG), but the Acer C120 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 PA502S has received a Kagoo Score of 89, but the Acer C120 scored only 79, the Benq MX505 scored only 79, the LG PH30JG scored only 79 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 scored only 73.

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 3 reviews, the Viewsonic PA502S has an average user review score of 100%, but the Acer C120 has an average rating of 67% (based on 26 reviews), the Benq MX505 has an average rating of 85% (based on 16 reviews), the LG PH30JG has an average rating of 83% (based on 29 reviews) and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 has an average rating of 82% (based on 10 reviews).

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Viewsonic PA502S

Lower Resolution

The Viewsonic PA502S has a projector native resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA), whereas the Benq MX505 has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and the LG PH30JG 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.

9% Louder Noise Level

The Viewsonic PA502S is a 32 projector. That's 3dB quieter than the Acer C120 (35dB), 1dB quieter than the Benq MX505 (33dB) and 3dB louder than the LG PH30JG (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.

Lower Contrast Ratio

The Viewsonic PA502S has a high (22000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Benq MX505, however the LG PH30JG 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.

Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Viewsonic PA502S has a service life of lamp of 5, however the Acer C120 is a 20,000h lamp service life projector (15,000h longer), the Benq MX505 is a 4,500h lamp service life projector (500h shorter) and the LG PH30JG and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 are both 30,000h lamp service life projectors (25,000h 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.

Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

The Viewsonic PA502S does not have a built-in speaker (As does the the Acer C120), but the Benq MX505, the LG PH30JG and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 have this feature. More ...

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

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

More Expensive by $113

The Viewsonic PA502S is $105 more expensive than the Acer C120, $113 more expensive than the Benq MX505 and $22 more expensive than the LG PH30JG.

Older by Two Months

The Viewsonic PA502S is two months older than the LG PH30JG.

Worse Brand

Viewsonic projectors have an average rating of only 90.8%, however Benq has an average rating of 92.5%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PA502S in the US is $291.52 and in total we found 8 prices for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
loading image
Official Outlet
$291.52
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$316.12
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$323.30
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$325.40
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$380.45
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$402.14
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$412.26
Go to Store
- Show less prices from eBay
loading image
Store
$317.39
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
Store
$379.51
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
- Show less prices from Antonline
loading image
Store
$327.98
Go to Store
loading image
Store
$387.98
Go to Store
- Show less prices from Target PC Inc 1-888-311-4455
loading image
Store
$329.84
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
Out of stock
$339.99
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
$439.00
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
- Show less prices from Adorama
loading image
Store
$368.35
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
Store
$388.87
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
Store
$416.20
Go to Store
loading image
Store
$589.40
Go to Store
- Show less prices from trippodoshop
18 Prices from 9 Stores | $291.52 - $589.40
Show All Prices Show Fewer Prices

LG PH30JG

$269.95
A A A A Universe

LG PH30JG

Buy Now
LG PH30JG
720P
RESOLUTION
29dB
250 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
30,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE

The LG PH30JG has a Kagoo Score of 79. However with a price tag of $269.95 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the LG PH30JG or read our article on whether you should buy a LG projector.

Features We Love:
Very high contrast ratio (100000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (29dB)
Very long service life of lamp (30,000h)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

A fully featured and top-rated 720p quiet projector, with a reasonable price. It has a handheld remote control, a built-in speaker and a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) and is ceiling mountable. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has brilliant picture quality, a good display and it's very easy to carry around.

92
Reviews
31 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG PH30JG has great user reviews with 84% of buyers recommending this data projector to others.

Vergleich: LG PH30JG vs. BenQ GV1 - zwei mobile Akku Beamer im Test | CH3
Vergleich: LG PH30JG vs. BenQ GV1 - zwei mobile Akku Beamer im Test | CH3
LG PH30JG vs. BenQ GV1 - Der beste mobile Projektor? | CH3 Vergleich // Review
LG PH30JG vs. BenQ GV1 - Der beste mobile Projektor? | CH3 Vergleich // Review
LG PH30JG Smart HD Ready Mini Projector Review
LG PH30JG Smart HD Ready Mini Projector Review

9 Reasons For for Choosing the LG PH30JG

1280 X 720 (720p) Resolution

The LG PH30JG has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 720 (720p), however the Acer C120 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 have a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA), the Benq MX505 only has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and the Viewsonic PA502S only has a projector native resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA). More ...

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

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

6dB Quieter Noise Level

The LG PH30JG is a 29 projector. That's 6dB quieter than the Acer C120 (35dB), 4dB quieter than the Benq MX505 (33dB) and 3dB quieter than the Viewsonic PA502S (32dB). More ...

