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Optoma X401 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 29dB Aug 2013
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- Outstanding image quality- Extensive connectivity options for maximum compatibility- Compatible with full 3D and RF glasses for the most amazing, immersive viewing experience- Superior lamp life... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100. It seems that experts are not that keen on this multimedia projector.

Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Optoma multimedia projectors and also specifically for Optoma 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

One Optoma X401 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One Optoma X401 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. It Reviews.com wrote “Good to excellent data image quality” in their review.

Good Size

One Optoma X401 owner who reviewed it thought it was a good weight. Itreviews.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said on expert website IT Reviews.com “The Optoma X401 projector is surprisingly bright for its weight”.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma X401 supports full HD. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support full HD currently available including the PJD7820HD[pl_1536139_price], or the PRO8600[pl_1596542_price] both from Viewsonic which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the X401, the Optoma X401 supports 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma X401 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the X401 also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on similar spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite High Number of Colours

At 1,073.4 million, the Optoma X401 has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the X401. The lowest number of colours of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 1M and the highest is 1,100M.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma X401 is a two number of built-in speakers projector. Most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the X401 only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma X401 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the data projectors of a similar spec and age to the X401. Most of the projectors of a comparable type and age to the X401 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however this data projector has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The Optoma X401 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (16 Watts) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The average RMS rated power of projectors of this age and spec is 6.7W.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The Optoma X401 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s (7,000 hours) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the X401 is 3,000h and the longest is 20,000h.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago is 33dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma X401 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst data projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma X401 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the X401 also do not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price], or the EB-Z11005[pl_2549634_price] both from Epson or the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price].

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Optoma X401 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Very Small Uniformity

The average uniformity of similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years is 84%. The Optoma X401 has a fairly small uniformity (only 80 percent) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the X401.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma X401 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The power consumption (PowerSave)s of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the X401 range from 0.37W to 290W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of 285 Watts, the Optoma X401 has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma X401

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the X401 is £112 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 60 multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X401 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the X401.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the EH415[pl_2227615_price] (4,200 ANSI lumens), the X501[pl_2279545_price] (4,500 ANSI lumens), or the W501[pl_2057845_price] (5,000 ANSI lumens) all from Optoma.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Maximum Digital Resolution
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
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)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
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
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

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IT Reviews.com

23 November 2013

Rated at 4,000 lumens and weighing less than seven pounds, the Optoma X401 projector is surprisingly bright for its weight...

Bright, rated at 4 000 lumens
Unusually portable for the brightness
Good to excellent data image quality
Obvious rainbow artifacts in video make it suitable for short video clips only
21 November 2013

With its 4,000-lumen rating, the Optoma X401 projector is an obvious candidate if you need an XGA projector that can throw a big image in a bright room...

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Electricity cost when switched on £107.36
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £111.05
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma p172882, optoma p172882p, optoma 958te01gc0, optoma 958te01gc0e
Barcodes 00796435418366, 00942080088083, 05060059047536, 07964354183662

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