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Optoma EH500 Projector

$1,499.00
$1,139.99 $359.01 cheaper than 24 days ago
10000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 30dB Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $86.22 Electricity cost over 5 years
Optoma multimedia projectors have good reviews
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker(s)
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Reviews

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,872 expert and owner reviews for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range. 100% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH500 supports full HD. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years do not support full HD.

Other projectors which support full HD currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Epson Home Cinema 600.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EH500 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to this multimedia projector.

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite 1222 ($688), or the NEC NP-M282 ($599).

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Projector

Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,700 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EH500 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector the projector brightnesses range from 300 ANSI lumens to 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

If this Optoma projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the Epson 1985WU ($1,920.66) (4,800 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma EH500 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma EH500 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the Optoma EH500 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. The quietest noise level of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector is 28dB and the loudest is 49dB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 30dB noise level projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer X1240 ($956.05).

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma EH500 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma EH500 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EH500 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma EH500 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,500 hours, the Optoma EH500 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 10000:1 contrast ratio projector has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma full3d
Barcodes 00012307126543, 00014445832751, 00041113971894, 00070090122456, 00132018210895, 00163121425241, 00172304336410, 00331969550917, 00664355540705, 00718117589935, 00718117604836, 00731215392917, 00734184281718, 00765042398712, 00779184071594, 00782386098733, 00796435418656, 00801049954664, 00804067182521, 00808112922902, 00809392589878, 00834013358908, 00872182783930, 00971494540061, 05053959398297, 05054629703403, 07964354186564, 08656112306947

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