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5 Best Short Throw Projectors in the US - January 2020

Updated 18 December 2019 by Matthew
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5 best short throw projectors

Which Are the Best Short Throw Projectors?

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

  • 1) Benq MX850UST - $999.00 eBay
  • 2) Epson PowerLite 1761W - $625.00 eBay
  • 3) Viewsonic PJD6383S - $1,118.00 eBay
  • 4) Acer P1500 - $699.00 Overstock
  • 5) Optoma EH415ST - $1,099.00 Overstock

What Short Throw Projector to Buy in January 2020?

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

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Benq MX850UST Epson PowerLite 1761W Viewsonic PJD6383S Acer P1500 Optoma EH415ST
Benq MX850UST Epson PowerLite 1761W Viewsonic PJD6383S Acer P1500 Optoma EH415ST
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XGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
2,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
40dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
XGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
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
79
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
79
Features
Good Features
66
Value for Money
Good
84
Running Costs
$69 Over 5 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
88
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
79
Features
Good Features
65
Value for Money
Good
83
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
93
Reviews
22 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$62 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
88
Reviews
2 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
77
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Running Costs
$66 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A very economical to run and classic XGA average noise level projector, with a good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D. A low cost and fully featured WXGA average noise level data 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 data projector isgood in terms of connectivity, lightweight but expensive. Our review analysis indicates that this projector has good picture quality. It's a very economical to run and award winning XGA average noise level projector, with a good spec. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control. Purchasers report that this data projector has superb picture quality, it's good-looking but easy to damage or scratch. It's a classic and very economical to run 1080p quiet data projector, with a very good spec and a good price. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker. A very economical to run and classic 1080p average noise level data projector, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.
4 Reasons For
Higher Contrast Ratio
3D
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
10 Reasons For
Wi-Fi
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper by $74
More Shops Are Selling it
One More Award
Considerably Better Expert Reviews
Better Brand
Better PC Mag Review Score
6 Reasons For
Higher Contrast Ratio
3D
Full HD
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
One More Award
5 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
A Lot Quieter Noise Level
3D
Full HD
11% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
8 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio
Bigger Bulb Power
3D
Full HD
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
User Reviews Are a Lot Better
12 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
Louder Noise Level
Dimmer Projector Brightness
50W Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $374
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over One Year
$6 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
Louder Noise Level
Half As High Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
75W Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Older by Over Three Years
User Review Rating is Hugely Worse
13 Reasons Against
Lower Resolution
Louder Noise Level
Dimmer Projector Brightness
40W Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $493
Not As Many Stockists
Older by Over Two Years
$7 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
Expert Review Rating is Much Worse
Worse Brand
Worse PC Mag Review Score
12 Reasons Against
Only Medium (10000:1) Contrast Ratio
Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness
Smaller Bulb Power
3,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control
Worse Kagoo Score
$74 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over Two Years Older
A Lot Lower User Review Score
Slightly Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
18% Louder Noise Level
Worse Kagoo Score
$474 More Expensive
Less Retailers
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 7%
A Lot Lower Expert Review Score
Worse Brand
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Benq MX850UST

$999.00
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Benq MX850UST
XGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
2,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
230W
LAMP POWER
$69
OVER 5 YEARS

The Benq MX850UST has a 0.48 - 0.65:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 74. However with a price tag of $999.00 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Benq MX850UST 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
Ethernet LAN

A very economical to run and classic XGA average noise level projector, with a good spec. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D.

79
Features
Good Features
66
Value for Money
Good
84
Running Costs
$69 Over 5 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

4 Reasons For for Choosing the Benq MX850UST

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Benq MX850UST has a high (13000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S, which is twice as high contrast ratio as the Epson PowerLite 1761W (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 MX850UST supports 3D (as do the Acer P1500, the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S), whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W does 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 MX850UST has an Ethernet LAN, and so do the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S, 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 Benq MX850UST has a handheld remote control (as do the Epson PowerLite 1761W, the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S), 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 Benq MX850UST

Lower Resolution

The Benq MX850UST has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) (as is the Viewsonic PJD6383S), whereas the Acer P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST have a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the Epson PowerLite 1761W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA). More ...

