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The 5 Best Selling Projectors in the US - March 2021

Matthew
Updated 13 February 2021
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5 best selling projectors Mar 2021

What Are the Best Selling Projectors in February 2021?

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Panasonic PTEX16KU Epson VS350 Sony VPLFX35 DELL S500WI Acer Portable LED C120
Panasonic PTEX16KU Epson VS350 Sony VPLFX35 DELL S500WI Acer Portable LED C120
$5,885.00 Buy Now
INTECHGROUPLLC
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$449.99 Buy Now
Adorama
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$2,799.95 Buy Now
Factory Outlet Store
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$445.00 Buy Now
eBay
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$155.00 Buy Now
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XGA
RESOLUTION
51dB
16,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
3,700 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1024 X 768
RESOLUTION
31dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
3,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WVGA
RESOLUTION
35dB
100 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
77
Features
Good Features
55
Value for Money
Average
59
Running Costs
$520 Over 5 Years
60
Kagoo Score
Good
94
Reviews
54 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
69
Running Costs
$150 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
84
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
87
Reviews
21 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A good spec but only ok value for money XGA very noisy multimedia projector, with ok running costs. It has a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN, supports full HD and is ceiling mountable. A fully featured and award winning WXGA average noise level projector, with a good price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and is ceiling mountable. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has good picture quality, it's quick to charge and very easy to setup. A fully featured but only moderate value for money XGA average noise level multimedia projector, with reasonable running costs. Purchasers report that this multimedia projector has a good display, good picture quality but it's a bad size. It's an award winning and fully featured WXGA average noise level multimedia projector, with low running costs and a cheap price. It supports 3D and Wi-Fi and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control. Purchasers report that this projector has good picture quality, it's easy to carry around but it has bad features. It's a classic and fully featured WVGA average noise level projector, with a good price.
5 Reasons For
Bigger Bulb Power
Full HD
Ethernet LAN
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
13 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio
Built-in Speaker
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
Four Years Newer
One More Award
Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better
User Reviews Are Significantly Better
Better Brand
Better PC Mag Review Score
3 Reasons For
40% Quieter Noise Level
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
10 Reasons For
1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution
3D
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Built-in Speaker
Handheld Remote Control
Cheaper to Run by $380 Over Five Years
One More Award
Much Better Expert Reviews
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
3 Reasons For
Built-in Display
$290 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling It
11 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
20dB Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
18,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Worse Kagoo Score
$5,730 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over Four Years Older
263% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
6dB Louder Noise Level
12,300 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
$295 More Expensive
13 Reasons Against
Only 1024 X 768 Resolution
Half As High Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
A Lot Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $2,645
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over Seven Years
$10 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Worse Brand
12 Reasons Against
5dB Louder Noise Level
Only Low (2300:1) Contrast Ratio
12,800 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
A Lot Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $290
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Four Years
User Review Rating is Significantly Worse
Worse Brand
13 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
Louder Noise Level
4 Times Lower Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
Does Not Support Full HD
Does Not Have a Built-in Speaker
Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control
Worse Kagoo Score
Over Five Years Older
Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score
Hugely Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
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Panasonic PTEX16KU

$5,885.00
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Panasonic PTEX16KU

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Panasonic PTEX16KU
XGA
RESOLUTION
51dB
16,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
380W
LAMP POWER
$519
OVER 5 YEARS

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a Kagoo Score of 60. However with a price tag of $5,885.00 this projector is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic PTEX16KU or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic projector.

Features We Love:
Bright projector brightness (16,000 ANSI lumens)
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD
Ceiling mountable
Big bulb power (380W)

A good spec but only ok value for money XGA very noisy multimedia projector, with ok running costs. It has a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN, supports full HD and is ceiling mountable.

77
Features
Good Features
55
Value for Money
Average
59
Running Costs
$520 Over 5 Years
60
Kagoo Score
Good

5 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic PTEX16KU

Bigger Bulb Power

Panasonic PTEX16KU is 380W lamp power. That's 100W bigger than the DELL S500WI (280W) and 105W bigger than the Epson VS350 and the Sony VPLFX35 (275W). 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.

