Optoma ML500, WXGA, 500 LED Lumens, Mobile Projector

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Optoma ML500, WXGA, 500 LED Lumens, Mobile Projector

Optoma ML500, WXGA, 500 LED Lumens, Mobile Projector

  • Truly portable at under 3 pounds
  • Project large widescreen images of up to 120″ diagonal
  • 2000:1 contrast ratio for detailed images
  • LED light source lasts over 20,000 hours while producing excellent color
  • DLP Pico imaging technology
  • Truly portable at under 3 pounds
  • Project large widescreen images of up to 120″ diagonal
  • 2000:1 contrast ratio for detailed images
  • LED light source lasts over 20,000 hours while producing excellent color
  • DLP Pico imaging technology

Mobile professionals and on-the-go presenters alike will appreciate the compact design and vivid LED performance of the Optoma ML500. Delivering 500 lumens of brightness and WXGA resolution, this projector creates crisp, clear widescreen images of up to 120 inches on most surfaces. Built-in media and Microsoft Office document viewer allows for playback of videos, presentations, documents and images directly from the projector’s memory, while HDMI provides quick connection to the broadest possible range of devices.

List Price: $ 599.00

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  1. 62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic – The future is here!, October 3, 2011
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    This review is from: Optoma ML500, WXGA, 500 LED Lumens, Mobile Projector (Office Product)

    I ordered this product on the day of release (not from Amazon, wasn’t released yet). I am seriously impressed by it and will post a video after I clean up my place. It will also be with a cell phone camera so if it’s not good enough I won’t bother to upload it.

    Fan & Brightness

    Ok first, right out the box it is very bright and vivid. The colors really pop and are saturated, but in a good way. 500 lumens doesn’t seem like a lot compared to bulb projectors but this holds its own. I have about a 90″ screen right now with my light on and even on Eco mode (lower in brightness to save power everything is easily viewable. I don’t even use regular mode as it makes the fan louder. The fan is not that loud but can easily be heard if the room is perfectly quiet. It sounds like a desktop computer with no dedicated graphics card. On Eco mode you can barely hear it. On regular, it’s audible but nothing that would bother you. I sleep right next to it and it doesn’t bother me one bit if I fall asleep watching a movie. In other words, don’t worry about it. Some projectors have a problem with warming up and causing the picture to become out of focus but I leave this on all day and never have to focus it.

    A recommendation, tape a piece of cardboard (or something that doesn’t look as cheap) to the ceiling in front of the light that shines on the wall you are pointing your projector at. It will make a huge difference in brightness and won’t affect the lightning in your room one bit. You will be able to watch TV with the lights on while only the wall with the picture on it will be dimmer. It works great and I don’t even notice light is being blocked.

    Keystone Correction

    This projector has auto keystone correction as many projectors do these days although no one who uses projectors would recommend taking advantage of it. It distorts the picture because it needs to display a lower resolution to make up for the angle the projector is at Again, this is with all projectors. For a 90″ screen my projector is about 4 feet off the ground and I use manual keystone correction set to 0. The image looks absolutely fantastic and I suggest you use manual and find where you can put the projector where you can set it at 0 in the menu. You will notice the top of the screen’s image quality become dramtically better

    Settings

    Although I use eco mode all the time there is no quick setting on the remote for it. You have to go into the menus to turn it on and off. Play around with the color settings on the remote but you will find PC and Cinema look by far the best. Leave it on the best setting you find because it doesn’t matter if you are watching TV or using your computer, those two will always be the best. Turn off auto source! It’s super, super annoying. The second your computer or set top box does something and loses the connection for 1 second it will start cycling through trying to find a connection. I don’t see anyone using anything but HDMI. Even if you did use another source just use the remote to change it. Trust me, its’ really annoying. Now that I have it set on HDMI all the time I never have to change it.

    Remote

    The remote is very simple and I didn’t expect much from it. I suggest you just get a learning remote and program the codes into that. It’s too small and you will easily lose it. I just programmed a learning remote and kept the real one in a safe drawer.

    Picture Clarity

    Honestly, I hyped this projector up a lot and have been waiting for an LED projector with an acceptable amount of brightness. It definitely lives up to it. I can’t wait to get home from work and play video games on it (which look incredible). I didn’t play around with any color settings except the pre-chosen ones which I set on PC and left it (I feel it looks the best). Football looks amazing and walking into my roommates room who has a 37″ LCD made me feel like I was watching it on a cell phone. This will ruin other screen sizes for you. I used to have a 50″ plasma before I got this which was more expensive and I’m much happier with this. Sometimes when I use it I feel like I’m in the future (not kidding). The contrast ratio is a little low when the lights are on but don’t let it discourage you, believe me, it’s no plasma but it will not at all take away from the size and color of the image. Besides, anything that you want higher contrast ratio with you will turn the lights off anyway (even if you were watching on a TV) so that’s not something to worry about.

    Overall, I would give this 6/5 stars. I absolutely love it. If they come out with a 1080p version next year I’m getting it the day it’s released. I seriously doubt I will ever buy another TV again. Feel free to post questions in the comments and I’ll do my best to answer them. Hopefully I can get a hold of a real camera to do a video review because I’m not sure how well a cell…

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  2. 34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Functional. Good video quality. Update on 1/22/2013, June 29, 2012
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    RPP “RPP” (Edison NJ) –

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    This review is from: Optoma ML500, WXGA, 500 LED Lumens, Mobile Projector (Office Product)

    Customer Video Review Length:: 3:00 Mins

    –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.
    –End of update on 1/22/2013

    This projector is worth buying. I am difficult at liking anything but this is a good projector.

