Optoma EH500 vs Vivitek D966HD

Optoma EH500
Vivitek D966HD

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
34% longer lamp service life Edit
The Optoma EH500 is a 3,500hh lamp service life projector. That's 1h longer than the Vivitek D966HD (2,500hh).
10dB quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma EH500 has a noise level of 30dBdB, but the Vivitek D966HD is a 40dBdB noise level projector (10dB louder). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Narrower Edit
The Optoma EH500 is a 326mmmm wide projector. That's 7mm narrower than the Vivitek D966HD (333mmmm).
$32 cheaper
The Optoma EH500 costs $1,153.99, whereas the Vivitek D966HD is $1,185.99.
Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this projector, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
2 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Vivitek D966HD is a 5WW RMS rated power projector. That's 2W higher than the Optoma EH500 (5WW).
6% lighter Edit
Vivitek D966HD is 3.5kgg heavy. That's 0.2g lighter than the Optoma EH500 (3.5kgg).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
67% lower RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma EH500 is a 3WW RMS rated power projector. That's 2W lower than the Vivitek D966HD (5WW).
Heavier Edit
Optoma EH500 is 3.7kgg heavy. That's 0.2g heavier than the Vivitek D966HD (3.5kgg).
Four months older
The Optoma EH500 is older than the Vivitek D966HD by four months.
5 Reasons Against
Shorter lamp service life Edit
The Vivitek D966HD is a 2,500hh lamp service life projector. That's 1h shorter than the Optoma EH500 (2,500hh).
Louder noise level Edit
The Vivitek D966HD has a noise level of 40dBdB, but the Optoma EH500 is a 30dBdB noise level projector (10dB quieter). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

3% wider Edit
The Vivitek D966HD is a 333mmmm wide projector. That's 7mm wider than the Optoma EH500 (333mmmm).
$32 more expensive
The Vivitek D966HD is more expensive than the Optoma EH500 by $32.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 shops sells the Vivitek D966HD, however 5 sellers sell the Optoma EH500. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

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Date Released

39 months Ago 35 months Ago

Projector

Contrast Ratio
 10000:1
 10000:1
Native Projector Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,700 ANSI lumens
BEST
4,200 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
-15 - 15 30
Matrix Size
0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
85% Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
 1.2:1
Projection Distance
1 - 10 1 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
23.6 - 300 24 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Supported Number of Colours Display
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,500h
Lamp Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 310W
Lamp Service Life
3,500h
BEST
2,500h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.59 - 1.91:1
 1.59 - 1.91:1
Offset
115% 115%
Aperture Range
2.5 - 2.76 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
23.5 - 28.2 23.5 - 28.2
Focus Mode
 Manual
 Manual

Video

Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
S-Video Input
1 1
DisplayPort
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Output
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio in Port
1 1
Composite Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3 3

Performance

Noise Level
30dB
BEST
40dB
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 35dB
Horizontal Scan Range
31 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

RMS Rated Power
3W 5W
BEST
Built-In Speaker
1 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Silver
 White
 Silver
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption On Standby
1W 0.5W
BEST
Typical Power Consumption
320W
BEST
370W
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data 300W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.7kg 3.5kg
BEST
Height
109mm
BEST
113mm
Depth
259mm 255mm
BEST
Width
326mm
BEST
333mm

Packaging Content

Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Cable Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
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