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Optoma W316 Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 29dB 3,600 ANSI Lumens Jan 2015
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- Bright projection 3400 ANSI Lumens- WXGA resolution, 20,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included Simple... More
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19 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This multimedia projector received a rating of 80% from expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

On average Optoma 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews compared to other brands as do all projectors produced by Optoma.

Nice Design

Several Optoma W316 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good looking. Techworld.com mentioned “Most of today's business projectors try to be slim and svelte, blending beautifully into the background, even if their hardware capabilities fall considerably short of impressing”. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Many of today's business/education projectors try to be slim and svelte, blending beautifully into the background, even if their hardware capabilities fall considerably short of impressing” in their Optoma W316 review.

One person reckoned that this projector was a good design. Techworld.com wrote in their review of the Optoma W316 “Images are bold and colourful, while the menu design and functionality is also good” .

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Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed this projector wrote that it was easy to use the menus. One person said in their reviews that this projector was easy to setup. Stephenh316 gave the product a rating of 4 stars and wrote “Easy to set up and use” in their Optoma W316 review.

Reasonably Priced

A few Optoma W316 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Stephenh316 wrote “Good product for the price”. Two years ago expert review site Techworld.com said “The W316 is remarkable for its price”.

Good Size

Some people who reviewed it agreed that it was thin.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the W316, the Optoma W316 supports 3D image projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D image projection and we think the Optoma S316[plb_2280092_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Alternative projectors which also support 3D image projection that you might also want to consider include the Infocus IN126[plb_2194104_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W316 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the W316.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Optoma S316[plb_2280092_price].

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Infocus IN126[plb_2194104_price].

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma W316 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's 20% more resolution than a 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W316. 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) is also supported by this projector. This Optoma data projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) graphics resolution is actually the best supported resolution amongst all data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) graphics resolution is the worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W316 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the W316 the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

The Optoma W316 has a fairly big matrix size (0.65 inches) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the W316. The smallest matrix size of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the W316 is 0.45" and the biggest is 1.1".

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma W316 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports than most of the comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the W316. This projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector compared to most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The Optoma W316 has one of the longest service life of lamp in economic mode (10,000 hours) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of projectors of this type and age is 3,000h and the longest is 20,000h.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 2,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,800h. The Optoma W316 has a quite long lamp service life (5,000 hours) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors that are a similar age to the W316 is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB. At only 29 decibels, the Optoma W316 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the W316.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The Optoma W316 has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode (only 29 decibels) amongst projectors of this age. The quietest noise level in economy mode of comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the W316 is 26dB and the loudest is 35dB.

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Quite Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The Optoma W316 has one of the lower power consumption during PowerSave (only 191 Watts) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The power consumption during PowerSave of data projectors of this spec and age range from 0.37W to 290W.

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Very High Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

With a maximum horizontal synchronization of 91.1 kilohertz, the Optoma W316 has one of the highest maximum horizontal synchronization amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum horizontal synchronization of between 91kHz and 92kHz, and the average maximum horizontal synchronization is 91kHz.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

At only 194 Watts, the Optoma W316 has a quite low power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the W316. The power consumption in economy mode of comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W316 range from 190W to 830W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 550W.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma W316 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the W316 also do not support Full HD projection.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a Full HD projection and we think the Optoma S316[plb_2280092_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma W316 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The smallest lamp power of projectors of this age and spec is 190W, the biggest is 2,400W, and the average lamp power is 290W. With a lamp power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma W316 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W316.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Optoma W316 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W316. The lowest RMS rated power of comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the W316 is 2W, the highest is 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.8W.

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Quite Low Maximum Vertical Synchronization

The maximum vertical synchronization of data projectors that are a comparable age to the W316 range from 0.085kHz to 120kHz. At only 85 kilohertz, the Optoma W316 has a quite low maximum vertical synchronization compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W316.

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Only One Built-In Speaker

Most 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years have one built-in speaker, including the Optoma W316 which has one built-in speaker.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of data projectors of this age and spec is 1.1x, the biggest is 1.7x, and the average optical zoom is 1.2x. At only 1.1 times zoom factor, the Optoma W316 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W316

Running Costs Are Average

The W316 is typical compared to the other 59 multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the W316 will cost £85 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this data projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,400 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W316 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the W316.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to look at the Infocus IN126[plb_2194104_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
3D Image Projection
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
HDMI Version
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption During PowerSave
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
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
23 April 2014

It's fairly large and ungainly, and the resolution support isn't particularly high. In most other respects, though, the W316 is remarkable for its price. Images are bold and colourful, while the...

22 April 2014

Many of today's business/education projectors try to be slim and svelte, blending beautifully into the background, even if their hardware capabilities fall considerably short of impressing. The... Read more…

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 5 November 2015 by MTProjMGR
MTProjMGR would recommend the Optoma W316 (Verified Purchase)

Nice large and clear picture. Was able to project for user training to 100X60 with clear images...

Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
Good Remote
Intuitive Controls
Reviewed 10 October 2015 by StephenH316
(Verified Purchase)

Good product for the price. Easy to set up and use.

Reviewed 1 May 2015 by Digital Motion
Digital Motion would recommend the Optoma W316ST (Verified Purchase)

Absolutely great short-throw projector! We are able to fill a 9'x12' screen with only about 7' of throw space. Projection is crystal clear and this projector has a ton of inputs...

Large Screens
Lightweight

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Electricity cost when switched on £79.80
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £83.49
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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