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Optoma ML550 Projector

$494.31
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB Jun 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $18.45 Electricity cost over 5 years
Four industry awards
Very low running costs
Easy to use
19 Reviews + 4 Awards
ddworld.cz Recommended Award techradar.com/au/ Recommended Techradar Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
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Reviews

Four Industry Awards

Expert review sites rave about this multimedia projector and have given it four awards.

The editors of review sites Techradar, Techradar.com/au/ and Ddworld.cz all decided that concluded that they would endorse this data projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This multimedia projector received a "Best Buy" award from websites Expert Reviews who thought that this Optoma multimedia projector would make a great purchase.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Eight experts from sites including Expert Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and techradar.com/au/ have rated this Optoma data projector on average 83%.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 14 owner reviews the average owner rating of this data projector is marvellous. 7 reviewers (87% of all 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.

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 1,872 owner and expert reviews for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. 100% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma ML550 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector range from 28dB to 49dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. The Optoma ML550 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst data projectors of this age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma ML550 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors of this age and spec the service life of lamps range from 500h to 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the Optoma ML550 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma ML550 has a carrying case. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to this data projector also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma ML550 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Video

HD-Ready

The Optoma ML550 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma ML550 is 3D-ready. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago also are 3D-ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector, the Optoma ML550 does not support full HD.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma ML550 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this data projector.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The Optoma ML550 has a card reader integrated, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type which do not have a card reader integrated.

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Design

Easy to Use

One person who bought it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Four years ago expert website Techradar.com/au/ rated it 8 stars and wrote “We liked Easy to set up and with plentiful connectivity on its rear”. One customer reckoned that this projector was easy to use.

Good Product Quality

Four customers said in their reviews that it was good quality. Tbreak.ae wrote four years ago “The ML550 delivers some great picture quality without compromise”. Jlo138 mentioned on Bestbuy.com “In comparison to that one, this is quite a bit better in picture quality” in their review of this projector. Janani wrote on Bestbuy.com “Got a feel of being in IMAXX on projection on my wall ; excellent sound quality”.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma ML550 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago also are ceiling mountable.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma ML550 has one of the dimmest projector brightnesses (only 550 ANSI lumens) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector have projector brightnesses of between 300 ANSI lumens and 20,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

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

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Supports Thirteen Video Formats Supported

The number of supported video formats on the Optoma ML550 is more than most similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to it. This multimedia projector supports an AVI video formats supported, which is the most frequently supported video formats supported supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. The video formats supported "DAT", "DIVX", "MKV", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG", "MPG", "RM", "RMVB", "TS", "VOB" and "WMV" are also supported by this Optoma data projector.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was noisy. Expert website Tbreak.ae said in their review of this projector “Projectors have certainly come a long way from being the massive, noisy, poor-performing beasts that were exiled to conference rooms” .


Power

Good Battery Life

One owner concluded that this projector had a good battery life. Ofers wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Optoma - can you include a battery in this great product?”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six customers reckoned that it was compact. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert website Expert Reviews “Weighing a mere 380g and measuring just 39x105x106mm, this tiny black box is even more compact than our Best Buy-winning Asus P1M projector” in their review of this projector. Expert website Projectorreviews.com said “The Optoma ML550 Pocket projector is a powerful projector in a very compact package” in their Optoma ML550 review. Expert review site Tbreak.ae mentioned “It's light and compact, making it great for anyone who needs to do presentations on the go”.

One customer who reviewed this projector wrote that it was easy to carry around. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote “Small and easy to carry they might be.”.

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Good Picture Quality

Three people reckoned that the product had good picture quality.

Good Sound Quality

One person concluded that it had good sound quality.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in April 2017.


Product Identifiers

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

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