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Optoma EH505

70

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Optoma EH505

$4,471.02
Optoma EH505
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A good spec but only middle of the road value for money fairly noisy WUXGA projector, with satisfactory running costs
42dB 1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) 2000:1 Yes Oct 2014
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Optoma EH505 3D DLP Projector - 720p - HDTV - 16:10
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Optoma EH505 Projector 5000 lumens 3D WUXGA DLP 1920x1200 black (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Optoma EH505 white Projector 5000 ANSI HDMI 3Dready WUXGA DLP 1920x1200 (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Refurbished - Optoma EH505 3D DLP Projector - 720p - HDTV - 16:10
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Refurbished - Optoma EH505 DLP - 16_10 - 1920 X 1200 Projector - 5000 LUMENS (Refurbished)
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Used - Optoma EH505 - 5000 ANSI Full HD WUXGA 16_10 DLP Projector (ID12686) (Used) - on
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Used - Optoma EH505 Projector - 5000 ANSI Full HD WUXGA 16_10 DLP (ID12819) (Used) - on
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Used - Optoma EH505 Projector - 5000 ANSI Full HD WUXGA 16_10 DLP (ID12685) (Used) - on
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Used - Optoma EH505 Projector - 5000 ANSI Full HD WUXGA 16_10 DLP (ID12684) (Used) - on
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Optoma EH505 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Optoma EH505 number 764 across all projectors.
60
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
69
Running Costs
$89 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $89 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 18% of all 2,027 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) resolution
Wired remote
Eco standby mode
Auto power off
Signal power on
Direct power on
Eco-friendly
Event log
Schedule events
Display usage
Display power
Selected view by rooms, attributes or contacts
Ultimate control
System integration control
Brightness matching
Brighter than average projector brightness
3D technology
Colour matching
Edge blending tools
DICOM simulation mode
Installation flexibility
Amazing colours
Image colour and size control
UHP lamps
DLP technology
Spectacular image quality, outstanding brightness and ultimate reliability
Eco AV mute & eco sleep
Very low contrast ratio (typical)
Louder than average noise level

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Optoma EH505 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The EH505 is one of the most expensive to run multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the EH505 is $89.

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Features

1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Resolution

The Optoma EH505 has a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Optoma EH505 of 42dB is very loud compared to most other data projectors. It is louder than 98% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Data projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma EH505's contrast ratio (typical) of only 2,000 is in the lowest 13% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma EH505 of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 17% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses 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 EH505 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma EH505 supports 3D, which is unusual. 59% of data projectors do not support 3D.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma EH505 of only 1,500h is very short compared to most other data projectors. It is shorter than 98% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Data projectors have service life of lamps of between 200h and 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EH505 has a handheld remote control. 80% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Optoma EH505's bulb power of 400W is very big compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 98% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EH505 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma EH505 has a DVI port, unlike 89% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH505 supports full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

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00796435419431, 05060059049646

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