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Should You Buy a Ricoh Projector?

Updated 31 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Ricoh Projector?

Ricoh is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its camcorders, laser printers and digital cameras.

If you are thinking about buying a Ricoh projector then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of projector brands is compiled by analysing over 21,000 user and expert reviews and 670+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors.

Ricoh are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and popular projectors and start at $170 for the PJ S2340 which has a noise level of 36dB, is a projector that has a low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) and go up to $1,929 for the PJ WU5570 which has a noise level of 35dB, is a projector that has a medium contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wuxga (1920x1200). The average price of a new Ricoh projector is $760.

Ricoh are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and popular projectors.

Is Ricoh the Best Projector Brand?

So are Ricoh projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

Ricoh is ranked the No. 12 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Ricoh is the 12th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,587 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,820 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
92%
92%
4,610 reviews
#5
Taiwan
91%
91%
742 reviews
#6
Taiwan
87%
87%
957 reviews
#7
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
688 reviews
#8
82%
82%
163 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
79 reviews
#10
Asus
Taiwan
80%
80%
258 reviews
#11
United States
80%
80%
194 reviews
#12
77%
77%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
74%
74%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
338 reviews
#15
Netherlands
70%
70%
111 reviews
#16
Japan
70%
70%
40 reviews
#17
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#18
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#19
AAXA Technologies
67%
67%
0 reviews
#20
Anker
67%
67%
53 reviews
#21
UO
65%
65%
21 reviews
#22
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#23
XGIMI
65%
65%
24 reviews
#24
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#25
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#26
Aiptek
63%
63%
79 reviews
#27
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#29
Pyle
62%
62%
1 review
#30
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#31
Nebula
60%
60%
8 reviews
#32
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
55%
55%
0 reviews
#37
Kodak
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Ricoh projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
Ricoh Projectors

Ricoh have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Ricoh projector being 48%.

There's a smaller selection of Ricoh projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 14 Ricoh projectors currently on the market in the US. Ricoh projectors also tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Ricoh projector is $16 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other projector brands.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,080
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $22,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$760
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,499
Price Distribution of Ricoh Projectors

What Do the Ricoh Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Ricoh projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for Ricoh and then compared this to the other projector brands.

Ricoh logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
5
4 stars
14
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Ricoh logo

User Reviews

5 stars
2
4 stars
2
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
0
Ricoh has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its projectors than most other projector brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 86% of expert reviews and 80% of user reviews for Ricoh projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to Ricoh projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony Ricoh
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
74%
5 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
88%
2 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
56%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
18 reviews
82%
18 reviews
83%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
87%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
84%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
15 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
75%
8 reviews
60%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
89%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
81%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
95%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
100%
1 review
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
181 reviews
71%
86 reviews
69%
95 reviews
72%
106 reviews
74%
74 reviews
64%
11 reviews
Average
79%
421 reviews
78%
268 reviews
81%
222 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews
78%
20 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Ricoh Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 5 industry awards for Ricoh projectors. The table below compares the number of awards given to Ricoh to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Ricoh has won 5 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony Ricoh
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
25
2
14
1
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
14
6
6
1
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
2
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
2
5
1
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
1
01net.com logo
5
1
3
3
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
34
10
34
11
10
Total
125
79
109
43
102
5

What is the Best Mid-Range Ricoh Projector?

Ricoh PJ S2440

$359.00
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Ricoh PJ S2440
SVGA
RESOLUTION
31dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
5,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
190W
LAMP POWER

A great mid range choice, priced at $359 is the Ricoh PJ S2440, which has a Kagoo Score of 71.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (31dB)
Supports 3D
Long service life of lamp (5,000h)
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control

A low cost and good spec average noise level low contrast ratio projector. It has a built-in speaker, a handheld remote control and a service life of lamp of 5,000h and supports 3D.

78
Features
Good Features
73
Value for Money
Good
71
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the PJ S2440 in the US is $359.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Ricoh Projector?

Ricoh PJ X2240

$300.00
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Ricoh PJ X2240
XGA
RESOLUTION
34dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
190W
LAMP POWER

At only $300 and with a Kagoo Score of 76 the Ricoh PJ X2240 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
Carrying case

A low cost and fully featured XGA average noise level projector.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Popularity
Quite Popular
80
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Projektor Ricoh PJ X2240 test/recenzja/opinie. OMAWIAMY.PL
Projektor Ricoh PJ X2240 test/recenzja/opinie. OMAWIAMY.PL

The cheapest price that we could find for the PJ X2240 in the US is $300.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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$481.99
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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Ricoh Projector?
Is Ricoh the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the Ricoh Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Ricoh Projectors Received?
What is the Best Mid-Range Ricoh Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice Ricoh Projector?

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