For more than 15 years now, PMA Research has collected monthly sell-through data from North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and distributors. Their Tracking Service family of monthly reports shows timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, true volume-weighted street prices, and inventories of front projectors for these channels.
Each month, PMA Research posts the Top 5 Projector Lists for Pico and Personal (sub-1000 lumens) projectors, Mainstream projectors (1000 to 3999 lumens) and High-End projectors (4000x lumens).
For Pico and Personal projectors, the March results showed that 3 of the Top 5 selling models, by unit volume, were WXGA resolution projectors. Taking the number one, three and five spots, respectively, were the Optoma ML-500, the Vivitek Qumi Q2 and the 3M MP410. Rounding out the Top 5 were the 480p resolution Optoma PK-320 and the nHD resolution Optoma PK-120 in the number two and number four spots.
For the Mainstream category, results for March showed InFocus taking the top spot with their SVGA resolution IN112. The other four of the top 5 models were all XGA resolution projectors.
For High-End projectors the results showed that four of the best selling high-end models were WXGA resolution. The “Top 5” models in March were the WXGA Hitachi CP-WX4021N and WXGA Epson PowerLite 1945W in the number one and two spots, respectively. Mitsubishi took the third and forth spots with their XGA XD700 and the WXGA WD720. NEC rounded out the “Top 5” with the WXGA NP-PA550W.