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Optoma DS330 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 26dB Feb 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £76.12 Electricity cost over 5 years
Reasonably priced
Running costs are low
Optoma data projectors have good reviews
4 Reviews

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Several Optoma DS330 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was good value for money. Ddraig Coch gave the Optoma DS330 a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this projector “For the price I could not fault the Ds330”. Dj Aidy said on Amazon two years ago “Awsome value for money very pleased easy to use” in their Optoma DS330 review. Matt wrote in his Optoma DS330 review on Amazon “Optoma ds330 3d projector, best in price range”.


Energy

Running Costs Are Low

The DS330 has an average 1 year running cost of only £77 based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.


Reviews

Optoma Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,872 user and expert reviews for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.


Good 3D Picture Quality

A few Optoma DS330 reviewers said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Matt mentioned on Amazon “Is the best all round 3d projector in price range, by far” and scored it very highly. Matt also said “5000hr (set to bright mode) full 3d so you can watch sky3d, 3d blu-rays”.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it wrote that it had good picture quality.


Design

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Matt wrote on Amazon three years ago “Excellent picture quality, Brightness and Colour” and rated the Optoma DS330 5 stars.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma DS330 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in April 2017.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma DS330 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma DS330 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector also do not support full HD.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a full HD and we think the Benq TW526E (£319.98), the Epson EH-TW5100 (£519.48), or the Optoma DH1011 (£797.02) is also worth considering.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DS330 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution amongst all similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector.

A 1080p (1920x1080) projector native resolution is the best resolution across comparable types of projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector the projector brightnesses range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DS330 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst projectors of this age.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Benq MS504 (£420.69) (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma DS330 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DS330 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma DS330 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma DS330 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector have bulb powers of between 190W and 310W.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma DS330 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this multimedia projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the Optoma DS330 has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Optoma DH1011 (£797.02) (26dB).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma technology e1p1f0b11001, optoma e1p1f0b11001
Barcodes 05060059047345

Optoma DS330 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma DS330 review we compared this projector to 2,059 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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