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5 Best Ultra Short Throw Projectors in the US - February 2020

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Updated 26 January 2020
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5 best ultra short throw projectors 2020

What Ultra Short Throw Projector to Buy in February 2020?

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Viewsonic PJD8653WS Optoma W307 Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi DELL S520 Infocus IN136
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WXGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
35dB
3,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
35dB
3,100 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
3,100 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
WXGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
81
Reviews
3 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
73
Value for Money
Good
87
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
83
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
83
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good
58
Brand Rating
Average Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
91
Running Costs
$61 Over 5 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
62
Brand Rating
Good Brand
79
Features
Good Features
72
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A classic and very economical to run WXGA average noise level data projector, with a reasonable price and a good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this data projector isbad at displaying high definition TV. A fully featured but only average value for money WXGA average noise level data projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D. An award winning and good spec WXGA average noise level projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports Wi-Fi. A very economical to run and fully featured WXGA average noise level projector, with a low price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports Wi-Fi. A good spec and good value for money WXGA average noise level projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D.
3 Reasons For
High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio
Better Kagoo Score
$23 Cheaper
5 Reasons For
Higher Contrast Ratio
Bigger Bulb Power
3D
Ceiling Mountable
Better Kagoo Score
5 Reasons For
Wi-Fi
Ceiling Mountable
One More Award
Expert Reviews Are Better
Better Brand
5 Reasons For
19% Bigger Bulb Power
Wi-Fi
Ceiling Mountable
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper to Run by $3 Over Five Years
3 Reasons For
9% Quieter Noise Level
3D
Newer by Five Years
8 Reasons Against
Slightly Louder Noise Level
Dimmer Projector Brightness
40W Smaller Bulb Power
Significantly Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Over Five Years Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 5%
Lower Expert Review Score
Worse Brand
5 Reasons Against
Louder Noise Level
2,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
More Expensive by $497
Older by Over Five Years
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
Moderately Louder Noise Level
Only Low (3000:1) Contrast Ratio
400 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
24% Smaller Bulb Power
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
$717 More Expensive
Over Five Years Older
6 Reasons Against
3dB Louder Noise Level
Only Low (2200:1) Contrast Ratio
400 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Over Four Years Older
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
Lower Contrast Ratio
Hugely Dimmer Projector Brightness
50W Smaller Bulb Power
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $23
Worse Brand
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Viewsonic PJD8653WS

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Viewsonic PJD8653WS
WXGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
2,600 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$62
OVER 5 YEARS

The Viewsonic PJD8653WS has a 0.35:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 74. With a price tag of $452.67 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Viewsonic PJD8653WS or read our article on whether you should buy a Viewsonic projector.

Features We Love:
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Ethernet LAN

A classic and very economical to run WXGA average noise level data projector, with a reasonable price and a good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this data projector isbad at displaying high definition TV.

81
Reviews
3 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
73
Value for Money
Good
87
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Viewsonic PJD8653WS has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%.

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3 Reasons For for Choosing the Viewsonic PJD8653WS

High (15000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Viewsonic PJD8653WS has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio (as is the Optoma W307), however the DELL S520 and the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi have a low contrast ratio and the Infocus IN136 only has a medium 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Viewsonic PJD8653WS has received a Kagoo Score of 74, but the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi scored 71 and the Infocus IN136 scored 72.

$23 Cheaper

The Viewsonic PJD8653WS costs $452.67, whereas the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi is $1,170.00, the Infocus IN136 is $475.88 and the Optoma W307 is $950.00.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Viewsonic PJD8653WS

Slightly Louder Noise Level

The Viewsonic PJD8653WS has a noise level of 34, but the DELL S520 is a 36dB projector (2dB louder), the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Optoma W307 are both 35dB projectors (1dB louder) and the Infocus IN136 is a 33dB projector (1dB 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.

Dimmer Projector Brightness

Viewsonic PJD8653WS is only 2 brightness. That's 500 ANSI lumens dimmer than the DELL S520 and the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi (3,100 ANSI Lumens), 700 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Infocus IN136 (3,300 ANSI Lumens) and 900 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma W307 (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.

40W Smaller Bulb Power

The Viewsonic PJD8653WS is a 240 lamp power projector. That's 40W smaller than the DELL S520 and the Optoma W307 (280W), 25W bigger than the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi (215W) and 10W bigger than the Infocus IN136 (230W). 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 PJD8653WS has a service life of lamp of 3, and so does the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi. That's 500h longer than the DELL S520 and the Optoma W307 (3,000h) and 1,500h shorter than the Infocus IN136 (5,000h). 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.

Over Five Years Older

The Viewsonic PJD8653WS is older than the DELL S520 by 13 months, older than the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi by one month, older than the Infocus IN136 by six years and older than the Optoma W307 by five months.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 5%

Over five years the running costs of the Viewsonic PJD8653WS are $62 which is $3 more than the DELL S520. Show assumptions.

Lower Expert Review Score

The Viewsonic PJD8653WS only has an average expert rating of 60%, but the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi has an average expert rating of 65% (based on 3 reviews).

