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Optoma EH515 Projector

£2,319.58
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10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 28dB Oct 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Delivering Full HD image quality, the EH515 is ideal for conference rooms, large classrooms, lecture theatres, museums and houses of worship. This large venue projector boasts a brightness of... More
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14 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Optoma data projectors and also specifically for Optoma 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Recent Price Drop of £363.60

In the last 8 days the price of the EH515 has dropped by £363.60.

Supports 3D

The Optoma EH515 supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this type and age do not support 3D.

We compared all the other data projectors which support 3D to this multimedia projector and we think cheaper projectors such as the NEC U321H[plb_3095041_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D and we think the Optoma EH515T[plb_3108718_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Full HD

Unlike most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than a year which do not support full HD, the Optoma EH515 supports full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors which support full HD currently available including the NEC U321H[plb_3095041_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Optoma EH515T[plb_3108718_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EH515, the Optoma EH515 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the NEC U321H[plb_3095041_price] which is cheaper.

Alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the Epson EB-1430Wi[plb_2369726_price], or the Optoma EH515T[plb_3108718_price].

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the EH515 is 600 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens. At 5,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EH515 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the EH515.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma EH515 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EH515 projector native resolutions range from XGA (1024x768) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma EH515 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EH515. This projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the EH515 supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The Optoma EH515 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.65 inches) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of this type and age the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.76".

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the Optoma EH515 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. Projectors that were released around the same time as the EH515 have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 12W.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the EH515 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Optoma EH515 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

At 365 Watts, the Optoma EH515 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EH515. The smallest bulb power of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the EH515 is 170W and the biggest is 420W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Optoma EH515 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago is 27dB and the loudest is 47dB. With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma EH515 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the NEC U321H[plb_3095041_price] (34dB and cheaper).

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year, the Optoma EH515 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the Epson EB-1430Wi[plb_2369726_price].

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Running Costs Are Very High

The average 1 year running cost of the EH515 is £140 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the least economic to run projectors of a comparable spec and age.

Pricey

Projectors of a similar age and type range in price from £179 to £6,927. We think that this projector looks expensive compared to other projectors of a similar age and type.

Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EH515 is 7,500h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 4,000 hours, the Optoma EH515 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH515.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

At only 3,000 hours, the Optoma EH515 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the EH515. Comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the EH515 have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h.

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Quite Small Uniformity

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the uniformitys range from 75% to 90%. The Optoma EH515 has a fairly small uniformity (only 80 percent) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

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Heavy

Projectors of this spec and age have weights of between 2.2g and 68kg. At 5.9 kilograms, the Optoma EH515 is quite heavy compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the EH515.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The average power consumption (economy mode) of projectors of a similar type and age to the EH515 is 250W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of 340 Watts, the Optoma EH515 has a fairly high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma EH515

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Optoma released the EH515.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
DisplayPorts Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £136.20
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £139.89
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma eh515, optoma eh515t, optoma p235163, optoma p240474, optoma p239256, optoma 3deh515, optoma p240473, optoma p240473p, optoma p235163p, optoma p240474p, optoma p239256p, optoma 9572201gc1, optoma 9572201gc0, optoma 9572201gc0e, optoma 9572201gc1e
Barcodes 05055387629028, 05055387629035

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