Optoma Technology Portable EP749 MultiMedia Projector

1024 x 768 XGA - 4.4lb - MPN: EP749
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Optoma's EP749 is a lightweight, multimedia data projector that features DLP technology, native XGA resolution and 2500 lumens of brightness. Weighing only 4.4 pounds, the portable EP749 is HDTV compatible and has a number of connectivity options for multiple video sources. The Optoma EP749 offers a sturdy, well-built solution for environments that demand a crisp image quality.
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Light Source Type SHP Lamp
Interface Connection Composite Video Yes, VGA Yes
Max Resolution 1400 x 1050
Display Type DLP Projector
Brightness 2500 lm
Contrast Ratio 2,200:1
Expert Reviews
Optoma EP749 DLP Projector Review
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - Sep 27, 2007

I was thrilled to get my hands on this projector for my first review for the good folks at Audioholics. Understanding that this projector is intended to be a data projector more than a home theater projector, I wasn't expecting great performance from it in that particular use. Wow, was I in for a surprise once I got started. At under $1000, this little projector is a real gem for either work or play. If you're in the market for a powerful yet small and transportable projector under the $1000 mark… seriously consider this one.

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Optoma EP749
1 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Optoma EP749 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 0.63 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #569 computer monitor of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Optoma EP749
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 28, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Optoma EP749 and the rating is 80 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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2 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Dec 19, 2009

Picture is Average according to 2 Projector experts. -- "The resolution was outstanding for such an entry level projector."-audioholics.com -- "incredible imagery and color"-audioholics.com -- "The blacks were great, and the color was vibrant."-audioholics.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Setup, Handling, Connectivity, etc.

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User Reviews
Afordable large screen TV and portable too
5 Star Review   By member Big_Dude64 - Apr 30, 2008   

Strengths: Lightweight; excellent contrast and lumen output; easy to set up and adjust configuration; price for features

Weakness: Difficult to focus; remote is not back lighted;

I bought the EP749 to mainly watch DVDs on our "date nights" replacing an outdated LP335. The set up is easy to adjust or just to select the presets. It has awesome contrast and works lovely on a 70" x 70" screen in an average living room (unit is only 12 feet back from screen.) Comes with an easy to use remote and standard cabling. I added a HDMI to DVI cable and run our DVD through at 720p quite readily. I have used it attached to my laptop as the unit is easy to port at 4.5 pounds. Still easy to see in bright daylight but is awesome with darkened room. After my thourough research and tough decision making, I would recommend this machine to anyone starting a home theater.

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Product Details
Description
Optoma's EP749 is a lightweight, multimedia data projector that features DLP technology, native XGA resolution and 2500 lumens of brightness. Weighing only 4.4 pounds, the portable EP749 is HDTV compatible and has a number of connectivity options for multiple video sources. The Optoma EP749 offers a sturdy, well-built solution for environments that demand a crisp image quality.
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Light Source Type SHP Lamp
Interface Connection Composite Video Yes, VGA Yes
Max Resolution 1400 x 1050
Display Type DLP Projector
Brightness 2500 lm
Contrast Ratio 2,200:1
Summary
Product Title Optoma Technology Portable EP749 MultiMedia Projector
Manufacturer Optoma Technology
Lowest Price $799.00 from Amazon Marketplace
Power Score 3.9 | 5 Reviews
Image Quality
Video Broadcast Standards: NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Broadcast Format Displayed: 1080i
Broadcast Format Supported: HDTV
Lens Features
Max Projection Distance: 39.40 ft
Max Diagonal Image Size: 305"
Min Diagonal Image Size: 34.67 in
Min Projection Distance: 57.60"
Lamp Features
Light Source Life: 2000 Hour
Light Source Power: 230 W
Other Features
Noise Rating: 33 dB
Dimensions
Height: 3.8 in
Dimensions: 3.78" Height x 9.37" Width x 8.27" Depth
Weight: 4.40 lbs
Width: 9.4 in
Depth: 8.3 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Maximum Horizontal Sync: 80 kHz
Product Line: Portable
Throw Ratio: 1.93 to 2.13:1 Distance:Width
Max Focal Length: 23.81 mm
Minimum Lens Aperture: F/2.35
Manual Zoom Factor: 1.1x
Product Model: EP749
Brand Name: Optoma
Graphic Mode: XGA
Economy Mode Lamp Life: 3000 Hour
Speaker Output Power: 2 W
Video Standards: HDTV, NTSC (Full), PAL, SECAM
Included Devices: Cabling (Interface), Cabling (Video), Carrying Case, Laser Pointer, Lens Cap, Remote Control, Speakers
Zoom Type: Manual Zoom
Number of Speakers: 1
Maximum Lens Aperture: F/2.47
Input Scan Format: 1080i
Native Resolution: 1024 x 768
Compatible Aspect Ratio: 5:4
VGA In: Yes
Min Focal Length: 21.83 mm
Color Depth: 16.7 Million Colors (24-bit)
Uniformity: 85
Maximum Vertical Sync: 85 Hz
Frequency Band: Adjustable cooling fan speed settings for higher altitudesAdvanced Adjustability Options through the On-Screen DisplayOne Kensington Lock Port
Speaker Output Mode: Speaker
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Expert Reviews
Optoma EP749 DLP Projector Review
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - Sep 27, 2007

I was thrilled to get my hands on this projector for my first review for the good folks at Audioholics. Understanding that this projector is intended to be a data projector more than a home theater projector, I wasn't expecting great performance from it in that particular use. Wow, was I in for a surprise once I got started. At under $1000, this little projector is a real gem for either work or play. If you're in the market for a powerful yet small and transportable projector under the $1000 mark… seriously consider this one.

Read the full review »

Optoma EP749
1 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Optoma EP749 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 0.63 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #569 computer monitor of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

Read the full review »

Optoma EP749
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 28, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 1 expert review for Optoma EP749 and the rating is 80 of 100. Click below and use Testseek.com to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Easiest Setup Projector with Price Under $750
2 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Dec 19, 2009

Picture is Average according to 2 Projector experts. -- "The resolution was outstanding for such an entry level projector."-audioholics.com -- "incredible imagery and color"-audioholics.com -- "The blacks were great, and the color was vibrant."-audioholics.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Setup, Handling, Connectivity, etc.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Afordable large screen TV and portable too
5 Star Review   By member Big_Dude64 - Apr 30, 2008   

Strengths: Lightweight; excellent contrast and lumen output; easy to set up and adjust configuration; price for features

Weakness: Difficult to focus; remote is not back lighted;

I bought the EP749 to mainly watch DVDs on our "date nights" replacing an outdated LP335. The set up is easy to adjust or just to select the presets. It has awesome contrast and works lovely on a 70" x 70" screen in an average living room (unit is only 12 feet back from screen.) Comes with an easy to use remote and standard cabling. I added a HDMI to DVI cable and run our DVD through at 720p quite readily. I have used it attached to my laptop as the unit is easy to port at 4.5 pounds. Still easy to see in bright daylight but is awesome with darkened room. After my thourough research and tough decision making, I would recommend this machine to anyone starting a home theater.

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