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

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Updated 01 May 2020
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5 best ultra short throw projectors 2020

What Ultra Short Throw Projector to Buy in May 2020?

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Optoma W307 Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi Sony VPL-SW630C DELL S520 Infocus IN136ST
Optoma W307 Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi Sony VPL-SW630C DELL S520 Infocus IN136ST
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$379.00 Buy Now
Adorama
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$619.60 Buy Now
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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
33dB
3,100 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
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
83
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Value for Money
Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
82
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
69
Kagoo Score
Good
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
97
Running Costs
$50 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
58
Brand Rating
Average Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
91
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
62
Brand Rating
Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Popularity
Quite Popular
77
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
A fully featured but only ok 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. A good spec and award winning WXGA average noise level data projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports Wi-Fi. A fully featured and astoundingly economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with a reasonable price. It has a built-in speaker and an Ethernet LAN, supports Wi-Fi and is ceiling mountable. A fully featured and very economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with a fair price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports Wi-Fi. A cheap and fully featured WXGA average noise level data projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D.
5 Reasons For
Higher Contrast Ratio
Bigger Bulb Power
3D
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
5 Reasons For
Wi-Fi
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
One More Award
Better Brand
7 Reasons For
3dB Quieter Noise Level
Wi-Fi
Ceiling Mountable
Better Kagoo Score
$91 Cheaper
More Shops Are Selling it
$6 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
4 Reasons For
19% Bigger Bulb Power
Wi-Fi
Ceiling Mountable
Handheld Remote Control
5 Reasons For
Quieter Noise Level
3D
Handheld Remote Control
More Shops Are Selling it
Newer by Five Years
7 Reasons Against
6% Louder Noise Level
2,000h Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $571
Less Retailers
Older by Over Five Years
Worse Brand
8 Reasons Against
2dB 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
Not Currently Available
Over Five Years Older
6 Reasons Against
Half As High Contrast Ratio
Dimmer Projector Brightness
55W Smaller Bulb Power
Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control
Over Four Years Older
Worse Brand
10 Reasons Against
Moderately Louder Noise Level
Only Low (2200:1) Contrast Ratio
400 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
Shorter Service Life of Lamp
Worse Kagoo Score
$91 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Four Years Older
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 13%
Worse Brand
6 Reasons Against
Lower Contrast Ratio
200 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness
50W Smaller Bulb Power
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $241
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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 ok 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.

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, which is twice as high contrast ratio as the DELL S520, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Sony VPL-SW630C (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 IN136ST is only a 230W lamp power projector (50W smaller) and the Sony VPL-SW630C is only a 225W lamp power projector (55W 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 IN136ST), but the DELL S520, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Sony VPL-SW630C 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, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Sony VPL-SW630C, whereas the Infocus IN136ST is 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 Optoma W307 has a handheld remote control (as do the DELL S520, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Infocus IN136ST), however the Sony VPL-SW630C 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!

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Optoma W307

6% 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) and 2dB louder than the Infocus IN136ST and the Sony VPL-SW630C (33dB). 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 is a 3,500h lamp service life projector (500h longer) and the Infocus IN136ST and the Sony VPL-SW630C are both 5,000h lamp service life projectors (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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Optoma W307 has received a Kagoo Score of 74, however the DELL S520 scored 75, the Infocus IN136ST scored 76 and the Sony VPL-SW630C scored 82.

More Expensive by $571

The Optoma W307 is $480 more expensive than the DELL S520, $330 more expensive than the Infocus IN136ST and $571 more expensive than the Sony VPL-SW630C.

Less Retailers

The Optoma W307 is only stocked by 1 seller, whereas the Infocus IN136ST is stocked by 2 shops and the Sony VPL-SW630C is stocked by 2 shops. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Older by Over Five Years

The Optoma W307 is eight months older than the DELL S520, five years older than the Infocus IN136ST and 10 months older than the Sony VPL-SW630C.

Worse Brand

Optoma projectors have an average rating of only 94.1%, 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

Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi

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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 69. With a price tag of $0.00 this projector is good value for money. 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

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

82
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
78
Features
Good Features
69
Kagoo Score
Good

Multiple reviews mentioned 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 do the DELL S520 and the Sony VPL-SW630C), but the Infocus IN136ST and the Optoma W307 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, the Optoma W307 and the Sony VPL-SW630C), but the Infocus IN136ST is 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 BrightLink Pro 1410Wi has a handheld remote control, and so do the DELL S520, the Infocus IN136ST and the Optoma W307, whereas the Sony VPL-SW630C 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!

