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Optoma WU470

Optoma WU470
89
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
95
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
87
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Age
16 Months Old
85
Running Costs
£75 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and good value for money WUXGA quiet projector, with very low running costs. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.
Features We Love:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (29dB)
High contrast ratio
Bright projector brightness (5,000 ANSI lumens)
Supports 3D
WUXGA
RESOLUTION
29DB
5,000 ANSI LUMENS
BRIGHTNESS
2,500H
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
25W
LAMP POWER
STANDARD
PROJECTOR
THROW RATIO
AC
POWER SOURCE
£75
OVER 5 YEARS
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Optoma WU470 Price History

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With excellent features and outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Optoma WU470 number 38 in 3D projectors and number 46 across all projectors.

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Kagoo Score
95
Features
88
Value for Money
85
Age
86
Running Costs

87

87
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 87?

Looking across the entire Optoma projector range, the average reviews for all Optoma data projectors are excellent.
At over a year old this data projector is slightly out of date, and newer multimedia projectors with more up to date technology are available.
It has running costs of £75 over 5 years, which is pretty average compared to the other 1,400+ projectors that we have calculated running costs for.
This projector has some great features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
LAN display
MHL
USB-Power
Eco AV mute
Auto power off
Quick resume
Energy saving

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each projector by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the projector is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec projectors come to market, the older projectors will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Features

Key Reasons For and Against

1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
High contrast ratio
Bright projector brightness
Supports 3D
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Supports full HD
Has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Has an Ethernet LAN
525i video mode
Supports password protection
Shorter than average service life of lamp
Smaller than average bulb power
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The Optoma WU470 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level
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Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 54dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma WU470's noise level of only 29dB is in the quietest 12% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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High Contrast Ratio

The Optoma WU470 has a higher contrast ratio than most multimedia projectors. This multimedia projector has a high contrast ratio of 20000:1, whereas most multimedia projectors have a contrast ratio of between 3000:1 and 10000:1. The contrast ratio of all multimedia projectors ranges from 1000:1 and lower (worst) to 1000000:1 and higher (best). A high contrast ratio is a ratio of between 10,000:1 and 100,000:1.

A high contrast ratio is a ratio of between 10,000:1 and 100,000:1.

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Bright Projector Brightness
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Multimedia projectors have projector brightnesses of between 100 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,800 ANSI lumens. The Optoma WU470's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 21% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 3D
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The Optoma WU470 supports 3D, unlike 64% of multimedia projectors which do not support 3D.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all multimedia projectors is 7,500h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma WU470 of only 2,500h is shorter than 90% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The Optoma WU470 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control
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The Optoma WU470 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Supports Full HD
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The Optoma WU470 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
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The Optoma WU470 has a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), which is unusual. 86% of multimedia projectors do not have a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL).

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Has an Ethernet LAN
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The Optoma WU470 has an Ethernet LAN, as do 53% of data projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all multimedia projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Optoma WU470's bulb power of only 25W is smaller than 99% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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525i Video Mode

This projector supports a 525i supported video mode, which is typical of many projectors.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma WU470 supports password protection, unlike 86% of projectors which do not support password protection.

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Value for Money

Value for Money

We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. A projector with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

We have analysed the Optoma WU470, and ranked it:

Good Value For Money
This projector is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

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Age

Optoma WU470 Release Date

January 2018

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When Are Most New Optoma Multimedia Projectors Released?

We looked at the release dates for new Optoma projectors over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any obvious trend.

The biggest month in 2018 for new Optoma projector releases was September, with 14 new Optoma projectors released that month. In 2017 most new Optoma multimedia projectors were released in January, with six new Optoma multimedia projectors released that month. In March 2016, 13 new Optoma data projectors were released making it the biggest month that year for new Optoma multimedia projector releases.

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How Fast Do Optoma Projector Prices Drop After Release?

On average Optoma data projectors drop in price by 3% in the first 6 months after release.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of £52 on a typical £1,570 new Optoma multimedia projector by waiting 6 months before buying.

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Running Costs

Optoma WU470 Running Costs

The WU470 has an average running cost of £75 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is pretty average compared to the other 1,400+ multimedia projectors that we checked.

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Optoma WU470 Specification

Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Contrast Ratio
Features
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection
Projector
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Horizontal Scan Range
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Vertical Scan Range
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (Economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Focus
Zoom Capability
Zoom Type
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolution
Full HD
Supported Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC (Power) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
12V Trigger
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Multimedia
Built-in Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-in Display
Power
Power Consumption (Standby)
Power Consumption (Typical)
Auto Power Off System
Power Source
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
USB Powered
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Cables Included

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

optoma e1p1d12we1z1, optoma p254719p, optoma wu470

Barcodes

 05055387660281

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