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Optoma WU515 Projector

10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 28dB Oct 2015
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- 4 corner Geometric Correction for easy installation of basic stacking solutions or on uneven walls- 1.8x Zoom - excellent image from a short or long distance- Vertical/ Horizontal keystone and... More
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Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

Optoma has good average ratings for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other brands.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma WU515 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors of this type and age.

Alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to consider include the Optoma WU515T[plb_3108720_price].

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma WU515 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the WU515 also support Full HD projection.

Other data projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might want to look at include the Panasonic PT-RZ370[plb_3877536_price] which is cheaper.

Other multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to look at include the Optoma WU515T[plb_3108720_price], or the Sony VPL-FHZ57[plb_3221057_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma WU515 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Optoma WU515T[plb_3108720_price].

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 6,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma WU515 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the WU515. The average projector brightness of projectors that were released around the same time as the WU515 is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma WU515 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This multimedia projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution amongst all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the WU515.

An XGA (1024x768) native projector resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma WU515 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). This Optoma multimedia projector also support graphics resolutions of 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). The best resolution of all comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the WU515 have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.76". At 0.67 inches, the Optoma WU515 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the WU515.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The Optoma WU515 has a quite high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the WU515. Across all the similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the WU515 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 26W, and the average RMS rated power is 13W.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the WU515 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Optoma WU515 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Optoma WU515 is a two HDMI port projector.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the similar spec projectors that have been available for more than a year the optical zooms range from 1x to 1.8x, and the average optical zoom is 1.3x. At 1.8 times zoom factor, the Optoma WU515 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

The Optoma WU515 has one of the bigger lamp power (365 Watts) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lamp power of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the WU515 range from 170W to 420W.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 2 times zoom factor, the Optoma WU515 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year. The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the WU515 is 1.1x, the biggest is 2x, and the average digital zoom is 1.8x.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the WU515 is 25dB and the loudest is 47dB. The Optoma WU515 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 28 decibels) amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Optoma WU515T[plb_3108720_price] (28dB).

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9 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £188.36

In the last 56 days the WU515 has increased in price by £188.36.

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the WU515, the Optoma WU515 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not Cheap

The price range of data projectors that were launched more than a year ago is from £176 to £6,734. We think that this multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other data projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the WU515 is £147 based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At only 4,000 hours, the Optoma WU515 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the WU515. Projectors that were released one year ago have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 3,500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 7,400h.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

Comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the WU515 have lamp service lives of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,200h. With a lamp service life of only 3,000 hours, the Optoma WU515 has one of the shorter lamp service lives amongst data projectors of this age.

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Heavy

The Optoma WU515 is quite heavy (5.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the WU515. The weights of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the WU515 range from 430g to 68kg, and the average weight is 5.5kg.

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Only One Audio in Port

The Optoma WU515 is a one audio in port data projector.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The power consumption in economy mode of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the WU515 range from 170W to 760W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 250W. The Optoma WU515 has one of the higher power consumption in economy mode (335 Watts) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma WU515

Released Over a Year Ago

Optoma released the WU515 over a year ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
HDMI Version
DisplayPort
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
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
AC Power in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
12V Trigger
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
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included
Technical Details
RS-232C Port

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £142.61
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £146.30
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.73 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435419608, 05055387629042

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