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8 Reasons For
Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews
We checked 1,703 user and expert reviews for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its multimedia projectors range.
Only Released Six Months Ago
This data projector was released just six months ago. Newer projectors like this one are likely to have more advanced features.
50Hz AC Input Frequency
This data projector has a 50 - 60Hz AC input frequency, which is the most frequently found AC input frequency on projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Supports Full HD Projection
The Optoma W331 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the W331 do not support Full HD projection.
We compared this data projector to all the other projectors which support Full HD projection and we think the Epson EH-TW5210 (£432.51), and the Viewsonic PJD7720HD (£446.48) which has a better Rating; or the Optoma X341 (£342.21) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma W331 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other new similar spec multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.
We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker to this data projector and we think the Optoma X341 (£342.21) which is cheaper; or the Epson EH-TW5210 (£432.51), and the Viewsonic PJD7720HD (£446.48) which has a better Rating are also worth considering.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Optoma W331 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other new comparable spec projectors.
We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection to this data projector and we think the Epson EH-TW5210 (£432.51), and the Vivitek Qumi Q6 (£327.69) which has a better Rating; or the Optoma X341 (£342.21) which is cheaper are also worth considering.
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The widths of projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W331 range from 140mm to 590mm. At only 298 millimeters, the Optoma W331 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W331.
The Optoma W331 is one of the lighter similar spec projectors that have been on the market for the last year (only 2.2 kilograms) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The average weight of latest similar spec multimedia projectors is 7.2kg.
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Optoma W331 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year also do not support WiFi connectivity.
We compared all the other data projectors which also support WiFi connectivity to this multimedia projector and we think the Vivitek Qumi Q6 (£327.69), or the Sony MP-CL1 (£289.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Very Small Lamp Power
The lamp power of new multimedia projectors range from 140W to 470W. At only 195 Watts, the Optoma W331 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other newly released multimedia projectors.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
Across all the multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W. The Optoma W331 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other newly released projectors.
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
Most multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W331 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Optoma W331 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.
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Only One HDMI Port
The Optoma W331 is a one HDMI port multimedia projector.
3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W331
Average Running Costs
The W331 is typical compared to the other 51 latest multimedia projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the W331 will cost £76 over 1 year to run.
Average Projector Brightness
The Optoma W331 has a relatively typical projector brightness (3,300 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other new projectors.
If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Optoma S341 (£295.95) (3,500 ANSI lumens and cheaper) or the Optoma H114 (£279.99) (3,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Infocus SP1080 (£329.80) (3,500 ANSI lumens and higher rated).
WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the Optoma W331 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) data projector, which is the most common resolution.
We compared this projector to all the other projectors that have a resolution of WXGA (1280x800) and we think because of it's better review score, the Vivitek Qumi Q6 (£327.69), and the Optoma H114 (£279.99) is also worth considering.
Data projectors with a higher resolution that might be worth looking at include the Infocus SP1080 (£329.80) (1080p (1920x1080 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the Viewsonic PJD7720HD (£446.48) (1080p (1920x1080 and higher rated) and higher rated).
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Native Projector Resolution
3,300 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
1 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratio
4:3, 16:10, 16:9
Compatible Screen Size
26.87 - 316.5
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
2.41 - 2.53
Focal Length Range
21.86 - 24
Auto, Auto/Manual, Manual
3D Image Projection
640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768, 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800, 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, NTSC, NTSC J, NTSC, NTSC M, PAL, PAL, PAL 4.43, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM, SECAM 4.25/4.4, 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
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
AV Output Port
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
15.375 - 91.146
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
On Screen Display
RMS Rated Power
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Power Consumption During PowerSave
Maximum Power Consumption
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
Relative Humidity Operational Range
0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40
Weight & Dimensions
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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