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5 Best Short Throw Projectors in the US - April 2020

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Updated 29 February 2020
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5 best short throw projectors 2020

What Short Throw Projector to Buy in March 2020?

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Benq MX850UST Epson PowerLite 1761W Acer P1500 Optoma EH415ST Sony VPLSW225
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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
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
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
79
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
84
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
88
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
83
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
22 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$58 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
87
Reviews
2 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
86
Running Costs
$61 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A very economical to run and fully featured XGA average noise level data projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D. A fully featured and cheap WXGA average noise level projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports Wi-Fi and is ceiling mountable. Customers report that this multimedia projector has superb picture quality, it's good-looking but easy to damage or scratch. It's a very economical to run and classic 1080p quiet multimedia projector, with a reasonable price and a very good spec. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker. A classic and very economical to run 1080p average noise level 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. A fully featured but only moderate value for money WXGA average noise level multimedia projector.
4 Reasons For
Higher Contrast Ratio
3D
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
9 Reasons For
Wi-Fi
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper by $74
More Shops Are Selling it
One More Award
Much Better Expert Reviews
Better Brand
5 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
11dB Quieter Noise Level
3D
Full HD
$5 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
9 Reasons For
Higher Resolution
High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio
75W Bigger Bulb Power
3D
Full HD
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
15 Months Newer
User Reviews Are Appreciably Better
2 Reasons For
Ethernet LAN
Handheld Remote Control
12 Reasons Against
3 Times Lower Resolution
4dB Louder Noise Level
1,700 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
18% Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $374
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over One Year
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $5
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
Half As High Resolution
11dB Louder Noise Level
Only Low (2000:1) Contrast Ratio
1,600 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
A Lot Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Older by Over Three Years
User Review Rating is Significantly Worse
12 Reasons Against
Only Medium (10000:1) Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
70W Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control
Worse Kagoo Score
$74 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over Two Years Older
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
A Little Lower Overall Review Score
Worse Brand
7 Reasons Against
Louder Noise Level
Worse Kagoo Score
$474 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
6% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score
Worse Brand
12 Reasons Against
Half As High Resolution
5dB Louder Noise Level
Only Low (3000:1) Contrast Ratio
1,600 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
25% Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Does Not Support Full HD
Worse Kagoo Score
$514 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
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Benq MX850UST

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Benq MX850UST
XGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
2,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
230W
LAMP POWER
$63
OVER 5 YEARS

The Benq MX850UST has a 0.48 - 0.65:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 75. 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 fully featured XGA average noise level data projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
84
Running Costs
$63 Over 5 Years
75
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 is the Optoma EH415ST, which is twice as high contrast ratio as the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225 (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 and the Optoma EH415ST), however the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225 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 MX850UST has an Ethernet LAN, and so do the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW225, 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.

Handheld Remote Control

The Benq MX850UST has a handheld remote control (as do the Epson PowerLite 1761W, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW225), 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!

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Benq MX850UST

3 Times Lower Resolution

The Benq MX850UST 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 VPLSW225 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.

4dB Louder Noise Level

The Benq MX850UST is a 33 projector. That's 4dB louder than the Acer P1500 (29dB), 7dB quieter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W (40dB), 4dB quieter than the Optoma EH415ST (37dB) and 1dB quieter than the Sony VPLSW225 (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.

1,700 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Benq MX850UST is a 2 brightness projector, whereas the Acer P1500 is a 3,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (500 ANSI lumens brighter), the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225 are both 2,600 ANSI Lumens brightness projectors (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.

18% Smaller Bulb Power

The Benq MX850UST has a bulb power of 230, however the Acer P1500 and the Sony VPLSW225 are both 210W lamp power projectors (20W smaller), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 205W lamp power projector (25W smaller) and the Optoma EH415ST is a 280W lamp power projector (50W 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 MX850UST is only 3 lamp service life, but the Acer 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 VPLSW225 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.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Benq MX850UST does not support full HD (As do the the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225), 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 MX850UST has received a Kagoo Score of 75, whereas the Acer P1500 scored 81, the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 82 and the Optoma EH415ST scored 77.

More Expensive by $374

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

Fewer Sellers

The Benq MX850UST 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 One Year

The Benq MX850UST is 15 months older than the Optoma EH415ST. The Benq MX850UST is the same age as the Sony VPLSW225.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $5

The running costs of the Benq MX850UST are $63 which is $5 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 91.3%, but Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 94% and Sony has an average rating of 93%.

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

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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 82. 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 fully featured and cheap WXGA average noise level projector. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control, supports Wi-Fi and is ceiling mountable.

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

Wi-Fi

The Epson PowerLite 1761W supports Wi-Fi, but the Acer P1500, the Benq MX850UST, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW225 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, but the Acer P1500, the Benq MX850UST, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW225 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 Sony VPLSW225), 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!

