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Optoma W303 Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 26dB Mar 2013
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- Bright projection 3200 ANSI Lumens- WXGA resolution, 15,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included... More
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Optoma W303 WXGA 3200 Lumen Full 3D DLP Easy to Use Performance Projector with HDMI Quick Review

12 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

Based on average energy prices we estimate that the W303 will cost only £77 over 1 year to run, which is in the cheapest 14% of all 59 data projectors of this type and age.

Good Product Quality

Some Optoma W303 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com said “The Optoma W303 $587.00 at Amazon provides a well-rounded package that includes good text quality” and rated the product 70 out of 100. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Optoma W303 provides good text quality”. Three years ago Itreviews.com mentioned “The Optoma W303 provides a well-rounded package that includes good text quality” but in spite of that they gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

Optoma is one of the superior projector brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Optoma also has good reviews for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Connectivity

A few Optoma W303 reviewers who reviewed this projector thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “A nice range of connectivity choices, portabilit” in their review of this projector. Pcmag.com also wrote “A good set of connectivity choices, portability”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma W303 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W303.

Alternative projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Pro Z11000WNL[pl_3018741_price], or the Pro Z11005NL[pl_3018740_price] both from Epson or the Optoma ML1000[plb_1725906_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W303, the Optoma W303 has a built-in speaker.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Vivitek D556[plb_2998065_price], the Optoma X303[plb_1724539_price], or the Epson EB-Z9875U[plb_2765002_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports a graphics resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W303 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most common native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768). The best resolution of all multimedia projectors of this age and type is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Very High Number of Colours

With a number of colours of 1,073.4 million, the Optoma W303 has a very high number of colours compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W303. Comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the W303 have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 840M.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma W303 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W303. This projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector compared to most of the multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W303 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

At 6,500 hours, the Optoma W303 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W303. 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the W303 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.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the Optoma W303 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the W303. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W303 is 26dB and the loudest is 40dB.

There are a number of other 26dB noise level projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including the Optoma X303[plb_1724539_price] which has better reviews.

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6 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this projector is 65 out of 100.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma W303 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the W303 also do not support Full HD projection.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at include the Vivitek D552[plb_2204284_price], the Viewsonic PJD7820HD[plb_1536139_price], or the Epson EB-Z9875U[plb_2765002_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma W303 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the W303 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support WiFi connectivity including the EB Z9870U[pl_3022342_price], or the EB-Z11005[pl_2549634_price] both from Epson or the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Lamp Power

The lamp power of the Optoma W303 of only 190 Watts is one of the smallest amongst similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W303. Across all the multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W303 the lamp power range from 190W to 2,400W, and the average lamp power is 290W.

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Only One Audio in Port

Most 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have one audio in port, including the Optoma W303 which has one audio in port.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the W303 have one built-in speaker, including the Optoma W303 which has one built-in speaker.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W303

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 15000:1 contrast ratio projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma W303 has a pretty typical projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the X307[pl_1727619_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), the W316[pl_2136073_price] (3,400 ANSI lumens), or the W306[pl_1726310_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens) all from Optoma which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom 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
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
HDMI Version
Headphone Output
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 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
HDCP
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
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
Power Consumption During PowerSave
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Storage Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

18 August 2013

The Optoma W303 provides good text quality, a good set of connectivity choices, portability, and 3D capability in a WXGA data projector...

Good text quality
3D compatible
Portable
Good port selection
Low price
Sub-par video
Rainbow effect
Very soft audio
16 August 2013

The Optoma W303 provides good text quality, a good set of connectivity choices, portability, and 3D capability in a WXGA data projector...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 April 2014 by Adam h.
(Verified Purchase)

This projector has so many features for the price. Had viewsonics in the past and optoma is just as good...

Awesome bright in 2d mode and bright even in 3D mode. probably about a 20 to 25 loss in brightness when in 3D mode. Love the fact that you can still make lots of changes to color and stuff when the pr
PAIN IN THE REAR to use the stupid remote. The remote works fine, it's just that fact that you have to have the remote perfectly lined up at the projector to use it

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.43
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.12
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma w303, optoma w303s, optoma full3, optoma w303st, optoma full3d, optoma optw303, optoma 1280x800, optoma optw303s, optoma optw303st, optoma dwsoptw303, optoma dwsoptw303s, optoma dwsoptw303st
Barcodes 00326771308528, 00611101364849, 00741755077380, 00796435418175, 00796435419769, 03609740046681, 05060059047321, 07964354181750

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