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Optoma W490

$1,231.97
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Multimedia Projector
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 29dB Feb 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
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Optoma W490 from beachaudio
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Optoma W490 from Adorama
$1,299.00
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Optoma W490 Review

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Not Currently for Sale
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9 Great Features
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17 Months Old
35
£139 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
30
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 30?

At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £139 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 123 recently released projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a handheld remote control
Very quiet noise level
Very short service life of lamp
Does not have a DVI port

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Optoma W490 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Based on 2,303 expert and user reviews (including 15 verified purchases), Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 96% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W490 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range from 27dB to 48dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma W490 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 29 decibels) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this data projector is 1,500h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,800h. At only 3,000 hours, the Optoma W490 has a fairly short service life of lamp compared to most of the other similar age comparable spec multimedia projectors.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of recently released projectors is 170W, the biggest is 430W, and the average bulb power is 260W. With a bulb power of 310 Watts, the Optoma W490 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector.

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Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma W490 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this multimedia projector.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other recently released similar spec projectors, the Optoma W490 does not have a DVI port.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma W490 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector also have an Ethernet LAN.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma W490 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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RoHS Compliance

The Optoma W490 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector is 600 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 16,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,100 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W490 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W490 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Age

Released 17 Months Ago

It was February 2016 when Optoma released the W490.


Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The W490 is typical compared to the other 123 recently released projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the W490 will cost £139 over 1 year to run.

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Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by $26 (2%)

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Optoma W490 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma W490 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,266 product attributes, 16,044 projector reviews and 2,352,100 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 1280x800
Barcodes 00638317211682, 00796435419806

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