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Optoma EW556 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £91.82 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 1,873 expert and user reviews for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The average running cost of the EW556 is £92 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 81 similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

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


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EW556 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this multimedia projector.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma EW556 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma EW556 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Projector

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EW556 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this data projector have projector brightnesses of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Benq MX768 (£916.61) (4,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma EW556 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600) and the best is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EW556 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also are RoHS compliance.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma EW556 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma EW556 has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EW556 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this multimedia projector, the Optoma EW556 does not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the Optoma EW556 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 30dB noise level projectors currently available including the Benq MX503 which has better reviews.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Optoma EX556 (£241.74) (30dB).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05060059046706

Optoma EW556 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma EW556 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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