Optoma DX342 vs Optoma X600
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Optoma DX342vsOptoma X600

Optoma DX342

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Optoma DX342

£308.40
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and very highly rated quiet XGA data projector, with very good features but representing only average value for money
92
Reviews
235 Reviews
51
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
93
Running Costs
£47 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
29dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 18000:1 Yes Feb 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 29dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 18000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Feb 2015
Optoma X600

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Optoma X600

£1,115.44
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and critically acclaimed XGA 10000:1 contrast ratio projector, with an amazingly quiet 28dB noise level but representing only moderate value for money
94
Reviews
21 Reviews
51
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Age
4 Years Old
73
Running Costs
£77 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
28dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 10000:1 Yes Nov 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 28dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Nov 2013
Optoma DX342

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Optoma DX342

£308.40
Our Verdict:
A very economical to run and very highly rated quiet XGA data projector, with very good features but representing only average value for money
92
Reviews
235 Reviews
51
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
73
Age
3 Years Old
93
Running Costs
£47 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good
29dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 18000:1 Yes Feb 2015
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 29dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 18000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Feb 2015
Optoma X600

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

Optoma X600

£1,115.44
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and critically acclaimed XGA 10000:1 contrast ratio projector, with an amazingly quiet 28dB noise level but representing only moderate value for money
94
Reviews
21 Reviews
51
Value for Money
Average
84
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Age
4 Years Old
73
Running Costs
£77 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
28dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 10000:1 Yes Nov 2013
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 28dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 10000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Nov 2013

Top Prices

Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
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Optoma Dx342 Xga Dlp 3D Projector - 3000 lms
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£254.99
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£308.40
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£411.00
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£411.00
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OPTOMA DX342 PROJECTOR DX342 EL XGA OPTOMA [1] (Epitome ProGrade)
£683.25
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£11,998.80
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Reasons For

Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
4 Reasons For
2,500h Longer Service Life of Lamp
Optoma DX342 is 5,000h lamp service life, but the Optoma X600 is only a 2,500h lamp service life projector (2,500h shorter).

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

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Cheaper by £807
The Optoma DX342 is £807.04 cheaper than the Optoma X600.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this projector remaining in stock.
Cheaper to Run by £30 Over Five Years
Over five years the Optoma DX342 is £30 cheaper to run than the Optoma X600.
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5 Reasons For
Marginally Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma X600 has a noise level of 28dB, however the Optoma DX342 is a 29dB projector (1dB louder).

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.

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Brighter Projector Brightness
The Optoma X600 has a projector brightness of 6,000 ANSI lumens. That's 3,000 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma DX342 (3,000 ANSI lumens).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Bigger Bulb Power
Optoma X600 is 310W lamp power. That's 120W bigger than the Optoma DX342 (190W).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Ethernet LAN
The Optoma X600 has an Ethernet LAN, whereas the Optoma DX342 does not have an Ethernet LAN.

This denotes whether the projector has the native capability to connect to the local network, in order to receive movie files and the like from your computer.

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User Reviews Are Better
The average user review score of the Optoma X600 is 93% based on 14 reviews, however the average rating of the Optoma DX342 is 85% (based on 232 reviews).

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Optoma X600 has better user reviews than the Optoma DX342. The average user reviews score for the Optoma X600 is 93% based on 14 reviews, where as the average score for the Optoma DX342 is 85% based on 232 reviews.
Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
5 stars
145 reviews
4 stars
45 reviews
3 stars
21 reviews
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
19 reviews
Best
5 stars
9 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Date Released

Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
37 months old Best 52 months old

Key Features

Noise Level

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.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Service Life Of Lamp

This indicates how long the lamp in the projector will last before it needs to be replaced, measured in hours.

A longer life lamp means you'll need to replace it far less frequently, saving you money.

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Optoma DX342
Optoma
DX342
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Optoma X600
Optoma
X600
10 trees 0.38 tonnes CO2

Review Analysis

Ease of Use

People thought the ease of use of both the Optoma DX342 and the Optoma X600 was excellent.
Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
  • The image couldn't be better and is extremely easy to use…
    Guillermo - October 2013
  • Good clear picture - no fuss very easy to use…
    2 B honest - February 2013
  • Easy to set up (my son did it all on his own, through his laptop…
    YL - July 2013
  • It is simple and straightforward to set up and use…
    W. E. - May 2013
  • Working well, easy to set up and good value for money…
    Harold Magee - August 2013
  • Very easy to use, with no hard set up processes…
    Cottage - April 2013
  • The quality is great and really easy to use…
    The Three Moles - September 2013
  • Easy to set up and works really well in a brightly lit room…
    SueB - May 2013
  • It just meets our need and simple to use…
    Petros Motsi - December 2015
  • Good projector and very simple to use…
    Mrs L M Croft - February 2014
  • Not the smartest menu layout and the lens could be a bit a bit wider.
    Fritz - March 2016
  • It's so bright, one member of our congregation remarked that now she can read what's on the screen she realises she needs new glasses! Easy to set up, great quality…
    Fisherman - June 2016
  • Was a challenge to use on bright days…
    Fisherman - June 2016
  • Bright - sharp - easy to use…
    Fisherman - June 2016
  • Product Quality

