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Optoma EW631

Optoma EW631 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Jul 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Up to 6000h lamp life and 70% energy saving with Eco+.- Bright 3500 lumen widescreen presentations.- Sharp detailed presentations with 10,000:1 contrast.- Crestron RoomView - RJ45 Control and... More
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10 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 1,712 expert and user reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range.

Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EW631 which do not support 3D, the Optoma EW631 supports 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the EW631, the Optoma EW631 has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price].

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Optoma EW631 has a fairly bright projector brightness (3,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the EW631. Projectors of this age and type have projector brightnesss of between 300 ANSI lumens and 12,000 ANSI lumens.

Other 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic PT-RZ370U[plb_1844616_price].

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to consider the NEC M362[plb_2268470_price] (3,600 ANSI lumens).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The Optoma EW631 has a fairly big matrix size (0.65 inches) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EW631. The smallest matrix size of projectors of a comparable age and type to the EW631 is 0.45", the biggest is 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.62".

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Optoma EW631 which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma EW631 has a quite long service life of lamp (6,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the EW631. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the service life of lamps range from 500h to 30,000h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors of this age and type range from 27dB to 49dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma EW631 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.

Other 29dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to consider include the Acer P1500[plb_1569835_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Light

Multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the EW631 have weights of between 360g and 54kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma EW631 is one of the lighter projectors of a similar type and age to the EW631 amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on projectors of this age and type.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma EW631 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma EW631 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the EW631 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this multimedia projector and we think the Benq W1500[plb_1561671_price], or the Epson PowerLite 1222[plb_2225031_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Low Number of Colours

With a number of colours of only 1.07 million, the Optoma EW631 has a quite low number of colours compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the EW631. The lowest number of colours of data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1M, the highest is 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 590M.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma EW631

Running Costs Are Average

The EW631 is typical compared to the other 134 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the EW631 will cost £96 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Four Years Ago

This 10000:1 contrast ratio data projector was released over four years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £91.34
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £95.03
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma EW631uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.47T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma p148837, optoma p148837p
Barcodes 05060059046492

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