Optoma EH500 vs Vivitek D966HD

Optoma EH500
Vivitek D966HD

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Brighter projector brightness Edit
Optoma EH500 is 4,700 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 500 ANSI lumens brighter than the Vivitek D966HD (4,200 ANSI lumens).
29% longer service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma EH500 has a service life of lamp of 3,500h. That's 1,000h longer than the Vivitek D966HD (2,500h).
10dB quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma EH500 has a noise level of 30dB, but the Vivitek D966HD is a 40dB noise level projector (10dB louder). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

$54 cheaper
The Optoma EH500 costs $1,131.99, whereas the Vivitek D966HD is $1,185.99.
$9.17 cheaper to run
The Optoma EH500 is $9.17 cheaper to run than the Vivitek D966HD over five years. Read more
2 Reasons For
Higher RMS rated power Edit
The Vivitek D966HD is a 5W RMS rated power projector. That's 2W higher than the Optoma EH500 (5W).
6% lighter Edit
Vivitek D966HD is 3.5kg heavy. That's 200g lighter than the Optoma EH500 (3.5kg).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
67% lower RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma EH500 is a 3W RMS rated power projector. That's 2W lower than the Vivitek D966HD (5W).
Heavier Edit
Optoma EH500 is 3.7kg heavy. That's 200g heavier than the Vivitek D966HD (3.5kg).
Four months older
The Optoma EH500 is older than the Vivitek D966HD by four months.
5 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Vivitek D966HD is only 4,200 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 500 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma EH500 (4,200 ANSI lumens).
Shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Vivitek D966HD has a service life of lamp of 2,500h. That's 1,000h shorter than the Optoma EH500 (2,500h).
Louder noise level Edit
The Vivitek D966HD has a noise level of 40dB, but the Optoma EH500 is a 30dB noise level projector (10dB quieter). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

$54 more expensive
The Vivitek D966HD is more expensive than the Optoma EH500 by $54.
More expensive to run over five years by 11%
Over five years the running costs of the Vivitek D966HD are $90.86 which is $9.17 more than the Optoma EH500. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

40 months Ago 36 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 76.21
Electricity cost - standby $ 5.48
Total running cost $ 81.69
Purchase price $ 1,131.99
Total cost of ownership $ 1,213.68
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Electricity cost - switched on $ 88.12
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.74
Total running cost $ 90.86
Purchase price $ 1,185.99
Total cost of ownership $ 1,276.85
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.55T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.61T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 10000:1
 10000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
4,700 ANSI lumens
BEST
4,200 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-15 - 15 30
Matrix Size
0.65" Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
85% Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
 1.2:1
Projection Distance
1 - 10 1 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
23.6 - 300 24 - 300
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,500h
Bulb Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 310W
Service Life of Lamp
3,500h
BEST
2,500h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.59 - 1.91:1
 1.59 - 1.91:1
Offset
115% 115%
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.5 - 2.76 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
23.5 - 28.2 23.5 - 28.2
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC M

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Ports
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
1 1
DisplayPorts Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 1
HDMI Ports Quantity
2 2
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
3 3
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
 AC (power) in

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
30dB
BEST
40dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 35dB
Horizontal Scan Range
31 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
3W 5W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Colour of Product
 Silver
 White
 Silver
 White
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
1W 0.5W
BEST
Power Consumption (typical)
320W
BEST
370W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 300W
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.7kg 3.5kg
BEST
Height
109mm 113mm
Depth
259mm 255mm
Width
326mm 333mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
3D Glasses Included
 3D glasses included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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