Optoma EX685UT
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Optoma EX685UT

An inferior value for money 3000:1 1024 x 768 data projector with satisfactory features
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 30dB Feb 2013
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Optoma EX685UT Projektor Beamer XGA / 3000AL / HDMI / Ultrakuzdistanz (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Optoma EX685 Review

With average features, we have ranked the Optoma EX685 number 914 across all projectors.
Average Features
4 Years Old
£121 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 45?

Sony 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 2017.
This projector has running costs of £121 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Has a built-in speaker
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

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Optoma EX685 In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

We checked 2,445 user and expert reviews (including 398 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has average features and is over 6 months old but at £623.81 it is cheaper than 57% of projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma EX685 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma EX685's noise level of only 30dB is in the quietest 16% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Optoma EX685 has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors. This Optoma multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EX685 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of data projectors.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EX685 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma EX685's projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 39% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma EX685 of only 2,500h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 10% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the EX685 in February 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the EX685 is £121 over 1 year based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

rubylampe ex685utis, optoma ex685ut


05060059047468, 05060059047796

Optoma EX685UT


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