Sony, BenQ and Epson Models Have Strong Showing on January “Top 5” Lists

PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, has posted their most recent Projector Tracking Service results to the “Top-Selling Projectors” area of their website.

For more than 25 years now, PMA Research has collected monthly sell-through data from leading U.S. projector dealers, retailers, web resellers, and distributors. Their Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely data and analysis on unit sales, true volume-weighted street prices, and inventories of front projectors for these channels.

Each month, PMA Research posts their “Top 5” Projector Lists for the following categories:

Mainstream Professional Projectors – This “Top 5? list is compiled from PMA’s monthly Distributor Projector Tracking Service panel, which is made up of IT, Pro AV, and CEDIA distributors. Among Mainstream projectors, Epson swept the “Top 5” list in January. Four PowerLite models – the 107, X39, 109W and 108 — came in first, second, third and fifth, respectively. The interactive BrightLink 695Wi rounded out the Mainstream projector list in the fifth spot.

5,000+ Lumen Projectors – This “Top 5? list is compiled from PMA’s monthly Pro AV Projector Tracking Service panel, which is made up of Pro AV dealers and systems integrators. In the 5,000+ Lumen projector category, the January results showed Sony with a pair of projectors on this “Top 5” list. The Sony VPL-PHZ10 and VPL-PWZ10 came in first and fifth, respectively. Epson followed with a pair of PowerLite projectors – the L610W and 5535U coming in second and third, respectively. Hitachi rounded out the January “Top 5” list with the CP-WU5505 taking the fourth spot.

Home Entertainment Projectors – This “Top 5? list is compiled from PMA’s monthly Retail Projector Tracking Service panel, which is made up of U.S. retailers, web resellers, and custom installers. In the Home Entertainment projector category, Epson had a pair of projectors make the “Top 5” list in January. The PowerLite Home Cinema 2150 was the month’s best-selling projector, and their PowerLite Home Cinema 1060 took the fourth spot. BenQ also had a pair of projectors make the Home Entertainment “Top 5” list. The BenQ HT2050A and the BenQ MH530FHD came in second and fifth, respectively. Optoma rounded out the January list with their HD143X in third place.

Resellers, distributors, manufacturers, and the press are invited to visit PMA’s site each month at to see the 5 Top Selling projectors for these channels, as well as new product blogs and information on PMA Research’s projector market research offerings.

About PMA Research

PMA Research (PMA) specializes in worldwide market information for the projector industry, including detailed and comprehensive coverage of High-End Projectors, Mainstream Projectors, and Pico Projectors. With a series of quarterly projector shipment and forecast reports along with monthly sales tracking, PMA publishes data-driven insights for projector manufacturers, component suppliers, accessory companies, and channel partners.

Expanded coverage of the display industry includes market information on U.S. Professional Large-Format Flat Panel Displays. PMA’s Flat Panel Tracking Reports offer timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, revenues, and true volume-weighted street prices of Professional Large-Format Flat Panel Displays sold by leading U.S. dealers, systems integrators, and distributors.

PMA Research was formerly Pacific Media Associates, which was established by Dr. William Coggshall. Dr. Coggshall was a co-founder of Dataquest (now part of Gartner) and helped start the syndicated high-tech market information business. PMA Research has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company’s US headquarters is located at 25852 Avenida Cabrillo, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Phone: +1 (949) 493-4601.