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

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

Louder Noise Level

The Benq MX850UST is a 33 projector, and so does the Viewsonic PJD6383S. That's 4dB louder than the Acer P1500 (29dB), 7dB quieter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (40dB) and 4dB 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.

Dimmer Projector Brightness

Benq MX850UST is only 2 brightness, but the Acer P1500 and the Viewsonic PJD6383S are both 3,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projectors (500 ANSI lumens brighter), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 2,600 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (100 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 4,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,700 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.

50W Smaller Bulb Power

The Benq MX850UST is a 230 lamp power projector, whereas the Acer P1500 is a 210W lamp power projector (20W smaller), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 205W lamp power projector (25W smaller), the Optoma EH415ST is a 280W lamp power projector (50W bigger) and the Viewsonic PJD6383S is a 240W lamp power projector (10W 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 Benq MX850UST has a service life of lamp of 3 (as does the Viewsonic PJD6383S), however the Acer P1500 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W are both 4,000h lamp service life projectors (500h longer) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 7,000h lamp service life projector (3,500h 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 Benq MX850UST does not support full HD (As does the the Epson PowerLite 1761W), but the Acer P1500, the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S 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 MX850UST has received a Kagoo Score of 74, but the Acer P1500 scored 80, the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 81 and the Optoma EH415ST scored 79.

More Expensive by $374

The Benq MX850UST is $300 more expensive than the Acer P1500 and $374 more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W.

Not As Many Stockists

The Benq MX850UST is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W is stocked by 3 shops and the Optoma EH415ST 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 One Year

The Benq MX850UST is 16 months older than the Optoma EH415ST.

$6 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

The Benq MX850UST costs $69 to run which is $6 more than the Acer P1500 and $2 more than the Optoma EH415ST over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

Benq projectors have an average rating of only 92.5%, however Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 94.4%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the MX850UST in the US is $999.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Epson PowerLite 1761W

$625.00
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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 81. With a price tag of $625.00 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 low cost and fully featured WXGA average noise level data 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 data projector isgood in terms of connectivity, lightweight but expensive.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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10 Reasons For for Choosing the Epson PowerLite 1761W

Wi-Fi

The Epson PowerLite 1761W supports Wi-Fi, however the Acer P1500, the Benq MX850UST, the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S 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, however the Acer P1500, the Benq MX850UST, the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S 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 MX850UST, the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S), 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!

Better Kagoo Score

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the Acer P1500 scored 80, the Benq MX850UST scored 74, the Optoma EH415ST scored 79 and the Viewsonic PJD6383S scored 74.

Cheaper by $74

The Epson PowerLite 1761W costs $625.00, whereas the Acer P1500 is $699.00, the Benq MX850UST is $999.00, the Optoma EH415ST is $1,099.00 and the Viewsonic PJD6383S is $1,118.00.

More Shops Are Selling it

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

One More Award

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has received 1 award from an expert review site, however the Acer P1500 has received no awards, the Benq MX850UST has received no awards and the Optoma EH415ST has received no awards.

Considerably Better Expert Reviews

Based on 2 reviews, the Epson PowerLite 1761W has an average expert review score of 95%, but the Optoma EH415ST has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review) and the Viewsonic PJD6383S has an average rating of 80% (based on 3 reviews).

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, however Acer only has an average rating of 86.9%, Benq only has an average rating of 92.5%, Optoma only has an average rating of 94.4% and Viewsonic only has an average rating of 90.8%.

