Best Selling Education, Business and Home Projectors: May/July 2019 Summary

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We are pleased to be able to share with you, recent business, education, and home projector sales tracking information, for North America, provided to us by PMA (more on them below).

Total projector sales in the first half of 2019 outpaced the first half of any previous year!

This summary provides a list of the 5 best selling projectors in the US, in these categories:  Mainstream professional projectors for business and education (1000 – 4999 lumens), higher power commercial laser projectors (5000 lumens+), Interactive Projectors, and 4K UHD Home Entertainment Projectors.  Below are the rankings of the top best selling projectors, in each of three categories, with results separate for May and July. This info is provided for us to share with you, by PMA.

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Projector Reviews is just back from CEDIA the largest US show for home theater projectors and other AV and home install equipment.  A number of new home theater and home entertainment projectors were announced, And several new projector – Laser TVs were demonstrated.

 

Pacific Media Associates (PMA) publishes what is typically a semi-monthly list of the best selling projectors in the Home Entertainment, Mainstream (Business) and 5,000-plus lumen categories (US sales only).

PMA has been doing this reporting since the 1990s, and the releases continue to provide our industry with valuable information.  They sell detailed information of their tracking to the manufacturers, which find the data useful.  We get a summary – a  top five, while paying manufacturers get virtually a unit by unit breakdown of most projectors sales numbers.

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

May 2019 Top Projectors By Sales and Category

Best Selling 5000+ Lumen Laser Projectors 5/19

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 Epson PowerLite L500W WXGA resolution, 5000 lumens, 1.60:1 zoom lens, Picture-in-Picture
#4 Panasonic PT-VMZ50 5000 lumens, WUXGA resolution, $2499 MSRP, closed captioning
#5 Epson PowerLite L610U Read our full review of the L610W, WXGA sibling linked below!

Links to the specific models we have reviewed, or their siblings:

Sony VPL-PHZ10 Review

Panasonic PT-MZ670U Projector Review

Epson PowerLite L610U Review

Best Selling Mainstream Professional Projectors 5/19

Projector Comments
#1 Epson PowerLite 109W Read our full review, linked below
#2 Epson BrightLink 685Wi Interactive, short-throw lens, MSRP $2090
#3 Epson PowerLite X39 XGA resolution, 3500 lumens, $449 MSRP
#4 Epson PowerLite 108 Link to our full review below!
#5 Epson PowerLite 107 XGA resolution, 3500 lumens, $549 MSRP

Once again, in this mainstream projector category, Epson swept all top five spots!

Best Selling 4K UHD Home Entertainment Projectors 5/19

Projector Comments
#1 Optoma UHD60 Link to our First Look Review below
#2 BenQ TK800M Link to our First Look Review below
#3 BenQ HT3550 Link to our full review below - Hot Product Award winner
#4 Optoma UHD51A Link to our full review below - Alexa compatible
#5 Optoma UHD50 2400 lumens, PC 3D ready, $1299 street price

Optoma UHD50 Introduction and Highlights

BenQ TK800M First Look Review

BenQ HT3550 Review

Optoma UHD60 First Look Review

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

July 2019 Top Projectors By Sales And Category

Best Selling 5,000 + Lumen Laser Projectors 7/19

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 Sony VPL-PHZ10 Read all about it in our full review, link below
#4 Panasonic PT-VMZ50 MSRP $4499, WUXGA resolution, 3 yr. warranty
#5 Panasonic PT-VMZ60 6000 lumens, 10.0W mono speaker, picture-in-picture

Sony VPL-PHZ10 Review

NEC NP-525UL Review

Siblings or predecessors we reviewed:

Panasonic MZ670U Review

Best Selling Interactive Projectors 7/19

Projector Comments
#1 Epson BrightLink 695Wi Interactive, short-throw lens, closed captioning, WXGA
#2 Maxell MP-TW3001 3300 lumens, 16.0W mono speaker, laser light source
#3 Epson BrightLink 685Wi Interactive, short-throw lens, closed captioning, WXGA
#4 Epson BrightLink 697Ui 4400 lumens, 3 LCD, 5000 hour lamp
#5 Epson BrightLink 710Ui Read our full review linked below

Epson BrightLink 710Ui Interactive Education Projector Review

Similar projectors we’ve reviewed:

Maxell MP-WU5503 Projector Review

Epson BrightLink 696Ui Projector Review

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Best Selling 4K UHD Home Entertainment Projectors 7/19

Projector Comments
#1 Optoma UHD60 Link to our full review below
#2 BenQ TK800 Read our full review in the link below
#3 BenQ HT3550 Link to our full review below
#4 Optoma UHD51A Alexa compatible, read our full review below
#5 Optoma UHD50 4K HD, PC 3D ready, $2,399 MSRP

Optoma UHD60 Projector Review

BenQ TK800 4K UHD Home Entertainment Projector Review

BenQ HT3550 4K UHD Home Theater Projector Review

BenQ HT3050 Projector Review

Optoma UHD51A Smart 4K Projector Review

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.