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Optoma EX685 Review
|5 Years Old|
|£87 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 67?
Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £87 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Optoma EX685 In-Depth Analysis
Optoma Has Very Good Projector Reviews
We checked 3,311 expert and user reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Average Running Costs
The EX685 is typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the EX685 is £87.
Released Over Five Years Ago
Optoma released the EX685 in February 2013.
Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution
The Optoma EX685 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Multimedia projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
The noise level of the Optoma EX685 of only 30dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 17% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.
Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The Optoma EX685's contrast ratio (typical) of only 3,000 is lower than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is lower than 72% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.
Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness
The projector brightness of the Optoma EX685 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 72% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.
The Optoma EX685 supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of data projectors do not support 3D.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma EX685 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma EX685 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp
The service life of lamp of the Optoma EX685 of only 2,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 9% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.
Does Not Support Full HD
The Optoma EX685 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.
The Optoma EX685 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.
Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
The bulb power of the Optoma EX685 of 280W is bigger than 75% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.
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