ViewSonic M1 vs Optoma EH500 review

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ViewSonic M1
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - ViewSonic M1 vs Optoma EH500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, M1 has a total rating of 5.3 out of 10 versus 7.3 for EH500.

Advantages ViewSonic M1 over Optoma EH500

  • Lower power consumption, 55 W vs 380 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 30000 vs 2500 hours
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Advantages Optoma EH500 over ViewSonic M1

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-300 inch vs 24-100 inch
  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 250 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 32 dB
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Common features and specifications

  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
ViewSonic M1
5.3
Optoma EH500
7.3
4
7
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Common

Product

ViewSonic M1
Optoma EH500

Model

M1
EH500

Brand

ViewSonic
Optoma

Reviews

1115
85

Resolution

Native resolution

854 x 480
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

WVGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

24-100
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

0.6 - 2.7/1.5 - 6.5
1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

250
4700

Contrast ratio

120000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.1:1 - 1.2:1
1.59:1 - 1.91:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

32
26

Power consumption, W

55
380

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

front, tabletop
front, rear, ceiling mount, tabletop

Wireless connection

Additional features

has not
Crestron Roomview

Lamp

Lamp type, W

310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

30000
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

3000

Connectivity

HDMI

1
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)

0
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

6
3

Sound type

stereo
mono

Lens

F-number

2.5 - 2.76

Focal length, mm

23.5 - 28.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 40

Zoom ratio

1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

40
15

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

Operating temperature

Min, C/F

0/32
5/41

Max, C/F

40/104
40/104

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, сm/inches

14.7 x 4 x 12.7/5.8 x 1.6 x 5
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

0.69/1.52
3.8/8.5
ViewSonic M1
Optoma EH500
ViewSonic M1
Optoma EH500

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.3
  • 7.3
  • 5.3ViewSonic M1
  • 7.3Optoma EH500

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