Optoma ML500, WXGA, 500 Lumen, Mobile LED Projector (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Product Features

  • Truly Portable At Under 3 Pounds
  • Project Large Widescreen Images Of Up To 120-Inch Diagonal
  • 2000:1 Contrast Ratio For Detailed Images
  • Led Light Source Lasts Over 20,000 Hours While Producing Excellent Color
  • Dlp Pico Imaging Technology


Product Details


Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Lamp-Less and PC-Free Projection

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, PowerPoint, etc. from onboard memory, SD cards, or USB flash drives.  USB display provides quick, easy projection from laptops.  An HDMI connector lets the projector connect readily to the broadest possible range of devices. Auto Keystone automatically optimizes the image shape for non-standard projection setups.  Instant On/Off minimizes time to projection.

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


Features:

  • No laptop required -- Present directly from SD card or USB
  • LED light source produces excellent color while lasting over 20,000 hours
  • DLP Pico imaging technology
  • Directly display movies, photos and Office files through USB
  • On-board memory and SD card slot allows for memory expansion up to 32GB
  • VGA and HDMI inputs - Connect to laptops, tablet computers (such as iPads), Blu-ray players, game systems to display content

Incredible Power, Efficiency and Durability in a Single Solution

The Optoma ML500 provides a compact design and vivid LED performance. LED brightness cannot be easily compared to lamp-based brightness.  LED brightness lets users create larger images in rooms with more light while still allowing for easy viewing. With a wider color gamut than standard lamp projectors, the ML500 delivers vivid colors. Delivering Native WXGA resolution, this projector creates crisp, clear widescreen images of up to 180 inches on most surfaces. This DLP Pico projector allows users to share detailed presentations (with 3000:1 contrast ratio) without being hooked up to a computer.

Built-in media and Microsoft Office document viewer allows for PC-free playback of videos, presentations, documents and images directly from projectorinchess 2GB memory, SD cards or from a USB drive.  A combination of VGA and HDMI inputs also allows users to readily connect to laptops, Blu-ray players, tablets including iPads and game systems to display content. The media player is compatible with video file formats including H.264 (AVI, MOV, MP4 and 3GP), MPEG4 (AVI), Xvid (AVI), M-JPEG (AVI) and image file formats JPEG and BMP.  The Office viewer supports Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel files. An SD card slot allows for memory expansion up to 32GB. 

Weighing in at less than 2.5 lbs. and measuring a compact 8.7 inches wide x 1.7 inches high x 6.7 inches deep, 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. A two-Watt speaker provides audio output.

User controls and media navigation are provided through an innovative on-screen menu that provides support in 16 languages. The ML500 delivers XGA resolution 120HZ thru the VGA port (the equivalent of 3D-PC).


LED Design Advantage

The ML500's LED technology allows it to create 180-inch images with less than half the power a typical 42-inch LCD television uses. The same LED technology provides vivid color, durability and long life that make it attractive to price-sensitive small business and consumer users.

The LED light source has an estimated lifetime of more than 20,000 hours (equivalent to using the projector four hours every day for over thirteen years). LED is incredibly cost effective compared to lamp-based projectors. For example, users with a lamp-based projector would have to replace the lamp in the projector at least four times over 20,000 hours of usage -- at a cost of over $800, compared to the completely maintenance-free LED lamp.

The LED-based design, with low power usage and the elimination of mercury and other hazardous materials, allows for cool operation and compact size.

Leading the DLP Market in the Americas

#1 DLP in the Americas

Optoma Technology is the leading manufacturer of Texas Instrumentinchess DLP projectors in North and South America.  TI DLP features multi-color processing to produce accurate and vibrant colors on the screen. 

Optoma'sproduct 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

As part of the Optoma ProJect Green program, Optoma's Pico projectors, which incorporated LED technology, have been designed and manufactured for eco-friendliness. These projectors:

#1 DLP in the Americas
  • 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.
  • Are packaged for eco-friendliness. 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.

 

What's in the Box

This package includes the Optoma ML500 projector, one remote control with batteries, VGA cable, USB cable (Type A to Mini USB), carrying case and AC power cord.

Specifications

Display Technology

DLP Technology by Texas Instruments

Resolution

Native WXGA (1280 x 800)

Brightness (Bright Mode) 500 ANSI Lumens Maximum Resolution WXGA (1280 x 800) through VGA 1080p through HDMI
Light Source LED Contrast Ratio 3000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
Lamp Life Estimated life of over 20,000 hours Projection Distance 20.2 inches to 214 inches
Image Size (Diagonal) 17 inches to 180 inches (16:10 native) 3D Compatibility 3D capable, delivering XGA resolution 120HZ thru the VGA port

Audio

2-Watt Speaker

Remote Control

IR Remote

Computer Compatibility

WXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA, VESA, PC and Macintosh Compatible

Video Input Compatibility

H.264 (AVI, MOV, MP4, 3GP), MPEG4 (AVI), Xvid (AVI), MJPEG (AVI)

I/O Connectors

HDMI, VGA-in, Composite Video, miniUSB, USB, SD slot, S-video

Weight

2.5 lbs. (total weight including power adapters)

Dimensions

8.7 inches x 1.7 inches x 6.7 inches (220mm x 42.5mm x 170mm)

User Controls

Complete on-screen menu adjustment in 16 languages

Power Consumption

120 Watts max (Bright mode with multimedia function)

Warranty

One-Year Limited Parts and Labor

 

Which Optoma Projector is Right for You?

