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Optoma Technology is a multinational corporation dealing with projectors and related accessories, and is the premier supplier for DLP projectors in the Americas.

Offering equipment for consumers, businesses, educators and professional installers, Optoma manufactures projectors for mobile and fixed installations and also home theatres. Their products include Multimedia DLP Projector Series, Home Theater Projector Series, GameTime Projector Series, Short Throw and Ultra Short Throw Projector Series, Pico Pocket Projector Series and Panoview™ Projection Screens.

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Optoma ML550

Optoma ML550 Mobile Projector


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Optoma ML550
Optoma HD25
Optoma ZX212ST
Optoma W304M
Optoma DW312
Optoma ML550 Mobile Projector
Optoma HD25 3D-Home Theater Projector
Optoma ZX212ST Projector
Optoma W304M Mobile Multimedia Projector
Optoma DW312 Projector
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Release Date
Jun 2013
Mar 2013
Dec 2013
Mar 2013
Jan 2013
Contrast Ratio
10000:1
20000:1
100000:1
10000:1
3000:1
Display Technology
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
DLP
Image Brightness
500.0 ANSI lumens
2000.0 ANSI lumens
2300.0 ANSI lumens
3100.0 ANSI lumens
3200.0 ANSI lumens
Platform
PC and Mac
PC, Mac
PC, Mac
PC
Type
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors, 3D
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
DLP Projectors
Form Factor
Portable
Stationary
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    If you are looking for a small portable projector for the road to watch movies with or play files from a compact flash drive or SD card, then this could be the solution for you. If you need real clarity and you plan on spending many hours using this projector with groups, then make sure the content you are showing is large and graphical. It is definitely not the best choice for demonstrating financial planning in an excel spreadsheet. Read below for a recap of the pros and cons of the Optoma ML500.


  • The emerging new category the ML500 is part of, and the ML500 in particular, fills a niche that needs filling, with an appealing balance of size, weight, price, and brightness. Compared to pocket projectors, it's only a little bigger and heavier, but it's a lot brighter. Compared to traditional lamp-based portable projectors, it's significantly lighter and smaller than all but a few, and less expensive. And although it isn't as bright as most lamp-based projectors, it's bright enough to throw a reasonable size image that can stand up to ambient light.


  • 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 it and its accessories easily pack up it in its provided carry bag. You can also take a camera tripod along and use it mount and place the projector more easily in a variety of environments.

    In addition, its light output and video performance is adequate for general use, but it does fall somewhat short as a dedicated home theater projector.


  • The Optoma HD25 is a great little projector. Its bright, sparkling HD image is perfect for home theater, and its bargain price of $949 makes it an exceptional value. While the HD25 has some flaws, those flaws are all related to usability, not image quality. The menu system can be complicated at times, and the lack of multiple User modes limits the HD25's calibration potential. Overall, though, the HD25 is a strong projector for entry-level home theater with potential for portable use as well.


  • Almost inevitably, given its low price, the HD25 isn't perfect. Its minor rainbow effect and running noise issues might be an issue for some people, especially if they have to sit close to their screen and/or the projector. Overall, though, the HD25 remains comfortably talented and well-featured enough to make its £800 price tag look great value.


  • There's plenty to love about the HD25: it's an easygoing and pleasant watch with plenty of features for its affordable $1300. Yes, it could do with a touch more insight, but itâ??s an enjoyable projector nonetheless.


  • The Optoma ZX212ST business projector offers a lower brightness rating than is typical for its price and size, but the hybrid laser-LED light source saves on the total cost of ownership.


  • If you're looking for a portable data projector, and particularly if you've been looking at an LED-based, 500-lumen model as something you don't love but might have to settle for, the Optoma W304M may well be the projector you really want. It's almost as light as 500-lumen models, it's a lot brighter, and it's only a little more expensive.


  • Only a small step up from 500-lumen LED-based portable projectors in price and weight, the 3100-lumen Optoma W304M delivers a much brighter image.


  • If you are looking for an entry level 3D compatible projector, the Optoma DW312 may be for you. With its high brightness, high definition picture, you will get a decent picture for that special presentation or home theater experience.