One More Award

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi has received 1 award, but the DELL S520 has received no awards, the Infocus IN136ST has received no awards, the Optoma W307 has received no awards and the Sony VPL-SW630C has received no awards.

Better Brand

Epson projectors have an average rating of 95%, but DELL only has an average rating of 81.3%, Infocus only has an average rating of 84.4%, Optoma only has an average rating of 94.1% and Sony only has an average rating of 92%.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi

2dB 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) and the Infocus IN136ST and the Sony VPL-SW630C are both 33dB projectors (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 (3000:1) Contrast Ratio

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi has a low (3000:1) contrast ratio (as are the DELL S520 and the Sony VPL-SW630C), but the Infocus IN136ST has a medium contrast ratio and the Optoma W307 has a high contrast ratio. More ...

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

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

400 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi is a 3 brightness projector, and so do the DELL S520 and the Sony VPL-SW630C. That's 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Infocus IN136ST (3,300 ANSI Lumens) and 400 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.

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 IN136ST (230W) and 10W smaller than the Sony VPL-SW630C (225W). 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. That's 500h longer than the DELL S520 and the Optoma W307 (3,000h) and 1,500h shorter than the Infocus IN136ST and the Sony VPL-SW630C (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 only received a Kagoo Score of 69, whereas the DELL S520 scored 75, the Infocus IN136ST scored 76, the Optoma W307 scored 74 and the Sony VPL-SW630C scored 82.

Not Currently Available

This projector does not seem to be currently available. More ...

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Over Five Years Older

The Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi is older than the DELL S520 by one year, older than the Infocus IN136ST by six years, older than the Optoma W307 by four months and older than the Sony VPL-SW630C by 14 months.

Sony VPL-SW630C

$379.00
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Sony VPL-SW630C

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Sony VPL-SW630C
WXGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,100 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
225W
LAMP POWER
$50
OVER 5 YEARS

The Sony VPL-SW630C has a 0.267 - 0.274:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $379.00 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Sony VPL-SW630C or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony projector.

Features We Love:
Built-in speaker
Long service life of lamp (5,000h)
Supports Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Ceiling mountable

A fully featured and astoundingly economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with a reasonable price. It has a built-in speaker and an Ethernet LAN, supports Wi-Fi and is ceiling mountable.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
97
Running Costs
$50 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

7 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony VPL-SW630C

3dB Quieter Noise Level

The Sony VPL-SW630C has a noise level of 33 (as does the Infocus IN136ST), but the DELL S520 is a 36dB projector (3dB louder) and the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Optoma W307 are both 35dB projectors (2dB 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.

Wi-Fi

The Sony VPL-SW630C supports Wi-Fi (as do the DELL S520 and the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi), however the Infocus IN136ST and the Optoma W307 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 Sony VPL-SW630C is a ceiling mountable projector (as are the DELL S520, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Optoma W307), however the Infocus IN136ST is 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 Sony VPL-SW630C has received a Kagoo Score of 82, but the DELL S520 scored 75, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi scored only 69, the Infocus IN136ST scored 76 and the Optoma W307 scored 74.

$91 Cheaper

The Sony VPL-SW630C costs $379.00, whereas the DELL S520 is $469.99, the Infocus IN136ST is $619.60 and the Optoma W307 is $950.00.

More Shops Are Selling it

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

$6 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

The Sony VPL-SW630C is $6 cheaper to run than the DELL S520 over five years. More ...

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony VPL-SW630C

Half As High Contrast Ratio

The Sony VPL-SW630C has a low (3000:1) contrast ratio (as are the DELL S520 and the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi), however the Infocus IN136ST has a medium contrast ratio and the Optoma W307 has a high contrast ratio. More ...

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

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

Dimmer Projector Brightness

Sony VPL-SW630C is only 3 brightness, and so do the DELL S520 and the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi. That's 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Infocus IN136ST (3,300 ANSI Lumens) and 400 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.

55W Smaller Bulb Power

The Sony VPL-SW630C is a 225 lamp power projector. That's 55W smaller than the DELL S520 and the Optoma W307 (280W), 10W bigger than the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi (215W) and 5W smaller than the Infocus IN136ST (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.

Does Not Have a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony VPL-SW630C does not have a handheld remote control, whereas the DELL S520, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi, the Infocus IN136ST and the Optoma W307 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!

Over Four Years Older

The Sony VPL-SW630C is older than the Infocus IN136ST by five years.

