|A Less Popular Choice|
87Value for Money
|13 Months Old|
|£75 Over 5 Years|
|1920 X 1200 (WUXGA)||29dB||High||5,000 ANSI Lumens||Jan 2018|
|Projector Native Resolution||Noise Level||Contrast Ratio||Projector Brightness||Release Date|
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Why Has it Scored 85?
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Key Reasons For and Against
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
High contrast ratio
Brighter than average projector brightness
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control
Supports password protection
Supports full HD
Has an Ethernet LAN
Very short service life of lamp
Smaller than average bulb power
Only 525i video mode
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution
The Optoma WU470 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution. Across all multimedia projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD). §.
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
The Optoma WU470's noise level of only 29dB is quieter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the quietest 13% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average noise level of all multimedia projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 54dB.
High Contrast Ratio
The Optoma WU470 has a High contrast ratio which is higher than most projectors. Most data projectors have a Medium contrast ratio. Across all multimedia projectors the contrast ratio ranges from Very Low (worst) to Ultra High (best). A contrast ratio of between 10,000 and 100,000:1.
A contrast ratio of between 10,000 and 100,000:1.
Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
The average projector brightness of all multimedia projectors is 3,800 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma WU470 of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 21% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
The Optoma WU470 supports 3D, which is unusual. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp
The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 200h, the longest is 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,400h. The Optoma WU470's service life of lamp of only 2,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the shortest 13% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.
Has a Built-in Speaker
The Optoma WU470 has a built-in speaker. 76% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma WU470 has a handheld remote control. 81% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.
Supports Password Protection
The Optoma WU470 supports password protection, which is unusual. 86% of multimedia projectors do not support password protection.
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 bulb power of the Optoma WU470 of only 25W is very small compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is smaller than 99% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.
Supports Full HD
The Optoma WU470 supports full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.
Has an Ethernet LAN
The Optoma WU470 has an Ethernet LAN. 52% of multimedia projectors also have an Ethernet LAN.
Only 525i Video Mode
This multimedia projector supports a 525i supported video modes, which is typical of many multimedia projectors.
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.
Value for Money of Similar Projectors
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Optoma WU470 Release Date
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Optoma WU470 Running Costs
The average 5 year running cost of the WU470 is £75 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is neither cheap nor expensive compared to the other 1,400+ multimedia projectors that we checked.
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Optoma WU470 Manuals and Brochures
Optoma WU470 Specification
|Projector Native Resolution||1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)|
|Horizontal Scan Range||15.375 - 91.146|
|Vertical Scan Range||24 - 85|
|On Screen Display (OSD) Languages||ARA, HUN, TUR, SWE, RUS, RUM, POR, POL, NOR, JPN, ITA, IND, GRE, CHI (SIMPL), FRE, FIN, FAS, ESP, ENG, DUT, DEU, DAN, CZE, CHI (TR), VIE|
|On Screen Display (OSD)||Yes|
|Projector Brightness||5,000 ANSI Lumens|
|Keystone Correction, Horizontal||30|
|Keystone Correction, Vertical||25|
|Projection Distance||1.2 - 10|
|Supported Aspect Ratios||4:3|
|Screen Size Compatibility||26.6 - 334|
|Native Aspect Ratio||PC Monitor (16:10)|
|Service Life of Lamp (Economic Mode)||3,500h|
|Service Life of Lamp||2,500h|
|Throw Ratio||Standard Projector|
|Focal Length Range (F-F)||20.7 - 31.05|
|Supported Graphics Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 640 x 480 (VGA)|
|Supported Video Modes||525i|
|Analog Signal Format System||NTSC, PAL M, SECAM K1, SECAM K, SECAM G, SECAM D, SECAM B, SECAM 4.25/4.4, SECAM, PAL N, PAL I, NTSC 3.58, PAL H, PAL G, PAL D, PAL B, PAL 4.43, PAL, NTSC M, NTSC J, NTSC 4.43, SECAM L|
|Supported 3D Formats||Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom|
|Ports & Interfaces|
|PC Audio in||Yes|
|PC Audio Out||Yes|
|Composite Video in||1|
|USB 2.0 Port||2|
|Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port||1|
|VGA (D-Sub) Port||2|
|AC (Power) in||Yes|
|Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)||Yes|
|Card Reader Integrated||No|
|RMS Rated Power||10W|
|Cable Lock Slot||Yes|
|Cable Lock Slot Type||Kensington|
|Product Type||Desktop projector|
|Power Consumption (Standby)||0.5W|
|Power Consumption (Typical)||285W|
|Auto Power Off System||Yes|
|Maximum Power Consumption||350W|
|AC Input Frequency||50/60Hz|
|AC Input Voltage||100V|
|Operating Altitude||0 - 3000|
|Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)||0 - 85|
|Operating Temperature (T-T)||5 - 40|
|Weight & Dimensions|
|Handheld Remote Control||Yes|
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