Optoma Technology ML500 500 Lumens Portable Projector

Optoma Technology ML500 500 Lumens Portable Projector

Optoma Technology ML500 500 Lumens Portable Projector

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Optoma Technology ML500 500 Lumens Portable Projector

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Product Highlights

  • 500 Lumens
  • Native WXGA (1280 x 800)
  • DLP Link 3D Capable
  • Truly Portable at Under 2.5 lbs. (1.1kg)
  • Project Images Up to 180" (4.6 m)
  • 3000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • LED Light Source Lasts Over 20,000 Hours
  • Easy Plug and Play Display
  • 2GB On-Board Memory
  • VGA and HDMI Inputs
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  • 1Description

The Optoma ML500 500 Lumens Portable Projector is a workhorse for the professional on the go with strong specs, solid core features and conveniences you'd expect to see in a projector meant for professional use. Although Optoma designed it to be a true portable projector suited to road warriors, the ML500 would be at home in board rooms or even in a high-end home theater setup.

500 ANSI lumens backed with a crisp 3000:1 contrast ratio is enough power to defeat even the most extreme challenges of ambient light and is nothing short of brilliant in a darkened environment. It's also got WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution that perfectly matches many of today's widescreen laptops. And its 3D capable so you can add immersive impact to presentations or screen 3D features with a Blu-ray player.

In addition, the ML500 also projects 720p, 1035i and 1080i high definition images and it's compatible with HDMI. That means that if you connect your source to the projector with a compatible HDMI cable, the projector will be able to display over a billion colors. What you get is the smoothest, most vivid and lifelike images available.

The ML500 is designed to be simple to use. The built-in Office viewer delivers PC-free projection of Microsoft Office documents, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint from onboard memory, SD cards, or USB flash drives. Auto keystone automatically optimizes the image shape for non-standard projection setups.

Finally, at less than 2.5 pounds (1.1kg), the projector is ultra-portable and is designed so that the AC cord does not need a power brick (reducing weight and enhancing portability).

Key Features
Truly portable at under 2.5 lb. (1.1kg)
Project large widescreen images of up to 180" (4.6 m) diagonal
3000:1 contrast ratio for detailed images
LED light source lasts over 20,000 hours while producing excellent color
Direct playback of movies, photos and Microsoft Office files
Easy plug and play display from laptops or flash drive through USB
DLP Pico imaging technology
2GB on-board memory; SD card slot allows for memory expansion up to 32GB
VGA and HDMI inputs allows you to connect to laptops, Blu-ray players and game systems to display content
DLP Technology
Optoma Technology is the leading manufacturer of Texas Instrument's DLP projectors in North and South America. TI's DLP features multi-color processing to produce accurate and vibrant colors on the screen. Optoma's product line offers products designed to meet the needs of any kind of user, from mobile professionals, gamers and home theaters to much larger theater installations. Designed and built to deliver reliability, usability and image quality, Optoma projectors help users get the most out of their digital content, encourage collaboration and communicate clearly and effectively. Optoma projectors are designed to provide the features that you need today and a path to grow into other capabilities as you need them
Green by Design
Are designed to be compact and lightweight, which ensures a reduction in the production of green house gas emissions during transportation.
Incorporate an LED light source. LED lamps last 20,000 (or 9.6 years of 40 hour per week use) for long life. LEDs produce less heat and consume less power compared to traditional projector lamps for excellent energy savings. LEDs do not contain mercury or other environmentally hazardous materials.
Optoma uses minimal packaging to create a smaller ecological footprint at disposal. The entire package is recyclable. In addition, the Pico's manual is delivered in digital format on the projector's internal memory to eliminate paper printouts.
Comply with RoHS standards by eliminating lead and other hazard materials
Incredible Power, Efficiency and Durability in a Single Solution
Weighing in at less than 2.5 lb. (1.1kg) and measuring a compact 8.7 x 1.7 x 6.7" (221 x 43.2 x 170.2mm), the ML500 supports the following video signals: HDTV (up to 1080p) NTSC, and PAL. Computer compatibility includes resolutions up to WXGA (1280 x 800) through VGA and HD (1920 x 1080) through HDMI.
User controls and media navigation are provided through an innovative on-screen menu that requires fewer steps to access the desired function and provides support in 16 languages. The ML500 is 3D capable, delivering XGA resolution 120Hz through the VGA port (the equivalent of 3D PC). The projector can deliver a 50" (1270mm) 3D image with plenty of brightness
In the Box
Optoma Technology ML500 500 Lumens Portable Projector
  • Remote Control with Batteries
  • VGA to VGA Cable
  • USB Cable (Type A to Mini USB)
  • Carrying Case
  • AC Power Cord
  • 1-Year Limited Parts and Labor Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Image Display
    Display System DLP
    Native Resolution WXGA - 1280 x 800
    Supported Resolutions XGA
    SVGA
    VGA
    Format NTSC
    PAL
    HDTV Compatibility 480i
    480p
    720p
    1080i
    1080p
    Pixels 1,024,000
    Brightness 500 Lumens
    Aspect Ratio Native: 16:10
    Supported: 4:3
    Supported: 16:9
    Contrast Ratio 3000:1
    DLP Link 3D Yes
    Lens
    Throw Distance 22 - 216.0' (6.6 - 65.8 m)
    Throw Ratio 1.4:1
    Projection Size 17 - 180" / 431.80 - 4572.00 mm 
    Features
    Keystone Correction Vertical: ± 40°
    Ceiling Mountable Yes
    Rear Screen Projection Yes
    Projection Tilt Option Yes
    Built-in Speaker 2 W
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs/Outputs 1x HDMI Audio/Video (Input)
    1x 15-pin VGA Video (Input)
    1x RCA Composite Video (Input)
    1x S-Video Video (Input)
    1x Mini-USB Audio/Video (Input)
    1x USB Audio/Video (Input)
    1x Memory Card Slot Audio/Video
    General
    Fan Noise Normal Mode: 36 dB
    Remote Control Yes
    Security Cable Lock Slot
    Power Requirements 120 VAC60 Hz
    Temperature Operating
    41 to 95°F (5 to 35°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 8.7 x 1.7 x 6.7" / 22.1 x 4.3 x 17.0 cm
    Weight 2.5 lb / 1.13 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 11.6 x 4.7"

    Optoma Technology ML500 500 Lumens Portable Projector Review

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