PMA Announces Top-Selling Projector Models During October

Menlo Park, California, USA – December 3, 2012. Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, has posted their recent results to the “Top Selling Projectors” area of their website.

For more than 15 years now, Pacific Media Associates (PMA) has collected monthly sell-through data from leading North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and distributors. Their Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, true volume-weighted street prices, and inventories of front projectors for these channels.

Each month, Pacific Media Associates posts the Top 5 Projector Lists for the following product categories:

High-End (4000+ lumens) Projectors – The October 2012  results showed that four of the “Top 5” selling high-end models, by unit volume, were Wide XGA projectors. The number one, three, four and five spots were filled by the Epson PowerLite 1945W, the Mitsubishi WD620, the Epson PowerLite 1940W and the Epson PowerLite Pro G5650W, respectively. Epson also claimed the number two spot with their PowerLite Pro G5450WU, the lone Wide UXGA model on the High-End list. This “Top 5 list is compiled from data collected from PMA’s monthly Pro A/V Projector Tracking Service sample, which is made up of North American dealers and integrators.

Mainstream (1000 to 3999 lumens) Projectors – For the Mainstream category, October’s “sweet spot” was XGA models in the 2500 – 2999 lumen range. Four of the Top 5 models here were XGA projectors, with the NEC NP-V260X, the InFocus IN114, the Epson PowerLite 93+ and the NEC NP-M260X taking the number one, two, four and five spots, respectively. The SVGA InFocus IN112 completed the list, filling the fourth spot. This “Top 5 list is compiled from data collected from PMA’s monthly Distributor Projector Tracking Service sample, which is made up of North American distributors.

New Era / Pico and Personal (sub-1000 lumens) Projectors – The October results showed that three of the Top 5 selling models, by unit volume, were Wide XGA Personal Projectors, with two 480p Pico Projectors rounding out the Top 5. Optoma took the numbers one, two and four top-selling projectors spots, with the 480p Optoma PK-320 and 480p Optoma PK-201 models in first and second place, and the Wide XGA Optoma ML500 filling the fourth spot. Vivitek’s WXGA Qumi Q2 landed in the number three spot, and the Wide XGA 3M MP410 landed in the fifth spot. This “Top 5 list is compiled from data collected from PMA’s monthly Retail Projector Tracking Service sample, which is made up of North American retailers and web resellers.

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

About Pacific Media Associates

Pacific Media specializes in worldwide front projector market information, including New Era (sub-1000 lumens), Mainstream (1000 – 3999 lumens), and High-End (4000+ lumens) categories. Their Industry Service family of publications provides detailed worldwide quarterly updates (sell-in data and forecasts) on front projector markets, newsletters on new products and other key industry developments, and biennial Web surveys of North American dealers and end users (including organizations and individual consumers). Their Tracking Service family of monthly reports offers timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, true volume-weighted street prices, and inventories of front projectors sold by leading North American retailers, resellers, and distributors. Pacific Media Associates was established by Dr. William Coggshall, who was a co founder of Dataquest (now part of Gartner) and helped start the syndicated high-tech market information business. The company headquarters is at 1060 Siskiyou Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025. Telephone +1 650-561-9020 www.pacificmediaassociates.com