Projector Reviews Releases 2017-2018 Education Projector Report

Share Article has released its 9th annual Education Projector Report, an in-depth guide for educators and IT/AV managers choose the right projector for their K-12 classrooms and higher education lecture halls. This year’s Best In Classroom Award winners include projectors from Epson, NEC, Casio, Optoma and Sony.

Projector Reviews Releases 2017-2018 Education Projector Report

Projector Reviews Releases 2017-2018 Education Projector Report

Projector Reviews helps busy education buyers the right projector for their needs. With decades of AV experience, we provide the analysis they need to choose the right one for classrooms, multipurpose rooms, or auditoriums. - Art Feierman, Editor

Projector buying season is upon us, from K-12 to higher education. With so many projectors to choose from (hundreds), finding the right projector for your education applications can be a daunting task. Projector Reviews has compiled an in-depth report of this year’s best classroom projectors so that educators can narrow the choices quickly to those that will serve their schools best.

This past year, Projector Reviews has reviewed one projector in each of 16 different projector series, representing 8 top manufacturers. Those series include more than 70 individual projector models, which share primarily the same basic feature sets, but varying slightly in brightness, resolutions, and in some cases – having networking capabilities, or not.

All the projectors included in the report are especially suitable for education use, with most having feature sets considered typical for projectors designed to sell well to K-12, higher education – or both.

Most companies have defined discounts for education, or offer programs with their dealers, providing special pricing or other discounts to allow the dealer to be more competitive on school bids. Education is the largest market for projectors in the US, and purchases are often high volume, which is why some companies offer aggressive programs for school purchases.

This year, Projector Reviews has organized the annual report and handed out “Best In Classroom” Awards to the best of those reviewed, in three separate categories:

Standard Projectors (typically K-12 classroom use)
Large Venue Projectors (suitable for those larger university/college classrooms handling 50 to 400 students in lecture halls, large labs)
Ultra Short Throw (UST) projectors and fully interactive projectors

Projector Reviews gave out Best Value and Best Performance awards in all three “classes."

This year’s winners include projectors from (in alphabetical order): Casio, Epson, NEC, Optoma, and Sony.

All of the Large Venue projectors considered in the report claim at least 5,000 lumens, which should be plenty for those large university classrooms and lecture halls.

The report also includes information on all the previous year’s winners - that is, all that are still available in quantity. One caveat: They must be available at least through the end of this summer's buying season. Projector Reviews considers still-current, previous year’s winners to be fully competitive with the new award winners, however, those previous winners are not eligible for another award this year.  

A taste of the winners:

Best Value: Standard Projector – NEC NP-ME331W
Best Performance: Interactive or UST – Epson Brightlink 696ui
Best Performance: Large Venue – Sony VPL-PHZ10

Projector Reviews will be distributing these awards and the other awards at the 2017 Infocomm trade show, next week in Orlando.

To view the full report, visit:

About Projector Reviews Inc.:

Projector Reviews Inc. (, headquartered in San Clemente, CA, is a spinoff of Presenting Solutions LLC, a two-time INC500 company (also founded by Art), that in 1995 launched one of the earliest websites and the first focused on selling projectors online: was launched in 2000 and became a separate entity in 2003. Over its 15 years, the site has published more than 500 projector reviews, in-depth articles on display technologies and industry trends, as well as annual reports covering the latest education and home theater projectors. The team has also created more than 100 videos - all of them are found on the Projector Reviews site, with many available on YouTube. In 2015 the company launched a 2nd review site:

For more information, contact Art Feierman at reviewer(at)projectorreviews(dot)com.

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