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Optoma BR326 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 29dB Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £117.93 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Supports full HD
Has a built-in speaker(s)

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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 1,873 user and expert reviews (including 23 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range. 90% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released in July 2014.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Optoma BR326 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec do not support full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including because of its better review score, the Viewsonic PRO8600.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma BR326 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors that have been available for a similar time to this multimedia projector.

Alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at include the Infocus IN114A which has better reviews.

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Energy

Very High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the BR326 is £118 based on average energy prices, which is in the most expensive 19% of all 72 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.


Projector

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma BR326 has a relatively average projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector.

There are a number of other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might want to look at including the Optoma S316 (£280.80) which has better reviews.

If this data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Epson EB-536Wi (£806.57) (3,400 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This data projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma BR326 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma BR326 has a carrying case. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma BR326 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma BR326 does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this multimedia projector the bulb powers range from 190W to 2,400W, and the average bulb power is 280W. The Optoma BR326 has a very small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma BR326 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to this projector the noise levels range from 24dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. The Optoma BR326 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 29 decibels) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 29dB noise level data projectors currently available including the EW400, the X401 (£689.20), or the W316ST (£421.28) all from Optoma which all of have better reviews.

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Optoma BR326 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma BR326 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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