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Optoma DX342 vs Optoma X600 vs Viewsonic PJD5255

Optoma DX342 vs Optoma X600 vs Viewsonic PJD5255

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Optoma DX342
Optoma X600
Viewsonic PJD5255

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
£70 cheaper
The Optoma DX342 costs £257.00, whereas the Optoma X600 is £1,033.90 and the Viewsonic PJD5255 is £327.17.
£30.44 cheaper to run
The Optoma DX342 only costs £75.80 to run over five years whereas the Optoma X600 costs £106.24 to run (40% more) and the Viewsonic PJD5255 costs £88.62 to run (17% more). Read more
4 Reasons For
A lot brighter projector brightness Edit
The Optoma X600 is a 6,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector, whereas the Optoma DX342 is only a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (3,000 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Viewsonic PJD5255 is only a 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,800 ANSI lumens dimmer).
A lot bigger bulb power Edit
The Optoma X600 has a bulb power of 310W, however the Optoma DX342 is only a 190W lamp power projector (120W smaller).
Ethernet LAN Edit
The Optoma X600 has an Ethernet LAN, but the Optoma DX342 and the Viewsonic PJD5255 do not.
6dB quieter noise level Edit
The Optoma X600 is a 28dB noise level projector. That's 1dB quieter than the Optoma DX342 (34dB) and 6dB quieter than the Viewsonic PJD5255 (34dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

4 Reasons For
7,500h longer service life of lamp Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5255 is a 10,000h lamp service life projector, whereas the Optoma DX342 is only a 5,000h lamp service life projector (5,000h shorter) and the Optoma X600 is only a 2,500h lamp service life projector (7,500h shorter).
17 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this projector.
A bit better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Viewsonic PJD5255 is 87%, however the average rating of the Optoma X600 is 85% (based on 1 review).
A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Viewsonic PJD5255 is 97%, however the average rating of the Optoma DX342 is 87% (based on 100 reviews) and the average rating of the Optoma X600 is 95% (based on 8 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Dimmer projector brightness Edit
Optoma DX342 is only 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness. That's 3,000 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Optoma X600 (3,200 ANSI lumens) and 200 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Viewsonic PJD5255 (3,200 ANSI lumens).
Smaller bulb power Edit
The Optoma DX342 is a 190W lamp power projector. That's 120W smaller than the Optoma X600 ().
Significantly shorter service life of lamp Edit
The Optoma DX342 has a service life of lamp of 5,000h. That's 2,500h longer than the Optoma X600 (10,000h) and 5,000h shorter than the Viewsonic PJD5255 (10,000h).
A little louder noise level Edit
The Optoma DX342 has a noise level of 29dB, but the Optoma X600 is a 28dB noise level projector (1dB quieter) and the Viewsonic PJD5255 is a 34dB noise level projector (5dB louder). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Not as many stockists
Only 7 sellers sells the Optoma DX342, however 10 shops sell the Optoma X600 and 24 sellers sell the Viewsonic PJD5255. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this projector remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
A lot Lower user review Score
The Optoma DX342 has an average user rating of 87%, but the Optoma X600 has an average user rating of 95% (based on 8 reviews) and the Viewsonic PJD5255 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 35 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
7,500h shorter service life of lamp Edit
Optoma X600 is only 2,500h lamp service life, but the Optoma DX342 is a 5,000h lamp service life projector (2,500h longer) and the Viewsonic PJD5255 is a 10,000h lamp service life projector (7,500h longer).
More expensive by £777
The Optoma X600 is £776.90 more expensive than the Optoma DX342 and £706.73 more expensive than the Viewsonic PJD5255.
Fewer sellers
The Optoma X600 is only stocked by 10 shops, but the Viewsonic PJD5255 is stocked by 24 retailers. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by over one year
The Optoma X600 is 15 months older than the Optoma DX342 and 14 months older than the Viewsonic PJD5255.
£30.44 more expensive to run over five years
The running costs of the Optoma X600 are £106.24 which is £30.44 more than the Optoma DX342 and £17.62 more than the Viewsonic PJD5255 over five years. Show assumptions.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The average expert rating of the Optoma X600 is 85%, whereas the average expert rating of the Viewsonic PJD5255 is 87% (based on 5 reviews).
User review Rating is marginally Worse
The average user rating of the Optoma X600 is 95%, whereas the average user rating of the Viewsonic PJD5255 is 97% (based on 35 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
2,800 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5255 has a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, however the Optoma DX342 is a 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (200 ANSI lumens dimmer) and the Optoma X600 is a 6,000 ANSI lumens brightness projector (2,800 ANSI lumens brighter).
18% louder noise level Edit
The Viewsonic PJD5255 is a 34dB noise level projector. That's 5dB louder than the Optoma DX342 (34dB) and 6dB louder than the Optoma X600 (34dB). Read more

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

More expensive by £70
The Viewsonic PJD5255 is £70.17 more expensive than the Optoma DX342.
Older by one month
The Viewsonic PJD5255 is one month older than the Optoma DX342.
Higher running costs over five years by £12.82
The running costs over five years of the Viewsonic PJD5255 are £88.62 which is £12.82 more than the Optoma DX342. Show assumptions.

