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Overall Score

Optoma EW400

A Venerable 15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Projector
15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 29dB Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma EW400 Review

With good reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma EW400 number 478 across all projectors.
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£100 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 50?

It has not bad expert reviews and not bad user reviews with an average overall rating of 64%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £100 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 75 latest 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have compared it to.
This Optoma projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
Has a handheld remote control
Does not support full HD
Does not have a DVI port

Optoma EW400 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector received a rating of 80 out of 100 from expert review website PC Advisor.co.uk. This puts this 15000:1 contrast ratio data projector in the bottom 94% of all the new 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors when ranked by average expert review score.

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Good Brand

Based on 2,303 expert and owner reviews (including 13 verified purchases), Optoma has good reviews for its projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Fairly Priced

One customer who purchased the Optoma EW400 concluded that it was good value for money. Expert review site Techworld.com mentioned in their Optoma EW400 review “Clear presentation is an affordable as well as attractive choice for boardrooms” .


Features

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other recently released projectors, the Optoma EW400 does not support full HD.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EW400 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other recently released 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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RoHS Compliance

The Optoma EW400 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector also are RoHS compliance.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EW400 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Optoma EW400 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The resolution of all new 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors ranges from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma EW400 has an Ethernet LAN, which is unusual. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma EW400 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma EW400 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Big Bulb Power

When compared to other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector that we have checked, the bulb power of the Optoma EW400 of 2,400 Watts is one of the biggest. The bulb powers of similar age 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors range from 190W to 2,400W, and the average bulb power is 280W.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of latest 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors range from 24dB to 40dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma EW400 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EW400 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Optoma released the EW400 in October 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The EW400 is typical compared to the other 75 latest 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the EW400 is £100.

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Optoma EW400 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma EW400 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,250 product attributes, 16,064 projector reviews and 2,516,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 958qj01gc0e
Barcodes 05052184184149, 05054484584018, 05054533584013, 05060059048458, 05712505219799

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