Optoma TL50W
Optoma TL50W
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Optoma TL50W

An spectacularly economical to run 3000:1 280 x 800 data projector with adequate features
3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 36dB May 2013
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Optoma TL50W Review

With very low running costs but average features, we have scored the Optoma TL50W as follows for Summary.
Average Features
4 Years Old
£43 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 39?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only £43 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 6% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports 3GP, AVI and 7 more video formats supported
Has a built-in speaker
Only 280 x 800 resolution
Quite dim projector brightness

Optoma TL50W In-Depth Analysis


Very Good Brand

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


Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Optoma TL50W 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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Supports 3GP, AVI and 7 More Video Formats Supported

The number of supported video formats on the Optoma TL50W is more than most multimedia projectors. This data projector supports an MP4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by data projectors. The video formats supported "AVI", "3GP", "MOV", "M-JPEG", "MPEG", "MPEG4", "H.264" and "XVID" are also supported by this Optoma projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Optoma TL50W's projector brightness of only 500 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 5% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma TL50W has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma TL50W has a carrying case. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma TL50W does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 64% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Average Noise Level

The Optoma TL50W's noise level of 36dB is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 64% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma TL50W has a card reader integrated, which is unusual. 95% of projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since May 2013.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

Based on passable energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the TL50W will cost only £43 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the most economic to run multimedia projectors.

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