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Optoma W490 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Feb 2016
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- Widescreen Installation Data and Business projector- Bright Projection - 5000 ANSI lumens- Vertical and Horizontal Keystone- Vertical Lens Shift- Full control over LAN and RS-232- Four corner... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 1,708 expert and user reviews for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma W490 supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other recently released similar spec projectors which do not support 3D image projection.

There are a number of other data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper projectors such as the Benq MH750[plb_3850238_price].

There are a number of other data projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might also want to look at including the Optoma EH490[plb_3806984_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors that were launched in the last 12 months, the Optoma W490 has a built-in speaker.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to consider include the Hitachi CP-X5550[plb_3255925_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Optoma EH490[plb_3806984_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX5500[plb_3397843_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma W490 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over two times the resolution of a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W490. 1024 x 768 (XGA) is also supported by this data projector. This multimedia projector also support graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA). The worst resolution of all latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Three HDMI Ports

The Optoma W490 is a three HDMI port projector. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the W490 only have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Optoma W490 has more built-in speakers than most of the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out in the last 12 months. This Optoma projector is a two built-in speaker projector compared to most of the latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors which only have one built-in speaker.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many new multimedia projectors.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma W490 has a quite quiet noise level (only 29 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W490. Comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the W490 have noise levels of between 28dB and 41dB.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the EB-585WS[pl_3357332_price] (35dB and cheaper), or the EB-580S[pl_3357331_price] (35dB and cheaper) both from Epson.

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8 Reasons Against

Recent Price Increase of £61.29

The price of the W490 has increased by £61.29 in the last 59 days.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma W490 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors also do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to consider including the Benq MH750[plb_3850238_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors that are a similar age to the W490 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma W490 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Epson EB-585WS[plb_3357332_price], or the Hitachi CP-AX3005[plb_3793552_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Small Uniformity

With a uniformity of only 70 percent, the Optoma W490 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the W490. The smallest uniformity of newly released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 70%, the biggest is 90%, and the average uniformity is 82%.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At only 3,500 hours, the Optoma W490 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for the last year. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the W490 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 3,000h to 24,000h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 3,000 hours, the Optoma W490 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for the last year. The shortest lamp service life of recently released projectors is 2,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 8,000h.

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Quite Small Offset

The average offset of data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W490 is 120%, and the offsets range from 95% to 140%. The Optoma W490 has a fairly small offset (only 112 percent) compared to most of the other new comparable spec projectors.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

With a power consumption in economy mode of 329 Watts, the Optoma W490 has a quite high power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the W490. The average power consumption in economy mode of newly released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 280W, and the power consumption in economy mode range from 0.5W to 680W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W490

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the W490 is £139, which is typical compared to the other 47 latest similar spec multimedia projectors.

Released Ten Months Ago

This multimedia projector was released ten months ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W490 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic PT-VX600[plb_3878391_price] (5,500 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
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
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
HDMI Version
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
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
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
Cable Included
Technical Details
RS-232C Port

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £134.92
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £138.61
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0.69T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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