Optoma ML1500E
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Optoma ML1500E

£758.40 £92.01 cheaper than 63 days ago
A top-value 15000:1 280 x 800 projector with not bad features and great user reviews
15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 35dB Nov 2014
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Optoma ML1500e Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma ML1500e number 49 across all projectors.
22 Reviews
Good Features
2 Years Old
£51 Over 1 Year
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Why Has it Scored 80?

It has exceptional user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 71%, based on 22 reviews. Sony 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 2017.
This Optoma projector 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.
Customers report product quality, 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 few features:
Quite long service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD

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Optoma ML1500e In-Depth Analysis


Expert Reviews Are Poor

This multimedia projector received a rating of 60% from projector expert review site Expert Reviews. Projector experts aren't convinced by this projector.

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Excellent User Reviews

On average, based on 21 user reviews this multimedia projector has an exceptional overall user rating. Over 80% of reviewers gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report Inferior Sound Quality

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma ML1500e did not have good sound quality.

Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

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

Users Report Great Product Quality

Two customers who bought it reckoned that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three people who reviewed the Optoma ML1500e reckoned that it was compact.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good looking.

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £758.40 it is cheaper than 59% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by £92 (11%)

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the ML1500e of 20,000h is quite long compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 11% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Data projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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The ML1500e is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

The ML1500e does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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The ML1500e is HD-Ready, unlike 79% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma ML1500e has a carrying case, unlike 81% of multimedia projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The ML1500e has a 280 x 800 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors.

Amongst similar types of projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma ML1500e is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Average Noise Level

The ML1500e's noise level of 35dB is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 61% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma ML1500e has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. 95% of projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The ML1500e has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This data projector was released in November 2014.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The ML1500e has an average running cost of only £51 over 1 year based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 7% of all 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma 958rm02gc0e, boutique ml1500e, optoma 1280x800, optoma os017ns, optoma ml1500e, acer ml1500e


05054629921760, 05055387600058

Optoma ML1500E


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