|31dB||1024 X 768 (XGA)||2000:1||Yes||Oct 2013|
|Noise Level||Projector Native Resolution||Contrast Ratio||3D||Release Date|
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Optoma EX855 Review
|4 Years Old|
|£130 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 69?
Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £130 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 12% of all 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
Should You Buy it Now?
Optoma EX855 In-Depth Analysis
Very Good Brand
Based on 3,311 user and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases), Optoma has very good reviews for its projectors. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Poor Value for Money
The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £843.52 it is in the most expensive 44% of projectors.
Price Has Gone Up by £0 (0%)
There was a cheaper price of £843.35 on eBay 24 hours ago.
Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas
We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Optoma EX855 and the United Kingdom price of £843.52 was the cheapest.
The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,166.92 (£1,618.63).
Running Costs Are Very High
The EX855 is in the most expensive 12% of all 2,022 data projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the EX855 will cost £130 over 5 years to run.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This multimedia projector was released in October 2013.
Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution
The Optoma EX855 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The Optoma EX855's noise level of only 31dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 24% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.
Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)
The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma EX855 of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the lowest 15% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.
Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma EX855 of 5,500 ANSI lumens is brighter than 88% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma EX855 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.
Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp
The service life of lamp of the Optoma EX855 of only 2,000h is very short compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 96% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.
The Optoma EX855 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma EX855 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.
Does Not Support Full HD
The Optoma EX855 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.
The Optoma EX855 is RoHS compliance. 82% of data projectors are not RoHS compliance.
Has a Zoom Capability
The Optoma EX855 has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.
Has a DVI Port
The Optoma EX855 has a DVI port. 90% of projectors do not have a DVI port.
The Optoma EX855 is 3D-ready. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.
Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
The Optoma EX855's bulb power of 400W is very big compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 96% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.