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Optoma EH501

A fully featured 15000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector
15000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 27dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma EH501 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Optoma EH501 as follows for Summary.
50
19
Poor
50
Good Features
41
$94 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
33
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 34?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $94 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 resolution
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

Optoma EH501 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Optoma Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 2,306 expert and owner reviews (including 381 verified purchases), Optoma has very good reviews for its data projectors. Optoma also has very good reviews specifically for its projectors compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma EH501 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all projectors is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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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.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the multimedia projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h. At only 2,500 hours, the Optoma EH501 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma EH501 has a DVI port, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma EH501 has a quite quiet noise level (only 27 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors.

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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 projectors. The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma EH501 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W and the biggest is 3,000W. With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the Optoma EH501 has a fairly big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH501 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was August 2013 when this data projector was released.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The EH501 is typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the EH501 will cost $94 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418038, 05060059047109, 07964354180388

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