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Optoma DX342

Optoma DX342 Projector

18000:1 XGA (1024x768) 29dB Feb 2015
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- Bright projection 3000 ANSI lumens- XGA resolution, 18,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable. Project bright vibrant... More
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User Reviews Are Good

Based on 100 user reviews this Optoma projector has an average user rating of 87%. This means that owners think this Optoma data projector is one of the very best projectors of a comparable age and type.

Good Picture Quality

Some Optoma DX342 reviewers who purchased the Optoma DX342 concluded that it had good colour saturation. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Optoma DX342 on Amazon “For price I think it is great and colours to my eye look bright”. James Ingram mentioned “However, I was suprised just how bright and vivid the colours were” in his review. Jj gave it an excellent review and said three years ago “Absolutely in love in that! Bright colours, very nice picture, easy”.

Some Optoma DX342 owners concluded that it had good picture quality. K. Smith rated the product 5 stars and said “Was easy to set up and the picture quality is better than I expected, at this price I decided to order a spare” in their Optoma DX342 review. Mayank wrote “I am amazed to see the clear picture quality and performance for the price tag attached to it”.

One Optoma DX342 owner considered that it had a sharp image. One Optoma DX342 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching movies. Lovesphotography wrote four years ago “We also use it at home to watch movies, great quality also for movies”.

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Good Size

Several Optoma DX342 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it was compact. A. V. Whitmore mentioned in their review of this projector “Having played with it I wish I'd bought a more compact, higher resolution projector even though the cost is higher”. Bibi wrote “It is compact and small 2”. Mr. Chris Jones he mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “Its a nice light compact machine plenty of light for a semi illuminated room”.

A few customers who bought the product thought it was a good depth. Dp said in their review “At 3.5 inches depth it fits easily into my laptop bag for travel” and gave the Optoma DX342 a rating of 5 stars. Leo said in his Optoma DX342 review “The luminosity is fine and color hue and depth is acceptable” but even so he only gave the Optoma DX342 a rating of 3 stars.

A few Optoma DX342 reviewers mentioned that the product was a good height. Bibi gave the Optoma DX342 a rating of 5 stars and she said “There is a height adjuster at the front (one reviewer said there wasn't) - you just turn the little third leg 4”. Mr. R. V. Malin wrote on Amazon “I was tempted to deduct a star for the lack of 1] a Lens cover, 2] a Quick release height adjustment foot (as on previous models” in their review.

One customer thought it was heavy and bulky. Five years ago Victoria Jayne gave this projector a very good review score and she wrote in her review of this projector “It isn't too heavy and, as it is well packed in a kind of bubble wrap when it arrives, I carry it around in it's box”.

One Optoma DX342 owner who bought it considered that it was a good weight. Magneto mentioned “*Light weight *Good picture quality (not the best”. One Optoma DX342 owner who reviewed the Optoma DX342 concluded that it was easy to carry around. Pam Wright said “It is easy to set up, easy to carry (although a carry-case is recommended” in her review of the Optoma DX342.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Some customers who bought the Optoma DX342 said that it was quiet. Amazon Customer wrote on Amazon “The fan is also quiet” and rated this projector as very good. Chris. K wrote in their review of this projector “The fan is very quiet and the display is bright enough” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Three years ago John Whittle. he wrote on Amazon “The sound from the unit is so quiet that without any amplified speakers” in his Optoma DX342 review.

A number of Optoma DX342 owners concluded that this projector was noisy. Dp said “Great colours, very clear images, not noisy” and gave it a very good review. Mcbun mentioned on Amazon “Is not particularly noisy”. Michael A. mentioned this year “This projector is real nice, displays clear picture, movies and presentation, low noise, I love it” in his review of this projector.

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Good Product Quality

Some Optoma DX342 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Buyer said in their Optoma DX342 review “I use it as part of my job role to display presentation, videos and pictures etc Even in a light room the picture quality is really good”. Checkatrade wrote in their review on Amazon three years ago “Plugging it in, we could see straight away that it is a really good projector with excellent image quality”. D wrote on Amazon “I was impressed with the overall quality and simplicity of use”.

