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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
The Optoma W501 was designed to deliver unsurpassed performance and reliability to meet your installation needs. Its powerful 5000 lumens output and impressive 15,000:1 contrast ratio deliver... More
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Optoma projectors and also specifically for Optoma 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good reviews.

Recent Price Drop of £127.67

The W501 has dropped in price by £127.67 in the last few days.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other data projectors of this spec and age, the Optoma W501 supports 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D to this multimedia projector and we think the EH415[pl_2227615_price], and the ML1000[pl_1725906_price] both from Optoma which has better reviews; or the Optoma X307[plb_1727619_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Optoma W501 has a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the EH415[pl_2227615_price], or the ML1000[pl_1725906_price] both from Optoma which has better reviews; or the Optoma X307[plb_1727619_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W501 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. The dimmest projector brightness of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the W501 is 700 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,200 ANSI lumens.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 768 (WXGA)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1360 x 768 (WXGA)|1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on data projectors of this age and type.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the Optoma W501 has one of the bigger matrix sizes amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average matrix size of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago is 0.61", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 1.1".

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Four USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Optoma W501 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the W501. Most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago only have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however this multimedia projector has four USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

Data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W501 have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 30W. When compared to other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Optoma W501's RMS rated power of 30 Watts is one of the highest.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma W501 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the data projectors of this type and age. Most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago only have one number of built-in speakers, however this data projector has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma W501 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Quite Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

With a lamp power (economic mode) of 4,000 Watts, the Optoma W501 has a quite bright lamp power (economic mode) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years. Projectors of this spec and age have lamp power (economic mode)s of between 160W and 5,000W.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors of a similar type and age to the W501 is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. The Optoma W501 has a quite quiet noise level (only 27 decibels) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the W501.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Optoma X307[plb_1727619_price] (32dB and cheaper) or the Optoma ML1000[plb_1725906_price] (30dB and higher rated).

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W501 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the W501 also do not support full HD.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support full HD including the Optoma EH415[plb_2227615_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma W501 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Running Costs Are Very High

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the W501 will cost £118 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the most expensive to run 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Expensive

Projectors of this spec and age range in price from £241 to £12,524. We think that this multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other projectors of this spec and age.

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors that were released more than two years ago have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,800h. At only 2,500 hours, the Optoma W501 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W501.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W501

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Optoma released the W501.

UXGA (1600 X 1200) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W501 is UXGA (1600 x 1200). That's 88% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Progressive Scan Output
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
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
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
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
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included
Other Features
Built-In Touchpad

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £113.77
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £117.46
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma W501uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma p176411, optoma p176411p
Barcodes 00796435418021, 05060059047093, 07964354180210

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