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Optoma DX229 Projector

10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB Dec 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £91.82 Electricity cost over 5 years
Optoma projectors have good reviews
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD

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Reviews

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,873 expert and user reviews for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 100% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The DX229 is typical compared to the other 161 projectors of this age and type that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the DX229 is £92.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when this multimedia projector was released.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector, the Optoma DX229 does not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support full HD which you might want to look at including the Epson Home Cinema 600 which is also higher rated.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma DX229 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think because of its better review score, the NEC NP-M282 is also worth considering.

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Projector

XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DX229 is XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DX229 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Epson EB-W28 (£434.99) (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma DX229 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this projector also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma DX229 has a carrying case, as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DX229 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma DX229 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma DX229 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to this data projector have noise levels of between 28dB and 49dB, and the average noise level is 36dB. The Optoma DX229 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 30 decibels) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Lamps

Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of similar spec data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector is 240W, and the bulb powers range from 15W to 840W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma DX229 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05060059046645

Optoma DX229 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma DX229 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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