Better PC Mag Review Score

PC Mag gave the Epson PowerLite 1761W a review score of 90%, however the Viewsonic PJD6383S's rating was only 80% from the same site.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson PowerLite 1761W

Lower Resolution

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 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 Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40 projector. That's 11dB louder than the Acer P1500 (29dB), 7dB louder than the Benq MX850UST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S (33dB) and 3dB louder 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 Epson PowerLite 1761W has a low (2000:1) contrast ratio, which is half as high contrast ratio as the Acer P1500 (medium) and half as high contrast ratio as the Benq MX850UST, the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S (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

Epson PowerLite 1761W is only 2 brightness, but the Acer P1500 and the Viewsonic PJD6383S are both 3,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projectors (400 ANSI lumens brighter), the Benq MX850UST is a 2,500 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (100 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 4,200 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (1,600 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.

75W Smaller Bulb Power

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 205 lamp power projector, whereas the Acer P1500 is a 210W lamp power projector (5W bigger), the Benq MX850UST is a 230W lamp power projector (25W bigger), the Optoma EH415ST is a 280W lamp power projector (75W bigger) and the Viewsonic PJD6383S is a 240W lamp power projector (35W 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 Epson PowerLite 1761W has a service life of lamp of 4 (as does the Acer P1500), however the Benq MX850UST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S are both 3,500h lamp service life projectors (500h shorter) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 7,000h lamp service life projector (3,000h 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 Benq MX850UST), but the Acer P1500, the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S 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.

Older by Over Three Years

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is one year older than the Acer P1500, 21 months older than the Benq MX850UST, three years older than the Optoma EH415ST and three months older than the Viewsonic PJD6383S.

User Review Rating is Hugely Worse

The Epson PowerLite 1761W only has an average user score of 67%, but the Acer P1500 has an average user rating of 85% (based on 22 reviews) and the Optoma EH415ST has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

The cheapest price that we could find for the PowerLite 1761W in the US is $625.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Viewsonic PJD6383S

$1,118.00
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Viewsonic PJD6383S

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Viewsonic PJD6383S
XGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$70
OVER 5 YEARS

The Viewsonic PJD6383S has a 0.61:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 74. However with a price tag of $1,118.00 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Viewsonic PJD6383S or read our article on whether you should buy a Viewsonic projector.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Supports full HD

Our review analysis indicates that this projector has good picture quality. It's a very economical to run and award winning XGA average noise level projector, with a good spec. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

88
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
79
Features
Good Features
65
Value for Money
Good
83
Running Costs
$70 Over 5 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Viewsonic PJD6383S has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the Viewsonic PJD6383S

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Viewsonic PJD6383S has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio, and so are the Benq MX850UST and the Optoma EH415ST, which is twice as high contrast ratio as the Epson PowerLite 1761W (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 Viewsonic PJD6383S supports 3D (as do the Acer P1500, the Benq MX850UST and the Optoma EH415ST), whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W does 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 Viewsonic PJD6383S supports full HD (as do the Acer P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST), however the Benq MX850UST and the Epson PowerLite 1761W 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 Viewsonic PJD6383S has an Ethernet LAN, and so do the Benq MX850UST 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 Viewsonic PJD6383S has a handheld remote control (as do the Benq MX850UST, 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!

One More Award

The Viewsonic PJD6383S has received 1 award from an expert review site, however the Acer P1500 has received no awards, the Benq MX850UST has received no awards and the Optoma EH415ST has received no awards.

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Viewsonic PJD6383S

Lower Resolution

The Viewsonic PJD6383S has a projector native resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) (as is the Benq MX850UST), whereas the Acer P1500 and the Optoma EH415ST have a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p) and the Epson PowerLite 1761W has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA). More ...

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

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

Louder Noise Level

The Viewsonic PJD6383S is a 33 projector, and so does the Benq MX850UST. That's 4dB louder than the Acer P1500 (29dB), 7dB quieter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (40dB) and 4dB 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.

Dimmer Projector Brightness

Viewsonic PJD6383S is only 3 brightness (as does the Acer P1500), but the Benq MX850UST is a 2,500 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (500 ANSI lumens dimmer), 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.

