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Optoma EH515 Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 28dB Oct 2015
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Delivering Full HD image quality, the EH515 is ideal for conference rooms, large classrooms, lecture theatres, museums and houses of worship. This large venue projector boasts a brightness of... More
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15 Reasons For

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,709 owner and expert reviews for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma EH515 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year.

Alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to consider include the NEC U321H[plb_3095041_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection which you might want to consider including the Optoma EH515T[plb_3108718_price].

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma EH515 supports Full HD projection, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the EH515.

There are a number of alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the NEC U321H[plb_3095041_price].

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Optoma EH515T[plb_3108718_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EH515, the Optoma EH515 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at including the Epson EB-1430Wi[plb_2369726_price], or the NEC U321H[plb_3095041_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Optoma EH515T[plb_3108718_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 5,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EH515 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the EH515. The projector brightness of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EH515 range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,600 ANSI lumens.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma EH515 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the EH515 the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The Optoma EH515 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago. In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). Across all multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH515 the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The smallest matrix size of comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago is 0.45" and the biggest is 0.76". The Optoma EH515 has a fairly big matrix size (0.65 inches) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released one year ago.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH515 the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W. At 20 Watts, the Optoma EH515 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma EH515 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most similar spec data projectors that were launched more than a year ago have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Optoma EH515 which has two HDMI ports.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 170W and the biggest is 420W. With a lamp power of 365 Watts, the Optoma EH515 has a quite big lamp power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the EH515.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Optoma EH515 is a two USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and type have between one and three USB 2.0 ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Across all the data projectors that came out more than a year ago the noise levels range from 27dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma EH515 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the EH515.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Epson EB-1430Wi[plb_2369726_price] (35dB), or the NEC U321H[plb_3095041_price] (34dB) which is also cheaper.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the EH515, the Optoma EH515 does not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this multimedia projector and we think the Epson EB-1430Wi[plb_2369726_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the EH515 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 3,500h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 7,900h. At only 4,000 hours, the Optoma EH515 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EH515.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the EH515 range from 1,500h to 30,000h. With a lamp service life of only 3,000 hours, the Optoma EH515 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EH515.

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Quite Small Uniformity

The Optoma EH515 has one of the smaller uniformities (only 80 percent) amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EH515 the uniformities range from 75% to 90%.

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Heavy

The Optoma EH515 is quite heavy (5.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the EH515. The average weight of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the EH515 is 5.3kg, and the weights range from 380g to 68kg.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The lowest power consumption in economy mode of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than a year is 170W and the highest is 760W. With a power consumption in economy mode of 340 Watts, the Optoma EH515 has one of the higher power consumption in economy mode amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma EH515

Released Over a Year Ago

Optoma released the EH515 over a year ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
DisplayPort
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

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Electricity cost when switched on $106.19
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $109.06
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma eh515, optoma eh515t, optoma p235163, optoma p240474, optoma p239256, optoma 3deh515, optoma p240473, optoma p240473p, optoma p235163p, optoma p240474p, optoma p239256p, optoma 9572201gc1, optoma 9572201gc0, optoma 9572201gc1e, optoma 9572201gc0e
Barcodes 05055387629028, 05055387629035
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