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Key Features of


  • Share presentations wirelessly with included mini USB WiFi dongle
  • Capture low cost of ownership with maintenance-free, long-life LED light source
  • Built-in media and MS Office document viewers support PC-free playback of videos, presentations, documents and images
  • Project bright and detailed widescreen images of up to 180 inches from any HDMI or VGA compatible source
  • Slip the compact and full-featured TL50W into a briefcase or bag for truly portable projection

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 TL50W Breakout

Optoma TL50W 500 Lumens, 3000:1 Mobile PC-Free, Lampless Projector LED Projector

Green and PC-Free Projection


Road-warrior professionals will love the Optoma TL50W LED projector for its compact size and powerful features, which support business presentations in a variety of environments with WiFi. Giving small office and home office users the freedom to present to small groups without the cost and complexity of an installation projector. Home users will appreciate the opportunity to take entertainment with them or quickly set up an impromptu backyard theater.

The TL50W 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 the onboard memory, an SD card, or a USB flash drive. 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 and Instant On/Off minimizes time to projection.

At less than 2.5 pounds, the TL50W DLP projector is ultra-portable and is designed so that the AC cord does not need a power brick (reducing weight and enhancing portability).



  • Share presentations wirelessly with inclduded mini USB WiFi Dongle
  • Capture low cost of ownership with maintenance-free, long-life LED light source
  • Built-in media and MS Office document viewers support PC-free playback of videos, presentations, documents and images
  • Project bright and detailed widescreen images of up to 180 inches from any HDMI or VGA compatible source
  • Slip the compact and full-featured TL50W into a briefcase or bag for truly portable projection

Incredible Power, Efficiency and Durability in a Single Solution

The Optoma TL50W provides a compact design and vivid LED performance. Designed by the leader in LED-based projection, the TL50W sets a new standard for brightness at 500 Lumens. With a wider color gamut than standard lamp projectors, the TL50W delivers more vivid colors.

Delivering Native WXGA resolution, this business projector creates crisp, clear widescreen images of up to 180 inches on most surfaces. Share detailed presentations with 3000:1 contrast ratio without a wired computer connection.

The 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, tablet computers and game systems for displaying 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”W x 1.7”H x 6.7’”D, the TL50W 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 TL50W is 3D capable, delivering XGA resolution 120HZ thru the VGA port (the equivalent of 3D-PC). The compact travel projector can deliver a 50-inch 3D image with ample brightness.

LED Design Advantage

The Tl50W's LED technology delivers low power consumption that produces 180” 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 more than 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, in addition to being environmentally friendly with low power usage and the elimination of mercury and other hazardous materials, allows for cool operation.

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.

Optoma's product line offers eco-friendly products designed to meet the needs of any user including: mobile professionals, gamers, home theaters enthusiasts and even larger theater installations. Designed and built to deliver reliability, usability and image quality, Optoma DLP 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 EcoBright 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.
  • 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 user 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 TL50W projector, one remote control with batteries, mini-USB WiFi dongle, VGA cable, USB cable (Type A to Mini USB), carrying case, AC power cord, quick start card and warranty card.

Display Technology DLP
Native Resolution WXGA (1280 x 800)
Brightness 500 lumens
Contrast Ratio 3000:1 (full on/full off)
Displayable Colors Over 100% NTSC color gamut
Light Source Life and Type 20,000 hours, LED
Projection Method Front, rear, upright, inverted
Aspect Ratio 16:10 Native; 16:9 and 4:3 compatible
Throw Ratio 1.4:1 (Distance/Width)
Projection Distance 21.7” to 216”
Image Size (Diagonal) 17” to 180” (16:10 native)
Offset 105%
Audio One 2-Watt speaker
Noise Level 36 dB
Operating Temperature 41° to 95°F (5° to 35°C)
Power Supply AC input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, auto-switching
Power Consumption 120 Watts max (bright mode with multimedia function), <0.5 Watt standby power
Memory 2GB Onboard memory*; SD slot supports up to 32GB SDHC
Computer Compatibility WXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA, VESA, PC and Macintosh compatible
Video Input Compatibility HD (1080p, 720p), NTSC, PAL, SDTV (480i), EDTV (480p)
Video File Compatibility H.264 (AVI, MOV, MP4, 3GP), MPEG4 (AVI), Xvid (AVI), MJPEG (AVI)
3D Compatibility DLP Link 3D capable; compatible with 3D content at XGA (1024 x 768) and 120Hz through the VGA port; not Optoma 3D-XL compatible
User Controls Complete on-screen menu adjustments in 16 languages
I/O Connectors HDMI, VGA-in, composite video, S-video, mini USB, USB, SD slot
Image File Compatibility JPEG, BMP
Office Viewer Compatibility Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, .txt, Adobe pdf
Audio File Compatibility AAC, MP3, PCM, ADPCM, WMA
Weight 2.5 lbs.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.7” x 1.7” x 6.7”
Carton Weight 5.1 lbs.
Carton Dimensions 11.7” x 11.1” x 4.6”
Warranty Three-year Optoma Express Replacement Service or 10,000 hours on light source, whichever comes first
What's in the Box LED Projector, remote control, mini USB WiFi dongle, battery for remote, VGA to VGA cable, type A to mini USB cable, AC power cord, carrying case, quick start card and warranty card
Optional Accessories HDMI cable, HDMI to mini HDMI cable, VGA to component cable, S-video cable, 40” and 50” matte white Optoma mini pull-up screens, Optoma VGA wireless dongle
Accessory Part Numbers Remote: BR-ML50N Mini USB WiFi Dongle: BI-EXTBGN Case: BK-ML50S
UPC 796435 41 793 2
Keystone Correction ±40° Vertical auto keystone


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