Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
In other words, keep an open mind. That notwithstanding, there’s plenty of useful data to mine from PMA’s numbers. There are several research companies “competing” against PMA. Between all of them, you can paint a really excellent picture of the industry, but since each uses different methodology, and even define their categories differently, you do need to put on your thinking cap if you are looking for more than a basic feel for the projector industry sales. -art
PMA Announces Top-Selling Projector Models During November
Monthly Tracking Reports Show Optoma, NEC, InFocus and Epson Most Popular Across New Era, Mainstream and High-End Categories
Menlo Park, California, USA – December 28, 2012. Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, has posted their recent results to the “Top Selling Projectors” area of their website.
For more than 15 years now, Pacific Media Associates (PMA) has collected monthly sell-through data from leading North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and distributors. Their Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, true volume-weighted street prices, and inventories of front projectors for these channels.
Each month, Pacific Media Associates posts the Top 5 Projector Lists for the following product categories:
New Era / Pico and Personal (sub-1000 lumens) Projectors – The November results showed that three of the Top 5 selling models, by unit volume, to be Optoma PK –Series pico projectors. Coming in number one, two and three, respectively, were the Optoma PK-320, the Optoma PK-120 and the Optoma PK-201. Rounding out the Top 5 were AAXA’s M2 Micro pico projector and Vivitek’s Qumi Q2 personal projector. In addition, DLP technology remains most popular for the New Era category, with four out of the Top 5 models being DLP based. This “Top 5″ list is compiled from data collected from PMA’s monthly Retail Projector Tracking Service sample, which is made up of North American retailers and web resellers.
Mainstream (1000 to 3999 lumens) Projectors – For the Mainstream category, NEC took top honors, by unit volume, with the best-selling NP-V260X. InFocus landed the number two and three spots respectively, with the IN112 and IN114. Hitachi took the fourth spot with the CP-X3015WN and NEC rounded out the Top 5 with the NP-V260. In addition, XGA resolution models were most popular for Mainstream purchasers, with three of the Top 5 having 1,024×768 resolution. This “Top 5″ list is compiled from data collected from PMA’s monthly Distributor Projector Tracking Service sample, which is made up of North American distributors.
High-End (4000+ lumens) Projectors – The November 2012 results showed Epson leading the pack with the top two selling models – the PowerLite 1945W and the PowerLite Pro G5750WU. NEC also made a strong showing in the High-End category with the NP-PA500U-13ZL in the number three spot, and the NP-PA550W-13ZL taking the fourth spot. Mitsubishi rounded out the Top 5 with their WL7200. In addition, WXGA units were most popular in the High-End category, with three of the Top 5 models having 1,366 x 768 resolutions. This “Top 5″ list is compiled from data collected from PMA’s monthly Pro A/V Projector Tracking Service sample, which is made up of North American dealers and integrators
Resellers, distributors, manufacturers, and the press are invited to visit PMA’s site each month at www.pacificmediaassociates.com to see the 5 Top Selling projectors for these categories, as well as new product blogs and information on Pacific Media’s projector market research offerings.
About Pacific Media Associates
Pacific Media specializes in worldwide front projector market information, including New Era (sub-1000 lumens), Mainstream (1000-3999 lumens), and High-End (4000+ lumens) categories. Their Industry Service family of publications provides detailed worldwide quarterly updates (sell-in data and forecasts) on front projector markets, newsletters on new products and other key industry developments, and biennial Web surveys of North American dealers and end users (including organizations and individual consumers). Their Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, true volume-weighted street prices, and inventories of front projectors sold by leading North American retailers, resellers, and distributors. Pacific Media Associates was established by Dr. William Coggshall, who was a co-founder of Dataquest (now part of Gartner) and helped start the syndicated high-tech market information business. The company headquarters is at 1060 Siskiyou Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Telephone +1 650-561-9020 www.pacificmediaassociates.com