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Optoma W301 Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 28dB Jul 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
- Bright projection 3000 ANSI Lumens- WXGA resolution, 15,000:1 contrast ratio- Low ownership costs - up to 6500 hrs lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included Ideal for use in a... More
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14 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

We analysed average ratings for each projector brand and found that whilst Optoma has good average ratings across all projectors, Optoma has unexceptional ratings specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Running Costs Are Low

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the W301 will cost only £86 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the more economic to run data projectors of a similar age and spec.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Most of the other similar spec data projectors that are more than a year old, including the Optoma W301, support 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W301 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the W301.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma W301 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over two times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA) (which is also supported by this Optoma multimedia projector). This multimedia projector also support graphics resolutions of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are more than a year old is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

If the resolution of this multimedia projector is too low for you then you might want to consider the Optoma X401 (£663.56) (1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated), 640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated), 800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated) and higher rated).

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

We compared all the other projectors that have a resolution of WXGA (1280x800) to this projector and we think a higher rated projector such as the [plb_2227618] are also worth considering.

Projectors with a higher resolution that might be worth also looking at include the Optoma EH415 (£920.44) (1080p (1920x1080 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 (1080p (1920x1080 and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Optoma W301 has more built-in speakers than most of the one year old projectors. Most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the W301 only have one built-in speaker, however this projector has two built-in speakers.

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Supports Three Video Modes

The Optoma W301 has a greater number of supported video mode than most multimedia projectors that are one year old. This projector supports a 720p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode supported by multimedia projectors of this type and age. The video modes "1080i" and "1080p" are also supported by this Optoma projector.

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Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are more than a year old range from 1,000h to 20,000h. The Optoma W301 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode (6,500 hours) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma W301 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W301. Data projectors that are a comparable age to the W301 have noise levels of between 26dB and 39dB.

We think you might also be interested in other 28dB noise level projectors including a better rated multimedia projector such as the Optoma S300 (£275.02).

Projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth also looking at include the Optoma W307 (£841.83) (30dB).

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A Bit Narrow

At only 286 millimeters, the Optoma W301 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the W301. The average width of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the W301 is 310mm.

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A Bit Short

At only 84 millimeters, the Optoma W301 is fairly short compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are older than a year. The heights of multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W301 range from 48mm to 360mm.

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Very Light

15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are more than a year old have weights of between 1,300g and 24,000g. At only 2,200 grams, the Optoma W301 is quite light compared to most of the other one year old 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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A Bit Shallow

Data projectors that have been on the market for more than a year have depths of between 100mm and 550mm, and the average depth is 260mm. The Optoma W301 is one of the shallower projectors of a comparable age and type to the W301 (only 192 millimeters) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma W301 does not support Full HD projection, although this is within the context that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W301 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma W301 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the W301 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the LG BG630 are also worth considering.

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Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma W301 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. Multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the W301 have projector brightnesses of between 1,000 ANSI lumens and 7,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

We think you might also be interested in alternative 3000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors including a higher Kagoo Rating™ projector such as the Optoma X302 (£409.51), or the Viewsonic PJD6383S (£223.60).

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth also looking at include the S316 (£322.89) (3200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the X316 (£318.99) (3200 ANSI lumens and higher rated) both from Optoma.

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Very Small Lamp Power

At only 190 Watts, the Optoma W301 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W301 have lamp power of between 190W and 2,800W, and the average lamp power is 350W.

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Very Small Uniformity

The Optoma W301 has one of the smaller uniformities (only 80 percent) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W301 the uniformities range from 80% to 95%, and the average uniformity is 84%.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma W301

Over a Year Old

This multimedia projector was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
D-Sub PC in Port
Composite Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Cable Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £74.67
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £78.36
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 95.8VG01GC0E, optoma 958vg01gc0, optoma 958vg01gc0e
Barcodes 05060059048151

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