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Optoma EH501 vs Optoma ZW212ST

Optoma EH501 vs Optoma ZW212ST

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Optoma EH501
Optoma ZW212ST

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
A lot brighter projector brightness Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Optoma ZW212ST is only a 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,500 ANSI lumens dimmer).
Full HD Edit
The Optoma EH501 supports full HD, but the Optoma ZW212ST does not support full HD. 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.

DVI port Edit
The Optoma EH501 has a DVI port, whereas the Optoma ZW212ST does not have a DVI port.
4% quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma EH501 is a 27dB noise level projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Optoma ZW212ST (28dB). 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.

3 Reasons For
Significantly longer service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST is a 20,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Optoma EH501 is only a 2,500h lamp service life projector (17,500h shorter).
Card reader integrated Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST has a card reader integrated, but the Optoma EH501 does not.
37% cheaper to run
Over five years the Optoma ZW212ST only costs $58.06 to run but the Optoma EH501 costs $92.13 to run (59% more). Read more

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
17,500h shorter service life of lamp Edit
Optoma EH501 is only 2,500h lamp service life, but the Optoma ZW212ST is a 20,000h lamp service life projector (17,500h longer).
$34.07 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Optoma EH501 are $92.13 which is $34.07 more than the Optoma ZW212ST over five years. Show assumptions.
5 Reasons Against
Vastly dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST has a projector brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens, however the Optoma EH501 is a 5,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,500 ANSI lumens brighter).
Does not support full HD Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST does not support full HD, however the Optoma EH501 supports full HD. 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.

Does not have a DVI port Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST does not have a DVI port, but the Optoma EH501 has a DVI port.
4% louder noise level Edit
The Optoma ZW212ST is a 28dB noise level projector. That's 1dB louder than the Optoma EH501 (28dB). 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.

Older by six months
The Optoma ZW212ST is six months older than the Optoma EH501.

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Date Released

46 months Ago 52 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 89.24
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.89
Total running cost $ 92.13
Electricity cost - switched on $ 55.18
Electricity cost - standby $ 2.88
Total running cost $ 58.06

Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.58T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.37T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Projector Native Resolution
 1080p (1920x1080)
BEST
 1080p (1920x1080)
Projector Brightness
5,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
2,500 ANSI lumens
Maximum Digital Resolution
 1600 x 1200
 1600 x 1200
BEST
Keystone Correction, Vertical
± 40 +/-40
Matrix Size
0.65" 0.65"
Uniformity
85%
BEST
80%
Zoom Ratio
 1.5:1
BEST
 1.5:1
Projection Distance
1 - 10 0.5 - 2.5
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
 16:9
 4:3
 16:10
Screen Size Compatibility
23.4 - 300 44.6 - 222.8
Native Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
4,000h 20,000h
BEST
Lamp Type
 LED
 LED
Bulb Power
280W Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp
2,500h 20,000h
BEST

Lens System

Offset
Unknown - Click to provide data 112.4%
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.42 - 2.98 2.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
20.77 - 31.13 7.34
Focus
 Manual
 Manual
Vertical Lens Shift Range
115° Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1360 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800 (WXGA)
 1280 x 800
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1280 x 720 (HD 720)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
BEST
Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
3D-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D-ready
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC
 PAL
 SECAM
 NTSC

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
BEST
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
1 1
PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC Audio Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio out
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) Out
1 1
Audio (L,R) in
1 1
Composite Video in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
4
BEST
3
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 1
HDMI Port
1 1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
3
BEST
2
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
AV Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AV output

Networking

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

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 SD
Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated
BEST

Performance

Noise Level
27dB
BEST
28dB
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Operating systems supported (Mac)
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 32dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1 15 - 91
Vertical Scan Range
25 - 85 24 - 120
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection Type
 User
 User
2D/3D Frequency Image
Unknown - Click to provide data 120
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10,000h

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 BMP
 JPG
 BMP
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 XVID
 MP4
 AVI
 3GP
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 XVID
BEST
RMS Rated Power
30W
BEST
10W
Built-In Speaker
2 2
Document Formats Supported
 PDF
 TXT
 XLS
 PDF
 TXT
 XLS

Design

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

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
355W 220W
BEST
Auto Power Off System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto power off system
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Unknown - Click to provide data 176W
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 3000
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 45 5 - 40

Certificates

RoHS Compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 RoHS compliance

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
4.5kg 4.5kg
Height
152mm 95mm
Depth
279mm 240mm
Width
386mm 321mm

Packaging Content

Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual
User Guide
 User guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
 Warranty card
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC

Other Features

F-Number (relative Aperture)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Connectivity Technology
 Wired
 Wired
HDMI Input
 HDMI input
Unknown - Click to provide data
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