Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 vs Optoma TW610STI+

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Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500
Optoma TW610STI+

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Longer service life of lamp Edit
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is 4,000h lamp service life, but the Optoma TW610STI+ is only a 3,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h shorter).
820g lighter Edit
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is a 2.3kg heavy projector, whereas the Optoma TW610STI+ is a 3.1kg heavy projector (820g heavier).
Cheaper to run by $15.48
Over five years the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 only costs $67.40 to run however the Optoma TW610STI+ costs $82.88 to run (23% more). Read more
7 Reasons For
19% brighter projector brightness Edit
The Optoma TW610STI+ has a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, however the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is only a 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness projector (600 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Bigger bulb power Edit
Optoma TW610STI+ is 230W lamp power, but the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is only a 200W lamp power projector (30W smaller).
One more USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the Optoma TW610STI+ is three, but the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 only has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys Edit
The Optoma TW610STI+ is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector, whereas the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 only has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.
20% quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma TW610STI+ is a 31dB noise level projector. That's 6dB quieter than the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 (31dB). 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.

Significantly higher RMS rated power Edit
The Optoma TW610STI+ has an RMS rated power of 10W, whereas the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is only a 2W RMS rated power projector (8W lower).
One more number of built-in speakers Edit
The Optoma TW610STI+ has two number of built-in speakerss, however the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 only has one number of built-in speakers.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
600 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is a 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Optoma TW610STI+ is a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (600 ANSI lumens brighter).
15% smaller bulb power Edit
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has a bulb power of 200W, however the Optoma TW610STI+ is a 230W lamp power projector (30W bigger).
One less USB 2.0 ports quantity Edit
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Optoma TW610STI+ only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.
Only one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity Edit
The number of VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys on the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is one, but the Optoma TW610STI+ only has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
6dB louder noise level Edit
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is a 37dB noise level projector. That's 6dB louder than the Optoma TW610STI+ (31dB). 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.

8W lower RMS rated power Edit
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 has an RMS rated power of 2W, but the Optoma TW610STI+ is a 10W RMS rated power projector (8W higher).
One less number of built-in speakers Edit
The Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is a one number of built-in speakers projector, whereas the Optoma TW610STI+ only has two number of built-in speakerss.
5 Reasons Against
A lot shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma TW610STI+ is a 3,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is a 4,000h lamp service life projector (1,000h longer).
820g heavier Edit
The Optoma TW610STI+ has a weight of 3.1kg, however the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500 is a 2.3kg heavy projector (820g lighter).
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Older by over one year
The Optoma TW610STI+ is 14 months older than the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500.
$15.48 more expensive to run over five years
Over five years the Optoma TW610STI+ costs $82.88 to run which is $15.48 more to run than the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 500. Show assumptions.

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Date Released

37 months Ago 51 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 67.40
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ 67.40
Purchase price $ 198.99
Total cost of ownership $ 266.39
Details
Electricity cost - switched on $ 77.40
Electricity cost - standby $ 5.48
Total running cost $ 82.88

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.45T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
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)
 3000:1
 3000:1
Projector Native Resolution
 WXGA (1280x800)
 WXGA (1280x800)
BEST
Projector Brightness
2,600 ANSI lumens 3,200 ANSI lumens
BEST
Matrix Type
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
 3-panel (p-Si TFT active)
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
30 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
30 -40 - 40
Matrix Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.65"
Uniformity
Unknown - Click to provide data 85%
Colour Light Output
2,600 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
White Light Output
2,600 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)
0.58 - 6.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance (wide)
0.76 - 8.89 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 2.5
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Projection Technology
 LCD
 LCD
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)
5,000h Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp Type
 E-TORL
 E-TORL
Bulb Power
200W 230W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp
4,000h
BEST
3,000h

Lens System

Digital Zoom
1.35x Unknown - Click to provide data
Offset
Unknown - Click to provide data 112%
Aperture Range (F-F)
1.44 - 1.44 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
16.7 - 16.7 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1152 x 864 (XGA+)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
BEST
Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
3D-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D-ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
 PAL
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 NTSC
 NTSC 4.43
 PAL 60
Supported 3D Formats
 Frame Sequential
 Frame Sequential

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
37dB 31dB
BEST
Noise Level (economic Mode)
29dB 29dB
Horizontal Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 24 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Plug and Play
 Plug and Play
Unknown - Click to provide data

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
2W 10W
BEST
Number of Built-In Speakers
1 2
BEST

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
Ceiling Mountable
 Ceiling mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 White
 White
LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
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)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1W
Power Consumption (typical)
283W
BEST
325W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 250W
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
234W 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

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 35 5 - 40

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.3kg
BEST
3.1kg
Height
787mm 114mm
Depth
229mm 243mm
Width
295mm 306mm

Packaging Content

Manual
 Manual
 Manual
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 VGA
BEST
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