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Optoma EX855

A 4 year old 2000:1 1024 x 768 projector with not bad features but high running costs
2000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 31dB Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma EX855 Review

With good features,
62
Good Features
39
3 Years Old
24
£183 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

Sony 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 multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £183 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 11% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly big bulb power
Quite quiet noise level
Does not support full HD
Quite short service life of lamp

Optoma EX855 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

We checked 2,445 expert and user reviews (including 398 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Optoma EX855's bulb power of 400W is in the biggest 4% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. The average bulb power of all data projectors is 260W, with the smallest being 3.5W and the biggest being 4,200W.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma EX855's noise level of only 31dB is quite quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 24% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma EX855 of 5,500 ANSI lumens is fairly bright compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 14% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EX855 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of data projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma EX855 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma EX855 of only 2,000h is in the shortest 4% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EX855 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Optoma EX855 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Optoma EX855 has a zoom capability. 91% of data projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma EX855 has a DVI port. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma EX855 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of data projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since October 2013.


Running Costs

Very High Running Costs

Based on adequate energy prices we estimate that the EX855 will cost £183 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the least economic to run projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma p148859p, optoma p178697p
Barcodes 05060059046317
17% brighter projector brightness
Over four years older
Cheaper to run by £58.16
Older by over one year
28% cheaper to run
A lot longer service life of lamp
Older by one year
30% cheaper to run
A lot longer service life of lamp
Hugely smaller bulb power

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