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Optoma EH490

$1,149.99
Optoma EH490
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An economical to run and good spec 1080p 10000:1 contrast ratio projector, with one of the quietest noise levels available but representing only moderate value for money
29dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 10000:1 Yes Feb 2016
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Optoma EH490 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma EH490 number 774 across all projectors.
57
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
75
Running Costs
$67 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer data projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
It has running costs of $67 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Full HD 1080p installation data and business projector
Bright projection - 4600 ANSI lumens
Vertical and horizontal keystone
Vertical lens shift
Full control over LAN and rs-232c
Features include: four corner correction, horizontal and vertical keystone together with 1.6x zoom range permit an easy setup and usability from any angle
Equipped with a variety of inputs, including HDMI built in MHL technology, eh490 allows you to connect to a wide variety of HD devices to easily display your content. in addition, the environmentally friendly eh490 has energy saving features including eco+ lamp power management,
Very short service life of lamp

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Optoma EH490 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,149.99 it is more expensive than 88% of projectors.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average 5 year running cost of the EH490 is $67 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Optoma EH490 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This Optoma data projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma EH490 of only 29dB is quieter than 90% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma EH490's contrast ratio (typical) of 10,000 is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 46% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma EH490 of 4,600 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 79% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EH490 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma EH490 of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 87% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma EH490 supports 3D. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EH490 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Optoma EH490 of 310W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 84% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EH490 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH490 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma eh490

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00796435419813

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