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Optoma ML550

$499.00
$379.99 $119.01 cheaper than 61 days ago
ddworld.cz Recommended Award techradar.com/au/ Recommended Techradar Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
A multi award winning and great value for money 10000:1 280 x 800 projector
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 30dB Jun 2013
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Optoma ML550 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Optoma ML550 number 307 across all projectors.
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22 Reviews + 4 Awards
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Excellent
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Good Features
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$19 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
69
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It has great expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only $19 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 3% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The ML550 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
3D-ready
Very dim projector brightness
Only 280 x 800 resolution

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Optoma ML550 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Amongst projectors, this projector is one of the most highly awarded.

The editors of review websites Techradar, Techradar.com/au/ and Ddworld.cz all endorse this multimedia projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at one other expert review site decided that this projector was very good. This data projector received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on eight expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this Optoma multimedia projector is 83%.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this multimedia projector rated this multimedia projector as superb on average. Over 87% of reviewers gave this multimedia projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Optoma Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,306 expert and user reviews (including 381 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings. We also found that Optoma has very good ratings specifically for its projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Good Size

Two owners concluded that the product was compact.

Fairly Priced

Three people reckoned that it was good value for money.

  • We are very happy with our purchase and would recommend this to anyone wanting a great projector at a reasonable price…
  • It was going to cost about $300 to get it replaced so we decided to go with an LED projector instead…
  • It is nice projector for the price…

Value For Money

Low-Priced

We think this projector represents good value compared to other multimedia projectors. We checked 618 multimedia projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000.

Price Has Gone Down by $119 (24%)

The price has dropped from $499 to $379.99 in the last 61 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Optoma ML550 of £249.99 ($249.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $130.00.

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Features

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma ML550 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma ML550 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other data projectors.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma ML550 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 550 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Supports AVI, DAT and 11 More Video Formats Supported

The Optoma ML550 has a greater number of supported video formats than most projectors. This data projector supports an MPEG video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by projectors. The video formats supported "MP4", "WMV", "AVI", "RM", "RMVB", "MOV", "DIVX", "MPG", "MKV", "VOB", "DAT" and "TS" are also supported by this multimedia projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the Optoma ML550 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors. The average noise level of multimedia projectors is 34dB, and the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma ML550 has a carrying case. Most of the other data projectors also have a carrying case.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma ML550 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800)|280 x 800, which is typical of many projectors.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma ML550 has a card reader integrated. Most of the other projectors do not have a card reader integrated.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma ML550 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Optoma ML550 does not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of data projectors range from 20h to 40,000h. The Optoma ML550 has one of the longer service life of lamps (20,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was June 2013 when Optoma released the ML550.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very Low

The average 1 year running cost of the ML550 is only $19 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 3% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00086000230494, 00709436177347, 00796435418595, 00796435418724, 05060059048113, 07123290463515, 07964354185956

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