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Optoma EH501

Optoma EH501 Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 27dB 5,000 ANSI Lumens Aug 2013
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The Optoma EH501 was designed to deliver unsurpassed performance and reliability to meet your installation needs. Its powerful 5000 lumens output and impressive 15,000:1 contrast ratio deliver... More
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14 Reasons For

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,734 expert and user reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its data projectors range.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH501 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other projectors which support full HD currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Optoma HD30[plb_1915718_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EH501 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the EH501.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to look at including the Acer H7531D[plb_1418806_price], or the Epson PowerLite 98[plb_2397986_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma EH501 supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

There are a number of other projectors which support 3D currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Epson PowerLite Pro G6900WU[plb_1919039_price].

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EH501 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the EH501. Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the EH501 the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

If you want a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Epson PowerLite 4650[plb_2223735_price] (5,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on data projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Optoma EH501 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the EH501. This multimedia projector is a four USB 2.0 ports quantity projector compared to most of the data projectors that are a comparable age to the EH501 which only have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the EH501 is 8.6W. The Optoma EH501 has one of the highest RMS rated powers (30 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma EH501 is a two number of built-in speakers data projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the EH501 have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Optoma EH501 which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Uniformity

The smallest uniformity of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the EH501 is 80% and the biggest is 130%. With a uniformity of 85 percent, the Optoma EH501 has a fairly big uniformity compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a similar time to the EH501.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The Optoma EH501 has one of the bigger bulb powers (280 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age. The smallest bulb power of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EH501 is 140W and the biggest is 580W.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma EH501 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 27 decibels) amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors of this spec and age the noise levels range from 20dB to 47dB.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EH501, the Optoma EH501 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to consider including the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the EH501 is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,700h. The Optoma EH501 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,500 hours) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The Optoma EH501 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 4,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. Multimedia projectors of this spec and age have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,600h.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Optoma EH501 is a one HDMI ports quantity data projector.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma EH501

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this multimedia projector was released.

Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
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
Throw Ratio
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
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)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
HDMI

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $85.43
Electricity cost when on standby $2.77
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Total running cost over 5 years $88.20
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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 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418038, 05060059047109, 07964354180388

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6dB Quieter Noise Level
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2x Dimmer Projector Brightness
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