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Optoma EH490

Optoma EH490 Projector

10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 29dB Feb 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- 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- Four... More
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10 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Optoma multimedia projectors and also specifically for Optoma 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good ratings.

Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors which do not support 3D, the Optoma EH490 supports 3D.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH490 supports full HD. Most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors do not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Hitachi CP-WX5500[plb_3397843_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EH490 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the EH490.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Hitachi CP-X5550[plb_3255925_price].

Other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might also want to consider include the Hitachi CP-WX5500[plb_3397843_price], or the Epson EB-580S[plb_3357331_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma EH490 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over two times the resolution of a 1024 x 768 (XGA) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution supported by latest 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors. 1024 x 768 (XGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This data projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA). Across all multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the EH490 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Optoma EH490 is a three HDMI ports quantity data projector.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma EH490 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EH490. This Optoma projector is a two number of built-in speakers projector compared to most of the new projectors which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 4.6 kilograms, the Optoma EH490 is quite light compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for the last year. Recently released projectors have weights of between 360g and 28kg.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many latest 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EH490 is 35dB. At only 29 decibels, the Optoma EH490 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec projectors.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Hitachi CP-X5550[plb_3255925_price] (38dB and cheaper).

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec data projectors that came out in the last year do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma EH490 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Hitachi CP-WX5500[plb_3397843_price].

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Very Small Uniformity

The smallest uniformity of latest similar spec multimedia projectors is 70%, the biggest is 90%, and the average uniformity is 83%. At only 70 percent, the Optoma EH490 has a quite small uniformity compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the EH490.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At only 3,500 hours, the Optoma EH490 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other new multimedia projectors. Newly released comparable spec projectors have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 24,000h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of new multimedia projectors range from 2,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 8,600h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Optoma EH490 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the EH490.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 1.6 times zoom factor, the Optoma EH490 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other data projectors that have been around for the last year. Similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the EH490 have optical zooms of between 1x and 1.8x.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma EH490

Released Eleven Months Ago

This multimedia projector was released eleven months ago.

1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma EH490 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 4,600 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EH490 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the EH490.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic PT-VX600[plb_3878391_price] (5,500 ANSI lumens) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $101.84
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $104.62
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0.69T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435419813

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