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Optoma ML1500E Projector

WXGA (1280x800) AC Dec 2014
Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Built-In Speaker Power Source Release Date
Introducing the all new ML1500e ultra-slim portable LED projector. This powerful, lightweight and portable projector projects vibrant HD ready images up to an impressive 100. Weighing only 1.4kg... More
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19 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 20 user reviews this multimedia projector has an exceptional overall user rating.

Running Costs Are Low

The ML1500E is in the cheapest 15% of all 60 projectors of a similar age and type that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the ML1500E is only £51.

Good Connectivity

Several Optoma ML1500E owners reckoned that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections. Mz Rider mentioned on Amazon “I have found that it works best with an HDMI input” and scored it 5 stars. Mz Rider also said “I have found using a media player with HDMI works better tan direct USB”. Mz Rider also said “I have used a DVD player direct with HDMI and that is fine”.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

On average Optoma projectors have good reviews as do all projectors manufactured by Optoma.

Good Size

Several Optoma ML1500E owners mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Iaincatt said in their review of the Optoma ML1500E “Compact, effective and works well from external sources”. Mr L Miller mentioned “A great unit for its compact size” in his review.

Nice Design

Two customers concluded that it was good looking. Mr S J Dillon mentioned in his review in November last year “Pretty bright image.”.

Good Product Quality

A number of customers who bought the product agreed that it was good quality. Ms. Tj Norwood scored it 4 stars and wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “What a beautifully sharp display! The picture quality on this is gorgeous”. In November last year Robert Grosvenor mentioned “Excellent quality image for something this size” in his Optoma ML1500E review.

Reasonably Priced

One person said in their reviews that the Optoma ML1500E was good value for money. Mark Deeley mentioned in his review on Amazon last year “Great Projector, Excellent Value for money, Small”.

One person said in their reviews that the Optoma ML1500E was a bargain for the price. Mz Rider rated it as excellent and mentioned in their review of the Optoma ML1500E “I bought a cheap blue tooth transmitter, plug into the audio output on the projector cable or the source”.

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Good Picture Quality

One Optoma ML1500E owner who bought this projector thought it had good picture quality.

Robust

One Optoma ML1500E owner who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Dave mentioned “It feels like it in the dark) Connectivity is generally good for the video and the built in player manages most formats (apart from the choppiness” in his review of the Optoma ML1500E yet he only rated it 3 stars.

Good Remote Control

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good remote control. Dave wrote on Amazon “Remote is ok”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The ML1500E has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the ML1500E also have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Q7 Plus[pl_2729062_price], or the Q7 Lite[pl_2729937_price] both from Vivitek or the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the ML1500E, the ML1500E supports 3D image projection.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors which support 3D image projection and we think because of it's better review score, the Q7 Plus[pl_2729062_price], and the Q7 Lite[pl_2729937_price] both from Vivitek or the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price] is also worth considering.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Optoma ML1500E is a two built-in speaker multimedia projector.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The ML1500E is a three USB 2.0 port multimedia projector.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

At 1,073.4 million, the ML1500E has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the ML1500E. The numbers of colours of projectors that are a comparable age to the ML1500E range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 940M.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

At 20,000 hours, the ML1500E has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. The lamp service lives of projectors of a similar age and type to the ML1500E range from 2,000h to 30,000h.

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Narrow

The ML1500E is one of the narrower projectors that were launched more than a year ago (only 270 millimeters) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the ML1500E have widths of between 130mm and 510mm.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ML1500E is one of the lighter comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the ML1500E amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. The weights of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the ML1500E range from 9.7g to 18kg, and the average weight is 4.4kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Optoma ML1500E reviewer who reviewed the product considered that it was not noisy. I. Morrison mentioned in November “The fan is a wee bit noisy” in their Optoma ML1500E review.

Difficult to Use

One Optoma ML1500E owner thought it was not easy to use the menus. Dave mentioned in his review on Amazon last year “Menu system is appalling, particularly the buttons which do not do what they state”.

