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45

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Optoma EH505

£3,696.00
A 3 year old 2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) multimedia projector with not bad features but a price that represents poor value for money
2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) Yes 42dB Oct 2014
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Optoma EH505 Review

With good features and at over 2 years old, we have ranked the Optoma EH505 number 877 across all projectors.
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Poor
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Good Features
54
2 Years Old
31
£152 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
45
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 45?

Sony 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 data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £152 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 19% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
Fairly big bulb power
Fairly loud noise level
Quite short service life of lamp

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Optoma EH505 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

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


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has average features and is over 6 months old and at £3,696.00 it is more expensive than 82% of projectors.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Optoma EH505 and the United Kingdom price of £3,696.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $4,471.02 (£5,820.37).

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Features

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EH505 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The Optoma EH505's bulb power of 400W is very big compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 4% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EH505 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The Optoma EH505 has a WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors. The resolution of all data projectors ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Fairly Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma EH505's noise level of 42dB is very loud compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 2% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma EH505 has a DVI port, unlike 88% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH505 supports full HD, unlike 64% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma EH505's service life of lamp of only 1,500h is in the shortest 1% of all multimedia projectors when sorted 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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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma EH505 of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 19% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector was released in October 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The EH505 is in the most expensive 19% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on passable energy prices, we estimate the EH505 will cost £152 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435419431, 05060059049646

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