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Optoma EW865 Review
|2 Years Old|
|£133 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 39?
Sony multimedia projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £133 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 16% of all 1,849 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Fairly bright projector brightness
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Optoma EW865 In-Depth Analysis
Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors
We checked 2,395 user and expert reviews (including 366 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Only 280 X 800 Resolution
The Optoma EW865 has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most data projectors.
The best resolution amongst comparable types of data projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).
Quite Quiet Noise Level
The noise level of the Optoma EW865 of only 31dB is in the quietest 24% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of multimedia projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.
Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)
The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma EW865 of only 2,000 is quite low compared to most other data projectors. It is in the lowest 10% of all multimedia projectors when ranked 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.
Fairly Bright Projector Brightness
The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Optoma EW865's projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 10% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma EW865 has a built-in speaker. 75% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.
Average Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma EW865's service life of lamp of 3,500h is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 31% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma EW865 has a handheld remote control. 79% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.
Has a Zoom Capability
The Optoma EW865 has a zoom capability. 91% of multimedia projectors do not have a zoom capability.
Supports Password Protection
The Optoma EW865 supports password protection. 88% of multimedia projectors do not support password protection.
Fairly Big Bulb Power
Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The Optoma EW865's bulb power of 400W is in the biggest 4% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.
The Optoma EW865 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.
The Optoma EW865 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of projectors which are not 3D-ready.
Only 1,080 Video Mode
Does Not Support Full HD
Like most other multimedia projectors, the Optoma EW865 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.
Has a DVI Port
The Optoma EW865 has a DVI port. 88% of multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.
Released Over Two Years Ago
Optoma released the EW865 in November 2014.
Very High Running Costs
The EW865 has an average running cost of £133 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the least economic to run multimedia projectors.