Optoma Technology Professional EP1690 Digital Projector

1280 x 768 WXGA - 7lb - MPN: EP1690
Product Details
Description
The Optoma EP1690 is a native 16:9 digital projector that delivers performance for today's widescreen laptops, the latest DVDs and high-definition content. Featuring a native resolution of 1280 x 768, the EP1690 offers amazingly bright picture quality with 2500 lumens and a 2500:1 contrast ratio. Stylish, lightweight and amazingly versatile, the EP1690 goes from laptop to big screen home entertainment easily.
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Light Source Type UHP Lamp
Interface Connection Composite Video Yes, VGA Yes, USB Yes
Max Resolution 1600 x 1200
Display Type DLP Projector
Brightness 2500 lm
Contrast Ratio 2,500:1
Expert Reviews
Optoma EP1690 DLP Projector Review
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - Sep 17, 2006

Up until now I have found that most "dual use" projectors are more designed for the office or school and not so much for the home theater. In the case of the Optoma EP1690, we may have found the first unit capable of actually performing well in both situations. We can place the thanks for this partly on Optoma and partly on the advancement of DLP front projection technology which allows for greater contrast, better output levels and performance options not found a couple years ago. I'll outline the strengths and weaknesses of the EP1690 below, but I have to say that I am impressed overall and I could see a lot of office managers and teachers wanting to take this unit home from the classroom each night "for safe keeping".

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Optoma EP1690 Widescreen Data/Multimedia Projector
4 Star Review  projectorcentral.com - Aug 9, 2006

The Optoma EP1690 has a lot to recommend it. It is a bright, high contrast projector that combines the best attributes of data and widescreen video projectors. It is a solid multi-purpose projector for textual data, graphics, computer video, or video games. With a low price, monitor passthrough, and Kensington lock, it will be an attractive option for use in classrooms when widescreen performance is needed. It can also deliver quite acceptable home theater video or digital photography slide shows when not being used in its primary role as a presentation projector. There's a bit of a learning curve when using the remote, but for $1700, it does the job it was designed for, and does it very well indeed. It is one of the most aggressively priced WXGA projectors on the market at this writing, and it is easy to recommend.

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Optoma EP1690
2 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Optoma EP1690 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.76 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #363 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 EP1690
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 28, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 5 expert reviews for Optoma EP1690 and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great Projector in a Portable Package!
5 Star Review   By member jciron - Nov 29, 2006   

Strengths: Very sharp image, regardless of video source due to automatic adaptation Great contrast Very bright, Looks good even when all lights are turned on Light weight portable with included case.

Weakness: NONE yet

Price is very good considering wide range of resolution and video source support, contrast and brightness is just amazing. Great for presentation, movie, games. If 1500usd is within your budget, and big screen is what you want...look no further.

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Discovered a very versatile projector
5 Star Review   By member mhrd81826 - Aug 24, 2006   

Strengths: I’ve found the EP1690 does what it is supposed to do…gives great presentations from my widescreen notebook. Video playback looks surprisingly great!

Weakness: If there are any, I haven’t found them yet.

Good image resolution and sharpness. Also, the price at around $1500 wasn’t a major hit on my budget to get a native 16x9 Widescreen projector. Overall, a good value for the money.

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Product Details
Description
The Optoma EP1690 is a native 16:9 digital projector that delivers performance for today's widescreen laptops, the latest DVDs and high-definition content. Featuring a native resolution of 1280 x 768, the EP1690 offers amazingly bright picture quality with 2500 lumens and a 2500:1 contrast ratio. Stylish, lightweight and amazingly versatile, the EP1690 goes from laptop to big screen home entertainment easily.
Quick Glance
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Light Source Type UHP Lamp
Interface Connection Composite Video Yes, VGA Yes, USB Yes
Max Resolution 1600 x 1200
Display Type DLP Projector
Brightness 2500 lm
Contrast Ratio 2,500:1
Summary
Product Title Optoma Technology Professional EP1690 Digital Projector
Manufacturer Optoma Technology
Power Score 4.3 | 6 Reviews
Image Quality
Broadcast Format Displayed: 1080i
Broadcast Format Supported: HDTV
Lens Features
Max Projection Distance: 40 ft
Min Projection Distance: 60"
Max Diagonal Image Size: 25 ft
Lamp Features
Light Source Life: 2000 Hour
Light Source Power: 220 W
Dimensions
Height: 3.7 in
Width: 13.6 in
Depth: 9.7 in
Weight: 7 lbs
Warranty
Warranty Information: 2 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Expert Reviews
Optoma EP1690 DLP Projector Review
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - Sep 17, 2006

Up until now I have found that most "dual use" projectors are more designed for the office or school and not so much for the home theater. In the case of the Optoma EP1690, we may have found the first unit capable of actually performing well in both situations. We can place the thanks for this partly on Optoma and partly on the advancement of DLP front projection technology which allows for greater contrast, better output levels and performance options not found a couple years ago. I'll outline the strengths and weaknesses of the EP1690 below, but I have to say that I am impressed overall and I could see a lot of office managers and teachers wanting to take this unit home from the classroom each night "for safe keeping".

Read the full review »

Optoma EP1690 Widescreen Data/Multimedia Projector
4 Star Review  projectorcentral.com - Aug 9, 2006

The Optoma EP1690 has a lot to recommend it. It is a bright, high contrast projector that combines the best attributes of data and widescreen video projectors. It is a solid multi-purpose projector for textual data, graphics, computer video, or video games. With a low price, monitor passthrough, and Kensington lock, it will be an attractive option for use in classrooms when widescreen performance is needed. It can also deliver quite acceptable home theater video or digital photography slide shows when not being used in its primary role as a presentation projector. There's a bit of a learning curve when using the remote, but for $1700, it does the job it was designed for, and does it very well indeed. It is one of the most aggressively priced WXGA projectors on the market at this writing, and it is easy to recommend.

Read the full review »

Optoma EP1690
2 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Optoma EP1690 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 1.76 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #363 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 EP1690
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 28, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 5 expert reviews for Optoma EP1690 and the average expert rating is 85 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Great Projector in a Portable Package!
5 Star Review   By member jciron - Nov 29, 2006   

Strengths: Very sharp image, regardless of video source due to automatic adaptation Great contrast Very bright, Looks good even when all lights are turned on Light weight portable with included case.

Weakness: NONE yet

Price is very good considering wide range of resolution and video source support, contrast and brightness is just amazing. Great for presentation, movie, games. If 1500usd is within your budget, and big screen is what you want...look no further.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Discovered a very versatile projector
5 Star Review   By member mhrd81826 - Aug 24, 2006   

Strengths: I’ve found the EP1690 does what it is supposed to do…gives great presentations from my widescreen notebook. Video playback looks surprisingly great!

Weakness: If there are any, I haven’t found them yet.

Good image resolution and sharpness. Also, the price at around $1500 wasn’t a major hit on my budget to get a native 16x9 Widescreen projector. Overall, a good value for the money.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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