Optoma HD243X vs Optoma EH500 review

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Rating 5 5
Optoma HD243X
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - Optoma HD243X vs Optoma EH500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, both projectors have the same overall rating of 7.3.

Advantages Optoma HD243X over Optoma EH500

  • Lower power consumption, 300 W vs 380 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 3500 vs 2500 hours

Advantages Optoma EH500 over Optoma HD243X

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 28-301 inch
  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 3300 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 27 dB

Common features and specifications

  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Optoma HD243X
7.3
Optoma EH500
7.3
7
7
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Common

Product

Optoma HD243X
Optoma EH500

Model

HD243X
EH500

Brand

Optoma
Optoma

Reviews

1665
85

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

28-301
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

0.9 - 7.7/3.2 - 35.3
1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3300
4700

Contrast ratio

24000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.47:1 - 1.62:1
1.59:1 - 1.91:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

27
26

Power consumption, W

300
380

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

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

Wireless connection

Additional features

DLP
Crestron Roomview

Lamp

Lamp type, W

240
310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

12000
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

1
1

USB

1
0

USB (service)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
3

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

2.1-2.31
2.5 - 2.76

Focal length, mm

15.59-17.14
23.5 - 28.2

Lens shift, %

Zoom ratio

1.1x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
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

31.7 x 10.6 x 24.6/12.5 x 4.2 x 9.7
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

3/6.8
3.8/8.5
Optoma HD243X
Optoma EH500
Optoma HD243X
Optoma EH500

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3Optoma HD243X
  • 7.3Optoma EH500

The Optoma HD243X is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Optoma HD243X price