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Optoma EH503

Optoma EH503
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A fully featured but 4 year old moderate noise level 1080p projector, with alright running costs
37dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 2000:1 Yes Feb 2014
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Optoma EH503 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Optoma EH503 number 759 in 3D projectors.
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Features
Fully-Featured
66
Age
4 Years Old
62
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

Epson data 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 projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Brightness matching
Eco standby mode
Auto power off
Signal power on
Direct power on
Event log
Schedule events
Display usage
Display power
Selected view by rooms, attributes or contacts
Ultimate control
System integration control
Wired remote
3D technology
Brighter than average projector brightness
Colour matching
Edge blending tools
DICOM simulation mode
Installation flexibility
Amazing colours
Clear, focused images
UHP lamps
Stunning image quality
DLP technology
Spectacular image quality, outstanding brightness and ultimate reliability
Has a built-in speaker
Supports 3D
Eco AV mute & eco sleep

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Optoma EH503 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

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

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The EH503 is in the most expensive 18% of all 2,022 projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the EH503 will cost £110 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the EH503 in February 2014.

Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Optoma EH503 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all multimedia projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma EH503's noise level of 37dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 24% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma EH503 of only 2,000 is in the lowest 11% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma EH503's projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 14% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma EH503 supports 3D. 60% of data projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EH503 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma EH503 of only 1,500h is very short compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 98% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EH503 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The Optoma EH503's bulb power of 370W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 7% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma EH503 has a DVI port, unlike 90% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EH503 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH503 supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma eh503

Barcodes:

00796435418892, 05060059049349

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