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Optoma W501

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Optoma W501

£1,099.00
Optoma W501
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A top-quality but only middle of the road value for money UXGA 15000:1 contrast ratio projector, with alright running costs and one of the quietest noise levels available
27dB 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) 15000:1 Yes Jul 2013
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Optoma W501 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Optoma W501 number 501 in 3D projectors and number 875 across all projectors.
64
Value for Money
Good
91
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
4 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£85 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £85 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some great features:
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) resolution
Very quiet noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Brighter than average projector brightness

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Optoma W501 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Optoma Has Very Good Projector Reviews

Based on 3,311 owner and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its projectors. 97% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by £199 (18%)

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average running cost of the W501 is £85 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the W501 in July 2013.

Features

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Resolution

The Optoma W501 has a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all multimedia projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma W501's noise level of only 27dB is in the quietest 7% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma W501's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 29% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma W501's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 19% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W501 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma W501 of only 2,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 92% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma W501 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W501 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The Optoma W501's bulb power of 280W is bigger than 73% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W501 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma W501 has a DVI port, unlike 90% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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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 97% of projectors also do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00796435418021, 05060059047093, 07964354180210

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