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Optoma W490 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Feb 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Widescreen Installation Data and Business projector- Bright Projection - 5000 ANSI lumens- Vertical and Horizontal Keystone- Vertical Lens Shift- Full control over LAN and RS-232- Four corner... More
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10 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

Optoma is one of the better rated multimedia projector manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Optoma also has good reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Supports 3D

The Optoma W490 supports 3D. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the W490 do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other new data projectors, the Optoma W490 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma W490 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) (which is also supported by this projector). In addition, this Optoma projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA). New similar spec projectors supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Optoma W490 is a three HDMI ports quantity data projector.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma W490 is a two number of built-in speakers projector.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released in the last 12 months the digital zooms range from 1.3x to 2x. The Optoma W490 has one of the biggest digital zooms (2 times zoom factor) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Light

The average weight of data projectors that were launched around the same time as the W490 is 9.9kg, and the weights range from 360g to 28kg. With a weight of only 4.6 kilograms, the Optoma W490 is quite light compared to most of the other recently released similar spec projectors.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for the last year.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the W490 is 28dB, the loudest is 41dB, and the average noise level is 35dB. At only 29 decibels, the Optoma W490 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W490.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Sony VPL-FWZ60 (£3,176.80) (28dB), the Vivitek DX255 (30dB), or the Optoma EH490 (29dB).

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W490 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched in the last 12 months also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma W490 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W490 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this multimedia projector and we think the Hitachi CP-WX5500 (£1,165.66) is also worth considering.

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Very Small Uniformity

The smallest uniformity of new 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 70% and the biggest is 90%. At only 70 percent, the Optoma W490 has a quite small uniformity compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W490.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors is 3,000h and the longest is 24,000h. The Optoma W490 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 3,500 hours) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the W490.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W490 is 8,900h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Optoma W490 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W490.

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Quite Small Offset

The Optoma W490 has one of the smaller offsets (only 112 percent) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The offsets of latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range from 95% to 140%, and the average offset is 120%.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

With a power consumption (economy mode) of 329 Watts, the Optoma W490 has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for the last year. The power consumption (economy mode)s of similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the W490 range from 0.5W to 680W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W490

Average Running Costs

The W490 is typical compared to the other 42 data projectors that have been on the market for the last year that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the W490 will cost £139 over 1 year to run.

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this 10000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W490 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the W490.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the PT-VX600 (£977.66) (5,500 ANSI lumens), the PT-EX620EJ (£1,876.86) (6,200 ANSI lumens), or the PT-EX620LEJ (£1,755.94) (6,200 ANSI lumens) all from Panasonic.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many latest similar spec projectors.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £134.92
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £138.61
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0.69T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 1280x800
Barcodes 00638317211682, 00796435419806

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