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on £ 72.11
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 75.80
Purchase price £ 257.00
Total cost of ownership £ 332.80
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 102.55
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 106.24
Purchase price £ 1,033.90
Total cost of ownership £ 1,140.14
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Electricity cost - switched on £ 84.93
Electricity cost - standby £ 3.69
Total running cost £ 88.62
Purchase price £ 327.17
Total cost of ownership £ 415.79
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Energy Efficiency Class

No data No data No data

Environmental Impact

0.38T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.53T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
14
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.44T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.44 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Projector

Contrast Ratio (typical)
 22000:1
 22000:1
 22000:1
BEST
Projector Native Resolution
 XGA (1024x768)
 XGA (1024x768)
 XGA (1024x768)
Projector Brightness
3,000 ANSI lumens 6,000 ANSI lumens
BEST
3,200 ANSI lumens
Matrix Type
 DMD
 DMD
 DMD
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Unknown - Click to provide data -40 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Keystone Correction, Vertical
+/- 40 -15 - 15 -40 - 40
Matrix Size
0.55" 0.7"
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Uniformity
80% 85%
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 25kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 91kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 144kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15kHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Colours
1,073.4M
BEST
1,070M Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio
 1.2:1
 1.2:1
BEST
 1.2:1
Projection Distance
1.2 - 12 1 - 12 1 - 8
Supported Aspect Ratios
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
Screen Size Compatibility
22.9 - 300 28.01 - 328.38 30 - 300
Native Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 4:3
 4:3
Projection Technology
 DLP
 DLP
 DLP
Colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours
 1.073 billion colours

Lamps

Lamp Power (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3,500W Unknown - Click to provide data
Lamp
Unknown - Click to provide data 1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 6,000h
Bulb Power
190W 310W
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp
5,000h 2,500h 10,000h
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
1.1x 1.5x
BEST
1.1x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Offset
115% 112% 120%
BEST
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.41 - 2.55 2.6 - 2.81 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.8 - 23.98 26.9 - 29.84 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus
 Manual
 Manual
 Manual

Video

3D
 3D
 3D
 3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
BEST
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D-ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
 PAL
 PAL B
 PAL D
 PAL G
 PAL H
 PAL I
 PAL M
 PAL N
 SECAM
 SECAM B
 SECAM D
 SECAM G
 SECAM K
 SECAM K1
 SECAM L
 NTSC
 NTSC 3.58
 NTSC 4.43
 NTSC J
 NTSC M
 PAL 4.43
 SECAM 4.25/4.4
Supported 3D Formats
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing
 Side by side
 Top and bottom
 Frame packing

Ports & Interfaces

RS-232 Port
1 1 1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
 DVI port
S-Video Inputs
1 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Progressive Scan Output
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Progressive scan output
Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
 RS-232
 RS-232
 RS-232
PC Audio Out
 PC Audio out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PC Audio out
DisplayPort
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) in
Unknown - Click to provide data 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 2
BEST
1
USB Connector Type
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
 Mini-USB B
USB 2.0 Port
1 1 1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port
1 3
BEST
3
BEST
HDMI Connector Type
 Full-size
 Full-size
 Full-size
AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
 AC (power) in
 AC (power) in

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST
 Ethernet LAN

Storage

Optical Disc Player Type
 Not included
 Not included
 Not included
Card Reader Integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated
 Card reader integrated

Performance

Noise Level
29dB 28dB
BEST
34dB
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 31dB
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1 31 - 90 Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85 50 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 THA
 JPN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 THA
 JPN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
 DAN
 DUT
 ARA
 GRE
 CZE
 NOR
 RUS
 ENG
 FIN
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 RUM
 THA
 JPN
 KOR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 VIE
 IND
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Presentation
 Bright
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Presentation
 Bright
BEST
 sRGB
 Cinema
 Custom
 Presentation
 Bright
HDCP
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDCP
Password Protection
 Password protection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Password protection

Multimedia

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Unknown - Click to provide data 3W
BEST
2W
Built-In Speaker
2 3
BEST
1

Design

Cable Lock Slot
 Cable lock slot
 Cable lock slot
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Lock Slot Type
 Kensington
 Kensington
 Kensington
Form Factor
 Desktop
 Desktop
 Desktop
Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver
Product Type
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector
 Desktop projector

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Power

Power Source
 AC
 AC
 AC
Power Consumption (standby)
0.5W 0.5W 0.5W
Power Consumption (typical)
225W
BEST
320W 265W
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
191W Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Power Off System
 Auto power off system
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Frequency
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
 50
 60
 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240 100 - 240 Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Frequency
 50
 60
 50
 60
 50
 60
AC Input Voltage
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240
 100
 100 - 240

Operational Conditions

Operating Altitude
0 - 3000 0 - 2500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40 5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Certificates

Certification
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data CB, TUV-GS, UL/cUL, FCC, CE,C-Tick, EAC, UkrSEPRO/EMC DOC, UL COC, TUV-S, PSB, KCC, KC, SASO, CCC WEEE, RoHS, REACH, SVHC, ErP
RoHS Compliance
 RoHS compliance
 RoHS compliance
Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.4kg 3.6kg 2.1kg
BEST
Height
102mm 104mm 103.7mm
Depth
224mm 254mm 228mm
Width
315mm 326mm 316mm

Packaging Content

Carrying Case
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Carrying case
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Remote Control Type
 IR
 IR
 IR
Handheld Remote Control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
 VGA
 AC
3D Glasses Included
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D glasses included

Technical Details

RS-232C
 RS-232C
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
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