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5 Best Short Throw Projectors in the US - December 2020

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Updated 16 October 2020
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5 best short throw projectors 2020

What Short Throw Projector to Buy in November 2020?

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Benq MX816ST Epson PowerLite 1761W Acer P1500 Optoma EH415ST Sony VPLSW235KIT
Benq MX816ST Epson PowerLite 1761W Acer P1500 Optoma EH415ST Sony VPLSW235KIT
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XGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
40dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1080P
RESOLUTION
37dB
4,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
7,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
79
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
22 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
87
Reviews
2 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
85
Running Costs
$67 Over 5 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
The cheapest 3D projector around. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D. A fully featured and good value for money WXGA average noise level multimedia projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports Wi-Fi and is ceiling mountable. Multiple reviews mentioned that this multimedia projector is good in terms of connectivity, lightweight but expensive. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has brilliant picture quality, it's good-looking but not {more} quiet. It's a very economical to run and classic 1080p quiet projector, with a fair price and a very good spec. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker. A very economical to run and classic 1080p average noise level projector, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD. A good value for money and fully featured WXGA average noise level data projector.
6 Reasons For
Higher Contrast Ratio
3D
Ethernet LAN
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
Cheaper by $254
5 Reasons For
Wi-Fi
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Brand
7 Reasons For
1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution
28% Quieter Noise Level
3D
Full HD
Better Kagoo Score
$4 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Much Better Overall Reviews
9 Reasons For
1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution
Higher Contrast Ratio
75W Bigger Bulb Power
3D
Full HD
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
Newer by 15 Months
Much Better User Reviews
2 Reasons For
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
11 Reasons Against
3 Times Lower Resolution
7dB Louder Noise Level
1,200 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
25% Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Three Years
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $0
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
Half As High Resolution
11dB Louder Noise Level
Only Low (2000:1) Contrast Ratio
1,600 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
$254 More Expensive
Over Three Years Older
10 Reasons Against
Lower Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
70W Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control
More Expensive by $553
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over Two Years
User Review Rating is Much Worse
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
Louder Noise Level
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $953
Not As Many Stockists
$4 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Worse Brand
12 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
Louder Noise Level
Half As High Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
70W Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $824
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over One Year
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Benq MX816ST

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Benq MX816ST
XGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER
$63
OVER 5 YEARS

The Benq MX816ST has a 0.61:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 79. With a price tag of $146.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Benq MX816ST 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
Ceiling mountable

The cheapest 3D projector around. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq MX816ST

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Benq MX816ST has a high (13000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Optoma EH415ST, which is twice as high contrast ratio as the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT (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.

3D

The Benq MX816ST supports 3D (as do the Acer P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST), however the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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.

Ethernet LAN

The Benq MX816ST has an Ethernet LAN, and so do the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT, but the Acer P1500 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq MX816ST is ceiling mountable, and so is the Epson PowerLite 1761W, but the Acer P1500, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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 MX816ST has a handheld remote control (as do the Epson PowerLite 1761W, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT), whereas the Acer P1500 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 by $254

The Benq MX816ST is $553 cheaper than the Acer P1500, $253.99 cheaper than the Epson PowerLite 1761W, $953 cheaper than the Optoma EH415ST and $823.95 cheaper than the Sony VPLSW235KIT.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq MX816ST

3 Times Lower Resolution

The Benq MX816ST has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA), however the Acer P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST have a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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.

7dB Louder Noise Level

The Benq MX816ST is a 36dB projector. That's 7dB louder than the Acer P1500 (29dB), 4dB quieter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (40dB), 1dB quieter than the Optoma EH415ST (37dB) and 2dB louder than the Sony VPLSW235KIT (34dB). 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.

1,200 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Benq MX816ST is a 3 ANSI lumens brightness projector (as do the Acer P1500 and the Sony VPLSW235KIT), whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 2,600 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 4,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,200 ANSI lumens brighter). More ...

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

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

25% Smaller Bulb Power

The Benq MX816ST has a bulb power of 210W (as do the Acer P1500 and the Sony VPLSW235KIT), however the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 205W lamp power projector (5W smaller) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 280W lamp power projector (70W 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

Benq MX816ST is only 4h lamp service life (as do the Acer P1500 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W), but the Optoma EH415ST is a 7,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h longer) and the Sony VPLSW235KIT is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h 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 Support Full HD

The Benq MX816ST does not support full HD (As do the the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT), whereas the Acer P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST 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 Benq MX816ST has received a Kagoo Score of 79, whereas the Acer P1500 scored 81 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80.

