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Canon LX-MU500
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Canon LX-MU500 Projector

2500:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 36dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Dec 2015
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
The LX-MU500 Projector provides the versatility and performance ideal for a variety of industries/applications including education, corporate, and house of worship. With a high brightness of 5000... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Canon is one of the better rated multimedia projector brands according to average user and expert review score data that we have collected for all multimedia projectors.

Supports Full HD Projection

The LX-MU500 supports Full HD projection, as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the LX-MU500.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The LX-MU500 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for the last year do not have a built-in speaker.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Canon LX-MU500 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. The best resolution of all projectors that have been on the market for the last year is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the LX-MU500 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over two times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD 720). This data projector also support graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+). Across all similar spec projectors that have been on the market for the last year the worst resolution is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

New 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors have noise levels of between 36dB and 39dB. With a noise level of only 36 decibels, the LX-MU500 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the LX-MU500.

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Fairly Bright Lamp Power in Economic Mode

Across all the latest projectors the lamp powers in economic mode range from 110W to 350W, and the average lamp power in economic mode is 220W. The Canon LX-MU500 has one of the brighter lamp powers in economic mode (296 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Very Light

The lightest 2500:1 contrast ratio projector that came out around the same time as the LX-MU500 is 5.4kg heavy and the heaviest is 18kg. The Canon LX-MU500 is one of the lighter 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the LX-MU500 (only 5.4 kilograms) amongst 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 50Hz AC Input Frequency

This projector has a 50 - 60Hz AC input frequency, which is the most commonly found AC input frequency on comparable spec projectors that were released in the last year.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the LX-MU500 do not support 3D image projection. The Canon LX-MU500 is no exception to this as it too does not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most latest 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors do not support WiFi connectivity. The LX-MU500 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Uniformity

Across all the comparable spec data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the LX-MU500 the uniformities range from 75% to 900%. At only 75 percent, the LX-MU500 has a quite small uniformity compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the LX-MU500.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the LX-MU500 the projector brightness range from 5,000 ANSI lumens to 10,000 ANSI lumens. The LX-MU500 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 5,000 ANSI lumens) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the LX-MU500 have one HDMI port, including the LX-MU500 which has one HDMI port.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The LX-MU500 has a fairly small lamp power (only 370 Watts) compared to most of the other 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the LX-MU500. The average lamp power of 2500:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the LX-MU500 is 490W, and the lamp power range from 370W to 740W.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon LX-MU500

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when Canon released the LX-MU500.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Tele Projection Distance
Wide Projection Distance
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Lamp Power in Economic Mode
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Magnification
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Transfer Rate
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Dot Clock Scanning Frequency
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Preset Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Technical Details

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $124.36
Electricity cost when on standby $17.16
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Total running cost over 5 years $141.52
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.91 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
24
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 24 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 1033c005, canon vp181568, canon 1033c003, canon 1033c005a, canon 1920x1200, canon 1033c005aa, special 1033c005, special 1033c005a, special 1033c005aa
Barcodes 04058154060674, 04549292059649

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