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5 Best Short Throw Projectors in the US - March 2021

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Updated 21 January 2021
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5 best short throw projectors 2021

What Short Throw Projector to Buy in February 2021?

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Epson PowerLite 1761W Benq W1070 Acer Large Venue P1500 Optoma EH415ST Sony VPLSW235KIT
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WXGA
RESOLUTION
40dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1080P
RESOLUTION
31dB
2,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1080P
RESOLUTION
37dB
3,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
7,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
95
Reviews
310 Reviews + 4 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Running Costs
$79 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
22 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Running Costs
$65 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
88
Reviews
2 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
86
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured and bargain price WXGA average noise level projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports Wi-Fi and is ceiling mountable. Our review analysis indicates that this projector has very good picture quality, a very good 3D picture quality and it's good-looking. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 1080p average noise level projector, with a good price and very low running costs. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control. A classic and very economical to run 1080p quiet multimedia projector, with a good price and a very good spec. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker. Purchasers report that this multimedia projector has brilliant picture quality, it's good-looking but not {more} quiet. A very economical to run and classic 1080p average noise level projector, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. 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
Wi-Fi
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
Cheaper by $249
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Brand
10 Reasons For
1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution
3D
Full HD
Wi-Fi
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
Better Kagoo Score
Four More Awards
Better Expert Reviews
Better Overall Reviews
6 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
11dB Quieter Noise Level
3D
Full HD
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper to Run by $14 Over Five Years
8 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio
22% Bigger Bulb Power
3D
Full HD
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
User Reviews Are Appreciably Better
2 Reasons For
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
9 Reasons Against
Only 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution
22% Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness
A Lot Smaller Bulb Power
3,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
Older by Over Three Years
10 Reasons Against
7% Louder Noise Level
Lower Contrast Ratio
1,300 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
15% Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Not Currently Available
Older by Over Two Years
$14 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
User Review Rating is Much Worse
Worse Brand
11 Reasons Against
Only Medium (10000:1) Contrast Ratio
500 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
25% Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control
$249 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Two Years Older
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
8dB Louder Noise Level
Worse Kagoo Score
$649 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
7% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Lower Expert Review Score
Worse Brand
12 Reasons Against
Half As High Resolution
5dB Louder Noise Level
Only Low (3000:1) Contrast Ratio
500 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
25% Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
$520 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
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Epson PowerLite 1761W

$449.95
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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 $449.95 this projector is fair 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 bargain price WXGA average noise level projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports Wi-Fi and is ceiling mountable.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

6 Reasons For for Choosing the Epson PowerLite 1761W

Wi-Fi

The Epson PowerLite 1761W supports Wi-Fi, and so does the Benq W1070, whereas the Acer Large Venue P1500, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is ceiling mountable, and so is the Benq W1070, whereas the Acer Large Venue 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 (as do the Benq W1070, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT), however the Acer Large Venue 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 $249

The Epson PowerLite 1761W costs $249.05 less than the Acer Large Venue P1500, costs $649.05 less than the Optoma EH415ST and costs $520 less than the Sony VPLSW235KIT.

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.

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, whereas Acer only has an average rating of 82.6%, Benq only has an average rating of 89.7%, Optoma only has an average rating of 90.5% and Sony only has an average rating of 91.1%.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson PowerLite 1761W

Only 1280 X 800 (WXGA) Resolution

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) (as is the Sony VPLSW235KIT), but the Acer Large Venue P1500, the Benq W1070 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.

22% Louder Noise Level

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40dB projector. That's 11dB louder than the Acer Large Venue P1500 (29dB), 9dB louder than the Benq W1070 (31dB), 3dB louder than the Optoma EH415ST (37dB) and 6dB 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.

Lower Contrast Ratio

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a low (2000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Sony VPLSW235KIT, which is half as high contrast ratio as the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Benq W1070 (medium) and half as high contrast ratio as 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.

Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a projector brightness of 2 ANSI lumens, however the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Sony VPLSW235KIT are both 3,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projectors (400 ANSI lumens brighter), the Benq W1070 is a 2,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 3,500 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (900 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

Epson PowerLite 1761W is only 205W lamp power, but the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Sony VPLSW235KIT are both 210W lamp power projectors (5W bigger), the Benq W1070 is a 240W lamp power projector (35W bigger) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 280W lamp power projector (75W 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.

