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Optoma W505

Optoma W505
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An inferior spec projector
37dB 1280 X 800 2000:1 Yes Jul 2013
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Optoma W505 Review

We have scored the Optoma W505 as follows:
60
Overall Score
Average

Why Has it Scored 60?

It has some great features.
Spectacular image quality, outstanding brightness and ultimate reliability
System integration control
Eco standby mode
Auto power off
Signal power on
Direct power on
Event log
Schedule events
Display usage
Display power
Selected view by rooms, attributes or contacts
Ultimate control
Wired remote
DLP technology
Brightness matching
3D technology
Colour matching
Edge blending tools
DICOM simulation mode
Installation flexibility
Amazing colours
True WXGA resolution
Clear, focused images
UHP lamps
Eco AV mute & eco sleep

Optoma W505 Video Reviews

Optoma W505 In-Depth Analysis

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Louder Than Average Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma W505 of 37dB is louder than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the loudest 28% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of data projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma W505 of only 2,000 is lower than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the lowest 11% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Brighter Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma W505 of 5,200 ANSI lumens is brighter than 85% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W505 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma W505 supports 3D, which is unusual. 59% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Shorter Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The Optoma W505's service life of lamp of only 1,500h is in the shortest 2% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W505 has a handheld remote control, as do 80% of projectors.

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma W505 has a DVI port, which is unusual. 89% of projectors do not have a DVI port.

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Bigger Than Average Bulb Power

The Optoma W505's bulb power of 370W is bigger than 92% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W505 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma W505 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W505 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma W505 supports password protection, which is unusual. 87% of projectors do not support password protection.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma w505wxga

Barcodes:

00796435418298, 05060059048380

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