Optoma HD29Darbee vs Optoma EH500 review

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Rating 5 5
Optoma HD29Darbee
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - Optoma HD29Darbee vs Optoma EH500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, HD29Darbee has a total rating of 7 out of 10 versus 7.3 for EH500.

Advantages Optoma HD29Darbee over Optoma EH500

  • Lower power consumption, 264 W vs 380 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 5000 vs 2500 hours
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Advantages Optoma EH500 over Optoma HD29Darbee

  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 3200 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 29 dB

Common features and specifications

  • Equal projection screen size: 30-300 inch
  • 3D support
  • Equal HDMI connectors quantity: 2
  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Optoma HD29Darbee
7
Optoma EH500
7.3
6
7
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Common

Product

Optoma HD29Darbee
Optoma EH500

Model

HD29Darbee
EH500

Brand

Optoma
Optoma

Reviews

342
85

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

WUXGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1 - 10.8/3.2 - 32.8
1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3200
4700

Contrast ratio

30000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.48:1 - 1.62:1
1.59:1 - 1.91:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

DLP
DLP

Noise level, dBA

29
26

Power consumption, W

264
380

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

has not
Crestron Roomview

Lamp

Lamp type, W

190
310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

5000
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

10000
3000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
2

VGA input

0
2

Composite video input (RCA)

1
1

Audio input (RCA)

1
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

stereo
mono

Lens

F-number

2.5 - 2.67
2.5 - 2.76

Focal length, mm

21.09.2024
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

29.7 x 9.6 x 23.1/11.7 x 3.8 x 9.1
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.5
3.8/8.5
Optoma HD29Darbee
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Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7
  • 7.3
  • 7Optoma HD29Darbee
  • 7.3Optoma EH500

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

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