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

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

Higher Contrast Ratio

The LG PH30JG has a very high (100000:1) contrast ratio, which is 5 times higher contrast ratio as the Acer C120 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 (very 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.

Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

The LG PH30JG has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), but the Acer C120, the Benq MX505, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic PA502S do not. More ...

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

Built-in Speaker

The LG PH30JG has a built-in speaker, and so does the Benq MX505, but the Acer C120, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic PA502S 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 LG PH30JG is ceiling mountable, and so is the Benq MX505, but the Acer C120, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic PA502S are not. More ...

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

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

Handheld Remote Control

The LG PH30JG has a handheld remote control (as do the Benq MX505 and the Viewsonic PA502S), whereas the Acer C120 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 Two Months

The LG PH30JG is six years newer than the Acer C120, four years newer than the Benq MX505, 10 months newer than the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and two months newer than the Viewsonic PA502S

More Customers Recommend it

61.8% of 34 customers recommend the LG PH30JG, but only 50% of 6 customers recommend the Viewsonic PA502S.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG PH30JG

3,250 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The LG PH30JG is a 250 brightness projector, whereas the Acer C120 is a 100 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (150 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Benq MX505 is a 3,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (2,750 ANSI lumens brighter), the Pyle Pro PRJG88 is an 800 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (550 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Viewsonic PA502S is a 3,500 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (3,250 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 PH30JG does not support full HD (As does the the Acer C120), whereas the Benq MX505, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic PA502S do. More ...

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The LG PH30JG has only received a Kagoo Score of 79, whereas the Viewsonic PA502S scored 89.

More Expensive by $91

The LG PH30JG is $83 more expensive than the Acer C120 and $91 more expensive than the Benq MX505.

Fewer Sellers

The LG PH30JG is only stocked by 2 shops, but the Acer C120 is stocked by 4 sellers and the Viewsonic PA502S is stocked by 8 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The average user rating of the LG PH30JG is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Benq MX505 is 85% (based on 16 reviews) and the Viewsonic PA502S is 100% (based on 3 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The average overall rating of the LG PH30JG is 83%, whereas the average overall rating of the Benq MX505 is 85% (based on 16 reviews) and the Viewsonic PA502S is 93% (based on 3 reviews).

Worse Brand

LG projectors have an average rating of only 82.2%, but Acer has an average rating of 86.9%, Benq has an average rating of 92.5% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 90.8%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PH30JG in the US is $269.95 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
loading image
Store
$269.95
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$349.95
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$392.25
Standard delivery: $26.99
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$396.33
Standard delivery: $41.00
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$410.76
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$412.07
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$429.99
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$499.49
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$538.00
Go to Store
- Show less prices from eBay
9 Prices from 2 Stores | $269.95 - $538.00
Show All Prices Show Fewer Prices

Pyle Pro PRJG88

Pyle Pro PRJG88

Buy Now
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 73. 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 fully featured and classic WVGA very low contrast ratio data projector.

92
Reviews
10 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Pyle Pro PRJG88 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 82%.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Pyle Pro PRJG88

Half As High Resolution

The Pyle Pro PRJG88 has a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA), and so is the Acer C120, which is half as high resolution as the Benq MX505 (1024 x 768 (XGA)) and half as high resolution as the LG PH30JG (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.

Only Very Low (1000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Pyle Pro PRJG88 has a very low (1000:1) contrast ratio (as is the Acer C120), but the Benq MX505 and the Viewsonic PA502S have a high contrast ratio and the LG PH30JG has a very high contrast ratio. More ...

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

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

Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Pyle Pro PRJG88 is an 800 brightness projector. That's 700 ANSI lumens brighter than the Acer C120 (100 ANSI Lumens), 2,200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq MX505 (3,000 ANSI Lumens), 550 ANSI lumens brighter than the LG PH30JG (250 ANSI Lumens) and 2,700 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PA502S (3,500 ANSI Lumens). More ...

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Pyle Pro PRJG88 has only received a Kagoo Score of 73, whereas the Acer C120 scored 79, the Benq MX505 scored 79, the LG PH30JG scored 79 and the Viewsonic PA502S scored 89.

Not Currently Available

This projector does not seem to be currently available. More ...

You can sign up to a price alert to be notified when this product becomes available.
10 Months Older

The Pyle Pro PRJG88 is older than the LG PH30JG by 10 months and older than the Viewsonic PA502S by eight months.

