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Should You Buy a Vivitek Projector?

Matthew
Updated 22 January 2021
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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 22,000 user and expert reviews and 640+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors.

Vivitek are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular projectors and start at $445 for the D555 which has a noise level of 33dB, is a projector that has a high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wuxga (1920x1200) and go up to $1,186 for the D966HD which has a noise level of 40dB, is a projector that has a medium contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p). The average price of a new Vivitek projector is $815.

Vivitek are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range 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. 20 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Vivitek is the 20th best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,586 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
92%
92%
2,853 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,631 reviews
#5
Taiwan
89%
89%
802 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
80 reviews
#7
Taiwan
84%
84%
979 reviews
#8
83%
83%
179 reviews
#9
United States
82%
82%
191 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
80%
80%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
78%
78%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
73%
73%
49 reviews
#13
Netherlands
71%
71%
115 reviews
#14
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#15
Nebula
71%
71%
18 reviews
#16
70%
70%
39 reviews
#17
Kodak
70%
70%
21 reviews
#18
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#20
Taiwan
66%
66%
155 reviews
#21
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#22
UO
65%
65%
21 reviews
#23
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#24
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#25
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#26
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#28
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#29
Pyle
62%
62%
7 reviews
#30
Christie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Smart
59%
59%
1 review
#32
Gigabyte
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review

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

At an average purchase price of $815, Vivitek projectors tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands. 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 2 Vivitek projectors currently on the market in the US. Vivitek also have worse reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Vivitek projector being 60%.

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 $16,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$815
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
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
61%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
67%
3 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
86%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
78%
15 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
75%
4 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
19 reviews
82%
17 reviews
87%
3 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
70%
1 review
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
70%
1 review
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
80%
2 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
82%
9 reviews
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
69%
12 reviews
77%
4 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
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
100%
1 review
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
Chip.de logo
86%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
85%
7 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
188 reviews
71%
82 reviews
70%
92 reviews
71%
103 reviews
74%
73 reviews
72%
10 reviews
Average
79%
422 reviews
78%
265 reviews
76%
218 reviews
73%
216 reviews
87%
195 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
12
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
1
avforums.com logo
7
6
1
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
3
2
7
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
4
1
8
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
2
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Digital Versus logo
2
1
1
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
2
videotesty.pl logo
1
2
1
1
Other Expert Sites
39
10
29
13
9
Total
128
78
108
44
102
4
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