Optoma ZU650
Optoma ZU650
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Optoma ZU650

A fully featured WUXGA (1920x1200) 33 decibel projector
2000000:1 WUXGA (1920x1200) Yes 33dB Oct 2015
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Optoma ZU650 Review

Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
1 Year Old
£180 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 29?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer projectors with more up to date technology are available.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 £180 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 12% 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:
Fairly bright projector brightness
WUXGA (1920x1200) resolution
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

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Optoma ZU650 In-Depth Analysis


Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 2,306 expert and user reviews (including 381 verified purchases), Optoma has very good reviews for its data projectors. Optoma also has very good reviews specifically within its projectors range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Optoma ZU650 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Fairly Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma ZU650 has one of the brighter projector brightnesses amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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WUXGA (1920x1200) Resolution

The Optoma ZU650 has a maximum resolution of WUXGA (1920x1200). That's over 10 times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma ZU650 has one of the longer service life of lamps (20,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma ZU650 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This multimedia projector supports a 525i|625i|1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most frequently supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma ZU650 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a DVI Port

The Optoma ZU650 has a DVI port, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not have a DVI port.

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RoHS Compliance

The Optoma ZU650 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other multimedia projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This data projector has been on the market since October 2015.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Very High

The ZU650 is one of the least economic to run projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the ZU650 is £180.

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Optoma ZU650 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma ZU650 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,666 product attributes, 16,140 projector reviews and 2,427,600 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435419967, 00796435440978, 05055387630017