Easy to Use

Some customers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to setup. Amazon Customer said in their review of the Optoma DX342 four years ago “Was quite easy for my husband to set up” and rated it as very good. Anne said “VERY easy to set up and use with my laptop” and gave it a very good review score. Harold Magee wrote “Working well, easy to set up and good value for money” .

Some Optoma DX342 reviewers said in their reviews that the Optoma DX342 was easy to use. Aldeia Da Pequenada wrote “Easy to use, easy to work”. Bob the Builder wrote “Easy to set up, easy to use, great definition”. Cottage wrote in their review on Amazon “Very easy to use, with no hard set up processes”.

A few Optoma DX342 reviewers who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. R. J. Howgego wrote on Amazon “The projector provides countless on-screen menus for making fine adjustments to the image.” and rated it as excellent.

One person said in their reviews that the Optoma DX342 had a good experience. T a wrote in their review of the Optoma DX342 on Amazon “The amazing sharpness and vibrant colours add to the experience, any movie looks fantastic when seen on my projector”.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good value for money. A. Neal said three years ago “Excellent value” and gave the Optoma DX342 a rating of 5 stars. A. Neal also mentioned “It is very sensibly priced”. Adam mentioned on Amazon “As a bonus, you can also save money on heating in winter as this can keep any room warm up to the size of say a nice indoor tennis court” however despite that he only gave the product a rating of 2 stars.

Some customers who purchased this projector concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Dan H scored it very highly and he wrote “Presentations with outstanding performance, if your looking for a cheap home cinema projector or need something for presentations go for this one” in his review. Dawn Bevington wrote “Recommended o purchase if looking for a cheap” in her Optoma DX342 review and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Kgtech said on Amazon “Absolute Bargain though!” in their review of this projector.

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was cheap. Chris. K mentioned on Amazon four years ago “Looking at previous reviews for projectors, I chose this for the reported low noise, bright display and budget cost” in their review of this projector and gave this projector a score of 80 out of 100.

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Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Optoma is one of the superior projector brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Optoma also has good ratings for its 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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Robust

A number of customers who reviewed the Optoma DX342 wrote that it was strong and durable. Four years ago Mayank mentioned on Amazon “Its sleek and sturdy, smaller in size than I anticipated”. In October last year Stina Ilves said on Amazon “Surely durable and with a long lifespan” and rated the product as very good.

Good Sound Quality

A few Optoma DX342 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Andrea C gave the product a rating of 4 stars and he said “Arrived in less than a week to spain too FREE delivery sounds great and looks great” in his review of the Optoma DX342. Peter Mallard said in his review of this projector “You don't need it if you are watching movies as you will want to use a seperate sound system anyway to compliment the big picture”. Victoria Jayne mentioned in her review of the Optoma DX342 on Amazon “The sound works well through my laptop” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

A few people who reviewed this projector agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. James Ingram said in his review five years ago “Sure it's not HD” . Magneto mentioned “*If you try and watch good quality (HD) films it reduces in its picture quality”. Three years ago Onepaintedman rated it as excellent and wrote on Amazon “Works well with HD streaming and produces a wonderfully clear bright picture on a neural coloured wall! Can't recommend highly enough” in their review of the Optoma DX342.

Nice Design

Several people who purchased it considered that it was good looking. John Whittle. wrote on Amazon three years ago “The projector gave us a beautiful clear presentation from a DVD in the laptop with no distortions whatsoever in daylight, even with the curtains open” and rated the product as excellent. Mr. R. V. Malin scored the Optoma DX342 very highly and wrote in their Optoma DX342 review on Amazon “There is a proper 3 pin 'kettle' style UK lead! All in all a very good projector for the price”.

Good Support

One Optoma DX342 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had good technical guidance. Stretching Minds mentioned in their review of the Optoma DX342 on Amazon “A very helpful getting started guide too” and rated it as very good.

