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Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews
Multimedia projectors manufactured by Optoma are some of the better multimedia projectors according to average reviews from experts and owners.
Supports Full HD Projection
The Optoma DS348 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other data projectors that have been around for the last year do not support Full HD projection.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Optoma DS348 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other latest multimedia projectors.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the DS348, the Optoma DS348 has a built-in speaker.
Two Built-In Speakers
The Optoma DS348 has more built-in speakers than most of the 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DS348. Most of the newly released projectors only have one built-in speaker, however this data projector has two built-in speakers.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
At 6,000 hours, the Optoma DS348 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched in the last year. Projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DS348 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 4,000h and 24,000h.
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Fairly Big Offset
At 115 percent, the Optoma DS348 has a quite big offset compared to most of the other recently released similar spec projectors. The average offset of new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 90%.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma DS348 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for the last year. The noise levels of new similar spec data projectors range from 22dB to 37dB, and the average noise level is 31dB.
Comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released in the last year have widths of between 90mm and 500mm, and the average width is 290mm. At only 298 millimeters, the Optoma DS348 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other new comparable spec projectors.
The average weight of recently released similar spec projectors is 3.7kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma DS348 is fairly light compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the DS348.
Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DS348 have power consumption in economy mode of between 170W and 370W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 230W. With a power consumption in economy mode of only 187 Watts, the Optoma DS348 has a quite low power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.
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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched in the last year do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma DS348 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the Optoma DS348 is SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.
A SVGA (800x600) native projector resolution is actually the worst resolution across all similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DS348.
A WUXGA (1920x1200) native projector resolution is the best resolution across comparable types of data projector.
Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Graphics Resolution
The Optoma DS348 supports a maximum resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA). That's 79% less resolution than a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. The best resolution of all multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the DS348 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
The Optoma DS348 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. Across all the 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the DS348 the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 5,400 ANSI lumens.
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Very Small Lamp Power
The average lamp power of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DS348 is 220W, and the lamp power range from 190W to 370W. With a lamp power of only 195 Watts, the Optoma DS348 has one of the smaller lamp power amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.
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Running Costs Are Average
Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the DS348 is £76, which is typical compared to the other 49 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year.
Released Nine Months Ago
It was nine months ago when Optoma released the DS348.
Native Projector Resolution
3,000 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
1 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
27.78 - 304.4
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
1.94 - 2.16:1
2.4 - 2.53
Focal Length Range
21.85 - 24.01
3D Image Projection
800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD Projection
Video Colour Mode
Cinema, Game, Natural
Frame packing, Side by side
Ports & Interfaces
Frame packing, Side by side
Audio Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
0 - 3000
Relative Humidity Operational Range
0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40
Weight & Dimensions
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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