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Optoma WU1500 Review
|Value for Money||
|$278 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 28?
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of $278 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 3% of all 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
This projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports full HD
WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution
Quite short service life of lamp
Fairly loud noise level
Optoma WU1500 In-Depth Analysis
Very Good Brand
We checked 2,306 expert and owner reviews (including 381 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings. We also found that Optoma has very good ratings specifically within its projectors range. 96% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Supports Full HD
The Optoma WU1500 supports full HD, unlike most of the other projectors which do not support full HD.
WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution
The Optoma WU1500 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over 10 times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.
Quite Big Bulb Power
Across all the data projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W. When compared to other projectors, the bulb power of the Optoma WU1500 of 465 Watts is one of the biggest.
The Optoma WU1500 is 3D-ready. Most of the other multimedia projectors also are 3D-ready.
Quite Short Service Life of Lamp
Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. At only 1,500 hour, the Optoma WU1500 has a very short service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors.
Has a DVI Port
The Optoma WU1500 has a DVI port. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.
The Optoma WU1500 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors.
Fairly Loud Noise Level
At 39 decibels, the Optoma WU1500 has a quite loud noise level compared to most of the other data projectors. The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB and the loudest is 93dB.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Optoma WU1500 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).
Only 1,080 Video Mode
This multimedia projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.
Fairly Bright Projector Brightness
When compared to other projectors that we have assessed, the projector brightness of the Optoma WU1500 of 11,000 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest. The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens.
Released 14 Months Ago
This data projector has been on the market since June 2016.
High Running Costs
The WU1500 has an average 1 year running cost of $278 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run multimedia projectors.