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Optoma ML1500e Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB Nov 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- PC-free viewing - Built in media player and office viewer- 6W Stereo audio with SRS WOW HD audio processing- Optional Wireless- Slim & Lightweight 1.4kg Introducing the all new ML1500 ultra-slim... More
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Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this projector is 73 out of 100 based on three expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Advisor.co.uk and gadgetspeak.com.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector rated it as 88 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

Several Optoma ML1500e owners thought it was good quality. Anon wrote on Amazon “Excellent quality images from HDMI”. Biff said on Amazon “Well Made” in their review of the Optoma ML1500e. Blueskyandy gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “It has a convenient remote control which is held in its own pocket within the case which is itself of good quality” in their Optoma ML1500e review.

Easy to Use

Several people reckoned that it was easy to use. Three years ago Anon said on Amazon “Bright, clear, simple to use”. Blueskyandy said two years ago “Portable, light, works well in light or dark conditions, easy to use, wish there was somwhere clever for the power cable” in their review. In the same month Johnefe scored this projector 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “Twinned with a macbook pro and easy to use despite all the different menu commands” in their review of this projector.

Four Optoma ML1500e reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Anon mentioned “Quick to set up and to cool downso great for presentations on customers premises” in their review. Blueskyandy mentioned in their review of this projector “It runs very quiet and is easy to set up and use”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma ML1500e performed as expected. Two years ago James Edgeworth scored the product very highly and he wrote “Good quality, does what it says on the tin” in his review of the Optoma ML1500e.

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Good Size

Several people who bought it concluded that it was easy to carry around. Imagetruth said on Amazon “Compact light and easy to use”. Imagetruth also wrote “Great projector; compact, light and easy to setup”.

One Optoma ML1500e owner wrote in their reviews that this projector was a good size. Jt said in January last year “Sometimes the cables take up more space than this! Also it's got a good size screen at a fairly short throw distance, so that's handy in most rooms” in their review of this projector and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One Optoma ML1500e reviewer who purchased it thought it was compact. Mark Neal wrote “Very compact and good brightness for displaying text in a fairly well lit room although needs a slightly darker room for films etc” in his review.

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Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

Optoma has good average ratings for its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other brands.

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Three Optoma ML1500e owners agreed that it was well made. Expert website Techworld.com said three years ago “Larger and more solid traditional models” in their review of this projector.

Good Picture Quality

A few people who purchased the Optoma ML1500e reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Lee said on Amazon “All the colours are great except when in bright mode for some reason” in his review of the Optoma ML1500e. Lee also wrote “Update > I've have since found that the colors look fine in the bright mode when i use it with my PS3”.

Good Remote Control

Some Optoma ML1500e reviewers who reviewed the Optoma ML1500e wrote that it had a good remote control. Lee mentioned in his review on Amazon “Improvements > Much better remote” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Good Sound Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product had good sound quality.

Good Connectivity

One Optoma ML1500e owner who reviewed it concluded that it had network functionality. One Optoma ML1500e reviewer who purchased this projector thought it was good in terms of HDMI connections.

One Optoma ML1500e reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said “Its lack of built-in Wi-Fi is a disappointment” in their review of the Optoma ML1500e.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma ML1500e supports 3D, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the ML1500e.

Other projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Optoma X401[plb_1995677_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The ML1500e has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the ML1500e.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma 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 data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ML1500e projector native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The ML1500e is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity projector.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The ML1500e has one of the longest service life of lamps (20,000 hours) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years is 4,700h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the ML1500e range from 26dB to 40dB. With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the Optoma ML1500e has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the ML1500e.

We compared this data projector to all the other 30dB noise level data projectors and we think the Optoma ML1000[plb_1725906_price], and the Infocus IN112A[plb_2178166_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Light

The average weight of projectors of this age and type is 6.5kg, and the weights range from 1.3kg to 27kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ML1500e is one of the lighter comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the ML1500e amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few people mentioned in their reviews that this projector was not noisy. Biff wrote on Amazon “Slightly noisy, Cabling is suprisingly bulky.I struggled for some time to get the wirelss set up” in their review nonetheless they still scored it 4 stars. James Edgeworth said on Amazon “Amazing quality for the size!A little noisy” but even so he scored it very highly. Olivia Bowles mentioned on Amazon “The fans are quite noisy and although the projector unit itself is small” and rated this projector 3 stars.

Poor Design

One person who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was not good looking. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “They got this wrong, big style and need to rethink the concept” in their review of the Optoma ML1500e.

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the ML1500e, the ML1500e does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support full HD including the PJD7820HD[pl_1536139_price], the PRO8600[pl_1596542_price], or the PJD8633[pl_1597774_price] all from Viewsonic which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The ML1500e does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the ML1500e also do not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price], or the Epson EB-Z11000[plb_2549617_price].

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Quite Small Offset

With an offset of only 105 percent, the Optoma ML1500e has one of the smaller offsets amongst projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the ML1500e the offsets range from 13% to 130%.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The ML1500e is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the ML1500e have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of projectors of this age and type is 0.89". The Optoma ML1500e has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 0.45 inches) amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.45 inches, the ML1500e has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago. Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the ML1500e the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 1.1", and the average matrix size is 0.61".

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma ML1500e

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the ML1500e over two years ago.

1024 X 768 (XGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The ML1500e supports a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 59% less resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). This Optoma projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 800 x 600 (SVGA).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Lamp Type
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio

Expert Reviews

(4)
10 August 2014

If this ratio doesn't work for you, tough, because the ML1500 has no zoom. There's no lens shift either, the idea being that with a projector this size it's easy enough to reposition the whole... Read more…

12 July 2014

High-quality portable projector, but its lack of built-in Wi-Fi is a disappointment...

12 May 2014

For the travelling business person who wants to reduce luggage while still being able to present during meetings, the Optoma ML1500 will seem like an answered prayer. Its plethora of connectivity...

28 April 2014

The Optoma ML1500 is designed to fill the gap between the pico mini projectors that fit in your palm, and larger and more solid traditional models. It's clearly aimed at the executive on the move... Read more…

User Reviews

(53)
Reviewed 11 March 2014 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

I'll start by saying that I'm very happy with the projector it does projection very well, for such a small device. It has a variety of resolutions and settings. the one I get best results from, is... Read more…

Reviewed 11 October 2014 by Anon
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent quality images from HDMI, some colour fringing on VGA input. Bright, clear, simple to use. Quick to set up and to cool down so great for presentations on customers premises...

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Biff

Quality well made projector that gives a great image. Very light. Slightly noisy, Cabling is suprisingly bulky. I struggled for some time to get the wirelss set up. Not an issue as I won't really... Read more…

Reviewed 3 March 2015 by Olivia Bowles
(Verified Purchase)

Brill, arrived in time and works like a charm, but like other reviews said that I only read after ordering it, the fans are quite noisy and although the projector unit itself is small and light,... Read more…

Reviewed 31 July 2016 by JT
(Verified Purchase)

Had a lot of nice comments about this - very portable and light. Sometimes the cables take up more space than this! Also it's got a good size screen at a fairly short throw distance, so that's... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $35.11
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