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Optoma W515 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 28dB Oct 2015
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Designed for professional installation environments, the powerful high-specification W515 projector boasts a brightness of 6,000 lumens and features multiple digital connection options, with two... More
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13 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors manufactured by Optoma have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors) and found that Optoma also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W515, the Optoma W515 supports 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Epson Home Cinema 600[plb_3077179_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the W515, the Optoma W515 has a built-in speaker.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The Optoma W515 has one of the brighter projector brightness (6,000 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W515 is 3,600 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the PT-DW830E[pl_3897896_price] (8,500 ANSI lumens), or the PT-DX100[pl_3897897_price] (10,000 ANSI lumens) both from Panasonic.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Optoma W515 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the W515. In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+). Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W515 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

At 0.65 inches, the Optoma W515 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the W515. The smallest matrix size of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W515 is 0.45" and the biggest is 0.76".

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the W515 is 1W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 12W. The Optoma W515 has a quite high RMS rated power (20 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W515.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the W515 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Optoma W515 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Optoma W515 is a two HDMI port projector. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age have between one and two HDMI ports.

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Very Big Lamp Power

The average lamp power of data projectors of a similar spec and age to the W515 is 250W. At 365 Watts, the Optoma W515 has a very big lamp power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W515.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W515 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Optoma W515 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released more than a year ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W515 is 34dB, and the noise levels range from 27dB to 47dB. With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma W515 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the WU515T[pl_3108720_price] (28dB), the WU515[pl_3108719_price] (28dB), or the EH515T[pl_3108718_price] (28dB) all from Optoma.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma W515 does not support Full HD projection, unlike most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W515.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma W515 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the W515 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to look at include the Epson EX7235[plb_3060914_price] which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the W515 range from 3,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 7,900h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 4,000 hours, the Optoma W515 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

At only 3,000 hours, the Optoma W515 has a fairly short lamp service life compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. The lamp service lives of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the W515 range from 1,500h to 30,000h.

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Quite Small Uniformity

At only 80 percent, the Optoma W515 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the W515. The uniformities of projectors of a similar type and age to the W515 range from 75% to 90%, and the average uniformity is 84%.

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Heavy

The Optoma W515 is fairly heavy (5.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. Across all the similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W515 the weights range from 380g to 68kg.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The power consumption in economy mode of data projectors of a similar age and type to the W515 range from 170W to 760W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 250W. The Optoma W515 has a fairly high power consumption in economy mode (340 Watts) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W515.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W515

Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over a year.

WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This data projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many projectors of this age and type.

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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

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Electricity cost when switched on $104.82
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $107.66
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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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