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Optoma ML500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 214 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the noise, while there are some less positive views about the reliability.

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reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma ML500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Optoma ML500

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, size, noise, 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)

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Amazon.com review summary for Optoma ML500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 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 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com.

image quality, usability, price, size, design

reliability

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

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

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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.

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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...

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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

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Optoma ML500 Review

 

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

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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,...

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Nice little projector

 

Used for presentations to volunteer groups Compact size Sturdy transport bag Tiny remote has all the essential features VGA cable and USB\/mini cable included LED projection lamp runs cool Don\'t care for the noisy fan Power plug slips out of the...

Compact","Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use

Noisy","Slow

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Almost perfect

 

It doesn\'t have an audio-out port, so you have to use the speakers with HDMI unless you find another way to make it work. Other than that, it\'s fantastic. If it had that port, I would probably not even consider eventually upgrading.

Easy To Set Up","Easy To Use","Fast

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Very convenient

 

It is in one piece and easily the most portable screen that I could find. Also, the setup is also one step, easily beating most tripod styled projector screens.

Easy To Set Up","Easy to use","Great picture quality","Small Footprint

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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

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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

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