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Optoma DX342

£308.40
Optoma DX342
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An affordable and very economical to run quiet XGA projector, with marvellous user reviews and good features
29dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 18000:1 Yes Feb 2015
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Optoma Dx342 Xga Dlp 3D Projector - 3000 lms
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Optoma DX342 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma DX342 number 88 in 3D projectors and number 104 across all projectors.
91
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235 Reviews
92
Value for Money
Excellent
78
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£47 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 235 reviews. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only £47 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 13% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report it is fairly priced, it is easy to use and good product quality.
The DX342 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Auto power off
Quick resume
Amazing colours
Colour guarantee
Control
Long lamp life
Eco AV mute
Energy saving
Quieter than average noise level
Eco+
Integrated speaker
Full 3d
High contrast
Bright and portable
Wireless presenting (optional extra)
Dimmer than average projector brightness
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution

Optoma DX342 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 235 user reviews the average user rating of this projector is 85 out of 100. Over 81% of reviewers gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.

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Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

44 owners who reviewed the Optoma DX342 wrote that it was good value for money.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

13 customers who purchased the product thought it was easy to use and 12 customers who reviewed this projector thought it was easy to setup.

Optoma Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 3,311 user and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Seven customers reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report That it is a Good Size

Four customers who bought this projector agreed that it was compact.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

Three people who purchased it thought it had good colour saturation and two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma DX342 had good picture quality.

  • Great colours, very clear images, not noisy…
    DP (Amazon) - March 2013
  • The amazing sharpness and vibrant colours add to the experience, any movie looks fantastic when seen on my projector…
    T A (Amazon) - September 2013
  • On opening it up and plugging it in, we could see straight away that it is a really good projector with excellent image quality…
  • *Light weight *Good picture quality (not the best…
    Magneto (Amazon) - November 2012
  • We also use it at home to watch movies, great quality also for movies…
  • Did not have to adjust colours as was perfect…
  • The colours still are clear and bright…
    JJ (Amazon) - January 2013
  • The colors are excellent…

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was quiet.

Value For Money

Superb Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and good features but is over 6 months old. However at £308.40 it is in the cheapest 8% of projectors.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The DX342 is one of the more economic to run data projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the DX342 is only £47.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Optoma released the DX342 in February 2015.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Optoma DX342 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. The worst resolution of all data projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise level of the Optoma DX342 of only 29dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 88% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 20dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma DX342's contrast ratio (typical) of 18,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 21% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma DX342 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 29% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the 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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Supports 3D

The Optoma DX342 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma DX342 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma DX342 of 5,000h is longer than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 30% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The service life of lamps of projectors range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DX342 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other multimedia projectors, the Optoma DX342 does not support full HD. 63% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma DX342 supports password protection, which is unusual. 87% of multimedia projectors do not support password protection.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma DX342 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

Projectors have bulb powers of between 15W and 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The bulb power of the Optoma DX342 of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 9% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma DX342 is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma dx342warranty1yearrtblamp6months, best price square bpscpsb05651dx342dir, optoma 1024x768, optoma ukdx342

Barcodes:

00644535505960, 05052185073640, 05055387600294

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