3,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 4h lamp service life projector (as does the Acer Large Venue P1500), whereas the Benq W1070 is a 3,500h lamp service life projector (500h shorter), 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 Epson PowerLite 1761W does not support full HD (As does the the Sony VPLSW235KIT), however the Acer Large Venue P1500, the Benq W1070 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 Epson PowerLite 1761W has received a Kagoo Score of 80, however the Acer Large Venue P1500 scored 83 and the Benq W1070 scored 83.

Older by Over Three Years

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is 11 months older than the Acer Large Venue P1500, five months older than the Benq W1070, three years older than the Optoma EH415ST and 21 months older than the Sony VPLSW235KIT.

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Benq W1070

Benq W1070

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Benq W1070
1080P
RESOLUTION
31dB
2,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$79
OVER 5 YEARS

The Benq W1070 has a 1.15 - 1.5:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $0.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Benq W1070 or read our article on whether you should buy a Benq projector.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (31dB)
Built-in speaker
Supports 3D
Handheld remote control

Our review analysis indicates that this projector has very good picture quality, a very good 3D picture quality and it's good-looking. It's a multi award winning and fully featured 1080p average noise level projector, with a good price and very low running costs. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

95
Reviews
310 Reviews + 4 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Running Costs
$79 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Benq W1070 has very good expert reviews and great user reviews with an average overall rating of 90%, based on 310 reviews.

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq W1070

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Benq W1070 has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) (as are the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST), however 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.

3D

The Benq W1070 supports 3D (as do the Acer Large Venue 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.

Full HD

The Benq W1070 supports full HD (as do the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST), but 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.

Wi-Fi

The Benq W1070 supports Wi-Fi, and so does the Epson PowerLite 1761W, but the Acer Large Venue P1500, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Benq W1070 is ceiling mountable, and so is the Epson PowerLite 1761W, but the Acer Large Venue 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 W1070 has a handheld remote control (as do the Epson PowerLite 1761W, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT), whereas the Acer Large Venue 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!

Better Kagoo Score

The Benq W1070 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80, the Optoma EH415ST scored 77 and the Sony VPLSW235KIT scored 78.

Four More Awards

The Benq W1070 has received 4 awards from expert review sites, but the Acer Large Venue P1500 has received no awards, the Epson PowerLite 1761W has received no awards, the Optoma EH415ST has received no awards and the Sony VPLSW235KIT has received no awards.

Better Expert Reviews

Based on 13 expert reviews, the Benq W1070 has an average review score of 88%, whereas the Optoma EH415ST has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Better Overall Reviews

Based on 310 reviews, the Benq W1070 has an average review score of 90%, whereas the Acer Large Venue P1500 has an average rating of 85% (based on 22 reviews) and the Optoma EH415ST has an average rating of 70% (based on 2 reviews).

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq W1070

7% Louder Noise Level

The Benq W1070 is a 31dB projector. That's 2dB louder than the Acer Large Venue P1500 (29dB), 9dB quieter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (40dB), 6dB quieter than the Optoma EH415ST (37dB) and 3dB 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.

Lower Contrast Ratio

The Benq W1070 has a medium (10000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Acer Large Venue P1500, but the Optoma EH415ST 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.

1,300 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Benq W1070 is a 2 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Sony VPLSW235KIT are both 3,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projectors (800 ANSI lumens brighter), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 2,600 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (400 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 3,500 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,300 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.

15% Smaller Bulb Power

The Benq W1070 has a bulb power of 240W, however the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Sony VPLSW235KIT are both 210W lamp power projectors (30W smaller), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 205W lamp power projector (35W smaller) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 280W lamp power projector (40W 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 W1070 is only 3h lamp service life, but the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W are both 4,000h lamp service life projectors (500h longer), the Optoma EH415ST is a 7,000h lamp service life projector (3,500h longer) and the Sony VPLSW235KIT is a 6,000h lamp service life projector (2,500h 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.

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Older by Over Two Years

The Benq W1070 is six months older than the Acer Large Venue P1500, three years older than the Optoma EH415ST and 16 months older than the Sony VPLSW235KIT.

$14 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

Over five years the Benq W1070 costs $79 to run which is $14 more than the Acer Large Venue P1500 and $9 more than the Optoma EH415ST. Show assumptions.

