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Optoma EH490

Optoma EH490 Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 29dB Feb 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Full HD 1080p Installation Data and Business projector- Bright Projection - 4600 ANSI lumens- Vertical and Horizontal Keystone- Vertical Lens Shift- Full control over LAN and RS-232C- Four... More
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10 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked 1,689 expert and user reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Supports 3D

The Optoma EH490 supports 3D, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the EH490 which do not support 3D.

We compared all the other data projectors which support 3D to this projector and we think the Benq MH750[plb_3996044_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH490 supports full HD, unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EH490 which do not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors which support full HD and we think cheaper projectors such as the Benq MH750[plb_3996044_price] is also worth considering.

There are a number of other projectors which also support full HD which you might want to look at including the Hitachi CP-WX5500[plb_3397843_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the EH490, the Optoma EH490 has a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider include the Epson EB-580S[plb_3357331_price] which is cheaper.

Other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the Hitachi CP-WX5500[plb_3397843_price], or the Epson EB-585WS[plb_3357332_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma EH490 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over two times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss 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 projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the EH490 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Optoma EH490 is a three HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors only have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma EH490 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the projectors that were launched in the last year. This multimedia projector is a two number of built-in speakers projector compared to most of the projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EH490 which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Very Light

The average weight of recently released multimedia projectors is 9.9kg. With a weight of only 4.6 kilograms, the Optoma EH490 is one of the lighter data projectors that are a similar age to the EH490 amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the EH490 range from 28dB to 41dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. At only 29 decibels, the Optoma EH490 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the EH490.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Epson EB-580S[plb_3357331_price] (35dB and cheaper), or the Vivitek D755WTIR[plb_3706814_price] (33dB and cheaper).

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6 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £56.30

In the last 37 days the price of the EH490 has increased by £56.30.

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other recently released data projectors, the Optoma EH490 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Hitachi CP-WX5500[plb_3397843_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Uniformity

The smallest uniformity of recently released multimedia projectors is 70%, the biggest is 90%, and the average uniformity is 83%. With a uniformity of only 70 percent, the Optoma EH490 has one of the smaller uniformitys amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for the last year range from 3,000h to 24,000h. At only 3,500 hours, the Optoma EH490 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the EH490.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH490 is 2,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 8,900h. The Optoma EH490 has a fairly short service life of lamp (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the EH490.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of similar spec multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months is 1.6x. The Optoma EH490 has a quite small optical zoom (only 1.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EH490.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma EH490

OK Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the EH490 will cost £139 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 42 new projectors.

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when Optoma released the EH490.

1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma EH490 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,600 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EH490 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Panasonic PT-VX600[plb_3878391_price] (5,500 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

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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