    Reviews for the Optoma X600 mention that product quality was excellent, and reviews for the Optoma DX342 mention that product quality was very good.
    Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
  • The quality is great and really easy to use…
    The Three Moles - September 2013
  • On opening it up and plugging it in, we could see straight away that it is a really good projector with excellent image quality…
    Checkatrade - March 2013
  • Superb quality product…
    NickMJ - February 2013
  • It doesn't work properly and the quality is incredibly poor…
    Magneto - November 2012
  • *Light weight *Good picture quality (not the best…
    Magneto - November 2012
  • Excellent quality projector - one or two reservations…
    Mr. R. V. Malin - January 2012
  • We also use it at home to watch movies, great quality also for movies…
    Lovesphotography - November 2012
  • Easy to set up and good quality for the price…
    Stretching Minds - April 2012
  • Great quality projector, works well in bright room with clear picture…
    Mike - July 2014
  • Great bright super quality video projector…
    David R. - March 2016
  • It's so bright, one member of our congregation remarked that now she can read what's on the screen she realises she needs new glasses! Easy to set up, great quality…
    Fisherman - June 2016
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Performance Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    Noise Level 29dB 28dB
    BEST
    Horizontal Scan Range
    Vertical Scan Range
     
     
     
    Projector Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    Projector Native Resolution
    1024 x 768 (XGA)
     1024 x 768 (XGA)
    1024 x 768 (XGA)
     1024 x 768 (XGA)
    Contrast Ratio
    18000:1
     18000:1
    18000:1
     18000:1
    Projector Brightness 3,000 ANSI Lumens 6,000 ANSI Lumens
    BEST
    Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
    Keystone Correction, Vertical
    Matrix Size 0.55" 0.7"
    BEST
    Uniformity 80% 85%
    BEST
    Minimum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 25kHz
    Maximum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 91kHz
    Maximum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 144kHz
    Minimum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 15kHz
    Colours 1,073.4M
    BEST
    1,070M
    Zoom Ratio
    1.2:1
     1.2:1
    1.2:1
     1.2:1
    Projection Distance
    Screen Size Compatibility
     
     
     
    Lamps Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    Lamp Power (economic Mode) Unknown - Click to provide data 3,500W
    Lamp Unknown - Click to provide data 1lamp(s)
    Bulb Power 190W 310W
    BEST
    Service Life of Lamp 5,000h
    BEST
    2,500h
     
     
     
    Lens System Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    Optical Zoom 1.1x 1.5x
    BEST
    Offset 115%
    BEST
    112%
    Aperture Range (F-F)
    Focal Length Range (f-F)
     
     
     
    Video Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
    800 x 600 (SVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
    1024 x 768 (XGA)
     1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
     1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
     800 x 600 (SVGA)
     640 x 480 (VGA)
     1024 x 768 (XGA)
    1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
    800 x 600 (SVGA) 640 x 480 (VGA)
    1024 x 768 (XGA)
     1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
     1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
     800 x 600 (SVGA)
     640 x 480 (VGA)
     1024 x 768 (XGA)
     
     
     
    Ports & Interfaces Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    RS-232 Port 1 1
    S-Video Inputs 1 1
    DisplayPort Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    Headphone Outputs Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    Audio (L,R) in Unknown - Click to provide data 2
    Composite Video in 1 2
    BEST
    USB 2.0 Port 1 1
    Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
    HDMI Port 1 2
    BEST
    VGA (D-Sub) Port 1 3
    BEST
     
     
     
    Storage Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    Optical Disc Player Type
    Not included
     Not included
    Not included
     Not included
     
     
     
    Multimedia Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    RMS Rated Power Unknown - Click to provide data 3W
    Built-In Speaker 2 3
    BEST
     
     
     
    Power Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W 0.5W
    Power Consumption (typical) 225W
    BEST
    320W
    Power Consumption (economy Mode) 191W Unknown - Click to provide data
    AC Adapter Input Voltage
     
     
     
    Operational Conditions Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    Operating Altitude
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
     
     
     
    Weight & Dimensions Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    Weight 2.4kg
    BEST
    3.6kg
    Height 102mm 104mm
    Depth 224mm 254mm
    Width 315mm 326mm
     
     
     
    Packaging Content Optoma DX342 Optoma X600
    Cables Included
    AC VGA
     AC
     VGA
    AC VGA
     AC
     VGA

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