40W Smaller Bulb Power

The Viewsonic PJD6383S is a 240 lamp power projector, whereas the Acer P1500 is a 210W lamp power projector (30W smaller), the Benq MX850UST is a 230W lamp power projector (10W 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.

Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Viewsonic PJD6383S has a service life of lamp of 3 (as does the Benq MX850UST), however the Acer P1500 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W are both 4,000h lamp service life projectors (500h longer) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 7,000h lamp service life projector (3,500h 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Viewsonic PJD6383S has received a Kagoo Score of 74, but the Acer P1500 scored 80, the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 81 and the Optoma EH415ST scored 79.

More Expensive by $493

The Viewsonic PJD6383S is $419 more expensive than the Acer P1500, $119 more expensive than the Benq MX850UST, $493 more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W and $19 more expensive than the Optoma EH415ST.

Not As Many Stockists

The Viewsonic PJD6383S is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W is stocked by 3 stores and the Optoma EH415ST 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 Two Years

The Viewsonic PJD6383S is nine months older than the Acer P1500, 18 months older than the Benq MX850UST and three years older than the Optoma EH415ST.

$7 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years

The running costs over five years of the Viewsonic PJD6383S are $70 which is $7 more than the Acer P1500, $1 more than the Benq MX850UST and $3 more than the Optoma EH415ST. Show assumptions.

Expert Review Rating is Much Worse

The Viewsonic PJD6383S has an average expert score of 80%, but the Epson PowerLite 1761W has an average expert rating of 95% (based on 2 reviews).

Worse Brand

Viewsonic projectors have an average rating of only 90.8%, however Benq has an average rating of 92.5%, Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 94.4%.

Worse PC Mag Review Score

Whilst the Viewsonic PJD6383S has received a review score of 80% from PC Mag, the Epson PowerLite 1761W's rating was 90%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PJD6383S in the US is $1,118.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Acer P1500
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER
$62
OVER 5 YEARS

The Acer P1500 has a 1.15 - 1.5:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 80. With a price tag of $699.00 this projector is good 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

Purchasers report that this data projector has superb picture quality, it's good-looking but easy to damage or scratch. It's a classic and very economical to run 1080p quiet data projector, with a very good spec and a good price. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker.

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Reviews
22 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$62 Over 5 Years
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Acer P1500 has great user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 22 reviews.

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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Acer P1500

Higher Resolution

The Acer P1500 has a projector native resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p), and so is the Optoma EH415ST, which is 3 times higher resolution as the Benq MX850UST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S (1024 x 768 (XGA)) and twice as high resolution as the Epson PowerLite 1761W (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.

A Lot Quieter Noise Level

The Acer P1500 has a noise level of 29, however the Benq MX850UST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S are both 33dB projectors (4dB louder), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40dB projector (11dB louder) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 37dB projector (8dB 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 P1500 supports 3D, and so do the Benq MX850UST, the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S, but the Epson PowerLite 1761W does 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 P1500 supports full HD, and so do the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S, whereas the Benq MX850UST and the Epson PowerLite 1761W 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.

11% Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

The Acer P1500 only costs $62 to run over five years but the Benq MX850UST costs $69 to run (10% more), the Optoma EH415ST costs $66 to run (7% more) and the Viewsonic PJD6383S costs $70 to run (12% more). More ...

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Acer P1500

Only Medium (10000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Acer P1500 has a medium (10000:1) contrast ratio, whereas the Benq MX850UST, the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S 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.

