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Optoma EW556 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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11 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Optoma 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Optoma is one of the superior brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the EW556, the Optoma EW556 has a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this multimedia projector and we think the Benq MW526[plb_2415513_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer P1276[plb_1563560_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker which you might also want to look at including the Benq MX842[plb_2417267_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on data projectors of this spec and age.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EW556 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the EW556. The average projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the EW556 is 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma EW556 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A WXGA (1280x800) native projector resolution is actually the best resolution amongst all comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EW556.

Amongst comparable types of projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 0.45" to 0.65". At 0.65 inches, the Optoma EW556 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma EW556 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the EW556. This projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector compared to most of the data projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma EW556 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 30 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the EW556. Data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the EW556 have noise levels of between 26dB and 40dB.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the MX850UST[pl_1454745_price] (33dB and cheaper), or the MW820ST[pl_1552199_price] (32dB and cheaper) both from Benq.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At 6,500 hours, the Optoma EW556 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the EW556 is 3,000h and the longest is 10,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

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

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Light

The average weight of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 2.8kg. At only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma EW556 is quite light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EW556.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Optoma EW556 does not support 3D image projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do support 3D image projection.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might also want to consider including the Benq MX806[plb_2515298_price]; or the Benq MW526[plb_2415513_price].

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec, the Optoma EW556 does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might want to consider including the MX806[pl_2515298_price], the MW820ST[pl_1552199_price], or the MS512[pl_2290289_price] all from Benq.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma EW556 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma EW556

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the EW556 will cost £92 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 72 multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector was released over four years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
AUX Input
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
Microphone Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
AV Output Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
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
Power Consumption During PowerSave
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
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Connectivity

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
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0.46T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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