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Optoma TX785 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 31dB Sep 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
The Optoma TX785 provides power and flexibility to meet the demanding requirements of large-venue installations. 5000 lumens and the latest in image and color enhancement technologies ensure... More
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10 Reasons For

Optoma Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Optoma is one of the superior projector manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors.

Supports 3D

The Optoma TX785 supports 3D. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the TX785 do not support 3D.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the NEC U310W.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma TX785 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma TX785 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Optoma projector). In addition, this projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the TX785 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The Optoma TX785 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.7 inches) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. The matrix sizes of projectors of this age and spec range from 0.45" to 0.8", and the average matrix size is 0.65".

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma TX785 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years. This Optoma projector is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector compared to most of the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX785 which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the TX785 is 28dB, the loudest is 42dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. With a noise level of only 31 decibels, the Optoma TX785 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

We compared this data projector to all the other 31dB noise level projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma TW775 is also worth considering.

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Very High Number of Colours

The average number of colours of comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the TX785 is 190M, and the numbers of colours range from 16M to 1,100M. The Optoma TX785 has a very high number of colours (1,070 million) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the TX785.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The Optoma TX785 has a quite big bulb power (330 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. The average bulb power of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the TX785 is 320W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma TX785 does not support full HD. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the TX785 also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma TX785 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the TX785 also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support wi-Fi which you might also want to consider including the Epson PowerLite 1761W, or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Data projectors that were released around the same time as the TX785 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,500h and 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 4,100h. The Optoma TX785 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the TX785.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago the service life of lamps range from 200h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,200h. At only 2,000 hours, the Optoma TX785 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Offset

The smallest offset of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 40% and the biggest is 100%. With an offset of only 40 percent, the Optoma TX785 has one of the smaller offsets amongst data projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma TX785 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma TX785

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the TX785 is £133, which is typical compared to the other 85 projectors of this age and spec.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma TX785 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the TX785.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Supported Aspect Ratios
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £124.99
Electricity cost when on standby £7.37
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Total running cost over 5 years £132.36
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma TX785uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma tx785
Barcodes 00796435411459

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