Vastly Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Acer P1500 has a projector brightness of 3, and so does the Viewsonic PJD6383S. That's 500 ANSI lumens brighter than the Benq MX850UST (2,500 ANSI Lumens), 400 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (2,600 ANSI Lumens) and 1,200 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

Acer P1500 is only 210 lamp power. That's 20W smaller than the Benq MX850UST (230W), 5W bigger than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (205W), 70W smaller than the Optoma EH415ST (280W) and 30W smaller than the Viewsonic PJD6383S (240W). 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 Acer P1500 is a 4 lamp service life projector, and so does the Epson PowerLite 1761W. That's 500h longer than the Benq MX850UST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S (3,500h) and 3,000h 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 Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Acer P1500 does not have a handheld remote control, but the Benq MX850UST, the Epson PowerLite 1761W, the Optoma EH415ST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S 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 P1500 has received a Kagoo Score of 80, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 81.

$74 More Expensive

The Acer P1500 is more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W by $74.

Less Retailers

Only 1 store sell the Acer P1500, whereas 3 shops sell the Epson PowerLite 1761W and 2 retailers sell the Optoma EH415ST. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over Two Years Older

The Acer P1500 is older than the Benq MX850UST by nine months and older than the Optoma EH415ST by two years.

A Lot Lower User Review Score

The Acer P1500's average user rating is 85%, however the Optoma EH415ST's is 100% (based on 1 review).

Slightly Lower Overall Review Score

The Acer P1500's average overall rating is 85%, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W's is 87% (based on 5 reviews).

Worse Brand

Acer projectors have an average rating of only 86.9%, whereas Benq has an average rating of 92.5%, Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 94.4% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 90.8%.

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

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Optoma EH415ST
1080P
RESOLUTION
37dB
4,200 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
7,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
280W
LAMP POWER
$66
OVER 5 YEARS

The Optoma EH415ST has a 0.5 - 0.5:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 79. 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 data projector, with a fair price and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.

88
Reviews
2 Reviews
81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
77
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Running Costs
$66 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Optoma EH415ST has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with an average overall rating of 70%.

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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 is the Acer P1500, which is 3 times higher resolution as the Benq MX850UST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S (1024 x 768 (XGA)) and twice as high resolution as the Epson PowerLite 1761W (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 (as are the Benq MX850UST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S), whereas the Acer P1500 only has a medium contrast ratio and the Epson PowerLite 1761W only has 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.

Bigger Bulb Power

Optoma EH415ST is 280 lamp power. That's 70W bigger than the Acer P1500 (210W), 50W bigger than the Benq MX850UST (230W), 75W bigger than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (205W) and 40W bigger than the Viewsonic PJD6383S (240W). 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 P1500, the Benq MX850UST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S, but the Epson PowerLite 1761W does 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 P1500 and the Viewsonic PJD6383S, whereas the Benq MX850UST and the Epson PowerLite 1761W 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 do the Benq MX850UST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S), whereas the Acer P1500 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 MX850UST, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Viewsonic PJD6383S, however 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!

User Reviews Are a Lot Better

Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Optoma EH415ST is 100%, however the average rating of the Acer P1500 is 85% (based on 22 reviews) and the average rating of the Epson PowerLite 1761W is 67% (based on 3 reviews).

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma EH415ST

18% Louder Noise Level

The Optoma EH415ST has a noise level of 37, however the Acer P1500 is a 29dB projector (8dB quieter), the Benq MX850UST and the Viewsonic PJD6383S are both 33dB projectors (4dB quieter) and the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40dB 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

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

$474 More Expensive

The Optoma EH415ST is more expensive than the Acer P1500 by $400, more expensive than the Benq MX850UST by $100 and more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W by $474.

Less Retailers

Only 2 shops sells the Optoma EH415ST, whereas 3 sellers sell the Epson PowerLite 1761W. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this projector and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 7%

Over five years the Optoma EH415ST costs $66 to run which is $4 more than the Acer P1500. Show assumptions.

A Lot Lower Expert Review Score

The Optoma EH415ST's average expert rating is 80%, however the Epson PowerLite 1761W's is 95% (based on 2 reviews).

Worse Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 94.4%, whereas Epson has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the EH415ST in the US is $1,099.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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