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Optoma EH490

A pretty new 10000:1 1920 x 1080 projector with good features
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 29dB Feb 2016
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Optoma EH490 Review

Released 1 year ago but with good features,
64
Good Features
72
18 Months Old
37
£139 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 47?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer data projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £139 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite bright projector brightness
Fairly big bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode
Very short service life of lamp

Optoma EH490 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

Based on 2,445 expert and user reviews (including 398 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its multimedia projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Optoma EH490's projector brightness of 4,600 ANSI lumens is quite bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 22% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Optoma EH490's bulb power of 310W is quite big compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the biggest 17% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EH490 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of data projectors.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EH490 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma EH490's noise level of only 29dB is quite quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 11% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The Optoma EH490's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 18% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma EH490 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, whereas most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The resolution of all projectors ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH490 supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Age

Released 18 Months Ago

This Optoma multimedia projector was released in February 2016.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The EH490 is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on adequate energy prices, we estimate the EH490 will cost £139 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 1920x1080
Barcodes 00796435419813

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