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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
- 60 image from just 46cm away- Shadow-free images on projection surfaces- Bright images, vivid colours 3000 ANSI Lumens- Crystal clear images HDMI connectivity, Native XGA Present without... More
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Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

On average Optoma 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all multimedia projectors manufactured by Optoma.

Supports 3D

The Optoma EX685 supports 3D, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EX685 do not support 3D.

Other projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the NEC NP-M311W[plb_1525270_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EX685 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the EX685.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson EB-425W[plb_1844228_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 768 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma EX685 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Very Big Offset

Projectors of this spec and age have offsets of between 9.5% and 130%, and the average offset is 88%. When compared to other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the EX685, the Optoma EX685's offset of 128.5 percent is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

With a bulb power of 280 Watts, the Optoma EX685 has one of the bigger bulb powers amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EX685 have bulb powers of between 140W and 400W, and the average bulb power is 240W.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma EX685 has a quite quiet noise level (only 30 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the EX685. The noise levels of projectors of this spec and age range from 26dB to 45dB.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the NEC UM280[plb_1467924_price] (28dB).

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100V AC Input Voltage

This multimedia projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most projectors of a comparable spec and age to the EX685 do not support full HD. The Optoma EX685 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support full HD which you might want to look at including the Epson 475Wi[plb_1778250_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A[plb_1884022_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the Optoma EX685 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the EB-425W[pl_1844228_price], or the BrightLink 436Wi[pl_1875520_price] both from Epson which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many projectors of this age and type.

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Quite Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the EX685 is 230h and the longest is 20,000h. At only 3,000 hours, the Optoma EX685 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,500 hours, the Optoma EX685 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. Across all the 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the EX685 the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,400h.

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Very Small Uniformity

The uniformitys of 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 80% to 85%, and the average uniformity is 84%. At only 80 percent, the Optoma EX685 has a quite small uniformity compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the EX685.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most projectors of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Optoma EX685 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Heavy

With a weight of 7.6 kilograms, the Optoma EX685 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the EX685. The weights of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the EX685 range from 230g to 30kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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Very High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The average power consumption (PowerSave) of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 170W, and the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.1W to 330W. When compared to other projectors of this spec and age that we have checked, the Optoma EX685's power consumption (PowerSave) of 325 Watts is one of the highest.

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Very Small Matrix Size

3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the EX685 have matrix sizes of between 0.55" and 0.75". The Optoma EX685 has a quite small matrix size (only 0.55 inches) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EX685.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma EX685

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over four years.

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma EX685 has a pretty average projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the EX685.

If this Optoma multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Optoma TW610STi[plb_1749808_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma EX685 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
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
Offset
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
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Composite Video Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
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)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Password Protection Type
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $88.83
Electricity cost when on standby $2.80
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Total running cost over 5 years $91.63
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
16
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 05060059047468, 05060059047796
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