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Optoma WU470

£958.78
Optoma WU470
84
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
92
Features
Fully-Featured
55
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Age
13 Months Old
86
Running Costs
£75 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
A powerful and good value for money WUXGA quiet projector, with very low running costs.
1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 29dB High 5,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2018
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With excellent features and representing value for money, we have ranked the Optoma WU470 number 53 in 3D projectors and number 78 across all projectors.

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Kagoo Score
85
Brand Rating
92
Features
88
Value for Money
88
Age
87
Running Costs

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

Optoma is an excellent projector brand.
With it being less than a year since it was released by Optoma, this projector features some of the latest projector technology. View the latest projectors 2019.
It has running costs of £75 over 5 years, which puts it neither cheap nor expensive compared to the other 1,400+ projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
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
Brighter than average projector brightness
Supports 3D
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). §.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level
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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.

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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.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
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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.

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

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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.

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Has a Built-in Speaker
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The Optoma WU470 has a built-in speaker. 76% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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

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Supports Password Protection

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

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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 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.

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

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Has an Ethernet LAN
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The Optoma WU470 has an Ethernet LAN. 52% of multimedia projectors also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Only 525i Video Mode

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

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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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Optoma WU470 Release Date

January 2018

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When Are Most New Optoma Data Projectors Released?

We couldn't see any prominent pattern in the release dates for new Optoma data projectors over the last 3 years.

In 2018 most new Optoma projectors were released in September, with 14 new Optoma projectors released that month. In January 2017, six new Optoma projectors were released making it the biggest month that year for new Optoma data projector releases. March was the biggest month in 2016 for new Optoma projectors, with 17 new Optoma projectors released that month.

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How Fast Do Optoma Projector Prices Drop After Release?

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

That means that on a typical Optoma data projector costing £1,538 you could save on average £40 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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Running Costs

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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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.34 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Optoma WU470 Manuals and Brochures

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Optoma WU470 Specification

Key Features
Projector Native Resolution
Noise Level
Contrast Ratio
Performance
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection
Projector
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
Zoom Capability
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Zoom Type
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (Economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
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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