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Optoma DS331 Projector

SVGA (800x600) 28dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Oct 2014
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Digital HDMI sources deliver sharper, clearer image quality; the Optoma DS331 provides 2x HDMI ports to display them. With a powerful 3200 lumens and a remarkable 20,000:1 contrast ratio the... More
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Optoma DS331 Full 3D WXGA Projector Review
Optoma DS331 Full 3D SVGA 3200 Lumen DLP Multimedia Projector with 2 HDMI Ports Quick Review

6 Reasons For

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Optoma projectors and also specifically for Optoma data projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good ratings compared to other brands.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Optoma DS331 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer H7531D[plb_1418806_price].

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Optoma DS331 supports 3D.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Sony VPL-HW40ES[plb_2298294_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma DS331 is 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 data projectors of a similar age and type to the DS331. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. In addition, this Optoma multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The best resolution of all data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DS331 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Comparable spec projectors that have been around for more than two years have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 2,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,600h. At 10,000 hours, the Optoma DS331 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the DS331.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on projectors of a comparable age and spec to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma DS331 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Panasonic PTAE7000U[plb_1897671_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other data projectors that have been available for more than two years, the Optoma DS331 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a wi-Fi and we think the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DS331 is SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

This data projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution across all data projectors that are a comparable age to the DS331.

The best resolution amongst comparable types of data projector is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the Optoma DS331 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. Across all the multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago the bulb powers range from 140W to 580W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Optoma DS331 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The lowest RMS rated power of data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the DS331 is 1W, the highest is 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 9W.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of similar spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DS331 range from 0.45" to 0.75", and the average matrix size is 0.63". The Optoma DS331 has one of the smaller matrix sizes (only 0.55 inches) amongst data projectors of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DS331

OK Running Costs

The average running cost of the DS331 is £84 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 123 projectors of a similar type and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Optoma released the DS331.

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma DS331 has a pretty typical projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

We compared this data projector to all the other 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors and we think the Optoma S311[plb_2591380_price], and the Viewsonic PJD5555[plb_2816556_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Optoma data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the Optoma X351[plb_2821583_price] (3,600 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 28 decibels, the Optoma DS331 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the DS331.

Other data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Optoma W402[plb_2809838_price] (28dB).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
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)
Lamp Type
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Technical Details
Contrast Ratio

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
Show running costs over: years
Electricity cost when switched on £80.12
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £83.81
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma DS331uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.42T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
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 00796435419424, 00799198089590, 07964354194248

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