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Optoma EX685 Projector

3000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $94.52 Electricity cost over 5 years
Optoma has good reviews for its projectors
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 1,872 expert and user reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically for its 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors compared to other brands.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EX685 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including a cheaper projector such as the Hitachi CP-X5022 ($1,349), or the Panasonic PT-VW340 or you might consider a better rated projector such as the Epson EB-425W.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma EX685 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma EX685 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the projectors that were released more than two years ago the noise levels range from 25dB to 45dB. At only 30 decibels, the Optoma EX685 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector.

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the NEC UM280X (28dB) which is also cheaper.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma EX685 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this data projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma EX685 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EX685 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this data projector.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to this data projector is 140W and the biggest is 400W. The Optoma EX685 has one of the bigger bulb powers (280 Watts) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma EX685 does not support full HD. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

Alternative data projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to look at include the CP-X5022 ($1,349), or the CP-CW300WN both from Hitachi which is also cheaper.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age, the Optoma EX685 does not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the EX685 in April 2017.


Projector

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EX685 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

If you would prefer a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the CP-CX300WN (3,100 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the CP-CW300WN (3,100 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Hitachi.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The Optoma EX685 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers rubylampe ex685utis, optoma ex685ut
Barcodes 05060059047468, 05060059047796
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