Better Kagoo Score

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has received a Kagoo Score of 82, whereas the Acer P1500 scored 81, the Benq MX850UST scored 75, the Optoma EH415ST scored 77 and the Sony VPLSW225 scored 73.

Cheaper by $74

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is $74 cheaper than the Acer P1500, $374 cheaper than the Benq MX850UST, $474 cheaper than the Optoma EH415ST and $514.05 cheaper than the Sony VPLSW225.

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.

One More Award

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has received 1 award from an expert review site, but the Acer P1500 has received no awards, the Benq MX850UST has received no awards, the Optoma EH415ST has received no awards and the Sony VPLSW225 has received no awards.

Much Better Expert Reviews

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

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, but Acer only has an average rating of 85.6%, Benq only has an average rating of 91.3%, Optoma only has an average rating of 94% and Sony only has an average rating of 93%.

9 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) (as is the Sony VPLSW225), however 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.

11dB 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 (33dB), 3dB louder than the Optoma EH415ST (37dB) and 6dB louder than the Sony VPLSW225 (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.

Only Low (2000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a low (2000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Sony VPLSW225, which is half as high contrast ratio as the Acer P1500 (medium) and half as high contrast ratio as the Benq MX850UST 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.

1,600 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 2 brightness projector (as does the Sony VPLSW225), whereas the Acer P1500 is a 3,000 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (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.

A Lot Smaller Bulb Power

The Epson PowerLite 1761W has a bulb power of 205, however the Acer P1500 and the Sony VPLSW225 are both 210W lamp power projectors (5W bigger), the Benq MX850UST is a 230W lamp power projector (25W 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.

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Epson PowerLite 1761W is only 4 lamp service life (as does the Acer P1500), but the Benq MX850UST 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 VPLSW225 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 do the the Benq MX850UST and the Sony VPLSW225), 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.

Older by Over Three Years

The Epson PowerLite 1761W is 11 months older than the Acer P1500, 21 months older than the Benq MX850UST, three years older than the Optoma EH415ST and 21 months older than the Sony VPLSW225.

User Review Rating is Significantly Worse

The average user rating of the Epson PowerLite 1761W is only 67%, whereas the average user rating of the Acer P1500 is 85% (based on 22 reviews) and the Optoma EH415ST is 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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Acer P1500

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Acer P1500
1080P
RESOLUTION
29dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER
$58
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 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

Customers report that this multimedia projector has superb picture quality, it's good-looking but easy to damage or scratch. It's a very economical to run and classic 1080p quiet multimedia projector, with a reasonable 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
81
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$58 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Acer P1500 has very good 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 (1024 x 768 (XGA)) and twice as high resolution as the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225 (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 P1500 has a noise level of 29, but the Benq MX850UST is a 33dB projector (4dB louder), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40dB projector (11dB louder), the Optoma EH415ST is a 37dB projector (8dB louder) and the Sony VPLSW225 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 P1500 supports 3D, and so do the Benq MX850UST and the Optoma EH415ST, whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225 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 P1500 supports full HD, and so does the Optoma EH415ST, however the Benq MX850UST, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225 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.

$5 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

The Acer P1500 is $5 cheaper to run than the Benq MX850UST and $3 cheaper to run than the Optoma EH415ST over five years. 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, however the Benq MX850UST 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 brightness. That's 500 ANSI lumens brighter than the Benq MX850UST (2,500 ANSI Lumens), 400 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225 (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.

70W Smaller Bulb Power

The Acer P1500 is a 210 lamp power projector, and so does the Sony VPLSW225. That's 20W smaller than the Benq MX850UST (230W), 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.

Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Acer P1500 has a service life of lamp of 4, and so does the Epson PowerLite 1761W. That's 500h longer than the Benq MX850UST (3,500h), 3,000h shorter than the Optoma EH415ST (7,000h) and 2,000h shorter than the Sony VPLSW225 (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 P1500 does not have a handheld remote control, whereas the Benq MX850UST, the Epson PowerLite 1761W, the Optoma EH415ST and the Sony VPLSW225 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 81, but the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 82.

$74 More Expensive

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

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 store sell the Acer P1500, however 3 stores sell the Epson PowerLite 1761W. More ...

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

The Acer P1500 is older than the Benq MX850UST by 10 months, older than the Optoma EH415ST by two years and older than the Sony VPLSW225 by 10 months.

Appreciably Lower User Review Score

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

A Little Lower Overall Review Score

The Acer P1500 has an average overall rating of 85%, but the Epson PowerLite 1761W has an average overall rating of 87% (based on 5 reviews).

Worse Brand

Acer projectors have an average rating of only 85.6%, however Benq has an average rating of 91.3%, Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 94% and Sony has an average rating of 93%.

