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Optoma ML500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 reviews of Optoma ML500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good views, whereas many are critical about the noise.

image quality, usability, price, size, design

noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma ML500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Optoma ML500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Optoma ML500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality. The usability also gets good opinions. Reviews are divided on the noise.

usability, image quality

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma ML500 Ultra Portable LED DLP Projector (3000:1, 500 Lumens, 1280x800)Optoma ML500 Ultra Portable LED DLP Projector (3000:1, 500 Lumens, 1280x800)

Jun, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Optoma ML500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 user reviews of Optoma ML500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Comments about the reliability and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the noise.

image quality, usability, price, size, reliability

noise

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma ML500, WXGA, 500 LED Lumens, Mobile ProjectorOptoma ML500, WXGA, 500 LED Lumens, Mobile Projector

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Optoma ML500

 

The Optoma ML500 ($650 street) doesn't fit in any of the usual projector categories. Like pico and palmtop projectors, it uses LEDs rather than a traditional lamp, and it's only a little heavier than a large palmtop. On the other hand, it's brighter...

Smaller and lighter than standard lamp-based projectors. Brighter than pico and palmtop projectors

Shows scaling artifacts (unwanted patterns added to some screens) even at what is supposed to be its native resolution

Dimmer than a standard projector, but much brighter than a palmtop and nearly as lightweight, the Optoma ML500 can stand up to a reasonable level of ambient light.

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Optoma ML500 LED/DLP Mobile Projector - Review

 

I found the Optoma ML500 to be a very interesting projector to use. It compact size makes it fairly easy to set up and it offers a variety of source inputs, as well as having its own built-in speaker. The ML500 also makes a great traveling companion as...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Optoma ML500

 

It is time to talk portable and that is exactly what the Optoma ML500 is. Weighing in at just 2.5 pounds, this projector definitely is light and easy to travel with. It boasts 500 lumens of light output and is a native WXGA(1280x800) projector. The...

This projector is also very capable since it features a HDMI port as well as all the standard ports you might expect your basic projector to have. Lets take a look at some of the projectors highlights and then we will move on to the more in-depth review

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: (projectorcentral.com)

Optoma ML500 Review

 

Portable LED projector, 500 lumens, widescreen 1280x800 resolution in a little 2.5 lb package...

Consumer review by: PCM (newegg.com)

Almost Perfect

 

Yes it doesn't have audio out, that is what home theater receivers are for! For all of the above I got it on sale for $400 and would buy another at that price in a heartbeat. At 600 it is another question

This is an excellent projector, that is nearly perfect 9/10. Color, contrast, and clarity are all outstanding, motion is smooth, and the image is bright enough in the right circumstances (brighter than expected)

The projector can be picky with HDMI, and VGA input signals if not in the right format, brigtness is low (but you should know that going in at 500lm) ; Minor focus issue requiring a 10 minute warm-up time, set the focus and don't adjust it on startup,...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Rense (beachcamera.com)

Value for Money projector

 

I use it mainly to watch downloaded movies from my laptop or using my HD STB. I would say this projector meets my expectations for being compact, multiple connectivity options, good picture quality, decent brightness.

Great Picture Quality ; LED-backlit ; Multiple Connectivity

Fan Noise Little Annoying ; No audio output

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Rense (buydig.com)

Value for Money projector

 

I use it mainly to watch downloaded movies from my laptop or using my HD STB. I would say this projector meets my expectations for being compact, multiple connectivity options, good picture quality, decent brightness.

Great Picture Quality ; LED-backlit ; Multiple Connectivity

Fan Noise Little Annoying ; No audio output

Sep, 2013

Consumer review by: Tim (buydig.com)

Perfect Size and Quality

 

The small size (but big, bright picture) make this projector perfect for taking to meetings so everyone can share what is being discussed. In a room with 3 to 10 people, the ML-500 projector allows everyone to see graphics, numbers in a spreadsheet, or...

Attractive Design ; Fast Setup ; Good Connection Options ; Good Resolution ; Great Picture Quality ; Lightweight

Poor Sound Quality

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Tim (beachcamera.com)

Perfect Size and Quality

 

The small size (but big, bright picture) make this projector perfect for taking to meetings so everyone can share what is being discussed. In a room with 3 to 10 people, the ML-500 projector allows everyone to see graphics, numbers in a spreadsheet, or...

Attractive Design ; Fast Setup ; Good Connection Options ; Good Resolution ; Great Picture Quality ; Lightweight

Poor Sound Quality

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Junior47 (cdw.com)

What I Wanted

 

I needed something to send with our traveling team and this was half the size and twice the quality of our old one. Perfect, GET ONE!

Oct, 2012