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Optoma ML550

Optoma ML550
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ddworld.cz Recommended Award techradar.com/au/ Recommended Techradar Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A stunningly economical to run and multi award winning quiet 1280 x 800 resolution multimedia projector, with a Best Buy award from one expert review website and 3 further awards from other expert sites
30dB 1280 X 800 10000:1 Yes Jun 2013
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Optoma ML550 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the Optoma ML550 number 469 in 3D projectors.
93
Reviews
23 Reviews + 4 Awards
84
Features
Fully-Featured
59
Age
4 Years Old
96
Running Costs
£19 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good expert reviews and brilliant user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. This projector has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Techradar plus two other sites and a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews. Epson data 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 multimedia projectors 2018.
The ML550 has running costs of only £19 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 4% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report it is a good size.
It has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Has a built-in speaker
Supports 3D
Ultra-compact LED projector - pc-free viewing - built in media player and office viewer
MHL support, HDMI connectivity, built in speaker, 3d ready,
Optional wireless presentations
Compact & lightweight

Optoma ML550 Video Reviews

Optoma ML550 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Four Industry Awards

Projector experts love this projector and have given it four awards.

The authors at websites Techradar, Techradar.com/au/ and Ddworld.cz all endorse this multimedia projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The author at review site Expert Reviews decided that this data projector was very good and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on eight expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and projectorcentral.com this multimedia projector has an overall expert rating of 83%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 15 owner reviews the average owner rating of this projector is terrific. 7 reviewers (77% of all reviewers) gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Very Good Brand

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

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Two people who reviewed this projector wrote that it was compact.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Three owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was good value for money.

  • We are very happy with our purchase and would recommend this to anyone wanting a great projector at a reasonable price…
  • It is nice projector for the price…
  • It was going to cost about $300 to get it replaced so we decided to go with an LED projector instead…

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The ML550 is one of the most economic to run projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the ML550 will cost only £19 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in June 2013.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on projectors.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma ML550 of 10,000 is pretty average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 60% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma ML550's noise level of only 30dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 19% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma ML550 of only 500 ANSI lumens is very dim compared to most other projectors. It is dimmer than 97% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 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 ML550 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma ML550 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma ML550 of 20,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 8% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma ML550 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma ML550 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 ML550 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports AVI, DAT and 11 More Video Formats Supported

The Optoma ML550 has a greater number of supported video formats than most projectors. The most frequently supported video formats supported is VC-1, but this video formats supported is not supported by this Optoma projector. The video formats supported MP4, WMV, AVI, RM, RMVB, MOV, DIVX, MPG, MPEG, MKV, VOB, DAT and TS are also supported by this data projector.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma ML550 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 82% of multimedia projectors do not have a carrying case.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma ML550 is 3D-ready. 85% of multimedia projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma ML550 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma ML550 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma crtopml550rfb, optoma 2rt3414, optoma ml550, optoma ml500

Barcodes:

00021111215527, 00070090122524, 00086000230494, 00132018535943, 00163121476434, 00172304288399, 00389665677629, 00611101533603, 00617407380552, 00682017415833, 00709436177347, 00718117592164, 00779184071570, 00791583705368, 00791836611804, 00796435418595, 00796435418724, 00803982964571, 00841434146823, 00971485523707, 05060059048113, 07123290463515, 07123290500975, 07964354185956

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