Full HD

The Panasonic PTEX16KU supports full HD, whereas the Acer Portable LED C120, the DELL S500WI, the Epson VS350 and the Sony VPLFX35 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.

Ethernet LAN

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has an Ethernet LAN (as do the DELL S500WI and the Sony VPLFX35), whereas the Acer Portable LED C120 and the Epson VS350 do not have this feature. 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is a ceiling mountable projector (as is the Epson VS350), whereas the Acer Portable LED C120, the DELL S500WI and the Sony VPLFX35 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 Panasonic PTEX16KU has a handheld remote control, and so do the DELL S500WI, the Epson VS350 and the Sony VPLFX35, however the Acer Portable LED C120 does not. More ...

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

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

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic PTEX16KU

Lower Resolution

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA), but the DELL S500WI and the Epson VS350 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.

20dB Louder Noise Level

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a noise level of 51dB, however the Acer Portable LED C120 is a 35dB projector (16dB quieter), the DELL S500WI is a 36dB projector (15dB quieter), the Epson VS350 is a 37dB projector (14dB quieter) and the Sony VPLFX35 is a 31dB projector (20dB 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.

Lower Contrast Ratio

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has a low (2500:1) contrast ratio (as are the DELL S500WI and the Sony VPLFX35), whereas the Epson VS350 has 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.

18,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 2h lamp service life projector. That's 18,000h shorter than the Acer Portable LED C120 (20,000h), 500h shorter than the DELL S500WI (2,500h), 4,000h shorter than the Epson VS350 (6,000h) and 1,000h shorter than the Sony VPLFX35 (3,000h). 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 Have a Built-in Speaker

The Panasonic PTEX16KU does not have a built-in speaker (As do the the Acer Portable LED C120 and the Sony VPLFX35), however the DELL S500WI and the Epson VS350 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic PTEX16KU has only received a Kagoo Score of 60, however the Acer Portable LED C120 scored 78, the DELL S500WI scored 75, the Epson VS350 scored 83 and the Sony VPLFX35 scored 73.

$5,730 More Expensive

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is more expensive than the Acer Portable LED C120 by $5,730, more expensive than the DELL S500WI by $5,440, more expensive than the Epson VS350 by $5,435 and more expensive than the Sony VPLFX35 by $3,085.

Less Retailers

Only 1 store sell the Panasonic PTEX16KU, whereas 2 retailers sell the Acer Portable LED C120 and 2 stores sell the Epson VS350. 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.
Over Four Years Older

The Panasonic PTEX16KU is older than the Epson VS350 by four years.

263% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The running costs over five years of the Panasonic PTEX16KU are $519 which is $376 more than the DELL S500WI and $366 more than the Sony VPLFX35. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Panasonic projectors have an average rating of only 64.5%, whereas Acer has an average rating of 82.6%, DELL has an average rating of 80.9%, Epson has an average rating of 95% and Sony has an average rating of 91.1%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PTEX16KU in the US is $5,885.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Epson VS350

$449.99
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Epson VS350

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Epson VS350
WXGA
RESOLUTION
37dB
3,700 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
275W
LAMP POWER

The Epson VS350 has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $449.99 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Epson VS350 or read our article on whether you should buy a Epson projector.

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

A fully featured and award winning WXGA average noise level projector, with a good price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a high contrast ratio and is ceiling mountable. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has good picture quality, it's quick to charge and very easy to setup.

94
Reviews
54 Reviews + 1 Award
84
Features
Fully-Featured
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Epson VS350 has good expert reviews and terrific user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.

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13 Reasons For for Choosing the Epson VS350

Higher Resolution

The Epson VS350 has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), and so is the DELL S500WI, which is twice as high resolution as the Acer Portable LED C120 (854 x 480 (WVGA)). 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.

High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Epson VS350 has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio, but the Acer Portable LED C120 only has a very low contrast ratio and the DELL S500WI, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 have a low 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.

