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Optoma EP1690

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Optoma EP1690. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the image quality. The size also gets good feedback, but opinions about the noise and price are different. Many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma EP1690 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

Optoma EP1690 DLP Projector Review


Up until now I have found that most “dual use” projectors are more designed for the office or school and not so much for the home theater. In the case of the Optoma EP1690, we may have found the

Lots of features ; Great black levels ; Eye-popping color saturation ; Versatile inputs (including DVI-HDCP) ; 1080p compatible ; Laser pointer remote with mouse controls ; Built-in speaker for multimedia use

No direct component video inputs ; May be awkward to use as a tabletop unit due to rather high projection angle ; Requires slightly longer throw distances ; Intrusive fan noise ; No vertical lens shift

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : 411Team Specialist (

Optoma EP1690 Projector Review


A High Definition resolution DLP projector with an affordable price of $1,399.00 with the strength of both Business use and Home Theater applications! The OPTOMA EP1690, a DLP projector can satisfy two different groups. Home theater enthusiasts and...

If your screen size is small and you will be watching more regular TV then there is no problem but if you are a movie aficionado like me who enjoy HD DVD movies in Cinemascope format on a big screen then look for OPTOMA HD72. This projector has High...

Sep, 2006

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Sep, 2006

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

Optoma EP1690


So, what is the EP1690? it's first and foremost a very bright, medium sized portable, widescreen projector. It's light enough and small enough to carry around frequently. Many may prefer something smaller and under 6 pounds, but, so far, there are no...

Very bright widescreen projector for the money (price/performance) ; Good color balance out of the box ; Very respectable contrast, shadow detail and black levels for a business DLP projector ; Excellent manual ; Very well laid out, and functional...

As a business projector, higher cost per lumen than non-widescreen models ; Zoom lens has only a 1.2:1 zoom ratio - translates to minimal placement flexibility ; No variable lens shift (typical for DLP projectors in this price range, but most home...

Thanks to the EP1690, the large numbers of people buying business projectors for the home, no longer have to sacrifice resolution to get sufficient lumens, and the cost difference is not so great, that many who, in the past would have bought a 4:3...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : Bill Livolsi (

Review: Optoma EP1690 Widescreen Multimedia Projector

Aug, 2006

Expert review by : Art Feierman (

Optoma EP1690 Projector Review - Overview


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Mar, 2006

Expert review by : staff (

Optoma EP1690 review


The first business projector to support 16:9

Good image quality

Portability not excellent

Breaks new ground for business projectors, and at a decent price

Jul, 2006