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Optoma DS325 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 28dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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- Designed to deliver large, clear, easy-to-read text with exceptional color reproduction at its native resolution- Fully 3D capable for the most amazing and immersive viewing experience-... More
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Optoma DS325 SVGA 2800 Lumen Full 3D DLP Projector Quick Review

11 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this data projector as fantastic on average.

Reasonably Priced

Several Optoma DS325 reviewers who reviewed it said that it was good value for money. Two years ago Brian S. wrote “Cant fault it for the price wish I had more”. Bryan Howe he wrote “Good value for money & 'fit for purpose' normal audience 60+” in his review of the Optoma DS325. Hugh Dibley mentioned on Amazon “And is very good value” in his review of this projector.

One Optoma DS325 reviewer considered that this projector was a bargain for the price. Jacs T said on Amazon “The reviews helped me a great deal when selecting this purchase”.

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Easy to Use

A few Optoma DS325 reviewers who purchased the Optoma DS325 said that it was easy to setup. Andrea King said “Good, sharp image, easy to set up and connect”. Tommo wrote “Easy to set up &crystal clear images” in their review of the Optoma DS325.

One Optoma DS325 owner concluded that it was easy to use. Naney wrote on Amazon “This is really good, really easy to use”.

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Good Brand

Optoma is one of the better rated data projector brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Optoma also has good ratings for its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

Good Product Quality

A number of Optoma DS325 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Great picture quality even with lights on!”. Two years ago Bill a mentioned “Connected to a freeview TV receiver incorporated within a DVD player, we can watch excellent quality big screen films” in his review of the Optoma DS325.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Optoma DS325 owner who purchased it concluded that it was noisy. Mr. P. Boocock mentioned in their review of the Optoma DS325 “Great, not too noisy to disturb” and scored it very highly.

Good Picture Quality

One customer said that this projector had good picture quality.

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma DS325 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). This multimedia projector also supports a supported graphics resolutions of 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all projectors of a similar spec and age to the DS325 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 4,600h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 20,000h. The Optoma DS325 has a fairly long service life of lamp (6,500 hours) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years is 33dB. At only 28 decibels, the Optoma DS325 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

The weights of data projectors of a similar age and type to the DS325 range from 1.3kg to 6.2kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg. The Optoma DS325 is one of the lighter comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago (only 2.3 kilograms) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One person who bought it considered that it did not have a good remote control. Two years ago Cony Eyre wrote in their review “There is a little problem with remote” but they still gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Optoma DS325 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was not thick. Bill a wrote “Not a problem if you have very thick curtains or it is dark outside”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma DS325 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the DS325.

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Does Not Support 3D

Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age support 3D, however the Optoma DS325 does not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Optoma DS325 does not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a full HD and we think the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the DS325, the Optoma DS325 does not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DS325 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is in fact the worst resolution amongst all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DS325.

The best resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector is WXGA (1280x800).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of projectors of a comparable type and age to the DS325 range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens. The Optoma DS325 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

Other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Optoma DS330[plb_1878570_price].

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Very Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the DS325 range from 190W to 310W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma DS325 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

With a horizontal synchronization (max) of only 91.146 kilohertz, the Optoma DS325 has a quite low horizontal synchronization (max) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago the horizontal synchronization (max)s range from 0.1kHz to 110kHz.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 4,500 hours, the Optoma DS325 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The service life of lamp (economic mode)s of projectors of a comparable type and age to the DS325 range from 3,000h to 10,000h.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Optoma DS325 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Quite Small Offset

The Optoma DS325 has a quite small offset (only 114 percent) compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the DS325 the offsets range from 100% to 160%.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DS325

Running Costs Are Average

The DS325 has an average 1 year running cost of £86 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 78 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this data projector was released.

Specification

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Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
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Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
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Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
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AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

User Reviews

(23)
Reviewed 13 May 2015 by RR
(Verified Purchase)

Just right.

Reviewed 10 April 2015 by Tommo
(Verified Purchase)

Early days, but delighted so far. Easy to set up &crystal clear images.

Reviewed 4 April 2015 by Blaise F. Egan "blaisefegan"
(Verified Purchase)

I bought a similar Optomo DLP projector from Amazon some years ago for

Reviewed 3 April 2015 by B W Du-Crow
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic, projects in daylight would recommend. Puts out loads of heat so turn down your radiators!

Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Bryan Howe
(Verified Purchase)

Early days, still learning but good value for money & 'fit for purpose' normal audience 60+.

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Mr. P. Boocock "nastypasty"
(Verified Purchase)

Great, not too noisy to disturb but it is noticeable! Tried using an MHL connector with my MHL enabled phone but it didn't work with it which is a shame as the cable isn't faulty with a monitor!

Reviewed 29 January 2015 by Steven Hobbs
(Verified Purchase)

I avery happy with the projector and the excellent service of the supplier.

Reviewed 28 January 2015 by Zhivka Gesheva
(Verified Purchase)

Good.

Reviewed 13 January 2015 by Kirsten Farnell
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect for the job, would recommend.

Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Andrea King
(Verified Purchase)

Good, sharp image, easy to set up and connect.

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £85.41
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418472, 00971484140400, 00971494277318, 05053973608136, 05054063001585, 05060059047697, 05060059048403, 07964354184720

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