Optoma EH501
Optoma EH501
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Optoma EH501

A massive 15000:1 1920 x 1080 projector with good features
15000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 27dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma EH501 Review

With good features and low running costs, we have scored the Optoma EH501 as follows for Summary.
Good Features
4 Years Old
£118 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 43?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £118 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Has a built-in speaker
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

Optoma EH501 In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

Based on 2,445 owner and expert reviews (including 398 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its data projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a DVI Port

The Optoma EH501 has a DVI port, unlike 88% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma EH501 of only 2,500h is fairly short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 10% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Built-In Speaker

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

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma EH501 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This projector has a 1920 x 1080 resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of all multimedia projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB. The noise level of the Optoma EH501 of only 27dB is quite quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 6% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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The Optoma EH501 is HD-Ready. 79% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH501 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The Optoma EH501's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 17% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The Optoma EH501's bulb power of 280W is in the biggest 24% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since August 2013.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The EH501 is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the EH501 is £118.

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Product Identifiers


00796435418038, 05060059047109, 07964354180388

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