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Optoma EX855 Review
|$110 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 70?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $110 over 5 years, which puts it in the most expensive 12% of all 2,027 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Optoma EX855 In-Depth Analysis
Running Costs Are Very High
The EX855 is in the most expensive 12% of all 2,027 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the EX855 is $110.
Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution
The Optoma EX855 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most data projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all multimedia projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
The Optoma EX855's noise level of only 31dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is quieter than 75% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.
Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)
The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma EX855 of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the lowest 15% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.
Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness
The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Optoma EX855's projector brightness of 5,500 ANSI lumens is brighter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is brighter than 87% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma EX855 has a built-in speaker. 76% of data projectors also have a built-in speaker.
Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp
The Optoma EX855's service life of lamp of only 2,000h is shorter than 96% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.
The Optoma EX855 supports 3D, which is unusual. 59% of data projectors do not support 3D.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma EX855 has a handheld remote control, as do 80% of projectors.
Does Not Support Full HD
Like most other data projectors, the Optoma EX855 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.
The Optoma EX855 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of data projectors are not RoHS compliance.
Has a Zoom Capability
The Optoma EX855 has a zoom capability, unlike 91% of data projectors which do not have a zoom capability.
Has a DVI Port
The Optoma EX855 has a DVI port. 89% of multimedia projectors do not have a DVI port.
The Optoma EX855 is 3D-ready, unlike 85% of data projectors which are not 3D-ready.
Bigger Than Average Bulb Power
The Optoma EX855's bulb power of 400W is bigger than 97% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The smallest bulb power of data projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.