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Optoma DS347 Projector

20000:1 SVGA (800x600) 29dB Mar 2016
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
Eco+ technology brings together high contrast, improved lamp life and energy saving features that are easy to use while reducing power consumption. There may be instances when the projector is... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average projectors produced by Optoma are rated 88 out of 100, which is in the top 22% of all multimedia projector manufacturers that we have analysed.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DS347 which do not support Full HD projection, the Optoma DS347 supports Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma DS347 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors also support 3D image projection.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 8,000 hours, the Optoma DS347 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months. Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the DS347 the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 4,000h to 24,000h.

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Fairly Big Offset

At 115 percent, the Optoma DS347 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the DS347. The smallest offset of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the DS347 is 30% and the biggest is 120%.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the DS347 the noise levels range from 22dB to 37dB, and the average noise level is 31dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma DS347 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

Other 29dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Optoma EH341[plb_3108586_price].

If you would consider a multimedia projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the W331[pl_3372582_price] (29dB), or the DS348[pl_3381925_price] (29dB) both from Optoma.

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Light

The lightest projector that came out in the last year is 110g heavy, the heaviest is 40kg, and the average weight is 3.7kg. At only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma DS347 is quite light compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released in the last year.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

The average power consumption in economy mode of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the DS347 is 230W, and the power consumption in economy mode range from 170W to 370W. With a power consumption in economy mode of only 187 Watts, the Optoma DS347 has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode amongst data projectors of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the DS347 have a built-in speaker, however the Optoma DS347 does not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors that came out around the same time as the DS347 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma DS347 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma DS347 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is in fact the worst resolution across all multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months.

Across comparable types of projector the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma DS347 is 800 x 600 (SVGA). That's 79% less resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). Recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors graphics resolutions range from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma DS347 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 300 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 5,400 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the A1300W[pl_3772355_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the A1200[pl_3772354_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) both from Acer or the Optoma GT760A[plb_3806982_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens).

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Very Small Lamp Power

The average lamp power of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched in the last year is 220W. The Optoma DS347 has a fairly small lamp power (only 195 Watts) compared to most of the other latest multimedia projectors.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Optoma DS347 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Quite Loud Noise Level in Economy Mode

The Optoma DS347 has one of the louder noise levels in economy mode (29 decibels) amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. Across all the recently released similar spec multimedia projectors the noise levels in economy mode range from 22dB to 35dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

With a matrix size of only 0.55 inches, the Optoma DS347 has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other new comparable spec data projectors. New projectors have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.67".

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DS347

Running Costs Are Average

The DS347 is typical compared to the other 49 new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the DS347 is £76.

Released Nine Months Ago

This data projector has been on the market for nine months.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
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
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Video Colour Mode
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Password Protection
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.11
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.80
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma optomads347
Barcodes 05055387632295

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