The W320UST, is perfect for businesses, schools and colleges. It is bright (4,000 lumens) and a throw ratio of 0.27:1 means that it can project a 100 image from less than 0.5m away. And having the...
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9 Reasons For
Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors
We checked 1,703 expert and owner reviews for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its multimedia projectors range.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W320UST, the Optoma W320UST has a built-in speaker.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the EH319UST (£967.00), the EH319USTI (£1,338.02), or the X320UST (£742.23) all from Optoma which is cheaper.
Supports 3D Image Projection
Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W320UST, the W320UST supports 3D image projection.
We compared all the other projectors which support 3D image projection to this projector and we think a cheaper data projector such as the EH319UST (£967.00), and the EH319USTI (£1,338.02) both from Optoma or you might consider a higher Rating data projector such as the Optoma HD50 (£999.99) are also worth considering.
Fairly Bright Projector Brightness
Multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the W320UST have projector brightness of between 500 ANSI lumens and 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of 4,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W320UST has a fairly bright projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the W320UST.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 4,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available including the Optoma EH320UST (£1,302.00) which has a better Rating.
1280 X 1024 (SXGA) Graphics Resolution
The W320UST supports a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA). That's over four times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA). The best resolution of all projectors that have been around for more than a year is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).
Projectors with a higher resolution that might also be worth considering include the HD50 (£999.99) (1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated)|1280 x 720 (HD 720 and higher rated)|1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated)|640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated)|800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated) and higher rated), or the HD161X (1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated)|1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated)|640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated)|800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated) and higher rated) both from Optoma; or the Optoma X320UST (£742.23) (1024 x 768 (XGA and cheaper) and cheaper).
Fairly Big Matrix Size
The Optoma W320UST has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.65 inches) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The smallest matrix size of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the W320UST is 0.45" and the biggest is 0.71".
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Two HDMI Ports
The W320UST is a two HDMI port data projector.
Fairly High RMS Rated Power
At 16 Watts, the W320UST has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W320UST. Multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W320UST have RMS rated power of between 2W and 30W.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Optoma W320UST is a two USB 2.0 port projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than a year ago have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
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Price Has Increased by £42.01
The W320UST has increased in price by £42.01 in the last 52 days.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
Like most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W320UST, the W320UST does not support Full HD projection.
Other projectors which also support Full HD projection that you might want to look at include the EH319UST (£967.00), or the EH319USTI (£1,338.02) both from Optoma or the Optoma HD50 (£999.99).
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The W320UST does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the W320UST also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Not Cheap Compared to Other Comparable Spec Projectors That Were Released More Than a Year Ago
The cheapeast comparable spec projectors that were released more than a year ago that we found costs £150 and the most expensive costs £6,979. We thought that this Optoma projector looks expensive for a projector of this age and type.
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Very Short Lamp Service Life
The average lamp service life of multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W320UST is 7,300h, and the lamp service lives range from 2,000h to 30,000h. The W320UST has one of the shorter lamp service lives (only 3,000 hours) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.
The lightest projector of a comparable spec and age to the W320UST is 9.7g heavy, the heaviest is 26kg, and the average weight is 3.7kg. With a weight of 4.8 kilograms, the W320UST is one of the heavier multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the W320UST amongst multimedia projectors of this age.
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Released Over a Year Ago
Optoma released the W320UST over a year ago.
Running Costs Are OK
Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the W320UST will cost £104 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 67 similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than a year.
WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution
This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to it.
There are a number of other multimedia projectors that have a resolution of WXGA (1280x800) currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper multimedia projectors such as the Epson EB-536Wi (£849.50).
If the resolution of this data projector is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Optoma HD161X (1080p (1920x1080 and higher rated) and higher rated) or the EH319USTI (£1,338.02) (1080p (1920x1080 and cheaper) and cheaper), or the EH319UST (£967.00) (1080p (1920x1080 and cheaper) and cheaper) both from Optoma.
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Native Projector Resolution
4,000 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
-20 - 20
Number of Colours
0.49 - 0.66
Supported Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Compatible Screen Size
85 - 115
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Lamp Service Life
3D Image Projection
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 800, 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 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
Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Interface Type
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SLV, SWE, THA, TUR
On Screen Display
RMS Rated Power
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Auto Power Off
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
0 - 3000
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40
Weight & Dimensions
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.51 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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