Good Remote Control

One person said in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Three years ago Guillermo mentioned “All the control buttons are on the remote” in his review.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of this type and age, the Optoma DX342 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Optoma DS346I[plb_3419088_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma DX342 supports 3D, as do most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the DX342.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a 3D and we think the Optoma DS346I[plb_3419088_price] is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma DX342 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). This Optoma multimedia projector also support a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

This data projector's resolution (1600 x 1200 (UXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DX342.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of data projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma DX342 is a two number of built-in speakers projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the DX342 only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Very Light

At only 2.4 kilograms, the Optoma DX342 is quite light compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. Across all the projectors of a comparable age and type to the DX342 the weights range from 2.3kg to 4.9kg, and the average weight is 3.6kg.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The Optoma DX342 has a quite low power consumption (economy mode) (only 191 Watts) compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DX342. The average power consumption (economy mode) of comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DX342 is 200W.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Optoma DX342 owner who reviewed this projector wrote that it was not good in terms of connectivity. Cegs0 said three years ago “Mac Book Pro Connectivity Problem” and rated the Optoma DX342 60 out of 100.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma DX342 does not support full HD. Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the DX342 also do not support full HD.

There are a number of other projectors which also support full HD which you might want to consider including the Optoma DS346I[plb_3419088_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than a year ago, the Optoma DX342 does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors that came out more than a year ago is 3,000 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 3,500 ANSI lumens. With a projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DX342 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of similar spec data projectors that came out more than a year ago range from 190W to 260W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma DX342 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the DX342.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Optoma DX342 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DX342 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Small Uniformity

The average uniformity of 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out more than a year ago is 82%, and the uniformitys range from 80% to 85%. At only 80 percent, the Optoma DX342 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the DX342.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most projectors that were released around the same time as the DX342 have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, including the Optoma DX342 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Optoma DX342 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the DX342 have one HDMI ports quantity.

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Very Small Offset

The offsets of 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DX342 range from 110% to 120%, and the average offset is 120%. With an offset of only 115 percent, the Optoma DX342 has one of the smaller offsets amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the Optoma DX342 has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The average matrix size of 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DX342 is 0.59", and the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.65".

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5 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DX342

OK Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the DX342 is £76, which is typical compared to the other 7 similar spec data projectors that were released more than a year ago.

Price Increase of £5.00

The price of the DX342 has increased by £5.00 in the last 38 days.

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the DX342 over two years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on projectors of this type and age.

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Average Noise Level

At 29 decibels, the Optoma DX342 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the DX342.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Auto Power Off
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 January 2016 by Michael A.
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This projector is real nice, displays clear picture, movies and presentation, low noise, I love it. It's good that they put two power cables, one UK 3-pin plus and the roundish 2-pin plug we use... Read more…

Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Ian Slaney
(Verified Purchase)

Very good with great performance and easy to use. Very good value.

Reviewed 7 December 2015 by Tell it like it is
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Easy to set up on a laptop, clear display even in daylight, not had much luck with the remote but using the laptop controls for presentations is fine. Light and nice bag to carry it in. Used it... Read more…

Reviewed 8 November 2015 by Stina Ilves
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing. I've had this projector since 2012 and it still works great! Super. Not the newest model on the shelf, but surely durable and with a long lifespan. Love it!

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Hammy
(Verified Purchase)

BE WARNED I used this projector on a cealing mount, the unit gets so hot it melted the internal parts, could have been fatal, fan not good enough to keep unit cool.

Reviewed 23 June 2014 by Gerard Tumelty
(Verified Purchase)

Have had this about 2years now perfect,, cheap and I remember ordering this item on a thurs n it came on fri morning wow great,, I had a projector b4 not the best seen this one for 200 as the... Read more…

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Getting a nice big picture is very easy with this. What I find best is to move any training I am doing away from meeting rooms and do it in a nice long corridor. That way you can get the projector... Read more…

Reviewed 7 April 2014 by Anne
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for small group (up to 30) for Power Point presentations/talks yet was brilliant for 90+ audience - picture as big as you could want - fitted a large screen happily. VERY easy to set up and... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2014 by Mark Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Not as good a s older models , came with a eurpoean plug and not an English one . I also was notified that it was subject to a parts recall , I thought that would be easy but to get the part I... Read more…

Reviewed 14 February 2014 by Mrs L M Croft
(Verified Purchase)

Have one of these myself for watching DVDs at home, which has done a good job for a couple of years, so I have since bought two more on behalf of a voluntary organisation I am involved with. Good... Read more…

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