One Optoma ML1500E reviewer who bought it concluded that it was not easy to use. Dave rated the Optoma ML1500E 60 out of 100 and he mentioned in his review of this projector last year “Would be better with a backlight to use in the dark (or at least have something to make it easy to feel which way up it is”.

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Inferior Sound Quality

Some people said in their reviews that the Optoma ML1500E did not have good sound quality. Barbeche said “The speakers are very weak, connecting an external speaker is a bit of a faff as you need to use a multipurpose cable” in their review of the Optoma ML1500E. Last year Dave mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “Not bright enough, choppy video and poor sound”. Dave also mentioned “Generally I don't The main problem is the sound”.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the ML1500E do not support Full HD projection. The ML1500E is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to consider including the Optoma HD28DSE[plb_3141654_price], or the Viewsonic PJD7830HDL[plb_3244300_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The ML1500E does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to the ML1500E also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This multimedia projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Offset

At only 105 percent, the ML1500E has a fairly small offset compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than a year ago. The average offset of projectors that were released one year ago is 96%, and the offsets range from 10% to 130%.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most projectors that were launched more than a year ago have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the ML1500E which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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Very Small Matrix Size

The average matrix size of projectors that have been around for more than a year is 0.59", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.74". At only 0.45 inches, the Optoma ML1500E has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the ML1500E.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the ML1500E over two years ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
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Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
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Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Memory Card
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicator
Product Type
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
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio

Expert Reviews

(4)
10 August 2014

If this ratio doesn't work for you, tough, because the ML1500 has no zoom. There's no lens shift either, the idea being that with a projector this size it's easy enough to reposition the whole... Read more…

12 July 2014

High-quality portable projector, but its lack of built-in Wi-Fi is a disappointment...

12 May 2014

For the travelling business person who wants to reduce luggage while still being able to present during meetings, the Optoma ML1500 will seem like an answered prayer. Its plethora of connectivity...

28 April 2014

The Optoma ML1500 is designed to fill the gap between the pico mini projectors that fit in your palm, and larger and more solid traditional models. It's clearly aimed at the executive on the move... Read more…

User Reviews

(54)
Reviewed 11 March 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I'll start by saying that I'm very happy with the projector it does projection very well, for such a small device. It has a variety of resolutions and settings. the one I get best results from, is... Read more…

Reviewed 4 December 2015 by Alan M.
(Verified Purchase)

The card itself runs cool, looks good and wreaks modern games at 1080p. New crimson drivers are working perfectly fine for me I haven't found any issues at all whatsoever. This thing is whisper... Read more…

Whisper quiet
Runs cool idle is about 34c
Backplate
Came with absolutely no issues
Cool case badge included
Doesn't make me breakfast
The card looks like it was used and returned. The sticker on top of the box was peeled and resealed. The gpu fans have some wear on them, had some large markings on them where the sapphire metal is at
Ok AMD or Sapphire I'm ok with your card (and I like it) but you do need to fix a few things that I never had a problem with when using Nvidia products. This relates to the usage of several monitors
While in game (game doesn't seem to matter) if I cut on a monitor that has been off I have about a 50 50 chance the game is going to crash. Easy enough fix, I just keep all my monitors on now
Out of game if I cut a monitor off then back on the screen will flicker and everything gets moved to a screen that was already on
Reviewed 11 October 2014 by Anon
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent quality images from HDMI, some colour fringing on VGA input. Bright, clear, simple to use. Quick to set up and to cool down so great for presentations on customers premises...

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Biff

Quality well made projector that gives a great image. Very light. Slightly noisy, Cabling is suprisingly bulky. I struggled for some time to get the wirelss set up. Not an issue as I won't really... Read more…

Reviewed 3 March 2015 by Olivia Bowles
(Verified Purchase)

Brill, arrived in time and works like a charm, but like other reviews said that I only read after ordering it, the fans are quite noisy and although the projector unit itself is small and light,... Read more…

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