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Optoma ES556

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Optoma ES556

Optoma ES556
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A fully featured and very economical to run moderate noise level SVGA projector
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Oct 2012
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Optoma ES556 Review

With very low running costs and excellent features, we have scored the Optoma ES556 as follows:
80
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Running Costs
$40 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of only $40 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 18% of all 2,027 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Supports 3D
Has a built-in speaker
Has a handheld remote control

Optoma ES556 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the ES556 is only $40, which makes it one of the more economic to run projectors.

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Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Optoma ES556 has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all data projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma ES556's noise level of only 32dB is quieter than 67% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma ES556's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is pretty standard compared to most other data projectors. It is in the highest 63% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma ES556 of 3,000 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 39% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma ES556 supports 3D, unlike 59% of data projectors which do not support 3D.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma ES556 of 4,500h is relatively standard compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 45% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma ES556 has a built-in speaker. 76% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma ES556 has a handheld remote control. 80% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma ES556 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of data projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma ES556 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma ES556 supports password protection, unlike 87% of data projectors which do not support password protection.

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Has a Digital Gamma Correction

The Optoma ES556 has a digital gamma correction, which is unusual. 99% of multimedia projectors do not have a digital gamma correction.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma ES556 has a carrying case, unlike 81% of data projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all multimedia projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The bulb power of the Optoma ES556 of only 190W is in the smallest 5% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma eley979sk4rkr8, optoma 800x600

Barcodes:

05060059046638

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