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Optoma DS328 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 2,800 ANSI Lumens Jun 2013
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Ideal for use in a meeting room or classroom, the DS328 has a bright 2800L and 13,000:1 contrast allowing you to project bright, crystal clear images with superb colours using DLP and... More
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10 Reasons For

Running Costs Are Low

The DS328 is one of the cheaper to run 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years that we have analysed for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the DS328 will cost only £77 over 1 year to run.

Good Brand

Based on 1,712 owner and expert reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

Supports 3D

The Optoma DS328 supports 3D. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma DS328 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the DS328.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the DX346, or the DS330 both from Optoma which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma DS328 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DS328. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Optoma projector. This multimedia projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The resolution of all projectors of a comparable age and spec to the DS328 ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Very High Number of Colours

The numbers of colours of multimedia projectors of this type and age range from 1M to 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 780M. When compared to other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Optoma DS328's number of colours of 1,073.4 million is one of the highest.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma DS328 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the projectors of a comparable type and age to the DS328. This Optoma data projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector compared to most of the comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the DS328 which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The Optoma DS328 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) (6,500 hours) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DS328. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 6,100h.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma DS328 is one of the lighter 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DS328 amongst projectors of this age. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the DS328 the weights range from 1.3kg to 6.2kg, and the average weight is 2.8kg.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

The Optoma DS328 has one of the quieter noise level (economic mode)s (only 26 decibels) amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age. The quietest noise level (economic mode) of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DS328 is 26dB, the loudest is 38dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma DS328 does not support full HD. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma DS328 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DS328 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is in fact the worst resolution amongst all multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

A WXGA (1280x800) projector native resolution is the best resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DS328 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DS328.

Alternative 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DS325, or the DS330 both from Optoma.

If you are looking for a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Benq MX661 (3,000 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Bulb Power

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DS328 the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W. The Optoma DS328 has a fairly small bulb power (only 190 Watts) 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 Low RMS Rated Power

Data projectors of this type and age have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 20W. The Optoma DS328 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the DS328.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma DS328

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Optoma released the DS328.

Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Analog Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.43
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.12
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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