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Optoma EX685 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- 60 image from just 46cm away- Shadow-free images on projection surfaces- Bright images, vivid colours 3000 ANSI Lumens- Crystal clear images HDMI connectivity, Native XGA Present without... More
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Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews

Based on 1,689 expert and owner reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically for its 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other manufacturers.

Supports 3D

The Optoma EX685 supports 3D, unlike most of the other data projectors of this spec and age which do not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EX685 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Epson V11H475020[plb_2123586_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 768 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma EX685 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Big Offset

With an offset of 128.5 percent, the Optoma EX685 has one of the biggest offsets amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The offsets of multimedia projectors of this spec and age range from 9.5% to 130%.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Optoma EX685 has a fairly big bulb power (280 Watts) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago. The smallest bulb power of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the EX685 is 140W, the biggest is 400W, and the average bulb power is 240W.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the Optoma EX685 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the EX685. The quietest noise level of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EX685 is 26dB, the loudest is 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the NEC UM280[plb_1467924_price] (28dB).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the EX685, the Optoma EX685 does not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Optoma EX685 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to look at including the Epson BrightLink 436Wi[plb_1875520_price].

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of multimedia projectors of this age and spec range from 230h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,700h. The Optoma EX685 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of comparable spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago is 1,500h and the longest is 30,000h. At only 2,500 hours, the Optoma EX685 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Uniformity

At only 80 percent, the Optoma EX685 has a quite small uniformity compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the EX685. The uniformitys of comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 80% to 85%, and the average uniformity is 84%.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma EX685 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Heavy

The Optoma EX685 is fairly heavy (7.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EX685. The weights of comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the EX685 range from 230g to 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The power consumption (PowerSave)s of projectors of a similar type and age to the EX685 range from 0.1W to 330W. When compared to other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the EX685 that we have assessed the power consumption (PowerSave) of, the Optoma EX685's power consumption (PowerSave) of 325 Watts is one of the highest.

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Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the Optoma EX685 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. The average matrix size of similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 0.61", and the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.75".

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma EX685

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the EX685 will cost £121 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 89 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the EX685 over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EX685 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma EX685 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
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)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Composite Video Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Password Protection Type
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £116.97
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £120.66
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ex685u, ex685ut, ex685uti, ex685utis, optoma ex685, optoma ex685u, optoma ex685ut, rubylampe ex685, optoma ex685ute, rubylampe ex685u, optoma ex685uted, rubylampe ex685ut, optoma ex685utedu, optoma 958jq11gc1, rubylampe ex685uti, optoma 958jq11gc1e, rubylampe ex685utis, optoma 958jq11gc1ee, optoma 958jq11gc1eed, optoma 958jq11gc1eedu
Barcodes 05060059047468, 05060059047796

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