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Optoma DX229

Optoma DX229
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A good spec but 5 year old quiet XGA data projector, with average running costs
30dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 10000:1 Yes Dec 2012
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Optoma DX229 Review

With very good features but low running costs, we have scored the Optoma DX229 as follows:
73
Features
Good Features
21
Age
4 Years Old
60
Running Costs
£67 Over 5 Years
39
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

Sony 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 projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £67 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,848 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:
1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Dimmer than average projector brightness
Smaller than average bulb power

Optoma DX229 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

We checked 2,769 user and expert reviews (including 445 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the DX229 is £67, which is typical compared to the other 1,848 multimedia projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since December 2012.

Features

1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Optoma DX229 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The resolution of all multimedia projectors ranges from DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (worst) to 4096 x 2160 (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Multimedia projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma DX229's noise level of only 30dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 16% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma DX229 of 10,000 is relatively average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 58% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma DX229 of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is dimmer than 74% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma DX229 of 4,500h is fairly average compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is longer than 49% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma DX229 supports 3D, which is unusual. 59% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma DX229 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of multimedia projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DX229 has a handheld remote control, as do 80% of multimedia projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Optoma DX229 of only 190W is very small compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is smaller than 97% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The smallest bulb power of multimedia projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma DX229 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma DX229 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma DX229 has a carrying case, unlike 81% of projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Product Identifiers

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05060059046645

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