A Lot Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Pyle Pro PRJG88 is 82%, whereas the average user rating of the Benq MX505 is 85% (based on 16 reviews), the LG PH30JG is 83% (based on 29 reviews) and the Viewsonic PA502S is 100% (based on 3 reviews).

Acer C120

$186.99
Overstock

Acer C120

Buy Now
Acer C120
WVGA
RESOLUTION
35dB
100 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1.65:1
THROW RATIO

The Acer C120 has a Kagoo Score of 79. With a price tag of $186.99 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Acer C120 or read our article on whether you should buy a Acer projector.

Features We Love:
854 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)
Built-in display
Carrying case

A classic and fully featured WVGA average noise level multimedia projector, with a good price. Our review analysis indicates that this multimedia projector has good picture quality, it's very easy to carry around but it has bad features.

86
Reviews
31 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Acer C120 has average expert reviews and average user reviews with an average overall rating of 66%, based on 31 reviews.

Test Projector acer c120 By Somsak
Test Projector acer c120 By Somsak
Unboxing Proyector Acer C120 LED
Unboxing Proyector Acer C120 LED
Review Proyector Acer C120 LED
Review Proyector Acer C120 LED
Acer C120 DLP Business Projector Complete Unboxing and Reviews
Acer C120 DLP Business Projector Complete Unboxing and Reviews

1 Reason For for Choosing the Acer C120

Built-in Display

The Acer C120 has a built-in display, however the Benq MX505, the LG PH30JG, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic PA502S do not. 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.

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the Acer C120

Half As High Resolution

The Acer C120 has a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA), and so is the Pyle Pro PRJG88, which is half as high resolution as the Benq MX505 (1024 x 768 (XGA)) and half as high resolution as the LG PH30JG (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.

6dB Louder Noise Level

The Acer C120 has a noise level of 35, whereas the Benq MX505 is a 33dB projector (2dB quieter), the LG PH30JG is a 29dB projector (6dB quieter) and the Viewsonic PA502S is a 32dB projector (3dB 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 Very Low (1000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Acer C120 has a very low (1000:1) contrast ratio (as is the Pyle Pro PRJG88), but the Benq MX505 and the Viewsonic PA502S have a high contrast ratio and the LG PH30JG has a very high contrast ratio. More ...

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

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

Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Acer C120 is a 100 brightness projector. That's 2,900 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Benq MX505 (3,000 ANSI Lumens), 150 ANSI lumens dimmer than the LG PH30JG (250 ANSI Lumens), 700 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Pyle Pro PRJG88 (800 ANSI Lumens) and 3,400 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PA502S (3,500 ANSI Lumens). More ...

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

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

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Acer C120 is only 20 lamp service life. That's 15,500h longer than the Benq MX505 (4,500h), 10,000h shorter than the LG PH30JG and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 (30,000h) and 15,000h longer than the Viewsonic PA502S (5,000h). More ...

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

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

Does Not Support Full HD

The Acer C120 does not support full HD (As does the the LG PH30JG), whereas the Benq MX505, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic PA502S 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.

Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker

The Acer C120 does not have a built-in speaker (As does the the Viewsonic PA502S), whereas the Benq MX505, the LG PH30JG and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 do. More ...

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

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

Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer C120 does not have a handheld remote control, however the Benq MX505, the LG PH30JG, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic PA502S 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!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Acer C120 has only received a Kagoo Score of 79, whereas the Viewsonic PA502S scored 89.

$8 More Expensive

The Acer C120 is more expensive than the Benq MX505 by $8.

Fewer Sellers

Only 4 shops sells the Acer C120, but 8 sellers sell the Viewsonic PA502S. More ...

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

The Acer C120 is older than the Benq MX505 by 21 months, older than the LG PH30JG by six years, older than the Pyle Pro PRJG88 by five years and older than the Viewsonic PA502S by six years.

Significantly Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Acer C120 is only 67%, whereas the average user rating of the Benq MX505 is 85% (based on 16 reviews), the LG PH30JG is 83% (based on 29 reviews), the Pyle Pro PRJG88 is 82% (based on 10 reviews) and the Viewsonic PA502S is 100% (based on 3 reviews).

Significantly Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the Acer C120 is only 66%, whereas the average overall rating of the Benq MX505 is 85% (based on 16 reviews), the LG PH30JG is 83% (based on 31 reviews), the Pyle Pro PRJG88 is 82% (based on 10 reviews) and the Viewsonic PA502S is 93% (based on 3 reviews).

