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Optoma DX325 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 2,600 ANSI Lumens 1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Oct 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Projector Brightness Supported Graphics Resolutions Release Date
- Bright projection 2600 ANSI Lumens- XGA resolution, 15,000:1 contrast ratio- Low ownership costs - up to 6500 hrs lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included. Big Screen Viewing... More
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Owner Reviews Are Excellent

DX325 owners on average rated this projector as brilliant.

Good Product Quality

A number of Optoma DX325 owners who reviewed this projector said that it was good quality. Michael Robson said on Amazon “Very pleased - good picture quality & quiet” in his Optoma DX325 review. Mr. J. Gallagher gave the Optoma DX325 a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Great image quality for the price”. Simon Hunt said on Amazon last year “Quality product at a reasonable price” and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Picture Quality

A few Optoma DX325 owners who bought the product concluded that it had good picture quality. Some customers concluded that the product had good colour saturation. B-K mentioned on Amazon “Good contrast allowing to look videos with superb colors” in their review of this projector.

One Optoma DX325 owner who purchased this projector concluded that it was good for playing games on. Snowtan mentioned on Amazon last year “Great for gaming movies and keeping your popcorn warm” in their review.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of Optoma DX325 owners who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. Benjamin gave the product a rating of 4 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Great product for the price range” in his review of this projector. Benjamin also mentioned “Perfect for the price, as long as you are aware that this is not HD regardless of having hdmi ports”. Two years ago Jim gave the Optoma DX325 an excellent review and he mentioned on Amazon “Excellent Digital projector at a reasonable price, with very good resolution”.

Easy to Use

Some people mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. J M Henderson said in their review of this projector “Simple to use and gives an excellent quality picture”. Malcolm Wooldridge said “Quality of picture and ease of use is great” in his review.

Several Optoma DX325 owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was easy to setup. Albi scored this projector 5 stars and said “Easy to set up and quality picture when used with a first class source [ blue ray player]”. Last year Benjamin said “Smaller than I was expecting, this is easy to setup and connects to my devices really quickly”.

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Low Running Costs

The DX325 is in the cheapest 19% of all 60 projectors of a similar age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the DX325 will cost only £79 over 1 year to run.

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Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

We checked 1,712 owner and expert reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Optoma DX325 reviewers who reviewed this projector considered that it was quiet. Pieter rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this projector “It's quiet and bright”.

Good Size

One Optoma DX325 reviewer concluded that it was easy to carry around. J M Henderson wrote “Very light and easy to carry” in their Optoma DX325 review.

Good Sound Quality

One person who purchased this projector reckoned that it had good sound quality. Benjamin wrote on Amazon last year “Noise so try not to sit to close to it, also there is no audio out option”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma DX325 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many data projectors of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of projectors of a comparable age and type to the DX325 is 2,000h and the longest is 30,000h. At 5,000 hours, the Optoma DX325 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At 6,500 hours, the Optoma DX325 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DX325. Similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 20,000h.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the DX325 is 200W, the highest is 830W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 620W. The Optoma DX325 has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) (only 207 Watts) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the DX325.

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Very Quiet Noise Level (economic Mode)

With a noise level (economic mode) of only 28 decibels, the Optoma DX325 has a fairly quiet noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the DX325. Across all the multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DX325 the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 35dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 31dB.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor High Def TV

One Optoma DX325 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good at displaying high definition TV.

Does Not Support 3D

The Optoma DX325 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma DX325 does not support full HD. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the DX325 also do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider including the PJD7820HD[pl_1536139_price], or the PRO8600[pl_1596542_price] both from Viewsonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago, the Optoma DX325 does not support wi-Fi.

We compared all the other projectors which also support wi-Fi to this multimedia projector and we think the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price], or the EB-Z11005[pl_2549634_price] both from Epson or the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma DX325 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The dimmest projector brightness of data projectors of this age and type is 700 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 11,000 ANSI lumens.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Infocus IN114A[plb_2100765_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Bulb Power

Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the DX325 the bulb powers range from 190W to 2,400W. At only 190 Watts, the Optoma DX325 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Optoma DX325 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the DX325. Across all the comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 30W.

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Quite Small Uniformity

When compared to other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years that we have checked, the Optoma DX325's uniformity of only 80 percent is one of the smallest. Across all the projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the DX325 the uniformitys range from 80% to 90%, and the average uniformity is 84%.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma DX325 is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the DX325 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 1.1 times zoom factor, the Optoma DX325 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the DX325. The average optical zoom of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the DX325 is 1.3x.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

The smallest matrix size of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 0.45", the biggest is 1.1", and the average matrix size is 0.61". The Optoma DX325 has a quite small matrix size (only 0.55 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the DX325.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DX325

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Optoma data projector was released over three years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC in (D-Sub)
Composite Video in
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
HDCP
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Auto Power Off
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

User Reviews

(15)
(Verified Purchase)

Using this projector with my PS4 PS3 and Xbox one and I'm very impressed with the quality for this entry level projector .
Easy too use and looks stunning projected onto a 2 meter wide screen... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2015 by C. A. Moore
(Verified Purchase)

Seems to be working ok. Has shut down a couple of times. Good brightness levels.

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by Lorraine Mitchell
(Verified Purchase)

Really great projector does exactly what i was looking for.

Reviewed 4 May 2015 by Simon Hunt
(Verified Purchase)

Quality product at a reasonable price.

Reviewed 20 April 2015 by Malcolm Wooldridge
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent projector, a little disappointed by the limited zoom range but quality of picture and ease of use is great.

Reviewed 6 April 2015 by SimonHarris
(Verified Purchase)

Very good.

Reviewed 5 April 2015 by Benjamin
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect for the price, as long as you are aware that this is not HD regardless of having hdmi ports. Some reviews have stated that this is misleading but it is fairly common place now. It is... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2015 by J M HENDERSON
(Verified Purchase)

Very light and easy to carry. Simple to use and gives an excellent quality picture. A really good buy!

Reviewed 7 March 2015 by Michael Robson
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased - good picture quality & quiet.

Reviewed 17 February 2015 by Mr. J. Gallagher
(Verified Purchase)

Great image quality for the price and not too loud either. I project onto a plain white wall across the room and get a large viewing area. There's plenty of options to get the image ratio right... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £74.67
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £78.36
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 958tl01gc1, optoma 958tl01gc1e
Barcodes 05060059047710, 08801031154074

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