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Should You Buy a Vivitek Projector?

Matthew
Updated 17 January 2020
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should you buy a Vivitek Projector?

Vivitek is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are thinking about buying a Vivitek 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.

Vivitek are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular projectors and start at $227 for the D552 which has a noise level of 35dB, is a projector that has a high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA) and go up to $15,847 for the DU8090Z which has a noise level of 40dB, 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 Vivitek projector is $4,200.

Vivitek are recognised for their wide selection of premium and moderately popular projectors.

Is Vivitek the Best Projector Brand?

So are Vivitek 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.

Vivitek is ranked the No. 13 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Vivitek is the 13th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,585 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,818 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
576 reviews
#4
Taiwan
91%
91%
4,589 reviews
#5
Taiwan
91%
91%
743 reviews
#6
Taiwan
87%
87%
957 reviews
#7
LG
South Korea
83%
83%
688 reviews
#8
83%
83%
163 reviews
#9
Asus
Taiwan
82%
82%
258 reviews
#10
United States
81%
81%
194 reviews
#11
NEC
Japan
81%
81%
80 reviews
#12
77%
77%
38 reviews
#13
Taiwan
74%
74%
154 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
74%
74%
337 reviews
#15
Anker
70%
70%
53 reviews
#16
Netherlands
70%
70%
111 reviews
#17
Japan
70%
70%
40 reviews
#18
3M
69%
69%
108 reviews
#19
Irulu
68%
68%
5 reviews
#20
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#21
AAXA Technologies
67%
67%
0 reviews
#22
Japan
65%
65%
0 reviews
#23
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#24
XGIMI
65%
65%
24 reviews
#25
Pyle Pro
64%
64%
19 reviews
#26
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#27
Pyle
63%
63%
1 review
#28
UO
63%
63%
21 reviews
#29
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
Kodak
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#33
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Vivitek 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
Vivitek Projectors

Vivitek have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Vivitek projector being 60%. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Vivitek projector is $18 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them more efficient than most other projector brands.

There's a smaller selection of Vivitek projectors available compared to other projector brands, with only 7 Vivitek projectors currently on the market in the US. Vivitek projectors also tend to be more expensive than most other projector brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,109
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $20,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$4,200
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,999
Price Distribution of Vivitek Projectors

What Do the Vivitek Projector Reviews Say?

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

Vivitek logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
6
4 stars
16
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
0
Vivitek logo

User Reviews

5 stars
34
4 stars
30
3 stars
15
2 stars
6
1 star
10
Vivitek 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 67% of user reviews for Vivitek 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 Vivitek 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 Vivitek
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
72%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
67%
3 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
86%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
79%
14 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
75%
4 reviews
hifitest.de logo
84%
19 reviews
82%
18 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
70%
1 review
Techradar logo
78%
12 reviews
80%
18 reviews
82%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
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%
15 reviews
90%
4 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
73%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
83%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
70%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
78%
5 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
12 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
81%
6 reviews
77%
6 reviews
100%
1 review
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
88%
5 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
60%
5 reviews
100%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
191 reviews
71%
85 reviews
69%
86 reviews
72%
104 reviews
74%
71 reviews
72%
10 reviews
Average
79%
422 reviews
78%
268 reviews
80%
217 reviews
72%
215 reviews
88%
196 reviews
73%
24 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Vivitek Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 4 industry awards for Vivitek projectors. The table below compares the number of awards received by Vivitek to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Vivitek has won 4 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony Vivitek
projectorreviews.com logo
6
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
10
13
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
1
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
2
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
4
1
8
01net.com logo
6
1
1
3
3
2
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
2
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
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
3
1
3
videotesty.pl logo
1
2
1
1
Other Expert Sites
36
10
25
12
9
Total
125
79
106
43
102
4

What is the Ultimate Vivitek Projector?

Vivitek DU7095Z

$10,089.00
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Vivitek DU7095Z
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
33dB
6,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$108
OVER 5 YEARS

For those with an unlimited budget then the Vivitek DU7095Z is the best Vivitek projector out there. At $10,089 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 69.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
High contrast ratio (15000:1)
Bright projector brightness (6,000 ANSI lumens)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker

A good spec but only average value for money WUXGA average noise level projector, with reasonable running costs. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

78
Features
Good Features
59
Value for Money
Average
69
Running Costs
$110 Over 5 Years
69
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the DU7095Z in the US is $10,089.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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