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Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews
Projectors built by Optoma are some of the better projectors according to average expert and user reviews.
Only Released Seven Months Ago
This data projector is one of the latest projectors to be released. This means it is likely to have more advanced features than some of the older projectors.
Supports Full HD Projection
The Optoma DX349 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year do not support Full HD projection.
We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection and we think the Acer X115H[plb_3762955_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.
It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection including the P1285[pl_2934472_price], or the P1186[pl_3762954_price] both from Acer.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Optoma DX349 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other recently released comparable spec projectors also support 3D image projection.
Alternative multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might want to consider include the P1285[pl_2934472_price], the P1186[pl_3762954_price], or the X1117H[pl_3883708_price] all from Acer.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for the last year, the Optoma DX349 has a built-in speaker.
Alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider include the P1285[pl_2934472_price], the P1186[pl_3762954_price], or the X1117H[pl_3883708_price] all from Acer.
Two Built-In Speakers
The Optoma DX349 has more built-in speakers than most of the comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the DX349. This projector is a two built-in speaker multimedia projector compared to most of the recently released comparable spec projectors which only have one built-in speaker.
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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 6,000 hours, the Optoma DX349 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DX349 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 4,000h and 24,000h.
Quite Big Offset
With an offset of 115 percent, the Optoma DX349 has one of the bigger offsets amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The smallest offset of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the DX349 is 30% and the biggest is 120%.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
The Optoma DX349 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 29 decibels) amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched in the last 12 months is 22dB and the loudest is 37dB.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 29dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including a cheaper projector such as the Optoma W331[plb_3372582_price] or you might consider a higher scoring projector such as the Optoma EH341[plb_3108586_price].
Other multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Acer P1285[plb_2934472_price] (26dB).
At only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma DX349 is fairly light compared to most of the other recently released multimedia projectors. The average weight of new comparable spec data projectors is 3.7kg, and the weights range from 110g to 40kg.
Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
With a power consumption in economy mode of only 187 Watts, the Optoma DX349 has a fairly low power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DX349. Recently released projectors have power consumption in economy mode of between 170W and 370W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 230W.
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Price Has Recently Increased by £32.35
The price of the DX349 has increased by £32.35 in the last 26 days.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Like most of the other new multimedia projectors, the Optoma DX349 does not support WiFi connectivity.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DX349 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other latest similar spec projectors. The average projector brightness of latest 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 3,300 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 5,400 ANSI lumens.
If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Acer X115H[plb_3762955_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens and cheaper).
Very Small Uniformity
Multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the DX349 have uniformities of between 70% and 90%, and the average uniformity is 80%. With a uniformity of only 75 percent, the Optoma DX349 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the DX349.
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Very Low RMS Rated Power
The average RMS rated power of projectors that have been on the market for the last year is 7.6W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Optoma DX349 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
The Optoma DX349 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector.
Quite Small Matrix Size
Recently released projectors have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.67", and the average matrix size is 0.62". The Optoma DX349 has a quite small matrix size (only 0.55 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the DX349.
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Running Costs Are Average
The DX349 is typical compared to the other 49 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the DX349 will cost £76 over 1 year to run.
1024 X 768 (XGA) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution supported by the Optoma DX349 is 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 66% less resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).
XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the Optoma DX349 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.
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Native Projector Resolution
3,000 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
1.2 - 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
1.95 - 2.16:1
2.4 - 2.53
Focal Length Range
21.85 - 24.01
3D Image Projection
1024 x 768 (XGA)
Full HD Projection
Video Colour Mode
Cinema, Game, Natural
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC J, NTSC, NTSC M, PAL, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM G, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM, SECAM L
Frame packing, Side by side
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
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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RMS Rated Power
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Cable Lock Slot Type
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Power Consumption in Economy Mode
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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
AC Adapter Included
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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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