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Optoma EX556

74

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Optoma EX556

£488.60
Optoma EX556
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An economical to run and affordable quiet XGA multimedia projector, with good features
30dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 13000:1 No Oct 2012
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Optoma EX556 DLP Projector 13000:1 3000 Lumens 1024x768 2.2kg
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Optoma EX556 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma EX556 number 770 across all projectors.
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Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
58
Age
5 Years Old
79
Running Costs
£67 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

Epson data 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 projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £67 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Has a built-in speaker
Mobile, eco+ green projection - 3000l - project in ambient light
XGA resolution, 13,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input
Up to 6500h increased lamp life + 70% energy saving
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Optoma EX556 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

Based on 3,311 owner and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases), Optoma has very good reviews for its projectors. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has average features and is over 6 months old but at £488.60 it is cheaper than 73% of projectors.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The EX556 is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the EX556 will cost £67 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Optoma projector was released in October 2012.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Optoma EX556 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This Optoma multimedia projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma EX556 of only 30dB is in the quietest 15% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma EX556's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is pretty standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 37% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma EX556 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 27% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma EX556 of 4,500h is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 53% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EX556 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EX556 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma EX556 is HD-Ready. 80% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma EX556 has a carrying case. 82% of multimedia projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma EX556 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Optoma EX556 of only 190W is smaller than 96% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EX556 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma elefj05wczmfez, optoma 1024x768

Barcodes:

05060059046676

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