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Optoma DS325 Projector

15000:1 SVGA (800x600) 29dB Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £78.36 Electricity cost over 5 years
23 Reviews
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Excellent User Reviews

This 13000:1 contrast ratio data projector has a fantastic average user rating based on 23 user reviews.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Optoma DS325 reviewers who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was good value for money. Brian S. gave the Optoma DS325 a score of 80 out of 100 and he said “Cant fault it for the price wish I had more”. Hugh Dibley wrote “And is very good value” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Larry Parker mentioned in his review of this projector three years ago “Very good value, just what we needed” .

One person who bought the product thought it was a bargain for the price. Jacs T wrote on Amazon “The reviews helped me a great deal when selecting this purchase” in their review of this projector and scored the Optoma DS325 5 stars.

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Easy to Use

A number of people who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Andrea King gave the product an excellent review score and he mentioned on Amazon “Good, sharp image, easy to set up and connect” in his review. Tommo wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up &crystal clear images” in their review of the Optoma DS325.

One customer said in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. Naney wrote on Amazon “This is really good, really easy to use” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

On average Optoma 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good reviews as do all data projectors produced by Optoma.

Good Product Quality

Three Optoma DS325 owners who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their Optoma DS325 review on Amazon “Great picture quality even with lights on!”. Three years ago Bill a wrote on Amazon “Connected to a freeview TV receiver incorporated within a DVD player, we can watch excellent quality big screen films” in his review of this projector. Bryan Howe mentioned on Amazon “Good value for money & 'fit for purpose' normal audience 60+” in his Optoma DS325 review and rated it 80 out of 100.

Average Running Costs

The DS325 is typical compared to the other 81 data projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the DS325 will cost £86 over 1 year to run.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Mr. P. Boocock wrote two years ago “Great, not too noisy to disturb” in their review and gave the product an excellent review.

Good Picture Quality

One person wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

Inferior Remote Control

One person who reviewed the Optoma DS325 concluded that it did not have a good remote control. Three years ago Cony Eyre wrote on Amazon “There is a little problem with remote” yet they gave it a rating of 4 stars.

Not Good in Terms of Size

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

Released Over Four Years Ago

This 13000:1 contrast ratio data projector was released over four years ago.

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 have been available for around the same time as the DS325.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most comparable spec data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the DS325 do not support full HD. The Optoma DS325 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Optoma DS325 does not support 3D. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the DS325 also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma DS325 does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DS325 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

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

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution amongst all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesss of comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the DS325 range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma DS330.

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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 frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA). In addition, this multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DS325 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very Small Bulb Power

Across all the similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the DS325 the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W. At only 190 Watts, the Optoma DS325 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DS325 is 2,000h and the longest is 20,000h. The Optoma DS325 has one of the longest service life of lamps (6,500 hours) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Quite Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

The Optoma DS325 has one of the lower horizontal synchronization (max)s (only 91.146 kilohertz) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. The horizontal synchronization (max)s of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DS325 range from 0.1kHz to 110kHz.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the DS325 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,100h. The Optoma DS325 has a fairly short service life of lamp (economic mode) (only 4,500 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DS325.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Optoma DS325 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the DS325 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Offset

The offsets of multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DS325 range from 100% to 160%, and the average offset is 120%. The Optoma DS325 has one of the smaller offsets (only 114 percent) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 28 decibels, the Optoma DS325 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the DS325. 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DS325 have noise levels of between 26dB and 38dB, and the average noise level is 32dB.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Optoma DX325 (£259.54) (28dB).

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Light

The Optoma DS325 is quite light (only 2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the DS325. Across all the projectors that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 1.3kg to 5.5kg.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma ds325
Barcodes 00796435418472, 00971484140400, 00971494277318, 05053973608136, 05054063001585, 05060059047697, 05060059047703, 05060059048403, 07964354184720

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