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7 Reasons For
Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews
Optoma has good average reviews for its 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors as well as across its entire projector range compared to other brands.
One customer said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Fiona Campbell wrote last year “Excellent for the money the 3d is amazing”.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One Optoma X305 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good 3D picture quality.
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Optoma X305 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the X305.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma X305 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the X305 also have a built-in speaker.
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution supported by the Optoma X305 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this multimedia projector support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).
This multimedia projector's resolution (1600 x 1200 (UXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all multimedia projectors of this age and type.
Across similar types of multimedia projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).
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At only 288 millimeters, the Optoma X305 is quite narrow compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. Projectors that are a similar age to the X305 have widths of between 220mm and 330mm, and the average width is 300mm.
8 Reasons Against
Only 100V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on multimedia projectors of this age and spec.
Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The Optoma X305 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the X305 also do not support Full HD projection.
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Optoma X305 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the X305 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Only Fixed Zoom Ratio
This multimedia projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it.
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Very Small Lamp Power
The smallest lamp power of similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 190W, the biggest is 240W, and the average lamp power is 200W. At only 190 Watts, the Optoma X305 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the X305.
Very Low Number of Colours
The average number of colours of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the X305 is 860M, and the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M. The Optoma X305 has a quite low number of colours (only 1.07 million) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the X305.
Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
The Optoma X305 has one of the shorter service life of lamp in economic mode (only 6,000 hours) amongst projectors of this age. Multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the X305 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 6,000h and 10,000h.
Very Small Matrix Size
The smallest matrix size of data projectors of this type and age is 0.55", the biggest is 0.65", and the average matrix size is 0.57". At only 0.55 inches, the Optoma X305 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.
5 Other reasons to consider the Optoma X305
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Optoma released the X305.
Running Costs Are Average
Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the X305 will cost £79 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 5 projectors of a similar spec and age.
Average Projector Brightness
At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X305 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.
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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
The Optoma X305 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.
Average Noise Level
The Optoma X305 has a pretty average noise level (29 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the X305.
Native Projector Resolution
3,000 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
Maximum Digital Resolution
1600 x 1200
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
Number of Colours
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
0.5 - 2.5
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
39.4 - 196.71
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
7.017 - 7.017
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 2.8
Objective Focal Length
3D Image Projection
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 768, 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, 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
Ports & Interfaces
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Horizontal Scan Range
15 - 91
Vertical Scan Range
25 - 85
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, TUR
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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