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Canon LX-MU500

73

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Canon LX-MU500

£1,765.20
Canon LX-MU500
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A fully featured but 2 year old moderate noise level WUXGA multimedia projector, with moderate running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
36dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2500:1 No Dec 2015
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Canon LX-MU500 Review

With excellent features but at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Canon LX-MU500 number 858 across all projectors.
61
Value for Money
Good
85
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
60
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 16% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Native WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200)
DLP technology with brilliantcolor system
Advanced image quality adjustments settings for enhanced image reproduction
Compact size and flexible placement options
Versatile connectivity hdbaset, dual HDMI with MHL support*
Simplified maintenance
3D ready
10W built-in speaker
Backed by canon's 3-year limited warranty, and 3-year advanced warranty service exchange program and service loaner program

Should You Buy it Now?

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Canon LX-MU500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Canon Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We calculated the average ratings for all Canon data projectors and found that Canon had very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Canon multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has very good features but is over 6 months old and at £1,765.20 it is in the most expensive 20% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon LX-MU500 and the United Kingdom price of £1,765.20 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,879.00 (£2,605.99).

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Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The LX-MU500 is one of the least economic to run projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the LX-MU500 will cost £110 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in December 2015.

Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The LX-MU500 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution, whereas most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Multimedia projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the LX-MU500 of 36dB is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 62% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Canon LX-MU500's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,500 is in the lowest 21% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The LX-MU500's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is brighter than 84% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Canon LX-MU500 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of multimedia projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the LX-MU500 of only 2,000h is shorter than 94% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Canon LX-MU500 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Canon LX-MU500's bulb power of 370W is bigger than 93% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The LX-MU500 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

canon 1033c003aa, canon 1920x1200

Barcodes:

00013803271089, 04058154060674, 04549292059649

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