Fewer Sellers

The Benq MX816ST is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Epson PowerLite 1761W is stocked by 3 retailers. More ...

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

The Benq MX816ST is 13 months older than the Acer P1500, two months older than the Epson PowerLite 1761W, three years older than the Optoma EH415ST and 23 months older than the Sony VPLSW235KIT.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $0

Over five years the running costs of the Benq MX816ST are $63 which is $0 more than the Acer P1500. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of only 91.6%, but Epson has an average rating of 95% and Sony has an average rating of 94.4%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MX816ST in the US is $146.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Epson PowerLite 1761W

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Epson PowerLite 1761W
WXGA
RESOLUTION
40dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
205W
LAMP POWER

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a 1.04 - 1.26:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 80. With a price tag of $399.99 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Epson PowerLite 1761W or read our article on whether you should buy a Epson projector.

Features We Love:
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Supports Wi-Fi
Ceiling mountable
Energy Star certified

A fully featured and good value for money WXGA average noise level multimedia projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports Wi-Fi and is ceiling mountable. Multiple reviews mentioned that this multimedia projector is good in terms of connectivity, lightweight but expensive.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

5 Reasons For for Choosing the Epson PowerLite 1761W

Wi-Fi

The Epson PowerLite 1761W supports Wi-Fi, but the Acer P1500, the Benq MX816ST, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT do not support this feature. 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is a ceiling mountable projector (as is the Benq MX816ST), but the Acer P1500, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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 PowerLite 1761W has a handheld remote control, and so do the Benq MX816ST, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT, whereas the Acer P1500 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!

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.

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, but Acer only has an average rating of 85%, Benq only has an average rating of 91.6%, Optoma only has an average rating of 91.4% and Sony only has an average rating of 94.4%.

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson PowerLite 1761W

Half As High Resolution

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), and so is the Sony VPLSW235KIT, which is half as high resolution as the Acer P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST (1920 x 1080 (1080p)). More ...

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

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

11dB Louder Noise Level

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a noise level of 40dB, whereas the Acer P1500 is a 29dB projector (11dB quieter), the Benq MX816ST is a 36dB projector (4dB quieter), the Optoma EH415ST is a 37dB projector (3dB quieter) and the Sony VPLSW235KIT is a 34dB 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.

Only Low (2000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a low (2000:1) contrast ratio (as is the Sony VPLSW235KIT), but the Acer P1500 has a medium contrast ratio and the Benq MX816ST and the Optoma EH415ST have a high contrast ratio. More ...

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

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

1,600 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 2 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 400 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Acer P1500, the Benq MX816ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT (3,000 ANSI Lumens) and 1,600 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma EH415ST (4,200 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 PowerLite 1761W has a bulb power of 205W. That's 5W smaller than the Acer P1500, the Benq MX816ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT (210W) and 75W smaller than the Optoma EH415ST (280W). 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 PowerLite 1761W is only 4h lamp service life, and so do the Acer P1500 and the Benq MX816ST. That's 3,000h shorter than the Optoma EH415ST (7,000h) and 2,000h shorter than the Sony VPLSW235KIT (6,000h). 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 PowerLite 1761W does not support full HD (As do the the Benq MX816ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT), whereas the Acer P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST support this feature. More ...

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

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

Worse Kagoo Score

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has received a Kagoo Score of 80, whereas the Acer P1500 scored 81.

$254 More Expensive

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is more expensive than the Benq MX816ST by $254.

Over Three Years Older

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is older than the Acer P1500 by 11 months, older than the Optoma EH415ST by three years and older than the Sony VPLSW235KIT by 21 months.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PowerLite 1761W in the US is $399.99 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Acer P1500

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Acer P1500
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER
$63
OVER 5 YEARS

The Acer P1500 has a 1.15 - 1.5:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 81. With a price tag of $699.00 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Acer P1500 or read our article on whether you should buy a Acer projector.

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

Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has brilliant picture quality, it's good-looking but not {more} quiet. It's a very economical to run and classic 1080p quiet projector, with a fair price and a very good spec. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker.

93
Reviews
22 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Acer P1500 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 22 reviews.

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7 Reasons For for Choosing the Acer P1500

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Acer P1500 has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) (as is the Optoma EH415ST), whereas the Benq MX816ST only has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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.

