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Optoma W501
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Optoma W501 Projector

15000:1 UXGA (1600 X 1200) 27dB Jul 2013
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The Optoma W501 was designed to deliver unsurpassed performance and reliability to meet your installation needs. Its powerful 5000 lumens output and impressive 15,000:1 contrast ratio deliver... More
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12 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Optoma has good average reviews for its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors as well as across its entire projector range.

Supports 3D

The Optoma W501 supports 3D, as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the W501.

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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 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W501.

Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to consider include the Infocus IN112A[plb_2178166_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Bright Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the W501 is 4,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W501 has a quite bright projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the W501.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 768 (WXGA)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1360 x 768 (WXGA)|1400 x 1050 (SXGA+)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The average matrix size of projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W501 is 0.61". At 0.65 inches, the Optoma W501 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most of the other projectors of this type and age only have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys, however the Optoma W501 has four USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated powers of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the W501 range from 2W to 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.8W. At 30 Watts, the Optoma W501 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W501.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years only have one number of built-in speakers, however the Optoma W501 has two number of built-in speakerss.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W501 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Optoma W501 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Bright Lamp Power (economic Mode)

At 4,000 Watts, the Optoma W501 has a fairly bright lamp power (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. The average lamp power (economic mode) of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W501 is 850W.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma W501 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 27 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the W501. The quietest noise level of projectors that are a comparable age to the W501 is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Optoma EH300[plb_1727047_price] (26dB).

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W501 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the W501 also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other data projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the PJD7820HD[pl_1536139_price], the PRO8600[pl_1596542_price], or the PJD8633[pl_1597774_price] all from Viewsonic which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma W501 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W501 also do not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi to this multimedia projector and we think the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price], or the Epson EB-Z11000[plb_2549617_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma W501 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 2,500 hours) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the W501. Data projectors that were released more than two years ago have service life of lamps of between 2,000h and 30,000h.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W501

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

UXGA (1600 X 1200) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma W501 has a maximum resolution of UXGA (1600 x 1200). That's 88% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Lamps Quantity
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Progressive Scan Output
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
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
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
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
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included
Other Features
Built-In Touchpad

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $83.73
Electricity cost when on standby $2.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $86.44
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.58 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma w501, optoma p176411, optoma p176411p
Barcodes 00796435418021, 05060059047093, 07964354180210

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