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Optoma EW865

Optoma EW865
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A fully featured but 3 year old moderate noise level 280 x 800 resolution projector, with high running costs
31dB 1280 X 800 2000:1 Yes Nov 2014
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Optoma EW865 Review

With excellent features but at over 3 years old, we have scored the Optoma EW865 as follows:
85
Features
Fully-Featured
49
Age
2 Years Old
26
Running Costs
£113 Over 5 Years
45
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 46?

Sony 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 2017.
This projector has running costs of £113 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 1,858 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some great features:
280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker
EW865 uncompromising image quality, outstanding flexibility and ultimate reliability - 6000l - WXGA
Installation flexibility- 3x motorised lens options, 360 operation
Live performance ready - mechanical shutter, wired remote and flying frame options
Ultimate control - full support for crestron roomview and pj-link LAN commands
Advanced features - 120hz 3d projection and geometric adjustment
Black and white colour options the proscene ew865 & ex855 are the epitome of our projection expertise; a revolution; a product designed exclusively for
Demanding professional applications. WXGA or XGA and 6000/5500 lumens delivering bright crystal clear images from a single lamp, the auto cleaning dust filter

Optoma EW865 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 2,808 expert and user reviews (including 441 verified purchases), Optoma has very good reviews for its data projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

The EW865 is one of the least economic to run projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the EW865 will cost £113 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released in November 2014.

Features

280 X 800 Resolution

The Optoma EW865 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This multimedia projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The resolution of all projectors ranges from DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma EW865 of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 88% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma EW865's noise level of only 31dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the quietest 22% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Optoma EW865's projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 91% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EW865 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of data projectors.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma EW865 of only 3,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 35% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EW865 has a handheld remote control. 80% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma EW865 supports 3D, which is unusual. 59% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma EW865 has a DVI port. 89% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EW865 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Optoma EW865 of 400W is bigger than 97% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma EW865 supports password protection, unlike 88% of projectors which do not support password protection.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Optoma EW865 has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma EW865 is 3D-ready. 84% of data projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma EW865 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma ew865w

Barcodes:

05060059048045

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