Epson 1430Wi vs Optoma EH500

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Epson 1430Wi
Optoma EH500

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
500h longer service life of lamp Edit
The Epson 1430Wi is a 4,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Optoma EH500 is only a 3,500h lamp service life projector (500h shorter).
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Epson 1430Wi is two, but the Optoma EH500 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.
13W higher RMS rated power Edit
The Epson 1430Wi has an RMS rated power of 16W, whereas the Optoma EH500 is only a 3W RMS rated power projector (13W lower).
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
Vastly better user reviews
The average user review score of the Epson 1430Wi is 100%, however the average rating of the Optoma EH500 is 60% (based on 1 review).
8 Reasons For
30% brighter projector brightness Edit
Optoma EH500 is 4,700 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 1,400 ANSI lumens brighter than the Epson 1430Wi (4,700 ANSI lumens).
10% bigger matrix size Edit
The Optoma EH500 is a 0.65" matrix size projector. That's 0.06" bigger than the Epson 1430Wi (0.65").
3D Edit
The Optoma EH500 supports 3D, whereas the Epson 1430Wi does not. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Full HD Edit
The Optoma EH500 supports full HD, however the Epson 1430Wi does not. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma EH500 has a noise level of 30dB, but the Epson 1430Wi is a 35dB noise level projector (5dB 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.

Lighter Edit
Optoma EH500 is 3.7kg heavy. That's 2kg lighter than the Epson 1430Wi (3.7kg).
$1,538 cheaper
The Optoma EH500 costs $1,131.99, whereas the Epson 1430Wi is $2,669.80.
$22.92 cheaper to run
The Optoma EH500 is $22.92 cheaper to run than the Epson 1430Wi over five years. Read more

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
1,400 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Epson 1430Wi has a projector brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens, however the Optoma EH500 is a 4,700 ANSI lumens brightness projector (1,400 ANSI lumens brighter).
0.06" smaller matrix size Edit
The Epson 1430Wi has a matrix size of 0.59", whereas the Optoma EH500 is a 0.65" matrix size projector (0.06" bigger).
Does not support 3D Edit
The Epson 1430Wi does not support 3D, whereas the Optoma EH500 does. Read more

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Does not support full HD Edit
The Epson 1430Wi does not support full HD, however the Optoma EH500 does. Read more

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

15% louder noise level Edit
The Epson 1430Wi is a 35dB noise level projector. That's 5dB louder than the Optoma EH500 (30dB). 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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Epson 1430Wi has a weight of 5.7kg, however the Optoma EH500 is a 3.7kg heavy projector (2kg lighter).
More expensive by $1,538
The Epson 1430Wi is $1,537.81 more expensive than the Optoma EH500.
Higher running costs over five years by $22.92
The running costs over five years of the Epson 1430Wi are $104.61 which is $22.92 more than the Optoma EH500. Show assumptions.
6 Reasons Against
15% shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma EH500 has a service life of lamp of 3,500h. That's 500h shorter than the Epson 1430Wi (3,500h).
Only one USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Optoma EH500 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector, whereas the Epson 1430Wi only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
5x lower RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma EH500 is a 3W RMS rated power projector. That's 13W lower than the Epson 1430Wi (3W).
Not as many stockists
Only 2 retailers sells the Optoma EH500, however 4 shops sell the Epson 1430Wi. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Nine months older
The Optoma EH500 is older than the Epson 1430Wi by nine months.
Hugely Lower user review Score
The Optoma EH500 only has an average user rating of 60%, but the Epson 1430Wi has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

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Date Released

31 months Ago 40 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 91.46
Electricity cost - standby $ 13.15
Total running cost $ 104.61
Purchase price $ 2,669.80
Total cost of ownership $ 2,774.41
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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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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.7T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 10000:1
 10000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
Projector Brightness
3,300 ANSI lumens 4,700 ANSI lumens
BEST
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
- 3 - 3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
- 3 - 3 -15 - 15
Matrix Size
0.59" 0.65"
BEST
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data 85%
Colour Light Output
3,300 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output
3,300 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness (economic Mode)
1,900 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Colours
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,070M
Zoom Ratio
 1.35:1
BEST
 1.35:1
Projection Distance (tele)
0.6 - 0.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance (wide)
0.4 - 0.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
0.4 - 0.6 1 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
60 - 100 23.6 - 300
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD
Number of Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamps Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
6,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 UHE
 UHE
Bulb Power
245W Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp
4,000h
BEST
3,500h

Lens System

Throw Ratio
 1.59 - 1.91:1
 1.59 - 1.91:1
Offset
Unknown - Click to provide data 115%
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.8 - 1.8 2.5 - 2.76
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.71 - 3.71 23.5 - 28.2
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
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)
 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
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
Video Colour Modes
 sRGB
 Dynamic
 Blackboard
 Theatre
 Whiteboard
 Presentation
 Sports
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 sRGB
 Dynamic
 Blackboard
 Theatre
 Whiteboard
 Presentation
 Sports
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN Data Rates
 100
 10
BEST
 100
 10
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
35dB 30dB
BEST
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Noise Level (economic Mode)
28dB Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 31 - 90
Vertical Scan Range
50 - 85 50 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection
 Password protection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
16W
BEST
3W
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 1

Design

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

Display

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

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
2.4W 1W
BEST
Power Consumption (typical)
384W 320W
BEST
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
288W Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
0.31W Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50/60
 60
 50
 50/60
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100

Operational Conditions

Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
20 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-10 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 5 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
5.7kg 3.7kg
BEST
Height
155mm 109mm
Depth
375mm 259mm
Width
367mm 326mm

Packaging Content

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