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Optoma-ml500.33155699
8.5 out of 10

Optoma ML500

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Reviews and Problems with Optoma ML500

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Overall 8
8.0

optoma ml500

billy yan, Amazon
9 March 2014
  • Summary: very compact ,easy good size to install on the ceiling, it takes no room, very clear picture even up to 120" screen, could be better if little more brighter.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice mobile projector

David Garoz Gomez, Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: Good size and power full, you can use it with several lights on. Of course with sunlight at 12:00 it is difficult to use it, unless you close the curtains. The noise is more or less like a desktop computer with the fan working continuously. The speaker is only for environment sound, you can not hear well a dialog of a movie. But you can add a pair of PC speakers and you have a cheap home cinema.
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Overall 8
8.0

Needs an audio out.

VictorVUSA, Amazon
17 December 2013
  • Summary: Purchased in January 2012 from Amazon, and paid 587.99. Item description is clear that it does not have an audio output, so I knew this when I bought it. Over this long-term use, the main hassle I've had with the device is a lack of an audio output jack when I'm using the HDMI input. An earphone jack would be perfect for this. I knew it didn't have it, but this missing element became a bigger hassle than I had originally envisioned.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love it, make sure you get the next version

Tom Sawyer, Amazon
10 July 2013
  • Summary: I spent a lot of time tossing between this and the AAXA version. In the end, I picked this one as it was clearly 500 lumens. The AAXA, I have since discovered, is 450 Lumen (AAXA aren't very good at communicating it would seem), had I known at the time I would have probably bought that one. 4 stars because I would have liked this to have 3D (although 3D scares me). The latest version does have 3D though, so make sure you get that one.
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Overall 8
8.0

amazing product, but not perfect

Wang Hai "Shrimp'sDad", Amazon
9 June 2013
  • Summary: Weaks: 3D via VGA ONLY! no component video input. 500 lumens is too dark. do not know how to zoom..
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Overall 8
8.0

Great on the go/Really good stay at home

John Cotton, Amazon
18 February 2013
  • Summary: I've wanted a projector for a while and finally decided to splurge on one. After finally narrowing it down to either the Epson EX 5210, Viewsonic PJD 5133, and this I decided to go with the ML500. Here's why Lamp life: The epson and viewsonic were rated 4000 - 6000 hours with each replacement bulb running approx $200(USD). If you were to use it for 7hrs per day everyday the lamps would need to be replaced every two years.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for what it was designed for

Brian Reigle, Amazon
6 July 2012
  • Summary: If you use this projector as a lightweight, portable and mobile projector, I think you will be pleasantly surprised. My typical audience would be 4-5 people in a lit conference room, projected on a wall. I purchased this primarily because it was an LED light source. I have had other projectors bulbs break at inopportune times. I wanted to also make sure that the projector had an internal power supply.
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Overall 8
8.0

Functional. Good video quality. Update on 1/22/2013

RPP "RPP", Amazon
29 June 2012
  • Summary: --Start of update on 1/22/2013 For the past few months, i have noticed that the video randomly goes blank, it displays "searching..." and the video comes back again. At first i thought it was not the projector. Later, i contacted customer rep and they said it's a HDMI bug (i should use shorter cables). But, i see the problem continues with all types of HDMI and VGA cables with different sources (laptop & cable box). I am waiting for customer service to respond.
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Overall 8
8.0

update

S. A. French, Amazon
19 April 2012
  • Summary: update 8-2-2012 over 1200 hours and all is well. (still shuts down every 120 hours like clockwork) previously we have had multiple pjs, our last one was a lg hs 201. this is a 5 star item...except. shuts off exactly every 120 hours and the power light isnt even lit, just unplug for a min then replug. this has happened to us twice in the 3 weeks we have had it.
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Overall 8
8.3
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Picture quality 10
10
Reliability 4
4.0
Construction 8
8.0

User Review

ledowner, Projector Central
13 March 2012
  • Summary: Personal Experience after few hours i had fan failure why? pc fans on my pc run 24/7 and have tons of dust and never any problems "bad fan design perhaps?" Other then fan failure the features and connectivity are awesome, super bright for led version and great picture quality.
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