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Optoma ML1500e Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 35dB Nov 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $39.29 Electricity cost over 5 years
Very low running costs
Poor expert reviews
Not good quality
23 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 1,872 owner and expert reviews (including 23 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 90% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Poor Expert Reviews

This Optoma multimedia projector received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from Expert Reviews. The expert review sites don't rate this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector very highly.


Power

Good in Terms of Power Usage

One person said that the product was good in terms of power usage. Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this projector “Low power usage, really good performance for the price”.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma ML1500e had good technical guidance. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Good gpu at an awesome price point to help people get ready for VR” yet they only scored the product 18.8 out of 100.


Features

Good Features

One customer considered that the Optoma ML1500e had good features. Amazon.co.uk wrote two years ago “Has all the usual suspects in terms of NVidia features (G-Sync, 3D surround, blah blah” in their Optoma ML1500e review.


Good At Displaying High Definition TV

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma ML1500e was good at displaying high definition TV. Amazon.co.uk said “Its Bonaire core comes from HD 7790 days” in their review of this projector.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two people concluded that the Optoma ML1500e had a good 3D picture quality.

Good Picture Quality

Seven owners who purchased the Optoma ML1500e thought it had good picture quality. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk said “The type of games I really enjoy are generally those in which its main attractive are not graphics (lets say, Xcom, for instance” in their review of this projector. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Card runs WoW on ultra graphics with a very occasional momentary lag” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “With a dell 20" monitor 1600 900 resolution, graphics pretty much on ultra or maxed out around 2xAA here are some fps numbers” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was heavy and bulky. Amazon.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Powerful card Runs cool on heavy load, thanks to the twin fans” nonetheless they only scored the product 1 stars. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “GREAT PRICE, If you are a modest gamer andor video heavy apps, 3d cad, movie editing” in their review.

One person who reviewed the Optoma ML1500e considered that it was good structurally.

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Heavy and Bulky

Two owners who reviewed the product considered that it was heavy and bulky. Amazon.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Powerful card Runs cool on heavy load, thanks to the twin fans” nonetheless they only scored the product 1 stars. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “GREAT PRICE, If you are a modest gamer andor video heavy apps, 3d cad, movie editing” in their review.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma ML1500e has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030, the Vivitek D803W-3D, or the Optoma X303.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The ML1500e has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector projector native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma ML1500e has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The ML1500e is RoHS compliance. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this multimedia projector also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma ML1500e has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The ML1500e has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Video

HD-Ready

The ML1500e is HD-Ready. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector also are HD-Ready.

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3D-Ready

The ML1500e is 3D-ready, as are most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma ML1500e does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the EB-Z10005U, or the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 both from Epson or the Viewsonic PRO8600 ($3,500.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The ML1500e has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The ML1500e has one of the louder noise levels (35 decibels) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. The noise levels of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years range from 24dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

We compared this projector to all the other 35dB noise level multimedia projectors and we think the D555 ($444.99), the D557W ($599.99), and the D552 all from Vivitek which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Data projectors of a similar spec and age to this data projector have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,400h. The Optoma ML1500e has a fairly long service life of lamp (20,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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Design

Easy to Use the Menus

Five customers who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to use the menus. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Max settings of course”. Amazon.co.uk also said “Handles everything I do with ease Max settings on games on 1080p” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “On Fallout 4, ultra settings, m” in their review.

One owner said in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Johnefe scored it 8 stars and said in their review of this projector “Twinned with a macbook pro and easy to use despite all the different menu commands”.

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Well Made

Four people concluded that the product was well made. Amazon.co.uk wrote two years ago “Good construction, feels solid, fans are quiet” in their review of this projector. Amazon.co.uk also said “The card itself is very solid with an all metal fan shroud” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also said “It is built xtremely well” in their review.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product was strong and durable. Amazon.co.uk wrote two years ago “Feels sturdy enough and appears to have ample cooling” but they gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100. Amazon.co.uk also wrote “Super durable” in their review.

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Good Looking

Five people who purchased the product wrote that it was good looking. Amazon.co.uk wrote “The "GeForce GTX" logo lights up giving a nice aesthetic” but despite that they gave it a score of 1 stars. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Performance is pretty good and fan acoustics is pretty low” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Sleek, stylish and fast this card is 2nd to none for the price” in their review.

Two customers agreed that it was well designed. Amazon.co.uk wrote “Since it is also a reference design I feel this is also valid” in their Optoma ML1500e review nonetheless they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “Design is pretty inspiring considering its age” in their review.

One customer who bought it said that it was smooth. Amazon.co.uk mentioned two years ago “Great temps Doesn't go above 63c during Rise of the Tomb Raider (which I got for free with his card) on max settings and it runs it smooth at 55 60 fps” in their Optoma ML1500e review.

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Not Good Quality

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma ML1500e was not good quality. Amazon.co.uk mentioned two years ago “I had to lower the quality of the shadows”.


Audio

Quiet

Five people who purchased the Optoma ML1500e wrote that it was quiet. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk wrote “The card is in fact quiet, once you install its drivers, otherwise fans will rotate to full speed (which is not loud at all.”. Amazon.co.uk also said “I was looking for a silent affordable mid range ("future proof" direct 12 ready) card” in their review. Amazon.co.uk also said “The card is very quiet no matter what” in their review.

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it was noisy.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector, the ML1500e does not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Optoma released the ML1500e.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers projectors ml1500e, optoma 958rm02gc0e, boutique ml1500e, code 958rm02gc0e, optoma 1280x800, optoma ml1500e, code ml1500e
Barcodes 05054629921760, 05055387600058, 05055387600065

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