Epson 3100 vs Optoma EH500 review

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Rating 5 5
Epson 3100
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - Epson 3100 vs Optoma EH500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, 3100 has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 7.3 for EH500.

Advantages Epson 3100 over Optoma EH500

  • Lower noise level, 24 dB vs 26 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 356 W vs 380 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 3500 vs 2500 hours

Advantages Optoma EH500 over Epson 3100

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 40-200 inch
  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 2600 lumens
  • Integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson 3100
7
Optoma EH500
7.3
6
7
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Common

Product

Epson 3100
Optoma EH500

Model

3100
EH500

Brand

Epson
Optoma

Reviews

97
85

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

40-200
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.4 - 5.8/6.3 - 17.4
1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

2600
4700

Contrast ratio

60000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.34:1 - 2.17:1
1.59:1 - 1.91:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

3LCD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

24
26

Power consumption, W

356
380

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, ceiling mount, tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
Crestron Roomview

Lamp

Lamp type, W

250
310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
3000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

0
2

Composite video input (RCA)

0
1

Audio input (RCA)

0
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

0
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

1
0

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

has not
3

Sound type

has not
mono

Lens

F-number

1.51 - 1.99
2.5 - 2.76

Focal length, mm

18.2 - 29.2
23.5 - 28.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 60, horizontal +/- 24

Zoom ratio

1.6x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

60
15

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

24

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

35/95
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

40.6 x 15.2 x 30.4/16.1 x 6.4 x 12
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

6.3/14.6
3.8/8.5
Epson 3100
Optoma EH500
Epson 3100
Optoma EH500

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.3
  • 7Epson 3100
  • 7.3Optoma EH500

The Optoma EH500 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Optoma EH500 price