Epson Home Cinema 730HD vs Optoma EH500 review

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Epson Home Cinema 730HD
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - Epson Home Cinema 730HD vs Optoma EH500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, Home Cinema 730HD has a total rating of 6 out of 10 versus 7.3 for EH500.

Advantages Epson Home Cinema 730HD over Optoma EH500

  • Bigger projection screen size: 33-318 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower power consumption, 283 W vs 380 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 4000 vs 2500 hours

Advantages Optoma EH500 over Epson Home Cinema 730HD

  • Better brightness: 4700 vs 3000 lumens
  • Lower noise level, 26 dB vs 37 dB
  • 3D support
  • More HDMI connectors: 2 vs 1

Common features and specifications

  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson Home Cinema 730HD
6
Optoma EH500
7.3
4
7
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Common

Product

Epson Home Cinema 730HD
Optoma EH500

Model

Home Cinema 730HD
EH500

Brand

Epson
Optoma

Reviews

397
85

Resolution

Native resolution

1280 x 800
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1920 x 1080
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

WXGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

33-318
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

1.4 - 4.8/3.2 - 13.1
1.1 - 11/3.2 - 36

Aspect ratio

16:10
16:9

Brightness, lumens

3000
4700

Contrast ratio

12000:1
10000:1

Throw ratio range

1.3:1 - 1.56:1
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

283
380

Features

Remote control

HDR

3D

Security

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

200
310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

4000
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

5000
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, %

vertical +/- 30, horizontal +/- 30

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

23.3 x 7.8 x 29.7/9.2 x 3.1 x 11.7
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.3
3.8/8.5
Epson Home Cinema 730HD
Optoma EH500
Epson Home Cinema 730HD
Optoma EH500

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6
  • 7.3
  • 6Epson Home Cinema 730HD
  • 7.3Optoma EH500

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