Built-in Speaker

The Epson VS350 has a built-in speaker (as does the DELL S500WI), but the Acer Portable LED C120, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 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 Epson VS350 is a ceiling mountable projector (as is the Panasonic PTEX16KU), but the Acer Portable LED C120, the DELL S500WI and the Sony VPLFX35 are not. More ...

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

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

Handheld Remote Control

The Epson VS350 has a handheld remote control, and so do the DELL S500WI, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35, whereas the Acer Portable LED C120 does not. More ...

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

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

Better Kagoo Score

The Epson VS350 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, whereas the Acer Portable LED C120 scored 78, the DELL S500WI scored 75, the Panasonic PTEX16KU scored only 60 and the Sony VPLFX35 scored only 73.

More Shops Are Selling It

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

Four Years Newer

The Epson VS350 is six years newer than the Acer Portable LED C120, five years newer than the DELL S500WI, four years newer than the Panasonic PTEX16KU and seven years newer than the Sony VPLFX35

One More Award

The Epson VS350 has received 1 award, but the Acer Portable LED C120 has received no awards, the Panasonic PTEX16KU has received no awards and the Sony VPLFX35 has received no awards.

Expert Reviews Are a Lot Better

Based on 3 reviews, the average expert review score of the Epson VS350 is 80%, whereas the average rating of the Acer Portable LED C120 is 66% (based on 5 reviews).

User Reviews Are Significantly Better

Based on 51 reviews, the average user review score of the Epson VS350 is 96%, whereas the average rating of the Acer Portable LED C120 is 66% (based on 16 reviews) and the average rating of the DELL S500WI is 20% (based on 1 review).

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, but Acer only has an average rating of 82.6%, DELL only has an average rating of 80.9%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 64.5% and Sony only has an average rating of 91.1%.

Better PC Mag Review Score

The Epson VS350 has a review score of 80% from PC Mag, but the Acer Portable LED C120 only has a rating of 70% from the same site.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson VS350

6dB Louder Noise Level

The Epson VS350 has a noise level of 37dB, whereas the Acer Portable LED C120 is a 35dB projector (2dB quieter), the DELL S500WI is a 36dB projector (1dB quieter), the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 51dB projector (14dB louder) and the Sony VPLFX35 is a 31dB projector (6dB 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.

12,300 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Epson VS350 is a 3 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 3,600 ANSI lumens brighter than the Acer Portable LED C120 (100 ANSI Lumens), 500 ANSI lumens brighter than the DELL S500WI (3,200 ANSI Lumens), 12,300 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (16,000 ANSI Lumens) and 1,300 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony VPLFX35 (5,000 ANSI Lumens). More ...

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

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

Smaller Bulb Power

The Epson VS350 has a bulb power of 275W, and so does the Sony VPLFX35. That's 5W smaller than the DELL S500WI (280W) and 105W smaller than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (380W). More ...

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

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

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Epson VS350 is only 6h lamp service life. That's 14,000h shorter than the Acer Portable LED C120 (20,000h), 3,500h longer than the DELL S500WI (2,500h), 4,000h longer than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (2,000h) and 3,000h longer than the Sony VPLFX35 (3,000h). 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 VS350 does not support full HD (As do the the Acer Portable LED C120, the DELL S500WI and the Sony VPLFX35), whereas the Panasonic PTEX16KU supports 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.

$295 More Expensive

The Epson VS350 is more expensive than the Acer Portable LED C120 by $295 and more expensive than the DELL S500WI by $5.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VS350 in the US is $449.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Sony VPLFX35

$2,799.95
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Sony VPLFX35

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Sony VPLFX35
1024 X 768
RESOLUTION
31dB
5,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
4:3
NATIVE ASPECT RATIO
275W
LAMP POWER
$153
OVER 5 YEARS

The Sony VPLFX35 has a Kagoo Score of 73. However with a price tag of $2,799.95 this projector is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony VPLFX35 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony projector.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (31dB)
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Handheld remote control
Ethernet LAN
Big bulb power (275W)

A fully featured but only moderate value for money XGA average noise level multimedia projector, with reasonable running costs.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
69
Running Costs
$150 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony VPLFX35

40% Quieter Noise Level

The Sony VPLFX35 is a 31dB projector. That's 4dB quieter than the Acer Portable LED C120 (35dB), 5dB quieter than the DELL S500WI (36dB), 6dB quieter than the Epson VS350 (37dB) and 20dB quieter than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (51dB). 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.

Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPLFX35 has an Ethernet LAN, and so do the DELL S500WI and the Panasonic PTEX16KU, however the Acer Portable LED C120 and the Epson VS350 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.

Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPLFX35 has a handheld remote control (as do the DELL S500WI, the Epson VS350 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU), but the Acer Portable LED C120 does not have this feature. More ...

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

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

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony VPLFX35

Only 1024 X 768 Resolution

The Sony VPLFX35 has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768, whereas the DELL S500WI and the Epson VS350 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.

Half As High Contrast Ratio

The Sony VPLFX35 has a low (2000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the DELL S500WI and the Panasonic PTEX16KU, which is half as high contrast ratio as the Epson VS350 (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.

Dimmer Projector Brightness

Sony VPLFX35 is only 5 ANSI lumens brightness, but the Acer Portable LED C120 is a 100 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (4,900 ANSI lumens dimmer), the DELL S500WI is a 3,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,800 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Epson VS350 is a 3,700 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,300 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 16,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (11,000 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.

A Lot Smaller Bulb Power

The Sony VPLFX35 is a 275W lamp power projector (as does the Epson VS350), whereas the DELL S500WI is a 280W lamp power projector (5W bigger) and the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 380W lamp power projector (105W 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.

Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Sony VPLFX35 has a service life of lamp of 3h, however the Acer Portable LED C120 is a 20,000h lamp service life projector (17,000h longer), the DELL S500WI is a 2,500h lamp service life projector (500h shorter), the Epson VS350 is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h longer) and the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 2,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter). More ...

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

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

Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPLFX35 does not support full HD (As do the the Acer Portable LED C120, the DELL S500WI and the Epson VS350), but the Panasonic PTEX16KU does. 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 Sony VPLFX35 does not have a built-in speaker (As do the the Acer Portable LED C120 and the Panasonic PTEX16KU), but the DELL S500WI and the Epson VS350 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony VPLFX35 has only received a Kagoo Score of 73, but the Acer Portable LED C120 scored 78, the DELL S500WI scored 75 and the Epson VS350 scored 83.

More Expensive by $2,645

The Sony VPLFX35 is $2,645 more expensive than the Acer Portable LED C120, $2,355 more expensive than the DELL S500WI and $2,350 more expensive than the Epson VS350.

Not As Many Stockists

The Sony VPLFX35 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Acer Portable LED C120 is stocked by 2 sellers and the Epson VS350 is stocked by 2 retailers. More ...

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

The Sony VPLFX35 is 17 months older than the Acer Portable LED C120, three years older than the DELL S500WI, seven years older than the Epson VS350 and three years older than the Panasonic PTEX16KU.

$10 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the Sony VPLFX35 costs $153 to run which is $10 more than the DELL S500WI. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of only 91.1%, however Epson has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VPLFX35 in the US is $2,799.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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DELL S500WI

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DELL S500WI

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DELL S500WI
WXGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
3,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
2,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
280W
LAMP POWER
$143
OVER 5 YEARS

The DELL S500WI has a Kagoo Score of 75. With a price tag of $445.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the DELL S500WI or read our article on whether you should buy a DELL projector.

Features We Love:
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control
Built-in speaker
Supports Wi-Fi
Big bulb power (280W)

Purchasers report that this multimedia projector has a good display, good picture quality but it's a bad size. It's an award winning and fully featured WXGA average noise level multimedia projector, with low running costs and a cheap price. It supports 3D and Wi-Fi and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

84
Reviews
5 Reviews + 1 Award
80
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
70
Running Costs
$140 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that DELL S500WI has good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 61%.

