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Optoma ES556 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 32dB Oct 2012
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Ideal for use in a meeting room or classroom, the ES556 has a bright 3000L and 13,000:1 contrast allowing you to project bright, crystal clear images with superb colours using DLP and... More
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Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,734 user and expert reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

Supports 3D

The Optoma ES556 supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the ES556.

We compared all the other data projectors which support 3D to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma DX346[plb_2212801_price], and the Benq MS504[plb_2024728_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma ES556 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ES556 also have a built-in speaker(s).

Other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider include the Benq MX522[plb_2029720_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 32 decibels, the Optoma ES556 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the ES556. The noise levels of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ES556 range from 26dB to 40dB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 32dB noise level projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the TW519[pl_1552764_price], or the MX819ST[pl_1552200_price] both from Benq.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma ES556 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the data projectors of this age and spec. This data projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector compared to most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ES556 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Projectors that have been around for a similar time to the ES556 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 10,000h. The Optoma ES556 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s (6,500 hours) amongst projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago is 4,600h. With a service life of lamp of 4,500 hours, the Optoma ES556 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The average noise level (economic mode) of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 29dB. At only 28 decibels, the Optoma ES556 has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 200 Watts, the Optoma ES556 has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the ES556. The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the ES556 is 200W and the highest is 300W.

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Light

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the ES556 have weights of between 1.3kg and 6.2kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma ES556 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the ES556.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the ES556, the Optoma ES556 does not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the MS504[pl_2024728_price], or the MX505[pl_2024730_price] both from Benq or the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma ES556 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the ES556 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma ES556 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This data projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution across all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of data projector the best resolution is WXGA (1280x800).

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Very Small Bulb Power

The Optoma ES556 has a fairly small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. The average bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the ES556 is 210W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Optoma ES556 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the ES556. Projectors of this age and type have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.5W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma ES556

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the ES556 over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma ES556 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the ES556.

We compared this data projector to all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors and we think the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Benq MX600[plb_2024731_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Digital Gamma Correction
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
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)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

Expert Reviews

19 July 2012

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.41
Electricity cost when on standby $2.82
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.23
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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