There are probably a hundred and one budget projector models available in the market and it is not uncommon for users to jump straight into the cheapest offer. Understandably, users who sought for budget projectors wanted the lowest possible cost with the highest possible performance. But so often because of the ‘budget’ mentality, the users have overlooked many important considerations.
Apart from the cost of the projector, one must not overlook other important aspect of costing, like operational cost. Operational cost includes maintenance cost and replacement parts cost (i.e. Lamps)
A simple checklist to help users consider all aspects of budget projector selection:
- Projector Price
- Lamp Durability
- Replacement Lamp Price
- Ease of Maintenance
- Warranty Coverage
It is also a common practice for manufacturers to throw in freebies during occasional promotions/ events which users can keep a look out for to grab a good deal.
So to keep a long story short, do not just simply jump for the cheapest offer but view it as along term investment and consider factors like operation cost and maintenance. This should help user make better decisions in the long run.