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Should You Buy a Ricoh Projector?

Matthew
Updated 15 August 2020
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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 690+ 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 $2,707 for the PJ WX4152N which has a noise level of 38dB, is a projector that has a 13000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wxga (1280x800). The average price of a new Ricoh projector is $914.

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. 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%
3,577 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
581 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,811 reviews
#4
Taiwan
93%
93%
4,658 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
787 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
81 reviews
#7
Taiwan
87%
87%
986 reviews
#8
83%
83%
171 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
712 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
191 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
78%
78%
291 reviews
#12
75%
75%
39 reviews
#13
Taiwan
74%
74%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
344 reviews
#15
XGIMI
70%
70%
29 reviews
#16
Netherlands
68%
68%
111 reviews
#17
Japan
68%
68%
1 review
#18
Kodak
67%
67%
2 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
50 reviews
#20
Anker
66%
66%
45 reviews
#21
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#22
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#24
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#26
Nebula
64%
64%
18 reviews
#27
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#29
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#30
Irulu
62%
62%
5 reviews
#31
UO
62%
62%
21 reviews
#32
Pyle
62%
62%
7 reviews
#33
Christie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#34
60%
60%
0 reviews
#35
57%
57%
0 reviews
#36
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#37
Maxell
55%
55%
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

There's a smaller selection of Ricoh projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 10 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 48%. 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
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$914
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
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
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 87% 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.

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
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
88%
2 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
61%
4 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
20 reviews
82%
17 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
83%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
73%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
83%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
72%
10 reviews
92%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
whathifi.com logo
78%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
87%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
87%
9 reviews
73%
8 reviews
80%
2 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
60%
1 review
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
71%
5 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
2 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
Chip.de logo
86%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
85%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
192 reviews
71%
83 reviews
69%
92 reviews
72%
102 reviews
74%
74 reviews
64%
11 reviews
Average
79%
427 reviews
78%
265 reviews
80%
216 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews
77%
21 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
6
5
25
2
14
1
projectorcentral.com logo
11
12
14
6
6
1
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
1
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
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
1
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Digital Versus logo
2
1
1
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
4
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
5
Other Expert Sites
35
10
33
12
10
Total
129
78
109
43
102
5

What is the Best Budget Choice Ricoh Projector?

Ricoh PJ S2440

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

At only $359 and with a Kagoo Score of 74 the Ricoh PJ S2440 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (31dB)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker
Handheld remote control
3D-ready

A fully featured and projector native resolution average noise level low contrast ratio projector, with a low price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
74
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 1 price for it.

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