There are lots of websites out there that sell lots of high quality projectors for under 500 dollars. If you are looking for a bargain video projector then you definitely want to be buying it online. Even to this day though, there are still lots of people who do not like buying products online. This is because they think they are going to get scammed and don't like entering their credit card details into websites. Internet shopping has ever been safer and so good, and one of the most popular online retailers for buying projectors for under $500 is Amazon.

I like buying from amazon not only because they are a well known and respected online retailer, but because you can read the online customers reviews before you part with your hard earned cash. Amazon is huge and has lots of different video projector systems that are going to cost you a lot less than 500 dollars. So let's take a quick look at just two projectors that Amazon have listed on their website at the time of writing this article.

The first projector that we are going to look at is the Vivitek D825MS Projector. Let's start off by telling you this projector gets an amazon customer review rating of 4.5 stars out of 5, with this score coming from 22 customer reviews. This alone is enough to instantly tell me that this is a projector that I need to take a closer look at. This projector has a light output of 2600 lumens which will allow you to project a SVGA image that has beautiful color and image quality from distances as close as 2 feet right up to 20.5 feet. It is such a compact size for such an high quality projector measuring 11 inches by 8 inches by 3.5 inches and weighing in at just 5.7 pounds. Once you turn it on, it has an extremely fast start up time, so you don't have to wait ages for it to warm up like you do with quite a lot of the other models of projectors out there. It also powers down just as fast, which makes this product a fantastic time saving piece of equipment.

It has a built in kensington security lock which protects the device against theft, it also comes with a remote control for easier and quicker operation. It has a RS-232C port which allows the user to have remote control access from a personal computer. It is also an extremely quiet piece of kit and operates quietly 30 dB whilst in eco mode and 32 dB when in standard mode. It also is filter free, so there's no need to worry about changing and buying filters all the time. It has a screen resolution of 800 x 600 and can display videos in 4:3 and 16:9 video formats. This wonderful projector under 500 dollars is compatible with 720p, 1080i, SVGA, VGA, SXGA and XGA. It has a excellent feature called digital keystone correction which allows you to adjust the image to suit the environment. When you buy this projector you get the projector, VGA cable, power cord, user manual, remote control and carrying case to protect the system whilst being transported.

The second projector under 500 dollars that we are going to look at is the ViewSonic PJD5111 projector. Again this gets a 4.5 star rating on amazon, which lets us know its worth taking a closer look at. This is another light and compact projector weighing in at just 5.1 pounds and measuring 13.2 inches by 11 inches by 7.5 inches. It is a SVGA 800x600 resolution projector that projects an extremely clear and bright image with its 2500 lumens. It has extensive connectivity with it one RGB output and two RGB inputs. The eco mode on the unit reduces noise and will even help to extend the life of the lamp to to a whopping 4000 hours.