Epson VS250 vs Optoma EH500 review

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Rating 5 5
Epson VS250
vs
Optoma EH500

The present review is aimed to compare two projectors - Epson VS250 vs Optoma EH500 that are meant to satisfy the needs of cinema lovers. Based on our rating, VS250 has a total rating of 5.6 out of 10 versus 7.3 for EH500.

Advantages Epson VS250 over Optoma EH500

  • Bigger projection screen size: 30-350 inch vs 30-300 inch
  • Lower power consumption, 296 W vs 380 W
  • Longer lamp life (normal mode): 3000 vs 2500 hours

Advantages Optoma EH500 over Epson VS250

  • 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

  • Integrated speakers

Projectors comparison chart

Overall
Epson VS250
5.6
Optoma EH500
7.3
5
7
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Common

Product

Epson VS250
Optoma EH500

Model

VS250
EH500

Brand

Epson
Optoma

Reviews

690
85

Resolution

Native resolution

800 x 600
1920 x 1080

Max resolution (resized)

1400 x 1050
1920 x 1200

Resolution abbreviation

SVGA
Full HD

Properties

Projection screen size, inch

30-350
30-300

Projection distance, m/ft

0.8 - 10.4/2.6 - 34.1
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

1.45:1 - 1.96:1
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

296
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

optional

Additional features

has not
Crestron Roomview

Lamp

Lamp type, W

210
310

Lamp life (normal mode), hours

3000
2500

Lamp life (eco mode), hours

4000
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

1.44
2.5 - 2.76

Focal length, mm

16.7
23.5 - 28.2

Lens shift, %

vertical +/- 30, horizontal +/- 30

Zoom ratio

1.35x
1.2x

Settings

Keystone adjustment vertical, +- degrees

30
15

Keystone adjustment horizontal, +- degrees

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

30.2 x 7.6 x 23.3/11.9 x 3 x 9.2
32.5 x 10.9 x 25.9/12.8 x 4.3 x 10.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.3
3.8/8.5
Epson VS250
Optoma EH500
Epson VS250
Optoma EH500

Projectors SoundStrokes Art comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 7.3
  • 5.6Epson VS250
  • 7.3Optoma EH500

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