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Optoma W306
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Optoma W306ST Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
- Native WXGA, 60 image from just 68cm away- Bright images, vivid colours 3500 ANSI Lumens- Up to 6000 hours2 lamp life and 70% energy saving- Crestron RoomView RJ45 control and monitoring 3D... More
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7 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

15000:1 contrast ratio projectors manufactured by Optoma have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors) and found that Optoma also has good reviews across its entire range.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Optoma W306 supports 3D image projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Optoma ML1500[plb_2473687_price] which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic PJD6383S[plb_1514462_price], or the Optoma X401[plb_1995677_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W306, the Optoma W306 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available which you might also want to look at including the Optoma ML1500[plb_2473687_price] which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic PJD6383S[plb_1514462_price], or the Optoma X401[plb_1995677_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma W306 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution. The worst resolution of all 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the W306 is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

Multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W306 have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 1.1". At 0.65 inches, the Optoma W306 has a quite big matrix size compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W306.

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Two Audio in Ports

The Optoma W306 is a two audio in port data projector.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W306 do not support Full HD projection. The Optoma W306 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection which you might also want to look at including the Optoma ML1500[plb_2473687_price]; or the Optoma X401[plb_1995677_price].

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma W306 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support WiFi connectivity.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might want to consider including the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price].

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Optoma W306 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port data projector. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the W306 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Very Small Uniformity

The uniformities of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the W306 range from 80% to 90%. The Optoma W306 has one of the smaller uniformities (only 80 percent) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W306

Running Costs Are Average

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the W306 will cost £97 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 59 multimedia projectors of this age and type.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W306 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens and cheaper); or the Optoma X401[plb_1995677_price] (4,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Average Noise Level

At 30 decibels, the Optoma W306 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W306.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Optoma W307[plb_1727438_price] (30dB).

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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
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
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
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Microphone Input
Headphone Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating System
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
Integrated TV Tuner
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
LED Indicator
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
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £96.63
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma w306, optoma w306s, optoma w306st, optoma p166085, optoma p166777, optoma p166086, optoma p168200, optoma w306ste, optoma p168314, optoma p170700, optoma p168314p, optoma p170700p, optoma p166085p, optoma p166777p, optoma p166086p, optoma p168200p, optoma w306sted, optoma w306stedu, optoma 958tv01gc0, optoma 958tv01gc0e
Barcodes 00163121494445, 00175476681289, 00796435418564, 05060059047895, 07964354185642

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