    + Fan noise does make noise. It is not much and you don’t hear anything when playing a video.
    + Video clarity is good. I don’t see distortion or fuzzy pixels at all.
    – BIG issue : Using SD/USB disk option is good as no wires, but no audio outpput makes this meaningless (inbuilt speakers are meek)
    – When watching cable, if channel’s resolution has changed then it tries to re-detect. Sometimes, it never finds, screen remains blank.
    solution is hit HDMI again on the remote.
    – There needs to be an option to buy warranty to protect this investment
    – My Laptop –> USB –> Projector option to display laptop video didn’t work. Customer Service is not able to solve this problem.

    Note: Attached youtube video is a bit misleading. Projected video does not have any fuzzy pixels.
    It is damn clear picture. I think the low lighting makes my Sony camera to creates a bit of fuzziness.

    Note: Light coming from the projector illuminates the entire room

    Note: Best results are when room is dark. Video is watchable is semi-dark / afternoons with blinds closed too.

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  3. 38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Game changer…….., January 11, 2012
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    This review is from: Optoma ML500, WXGA, 500 LED Lumens, Mobile Projector (Office Product)

    ::::.. I’ve been waiting for a decent led powered portable projector for a long long time. In the past the specs and performance of a led powered projectors were downright toyish. 30 – 50 lumens were way too dim, resolution was a new low, and the best connection you got was so 80’s s-video. In the age of 1080p, over few thousand lumens, hdmi, HDTV, up conversion, and every other bragging gimmick the past “pico” led powered projectors ended up in gizmo crazys trophy stash, quickly forgotten, and I could see why…
    ::::.. Well this projector will change all that… There are other led powered projectors out there, some cost over $8000 that are focused on home theater, and there are comparable portable projectors like the LG HX350T (Only 300 lumen – 1024 x 768 not even a true 720p), The NEC NP-L50W which has the same specs as the Optima, but costs over $750 and gets complaints on focusing issues, there is the ViewSonic PLED-W200 which is only 200 lumens,. The only one comparable to this projector is the ViewSonic PLED-W500 which is little more expensive. There are handful of others that won’t get your attention as the ones that I’ve mentioned.
    Most of them have some onboard memory for storing images, music, office files, and videos, and some have usb connection. I won’t get into that because these are just added bonuses in which there was a small budget in developing, so the performance is very low at best (even dedicated media players have playback issues). Same goes for internal speaker which is ridiculously low and cheap!
    ::::.. Let’s talk about this projector. This unit comes with all the connecting cables, but not the HDMI cable. HDMI connection is full sized, so you don’t need a adapter. There is a VGA connection, S-video, full sized HDMI, mini USB, full size USB, full size SD, standard rca video and AV-in (3.5mm headphone type which feeds standard RCA video and analog audio). The unit comes is a really nice carrying bag, with front and internal pockets for all cables. The unit lacks lens cap which is odd knowing that it will be handled quite often. Built quality is really solid, all buttons are placed around some black brushed aluminum top, and have a good click feel.
    There are tri rubber feet, front one can be raised, others are stationary. Focus ring is a little stiff causing you to play around little more..
    ::::.. Video, reason you buy a projector is for viewing things, not audio, or file storage, and you know better that for presentations you use a tablet or a laptop. Video on this thing is amazing! 500 lumens may seem tiny compared to a 2000 lumen projector, but this is a led light source. Colors are more vibrant, white is more white, and dlp helps to keep pixels unnoticeable, and blacks black. With any projector if you introduce some ambient light into the viewing room you end up with diluted image; black become grays, and dynamics go down significantly. Believe-you-me this projector copes very well with some intruded light. If you keep the image around 100″ or lower the image is just right, it is sharp, saturated, good contrast ratio, and bright. Anything over that size will diminish sharpness , and black become gray. It will blow away LCD tvs, and plasmas due to the size of the image, yet keeping things crisp, and vibrant, of course in a well controlled lighting environment . I wish this unit had better blacks, but with tweaking its pretty decent… There are few image presets like PC, theater, user, vibrant. Pretty good starter presets, but NEVER assume they are the best presets! There are so many variables, image can always be improved, in my case a huge deal! Settings are limited, contrast, brightness, hue, sharpness and wall type. Wall type are presets made for different surfaces you can project your image on, It is really handy !
    ::::.. Unit comes with a small remote that has all functions. Had no issues beaming the remote signal to the unit from both the front and the back.
    ::::.. This unit runs very cool, fan noise is not that noticeable, very impressive. It amazes me that this little guy produces such gigantic bright image. I think that alone is stunning!
    Startup and shutdown is quick. On my tests startup took 6 seconds, shutdown around 11 seconds.
    ::::.. This unit has a 60hz processing, and any other 90% of all the LCD, dlp, led, plasma tvs on the market. Yes newest models have 120, 240hz processing, but no one is amazed by them!
    ::::.. Led projector is Eco friendly in many ways! It consumes less power then conventional light source ( this unit consumes less power then a typical 40″ LCD tv, yet produces over 100″ image!), and the materials that are being used to make led is less abrasive on the enviroment using less energy to produce them, and less chemicals. It also outlasts typical projector light bulb by thousands of times! Typical projectors bulb lasts 2000hrs that declines in performance, led bulb 20,000hrs! It is THE…

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