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Optoma EH500 Projector

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10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 30dB Oct 2013
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The Optoma EH500 will make your presentations shine crystal clear in full high definition. Its powerful 4700 lumens bright output combined with an outstanding 10,000:1 contrast ratio delivers... More
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Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 1,689 user and expert reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range compared to other brands.

Recent Price Drop of £182.79

In the last few weeks the EH500 has dropped in price by £182.79.

Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other data projectors that came out more than two years ago which do not support full HD, the Optoma EH500 supports full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors which support full HD and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson EB-1980WU[plb_2399669_price], the Vivitek D966HD[plb_2358451_price], and the Benq W1350[plb_2750779_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the EH500 which do not support 3D, the Optoma EH500 supports 3D.

Alternative projectors which support 3D currently available which you might want to consider include the Acer U5313[plb_2126225_price], the Optoma X600[plb_2067505_price], or the Vivitek D966HD[plb_2358451_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EH500 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the EH500 also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this data projector and we think the Epson PowerLite 580[plb_2175976_price], the Acer U5313[plb_2126225_price], and the Optoma X600[plb_2067505_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma EH500 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the EH500 the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EH500 range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 4,700 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EH500 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH500.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Epson EB-1970W[plb_2399671_price] (5,000 ANSI lumens), or the Optoma X600[plb_2067505_price] (6,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma EH500 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH500. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this projector. In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution amongst all comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The Optoma EH500 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.65 inches) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The smallest matrix size of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the EH500 is 0.45", the biggest is 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.62".

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Optoma EH500 is a two HDMI ports quantity projector.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the Optoma EH500 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. The quietest noise level of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 27dB and the loudest is 49dB.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of a comparable spec and age to the EH500 do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma EH500 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Epson EB-1970W[plb_2399671_price], or the Benq W1070+W[plb_3252509_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 3,500 hours, the Optoma EH500 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The shortest service life of lamp of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EH500 is 500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,000h.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma EH500 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma EH500

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the EH500 is £110, which is typical compared to the other 131 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

Specification

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 23 September 2015 by Rolondo B.
(Verified Purchase)

I RMA'd the unit, taking forever, no TV. Just got notice today it's shipped.. but why not make it a quick delivery? It's going to take like a week it says, just to get here. Oh well. I'll give an... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £102.55
Electricity cost when on standby £7.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £109.92
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00163121425241, 00172304336410, 00796435418656, 00834013358908, 05054629703403, 07964354186564

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