28% Quieter Noise Level

The Acer P1500 is a 29dB projector. That's 7dB quieter than the Benq MX816ST (36dB), 11dB quieter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (40dB), 8dB quieter than the Optoma EH415ST (37dB) and 5dB quieter than the Sony VPLSW235KIT (34dB). 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.

3D

The Acer P1500 supports 3D (as do the Benq MX816ST and the Optoma EH415ST), whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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 Acer P1500 supports full HD (as does the Optoma EH415ST), however the Benq MX816ST, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Acer P1500 has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the Benq MX816ST scored 79, the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80, the Optoma EH415ST scored 76 and the Sony VPLSW235KIT scored 76.

$4 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the Acer P1500 only costs $63 to run whereas the Benq MX816ST costs $63 to run (0% more) and the Optoma EH415ST costs $67 to run (7% more). More ...

Much Better Overall Reviews

Based on 22 reviews, the Acer P1500 has an average overall review score of 85%, but the Optoma EH415ST has an average rating of 70% (based on 2 reviews).

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Acer P1500

Lower Contrast Ratio

The Acer P1500 has a medium (10000:1) contrast ratio, however the Benq MX816ST and the Optoma EH415ST have a high contrast ratio. More ...

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

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

Dimmer Projector Brightness

Acer P1500 is only 3 ANSI lumens brightness (as do the Benq MX816ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT), but the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 2,600 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 4,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,200 ANSI lumens brighter). More ...

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

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

70W Smaller Bulb Power

The Acer P1500 is a 210W lamp power projector (as do the Benq MX816ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT), whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 205W lamp power projector (5W smaller) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 280W lamp power projector (70W 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 Acer P1500 has a service life of lamp of 4h (as do the Benq MX816ST and the Epson PowerLite 1761W), however the Optoma EH415ST is a 7,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h longer) and the Sony VPLSW235KIT is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (2,000h 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 Handheld Remote Control

The Acer P1500 does not have a handheld remote control, whereas the Benq MX816ST, the Epson PowerLite 1761W, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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!

More Expensive by $553

The Acer P1500 is $553 more expensive than the Benq MX816ST and $299 more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W.

Not As Many Stockists

The Acer P1500 is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W is stocked by 3 shops. 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 Two Years

The Acer P1500 is two years older than the Optoma EH415ST and 10 months older than the Sony VPLSW235KIT.

User Review Rating is Much Worse

The Acer P1500 has an average user score of 85%, but the Optoma EH415ST has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

Acer projectors have an average rating of only 85%, however Benq has an average rating of 91.6%, Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 91.4% and Sony has an average rating of 94.4%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the P1500 in the US is $699.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Optoma EH415ST

$1,099.00
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Optoma EH415ST

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Optoma EH415ST
1080P
RESOLUTION
37dB
4,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
7,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
280W
LAMP POWER
$67
OVER 5 YEARS

The Optoma EH415ST has a 0.5 - 0.5:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 76. However with a price tag of $1,099.00 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Optoma EH415ST or read our article on whether you should buy a Optoma projector.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Bright projector brightness (4,200 ANSI lumens)
Long service life of lamp (7,000h)
Built-in speaker

A very economical to run and classic 1080p average noise level projector, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.

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Reviews
2 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Value for Money
Good
85
Running Costs
$67 Over 5 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Optoma EH415ST has good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 70%.

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[VNPC] Review ?ánh giá chi ti?t máy chi?u siêu g?n Optoma EH415ST

9 Reasons For for Choosing the Optoma EH415ST

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Optoma EH415ST has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) (as is the Acer P1500), whereas the Benq MX816ST only has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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.

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Optoma EH415ST has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Benq MX816ST, which is twice as high contrast ratio as the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT (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.

75W Bigger Bulb Power

The Optoma EH415ST is a 280W lamp power projector, whereas the Acer P1500, the Benq MX816ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT are all only 210W lamp power projectors (70W smaller) and the Epson PowerLite 1761W is only a 205W lamp power projector (75W smaller). More ...

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

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

3D

The Optoma EH415ST supports 3D (as do the Acer P1500 and the Benq MX816ST), whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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 EH415ST supports full HD (as does the Acer P1500), however the Benq MX816ST, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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.

Ethernet LAN

The Optoma EH415ST has an Ethernet LAN, and so do the Benq MX816ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT, however the Acer P1500 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W 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 Optoma EH415ST has a handheld remote control (as do the Benq MX816ST, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT), but the Acer P1500 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!

