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Optoma ES556

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Optoma ES556

£332.07
Optoma ES556
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A very economical to run and staggeringly good value for money moderate noise level SVGA multimedia projector, with good features
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Oct 2012
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Optoma ES556 DLP Projector 13000:1 3000 Lumens 800x600 2.2kg
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Optoma ES556 Review

With very low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Optoma ES556 number 370 in 3D projectors and number 632 across all projectors.
90
Value for Money
Excellent
74
Features
Good Features
58
Age
5 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£50 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

Epson data 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 projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of only £50 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 18% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Supports 3D
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Optoma ES556 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

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

Value For Money

Brilliant Value for Money

The product has average features and is over 6 months old but at £332.07 it is cheaper than 90% of projectors.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the ES556 is only £50, which makes it one of the more economic to run projectors.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Optoma projector has been on the market since October 2012.

Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Optoma ES556 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma ES556's noise level of only 32dB is quieter than 70% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma ES556's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is pretty standard compared to most other data projectors. It is in the highest 63% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma ES556 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 30% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma ES556 supports 3D, unlike 60% of data projectors which do not support 3D.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma ES556's service life of lamp of 4,500h is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 55% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma ES556 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma ES556 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma ES556 is RoHS compliance. 82% of multimedia projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma ES556 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma ES556 supports password protection, unlike 87% of data projectors which do not support password protection.

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Has a Digital Gamma Correction

The Optoma ES556 has a digital gamma correction, unlike 99% of data projectors which do not have a digital gamma correction.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma ES556 has a carrying case. 82% of data projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Optoma ES556 of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is smaller than 94% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma eley979sk4rkr8, optoma 800x600

Barcodes:

05060059046638

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