Excerpt: We have lunch time meetings in a country club ballroom with lots of light even with the curtains drawn. Any kind of projected image was impossible to see UNTIL NOW!!! Great price, easy to use right out of the box and EXCELLENT visibility of powerpoint presentation with photos and graphs. Intuitive remote with laser pointer.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote, Intuitive Controls
Decent but at 4700 lumens I was expecting even better
AuctionHugh "AuctionHugh", Amazon
6 December 2014
Summary: It is an excellent projector, but I really have to wonder if it can possibly be 4700 lumens. I guess I thought that at 4700 lumens it would look practically like a huge LED flatscreen TV even in a lit room. But while it is good, the contrast is not fantastic and everything still looks a bit washed out, and the colors do not match my laptop screen completely.
Summary: I ordered two Optoma projector from this seller through Amazon.com. I received the two projector and was not aware that one of them was defective until we schedule for installation. I am highly disappointed with how this case was handled. I am giving everyone a candid advice, not to place an order with this seller or else you will end up buying a refurbished or malfunctioned product, thinking you're getting the right stuff for your money.
Excerpt: This Optoma 500 projector is the most crisp and clear home theater projector I could have purchased. The salesman was so knowledgeable and helpful. We went into B&H thinking we needed one type of projector and got the greatest assistance from our salesperson. The installation was easy and it is user friendly. Our home theater will easily sit 12 to 14 people. Our only problem is we could use a room that would hold around 30.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Set Up, Energy Efficient, Good Remote, Interfaces Well With TV
Summary: We bought three of these to use in an edge blending set-up at our church. Edge blending demands near perfect color matching and very low black levels so that you don't see the seam. I was advised by many 'professionals' to purchase projectors that cost 10 to 15 times what these do if I wanted to achieve a good blend. I decided to go it alone and use these. After a few weeks of fine tuning, the blend looks great!
Summary: The projector had two problems. The first is that the remote did not work reliably. That was a very small problem however, the far bigger one is that if you are sensitive to high pitched noises, there is a very high pitched whine that gave me and my children headaches within 10 minutes of watching, even turned to eco mode. The image itself worked great in a bright room and was very sharp.
A high performance projector at a good price point
ScubaKathie Lawler, Amazon
26 April 2014
Summary: In pursuit of the best outdoor cinema experience, I upgraded my deck top entertainment system recently to the EH500 to take advantage of the full 1080p 3D picture and extremely high 4700 lumen output. I was not disappointed. Even though my previous projector was able to produce 720p 3D at around 3600 lumen, on a nearly 15 ft.' screen, the detail is like night and day with this projector viewing Blu-ray 3D movies.
Summary: This is an absolutely fantastic projector! I use it in a conference type setting and everything works flawless. It runs quiet for its size and I have never had a complaint even in a tight setting. Everyone is amazed at the quality of picture even with the all the lights up. Great buy.
Summary: Only down side is it is designed to be mounted to the ceiling upside down, so it required the bracket to do so… Looks great nice & quiet, remote / GUI interface is well designed - even has a laser pointer and comes with a nice carry case and lens cover included!