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Optoma TX785 Projector

2000:1 XGA (1024x768) 31dB Sep 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
The Optoma TX785 provides power and flexibility to meet the demanding requirements of large-venue installations. 5000 lumens and the latest in image and color enhancement technologies ensure... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average data projectors produced by Optoma are rated 88 out of 100, which is in the top 19% of all projector brands that we have assessed.

Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the TX785 which do not support 3D, the Optoma TX785 supports 3D.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including the NEC U310W which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the TX785, the Optoma TX785 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma TX785 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most common resolution supported by 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the TX785. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. This Optoma projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all projectors of a comparable spec and age to the TX785 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.7 inches, the Optoma TX785 has one of the bigger matrix sizes amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. Across all the 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the TX785 the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.8", and the average matrix size is 0.65".

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma TX785 is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 31 decibels, the Optoma TX785 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The noise levels of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the TX785 range from 28dB to 42dB.

There are a number of alternative 31dB noise level projectors currently available which you might also want to look at including the Optoma TW775 which has better reviews.

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Very High Number of Colours

With a number of colours of 1,070 million, the Optoma TX785 has a very high number of colours compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the TX785. The average number of colours of projectors of this type and age is 190M, and the numbers of colours range from 16M to 1,100M.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

Across all the data projectors of this age and type the bulb powers range from 170W to 4,000W. The Optoma TX785 has a quite big bulb power (330 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most commonly found AC input voltage on comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago, the Optoma TX785 does not support full HD.

Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider include the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector ($499.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors of this type and age do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma TX785 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Other projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might also want to look at include the Epson PowerLite 1761W ($649.99), or the AAXA Technologies M2 Micro which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Data projectors of a similar type and age to the TX785 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,500h and 10,000h. The Optoma TX785 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the TX785.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma TX785 has one of the shorter service life of lamps (only 2,000 hours) amongst 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the TX785 range from 200h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,200h.

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Very Small Offset

The average offset of 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 78%. The Optoma TX785 has one of the smaller offsets (only 40 percent) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma TX785 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma TX785

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Optoma released the TX785.

Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma TX785 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the TX785.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Supported Aspect Ratios
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Horizontal Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
BNC Input Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $91.98
Electricity cost when on standby $5.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $97.40
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.66 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma tx785
Barcodes 00796435411459

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