User Review Rating is Much Worse

The average user rating of the Benq W1070 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Optoma EH415ST is 100% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of only 89.7%, but Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 90.5% and Sony has an average rating of 91.1%.

Acer Large Venue P1500

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Acer Large Venue P1500

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Acer Large Venue P1500
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER
$65
OVER 5 YEARS

The Acer Large Venue P1500 has a 1.15 - 1.5:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 83. 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 Large Venue 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

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

94
Reviews
22 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
91
Running Costs
$65 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Acer Large Venue P1500 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 22 reviews.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the Acer Large Venue P1500

Higher Resolution

The Acer Large Venue P1500 has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p), and so are the Benq W1070 and the Optoma EH415ST, which is twice as high resolution as the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT (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.

11dB Quieter Noise Level

The Acer Large Venue P1500 has a noise level of 29dB, whereas the Benq W1070 is a 31dB projector (2dB louder), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40dB projector (11dB louder), the Optoma EH415ST is a 37dB projector (8dB louder) and the Sony VPLSW235KIT is a 34dB projector (5dB louder). More ...

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

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

3D

The Acer Large Venue P1500 supports 3D, and so do the Benq W1070 and the Optoma EH415ST, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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 Acer Large Venue P1500 supports full HD, and so do the Benq W1070 and the Optoma EH415ST, but the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Acer Large Venue P1500 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80, the Optoma EH415ST scored 77 and the Sony VPLSW235KIT scored 78.

Cheaper to Run by $14 Over Five Years

The Acer Large Venue P1500 is $14 cheaper to run than the Benq W1070 and $5 cheaper to run than the Optoma EH415ST over five years. More ...

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Acer Large Venue P1500

Only Medium (10000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Acer Large Venue P1500 has a medium (10000:1) contrast ratio (as is the Benq W1070), but the Optoma EH415ST 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.

500 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Acer Large Venue P1500 is a 3 ANSI lumens brightness projector, and so does the Sony VPLSW235KIT. That's 800 ANSI lumens brighter than the Benq W1070 (2,200 ANSI Lumens), 400 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (2,600 ANSI Lumens) and 500 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma EH415ST (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.

25% Smaller Bulb Power

The Acer Large Venue P1500 has a bulb power of 210W, and so does the Sony VPLSW235KIT. That's 30W smaller than the Benq W1070 (240W), 5W bigger than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (205W) and 70W 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

Acer Large Venue P1500 is only 4h lamp service life, and so does the Epson PowerLite 1761W. That's 500h longer than the Benq W1070 (3,500h), 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 Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer Large Venue P1500 does not have a handheld remote control, however the Benq W1070, the Epson PowerLite 1761W, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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!

$249 More Expensive

The Acer Large Venue P1500 is more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W by $249.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 retailer sell the Acer Large Venue P1500, but 3 stores sell the Epson PowerLite 1761W. More ...

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

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

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Acer Large Venue P1500 is 85%, whereas the average user rating of the Benq W1070 is 89% (based on 297 reviews) and the Optoma EH415ST is 100% (based on 1 review).

Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the Acer Large Venue P1500 is 85%, whereas the average overall rating of the Benq W1070 is 90% (based on 310 reviews).

Worse Brand

Acer projectors have an average rating of only 82.6%, but Benq has an average rating of 89.7%, Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 90.5% and Sony has an average rating of 91.1%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Large Venue 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
3,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
7,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
280W
LAMP POWER
$70
OVER 5 YEARS

The Optoma EH415ST has a 0.5 - 0.5:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 77. 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 reasonable price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.

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Reviews
2 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
86
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Optoma EH415ST has good expert reviews and brilliant 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

8 Reasons For for Choosing the Optoma EH415ST

Higher Resolution

The Optoma EH415ST has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p), and so are the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Benq W1070, which is twice as high resolution as the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT (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.

High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Optoma EH415ST has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio, but the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Benq W1070 have a medium contrast ratio and the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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.

