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Excellent Owner Reviews
On average, S300 owners rated this multimedia projector as exceptional.
A number of people agreed that this projector was good value for money. Bp gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their review of the Optoma S300 “Was of a reasonable price”. Bruno wrote two years ago “A good, economically priced projector” in his review of this projector and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Bruno also said “If it proves to be durable, at this price”.
One Optoma S300 reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was cheap. Mr. Cook Face Junior scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Optoma S300 three years ago “Great projector on a budget”. One Optoma S300 reviewer thought it was a bargain for the price. Gazza C wrote “I needed a projector that was cheap”.
Easy to Use
A few people who bought the product considered that it was easy to use. Alan D.mounce said in his Optoma S300 review two years ago “It is simple to connect and easy to use” and rated the product 4 stars. Carlo said “Easy to use indeed! No need to learn what to do” in his Optoma S300 review. Fionafew mentioned on Amazon “It is really easy to use and set-up, used for first time last night (24 hours after delivery)” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.
Two customers who purchased it agreed that it was easy to setup. Ian-B said on Amazon “The picture is clear, sharp and it is easy to set up”. Mr G Mitchell said in his review of the Optoma S300 on Amazon “Nice and easy to set up” but in spite of that he gave it a rating of 3 stars.
One customer considered that it was easy to handle. Rosemarie Williams mentioned in her Optoma S300 review “Easy to install perfect picture easily adjusted to fit screen compact quite light for easy handling when setting it up”.
Low Running Costs
Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the S300 will cost only £79 over 1 year to run, which is in the cheapest 19% of all 59 data projectors of this age and type.
Some Optoma S300 owners said in their reviews that it was compact. Mr. Cook Face Junior mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “The DS325 unit is very light and compact and the brightness is more than enough even in a bright room”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Three years ago Mr. Cook Face Junior wrote “Becasue of the lightweight portability of this unit I will be using it to entertain my neice”.
Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews
Optoma 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Optoma is one of the superior brands.
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Good Product Quality
A few Optoma S300 reviewers said in their reviews that the Optoma S300 was good quality. Markgd wrote in their review “Great value, quality product”. Mike Flannery mentioned in his review of this projector “Good quality picture in difficult conditions (building site welfare facilities) so am happy with the purchase” and gave the Optoma S300 a rating of 4 stars.
One Optoma S300 owner who bought the Optoma S300 reckoned that it was strong and durable.
Good Technical Features
One person concluded that it had good features.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Optoma S300 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the S300 also support 3D image projection.
It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Infocus IN124[plb_2194103_price] which has better reviews.
We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the Infocus IN122A[plb_2194102_price], or the Optoma X316[plb_2280095_price] is also worth considering.
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution
This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many projectors of this type and age.
Quite Long Lamp Service Life
The shortest lamp service life of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago is 2,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,800h. At 5,000 hours, the Optoma S300 has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The Optoma S300 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode (6,500 hours) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the S300 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 3,000h and 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,000h.
Very Quiet Noise Level
The quietest noise level of similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years is 26dB and the loudest is 40dB. At only 28 decibels, the Optoma S300 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.
Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Viewsonic PJD5234[plb_1481513_price] (32dB).
The average width of multimedia projectors of this age and spec is 350mm, and the widths range from 230mm to 750mm. At only 286 millimeters, the Optoma S300 is quite narrow compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.
Multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the S300 have weights of between 1.3kg and 27kg, and the average weight is 6.5kg. With a weight of only 2.1 kilograms, the Optoma S300 is one of the lighter multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the S300 amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.
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One Optoma S300 owner said in their reviews that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections. Lionelo mentioned two years ago “Just a pity it does not have HDMI connectivity.” in their Optoma S300 review.
Inferior Picture Quality
One Optoma S300 owner wrote that the product did not have clear images. Two years ago Stoke Cc wrote “Worked instantly with no hassle, giving a good clear image” in their review of this projector yet they scored this projector very highly.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
Most of the other projectors of this spec and age have a built-in speaker, however the Optoma S300 does not have a built-in speaker.
Alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might also want to look at include the Viewsonic PJD5483S[plb_1610144_price]; or the Infocus IN124[plb_2194103_price].
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Most 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years do not support Full HD projection. The Optoma S300 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.
Other data projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might also want to consider include the Viewsonic PJD5483S[plb_1610144_price]; or the Optoma S316[plb_2280092_price].
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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Like most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the S300, the Optoma S300 does not support WiFi connectivity.
Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the Optoma S300 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).
A SVGA (800x600) native projector resolution is actually the worst resolution across all comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the S300.
Across comparable types of projector the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200).
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
The Optoma S300 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age. The average projector brightness of projectors of a similar spec and age to the S300 is 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens.
If you want a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Optoma S316[plb_2280092_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.
Very Small Lamp Power
With a lamp power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma S300 has one of the smaller lamp power amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a comparable age and spec to the S300 the lamp power range from 190W to 2,400W, and the average lamp power is 290W.
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
Most projectors of this type and age have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Optoma S300 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
Very Small Uniformity
With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the Optoma S300 has one of the smaller uniformities amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the S300 the uniformities range from 80% to 90%, and the average uniformity is 84%.
1 Other reason to consider the Optoma S300
Released Over Three Years Ago
Optoma released the S300 over three years ago.
Native Projector Resolution
2,800 ANSI lumens
Maximum Digital Resolution
1600 x 1200
Vertical Keystone Correction
Number of Colours
1.2 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
27.49 - 303.12
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
2.41 - 2.55
Focal Length Range
21.8 - 24
3D Image Projection
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 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
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 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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