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Optoma DS328 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 31dB Jun 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £76.12 Electricity cost over 5 years
Running costs are low
Optoma has good multimedia projector reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)

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Energy

Running Costs Are Low

The DS328 has an average 1 year running cost of only £77 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run data projectors of this spec and age.


Reviews

Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 1,872 expert and owner reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma DS328 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma DS328 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma DS328 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to this data projector the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB. With a noise level of only 31 decibels, the Optoma DS328 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

If you are not worried about having a louder noise level then you might also want to look at the Optoma EX556 (£300.30) (30dB).

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma DS328 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DS328 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this projector.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma DS328 does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector also do not support full HD.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DS328 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 across all data projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector.

Across comparable types of projector the best resolution is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma DS328 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of data projectors of this age and type is 3,000 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors and we think the Optoma DS330 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Benq MX661 (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Optoma DX346 (£369.00) (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector, the Optoma DS328 does not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 190W to 310W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma DS328 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05060059047338

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