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Optoma EH515

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Optoma EH515

$1,798.00
Optoma EH515
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A sensationally quiet and good spec 1080p 10000:1 contrast ratio projector, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money
28dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 10000:1 Yes Oct 2015
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Optoma EH515 5500 LUMEN 1080P 3D PROJECTOR 2M8786
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Used - Optoma EH515 5500 LUMEN 1080P 3D PROJECTOR 2M8786
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Refurbished - Optoma EH515 (Refurbished) DLP 1080p Full HD Professional Projector (Refurbished)
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Optoma EH515 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma EH515 number 825 across all projectors.
58
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
73
Running Costs
$69 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $69 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Large zoom range
Image stacking
USB power
Quick resume
Amazing colours
Colour guarantee
LAN control
AMX compatibility
RS232
Networking and control
MHL
Long lamp life
Brightness matching
Quieter than average noise level
Four-corner adjustment
PureShift
Eco AV mute
Auto power off
Energy saving
Integrated speaker
Full HD
Full 3d
High contrast
Wired remote
Only 525i video mode
Very short service life of lamp

Optoma EH515 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,798.00 it is more expensive than 77% of projectors.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Optoma EH515 of £1,790.09 ($1,790.09) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $7.91.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The EH515 is typical compared to the other 2,021 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 EH515 is $69.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Optoma EH515 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This multimedia projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The best resolution of all projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Optoma EH515 of only 28dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 10% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma EH515's contrast ratio (typical) of 10,000 is pretty standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 43% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Optoma EH515's projector brightness of 5,500 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 12% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma EH515 supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma EH515's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is in the shortest 25% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. 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 Built-In Speaker

The Optoma EH515 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EH515 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma EH515 supports full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 525i Video Mode

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma EH515 supports password protection, unlike 87% of projectors which do not support password protection.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Optoma EH515 has a zoom capability. 91% of projectors do not have a zoom capability.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Optoma EH515 of 365W is in the biggest 10% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Features Digital Keystone Correction

The Optoma EH515 features digital keystone correction. 92% of multimedia projectors do not feature digital keystone correction.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EH515 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

9572201gc0e 3deh515, optoma 9572201gc0e, optoma 9572201gc1e, optoma 1920x1080, acoustic eh515t, optoma p240473p, optoma p235163p, optoma 3deh515, optoma eh515t, acer eh515t

Barcodes:

05055387629028, 05055387629035, 05057103108312

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