Epson EX5240 vs Optoma EH500 review

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Rating 5 5
Epson EX5240
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - Epson EX5240 vs Optoma EH500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, EX5240 has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 7.3 for EH500.

Advantages Epson EX5240 over Optoma EH500

  • Lower power consumption, 291 W vs 380 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 2500 hours

Advantages Optoma EH500 over Epson EX5240

  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 3200 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 37 dB
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Common features and specifications

  • Equal projection screen size: 30-300 inch
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson EX5240
5.6
Optoma EH500
7.3
4
7
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Common

Product

Epson EX5240
Optoma EH500

Model

EX5240
EH500

Brand

Epson
Optoma

Reviews

231
85

Resolution

Native resolution

1024 x 768
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1600 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

XGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

0.9 - 9/2.9 - 29.5
1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

4:3
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3200
4700

Contrast ratio

15000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.48:1 - 1.77:1
1.59:1 - 1.91:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

3LCD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

37
26

Power consumption, W

291
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

200
310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

5000
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

10000
3000

Connectivity

HDMI

1
2

VGA input

1
2

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (3.5mm)

0
0

Audio output (3.5mm)

0
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

2
3

Sound type

mono
mono

Lens

F-number

1.58 - 1.72
2.5 - 2.76

Focal length, mm

16.9 - 20.28
23.5 - 28.2

Lens shift, %

Zoom ratio

1.2x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

30
15

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

30

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

29.7 x 8.1 x 23.3/11.7 x 3.2 x 9.2
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.2
3.8/8.5
Epson EX5240
Optoma EH500
Epson EX5240
Optoma EH500

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 7.3
  • 5.6Epson EX5240
  • 7.3Optoma EH500

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