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Optoma WU1500

Optoma WU1500
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A good spec but 2 year old moderate noise level WUXGA multimedia projector, with high running costs
39dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 Yes Jan 2016
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Optoma WU1500 Review

Released 2 years ago and with good features, we have scored the Optoma WU1500 as follows:
65
Features
Good Features
68
Age
20 Months Old
18
Running Costs
£200 Over 5 Years
43
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £200 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 7% of all 2,040 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Brighter than average projector brightness
WUXGA 12,000 lumens
Motorized lens shift
Six lens options
Dual lamps with lamp relay and 24/7 operation
HDBaseT and 3g-sdi
Louder than average noise level
Very low contrast ratio (typical)

Optoma WU1500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

Based on 3,314 user and expert reviews (including 528 verified purchases), Optoma has very good reviews for its projectors. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The WU1500 is in the most expensive 7% of all 2,040 data projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the WU1500 will cost £200 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released 20 Months Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since June 2016.

Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The Optoma WU1500 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Optoma WU1500 of 39dB is in the loudest 12% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of data projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma WU1500's contrast ratio (typical) of only 5,000 is lower than 67% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma WU1500 of 11,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 1% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma WU1500 of only 1,500h is very short compared to most other data projectors. It is in the shortest 2% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma WU1500 supports 3D, unlike 59% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma WU1500 does not have a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma WU1500 has a handheld remote control. 80% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

Data projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Optoma WU1500 of 465W is in the biggest 1% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma WU1500 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma WU1500 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of data projectors which are not 3D-ready.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma WU1500 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma WU1500 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 89% of data projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00796435419974, 05055387630024

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