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Optoma DS346
DS346I

£199.99
(4 reviews)
Optoma DS346
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Our Verdict:
An affordable and very economical to run moderate noise level SVGA projector, with good features
33dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 18000:1 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2015
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Optoma DS346 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma DS346 number 86 in best selling projectors and number 126 across all projectors.
88
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4 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
66
Age
3 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£47 Over 5 Years
83
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 83?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%. Looking across the entire Epson data projector range, the average reviews for all Epson projectors are also excellent.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only £47 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 12% of all 1,885 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
The DS346 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
18000:1 contrast ratio
Quieter than average noise level
Bright projection 3000 ANSI lumens
SVGA resolution, 18,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input
Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Optoma DS346 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Optoma Has Excellent Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 4,074 user and expert reviews (including 787 verified purchases), Optoma has excellent ratings for its multimedia projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The DS346 is in the cheapest 12% of all 1,885 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the DS346 will cost only £47 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since January 2015.

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Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Optoma DS346 has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most multimedia projectors. The best resolution of all multimedia projectors is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma DS346's noise level of only 33dB is quieter than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the quietest 34% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature. Multimedia projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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18000:1 Contrast Ratio

The Optoma DS346 has a higher contrast ratio than most multimedia projectors. This Optoma data projector has a 18000:1 contrast ratio, whereas most projectors have a 10000:1 contrast ratio. The contrast ratio of all multimedia projectors ranges from 120:1 (worst) to 2500000:1 (best).

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma DS346 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 28% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma DS346 has a built-in speaker, as do 79% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DS346 has a handheld remote control. 84% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma DS346 of 7,000h is longer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 19% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all multimedia projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The bulb power of the Optoma DS346 of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is in the smallest 10% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma DS346 supports full HD, which is unusual. 61% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma DS346 supports password protection, unlike 85% of projectors which do not support password protection.

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The Optoma DS346 is RoHS compliance. 82% of multimedia projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma europe ltd 9571a01gc2e, optoma europe ltd ds346i, optoma 9571a01gc2e, optoma ds346i, acer ds346i

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05055387629721, 05060059049219

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