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Optoma W505 Projector

2000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 37dB Jul 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $118.26 Electricity cost over 5 years
Optoma has good reviews for its projectors
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Projectors manufactured by Optoma are some of the better projectors according to average expert and user reviews.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W505 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Canon LV-8235 ($1,099.95) which has better reviews.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Optoma W505 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Across all 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector the worst resolution is XGA (1024x768) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 5,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W505 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 5,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Sony VPLFH36/W ($3,480).

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic PT-EX510 (5,300 ANSI lumens).

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Video

HD-Ready

The Optoma W505 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W505 does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the AAXA Technologies LED Android Pico Projector ($499) which is also higher rated.

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Performance

Supports Password Protection

The Optoma W505 supports password protection. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also support password protection.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma W505 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Average Noise Level

The Optoma W505 has a relatively typical noise level (37 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector.

If you are not bothered about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Hitachi CP-CX250 (37dB).

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W505 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years also are RoHS compliance.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a DVI Port

The Optoma W505 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector do not have a DVI port.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma W505 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma W505 has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W505 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector.

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Lamps

Quite Big Bulb Power

2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this projector have bulb powers of between 170W and 400W. The Optoma W505 has a quite big bulb power (370 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma W505 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 1,500 hour) compared to most of the other 2000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector. The service life of lamps of comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to this data projector range from 200h to 30,000h.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma e1p1d0l1e031, optoma w505wxga
Barcodes 00796435418298, 05060059048380

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