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Optoma DX346 Projector

£369.00
13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Projector Brightness Release Date £75.80 Electricity cost over 5 years
User reviews are excellent
Good picture quality
Very low running costs
24 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Seven customers said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Jim mentioned “Excellent Digital projector at a reasonable price, with very good resolution” in his review of this projector. Trevor wrote on expert review site Amazon “Much lower price than HD devices and is good value”. Simon Hunt mentioned “Quality product at a reasonable price”.


Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 48 user reviews the average user rating of this projector is marvellous. Over 95% of reviewers gave this data projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 1,873 owner and expert reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range compared to other brands.


Energy

Very Low Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the DX346 is only £76 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 9% of all 81 data projectors of a comparable age and spec.


Design

Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed the product concluded that it was easy to setup. Theophilus mentioned on expert website Amazon “Worked first time easy to set up”. Albi gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon “Easy to set up and quality picture when used with a first class source [ blue ray player]”. Benjamin wrote in his review of this projector two years ago “Smaller than I was expecting, this is easy to setup and connects to my devices really quickly” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. Two years ago J M Henderson rated it 5 stars out of 5 and wrote in their review of this projector on expert review site Amazon “Simple to use and gives an excellent quality picture”.

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Good Product Quality

Seven customers concluded that it was good quality. Michael Robson said in his review of this projector “Very pleased - good picture quality & quiet”. Malcolm Wooldridge wrote in his Optoma DX346 review on expert website Amazon two years ago “Quality of picture and ease of use is great” and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. Mr. J. Gallagher mentioned also two years ago “Great image quality for the price” in their review of this projector.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners mentioned that it was quiet. Pieter mentioned on expert website Amazon “It's quiet and bright” in their Optoma DX346 review and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Good Picture Quality

Three people who bought this projector considered that it had good picture quality.

Two owners who purchased this projector concluded that it had good colour saturation. B-K gave the Optoma DX346 a score of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned in their review of this projector “Good contrast allowing to look videos with superb colors”.

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Good Sound Quality

Four owners wrote in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Albi mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Audio is OK for a smallish room” in their review of this projector and scored this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Cambsman said “The next model up has audio out facility i believe, so can easily connect a set of speakers just a thought”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since January 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma DX346 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Benq MW526 (£351.74) which is cheaper; or the Benq MS619 (£403) which has better reviews.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might want to look at including the Acer S1283 (£411.11).

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the Optoma DX346 does not support full HD.

It is worth considering alternative projectors which also support full HD including the Benq TW526E (£319.98).

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3D-Ready

The Optoma DX346 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to this data projector.

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Performance

Fairly Loud Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors of a comparable spec and age to this data projector is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB. With a noise level of 34 decibels, the Optoma DX346 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 34dB noise level data projectors currently available including because of their better review scores, the W750 (£427.98), or the W770ST (£460.02) both from Benq.

Alternative projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Acer P1276 (£440.18) (34dB).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma DX346 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma DX346 has a pretty average projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

We compared all the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors to this data projector and we think the Optoma EX556 (£244.66) which is cheaper; or the Benq MS619 (£403) which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If this Optoma data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the MW526 (£351.74) (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the MX525 (£280.53) (3,200 ANSI lumens and cheaper) both from Benq.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma DX346 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out more than two years ago also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma DX346 has a carrying case. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DX346 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma DX346 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 10,000 hours, the Optoma DX346 has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector. The average service life of lamp of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this multimedia projector is 4,600h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,500h to 20,000h.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma DX346 has a very small bulb power compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this data projector. The bulb powers of data projectors of this age and type range from 190W to 310W.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma vp768796
Barcodes 00069060227529, 00143519373552, 00796435418977, 05053959398273, 05054533603349, 05054565437134, 05060059049233, 07964354189770

Optoma DX346 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma DX346 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 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 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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