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Optoma W490 Projector

10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Feb 2016
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- Widescreen Installation Data and Business projector- Bright Projection - 5000 ANSI lumens- Vertical and Horizontal Keystone- Vertical Lens Shift- Full control over LAN and RS-232- Four corner... More
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10 Reasons For

Good Brand

Optoma has good average ratings for its 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors as well as across its entire projector range.

Supports 3D

The Optoma W490 supports 3D, unlike most of the other latest projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W490 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched in the last year.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma W490 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over two times the resolution of a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by new data projectors. 1024 x 768 (XGA) is also supported by this projector. In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA). Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W490 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W490 only have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, however the Optoma W490 has three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma W490 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the new data projectors. This Optoma multimedia projector is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector compared to most of the 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the W490 which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Very Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the W490 range from 1.3x to 2x. When compared to other newly released similar spec projectors, the Optoma W490's digital zoom of 2 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Very Light

The lightest projector that has been around for a similar time to the W490 is 360g heavy, the heaviest is 28kg, and the average weight is 9.5kg. At only 4.6 kilograms, the Optoma W490 is fairly light compared to most of the other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that were released in the last year.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 29 decibels, the Optoma W490 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the W490. The quietest noise level of latest 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors is 28dB and the loudest is 41dB.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Sony VPL-FWZ60[plb_3301778_price] (28dB), the Vivitek DX255[plb_3704599_price] (30dB), or the Optoma EH490[plb_3806984_price] (29dB).

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the W490, the Optoma W490 does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma W490 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W490 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support wi-Fi to this projector and we think the Hitachi CP-WX5500[plb_3397843_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Uniformity

The Optoma W490 has a quite small uniformity (only 70 percent) compared to most of the other recently released 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors. The smallest uniformity of 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W490 is 70%, the biggest is 90%, and the average uniformity is 83%.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At only 3,500 hours, the Optoma W490 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched in the last 12 months. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of latest 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors is 3,000h, the longest is 24,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 9,800h.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W490 have service life of lamps of between 2,500h and 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 3,000 hours, the Optoma W490 has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other newly released 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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Quite Small Offset

The Optoma W490 has a fairly small offset (only 112 percent) compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W490. The smallest offset of recently released similar spec projectors is 95%, the biggest is 140%, and the average offset is 120%.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The Optoma W490 has a fairly high power consumption (economy mode) (329 Watts) compared to most of the other latest 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors. The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the W490 is 0.5W and the highest is 680W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W490

Released Eleven Months Ago

Optoma released the W490 eleven months ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W490 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched in the last 12 months.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the PT-VX600[pl_3878391_price] (5,500 ANSI lumens), the PT-EX620EJ[pl_3898815_price] (6,200 ANSI lumens), or the PT-EX620LEJ[pl_3898816_price] (6,200 ANSI lumens) all from Panasonic.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $101.32
Electricity cost when on standby $2.77
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Total running cost over 5 years $104.09
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma W490uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.69T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
18
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 1280x800
Barcodes 00638317211682, 00796435419806

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