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Optoma DW312 Projector

3000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 31dB Jan 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £116.01 Electricity cost over 5 years

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Only OK Brand

Data projectors built by Optoma generally have only ok ratings compared to other manufacturers.

OK Running Costs

The DW312 is typical compared to the other 52 multimedia projectors of a similar age and type that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the DW312 is £127.

Over Two Years Old

It was over two years ago when Optoma released the DW312.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma DW312 supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years which do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and spec, the Optoma DW312 does not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most of the data projectors of a comparable age and type to the DW312, including the Optoma DW312, do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma DW312 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the DW312.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many 3000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DW312 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the DW312.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on 3000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Big Matrix Size

The average matrix size of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the DW312 is 0.62", and the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.75". The Optoma DW312 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.65 inches) amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Supports Four Video Modes

The number of supported video mode on the Optoma DW312 is more than most data projectors of a similar spec and age to it. This Optoma multimedia projector supports a 480p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode supported by multimedia projectors that are more than two years old. The video modes "1080i", "1080p" and "720p" are also supported by this Optoma projector.

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Very Big Number of Colours

When compared to other multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DW312 that we have assessed the number of colours of, the Optoma DW312's number of colours of 1,070 million is one of the biggest. The numbers of colours of similar spec projectors that are more than two years old range from 1M to 1,100M.

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Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the DW312 is 26dB, the loudest is 41dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. At only 31 decibels, the Optoma DW312 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are older than two years.

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Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of 3000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 230h to 10,000h. At 6,000 hours, the Optoma DW312 has a quite long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the DW312.

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Small Lamp Power

At only 200 Watts, the Optoma DW312 has a fairly small lamp power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the DW312. Projectors that were launched around the same time as the DW312 have lamp power of between 140W and 370W, and the average lamp power is 240W.

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Very Small RMS Rated Power

With a RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Optoma DW312 has one of the smaller RMS rated power amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. The smallest RMS rated power of data projectors that have been available for more than two years is 1W and the biggest is 20W.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DW312 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Optoma DW312 which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Very Narrow

The average width of comparable spec projectors that are more than two years old is 380mm. At only 287 millimeters, the Optoma DW312 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the DW312.

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A Bit Light

The weight of the Optoma DW312 of only 2,270 grams is one of the lightest amongst projectors of this age and spec. Comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DW312 have weights of between 2,200g and 13,000g.

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A Bit Shallow

The Optoma DW312 is very shallow (only 193 millimeters) compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago. Data projectors of this spec and age have depths of between 190mm and 600mm, and the average depth is 320mm.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418731

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