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Optoma EH500 Projector

£1,370.97
£932.12 £438.85 cheaper than 27 days ago
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 30dB Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £109.92 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker(s)
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 1,873 expert and user reviews for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 100% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The EH500 is typical compared to the other 161 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the EH500 will cost £110 over 1 year to run.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector has been on the market since October 2013.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH500 supports full HD. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support full HD.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Vivitek D966HD (£925), and the Benq W1070+W are also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative data projectors which also support full HD including the Acer H9505 (£999.99).

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EH500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider including the U5213 (£915.77), or the U5313 (£909.97) both from Acer or the Vivitek D966HD (£925) all of which are cheaper.

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Projector

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

Projectors of this age and spec have projector brightnesses of between 300 ANSI lumens and 20,000 ANSI lumens. The Optoma EH500 has a quite bright projector brightness (4,700 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to this data projector.

If you want a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Panasonic PT-VX600 (£994.39) (5,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Optoma X600 (£1,033.90) (6,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma EH500 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this multimedia projector the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma EH500 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma EH500 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma EH500 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth noting that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EH500 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma EH500 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the Optoma EH500 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector. The quietest noise level of similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this multimedia projector is 28dB, the loudest is 49dB, and the average noise level is 36dB.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Acer P5307 (35dB) which is also cheaper.

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Lamps

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 3,500 hours, the Optoma EH500 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago. The average service life of lamp of multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this projector is 6,400h.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma full3d
Barcodes 00012307126543, 00014445832751, 00041113971894, 00070090122456, 00132018210895, 00163121425241, 00172304336410, 00331969550917, 00664355540705, 00718117589935, 00718117604836, 00731215392917, 00734184281718, 00765042398712, 00779184071594, 00782386098733, 00796435418656, 00801049954664, 00804067182521, 00808112922902, 00809392589878, 00834013358908, 00872182783930, 00971494540061, 05053959398297, 05054629703403, 07964354186564, 08656112306947

Optoma EH500 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma EH500 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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