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Optoma EH503

£3,639.60
A 3 year old 2000:1 1920 x 1080 projector with good features
2000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 37dB Feb 2014
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Optoma EH503 Review

With good features and at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Optoma EH503 number 430 across all projectors.
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Good Features
40
3 Years Old
26
£152 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

Sony 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 data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £152 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 19% of all 1,758 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big bulb power
RoHS compliance
Quite loud noise level
Only 1,080 video mode

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Optoma EH503 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 2,447 user and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has very good ratings specifically within its data projectors range. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Fairly Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 370 Watts, the Optoma EH503 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst projectors of this age. The bulb powers of data projectors range from 3.5W to 3,000W.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EH503 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other data projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma EH503 has a quite loud noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH503 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 5,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EH503 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma EH503 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma EH503 has a DVI port. Most of the other multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other projectors that we have checked, the Optoma EH503's service life of lamp of only 1,500 hour is one of the shortest. Data projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EH503 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Optoma projector was released in February 2014.


Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The EH503 is one of the least economic to run data projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the EH503 will cost £152 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418892, 05060059049349
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1 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
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