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Optoma EX685

Optoma EX685
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A good spec but 5 year old quiet XGA multimedia projector, with alright running costs
30dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 3000:1 Yes Feb 2013
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Optoma EX685 Review

With very good features but low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma EX685 number 831 in 3D projectors.
78
Features
Good Features
60
Age
5 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£87 Over 5 Years
67
Overall Score
Good

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:
Quieter than average noise level
Supports 3D
3D-Ready ex685ut ultra short throw projector - 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 xgapresent without distractions using the ex685ut ultra short throw projector. the specially designed lens produces huge images from an extremely short distance allowing you to stand closer to the screen, preventing shadows and screen glare
Ideal for almost any room in educational and corporate environments, the ex665ut makes the most of the available space for installations using screens and interactive whiteboards
Captivate your audiences, increase their learning potential and help improve results with lessons in incredible 2d or 3d
Using the specially designed wall mount and clever cable management system the ex665ut is simple to install. once in place the many security features ensure the projector is safe and secure
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Optoma EX685 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

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.

Running Costs

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.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Optoma released the EX685 in February 2013.

Features

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma EX685 supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of data projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EX685 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EX685 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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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.

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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.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

rubylampe ex685utis, optoma ex685ut

Barcodes:

05060059047468, 05060059047796

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