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Optoma DW326 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 28dB Nov 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £83.49 Electricity cost over 5 years

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Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Excellent Reviews

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors manufactured by Optoma have excellent reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors and found that Optoma also has excellent reviews across its entire range.

OK Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the DW326 will cost £92 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 27 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than a year ago.

Over a Year Old

Optoma released the DW326 over a year ago.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma DW326 does not support Full HD projection, although this is within the context that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are more than a year old also do not support Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that are one year old, the Optoma DW326 supports 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other data projectors of this age and spec, the Optoma DW326 has a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most of the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the DW326, including the Optoma DW326, do not support WiFi connectivity.

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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+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most frequently supported graphics resolution on comparable spec data projectors that are one year old.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DW326 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This data projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is actually the best resolution across all similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DW326.

The worst resolution amongst similar types of data projector is SVGA (800x600).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DW326 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are more than a year old.

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High Number of Colours

At 1,070 million, the Optoma DW326 has a quite high number of colours compared to most of the other projectors that are more than a year old. The numbers of colours of comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the DW326 range from 1M to 1,100M.

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Big Uniformity

Projectors of this age and spec have uniformities of between 80% and 90%. At 85 percent, the Optoma DW326 has a fairly big uniformity compared to most of the other one year old similar spec data projectors.

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Long Lamp Service Life

13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than a year have lamp service lives of between 2,500h and 10,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,400h. With a lamp service life of 5,000 hours, the Optoma DW326 has one of the longer lamp service lives amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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1.4a HDMI Version

This multimedia projector supports a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many projectors that are one year old.

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1080i Video Mode

The Optoma DW326 supports a 1080i video mode which is better than most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as it. Most similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as it support a 480i video mode. This multimedia projector also support 1080p and 480p and 720p video modes.

This multimedia projector's supported video mode (1080i) is in fact the best supported supported video mode across all data projectors of a similar age and spec to the DW326.

Across similar types of multimedia projector the worst supported supported video mode is 480i.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Optoma DW326 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the DW326. The lowest RMS rated power of projectors that are a similar age to the DW326 is 2W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.8W.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma DW326 is a two VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DW326 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors that are a comparable age to the DW326 range from 28dB to 37dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. At only 28 decibels, the Optoma DW326 has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DW326.

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A Bit Shallow

Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are more than a year old the depths range from 190mm to 330mm. With a depth of only 193 millimeters, the Optoma DW326 is very shallow compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DW326.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dw326e
Barcodes 00796435418779, 07964354187790

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