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Optoma ES556 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Oct 2012
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Ideal for use in a meeting room or classroom, the ES556 has a bright 3000L and 13,000:1 contrast allowing you to project bright, crystal clear images with superb colours using DLP and... More
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8 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Optoma 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all multimedia projectors Optoma is one of the superior brands.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma ES556 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ES556 also support 3D image projection.

Other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq MX522[plb_2029720_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the ES556, the Optoma ES556 has a built-in speaker.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma W300[plb_2141202_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the ES556 is 3,000h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,300h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 6,500 hours, the Optoma ES556 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

With a noise level in economy mode of only 28 decibels, the Optoma ES556 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. The average noise level in economy mode of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the ES556 is 29dB.

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Light

The Optoma ES556 is quite light (only 2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the ES556. Similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ES556 have weights of between 1.3kg and 5.4kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma ES556 does not support Full HD projection, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the ES556 also do not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might also want to look at including the MS504[pl_2024728_price], or the MX505[pl_2024730_price] both from Benq which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma ES556 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

The average lamp power of projectors of a comparable type and age to the ES556 is 210W. With a lamp power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma ES556 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Optoma ES556 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the ES556. The lowest RMS rated power of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the ES556 is 1W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.3W.

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Very Small Uniformity

The average uniformity of multimedia projectors of this age and type is 86%, and the uniformities range from 80% to 130%. With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the Optoma ES556 has one of the smaller uniformities amongst data projectors of this age.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma ES556 is a two VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the ES556 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the Optoma ES556 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago. Comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ES556 have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.65".

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma ES556

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the ES556 over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma ES556 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

If this 13000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Benq MX600[plb_2024731_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 32 decibels, the Optoma ES556 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other 32dB noise level projectors currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Benq TW519[plb_1552764_price].

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Benq MX518[plb_1521707_price] (32dB).

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SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma ES556 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
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
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
HDCP
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
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Expert Reviews

19 July 2012

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.96
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.80
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0.46T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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