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Optoma DS328
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Optoma DS328 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 2,800 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Projector Brightness Release Date
Ideal for use in a meeting room or classroom, the DS328 has a bright 2800L and 13,000:1 contrast allowing you to project bright, crystal clear images with superb colours using DLP and... More
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11 Reasons For

Very Low Running Costs

The DS328 is in the cheapest 10% of all 72 projectors of a comparable spec and age that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the DS328 is only £77.

Good Brand

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors produced by Optoma have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Optoma also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma DS328 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years also support 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq MS619.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DS328, the Optoma DS328 has a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker to this multimedia projector and we think the MX522, and the MS619 both from Benq which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite High Number of Colours

Multimedia projectors of this age and spec have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M. The Optoma DS328 has a quite high number of colours (1,073.4 million) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the DS328.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DS328 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, however the Optoma DS328 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the DS328 is 3,000h and the longest is 10,000h. The Optoma DS328 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode (6,500 hours) amongst data projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Light

The Optoma DS328 is one of the lighter 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the DS328 (only 2.2 kilograms) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lightest data projector that was launched more than two years ago is 1.3kg heavy and the heaviest is 5.4kg.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The noise levels in economy mode of data projectors of a similar type and age to the DS328 range from 26dB to 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB. With a noise level in economy mode of only 26 decibels, the Optoma DS328 has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode amongst projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago do not support Full HD projection. The Optoma DS328 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of other projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might also want to look at including the Benq MS504 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma DS328 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DS328 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the DS328. The average projector brightness of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the DS328 is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

There are a number of other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Optoma DS330 (£345.00).

If you want a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Benq MX661 (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Optoma DX346 (£421.06) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Very Small Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 190W, the biggest is 310W, and the average lamp power is 210W. At only 190 Watts, the Optoma DS328 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DS328.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 2W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.3W. The Optoma DS328 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DS328

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Optoma released the DS328.

SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma DS328 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Analog Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Preset Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included
3D Glasses Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.43
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.12
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0.38T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 05060059047338

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