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Chamberlain WD962KEV

Pros: While some high quality garage door openers cost 4 to 5 times more, this model has the same convenient features and excellent performance for a much lower price. Earns top marks for being extremely secure.

Cons: This model's Whisper Drive Homelink won't work with all garage door devices, but its premium quality make it worth converting to the necessary component.

Summary: Because of its superb operation, great reputation and track record for 5-star satisfaction, we give this garage door opener our top ranking.
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Sommer Direct Drive Opener 3/4hp

Pros: Consumers love this model's quiet operation. Features a 3/4-HP motor and direct drive for smooth, worry-free performance.

Cons: Does not have an exterior entry system, and is also more expensive than the other garage door openers we tested.

Summary: Offers great performance while lacking some of security features of the WD962KEV, making that model a better deal.
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Decko 24300 3/4

Pros: Provides all of the convenient garage door features without a lot of money. Offers very efficient operation and smooth performance.

Cons: Though this chain driven garage door opener is noisier than the Genie model, its performance and quality makes up for this minor issue.

Summary: When it comes to value and performance, this is hands-down the best garage door opener available today.
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Genie 1022-2TX

Pros: For a garage door opener that is driven by a chain, the Genie doesn't make a lot of noise when in operation.

Cons: This model's remote range is limited, and opens the door somewhat slowly compared to other garage door openers.

Summary: A good choice for consumers who prefer a top quality chain-driven garage door opener.
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Chamberlain PD210D

Pros: Owners will have added peace of mind with the secure PosiLock system that comes standard with this model. Comes at an affordable price.

Cons: Unit is somewhat noisy when in operation. It only comes with one remote opener.

Summary: A solid, economical garage door opener, but we found that the Decko is a slightly better value.