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37

Overall Score

Optoma W501

A 4 year old 15000:1 UXGA (1600 x 1200) data projector with satisfactory features and a gigantic 27dB noise level
15000:1 UXGA (1600 X 1200) Yes 27dB Jul 2013
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Optoma W501 Review

With average features and low running costs, we have scored the Optoma W501 as follows for Summary.
53
Average Features
34
4 Years Old
45
£118 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
37
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 37?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £118 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Quite bright projector brightness
Very short service life of lamp
Does not support full HD

Optoma W501 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Optoma Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,445 expert and owner reviews (including 398 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W501 has a built-in speaker. 76% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The Optoma W501's service life of lamp of only 2,500h is in the shortest 11% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma W501 of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 19% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W501 does not support full HD. 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma W501 has a DVI port. 88% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included

Like most other projectors, the Optoma W501 does not have a 3D glasses included. 97% of projectors do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Multimedia projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma W501 of only 27dB is in the quietest 6% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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UXGA (1600 X 1200) Resolution

The Optoma W501 has a higher resolution than most data projectors. This data projector has an UXGA (1600 x 1200) resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released in July 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The W501 has an average 1 year running cost of £118 based on passable energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418021, 05060059047093, 07964354180210

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