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Optoma EX685UT Projector

£808.08
3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £120.66 Electricity cost over 5 years
Optoma has good projector reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
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Reviews

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 1,873 expert and user reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the EX685 is £121 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 97 multimedia projectors of this age and type.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the EX685 in February 2013.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma EX685 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector also do not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the Infocus IN3118HD (£899.99) or the Hitachi CP-X5022 (£786.23).

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EX685 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Epson EB-425W (£769) which has better reviews; or the Hitachi CP-X5022 (£786.23) which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Hitachi CP-WX4022 (£860.69).

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EX685 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

If this Optoma data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the CP-CX300WN (3,100 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the CP-CW300WN (£727.25) (3,100 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Hitachi.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

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

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EX685 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma EX685 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to this multimedia projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma EX685 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EX685 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma EX685 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma EX685 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector have noise levels of between 25dB and 45dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. The Optoma EX685 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the NEC UM280X (£685.99) (28dB) which is also cheaper.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this projector is 230W. With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the Optoma EX685 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers rubylampe ex685utis, optoma ex685ut
Barcodes 05060059047468, 05060059047796

Optoma EX685 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma EX685 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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