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Optoma W501

A fully featured 15000:1 UXGA (1600 x 1200) projector
15000:1 UXGA (1600 X 1200) Yes 27dB Jul 2013
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Optoma W501 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Optoma W501 as follows for Summary.
50
1
Not Currently for Sale
50
Good Features
41
$94 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
28
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 29?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $94 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
UXGA (1600 x 1200) resolution
Very short service life of lamp
Does not have a 3D glasses included

Optoma W501 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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


Features

Has a DVI Port

The Optoma W501 has a DVI port. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.

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UXGA (1600 X 1200) Resolution

The Optoma W501 has a maximum resolution of UXGA (1600 x 1200). That's over eight times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h. The Optoma W501 has a fairly short service life of lamp (only 2,500 hours) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included

The Optoma W501 does not have a 3D glasses included, unlike most of the other projectors which have a 3D glasses included.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of data projectors is 10dB and the loudest is 93dB. With a noise level of only 27 decibels, the Optoma W501 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst projectors of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W501 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors also do not support full HD.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

At 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W501 has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors. 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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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W501 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors.

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Fairly Big Bulb Power

At 280 Watts, the Optoma W501 has a quite big bulb power compared to most of the other projectors. The bulb powers of multimedia projectors range from 3.5W to 3,000W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since July 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The W501 is typical compared to the other 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the W501 will cost $94 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418021, 05060059047093, 07964354180210

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