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Optoma DS340E Projector

18000:1 SVGA (800x600) 29dB 3,000 ANSI Lumens Mar 2015
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- Bright projection 3000 ANSI lumens- SVGA resolution, 18,000:1 contrast ratio- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included. Project bright... More
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Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 1,689 expert and owner reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically for its 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma DS340E is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) supported graphics resolutions is in fact the best supported resolution across all comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DS340E.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector.

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Fairly High Number of Colours

With a number of colours of 1,073.4 million, the Optoma DS340E has one of the higher numbers of colours amongst projectors of this age. The lowest number of colours of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DS340E is 1,000M, the highest is 1,100M, and the average number of colours is 1,100M.

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Very Light

At only 2.4 kilograms, the Optoma DS340E is fairly light compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DS340E. The average weight of 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the DS340E is 3.6kg, and the weights range from 2.3kg to 4.9kg.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The power consumption (economy mode)s of 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than a year range from 190W to 200W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 193 Watts, the Optoma DS340E has one of the lower power consumption (economy mode)s amongst projectors of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Most projectors of this spec and age do not support full HD. The Optoma DS340E is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at including the DS346I (£270.23), the DH1011i (£640.00), or the EH319UST (£1,115.98) all from Optoma.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma DS340E does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DS340E also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma DS340E has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The resolution of all data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the DS340E ranges from nHD (640x360) (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 3,000 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 3,500 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,200 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DS340E has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

There are a number of other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Optoma DX342 (£257.00).

If you want a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the DH1011i (£640.00) (3,200 ANSI lumens), the X319UST (£795.58) (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the X319USTir (£1,053.58) (3,200 ANSI lumens) all from Optoma.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The Optoma DS340E has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The bulb powers of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DS340E range from 190W to 260W, and the average bulb power is 210W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Optoma DS340E is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the DS340E have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Small Uniformity

Across all the data projectors of this type and age the uniformitys range from 80% to 85%, and the average uniformity is 82%. The Optoma DS340E has a fairly small uniformity (only 80 percent) compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released one year ago.

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Very Small Offset

The Optoma DS340E has a fairly small offset (only 115 percent) compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the DS340E. 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the DS340E have offsets of between 110% and 120%, and the average offset is 120%.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Optoma DS340E has a fairly small optical zoom (only 1.1 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the DS340E. The average optical zoom of projectors of a comparable age and type to the DS340E is 1.3x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 2x.

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Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the Optoma DS340E has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the DS340E. The average matrix size of similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the DS340E is 0.59".

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DS340E

Running Costs Are Average

The average 1 year running cost of the DS340E is £77 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 7 projectors of a similar type and age.

Released Over a Year Ago

Optoma released the DS340E over a year ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 29 decibels, the Optoma DS340E has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the DS340E.

Alternative 29dB noise level projectors currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Optoma DX342 (£257.00).

Data projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth considering include the Optoma DH1011i (£640.00) (29dB).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
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
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Password Protection
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Auto Power Off
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.75
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.44
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma ds340, optoma ds340e, optoma 9573601gc1, optoma 9573601gc1e
Barcodes 05055387600270

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