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Overall Score

Optoma BR326

A 3 year old 15000:1 1024 x 768 projector with average features
15000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 29dB Jul 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma BR326 Review

With average features and at over 3 years old,
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Average Features
48
3 Years Old
44
£118 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £118 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Quite quiet noise level
Quite small bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode

Optoma BR326 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

Based on 2,445 expert and user reviews (including 398 verified purchases), Optoma has very good reviews for its projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite Small Bulb Power

Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W. The Optoma BR326's bulb power of only 190W is fairly small compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 7% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma BR326's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 49% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 10dB and the loudest being 93dB. The noise level of the Optoma BR326 of only 29dB is fairly quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 11% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Optoma BR326 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has a 1024 x 768 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this Optoma projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma BR326 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma BR326 supports full HD, which is unusual. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma BR326 has a carrying case, unlike 81% of projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since July 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The BR326 has an average running cost of £118 over 1 year based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Bigger bulb power
Significantly shorter service life of lamp
50W bigger bulb power
£11.21 cheaper to run
Over one year older
32% cheaper to run
Bigger bulb power
Significantly shorter service life of lamp
1 ANSI lumens brighter projector brightness
Cheaper to run by £5.76
Older by over one year
Significantly brighter projector brightness
A lot bigger bulb power
Significantly shorter service life of lamp
50% bigger bulb power
3h shorter service life of lamp

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