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Optoma DX326
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Optoma DX326 Projector

XGA (1024x768) 28dB 2,600 ANSI Lumens Jul 2013
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The Optoma DX326 is a bright, feature rich DLP projector, designed to deliver fantastic presentations whether on the road or at the office. With its 2600 lumens and 13,000:1 contrast ratio the... More
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9 Reasons For

Excellent Brand

Projectors manufactured by Optoma have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors and found that Optoma also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

Running Costs Are Low

The DX326 is one of the cheaper to run projectors that are older than two years that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the DX326 is only £94.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the DX326 the Optoma DX326 has a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age support 3D image projection, including the Optoma DX326.

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1080p Video Mode

The Optoma DX326 supports a 1080p video mode which is better than most multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago. Most data projectors of a comparable age and spec to it support a 720p video mode. In addition, this multimedia projector support 1080i and 480i and 480p video modes. Across all multimedia projectors of this age and type the supported video mode ranges from 480i to 1080i.

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Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 20dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. At only 28 decibels, the Optoma DX326 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are older than two years.

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A Bit Narrow

The average width of multimedia projectors of this age and spec is 380mm. The Optoma DX326 is fairly narrow (only 287 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the DX326.

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Very Light

The Optoma DX326 is one of the lighter similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the DX326 (only 2,270 grams) amongst projectors of this age. The lightest projector that is older than two years is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 15,000g, and the average weight is 6,300g.

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A Bit Shallow

Projectors that are more than two years old have depths of between 12mm and 500mm. With a depth of only 193 millimeters, the Optoma DX326 is one of the shallower comparable spec projectors that are older than two years amongst projectors of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma DX326 does not support Full HD projection, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors that are older than two years also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most of the multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the DX326, including the Optoma DX326, do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma DX326 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

An XGA (1024x768) native projector resolution is actually the worst resolution amongst all similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years.

The best resolution across comparable types of data projector is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Very Small Lamp Power

With a lamp power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma DX326 has one of the smaller lamp power amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a comparable spec and age to the DX326 the lamp power range from 180W to 380W, and the average lamp power is 260W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DX326 is 1W and the highest is 30W. At only 2 Watts, the Optoma DX326 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the DX326.

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Very Small Matrix Size

With a matrix size of only 0.55 inches, the Optoma DX326 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. The matrix sizes of projectors that are older than two years range from 0.55" to 0.74", and the average matrix size is 0.63".

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DX326

Over Two Years Old

It was over two years ago when this projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DX326 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the DX326.

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
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
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included
Other Features
HDMI

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £85.41
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma DX326uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.42T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00031112810799, 00041114495719, 00682017417523, 00796435418762, 07964354187622

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