Worse Brand

Acer projectors have an average rating of only 86.9%, but Benq has an average rating of 92.5% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 90.8%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the C120 in the US is $186.99 and in total we found 4 prices for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
loading image
$186.99
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$376.00
Standard delivery: $21.00
Go to Store
loading image
Store
$403.80
Go to Store
loading image
Store
$459.00
Delivery unknown
Go to Store
4 Prices from 4 Stores | $186.99 - $459.00
Show All Prices Show Fewer Prices

Benq MX505

$179.00
eBay

Benq MX505

Buy Now
Benq MX505
XGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
190W
LAMP POWER

The Benq MX505 has a Kagoo Score of 79. With a price tag of $179.00 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Benq MX505 or read our article on whether you should buy a Benq projector.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (13000:1)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD

The cheapest 3D projector on the market. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control. Owners report that it has a good display and it's really easy to use.

93
Reviews
16 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Benq MX505 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 16 reviews.

7 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq MX505

3D

The Benq MX505 supports 3D, however the Acer C120, the LG PH30JG, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic PA502S do not. More ...

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

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

Full HD

The Benq MX505 supports full HD, but the Acer C120, the LG PH30JG, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic PA502S do not. More ...

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

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

Built-in Speaker

The Benq MX505 has a built-in speaker (as does the LG PH30JG), but the Acer C120, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic PA502S do not have this feature. More ...

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

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

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MX505 is a ceiling mountable projector (as is the LG PH30JG), but the Acer C120, the Pyle Pro PRJG88 and the Viewsonic PA502S are not. More ...

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

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

Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX505 has a handheld remote control, and so do the LG PH30JG and the Viewsonic PA502S, whereas the Acer C120 and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 do 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!

$8 Cheaper

The Benq MX505 is $7.99 cheaper than the Acer C120, $90.95 cheaper than the LG PH30JG and $112.52 cheaper than the Viewsonic PA502S.

Better Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of 92.5%, but Acer only has an average rating of 86.9%, LG only has an average rating of 82.2% and Viewsonic only has an average rating of 90.8%.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq MX505

Lower Resolution

The Benq MX505 has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA), however the LG PH30JG 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.

4dB Louder Noise Level

The Benq MX505 has a noise level of 33, whereas the Acer C120 is a 35dB projector (2dB louder), the LG PH30JG is a 29dB projector (4dB quieter) and the Viewsonic PA502S is a 32dB projector (1dB 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 (13000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Benq MX505 has a high (13000:1) contrast ratio (as is the Viewsonic PA502S), but the LG PH30JG 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.

500 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Benq MX505 is a 3 brightness projector. That's 2,900 ANSI lumens brighter than the Acer C120 (100 ANSI Lumens), 2,750 ANSI lumens brighter than the LG PH30JG (250 ANSI Lumens), 2,200 ANSI lumens brighter than the Pyle Pro PRJG88 (800 ANSI Lumens) and 500 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PA502S (3,500 ANSI Lumens). More ...

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

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

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Benq MX505 is only 4 lamp service life. That's 15,500h shorter than the Acer C120 (20,000h), 25,500h shorter than the LG PH30JG and the Pyle Pro PRJG88 (30,000h) and 500h shorter than the Viewsonic PA502S (5,000h). More ...

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Benq MX505 has only received a Kagoo Score of 79, whereas the Viewsonic PA502S scored 89.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 retailer sell the Benq MX505, but 4 shops sell the Acer C120, 2 shops sell the LG PH30JG and 8 sellers sell the Viewsonic PA502S. 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 Benq MX505 is older than the LG PH30JG by four years, older than the Pyle Pro PRJG88 by three years and older than the Viewsonic PA502S by four years.

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Benq MX505 is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Viewsonic PA502S is 100% (based on 3 reviews).

Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the Benq MX505 is 85%, whereas the average overall rating of the Viewsonic PA502S is 93% (based on 3 reviews).

The cheapest price that we could find for the MX505 in the US is $179.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

Searching for prices in the UK
Sorry, no matching prices found.
loading image
eBay Money Back GuaranteeWorldwide Shipping
$179.00
Go to Store
1 Price from 1 Store | $179.00
Show All Prices Show Fewer Prices
Share on
Compare All Projectors
Find the best projector for you by checking our complete list of over 578 projectors.
In This Guide
5 Best Projectors Under $200 in the US - January 2020
Viewsonic PA502S
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices
LG PH30JG
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices
Pyle Pro PRJG88
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Acer C120
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices
Benq MX505
Reasons For
Reasons Against
Best Prices

×