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Optoma EH503 Projector

2000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 37dB Feb 2014
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
- 5200 Lumens, 1080p Resolution- Installation flexibility Lens shift, interchangeable lenses, off-axis short throw option- Ultimate Control - Full support for Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and... More
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10 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Data projectors produced by Optoma generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma EH503 supports 3D image projection, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the EH503 do not support 3D image projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the NEC U310W which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma EH503 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EH503 do not support Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support Full HD projection to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Optoma EH503 has a built-in speaker.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider include the Casio XJ-A246 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EH503 the projector brightness range from 110 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens. The Optoma EH503 has a fairly bright projector brightness (5,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 5,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this projector and we think the Sony VPL-FH36 (£2,274.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic PT-EX510 (£1,539.00) (5,300 ANSI lumens).

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma EH503 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). The worst resolution of all similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the EH503 is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The Optoma EH503 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Optoma multimedia projector). This multimedia projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all multimedia projectors of this type and age the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Big Lamp Power

At 370 Watts, the Optoma EH503 has a quite big lamp power compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago. The smallest lamp power of projectors of a similar spec and age to the EH503 is 170W and the biggest is 4,000W.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Optoma EH503 is a two audio in port projector. Most of the other data projectors of this age and type have between one and two audio in ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EH503 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma EH503 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Epson PowerLite 1761W (£2,499.99), or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro is also worth considering.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of only 1,500 hour, the Optoma EH503 has one of the shorter lamp service lives amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EH503 the lamp service lives range from 200h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 5,200h.

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Heavy

The weights of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the EH503 range from 370g to 23kg, and the average weight is 6.5kg. At 8.6 kilograms, the Optoma EH503 is quite heavy compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the EH503.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma EH503

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the EH503 is £152 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 86 multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the EH503 over two years ago.

Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Optoma EH503 has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Optoma W505 (£1,586.08) (37dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Supported Aspect Ratio
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
BNC Input Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
D-Sub PC in Port
HDMI Version
DisplayPort
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI 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 Language
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Auto Power Off
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £147.42
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £151.11
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418892, 05060059049349

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