Projector Reviews

List of Reviewed Projectors Included in the 2019-2020 Classroom Projectors Report

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

  1. K-12 Classroom projectors (Standard)
  2. Higher Education projectors – suitable for higher ed large classrooms, K-12 auditoriums (Larger venue)
  3. High-End, Specialty Large Venue– Includes extremely bright projectors suitable for larger auditoriums largest lecture halls, museums.  Also, large and largest houses of worship (i.e. mega-churches). Since most churches, temples, mosques, etc do have classes, most qualify as being part of the education market, by many manufacturers. Also in this group are specialty signage and related application projectors such as Epson’s Lightscene which is geared for museums and more does  edge blending and projection mapping,

We also separately show previous winners, 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, driving down the cost each year, both for brightness, and features.

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 these three categories. 

K-12 Classroom Projectors Considered

To read short overviews (in this report), the full reviews, or brochures of all K-12 Classroom Projectors considered in this report, click the links below!

Projector Model

Overview

Review

Specs

Acer S1386WHN

Acer S1386WHN Conference Room Projector

DLP Technology

BenQ MW535A

Based on its $550 list price, the BenQ MW535A is the least expensive projector in this year's report, despite claiming 3,600 lumens and WXGA resolution.

DLP Technology

BenQ MH733

BenQ-MH733

DLP Technology

Epson PowerLite 109W

Epson-PowerLite-109W_Front

3LCD Technology

Epson PowerLite 1785W

Epson Power Lite 1785W Featured Image

3LCD Technology

Epson PowerLite 5520W

Powerlite 5520W

3LCD Technology

Optoma EH330UST

Optoma EH330UST short throw projector

DLP Technology

ViewSonic LS620X

ViewSonic LS620X Short Throw Laser Projector

DLP Technology

Higher Education Projectors Considered

To read short overviews (in this report), the full reviews, or brochures of all Higher Education Projectors considered in this report, click the links below!

Projector Model

Overview

Review

Specs

BenQ LK953ST

BenQ-LK953ST

DLP Technology

BenQ LU950

BenQ LU950 Projector

DLP Technology

Casio XJ-A257

casio_xj-a257

DLP Technology

Dell Advanced Projector P519HL

Dell-Advanced-Projector-P519HL_Front

DLP Technology

Epson PowerLite 1785W

Epson_PowerLite_1785W_Hardware_04_Featured-300x182

3LCD Technology

Epson PowerLite L400U

Epson L400U Front Right

3LCD Technology

Epson PowerLite L610W

Epson L610W

3LCD Technology

Epson PowerLite 5520W

Powerlite 5520W

3LCD Technology

Maxell MP-WU5503

Maxell Group name

3LCD Technology

NEC P525UL

NEC P525UL laser projector

LCD Technology

Optoma EH330UST

Optoma EH330UST Front Left

DLP Technology

ViewSonic LS620X

ViewSonic LS620X Short Throw Laser Projector

DLP Technology

Overview

High End and Specialty Projectors for Higher Education Considered

To read short overviews of all High-End and Specialty Projectors considered in this report, click here!

Projector Model

Overview

Review

Specs

Epson Lightscene EV100

EV100 projector

3LCD Technology

Epson Pro L1755UNL

Powerlite 1755UNL commercial projector

3LCD Technology

Optoma ProScene ZU660

Optoma-ZU660_Front-Left

DLP Technology

Panasonic PT-MZ670U

Panasonic PT-MZ670U

3LCD Technology

Sony VPL-FHZ61

Sony VPL-FHZ61W

3LCD Technology