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Optoma EX855

A Fully Featured 2000:1 XGA (1024x768) Multimedia Projector
2000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 31dB Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Optoma EX855 Review

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Not Currently for Sale
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11 Great Features
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3 Years Old
27
£183 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
27
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 27?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £183 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 89 new 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Has an Ethernet LAN
Does not support full HD
Very short service life of lamp

Optoma EX855 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Optoma projectors have an average rating of 89%, which is in the top 15% of all projector brands that we have analysed.


Features

Has a DVI Port

The Optoma EX855 has a DVI port. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector do not have a DVI port.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma EX855 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector also do not support full HD.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of new 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range from 200h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,700h. With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the Optoma EX855 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma EX855 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this data projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of recently released data projectors is 28dB and the loudest is 73dB. With a noise level of only 31 decibels, the Optoma EX855 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma EX855 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma EX855 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Very Big Bulb Power

The bulb powers of latest 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range from 170W to 400W. At 400 Watts, the Optoma EX855 has a very big bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma EX855 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma EX855 is 3D-ready. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector also are 3D-ready.

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RoHS Compliance

The Optoma EX855 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 5,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma EX855 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. The dimmest projector brightness of similar age 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 95 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 12,000 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Optoma EX855 has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector do not have a zoom capability.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since October 2013.


Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The EX855 has an average 1 year running cost of £183 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 89 new 2000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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Optoma EX855 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma EX855 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 330,284 product attributes, 16,046 projector reviews and 2,351,700 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 p148859p, optoma p178697p
Barcodes 05060059046317

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