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Optoma DX345

Optoma DX345
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A good spec and very economical to run quiet XGA multimedia projector
29dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 18000:1 Yes Sep 2014
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Optoma DX345 Review

With low running costs but good features, we have scored the Optoma DX345 as follows:
65
Features
Good Features
44
Age
3 Years Old
85
Running Costs
£47 Over 5 Years
43
Overall Score
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

Panasonic data 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 multimedia projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only £47 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 14% of all 1,982 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Quieter than average noise level
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Optoma DX345 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Brand

Based on 3,237 owner and expert reviews (including 522 verified purchases), Optoma has excellent ratings for its projectors. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The DX345 is in the cheapest 14% of all 1,982 multimedia projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the DX345 will cost only £47 over 5 years to run.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Optoma released the DX345 in September 2014.

Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Optoma DX345 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This projector has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Data projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of data projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma DX345 of only 29dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 87% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The average contrast ratio (typical) of all data projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma DX345 of 18,000 is higher than 79% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 100 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma DX345 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 31% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma DX345 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma DX345 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma DX345 of 5,000h is longer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 26% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,900h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DX345 has a handheld remote control, as do 80% of data projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The Optoma DX345's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 11% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma DX345 has a carrying case. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma DX345 is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 84% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma DX345 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma DX345 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma 958vh01gc1e

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