Optoma EH500 vs Optoma UHD50 review

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Optoma EH500
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Optoma UHD50

We had a chance to test and compare two models: Optoma EH500 vs Optoma UHD50 and this review should help people who are looking for a good projector. Based on our rating, EH500 has a total rating of 7.3 out of 10 versus 8.6 for UHD50.

Advantages Optoma EH500 over Optoma UHD50

  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 2400 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 28 dB

Advantages Optoma UHD50 over Optoma EH500

  • Bring the cinematic 4K UHD experience home with the UHD50
  • Bigger projection screen size: 34-302 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower power consumption, 348 W vs 380 W
  • UHD50 is HDR-compatible
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4000 vs 2500 hours
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Common features and specifications

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

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Optoma EH500
7.3
Optoma UHD50
8.6
7
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Common

Product

Optoma EH500
Optoma UHD50

Model

EH500
UHD50

Brand

Optoma
Optoma

Reviews

85
252

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
4096 x 2160

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
4K UHD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
34-302

Projection distance, m/ft

1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36
1.2 - 8.1/3.2 - 26.2

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

4700
2400

Contrast ratio

10000:1
500000:1

Throw ratio range

1.59:1 - 1.91:1
1.21:1 - 1.59:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

26
28

Power consumption, W

380
348

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

kensington lock, password protection
kensington lock, password protection

Projection method

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

Wireless connection

Additional features

Crestron Roomview
DLP

Lamp

Lamp type, W

310
240

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

2500
4000

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

3000
15000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

2
1

Composite video input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (RCA)

1
0

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
1

Audio output (3.5mm)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
1

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
1

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

1
1

USB

0
1

USB (service)

1
0

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

3
5

Sound type

mono
stereo

Lens

F-number

2.5 - 2.76
2.5 - 3.26

Focal length, mm

23.5 - 28.2
20.91 - 32.62

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 15

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.3x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

15
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

32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2
38.1 x 12.7 x 27.9/ 15.4 x 5.1 x 11.1

Weight, kg/pounds

3.8/8.5
4.9/11.8
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Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 8.6
  • 7.3Optoma EH500
  • 8.6Optoma UHD50

The Optoma UHD50 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Optoma UHD50 price