List of Reviewed Projectors Included in the 2016-17 Classroom Projector Report

Below we have four charts outlining all the projectors considered in this year’s report, divided into four categories:

  1. Standard classroom projectors
  2. Interactive  Projectors
  3. Pocket/small LED projectors for the mobile educator
  4. Larger venue projectors – suitable for higher ed large classrooms, K-12 auditoriums

We separately show those winners from the past two years, that are still shipping.  You should also consider those as top choices, especially now that projectors are more likely to be current models for 2-4 years, rather than 1-3 years.  Instead of more new models, we see more price adjustments as brighter models (or those having a new feature or two) tend to replace less bright ones at the same price point.

We wish to thank Epson America for sponsoring this year’s Best Classroom Projectors report.


On the following pages, we have overviews of each projector, also grouped by category. 

Standard (Classroom) Projectors Considered

To read short overviews, reviews or brochures of all standard classroom projectors considered in this report, click below!

Standard
Classroom Projectors
Projector Model Image Overview Review Specs Type
BenQ MX631ST BeneQ-MX631ST-glamor shot Overview Review Specs Short-throw, DLP
Casio XJ-V110W casio-xjv110w Overview Review Specs DLP, Laser/LED Projection
 Epson EX7240  Epson EX7240 glamor pic Overview Review Specs 3LCD, WXGA
 Epson 97H  Epson Powerlite 97H-Glamor Shot Overview Review Specs 3LCD, XGA
 Epson W29  epson-w29 Overview Review Specs 3LCD, WXGA
 Epson 955WH  epson-955wh Overview Review Specs 3LCD, WXGA
 NEC M363W  np-m363w_slantrt Overview Review Specs  DLP, WXGA
 ViewSonic PJD-7835HD  viewsonic-pjd7835hd Overview Review Specs DLP, 16:9

 

Standard Classroom Projectors: Still-Current Previous Winners
Projector Model Image Overview Review Specs Type
Casio XJ-V1 casio-xjv1 Overview Review Specs  DLP Technology
Epson Powerlite 99W* epson-99w Overview Review Specs Standard throw, Wired networking
ViewSonic PJD-6350 pjd6350_front Overview Review Specs DLP technology, Wired networking

Large Venue Projectors Considered

To locate the short overviews, reviews and brochures of all larger venue classroom projectors considered in this report, click below!

Larger Venue Projectors
Projector Model Image Overview Review Specs Type
Canon WUX450ST Canon WUX450ST-Glamor Shot Overview Review Specs LCoS, short-throw lens
Epson Pro G6550/ G6570 epson-g6550 Overview Review Specs 3LCD, WUXGA
Epson Pro G7905  epson-g6900wu  Overview  Review  Specs  3LCD, WUXGA
NEC P502WL  nec-p502wl Overview Review Specs DLP, WXGA
Sony FHZ65  sony-fhz65 Overview Review Specs 3LCD, WUXGA

A 3 to 4 year “shelf life” is common for projectors in this class.  Prices typically fall significantly over that period.

Larger Venue Projectors: Still-Current Previous Winners
Projector Model Image Overview Review Specs Type
Epson PowerLite Pro 1985WU Powerlite 1985WU_beauty Overview Review Specs 3LCD technology, Wired networking
Epson PowerLite Pro G6900WU  epson-g6900wu Overview Review Specs Standard throw, Wired networking
Panasonic PT-RZ670U panasonic-rz670u Overview Review Specs DLP Technology, Wired Networking
Sony VPL-FHZ55  sony-fhz55 Overview Review Specs Standard throw, Wired networking

Interactive Projectors Considered

To read short overviews of all the ultra and very short throw projectors considered in this report, click here!

Interactive Projectors
Projector Model Image Overview Review Specs Type
NEC UM352W NEC UM352W - Glamor Shor Overview Review Specs 3LCD technology, Interactive
Optoma EH320USTi optoma-eh320usti Overview Review Specs DLP technology, 1080p

Previous Year’s Winners (still current):

Interactive Projectors: Still-Current Previous Winners
Projector Model Image Overview Review Specs Type
Epson BrightLink 585Wi Epson EB-585Wi Projector Overview Review Specs 3LCD technology, Wired networking
Epson BrightLink 595Wi Overview Review Specs 3LCD, WXGA resolution

Pocket/Small LED Projectors Considered

To read short overviews of all the pocket/small LED projectors considered in this report, click here!

Pocket/Small LED Projectors
Projector Model Image Overview Review Specs Type
AAXA P700 Overview Review Specs DLP technology, LED light source
LG Minibeam PW800 Overview Review Specs DLP technology, WXGA resolution
Optoma ML750 Overview Review Specs DLP technology, 20000 hour LED lamp life

That concludes the links to all of the projectors that we’ve reviewed in the past year, as well as previous Best In Classroom award winners, that are still current products.

The overviews are on the following pages.  The reviews, and specs (brochures), are on the site but independent of this report.  The reviews are more general business/education/commercial, rather than the overviews here which are more education use focused.

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