Newer by 15 Months

The Optoma EH415ST was released six years ago, but the Acer P1500 was released eight years ago, the Benq MX816ST was released nine years ago, the Epson PowerLite 1761W was released nine years ago and the Sony VPLSW235KIT was released seven years ago

Much Better User Reviews

Based on 1 review, the Optoma EH415ST has an average user review score of 100%, but the Acer P1500 has an average rating of 85% (based on 22 reviews).

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma EH415ST

Louder Noise Level

The Optoma EH415ST is a 37dB projector. That's 8dB louder than the Acer P1500 (29dB), 1dB louder than the Benq MX816ST (36dB), 3dB quieter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (40dB) and 3dB louder than the Sony VPLSW235KIT (34dB). 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Optoma EH415ST has received a Kagoo Score of 76, but the Acer P1500 scored 81, the Benq MX816ST scored 79 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80.

More Expensive by $953

The Optoma EH415ST is $400 more expensive than the Acer P1500, $953 more expensive than the Benq MX816ST, $699 more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W and $129 more expensive than the Sony VPLSW235KIT.

Not As Many Stockists

The Optoma EH415ST is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W is stocked by 3 stores. 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.
$4 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

The running costs of the Optoma EH415ST are $67 which is $4 more than the Acer P1500 and $4 more than the Benq MX816ST over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 91.4%, however Benq has an average rating of 91.6%, Epson has an average rating of 95% and Sony has an average rating of 94.4%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the EH415ST in the US is $1,099.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Sony VPLSW235KIT

$969.95
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Sony VPLSW235KIT

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Sony VPLSW235KIT
WXGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER

The Sony VPLSW235KIT has a 0.46:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 76. However with a price tag of $969.95 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony VPLSW235KIT or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony projector.

Features We Love:
Built-in speaker
Long service life of lamp (6,000h)
Handheld remote control
Ethernet LAN
Features digital keystone correction

A good value for money and fully featured WXGA average noise level data projector.

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Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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2 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony VPLSW235KIT

Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPLSW235KIT has an Ethernet LAN, and so do the Benq MX816ST and the Optoma EH415ST, however the Acer P1500 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W 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 VPLSW235KIT has a handheld remote control (as do the Benq MX816ST, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Optoma EH415ST), but the Acer P1500 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!

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony VPLSW235KIT

Lower Resolution

The Sony VPLSW235KIT has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) (as is the Epson PowerLite 1761W), whereas the Acer P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST have a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). More ...

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

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

Louder Noise Level

The Sony VPLSW235KIT is a 34dB projector. That's 5dB louder than the Acer P1500 (29dB), 2dB quieter than the Benq MX816ST (36dB), 6dB quieter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (40dB) and 3dB quieter than the Optoma EH415ST (37dB). 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.

Half As High Contrast Ratio

The Sony VPLSW235KIT has a low (3000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Epson PowerLite 1761W, which is half as high contrast ratio as the Acer P1500 (medium) and half as high contrast ratio as the Benq MX816ST and the Optoma EH415ST (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 VPLSW235KIT is only 3 ANSI lumens brightness (as do the Acer P1500 and the Benq MX816ST), but the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 2,600 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 4,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,200 ANSI lumens brighter). More ...

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

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

70W Smaller Bulb Power

The Sony VPLSW235KIT is a 210W lamp power projector (as do the Acer P1500 and the Benq MX816ST), whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 205W lamp power projector (5W smaller) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 280W lamp power projector (70W 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 VPLSW235KIT has a service life of lamp of 6h, however the Acer P1500, the Benq MX816ST and the Epson PowerLite 1761W are all 4,000h lamp service life projectors (2,000h shorter) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 7,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h longer). More ...

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

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

Does Not Support Full HD

The Sony VPLSW235KIT does not support full HD (As do the the Benq MX816ST and the Epson PowerLite 1761W), but the Acer P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST 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 Sony VPLSW235KIT has received a Kagoo Score of 76, but the Acer P1500 scored 81, the Benq MX816ST scored 79 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80.

More Expensive by $824

The Sony VPLSW235KIT is $271 more expensive than the Acer P1500, $824 more expensive than the Benq MX816ST and $570 more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W.

Not As Many Stockists

The Sony VPLSW235KIT is only stocked by 1 seller, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W is stocked by 3 retailers. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
Older by Over One Year

The Sony VPLSW235KIT is 15 months older than the Optoma EH415ST.

Worse Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of only 94.4%, however Epson has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VPLSW235KIT in the US is $969.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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