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Optoma X305 Projector

18000:1 XGA (1024x768) 29dB May 2013
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- Native XGA, 60 image from just 77cm away- Bright images, vivid colours 3000 ANSI Lumens- Up to 10,000 hours lamp life and 70% energy saving- Shadow-free images on interactive whiteboards 3D... More
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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.

Reasonably Priced

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.

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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.

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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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Narrow

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
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
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Objective Focal Length
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
PC Audio Input
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Output
HDMI Version
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
HDCP
Password Protection Type
2D/3D Image Frequency
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Auto Power Off
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
Other Features
F-Number / Relative Aperture

User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 September 2015 by Fiona campbell
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Excellent for the money the 3d is amazing...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £75.31
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £79.00
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 958tm01gc0, optoma x305, 958tm01gc0e, optoma x305s, optoma x305st, optoma p166790, optoma p168315, optoma p240486, optoma ex305st, optoma x305ste, optoma 8rwkza00, optoma x305sted, optoma 96sdzs00, optoma p166790p, optoma 1024x768, optoma 96sdza00, optoma p168315p, optoma p240486p, optoma 8rwkzs00, promethean abt78, optoma x305stedu, promethean abt78d, optoma 958tm01gc0, special 958tm01gc0, promethean ke7vdq9, optoma 958tm01gc0e, promethean ke7vdq9s, special 958tm01gc0e, promethean ke7vdq9sp, promethean ke7vdq9spj
Barcodes 00796435418694, 05054629944912, 05060059047550, 05060059049059, 07414905128883, 07964354186946

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