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Optoma W505 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB Jul 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
- 5200 Lumens, WXGA 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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8 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

Multimedia projectors manufactured by Optoma generally have good ratings compared to other brands.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec which do not support 3D image projection, the Optoma W505 supports 3D image projection.

Alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Vivitek D5110W-WNL[plb_2358468_price].

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to consider including the NEC U250X[plb_1531486_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W505 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W505.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Panasonic PT-EX510[plb_2584403_price], and the Vivitek D5110W-WNL[plb_2358468_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to consider include the NEC U250X[plb_1531486_price].

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The Optoma W505 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 projector). In addition, this data projector support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W505 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the W505 native projector resolutions range from XGA (1024x768) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 370 Watts, the Optoma W505 has one of the bigger lamp power amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W505 have lamp power of between 170W and 4,000W.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the W505 have between one and two audio in ports, including the Optoma W505 which has two audio in ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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5 Reasons Against

£250.08 Price Increase

In the last fortnight the price of the W505 has increased by £250.08.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most multimedia projectors of this type and age do not support Full HD projection. The Optoma W505 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the Vivitek D5110W-WNL[plb_2358468_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma W505 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W505 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Short Lamp Service Life

With a lamp service life of only 1,500 hour, the Optoma W505 has one of the shortest lamp service lives amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the W505 the lamp service lives range from 200h to 30,000h.

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Heavy

The Optoma W505 is quite heavy (8.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The weights of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the W505 range from 370g to 23kg, and the average weight is 6.5kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W505

OK Running Costs

The W505 is typical compared to the other 86 projectors of a comparable age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the W505 will cost £152 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Optoma released the W505.

Average Projector Brightness

At 5,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W505 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the W505.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Panasonic PT-EX510[plb_2584403_price] (5,300 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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Average Noise Level

At 37 decibels, the Optoma W505 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Vivitek D5110W-WNL[plb_2358468_price] (42dB and cheaper).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
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
Lens System
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
HD-Ready
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
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Auto Power Off
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Battery
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
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
Other Features
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
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
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma W505uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
20
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma w505, optoma w505w, optoma w505wx, optoma p190307, optoma w505wxg, optoma p241571, optoma p190307p, optoma w505wxga, optoma p241571p, optoma e1p1d0l1e031
Barcodes 00796435418298, 05060059048380

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