 

 

Optoma Neo-i / DV20 Portable iPod/iPhone Docking Station Video Projector with Built-In Speakers

Optoma PK301 Pico Pocket Projector

Optoma PT100 PlayTime LED Gaming Projector

 

Optoma ML500 LED 500 Lumens, 3000:1 Mobile PC-Free, Lampless Projector  

Optoma Neo-i / DV20A Portable Multimedia Projector with iPod/iPhone Dock Station and Built-In Speakers

Optoma PK301 Pico Pocket Projector

Optoma PT100 PlayTime LED Gaming Projector

Application

Business presentations and personal media sharing

Home entertainment 

Business presentations and personal media sharing

Gaming

Light Source  and lamp hours rating 

Light Emitting Diode (LED)/ 20,000+ hours

Light Emitting Diode (LED)/ 20,000+ hours

Light Emitting Diode (LED)/ 20,000+ hours

Light Emitting Diode (LED) / 20,000+ hours

Lumens

500 ANSI Lumens

50 ANSI Lumens

50 in wall, 20 on battery, 50 with extended battery pack

50 ANSI Lumens

Image Size/Quality

17 inches to 180 inches / 3000:1 contrast ratio

Up to 120 inches diagonal/ 2000:1 contrast

Up to 120" diagonal/ 2000:1 contrast

Up to 100 inches and 800:1 contrast ratio

Resolution

Native WXGA (1280 x 800)
WXGA (1280 x 800) through VGA Port; HD (1080p) through HDMI

Native WVGA (854 x 480)
WXGA (1280 x 800) through VGA Port; HD (1080i) through HDMI

Native WVGA (854 x 480)
WXGA (1280 x 800) through VGA adapter; HD (1080i) through HDMI

Native WVGA (854 x 480)

Product Dimension/Weight

8.7inchesinches x 1.7inchesinches x 6.7inchesinches/ 2.5 lbs.

12.8 inches x 3.1 inches x 8.9 inches / 2.2 pounds

1.2 x 2.7 x 4.7 inches / 8 ounces

7.76 inches x 3.15“ x 7.84 inches / 1.7 lb.

Inputs and outputs

HDMI, VGA-in, Composite Video, miniUSB, USB, SD slot, S-video

Universal iPod/iPhone Dock (30-Pin), HDMI, VGA-In, 2.5mm Jack AV Input (Composite Video and Stereo Audio-In)

iPod, iPhone, & iPad with optional connection kit. 2.5mm Jack AV input for composite video and stereo audio-in, micro USB, mini HDMI, microSD, VGA (with included adapter)

VGA, Composite Video, Audio
(L/R RCA), DC Input Jack

Audio

2-Watt Speaker

16-watt stereo speaker system

0.5-watt speaker

1.5 Watt Speaker

3D Compatible

Yes

No

No

No

 

Want to Enhance Your Experience with Accessories?

Model #

Description

Optional Accessories

BC-VGCRXY00

VGA Male to Component Female Adapter

BC-PK3AHMX

 

HDMI to Mini HDMI cable, 1M

BC-SVSVXX02

S-Video Male to S-Video Male 2M

DP-MW3040A

40", 4:3, Matte White Mini Pull-Up Screen

DP-MW3050A

50", 4:3, Matte White Mini Pull-Up Screen

Connectivity Chart

Note:  May require optional accessories.

 

Product Description

Road-warrior professionals will love the Optoma ML500 LED portable projector for its compact size and powerful features which support powerful and effective presentations in a variety of environments without complexity. Meanwhile, small office and home office users presenting to small groups can meet their projection needs without the cost and complexity of an installation projector. Home users will appreciate the opportunity to take their entertainment with them-or quickly set up an impromptu backyard theater.

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, PowerPoint, etc. from onboard memory, SD cards, or USB flash drives. USB display provides quick, easy projection from laptops. An HDMI connector lets the projector connect readily to the broadest possible range of devices. Auto Keystone automatically optimizes the image shape for non-standard projection setups. Instant On/Off minimizes time to projection.



Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great bang for the buck March 14 2013
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I purchased this projector over others after much research and back and forth. I have had a couple of other projectors both lcd, and dlp, and hated the cost of replacing bulbs. Doesn't make much sense to spend as much money on a bulb as almost what the projector cost. That is why I decided to go with this led model as it last 20 000 hrs. It is great as I use it in a basement room in almost total darkness. The 500 lumens is plenty bright in this setting and I actually watch it on the cinema setting which is a little less bright and the fan runs quieter. Picture quality is quite good and you can get a very large screen at not to great a distance. The only negative that I have is that it seems to lose focus every time you use it. However I am watching many differen't video formats of differen't qualities which may be the reason. All in all I think this is a great machine for someone that wants to watch movies and play games and is able to have a fairly dark room.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, light, unit, well pleased. Feb. 21 2013
By David
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This is a great portable projector with a clear, bright image. I use a Mac and found that now being able to connect through a USB cable took me a while to figure out. I still need to carry around the adaptor and use the video cable, which I was hoping to avoid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Little Machine March 12 2012
By Tim
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Just order the Optoma ML500 and it showed up at my door less then 24 hours later. Wasn't expecting too much as this is the first projector I have purchased but to my surprise, this little machine was incredible. I was very impressed. Strong colours, sharp details, great blacks and whites. Picture is perfect. I have tested dvds, blu rays, video games, tv and my computer and was blown away with the quality. Fan is quite, unit is small and the only downside to this product that I can see is the speakers are weak and there is no audio out feature which isn't a big deal as i have my xbox, computer, dvd player and blu ray all running to a sound system so I have no need for the small 2 watt speakers. Overall, a 5 out of 5 from me and a 5 out of 5 to the shipper of the product. Estimated time of delivery was 2-4 business days and i got it 18 hours after purchase. Great work Amazon.ca.
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