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Should You Buy a Ricoh Projector?

Matthew
Updated 16 May 2021
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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 33,000 user and expert reviews and 730+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors.

Ricoh are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately popular projectors and start at $300 for the PJ X2240 which has a noise level of 34dB, is a projector that has a low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and go up to $1,752 for the PJ X5371 which has a noise level of 30dB, is a projector that has a medium contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). The average price of a new Ricoh projector is $689.

Ricoh are recognised for their good selection of mid-range and moderately 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. 15 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Ricoh is the 15th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
5,782 reviews
#2
Taiwan
93%
93%
3,747 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
6,987 reviews
#4
Japan
92%
92%
648 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
2,578 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
112 reviews
#7
84%
84%
410 reviews
#8
Taiwan
84%
84%
1,728 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
84%
84%
1,600 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
212 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
80%
80%
319 reviews
#12
Kodak
77%
77%
176 reviews
#13
Anker
74%
74%
92 reviews
#14
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#15
71%
71%
42 reviews
#16
Taiwan
71%
71%
224 reviews
#17
Netherlands
70%
70%
160 reviews
#18
Pyle Pro
68%
68%
24 reviews
#19
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#20
3M
66%
66%
221 reviews
#21
Japan
66%
66%
1 review
#22
DBPower
64%
64%
21 reviews
#23
UO
64%
64%
30 reviews
#24
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
XGIMI
62%
62%
56 reviews
#28
Nebula
62%
62%
118 reviews
#29
Pyle
61%
61%
9 reviews
#30
Japan
61%
61%
0 reviews
#31
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Christie
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
56%
56%
0 reviews
#34
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
54%
54%
5 reviews
#36
Maxell
54%
54%
0 reviews
#37
Smart
53%
53%
1 review

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

There's a smaller selection of Ricoh projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 5 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.

Ricoh have worse reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Ricoh projector being 52%. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Ricoh projector is $17 (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
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $24,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$689
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $15,499
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
7
4 stars
15
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 brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 80% of user reviews for Ricoh projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 87% respectively across all Projector brands.

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
70%
42 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
41 reviews
67%
16 reviews
80%
1 review
74%
5 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
94%
21 reviews
95%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
96%
8 reviews
88%
2 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
78%
9 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
26 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
24 reviews
81%
22 reviews
87%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
77%
20 reviews
78%
17 reviews
83%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
77%
18 reviews
78%
21 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
75%
20 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
10 reviews
138%
17 reviews
88%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
86%
5 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
82%
9 reviews
82%
9 reviews
87%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
83%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
11 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
6 reviews
80%
8 reviews
90%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
94%
8 reviews
CNET.com logo
66%
6 reviews
77%
4 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
10 reviews
65%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
9 reviews
74%
6 reviews
72%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
88%
4 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
82%
8 reviews
73%
6 reviews
90%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
soundandvision.com logo
70%
5 reviews
78%
3 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
84%
10 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
18 reviews
97%
3 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
4 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
68%
222 reviews
72%
97 reviews
71%
96 reviews
70%
115 reviews
78%
73 reviews
64%
11 reviews
Average
79%
510 reviews
80%
301 reviews
80%
229 reviews
73%
222 reviews
88%
190 reviews
78%
23 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 received by 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
8
5
27
2
14
1
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
13
6
7
1
avforums.com logo
12
6
2
9
Trusted Reviews logo
7
9
3
2
8
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
7
audiovision.de logo
7
5
1
6
4
homecinemachoice.com logo
4
6
3
2
6
PC Mag logo
2
15
2
altomdata.dk logo
4
2
3
6
2
soundandvision.com logo
3
2
3
1
8
Expert Reviews logo
3
4
3
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
11
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
10
1
2
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
whathifi.com logo
1
2
1
5
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
5
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
8
Other Expert Sites
53
12
28
19
11
Total
170
89
108
49
103
5
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