Epson Home Cinema 3700 vs Optoma EH500 review

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Epson Home Cinema 3700
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - Epson Home Cinema 3700 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 Epson Home Cinema 3700 over Optoma EH500

  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 3500 vs 2500 hours
  • Stereo sound vs mono from integrated speakers

Advantages Optoma EH500 over Epson Home Cinema 3700

  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 3000 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 35 dB
  • Lower power consumption, 380 W vs 384 W

Common features and specifications

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

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson Home Cinema 3700
7.3
Optoma EH500
7.3
6
7
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Common

Product

Epson Home Cinema 3700
Optoma EH500

Model

Home Cinema 3700
EH500

Brand

Epson
Optoma

Reviews

75
85

Resolution

Native resolution

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

Full HD
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-300
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.2 - 9.6/3.2 - 29.5
1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:9
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3000
4700

Contrast ratio

70000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.32:1 - 2.15:1
1.59:1 - 1.91:1

Color reproduction

1.07 billion
1.07 billion

Projection system

3LCD
DLP

Noise level, dBA

35
26

Power consumption, W

384
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

250
310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3500
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
3000

Connectivity

HDMI

2
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)

1
1

SPDIF (optical)

0
0

Ethernet (RJ45)

0
0

MHL

RS-232

1
1

12V trigger

0
1

USB

2
0

USB (service)

1
1

Audio

Integrated speakers

Speaker power, W

10
3

Sound type

stereo
mono

Lens

F-number

1.51 - 1.99
2.5 - 2.76

Focal length, mm

18.2 - 29.2
23.5 - 28.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 60, horizontal +/- 24

Zoom ratio

1.6x
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

32 x 16.2 x 40.8/12.6 x 6.4 x 16.1
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

4.3/9.52
3.8/8.5
Epson Home Cinema 3700
Optoma EH500
Epson Home Cinema 3700
Optoma EH500

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3Epson Home Cinema 3700
  • 7.3Optoma EH500

The Epson Home Cinema 3700 is better home theater projector in this comparison. Check Epson Home Cinema 3700 price

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