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Optoma WU1500 Projector

2000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 39dB Jan 2016
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- WUXGA 12,000 lumens- Motorized lens shift- Six lens options- Dual lamps with lamp relay and 24/7 operation- HDBaseT and 3G-SDI- 360 operation with portrait mode The Optoma ProScene WU1500 is a... More
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each projector brand. On average data projectors from Optoma have good reviews from owners and experts.

Very Bright Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the WU1500 range from 2,700 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 5,200 ANSI lumens. The Optoma WU1500 has a very bright projector brightness (12,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that were released one year ago.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma WU1500 supports 3D, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the WU1500 which do not support 3D.

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Supports Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the WU1500, the Optoma WU1500 supports full HD.

Other projectors which support full HD currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon WUX6000.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200), which is typical of many 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA)|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 768 (WXGA)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1360 x 768 (WXGA)|1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Very Big Matrix Size

When compared to other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the WU1500, the matrix size of the Optoma WU1500 of 0.96 inches is one of the biggest. The smallest matrix size of similar spec projectors that were released one year ago is 0.55" and the biggest is 0.96".

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Two Lamps Quantitys

Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the WU1500 only have one lamps quantity, however the Optoma WU1500 has two lamps quantitys.

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Very Big Bulb Power

The average bulb power of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the WU1500 is 290W. When compared to other projectors of this type and age that we have checked the bulb power of, the Optoma WU1500's bulb power of 465 Watts is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the projectors that have been available for a similar time to the WU1500 the optical zooms range from 1x to 2x. When compared to other data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the WU1500 that we have assessed, the optical zoom of the Optoma WU1500 of 2 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Uniformity

The smallest uniformity of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the WU1500 is 85% and the biggest is 90%. The Optoma WU1500 has one of the biggest uniformitys (90 percent) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Optoma WU1500 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the WU1500. Most of the 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the WU1500 only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however this projector has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma WU1500 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the WU1500 do have a built-in speaker(s).

It is worth also looking at alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Canon WUX6000 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma WU1500 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the WU1500 also do not support wi-Fi.

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High Running Costs

The WU1500 has an average running cost of £347 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 2,000 hours, the Optoma WU1500 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the WU1500 is 5,000h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors that have been around for around the same time as the WU1500 the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 20,000h. At only 1,500 hour, the Optoma WU1500 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released one year ago.

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Only 625i Supported Video Modes

This multimedia projector supports a 480i|480p|525i|576i|576p|625i|720p|1080i|1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

At 36 decibels, the Optoma WU1500 has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than a year. The average noise level (economic mode) of 2000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the WU1500 is 33dB, and the noise level (economic mode)s range from 29dB to 37dB.

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Heavy

At 23.8 kilograms, the Optoma WU1500 is quite heavy compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the WU1500. Similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the WU1500 have weights of between 850g and 68kg.

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Very High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

When compared to other data projectors of this spec and age, the Optoma WU1500's power consumption (economy mode) of 870 Watts is one of the highest. Across all the projectors of this age and spec the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 37W to 870W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 380W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma WU1500

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this data projector was released.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 39 decibels, the Optoma WU1500 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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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
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
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
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Heat Dissipation
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
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
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Technical Details
RS-232C
Contrast Ratio

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Electricity cost when switched on £346.12
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Total running cost over 5 years £346.12
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1.7T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 1.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
45
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 45 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 9571w01gc0e
Barcodes 00796435419974, 05055387630024

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