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Optoma EH500

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Optoma EH500

£982.26
Optoma EH500
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A powerful and classic quiet 1080p projector, with average running costs but representing only middle of the road value for money
30dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 10000:1 Yes Oct 2013
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16.9% APR for 12 Months
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Optoma EH500 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Optoma EH500 number 330 in 3D projectors and number 534 across all projectors.
96
Reviews
10 Reviews
57
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Age
4 Years Old
69
Running Costs
£81 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 78?

It has superb user reviews with an average user rating of 93%. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of £81 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
The EH500 has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker

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Reviews Summary

Excellent Owner Reviews

Owners have rated this multimedia projector as marvellous on average. 7 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Optoma Has Very Good Projector Reviews

We checked 3,311 user and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £982.26 it is in the most expensive 38% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Optoma EH500 and the United Kingdom price of £982.26 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $999.00 (£1,385.51).

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the EH500 will cost £81 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the EH500 in October 2013.

Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Optoma EH500 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma EH500's noise level of only 30dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 85% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average noise level of all multimedia projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma EH500's contrast ratio (typical) of 10,000 is pretty average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 43% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma EH500 of 4,700 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 21% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EH500 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma EH500 supports 3D, unlike 60% of multimedia projectors which do not support 3D.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Optoma EH500's service life of lamp of only 3,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 70% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EH500 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included

Like most other projectors, the Optoma EH500 does not have a 3D glasses included. 97% of projectors do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH500 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma e1p1d0p1e031

Barcodes:

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