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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Prices are recommended retail, as provided by the manufacturer. When this information is not available the price is taken from an average from major retailers. In either case you should be able to do better than the stated price by shopping around.
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Measured fan noise (dB)
Just as people whispering can ruin a night at the movies, so too can a noisy projector fan. The sound produced by the projector will vary depending on whether it's in high brightness or economical mode. We measured in standard mode.
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Ease of use score
How easy it is to use the onboard controls and onscreen displays to perform several common tasks.
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HD picture quality score
Picture quality when watching high definition video. Not all models in the test support this video quality.
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SD picture quality score
Picture quality when watching standard definition video. All models in the test support this video quality.
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Sound quality score
If the projector has a speaker, we score the quality so you know what to expect, but it doesn't contribute to the overall score.
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Running cost per year
Based on projector use for two hours per day and 22 hours standby for a year. Cost for electricity is calculated at 30c/kWH.
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Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.
Country of origin
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Shop Ethical
- 4K picture score
- HD picture quality score
- SD picture quality score
- Ease of use score
- Remote score
- Ambient light score
- Sound quality score
- Standby energy score
- Energy in use (W)
- Average time from off to ready (seconds)
- Measured fan noise (dB)
- Good points
- Bad points
- Running cost per year
- Projector type
- Battery powered
- Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
- Weight (kg)
- Warranty (years)
- Native resolution (pixels)
- Screen sizes (16:9, cm)
- Minimum projection distance (cm)
- Maximum projection distance (16:9, m)
- Focus adjustment
- Claimed brightness (ANSI lumens)
- Keystone adjustment
- Types and lengths of cords supplied (m)
- Adjustable feet
- Composite video input
- HDMI input
- USB input
- IR rear
- IR front
- Audio input
- Other input
- Audio output
- Wireless / Bluetooth
- Picture settings – presets
- Picture settings – customisable
- Child lock
- Front feet for raising the image on screen
- Rear feet for lowering image on screen
- Country of manufacture