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Optoma ES529 Projector

3000:1 SVGA (800x600) 35dB Dec 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £100.95 Electricity cost over 5 years
Optoma has good projector reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 1,873 user and expert reviews for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.


Energy

OK Running Costs

The ES529 is typical compared to the other 97 comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the ES529 will cost £101 over 1 year to run.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since December 2012.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma ES529 does not support full HD. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD which you might want to look at including the Epson 475Wi, or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma ES529 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The Optoma ES529 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution amongst all 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of projector the best resolution is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma ES529 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including the Epson BrightLink 436Wi which has better reviews.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 35 decibels, the Optoma ES529 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma ES529 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to this data projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma ES529 has a carrying case. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma ES529 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma ES529 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector the bulb powers range from 140W to 400W. With a bulb power of only 200 Watts, the Optoma ES529 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector is 4,500h. The Optoma ES529 has a fairly short service life of lamp (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this multimedia projector.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435416720

Optoma ES529 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma ES529 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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