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10 Reasons For
Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews
On average Optoma 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have good ratings as do all data projectors produced by Optoma.
Supports Full HD
Like most of the other recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors, the Optoma DS348 supports full HD.
The Optoma DS348 supports 3D, as do most of the other recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the DS348, the Optoma DS348 has a built-in speaker(s).
Two Number of Built-In Speakerss
The Optoma DS348 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the similar spec data projectors that came out in the last year. This multimedia projector is a two number of built-in speakers multimedia projector compared to most of the 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the DS348 which only have one number of built-in speakers.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp
The shortest service life of lamp of comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DS348 is 3,000h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,300h. With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the Optoma DS348 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DS348.
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Quite Big Offset
The Optoma DS348 has a quite big offset (115 percent) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DS348. The smallest offset of 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the DS348 is 30%, the biggest is 120%, and the average offset is 90%.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
The noise levels of recently released comparable spec projectors range from 22dB to 35dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma DS348 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst projectors of this age.
The Optoma DS348 is quite light (only 2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months. Latest 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have weights of between 110g and 40kg, and the average weight is 3.9kg.
Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Across all the data projectors that have been available for the last year the power consumption (economy mode)s range from 170W to 370W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 220W. The Optoma DS348 has one of the lower power consumption (economy mode)s (only 187 Watts) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.
5 Reasons Against
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
Most 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the DS348 do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma DS348 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.
Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution
The Optoma DS348 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).
A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution amongst all 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the DS348.
A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is the best resolution across comparable types of projector.
Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
The highest resolution supported by the Optoma DS348 is 800 x 600 (SVGA). That's 79% less resolution than the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). Across all latest 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DS348 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the DS348. Across all the 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the DS348 the projector brightnesss range from 300 ANSI lumens to 5,400 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,400 ANSI lumens.
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Very Small Uniformity
The uniformitys of 20000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for the last year range from 70% to 90%. With a uniformity of only 75 percent, the Optoma DS348 has one of the smaller uniformitys amongst comparable spec multimedia projectors of this age.
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Average Running Costs
The DS348 is typical compared to the other 44 recently released projectors that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the DS348 will cost £76 over 1 year to run.
Released Eleven Months Ago
It was eleven months ago when Optoma released the DS348.
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
3,000 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
1 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
27.78 - 304.4
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
1.94 - 2.16:1
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.4 - 2.53
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.85 - 24.01
Supported Graphics Resolutions
800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported Video Modes
Video Colour Modes
Cinema, Game, Natural
Supported 3D Formats
Frame packing, Side by side
Ports & Interfaces
Frame packing, Side by side
Audio (L,R) Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
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Number of Built-In Speakers
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Colour of Product
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
0 - 3000
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85
Operating Temperature (T-T)
5 - 40
Weight & Dimensions
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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