Worse Brand

Viewsonic projectors have an average rating of only 91%, however Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 94.3%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the PJD8653WS in the US is $452.67 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Optoma W307

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Optoma W307
WXGA
RESOLUTION
35dB
3,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
280W
LAMP POWER

The Optoma W307 has a 0.35:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 74. However with a price tag of $950.00 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Optoma W307 or read our article on whether you should buy a Optoma projector.

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

A fully featured but only average value for money WXGA 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
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Optoma W307

Higher Contrast Ratio

The Optoma W307 has a high (15000:1) contrast ratio, and so is the Viewsonic PJD8653WS, which is twice as high contrast ratio as the DELL S520 and the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi (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.

Bigger Bulb Power

Optoma W307 is 280 lamp power (as does the DELL S520), but the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi is only a 215W lamp power projector (65W smaller), the Infocus IN136 is only a 230W lamp power projector (50W smaller) and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS is only a 240W lamp power projector (40W smaller). More ...

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

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

3D

The Optoma W307 supports 3D (as does the Infocus IN136), but the DELL S520, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS 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.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma W307 is ceiling mountable, and so are the DELL S520 and the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi, whereas the Infocus IN136 and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The Optoma W307 has received a Kagoo Score of 74, however the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi scored 71 and the Infocus IN136 scored 72.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma W307

Louder Noise Level

The Optoma W307 is a 35 projector, and so does the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi. That's 1dB quieter than the DELL S520 (36dB), 2dB louder than the Infocus IN136 (33dB) and 1dB louder than the Viewsonic PJD8653WS (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.

2,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma W307 is a 3 lamp service life projector (as does the DELL S520), whereas the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS are both 3,500h lamp service life projectors (500h longer) and the Infocus IN136 is a 5,000h 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.

More Expensive by $497

The Optoma W307 is $474 more expensive than the Infocus IN136 and $497 more expensive than the Viewsonic PJD8653WS.

Older by Over Five Years

The Optoma W307 is eight months older than the DELL S520 and five years older than the Infocus IN136.

Worse Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 94.3%, whereas Epson has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the W307 in the US is $950.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi

$1,170.00
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Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi
WXGA
RESOLUTION
35dB
3,100 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
215W
LAMP POWER

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi has a 0.27 - 0.37:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 71. However with a price tag of $1,170.00 this projector is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi 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
Ethernet LAN

An award winning and good spec WXGA average noise level projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports Wi-Fi.

83
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
79
Features
Good Features
62
Value for Money
Good
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi has ok expert reviews with an average expert rating of 65%.

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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi

Wi-Fi

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi supports Wi-Fi (as does the DELL S520), but the Infocus IN136, the Optoma W307 and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS do not support this feature. More ...

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Ceiling Mountable

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi is a ceiling mountable projector (as are the DELL S520 and the Optoma W307), but the Infocus IN136 and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS 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.

One More Award

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi has received 1 award, but the DELL S520 has received no awards, the Infocus IN136 has received no awards, the Optoma W307 has received no awards and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS has received no awards.

Expert Reviews Are Better

Based on 3 reviews, the average expert review score of the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi is 65%, whereas the average rating of the Viewsonic PJD8653WS is 60% (based on 3 reviews).

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, but DELL only has an average rating of 80.8%, Infocus only has an average rating of 82.5%, Optoma only has an average rating of 94.3% and Viewsonic only has an average rating of 91%.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi

Moderately Louder Noise Level

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi has a noise level of 35 (as does the Optoma W307), whereas the DELL S520 is a 36dB projector (1dB louder), the Infocus IN136 is a 33dB projector (2dB quieter) and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS is a 34dB projector (1dB quieter). More ...

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

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

Only Low (3000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi has a low (3000:1) contrast ratio (as is the DELL S520), but the Infocus IN136 has a medium contrast ratio and the Optoma W307 and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS 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.

400 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi is a 3 brightness projector, and so does the DELL S520. That's 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Infocus IN136 (3,300 ANSI Lumens), 400 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma W307 (3,500 ANSI Lumens) and 500 ANSI lumens brighter than the Viewsonic PJD8653WS (2,600 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.

24% Smaller Bulb Power

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi has a bulb power of 215. That's 65W smaller than the DELL S520 and the Optoma W307 (280W), 15W smaller than the Infocus IN136 (230W) and 25W smaller than the Viewsonic PJD8653WS (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.

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi is only 3 lamp service life, and so does the Viewsonic PJD8653WS. That's 500h longer than the DELL S520 and the Optoma W307 (3,000h) and 1,500h shorter than the Infocus IN136 (5,000h). 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi has received a Kagoo Score of 71, whereas the DELL S520 scored 74, the Infocus IN136 scored 72, the Optoma W307 scored 74 and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS scored 74.

$717 More Expensive

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi is more expensive than the Infocus IN136 by $694, more expensive than the Optoma W307 by $220 and more expensive than the Viewsonic PJD8653WS by $717.

Over Five Years Older

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi is older than the DELL S520 by one year, older than the Infocus IN136 by six years and older than the Optoma W307 by four months.

