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Optoma EX556 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Oct 2012
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- 3000L - Project in ambient light- XGA resolution, 13,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Up to 6500h increased lamp life + 70% energy saving- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included The EX556... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Brand

13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors produced by Optoma have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all multimedia projectors (not just 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors) and found that Optoma also has good ratings across its entire range.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EX556 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the EX556.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma EX556 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). This Optoma data projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Optoma EX556 is a three HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the EX556 only have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the EX556 range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the Optoma EX556 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the EX556.

Other 30dB noise level projectors currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq MX503.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At 6,500 hours, the Optoma EX556 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the EX556. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the EX556 is 6,100h.

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Light

The average weight of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the EX556 is 2.8kg. At only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma EX556 is quite light compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the EX556.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support 3D

The Optoma EX556 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the EX556 which support 3D.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a 3D and we think the Benq MX600 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma EX556 does not support full HD. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the EX556 also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the EX556, the Optoma EX556 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

Across all the comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the EX556 the horizontal synchronization (max)s range from 0.1kHz to 110kHz, and the average horizontal synchronization (max) is 93kHz. The Optoma EX556 has one of the lower horizontal synchronization (max)s (only 91.1 kilohertz) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Optoma EX556 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the EX556. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the EX556 the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.5W.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma EX556 is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Offset

The Optoma EX556 has a fairly small offset (only 115 percent) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the EX556. The average offset of projectors of this age and type is 120%.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma EX556

OK Running Costs

The EX556 is typical compared to the other 78 comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the EX556 is £92.

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the EX556 over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma EX556 has a relatively typical projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the EX556.

We compared this projector to all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the MW663, and the MX819ST (£541.43) both from Benq is also worth considering.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Acer X133 (£199.00) (3,100 ANSI lumens).

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
AUX in
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
AV Output
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
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
Other Features
Connectivity Technology

Expert Reviews

10 July 2012

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Electricity cost when switched on £88.13
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £91.82
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0.46T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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