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Optoma ES556 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Oct 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £91.82 Electricity cost over 5 years
Optoma multimedia projectors have good reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,873 owner and expert reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The ES556 is typical compared to the other 81 comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the ES556 will cost £92 over 1 year to run.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

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


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma ES556 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the W300, or the DS330 both from Optoma which and both of have better reviews.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as this projector, the Optoma ES556 does not support full HD.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The Optoma ES556 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution amongst all projectors of a similar age and spec to this data projector.

A 1080p (1920x1080) projector native resolution is the best resolution across comparable types of data projector.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma ES556 has a relatively standard projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including the Optoma DH1011 (£499.99) which has better reviews.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Benq MX600 (3,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Digital Gamma Correction

The Optoma ES556 has a digital gamma correction, as do most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB. The Optoma ES556 has a quite quiet noise level (only 32 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 32dB noise level projectors currently available including because of its better review score, the Benq TW519.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma ES556 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma ES556 supports password protection, as do most of the other data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma ES556 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma ES556 has a carrying case. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma ES556 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma ES556 does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors of this spec and age is 190W and the biggest is 310W. When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the bulb power of, the Optoma ES556's bulb power of only 190 Watts is one of the smallest.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers applearcticbelkincanonciscocreativeenergy 800
Barcodes 05060059046638

Optoma ES556 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma ES556 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 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 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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