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Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors
We calculated the average reviews for all Optoma projectors and also specifically for Optoma 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.
Supports Full HD Projection
Unlike most of the other projectors of this age and spec which do not support Full HD projection, the Optoma EH300 supports Full HD projection.
There are a number of other projectors which support Full HD projection currently available that you might also want to consider including a cheaper projector such as the Optoma ML1500[plb_2473687_price] or you might consider a higher rated projector such as the Optoma X401[plb_1995677_price], or the Epson EH-TW5200[plb_1732117_price].
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Optoma EH300 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the EH300 also support 3D image projection.
We compared all the other projectors which support 3D image projection to this projector and we think the W306[pl_1726310_price], and the ML1500[pl_2473687_price] both from Optoma which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic PJD6383S[plb_1514462_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Optoma EH300 has a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Viewsonic PJD6383S[plb_1514462_price] which has better reviews; or the W306[pl_1726310_price], or the ML1500[pl_2473687_price] both from Optoma which is cheaper.
1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution
The Optoma EH300 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago native projector resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
The Optoma EH300 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's 8% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). This data projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago the worst resolution is 640 x 400 and the best is 4096 x 2160.
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Fairly High Number of Colours
The numbers of colours of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the EH300 range from 1M to 1,100M. The Optoma EH300 has a fairly high number of colours (1,073.4 million) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec.
Two Built-In Speakers
Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years only have one built-in speaker, however the Optoma EH300 has two built-in speakers.
Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports
The Optoma EH300 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.
Two HDMI Ports
The Optoma EH300 is a two HDMI port data projector.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
At 16 Watts, the Optoma EH300 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the EH300. The lowest RMS rated power of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the EH300 is 2W, the highest is 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.8W.
Fairly Big Offset
At 116 percent, the Optoma EH300 has a quite big offset compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the EH300. Across all the comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the EH300 the offsets range from 13% to 130%.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
The noise level of the Optoma EH300 of only 26 decibels is one of the quietest amongst comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years. The average noise level of multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the EH300 is 33dB.
If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Optoma W306[plb_1726310_price] (30dB) which is also cheaper.
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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Like most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the EH300, the Optoma EH300 does not support WiFi connectivity.
Very Small Uniformity
15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have uniformities of between 80% and 90%. The Optoma EH300 has one of the smaller uniformities (only 80 percent) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most data projectors that are a similar age to the EH300 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Optoma EH300 which has one USB 2.0 port.
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Running Costs Are Average
The EH300 has an average running cost of £99 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 59 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Optoma released the EH300.
Average Projector Brightness
The Optoma EH300 has a relatively average projector brightness (3,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the EH300.
Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the X401[pl_1995677_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the EW400[pl_2272302_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Optoma.
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Native Projector Resolution
3,800 ANSI lumens
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1080
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
1.2 - 10
Supported Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
30.15 - 361.75
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
1.5 - 1.8
2.55 - 2.87
Focal Length Range
22.41 - 26.82
3D Image Projection
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1280 x 800, 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, 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
Ports & Interfaces
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 91
Vertical Scan Range
25 - 85
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, TUR
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