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Optoma X501

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Optoma X501

£929.00
Optoma X501
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A good value for money and good spec moderate noise level XGA data projector, with low running costs
32dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 15000:1 Yes Jul 2013
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Optoma X501 4:3 XGA Projector
£929.00
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Optoma X501 - DLP projector - 3D
£1,367.98
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£1,474.80
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16.9% APR for 12 Months
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16.9% APR for 24 Months
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Optoma X501 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Optoma X501 number 532 in 3D projectors and number 922 across all projectors.
73
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
60
Age
4 Years Old
71
Running Costs
£78 Over 5 Years
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £78 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Quieter than average noise level
A powerful performe R- extensive features - full 3d, pc-free / LAN presentations
4500 lumens, XGA resolution
Ultimate control - full support for crestron, extron, AMX, pj-link and telnet LAN commands
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Does not support full HD

Optoma X501 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

We checked 3,311 owner and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £929.00 it is more expensive than 60% of projectors.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the X501 is £78, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the X501 in July 2013.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Optoma X501 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Multimedia projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Optoma X501 of only 32dB is quieter than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is quieter than 67% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma X501 of 15,000 is higher than 73% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma X501's projector brightness of 4,500 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 78% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma X501 has a built-in speaker. 77% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma X501 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma X501 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Optoma X501's bulb power of 310W is bigger than 85% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma X501 is HD-Ready. 80% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Optoma X501 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma X501 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

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00796435418014, 05060059047086, 07964354180142

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