Optoma TX785
Optoma TX785
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Optoma TX785

A fully featured 2000:1 1024 x 768 data projector
2000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 31dB Sep 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Optoma TX785 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have ranked the Optoma TX785 number 100 across all projectors.
Good Features
$105 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 30?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $105 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite big bulb power
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

Optoma TX785 In-Depth Analysis


Optoma Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Value For Money


We checked 618 data projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000. We think that this multimedia projector looks expensive compared to other data projectors.


Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma TX785 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of only 2,000 hours, the Optoma TX785 has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Quite Big Bulb Power

Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W. With a bulb power of 330 Watts, the Optoma TX785 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many multimedia projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Optoma TX785 does not support full HD.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma TX785 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma TX785 is 1024 x 768. That's over three times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. In addition, this data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma TX785 has a quite quiet noise level (only 31 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma TX785 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when this multimedia projector was released.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the TX785 will cost $105 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors.

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