Worse Brand

Sony projectors have an average rating of only 92%, however Epson has an average rating of 95% and Optoma has an average rating of 94.1%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the VPL-SW630C in the US is $379.00 but in total we found only 2 prices 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
$57
OVER 5 YEARS

The DELL S520 has a 0.35:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 75. With a price tag of $469.99 this projector is fair 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 fully featured and very economical to run WXGA average noise level projector, with a fair price. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports Wi-Fi.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Value for Money
Good
91
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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4 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 IN136ST (230W) and 55W bigger than the Sony VPL-SW630C (225W). 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 do the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Sony VPL-SW630C), but the Infocus IN136ST and the Optoma W307 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, the Optoma W307 and the Sony VPL-SW630C), but the Infocus IN136ST is 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 DELL S520 has a handheld remote control, and so do the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi, the Infocus IN136ST and the Optoma W307, whereas the Sony VPL-SW630C 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!

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the DELL S520

Moderately 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) and the Infocus IN136ST and the Sony VPL-SW630C are both 33dB projectors (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.

Only Low (2200:1) Contrast Ratio

The DELL S520 has a low (2200:1) contrast ratio (as are the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Sony VPL-SW630C), but the Infocus IN136ST has a medium contrast ratio and the Optoma W307 has a high contrast ratio. More ...

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

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

400 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

The DELL S520 is a 3 brightness projector, and so do the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Sony VPL-SW630C. That's 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Infocus IN136ST (3,300 ANSI Lumens) and 400 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.

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 (3,500h) and 2,000h shorter than the Infocus IN136ST and the Sony VPL-SW630C (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 DELL S520 has received a Kagoo Score of 75, whereas the Infocus IN136ST scored 76 and the Sony VPL-SW630C scored 82.

$91 More Expensive

The DELL S520 is more expensive than the Sony VPL-SW630C by $91.

Fewer Sellers

Only 1 shop sell the DELL S520, but 2 shops sell the Infocus IN136ST and 2 retailers sell the Sony VPL-SW630C. More ...

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

The DELL S520 is older than the Infocus IN136ST by five years and older than the Sony VPL-SW630C by two months.

More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 13%

The running costs of the DELL S520 are $57 which is $6 more than the Sony VPL-SW630C over five years. Show assumptions.

Worse Brand

DELL projectors have an average rating of only 81.3%, but Epson has an average rating of 95%, Infocus has an average rating of 84.4%, Optoma has an average rating of 94.1% and Sony has an average rating of 92%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the S520 in the US is $469.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Infocus IN136ST
WXGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
3,300 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
230W
LAMP POWER

The Infocus IN136ST has a 0.35:1 throw ratio and a Kagoo Score of 76. With a price tag of $619.60 this projector is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Infocus IN136ST or read our article on whether you should buy a Infocus projector.

Features We Love:
Long service life of lamp (5,000h)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Ethernet LAN

A cheap and fully featured WXGA average noise level data projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and an Ethernet LAN and supports 3D.

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76
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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Infocus IN136ST

Quieter Noise Level

The Infocus IN136ST is a 33 projector, and so does the Sony VPL-SW630C. That's 3dB quieter than the DELL S520 (36dB) and 2dB quieter than the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Optoma W307 (35dB). 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 IN136ST supports 3D (as does the Optoma W307), whereas the DELL S520, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Sony VPL-SW630C 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.

Handheld Remote Control

The Infocus IN136ST has a handheld remote control (as do the DELL S520, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Optoma W307), but the Sony VPL-SW630C 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!

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.

Newer by Five Years

The Infocus IN136ST was released 19 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 Sony VPL-SW630C was released six years ago

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Infocus IN136ST

Lower Contrast Ratio

The Infocus IN136ST has a medium (10000:1) contrast ratio, however the Optoma W307 has a high contrast ratio. More ...

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

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

200 ANSI Lumens Dimmer Projector Brightness

Infocus IN136ST is only 3 brightness, but the DELL S520, the Epson BrightLink Pro 1410Wi and the Sony VPL-SW630C are all 3,100 ANSI Lumens brightness projectors (200 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Optoma W307 is a 3,500 ANSI Lumens brightness projector (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.

50W Smaller Bulb Power

The Infocus IN136ST 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 Sony VPL-SW630C is a 225W lamp power projector (5W 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Infocus IN136ST has received a Kagoo Score of 76, but the Sony VPL-SW630C scored 82.

More Expensive by $241

The Infocus IN136ST is $150 more expensive than the DELL S520 and $241 more expensive than the Sony VPL-SW630C.

Worse Brand

Infocus projectors have an average rating of only 84.4%, however Epson has an average rating of 95%, Optoma has an average rating of 94.1% and Sony has an average rating of 92%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the IN136ST in the US is $619.60 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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