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Optoma EH501 Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 27dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
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The Optoma EH501 was designed to deliver unsurpassed performance and reliability to meet your installation needs. Its powerful 5000 lumens output and impressive 15,000:1 contrast ratio deliver... More
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12 Reasons For

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

Projectors manufactured by Optoma have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just projectors) and found that Optoma also has good ratings across its entire range.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma EH501 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH501 do not support Full HD projection.

Other data projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Optoma HD25[plb_1883129_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years which do not have a built-in speaker, the Optoma EH501 has a built-in speaker.

Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer H7531D[plb_1418806_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma EH501 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the EH501.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price].

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The Optoma EH501 has one of the brighter projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. Projectors that came out more than two years ago have projector brightness of between 300 ANSI lumens and 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

If you want a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Epson PowerLite 4650[plb_2223735_price] (5,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on data projectors of this type and age.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The Optoma EH501 is a four USB 2.0 port data projector.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago is 9.6W. When compared to other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the EH501, the RMS rated power of the Optoma EH501 of 30 Watts is one of the highest.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Optoma EH501 is a two built-in speaker projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma EH501 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of a comparable age and type to the EH501 is 32dB. With a noise level of only 27 decibels, the Optoma EH501 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the EH501.

Other projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Optoma H180X[plb_1986349_price] (28dB).

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma EH501 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EH501 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the LG PW700[plb_2778836_price], or the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The average lamp service life of projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 7,900h. The Optoma EH501 has a quite short lamp service life (only 2,500 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH501.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most projectors of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports, including the Optoma EH501 which has one HDMI port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma EH501

Running Costs Are Average

The EH501 is typical compared to the other 102 projectors of this type and age that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the EH501 is £118.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
HDMI Version
Microphone Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included
Other Features
HDMI

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
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Electricity cost when switched on £113.77
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £117.46
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma EH501uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418038, 05060059047109, 07964354180388

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