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Optoma EH501
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Optoma EH501 Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 27dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
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The Optoma EH501 was designed to deliver unsurpassed performance and reliability to meet your installation needs. Its powerful 5000 lumens output and impressive 15,000:1 contrast ratio deliver... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Optoma multimedia projectors have good reviews as do all multimedia projectors built by Optoma.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH501 supports full HD. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH501 do not support 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 Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], and the Panasonic PTAE7000U[plb_1897671_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EH501 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the EH501 also have a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer H7531D[plb_1418806_price].

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the EH501, the Optoma EH501 supports 3D.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 300 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 9,200 ANSI lumens. The Optoma EH501 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss (5,000 ANSI lumens) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Epson PowerLite 4650[plb_2223735_price] (5,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the EH501 only have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Optoma EH501 has four USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

When compared to other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years that we have checked the RMS rated power of, the Optoma EH501's RMS rated power of 30 Watts is one of the highest. The average RMS rated power of similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the EH501 is 8.8W.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma EH501 is a two number of built-in speakers projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma EH501 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EH501 have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Uniformity

Across all the similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago the uniformitys range from 80% to 130%. At 85 percent, the Optoma EH501 has a fairly big uniformity compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EH501.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the EH501 the noise levels range from 20dB to 47dB. At only 27 decibels, the Optoma EH501 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the EH501.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma EH501 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 2,500 hours, the Optoma EH501 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the data projectors of a comparable type and age to the EH501 the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,700h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At only 4,000 hours, the Optoma EH501 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EH501 is 6,700h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,000h to 30,000h.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Optoma EH501 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma EH501

Average Running Costs

The EH501 has an average 1 year running cost of £118 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 118 multimedia projectors of this age and type.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Optoma released the EH501.

Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
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
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
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)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
HDMI

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £113.77
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
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Total running cost over 5 years £117.46
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma EH501uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma p176341, optoma p176341p
Barcodes 00796435418038, 05060059047109, 07964354180388

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