Optoma ML1000
Optoma ML1000
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Overall Score

Optoma ML1000 Recommended
An astoundingly economical to run 15000:1 280 x 800 multimedia projector with not bad features and an industry award
15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 30dB Nov 2013
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Optoma ML1000 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have scored the Optoma ML1000 as follows for Summary.
4 Reviews + 1 Award
Good Features
3 Years Old
£51 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 55?

It has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this data projector to others. This projector has received a "Recommended" award from Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Optoma projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
The ML1000 has running costs of only £51 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 7% of all 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
RoHS compliance
Very dim projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode

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Optoma ML1000 In-Depth Analysis


One Industry Award

The writer at review website endorse this projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and PC Mag the average expert rating of this projector is 75%.

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Optoma Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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


Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma ML1000 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma ML1000 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma ML1000 of only 1,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 8% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma ML1000's noise level of only 30dB is in the quietest 15% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma ML1000 has a carrying case, unlike 81% of projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma ML1000's service life of lamp of 20,000h is fairly long compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 11% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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The Optoma ML1000 is 3D-ready. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Optoma ML1000 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Optoma ML1000 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

The best resolution across comparable types of projector is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma ML1000 has a card reader integrated, unlike 95% of projectors which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since November 2013.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The ML1000 is one of the cheapest to run projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on passable energy prices, we estimate the ML1000 will cost only £51 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma 958rm01gc0elr, optoma ml1000p


00012303528839, 00018346249717, 00070090122517, 00524775252087, 00796435418519, 00796435419028, 00798442333052, 00799916036660, 00803982964564, 05060059048830, 07964354185192, 07964354190288

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