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Optoma GT5500

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Optoma GT5500

$1,363.90
$1,095.00 $269 cheaper than 18 days ago
Optoma GT5500
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An award winning and breathtakingly high contrast ratio moderate noise level 1080p projector, with good features but representing only moderate value for money
33dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 25000:1 Yes Jan 2016
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Optoma GT5500 1080p 3D DLP Ultra Short Throw Gaming Projector
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Optoma GT5500 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma GT5500 number 429 across all projectors.
92
Reviews
2 Reviews + 1 Award
67
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
80
Running Costs
$60 Over 5 Years
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 90%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of $60 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The GT5500 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Auto power off
Wireless
Amazing colours
Colour guarantee
Networking and control
24p
Long lamp life
Smart projector
Quick resume
Quieter than average noise level
Energy saving
Eco+
Integrated speaker
Full 3d
High contrast
Full HD 1080p
Ultra short throw
USB power
Very short service life of lamp

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Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from $1,363.90 to $1,095 in the last 18 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Optoma GT5500 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $1,095.00 it is in the most expensive 31% of projectors.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the GT5500 is $60 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Optoma GT5500 has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma GT5500's noise level of only 33dB is in the quietest 34% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma GT5500's contrast ratio (typical) of 25,000 is higher than 91% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma GT5500 of 3,500 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 41% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma GT5500's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than 82% of all multimedia projectors when ordered 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.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma GT5500 supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma GT5500 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma GT5500 has a handheld remote control. 81% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Optoma GT5500's bulb power of 260W is bigger than average when compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 70% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma GT5500 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma GT5500 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma GT5500 supports password protection, which is unusual. 87% of projectors do not support password protection.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma gt5500bundle, visipax 25k1

Barcodes:

00779184013143, 00796435440688, 05055387632271

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