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Optoma EW556

A cheap to run 13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) projector
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) No 30dB Oct 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma EW556 Review

With low running costs and average features,
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Not Currently for Sale
53
8 Great Features
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4 Years Old
59
£92 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
23
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 23?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £92 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 80 new data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Ceiling mountable
Quite quiet noise level
Does not support full HD
Does not have a DVI port

Optoma EW556 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 2,303 owner and expert 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.


Features

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma EW556 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma EW556 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this projector also do not support full HD.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector range from 26dB to 40dB. The Optoma EW556 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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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 multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this projector, the Optoma EW556 does not have a DVI port.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma EW556 has a carrying case. Most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors also have a carrying case.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EW556 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma EW556 is HD-Ready. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector also are HD-Ready.

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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 frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector projector native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) to 1080p (1920x1080).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EW556 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other latest multimedia projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EW556 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was October 2012 when Optoma released the EW556.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the EW556 is £92, which is typical compared to the other 80 new data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

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