22% Bigger Bulb Power

The Optoma EH415ST has a bulb power of 280W. That's 70W bigger than the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Sony VPLSW235KIT (210W), 40W bigger than the Benq W1070 (240W) and 75W bigger than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (205W). 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, and so do the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Benq W1070, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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 Optoma EH415ST supports full HD, and so do the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Benq W1070, but the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT 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 Optoma EH415ST has an Ethernet LAN (as does the Sony VPLSW235KIT), but the Acer Large Venue P1500, the Benq W1070 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W 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.

Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EH415ST has a handheld remote control, and so do the Benq W1070, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW235KIT, whereas the Acer Large Venue 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!

User Reviews Are Appreciably Better

Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the Optoma EH415ST is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Acer Large Venue P1500 is 85% (based on 22 reviews) and the average rating of the Benq W1070 is 89% (based on 297 reviews).

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma EH415ST

8dB Louder Noise Level

The Optoma EH415ST has a noise level of 37dB, whereas the Acer Large Venue P1500 is a 29dB projector (8dB quieter), the Benq W1070 is a 31dB projector (6dB quieter), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40dB projector (3dB louder) and the Sony VPLSW235KIT is a 34dB 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Optoma EH415ST has received a Kagoo Score of 77, whereas the Acer Large Venue P1500 scored 83, the Benq W1070 scored 83, the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80 and the Sony VPLSW235KIT scored 78.

$649 More Expensive

The Optoma EH415ST is more expensive than the Acer Large Venue P1500 by $400, more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W by $649 and more expensive than the Sony VPLSW235KIT by $129.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 retailer sell the Optoma EH415ST, but 3 shops sell the Epson PowerLite 1761W. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this projector, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
7% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

Over five years the Optoma EH415ST costs $70 to run which is $5 more than the Acer Large Venue P1500. Show assumptions.

Lower Expert Review Score

The average expert rating of the Optoma EH415ST is 80%, whereas the average expert rating of the Benq W1070 is 88% (based on 13 reviews).

Worse Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 90.5%, but 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 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 78. 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
77
Value for Money
Very Good
78
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 (as does the Optoma EH415ST), but the Acer Large Venue P1500, the Benq W1070 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W 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.

Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPLSW235KIT has a handheld remote control, and so do the Benq W1070, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Optoma EH415ST, whereas the Acer Large Venue 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!

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony VPLSW235KIT

Half As High Resolution

The Sony VPLSW235KIT has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), and so is the Epson PowerLite 1761W, which is half as high resolution as the Acer Large Venue P1500, the Benq W1070 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.

5dB Louder Noise Level

The Sony VPLSW235KIT has a noise level of 34dB, whereas the Acer Large Venue P1500 is a 29dB projector (5dB quieter), the Benq W1070 is a 31dB projector (3dB quieter), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40dB projector (6dB louder) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 37dB projector (3dB louder). More ...

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

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

Only Low (3000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Sony VPLSW235KIT has a low (3000:1) contrast ratio (as is the Epson PowerLite 1761W), but the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Benq W1070 have a medium contrast ratio and the Optoma EH415ST 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.

500 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Sony VPLSW235KIT is a 3 ANSI lumens brightness projector, and so does the Acer Large Venue P1500. That's 800 ANSI lumens brighter than the Benq W1070 (2,200 ANSI Lumens), 400 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (2,600 ANSI Lumens) and 500 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma EH415ST (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.

25% Smaller Bulb Power

The Sony VPLSW235KIT has a bulb power of 210W, and so does the Acer Large Venue P1500. That's 30W smaller than the Benq W1070 (240W), 5W bigger than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (205W) and 70W 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

Sony VPLSW235KIT is only 6h lamp service life. That's 2,000h longer than the Acer Large Venue P1500 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W (4,000h), 2,500h longer than the Benq W1070 (3,500h) and 1,000h shorter than the Optoma EH415ST (7,000h). 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 Sony VPLSW235KIT does not support full HD (As does the the Epson PowerLite 1761W), whereas the Acer Large Venue P1500, the Benq W1070 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 Sony VPLSW235KIT has received a Kagoo Score of 78, whereas the Acer Large Venue P1500 scored 83, the Benq W1070 scored 83 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 80.

$520 More Expensive

The Sony VPLSW235KIT is more expensive than the Acer Large Venue P1500 by $271 and more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W by $520.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 retailer sell the Sony VPLSW235KIT, but 3 sellers sell the Epson PowerLite 1761W. More ...

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

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

Worse Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of only 91.1%, but 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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