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Optoma W515 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 28dB Oct 2015
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Designed for professional installation environments, the powerful high-specification W515 projector boasts a brightness of 6,000 lumens and features multiple digital connection options, with two... More
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12 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

We checked 1,689 owner and expert reviews 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 within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Supports 3D

The Optoma W515 supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age do not support 3D.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available that you might want to consider including the Epson Home Cinema 600[plb_3077179_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W515 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the W515.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the W515 is 600 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W515 has one of the brighter projector brightnesss amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the PT-DW830E[pl_3897896_price] (8,500 ANSI lumens), or the PT-DX100[pl_3897897_price] (10,000 ANSI lumens) both from Panasonic.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma W515 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W515. In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). The worst resolution of all projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W515 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the Optoma W515 has one of the bigger matrix sizes amongst data projectors of this age. Data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the W515 have matrix sizes of between 0.55" and 0.76".

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the Optoma W515 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the W515. 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the W515 have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 12W.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma W515 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W515. Most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W515 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Optoma W515 is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Very Big Bulb Power

The Optoma W515 has one of the bigger bulb powers (365 Watts) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. Similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago have bulb powers of between 170W and 420W, and the average bulb power is 240W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Optoma W515 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of this age and type is 34dB, and the noise levels range from 27dB to 47dB. The Optoma W515 has a quite quiet noise level (only 28 decibels) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W515.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the WU515T[pl_3108720_price] (28dB), the WU515[pl_3108719_price] (28dB), or the EH515T[pl_3108718_price] (28dB) all from Optoma.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most data projectors of this age and spec do not support full HD. The Optoma W515 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Epson Home Cinema 600[plb_3077179_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma W515 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the W515 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Epson EB-945H[plb_3077398_price].

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Running Costs Are High

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the W515 will cost £140 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the less economic to run 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than a year.

Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At only 4,000 hours, the Optoma W515 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W515 range from 1,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 7,700h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the W515 is 6,100h, and the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Optoma W515 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Small Uniformity

The Optoma W515 has a quite small uniformity (only 80 percent) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the W515. Across all the similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the W515 the uniformitys range from 75% to 90%.

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Heavy

The Optoma W515 is quite heavy (5.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the W515. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released one year ago the weights range from 2.2g to 68kg.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The average power consumption (economy mode) of data projectors of this type and age is 250W, and the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 170W to 760W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of 340 Watts, the Optoma W515 has a fairly high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W515.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W515

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector was released over a year ago.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
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
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
DisplayPorts Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £136.20
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £139.89
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma w515, optoma w515t

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