Projector Reviews

Best Selling 4K UHD Home Entertainment, Interactive, Laser Projectors: November 2019 & January 2020 Summary


We at Projector Reviews are sharing here, projector sales tracking information, for North America, provided to us by PMA Research the projector industry’s well respected company that tracks projectors (and other displays (more on them below).

This summary provides a list of the 5 best selling projectors in the US, in these categories in two separate months:

  • Higher power commercial laser projectors (5000 lumens+)
  • Interactive Projectors
  • 4K UHD Home Entertainment Projectors

Look for different data in our next update, in a couple of months!

Below are the rankings of the top best selling projectors, in each of three categories, with results separate for November 2019 and January 2020. This info is provided for us to share with you, by PMA.

Pacific Media Associates (PMA) publishes what is typically a semi-monthly list of the best selling projectors in different categories. They rotate which categories each month they report, to cover the widest swath of the market.

PMA Research has been doing this reporting since the 1990s, and the releases continue to provide our industry with valuable information.  PMA Research sells highly detailed information of their tracking to the manufacturers, including their marketshare, which find the data extremely useful.  We get a summary – a  top five, while those paying manufacturers get virtually a unit by unit breakdown of most projectors sales numbers, from direct and distribution, as well as breaking down the other categories, such as laser projectors, mainstream business projectors…

We combine their data to produce our summaries and comments for your information.

We’ve provided some links at the bottom of each list.  Those are either a review of the same projector as seen on the list, or a sibling – typically one with almost identical feature sets, except perhaps different resolution, or different brightness.  Any links will relate closely to describing the projectors making the PMA lists shown here.   -art

November 2019 Top Selling Projectors By Sales and Category

Best Selling 5000+ Lumen Laser Projectors 11/19

Projector Comments
#1 Sony VPL-PHZ10 Laser light engine, 500,000:1 contrast, read our review in the link below
#2 Panasonic PT-RZ570W/B 5200 lumens, WXGA resolution, 20,000 hour LED lamp
#3 NEC NP-P525UL 2019-2020 Best In Classroom Performance Runner-Up Award winner. Read the full review below!
#4 NEC NP-P525WL 500,000:1 contrast, MSRP $4999, 3LCD, 5 yr. warranty
#5 Panasonic PT-VMZ50 2020-2021 Best In Classroom Performance Award Winner. Read the full review below!

Links to the specific models we have reviewed:

Sony VPL-PHZ10 Review

Panasonic PT-VMZ50 Projector Review

NEC NP-P525UL Projector Review

Best Selling Interactive Projectors 11/19

Projector Comments
#1 Epson BrightLink 685Wi 3500 lumens, short-throw lens, 14,000:1 contrast
#2 Epson BrightLink 695Wi Interactive, short-throw lens, MSRP $2090
#3 Maxell MC-TW3506 20,000:1 Contrast, short-throw lens, 3700 lumens
#4 BrightLink 697Ui MSRP $3299, Closed captioning, blackboard mode, 4400 lumens
#5 BrightLink Pro 1485Fi 5000 lumens!, $3390 MSRP, laser light source, laser pointer

Links to exact or similar projector reviews from the same family:

Epson BrightLink 696Ui Projector Review


Best Selling 4K UHD Home Entertainment Projectors 11/19

Projector Comments
#1 Optoma UHD50 2400 lumens, PC 3D ready, $1299 street price
#2 Optoma UHD60 Link to our First Look Review below
#3 BenQ HT3550 Link to our full review below - Hot Product Award winner
#4 BenQ TK800M Best Bright Room Home Entertainment Award Winner 2019-2020. Review link below.
#5 Viewsonic PX747-4K Link to our First Look Review below

Optoma UHD50 Introduction and Highlights

BenQ TK800M First Look Review

BenQ HT3550 Review

Optoma UHD60 First Look Review

Viewsonic PX747-4k First Look Review

Now let’s look at January’s best sellers.

January 2020 Top Projectors By Sales And Category

Best Selling 5,000 + Lumen Laser Projectors 1/20

Projector Comments
#1 Panasonic PT-RZ570 5200 lumens, WXGA resolution, 20,000 hour laser light source
#2 NEC NP-525UL 500,000:1 contrast, 3LCD, 1.60:1 zoom lens
#3 Panasonic PT-MZ670 Hot Product Award Winner! Read Nikki’s full review below!
#4 Panasonic PT-VMZ50 MSRP $4499, WUXGA resolution, 3 yr. warranty
#5 Sony VPL-PHZ10 Read all about it in our full review, link below!

Sony VPL-PHZ10 Review

NEC NP-525UL Review

Panasonic MZ670U Review

Best Selling Interactive Projectors 1/20

Projector Comments
#1 Epson BrightLink 685Wi Interactive, short-throw lens, closed captioning, WXGA
#2 Epson BrightLink 695Wi 3300 lumens, 16.0W mono speaker, laser light source
#3 Epson BrightLink 697Ui 4400 lumens, 3LCD, 5000 hour lamp
#4 Maxell MC-TW3011 500,000:1 contrast, closed captioning, 16.8 lbs.
#5 Maxell MC-TW3506 Interactive pens, MSRP $2749, 3700 lumens


Similar projectors we’ve reviewed:

Maxell MP-TW4011 Projector Review

Epson BrightLink 696Ui Projector Review

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Best Selling 4K UHD Home Entertainment Projectors 1/20

Projector Comments
#1 Optoma UHD60 Link to our full review below
#2 Optoma UHD50 4K HD, $2,399 MSRP
#3 BenQ HT3550 Link to our full review below
#4 Viewsonic PX747-4K Check out our First Look Review linked below.
#5 Optoma CinemaX P1 Read our intro below. Full review coming soon!

Optoma UHD60 Projector Review

BenQ HT3550 4K UHD Home Theater Projector Review

Viewsonic PX747-4K Home Theater Projector First Look

Optoma CinemaX P1 Laser TV/Home Entertainment Projector Introduction

In the consumer segment, home entertainment projectors including 4K Native and 4K UHD, laser TVs, and highly affordable 1080p and Smart projectors have contributed to projector revenue growth staying in positive territory this year.