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the DELL S500WI

1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

The DELL S500WI has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) (as is the Epson VS350), however the Acer Portable LED C120 only has a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA), the Panasonic PTEX16KU only has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and the Sony VPLFX35 only has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768. 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 DELL S500WI supports 3D, however the Acer Portable LED C120, the Epson VS350, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 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.

Wi-Fi

The DELL S500WI supports Wi-Fi, but the Acer Portable LED C120, the Epson VS350, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 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 DELL S500WI has an Ethernet LAN, and so do the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35, but the Acer Portable LED C120 and the Epson VS350 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 DELL S500WI has a built-in speaker, and so does the Epson VS350, but the Acer Portable LED C120, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 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 DELL S500WI has a handheld remote control (as do the Epson VS350, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35), whereas the Acer Portable LED C120 does not have this feature. More ...

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

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

Cheaper to Run by $380 Over Five Years

Over five years the DELL S500WI only costs $143 to run however the Panasonic PTEX16KU costs $519 to run (263% more) and the Sony VPLFX35 costs $153 to run (7% more). More ...

One More Award

The DELL S500WI has received 1 award from an expert review site, but the Acer Portable LED C120 has received no awards, the Panasonic PTEX16KU has received no awards and the Sony VPLFX35 has received no awards.

Much Better Expert Reviews

Based on 4 expert reviews, the DELL S500WI has an average review score of 80%, whereas the Acer Portable LED C120 has an average rating of 66% (based on 5 reviews).

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

PC Mag and Projectorcentral.com both gave the DELL S500WI a better review score. More ...

PC Mag: DELL S500WI = 80% vs Acer Portable LED C120 = 70%

Projectorcentral.com: DELL S500WI = 93% vs Acer Portable LED C120 = 75%

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the DELL S500WI

5dB Louder Noise Level

The DELL S500WI is a 36dB projector. That's 1dB louder than the Acer Portable LED C120 (35dB), 1dB quieter than the Epson VS350 (37dB), 15dB quieter than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (51dB) and 5dB louder than the Sony VPLFX35 (31dB). 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 (2300:1) Contrast Ratio

The DELL S500WI has a low (2300:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35, which is half as high contrast ratio as the Epson VS350 (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.

12,800 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The DELL S500WI is a 3 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Acer Portable LED C120 is a 100 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (3,100 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Epson VS350 is a 3,700 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (500 ANSI lumens brighter), the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 16,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (12,800 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Sony VPLFX35 is a 5,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,800 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.

A Lot Smaller Bulb Power

The DELL S500WI has a bulb power of 280W, however the Epson VS350 and the Sony VPLFX35 are both 275W lamp power projectors (5W smaller) and the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 380W lamp power projector (100W 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.

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

DELL S500WI is only 2h lamp service life, but the Acer Portable LED C120 is a 20,000h lamp service life projector (17,500h longer), the Epson VS350 is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (3,500h longer), the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 2,000h lamp service life projector (500h shorter) and the Sony VPLFX35 is a 3,000h lamp service life projector (500h longer). More ...

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

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

Does Not Support Full HD

The DELL S500WI does not support full HD (As do the the Acer Portable LED C120, the Epson VS350 and the Sony VPLFX35), whereas the Panasonic PTEX16KU does. 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 DELL S500WI has received a Kagoo Score of 75, whereas the Acer Portable LED C120 scored 78 and the Epson VS350 scored 83.

More Expensive by $290

The DELL S500WI is $290 more expensive than the Acer Portable LED C120.

Fewer Sellers

The DELL S500WI is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Acer Portable LED C120 is stocked by 2 shops and the Epson VS350 is stocked by 2 retailers. 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 DELL S500WI is five years older than the Epson VS350 and four months older than the Panasonic PTEX16KU.

User Review Rating is Significantly Worse

The average user rating of the DELL S500WI is only 20%, whereas the average user rating of the Acer Portable LED C120 is 66% (based on 16 reviews) and the Epson VS350 is 96% (based on 51 reviews).

