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Optoma WU515 Projector

10000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) 28dB Oct 2015
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
- 4 corner Geometric Correction for easy installation of basic stacking solutions or on uneven walls- 1.8x Zoom - excellent image from a short or long distance- Vertical/ Horizontal keystone and... More
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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

Optoma has good average reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors as well as across its entire multimedia projector range compared to other manufacturers.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma WU515 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the WU515.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Optoma WU515T.

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Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma WU515 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also support Full HD projection.

Alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper projectors such as the Panasonic PT-RZ370 ($3,399.00).

Alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to look at include the Optoma WU515T, or the Sony VPL-FHZ57 ($3,099.99).

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma WU515 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the WU515.

Alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to look at include the Optoma WU515T.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The Optoma WU515 has a fairly bright projector brightness (6,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the WU515. The projector brightness of data projectors of this age and type range from 600 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma WU515 is WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

This multimedia projector's resolution (WUXGA (1920x1200)) is actually the best resolution amongst all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the WU515.

An XGA (1024x768) native projector resolution is the worst resolution amongst similar types of multimedia projector.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma WU515 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions of 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). The worst resolution of all similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the WU515 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

At 0.67 inches, the Optoma WU515 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the WU515. The matrix sizes of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the WU515 range from 0.45" to 0.76".

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The Optoma WU515 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The RMS rated power of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the WU515 range from 1W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 12W.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma WU515 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the WU515 have between one and two HDMI ports, including the Optoma WU515 which has two HDMI ports.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the projectors that are a comparable age to the WU515 the optical zooms range from 1x to 1.8x, and the average optical zoom is 1.2x. The Optoma WU515 has a very big optical zoom (1.8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the WU515.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

With a lamp power of 365 Watts, the Optoma WU515 has one of the bigger lamp power amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average lamp power of projectors that have been on the market for more than a year is 250W, and the lamp power range from 170W to 420W.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Optoma WU515 is a two USB 2.0 port data projector.

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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 multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Across all the multimedia projectors of this spec and age 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 WU515 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the WU515.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Optoma WU515T (28dB).

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the WU515 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma WU515 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of a similar type and age to the WU515 is 3,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 7,900h. At only 4,000 hours, the Optoma WU515 has a quite short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

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Very Short Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of data projectors of a similar age and type to the WU515 range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,500h. The Optoma WU515 has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 3,000 hours) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Heavy

10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than a year have weights of between 380g and 68kg. With a weight of 5.9 kilograms, the Optoma WU515 is quite heavy compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the WU515.

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Only One Audio in Port

The Optoma WU515 is a one audio in port data projector.

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Quite High Power Consumption in Economy Mode

Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than a year ago the power consumption in economy mode range from 170W to 760W. The Optoma WU515 has one of the higher power consumption in economy mode (335 Watts) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma WU515

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Optoma released the WU515.

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
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
DisplayPort
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
12V Trigger
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
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
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Electricity cost when switched on $110.68
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $113.54
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0.73T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.73 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma wu515, optoma wu515t
Barcodes 00796435419608, 05055387629042
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