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Optoma ML1500e Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 1024 X 768 (XGA) Nov 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Supported Graphics Resolutions Release Date £50.16 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good 3D picture quality
Running costs are very low
Poor expert reviews
22 Reviews

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Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This Optoma projector received a score of 60 out of 100 from expert review website Expert Reviews. This means that multimedia projector experts really don't rate this data projector very highly.

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,873 expert and owner reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically within its projectors range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are Very Low

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the ML1500e will cost only £51 over 1 year to run, which is in the cheapest 8% of all 51 data projectors of a comparable type and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was November 2014 when Optoma released the ML1500e.


Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

Two people considered that this projector was heavy and bulky. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Powerful card Runs cool on heavy load, thanks to the twin fans” . They also wrote “GREAT PRICE, If you are a modest gamer andor video heavy apps, 3d cad, movie editing” in their review.

Good Size

Two people considered that this projector was heavy and bulky. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Powerful card Runs cool on heavy load, thanks to the twin fans” . They also wrote “GREAT PRICE, If you are a modest gamer andor video heavy apps, 3d cad, movie editing” in their review.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma ML1500e has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of their better review scores, the Optoma EH501, or the Viewsonic PJD5350LS.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma ML1500e does not support full HD, unlike most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector which support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support full HD including the Sony VPL-HW50ES/W, the Panasonic PTAE7000U, or the Epson Pro G6770WU.

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3D-Ready

The ML1500e is 3D-ready, as are most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma ML1500e is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma ML1500e is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector also are RoHS compliance.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma ML1500e has a card reader integrated. Most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector do not have a card reader integrated.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The ML1500e has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The ML1500e has a handheld remote control. Most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the ML1500e does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Data projectors of a similar age and type to this projector have service life of lamps of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,700h. With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the ML1500e has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The ML1500e has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Average Noise Level

The Optoma ML1500e has a relatively standard noise level (30 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 30dB noise level projectors currently available including because of their better review scores, the H7531D, or the K750 both from Acer.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed it thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote two years ago “Has all the usual suspects in terms of NVidia features (G-Sync, 3D surround, blah blah” and scored it 4 stars out of 5.

Good Picture Quality

Seven customers mentioned that it had good picture quality. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote two years ago “The type of games I really enjoy are generally those in which its main attractive are not graphics (lets say, Xcom, for instance” . They also mentioned “Card runs WoW on ultra graphics with a very occasional momentary lag” in their review. And also wrote “With a dell 20" monitor 1600 900 resolution, graphics pretty much on ultra or maxed out around 2xAA here are some fps numbers”.


Design

Easy to Use the Menus

Five people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Website Amazon.co.uk said “Max settings of course”. They also wrote “Handles everything I do with ease Max settings on games on 1080p” in their review. And also said “On Fallout 4, ultra settings, m”.

Well Made

Four people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “Good construction, feels solid, fans are quiet”. They also said “The card itself is very solid with an all metal fan shroud” in their review. And also wrote “It is built xtremely well”.

Two owners who bought this projector concluded that it was strong and durable. Two years ago website Amazon.co.uk rated it 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Feels sturdy enough and appears to have ample cooling”. They also wrote “Super durable” in their review.

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Good Looking

Five customers mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma ML1500e was good looking. Website Amazon.co.uk said “The "GeForce GTX" logo lights up giving a nice aesthetic” . They also wrote “Performance is pretty good and fan acoustics is pretty low” in their review. And also mentioned “Sleek, stylish and fast this card is 2nd to none for the price”.

Two customers who purchased this projector considered that it was well designed. Website Amazon.co.uk said “Since it is also a reference design I feel this is also valid”. They also mentioned “Design is pretty inspiring considering its age” in their review.

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Audio

Quiet

Five customers who bought the product agreed that it was quiet. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their Optoma ML1500e review “The card is in fact quiet, once you install its drivers, otherwise fans will rotate to full speed (which is not loud at all.” and scored the product 80 out of 100. They also said “I was looking for a silent affordable mid range ("future proof" direct 12 ready) card” in their review. And also mentioned “The card is very quiet no matter what”.


Price

Good Value for Money

Fifteen owners wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned “A big deal to me is fan noise” in their review of this projector. They also wrote “It is a a cheap video card for the amount of power that you get” in their review. And also mentioned “It is a great card for the price”.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers projectors ml1500e, optoma 958rm02gc0e, boutique ml1500e, code 958rm02gc0e, optoma 1280x800, optoma ml1500e, code ml1500e
Barcodes 05054629921760, 05055387600058, 05055387600065

Optoma ML1500e Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma ML1500e review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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