Optoma Cinemax P1 vs Optoma EH500 review

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Optoma Cinemax P1
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - Optoma Cinemax P1 vs Optoma EH500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, Cinemax P1 has a total rating of 9 out of 10 versus 7.3 for EH500.

Advantages Optoma Cinemax P1 over Optoma EH500

  • Bring the cinematic 4K UHD experience home with the Cinemax P1
  • Cinemax P1 is HDR-compatible
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 20000 vs 2500 hours
  • More HDMI connectors: 3 vs 2

Advantages Optoma EH500 over Optoma Cinemax P1

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 85-120 inch
  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 3000 lumens
  • Lower power consumption, 380 W vs 410 W

Common features and specifications

  • The same noise level: 26 dB
  • 3D support
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Optoma Cinemax P1
9
Optoma EH500
7.3
9
7
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Common

Product

Optoma Cinemax P1
Optoma EH500

Model

Cinemax P1
EH500

Brand

Optoma
Optoma

Reviews

88
85

Resolution

Native resolution

3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

4096 x 2160
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

4K UHD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

85-120
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

2.4 - 5/8 -16.5
1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3000
4700

Contrast ratio

1500000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

0.25:1
1.59:1 - 1.91:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

26
26

Power consumption, W

410
380

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

Android OS, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, DLP
Crestron Roomview

Lamp

Lamp type, W

laser phosphor
310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

20000
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

30000
3000

Connectivity

HDMI

3
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)

1
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

1
0

MHL

RS-232

0
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

3
0

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

3

Sound type

mono

Lens

F-number

2.04
2.5 - 2.76

Focal length, mm

525
23.5 - 28.2

Lens shift, %

Zoom ratio

2x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

15

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

5/41
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

56.1 x 13 x 38.1/22.1 x 5.1 x 15
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

10.9/24.2
3.8/8.5
Optoma Cinemax P1
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Optoma Cinemax P1
Optoma EH500

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9
  • 7.3
  • 9Optoma Cinemax P1
  • 7.3Optoma EH500

The Optoma Cinemax P1 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Optoma Cinemax P1 price