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Optoma W501

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Optoma W501

Optoma W501
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A good spec and phenomenally quiet UXGA 15000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projector, with low running costs
27dB 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) 15000:1 Yes Jul 2013
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Optoma W501 Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have scored the Optoma W501 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
71
Running Costs
$72 Over 5 Years
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $72 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) resolution
Very quiet noise level
Very short service life of lamp
Does not support full HD

Optoma W501 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The W501 has an average 5 year running cost of $72 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Resolution

The Optoma W501 has a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all multimedia projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma W501's noise level of only 27dB is in the quietest 7% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma W501's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 29% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma W501's projector brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens is in the brightest 19% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W501 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma W501 of only 2,500h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is shorter than 92% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma W501 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W501 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The Optoma W501's bulb power of 280W is bigger than 73% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W501 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma W501 has a DVI port, unlike 90% of projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Does Not Have a 3D Glasses Included

The Optoma W501 does not have a 3D glasses included, although it is worth keeping in mind that 97% of projectors also do not have a 3D glasses included.

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Product Identifiers

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00796435418021, 05060059047093, 07964354180210

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