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Optoma W501 Projector

15000:1 UXGA (1600 X 1200) 27dB Jul 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £117.46 Electricity cost over 5 years
Optoma has good data projector reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 1,872 user and expert reviews (including 23 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 90% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Optoma released the W501.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W501 does not support full HD. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector also do not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Viewsonic PRO8600 is also worth considering.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W501 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The W501 is one of the most expensive to run data projectors of this age and type that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the W501 will cost £118 over 1 year to run.


Projector

Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Optoma W501 has a fairly bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The projector brightnesses of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this data projector range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,200 ANSI lumens.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the Epson EB-Z9800W (£7,740.08) (8,300 ANSI lumens).

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UXGA (1600 X 1200) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W501 is UXGA (1600 x 1200). That's 7% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The Optoma W501 has a DVI port. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this multimedia projector do not have a DVI port.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma W501 has an Ethernet LAN, unlike most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector which do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included

The Optoma W501 does not have a 3D glasses included, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector also do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W501 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 2,000h and the longest is 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the Optoma W501 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma W501 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 24dB to 40dB. At only 27 decibels, the Optoma W501 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Optoma S302 (26dB).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418021, 05060059047093, 07964354180210

Optoma W501 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma W501 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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