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Optoma ML550

Optoma ML550
alaScore 91

150 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews of Optoma ML550. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and noise. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, size, noise, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma ML550 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Optoma ML550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Optoma ML550 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. People really like the image quality. The usability is also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the price. Some have doubts about the design.

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

This summary is based on the products: Optoma ML550 Ultra Compact Portable LED ProjectorOptoma ML550 Ultra Compact Portable LED Projector

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Optoma ML550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Optoma ML550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and size. The noise and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, noise, size, price

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma ML550 WXGA 500 Lumen 3D Ready Portable DLP LED Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI PortOptoma ML550 WXGA 500 Lumen 3D Ready Portable DLP LED Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Port

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Projector reviews (projectorreviews.com)

Expert Review

 

Produces 500 lumens of light output in a really tiny package measuring 4.1ʺ x 1.5ʺ x 4.2ʺ, 10,000:1 Constrast Ratio, Expect up to 20,00o hours of lamp life from the LED light source, Supports HDMI input, Able to read all these movie file formats: .avi,...

For VGA input you will always need the universal I/O cable, Has a proprietary power supply that makes the projector a little less portable, The file viewer is not as user-friendly as it could be, but it is currently being updated by the Optoma to work...

The bottom line on the Optoma ML550 is that it is a very satisfactory projector with brightness and picture quality to make it a great choice. If you are the type of traveler that loves powerful in a very tiny package then Optoma has done an excellent...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Optoma ML550 review

 

The brightest, nicest and best connected palm projector yet

Brightness ; Versatility ; Flash drive ; Portability ; Design

No Wi-Fi ; Tablet integration requires dongle ; Bulky power pack ; High price

Pico projectors are something of a gamble. Small and easy to carry they might be, but what they give in terms of portability these pocket-sized projectors often take in brightness and resolution. After all, where's the benefit of a small projector if...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Optoma ML550 review

 

It's expensive, but a wide range of ports and bright bulb make this one of the best ultraportable projectors so far

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Alan Stevens (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

REVIEW: Optoma ML550

 

Don't let the lack of inches fool you, the Optoma ML550 (around £350 ex. VAT) is a highly capable and surprisingly bright LED projector, equipped with the same business-class features as larger Optoma products. Features such as HDMI and VGA...

Having tried mobile LED Projectors in the past and not been that impressed, we were more than pleasantly surprised by what Optoma has managed to achieve with the ML550. Not only is it tiny and very portable (we’ve got bigger digital cameras!), it also...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: M. David Stone (itreviews.co.uk)

Optoma ML550

 

The Optoma ML550 is about the size of earlier-generation 300-lumen WXGA (1,280-by-800) palmtop projectors, but offers a 500-lumen rating.

Data image quality is best described as more than acceptable for most purposes. Video is one step below that, making the projector usable for video, but far from impressive.

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: manofjoy (bestbuy.com)

Short and sweet projector

 

I have purchased this for my parents in India. They love watching movies, it is easy to use .. and less manual work to set up this tiny little projector. All you need is HDMI cable to connect. I used chromecast dongle to this projector and it works...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: jlo138 (bestbuy.com)

The little projector that can

 

So I only purchased this while on sale. My other Optoma GT720 projector has dead pixel issues going. In comparison to that one, this is quite a bit better in picture quality. This projector here lacks rca, component and optical in or out. I was upset...

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: janani (bestbuy.com)

Best one i could say

 

Got a feel of being in IMAXX on projection on my wall ; excellent sound quality

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Steveh2904 (bestbuy.com)

Small, Compact and ample resolution

 

Needed a small compact projector for work, as I travel a lot. This is a perfect size, weight and has ample resolution. I have actually purchased 4 of these for my colleagues.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: EDSFamily (bestbuy.com)

Great Projector

 

We use this projector in our home theater and I was concerned it would be bright enough but it is plenty bright! Our previous projector was not LED and I was always concerned about the bulb going out but then some sort of digital chip went out instead...

Dec, 2014
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Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot type:Kensington

Projector

Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800)
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9 / 4:3, 16:9, 16:10