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Optoma BR326

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Optoma BR326

Optoma BR326
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A 3 year old 15000:1 1024 x 768 data projector with good features
29dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 15000:1 Yes Jul 2014
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Optoma BR326 Review

With very good features but at over 3 years old, we have scored the Optoma BR326 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
46
Age
3 Years Old
39
Running Costs
£96 Over 5 Years
44
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

Sony multimedia 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 £96 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,849 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quite quiet noise level
Has a built-in speaker
Extraordinary performance with superior lamp life - outstanding brightness and color accuracy for most impactful presentations
Low operating cost - up to 10,000 hours lamp life
Full 3d compatibility
Wireless presentation capability via optional VGA dongle
Packed with an impressive array of connectivity options, a 1.1x zoom ratio projection lens for placement flexibility and up to 10,000 hour lamp life, the optoma br326 is ideal for use in classrooms, meeting rooms and training rooms
Featuring full 3d compatibility, rapid shutdown, quick resume, direct power on, auto power off, logo capture and much more, the optoma br326 will satisfy your most demanding application needs
Quite small bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode

Optoma BR326 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

We checked 2,395 expert and owner reviews (including 366 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings. 96% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the BR326 is £96 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,849 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Optoma released the BR326 in July 2014.

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Features

1024 X 768 Resolution

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

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the multimedia projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma BR326 of only 29dB is in the quietest 13% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma BR326 of 15,000 is relatively typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 71% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma BR326 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the brightest 51% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma BR326 of 5,000h is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 75% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma BR326 has a built-in speaker. 75% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma BR326 has a handheld remote control. 79% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

Multimedia projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 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 multimedia projectors. It is in the smallest 7% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma BR326 supports full HD. 64% of multimedia 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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