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
$61
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 classic and very economical to run 1080p average noise level 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.

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Reviews
2 Reviews
80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Value for Money
Good
86
Running Costs
$61 Over 5 Years
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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

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9 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 (1024 x 768 (XGA)) and twice as high resolution as the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225 (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 is the Benq MX850UST), however the Acer P1500 only has a medium contrast ratio and the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225 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.

75W Bigger Bulb Power

The Optoma EH415ST is a 280 lamp power projector. That's 70W bigger than the Acer P1500 and the Sony VPLSW225 (210W), 50W bigger than the Benq MX850UST (230W) 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 P1500 and the Benq MX850UST, whereas the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225 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 does the Acer P1500, however the Benq MX850UST, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Sony VPLSW225 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 Sony VPLSW225), however 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 Sony VPLSW225, but 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!

15 Months Newer

The Optoma EH415ST was released five years ago, but the Acer P1500 was released seven years ago, the Benq MX850UST was released six years ago, the Epson PowerLite 1761W was released eight years ago and the Sony VPLSW225 was released six years ago

User Reviews Are Appreciably Better

The average user review score of the Optoma EH415ST is 100% based on 1 review, but 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

Louder Noise Level

The Optoma EH415ST has a noise level of 37, but the Acer P1500 is a 29dB projector (8dB quieter), the Benq MX850UST is a 33dB projector (4dB quieter), the Epson PowerLite 1761W is a 40dB projector (3dB louder) and the Sony VPLSW225 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, but the Acer P1500 scored 81 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 82.

$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.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 retailer sell the Optoma EH415ST, however 3 stores sell the Epson PowerLite 1761W. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
6% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

Over five years the running costs of the Optoma EH415ST are $61 which is $3 more than the Acer P1500. Show assumptions.

Appreciably Lower Expert Review Score

The Optoma EH415ST has an average expert rating of 80%, but the Epson PowerLite 1761W has an average expert rating of 95% (based on 2 reviews).

Worse Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 94%, however 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 1 price for it.

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Sony VPLSW225

$1,139.05
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Sony VPLSW225

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Sony VPLSW225
WXGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
6,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
210W
LAMP POWER

The Sony VPLSW225 has a 0.46:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 73. However with a price tag of $1,139.05 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony VPLSW225 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony projector.

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

A fully featured but only moderate value for money WXGA average noise level multimedia projector.

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Features
Fully-Featured
66
Value for Money
Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony VPLSW225

Ethernet LAN

The Sony VPLSW225 has an Ethernet LAN (as do the Benq MX850UST and the Optoma EH415ST), but 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 Sony VPLSW225 has a handheld remote control, and so do the Benq MX850UST, the Epson PowerLite 1761W and the Optoma EH415ST, 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!

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony VPLSW225

Half As High Resolution

The Sony VPLSW225 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 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.

5dB Louder Noise Level

The Sony VPLSW225 has a noise level of 34, whereas the Acer P1500 is a 29dB projector (5dB quieter), the Benq MX850UST is a 33dB projector (1dB 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 VPLSW225 has a low (3000:1) contrast ratio (as is the Epson PowerLite 1761W), but the Acer P1500 has a medium contrast ratio and the Benq MX850UST 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 Sony VPLSW225 is a 2 brightness projector, and so does the Epson PowerLite 1761W. That's 400 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Acer P1500 (3,000 ANSI Lumens), 100 ANSI lumens brighter than the Benq MX850UST (2,500 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.

25% Smaller Bulb Power

The Sony VPLSW225 has a bulb power of 210, and so does the Acer P1500. That's 20W smaller than the Benq MX850UST (230W), 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 VPLSW225 is only 6 lamp service life. That's 2,000h longer than the Acer P1500 and the Epson PowerLite 1761W (4,000h), 2,500h longer than the Benq MX850UST (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 VPLSW225 does not support full HD (As do the the Benq MX850UST and the Epson PowerLite 1761W), 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 Sony VPLSW225 has received a Kagoo Score of 73, whereas the Acer P1500 scored 81, the Benq MX850UST scored 75, the Epson PowerLite 1761W scored 82 and the Optoma EH415ST scored 77.

$514 More Expensive

The Sony VPLSW225 is more expensive than the Acer P1500 by $440, more expensive than the Benq MX850UST by $140, more expensive than the Epson PowerLite 1761W by $514 and more expensive than the Optoma EH415ST by $40.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 seller sell the Sony VPLSW225, but 3 sellers 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 One Year Older

The Sony VPLSW225 is older than the Optoma EH415ST by 15 months. The Sony VPLSW225 is the same age as the Benq MX850UST.

Worse Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of only 93%, but Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 94%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VPLSW225 in the US is $1,139.05 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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