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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 £138.61 Electricity cost over 5 years
Optoma has good data projector reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite bright projector brightness

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Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 1,872 expert and user reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. 100% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over a Year Ago

It was April 2017 when this multimedia projector was released.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The W490 has an average running cost of £139 over 1 year based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 109 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W490 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this data projector.

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Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W490 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector. The dimmest projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector is 600 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 16,000 ANSI lumens.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the PT-DW830E (8,500 ANSI lumens), or the PT-DX100 (£6,758.40) (10,000 ANSI lumens) both from Panasonic.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma W490 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W490 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also are RoHS compliance.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma W490 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W490 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year 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 available for around the same time as this data projector, the Optoma W490 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

At 310 Watts, the Optoma W490 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago. The bulb powers of similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector range from 170W to 430W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors of a comparable spec and age to this multimedia projector is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,900h. The Optoma W490 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 3,000 hours) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma W490 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 29 decibels, the Optoma W490 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than a year ago. 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this projector have noise levels of between 27dB and 48dB.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Sony VPL-FWZ60 (£5,098.60) (28dB), the NEC M323W (£735.42) (30dB), or the Optoma EH490 (£1,034.42) (29dB).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 1280x800
Barcodes 00796435419806

Optoma W490 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma W490 review we compared this projector to 2,059 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 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 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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