Multimedia projectors built by Optoma have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just multimedia projectors) and found that Optoma also has good ratings across its entire range.
Just Released Four Months Ago
This data projector is one of the newest multimedia projectors to be released.
Price Drop of £37.76
The price of the X340 dropped by £37.76 in the last week.
50Hz AC Input Frequency
This multimedia projector has a 50 - 60Hz AC input frequency, which is the most frequently found AC input frequency on comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma X340 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other recently released comparable spec multimedia projectors.
Other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to look at include the Optoma S341 (£296.20) which is cheaper; or the Optoma H114 (£279.99) which has a better Rating.
It is worth considering alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Viewsonic PJD6250L (£372.00).
Supports 3D Image Projection
The Optoma X340 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the X340 also support 3D image projection.
There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might also want to look at including a cheaper projector such as the Optoma S341 (£296.20) or you might consider a higher Rating projector such as the Optoma H114 (£279.99).
We think you might also be interested in other multimedia projectors which also support 3D image projection including the Viewsonic PJD6250L (£372.00).
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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
The highest resolution supported by the Optoma X340 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by recently released comparable spec projectors. Across all projectors that are a similar age to the X340 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).
If the resolution of this Optoma projector is too low for you then you might want to look at the H114 (£279.99) (640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA)|1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1360 x 768 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)), or the H183X (£349.00) (1280 x 800 (WXGA)) both from Optoma which also has a higher rating.
Quite Low Power Consumption During PowerSave
The Optoma X340 has a fairly low power consumption during PowerSave (only 187 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the X340. Across all the latest multimedia projectors the power consumption during PowerSave range from 0.4W to 480W, and the average power consumption during PowerSave is 280W.
The narrowest recently released projector is 140mm wide, the widest is 590mm, and the average width is 380mm. At only 298 millimeters, the Optoma X340 is quite narrow compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the X340.
The average weight of latest multimedia projectors is 7.2kg, and the weights range from 2.7g to 28kg. With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma X340 is quite light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the X340.
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Does Not Support Full HD Projection
The Optoma X340 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the X340 also do not support Full HD projection.
We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Optoma H114 (£279.99), or the Infocus SP1080 (£329.80); or the Optoma S341 (£296.20).
Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Like most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the X340, the Optoma X340 does not support WiFi connectivity.
We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a WiFi connectivity and we think the Sony MP-CL1 (£289.00), or the Vivitek Qumi Q6 (£327.97) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.
Only XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
The Optoma X340 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The best resolution of all new multimedia projectors is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).
If you would prefer a projector with a higher resolution then you might want to consider the H183X (£349.00) (WXGA (1280x800)), or the H114 (£279.99) (WXGA (1280x800)) both from Optoma which also has a higher rating.
Very Small Lamp Power
With a lamp power of only 195 Watts, the Optoma X340 has one of the smaller lamp power amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The lamp power of latest multimedia projectors range from 140W to 470W.
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Quite Low RMS Rated Power
Across all the multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W. At only 2 Watts, the Optoma X340 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other latest comparable spec projectors.
Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port
The Optoma X340 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.
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Running Costs Are OK
The X340 is typical compared to the other 51 latest multimedia projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the X340 will cost £76 over 1 year to run.
Average Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of 3,100 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X340 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec projectors.
Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Infocus SP1080 (£329.80) (3,500 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.
Native Projector Resolution
3,100 ANSI lumens
Vertical Keystone Correction
1.2 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
27.78 - 304.4
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
1.95 - 2.16:1
2.4 - 2.53
Focal Length Range
21.85 - 24.01
3D Image Projection
640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768, 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
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
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
PC Audio Input
PC Audio Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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), CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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Typical Power Consumption
Auto Power Off
Power Consumption During PowerSave
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
Handheld Remote Control
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 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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