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Optoma-ep1690.191082
7.1 out of 10

Optoma ep1690

The EP1690 is a DLP projector manufactured by Optoma for its dig Read more

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Overall 10
10

well rounded hi-def with good lumens

Jumpman124, Amazon
3 January 2011
  • Summary: This projector not only did the trick, but it exceeded my expectations. I have had it now for 3 years and its still running strong. I can see that the lamps "useful" life is 3000 hrs, but looks like I'm getting more. I also have an unused lamp that I have yet to install... so this thing will last me a LONG time!
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Overall 10
9.7
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 8
8.0
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

projectordude, Projector Central
27 February 2010
  • Summary: Personal Experience Ok i sell an install projectors and can say long term the Ep1690 is a dependable bright projector that can put out very good high lumen video . infact every one that i installed from even 3 yrs ago is still going strong . the contrast is very good but the pic is somewhat soft compared to some others like sanyo / excellent for home theater in moderate light ! even in eco mode its as bright as the AX200 !
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Overall 8
8.0

Suddenly no more color

Polymathe, Amazon
19 August 2009
  • Summary: I have enjoyed this projector since jul/2007. Excellent product. But exactly one month after the 2-year warranty expired, this aug/2009 (the lamp is only 930 hours old) the projector suddenly no longer exhibits color: the reds become a dark blue, the image is now a bluish grayscale and the initial blue-screen is a whitish gray. An Internet search showed others with the same problem.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 6
6.0
Construction 8
8.0

User Review

John, Projector Central
24 June 2008
  • Summary: Personal Experience Pretty amazing what you can buy for only $800 with free shipping and generous return policy these days! I'm mostly watching DVDs, and compared with the XGA unit I'd been using it's both much sharper and much brighter (plus better color saturation). Looks really good on my 93" 16:10 screen, even in bright daylight (I'm in SoCA with picture windows on most of 3 walls in the viewing area). At night it's breathtaking.
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Overall 10
9.7
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 10
10

User Review

Howiser1, Projector Central
26 September 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience Excellent home theater projector. I used it for my HTPC. Movies on a 100" (on the diagonal) screen are just AWESOME! It's better than being at the movie theater. Lots of options with two VGA ports that can be used for component video with the right adapter. I use the DVI-D port from the HTPC - great experience. By far color saturation on this is pretty good compared to others in its class.
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Overall 10
9.7
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 8
8.0

User Review

mr.cee, Projector Central
19 September 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience I just upgraded from an InFocus X2 projector (1700 lumens) I purchased for $250 early last year. Good value for money, very good image quality, noisy fan at full speed but not so bad in eco mode. I couldn’t even watch TV during the day without having to close all the shades to block out the sun. It crapped out so I decided to upgrade.
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Overall 9
8.7
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 8
8.0
Construction 8
8.0

User Review

JUELMER, Projector Central
17 September 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience I am using it for playing XBOX 360 Elite and has great HD image wide screen and just minimal rainbow effect. Problems None since 6 months of use.
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Overall 10
10

Met My Expectations

Aspen, Amazon
7 September 2007
  • Summary: I wanted a prjector for our company prsentations that meet the following criteria: 1. have a 16:9 Aspect ratio because my laptop has this ratio (and many new lap tops do) and I had problems with my existing projector to adapt to this ratio. 2. Be bright enough for all kind of lighting situations because sometimes we go to a presentation and the lighting configuration is not uder our control.
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Overall 10
10

great performance, great price

Tom Trails "Tom Trails", Amazon
17 June 2007
  • Summary: I have had my projector for a couple of weeks now and I have been satisfied. I bought this to replace a Dell 2200MP because I needed something brighter and sharper for watching movies in a living room with lots of windows, and this was much better priced than other projectors with similar resolution and brightness. The Dell was terrible for dark scenes unless we were watching at night, even with heavy black curtains over all the windows.
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Overall 9
9.3
Value for money 10
10
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 10
10
Construction 8
8.0

User Review

Bcgl, Projector Central
14 June 2007
  • Summary: Personal Experience I bought this projector for use in my living room. I can watch sports or movies, games for the kids, during the day with a good amount of ambient light and the PQ is fine. At night I can enjoy movies with the lights on and the image is very good. The good thing about this projector is that if you want to turn off the lights you can adjust the settings to achieve a picture that is very close to the "Home Theater" projectors for about $1200.
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