The cheapest price that we could find for the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi in the US is $1,170.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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DELL S520

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DELL S520

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DELL S520
WXGA
RESOLUTION
36dB
3,100 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
280W
LAMP POWER
$59
OVER 5 YEARS

The DELL S520 has a 0.35:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 74. With a price tag of $0.00 this projector is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the DELL S520 or read our article on whether you should buy a DELL projector.

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

A very economical to run and fully featured WXGA average noise level projector, with a low price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports Wi-Fi.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Value for Money
Good
91
Running Costs
$61 Over 5 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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5 Reasons For for Choosing the DELL S520

19% Bigger Bulb Power

The DELL S520 has a bulb power of 280, and so does the Optoma W307. That's 65W bigger than the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi (215W), 50W bigger than the Infocus IN136 (230W) and 40W bigger than the Viewsonic PJD8653WS (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.

Wi-Fi

The DELL S520 supports Wi-Fi (as does the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi), but the Infocus IN136, the Optoma W307 and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS do not support this feature. More ...

Wi-Fi projectors can connect to your local WiFi network which means that you display content from other devices connected to the same network.

Wi-Fi projectors allow you display content from other devices connected to the same network without the need to use a cable.

Ceiling Mountable

The DELL S520 is a ceiling mountable projector (as are the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Optoma W307), but the Infocus IN136 and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The DELL S520 has received a Kagoo Score of 74, whereas the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi scored 71 and the Infocus IN136 scored 72.

Cheaper to Run by $3 Over Five Years

The DELL S520 is $3 cheaper to run than the Viewsonic PJD8653WS over five years. More ...

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the DELL S520

3dB Louder Noise Level

The DELL S520 has a noise level of 36, whereas the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Optoma W307 are both 35dB projectors (1dB quieter), the Infocus IN136 is a 33dB projector (3dB quieter) and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS is a 34dB projector (2dB quieter). More ...

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

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

Only Low (2200:1) Contrast Ratio

The DELL S520 has a low (2200:1) contrast ratio (as is the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi), but the Infocus IN136 has a medium contrast ratio and the Optoma W307 and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS 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.

400 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The DELL S520 is a 3 brightness projector, and so does the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi. That's 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Infocus IN136 (3,300 ANSI Lumens), 400 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma W307 (3,500 ANSI Lumens) and 500 ANSI lumens brighter than the Viewsonic PJD8653WS (2,600 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.

Shorter Service Life of Lamp

DELL S520 is only 3 lamp service life, and so does the Optoma W307. That's 500h shorter than the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS (3,500h) and 2,000h shorter than the Infocus IN136 (5,000h). 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.

Over Four Years Older

The DELL S520 is older than the Infocus IN136 by five years.

Worse Brand

DELL projectors have an average rating of only 80.8%, but Epson has an average rating of 95%, Infocus has an average rating of 82.5%, Optoma has an average rating of 94.3% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 91%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the S520 in the US is $0.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Infocus IN136

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Infocus IN136
WXGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
230W
LAMP POWER

The Infocus IN136 has a 0.35:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 72. With a price tag of $475.88 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Infocus IN136 or read our article on whether you should buy a Infocus projector.

Features We Love:
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Ethernet LAN
Mounting brackets included

A good spec and good value for money WXGA average noise level projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D.

79
Features
Good Features
72
Value for Money
Good
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Infocus IN136

9% Quieter Noise Level

The Infocus IN136 is a 33 projector. That's 3dB quieter than the DELL S520 (36dB), 2dB quieter than the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Optoma W307 (35dB) and 1dB quieter than the Viewsonic PJD8653WS (34dB). More ...

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

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

3D

The Infocus IN136 supports 3D (as does the Optoma W307), whereas the DELL S520, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS 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.

Newer by Five Years

The Infocus IN136 was released 16 months ago, but the DELL S520 was released six years ago, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi was released seven years ago, the Optoma W307 was released seven years ago and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS was released seven years ago

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Infocus IN136

Lower Contrast Ratio

The Infocus IN136 has a medium (10000:1) contrast ratio, however the Optoma W307 and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS 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.

Hugely Dimmer Projector Brightness

Infocus IN136 is only 3 brightness, but the DELL S520 and the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi are both 3,100 ANSI Lumens brightness projectors (200 ANSI lumens dimmer), the Optoma W307 is a 3,500 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens brighter) and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS is a 2,600 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (700 ANSI lumens dimmer). 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 Infocus IN136 is a 230 lamp power projector, whereas the DELL S520 and the Optoma W307 are both 280W lamp power projectors (50W bigger), the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi is a 215W lamp power projector (15W smaller) and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Infocus IN136 has received a Kagoo Score of 72, but the DELL S520 scored 74, the Optoma W307 scored 74 and the Viewsonic PJD8653WS scored 74.

More Expensive by $23

The Infocus IN136 is $23 more expensive than the Viewsonic PJD8653WS.

Worse Brand

Infocus projectors have an average rating of only 82.5%, however Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 94.3% and Viewsonic has an average rating of 91%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the IN136 in the US is $475.88 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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