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Optoma DS346

Optoma DS346
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A very economical to run and good spec quiet SVGA projector
29dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 18000:1 No Jan 2015
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Optoma DS346 Review

With very low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Optoma DS346 as follows:
76
Features
Good Features
73
Age
3 Years Old
92
Running Costs
£47 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of only £47 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 14% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
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
Lightweight and portablesimple to connect to with HDMI connectivity the ds346 is ideal for use in a meeting room or classroom. the bright 3000l with 18,000:1 contrast allows you to project bright, crystal clear images with superb colours using DLP, brilliantcolor and dynamic eco+ technology
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Optoma DS346 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,311 user and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The average 5 year running cost of the DS346 is only £47 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 14% of all 2,022 data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since January 2015.

Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

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

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the data projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma DS346 of only 29dB is in the quietest 12% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma DS346 of 18,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is higher than 79% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma DS346 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 74% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma DS346 has a built-in speaker. 77% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DS346 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma DS346's service life of lamp of 6,500h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 81% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps 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 Optoma DS346's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is smaller than 91% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma DS346 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma DS346 supports password protection, which is unusual. 87% of projectors do not support password protection.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma 9571a01gc2e, optoma ds346i, acer ds346i

Barcodes:

05055387629721, 05060059049219

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