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Optoma EH501

Optoma EH501
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A fully featured and quiet 1080p 15000:1 contrast ratio data projector, with average running costs
27dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 15000:1 Yes Aug 2013
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Optoma EH501 Review

With excellent features, we have scored the Optoma EH501 as follows:
88
Features
Fully-Featured
27
Age
4 Years Old
38
Running Costs
£85 Over 5 Years
44
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £85 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,040 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Very quiet noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Brighter than average projector brightness

Optoma EH501 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 3,314 owner and expert reviews (including 528 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the EH501 is £85, which is typical compared to the other 2,040 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the EH501 in August 2013.

Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Optoma EH501 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This multimedia projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma EH501's noise level of only 27dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is quieter than 94% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The quietest noise level of data projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Optoma EH501's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is in the highest 30% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma EH501's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is brighter than 82% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma EH501's service life of lamp of only 2,500h is in the shortest 8% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The service life of lamps of data projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma EH501 supports 3D, unlike 59% of data projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EH501 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EH501 has a handheld remote control. 80% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Optoma EH501's bulb power of 280W is bigger than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is bigger than 73% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma EH501 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 89% of data projectors do not have a DVI port.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma EH501 is HD-Ready. 80% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH501 supports full HD, unlike 63% of data projectors which do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00796435418038, 05060059047109, 07964354180388

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