Optoma ML1500E


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Optoma ML1500E

Optoma ML1500E
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A classic and very economical to run moderate noise level 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with good features and a good price
35dB 1280 X 800 15000:1 Yes Dec 2014
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Optoma ML1500E Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the Optoma ML1500E number 244 in 3D projectors and number 356 across all projectors.
22 Reviews
Value for Money
Very Good
Good Features
3 Years Old
Running Costs
£37 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has superb user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 71%, based on 22 reviews. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only £37 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 8% of all 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report superior product quality, that it is a good size and excellent design. However they also report inferior sound quality.
The ML1500E has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Does not support full HD

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Optoma ML1500E In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

This projector received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from Expert Reviews. This means that experts really don't rate this data projector very highly.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

This projector has an exceptional average owner rating based on 21 owner reviews. Over 80% of reviewers gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Users Report Inferior Sound Quality

Two customers considered that this projector did not have good sound quality.

Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 3,311 expert and owner reviews (including 530 verified purchases), Optoma has very good reviews for its projectors. 97% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three owners concluded that it was compact.

Customers Report Nice Design

Two owners said in their reviews that it was good looking.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

Whilst the product is more expensive than 52% of projectors, it has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. At £666.99 it appears to be great value for money overall.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The ML1500E is in the cheapest 8% of all 2,022 projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the ML1500E is only £37.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Optoma released the ML1500E in December 2014.


1280 X 800 Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The noise level of the ML1500E of 35dB is relatively typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 58% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

Across all the projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the ML1500e of 15,000 is in the highest 25% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the ML1500E of 20,000h is in the longest 12% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The ML1500E has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma ML1500E supports 3D. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The ML1500E has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Carrying Case

The ML1500E has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The ML1500E has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. 96% of projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma ML1500E is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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The ML1500E is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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The ML1500E is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of data projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The ML1500E does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma elecc749pyucf5, optoma 958rm02gc0e, boutique ml1500e, optoma os017ns, optoma ml1500e, acer ml1500e


05054629921760, 05055387600058, 05055387600065

Optoma ML1500E


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