Worse Brand

DELL projectors have an average rating of only 80.9%, but Acer has an average rating of 82.6%, Epson has an average rating of 95% and Sony has an average rating of 91.1%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the S500WI in the US is $445.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Acer Portable LED C120

$155.00
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Acer Portable LED C120

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

The Acer Portable LED C120 has a Kagoo Score of 78. With a price tag of $155.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Acer Portable LED 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

Purchasers report that this projector has good picture quality, it's easy to carry around but it has bad features. It's a classic and fully featured WVGA average noise level projector, with a good price.

87
Reviews
21 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Acer Portable LED C120 has average expert reviews and ok user reviews with an average overall rating of 66%, based on 21 reviews.

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3 Reasons For for Choosing the Acer Portable LED C120

Built-in Display

The Acer Portable LED C120 has a built-in display, whereas the DELL S500WI, the Epson VS350, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 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.

$290 Cheaper

The Acer Portable LED C120 costs $155.00, whereas the DELL S500WI is $445.00, the Epson VS350 is $449.99, the Panasonic PTEX16KU is $5,885.00 and the Sony VPLFX35 is $2,799.95.

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.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Acer Portable LED C120

Lower Resolution

The Acer Portable LED C120 has a projector native resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA), which is half as high resolution as the DELL S500WI and the Epson VS350 (1280 x 800 (WXGA)), half as high resolution as the Panasonic PTEX16KU (1024 x 768 (XGA)) and half as high resolution as the Sony VPLFX35 (1024 x 768). More ...

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

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

Louder Noise Level

The Acer Portable LED C120 has a noise level of 35dB, but the DELL S500WI is a 36dB projector (1dB louder), the Epson VS350 is a 37dB projector (2dB louder), the Panasonic PTEX16KU is a 51dB projector (16dB louder) and the Sony VPLFX35 is a 31dB 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.

4 Times Lower Contrast Ratio

The Acer Portable LED C120 has a very low (1000:1) contrast ratio, however the DELL S500WI, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 have a low contrast ratio and the Epson VS350 has 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.

Dimmer Projector Brightness

Acer Portable LED C120 is only 100 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 3,100 ANSI lumens dimmer than the DELL S500WI (3,200 ANSI Lumens), 3,600 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Epson VS350 (3,700 ANSI Lumens), 15,900 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Panasonic PTEX16KU (16,000 ANSI Lumens) and 4,900 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony VPLFX35 (5,000 ANSI Lumens). More ...

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

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

Does Not Support Full HD

The Acer Portable LED C120 does not support full HD (As do the the DELL S500WI, the Epson VS350 and the Sony VPLFX35), but the Panasonic PTEX16KU supports 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 Portable LED C120 does not have a built-in speaker (As do the the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35), but the DELL S500WI and the Epson VS350 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 Portable LED C120 does not have a handheld remote control, whereas the DELL S500WI, the Epson VS350, the Panasonic PTEX16KU and the Sony VPLFX35 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 Portable LED C120 has received a Kagoo Score of 78, but the Epson VS350 scored 83.

Over Five Years Older

The Acer Portable LED C120 is older than the DELL S500WI by 14 months, older than the Epson VS350 by six years and older than the Panasonic PTEX16KU by 18 months.

Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score

The Acer Portable LED C120 only has an average expert rating of 66%, but the DELL S500WI has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 4 reviews) and the Epson VS350 has an average expert rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Hugely Lower User Review Score

The Acer Portable LED C120 only has an average user rating of 66%, but the Epson VS350 has an average user rating of 96% (based on 51 reviews).

Worse Brand

Acer projectors have an average rating of only 82.6%, however Epson has an average rating of 95% and Sony has an average rating of 91.1%.

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

PC Mag and Projectorcentral.com both gave the Acer Portable LED C120 a lower review score. More ...

PC Mag: Acer Portable LED C120 = 70% vs Epson VS350 = 80%

Projectorcentral.com: Acer Portable LED C120 = 75% vs DELL S500WI = 93%

The cheapest price that we could find for the Portable LED C120 in the US is $155.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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