Optoma ML500 Mobile LED Projector, WXGA 1280 x 800 Resolution, 500 Lumens Factory RFB

Item # OPML500 (Part # ML500)
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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.

Traveling professionals will love the Optoma ML500 LED portable projector for its compact size and useful features which support powerful and effective presentations in a variety of environments. 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 have their entertainment in their home or quickly set it up as an impromptu backyard theater.

The ML500 is designed to be simple to use. The built-in media viewer delivers PC-free projection of Microsoft Office documents, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. from onboard memory, SD cards, or USB flash drives. The USB display provides quick, easy projection from laptops. The HDMI port 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 2-1/2-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).


  • No laptop required?Present directly from SD card or USB
  • LED light source produces excellent color while lasting over 20,000 hours, so the projector can be used four hours every day for over 13 years.
  • 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

Designed by the leader in LED-based projection, the Optoma ML500 sets a new standard for brightness at 500 ANSI Lumens. 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 more vivid colors. Delivering Native WXGA resolution, this projector creates crisp, clear wide-screen 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 projector?s 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 media 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 2-1/2-pounds and measuring a compact 8.7-inches Wide by 1.7-inches high by 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 requires fewer steps to access the desired function and provides support in 16 languages. The ML500 is 3D capable, delivering XGA resolution 120HZ thru the VGA port (the equivalent of 3D-PC). The projector can deliver a 50-inch 3D image with plenty of brightness.

LED Design Advantage

The ML500?s LED technology delivers low power consumption that creates 180-inches 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 cost effective LED has approximately four times the life span of a comparable lamp-based projector with an estimated lifetime of more than 20,000 hours (equivalent to using the projector four hours every day for over thirteen years).

The LED-based design, in addition to being environmentally friendly with low power usage and the elimination of mercury and other hazardous materials, allows for cool operation which in turn allows for the compact size.

Leading the DLP Market in the Americas

#1 DLP in the Americas

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

As part of the Optoma ProJect Green program, Optoma?s Pico projectors, which incorporate 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.
  • Incorporates an environmentally friendly LED lamp with a long life-span (20,000-hours or 9.6 years of 40 hour per week use). LEDs produce less heat and consume less power compared to traditional projector lamps for excellent energy savings, and 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. In addition to the entire package being recyclable, 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.


Display Technology

DLP? Technology by Texas Instruments


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-to-214-inches
Image Size (Diagonal) 17-to-180-inches (16:10 native) 3D Compatibility 3D capable, delivering XGA resolution 120HZ thru the VGA port


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


2-1/2-pounds (total weight including power adapters)


8.7-by-1.7-by-6.7-inches (220-by-42.5-by-170-millimeters)

User Controls

Complete on-screen menu adjustment in 16 languages

Power Consumption

120 Watts max (Bright mode with multimedia function)


One-Year Limited Parts and Labor


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