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Optoma DX346 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
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Simple to connect to with HDMI connectivity the DX346 is ideal for use in a meeting room or classroom. The bright 3000L with 13,000:1 contrast allows you to project bright, crystal clear images... More
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18 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this 13000:1 contrast ratio projector rated it as exceptional.

Easy to Use

Three customers concluded that the product was easy to setup. Albi mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up and quality picture when used with a first class source [ blue ray player]”. Two years ago Benjamin wrote “Smaller than I was expecting, this is easy to setup and connects to my devices really quickly”. Theophilus said on Amazon “Worked first time easy to set up” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Two Optoma DX346 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. J M Henderson wrote “Simple to use and gives an excellent quality picture” in their review of the Optoma DX346. Malcolm Wooldridge said on Amazon “Quality of picture and ease of use is great”.

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Good Picture Quality

A number of Optoma DX346 reviewers said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Some customers mentioned that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago B-K said on Amazon “Good contrast allowing to look videos with superb colors”.

One Optoma DX346 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good for playing games on. Snowtan mentioned two years ago “Great for gaming movies and keeping your popcorn warm” in their review of this projector.

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Good Product Quality

Seven Optoma DX346 reviewers thought it was good quality. Mr. J. Gallagher wrote on Amazon “Great image quality for the price” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Two years ago Simon Hunt said “Quality product at a reasonable price” in his Optoma DX346 review. Snowtan mentioned on Amazon “Xbox one and I'm very impressed with the quality for this entry level projector” and rated the product as very good.

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who purchased the Optoma DX346 thought it was good value for money. Benjamin said in his review of the Optoma DX346 on Amazon “Great product for the price range”. Benjamin also said “Perfect for the price, as long as you are aware that this is not HD regardless of having hdmi ports”. Denise mentioned in her review on Amazon “It's amazing! And good price too”.

Very Low Running Costs

The DX346 is one of the most economic to run projectors of a similar type and age that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the DX346 is only £76.

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Good Brand

Optoma 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Optoma is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Good Sound Quality

Several Optoma DX346 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Albi gave this projector a score of 5 stars and wrote “Audio is OK for a smallish room”. Benjamin wrote two years ago “Noise so try not to sit to close to it, also there is no audio out option” in his review and rated it 4 stars. Cambsman mentioned in their Optoma DX346 review on Amazon “The next model up has audio out facility i believe, so can easily connect a set of speakers just a thought”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few people concluded that it was quiet. Two years ago Michael Robson said on Amazon “Very pleased - good picture quality & quiet” in his review and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Pieter mentioned on Amazon “It's quiet and bright”.

Good Size

One person said in their reviews that the product was easy to carry around. Two years ago J M Henderson mentioned in their review of the Optoma DX346 on Amazon “Very light and easy to carry” and rated it as very good.

Robust

One Optoma DX346 owner who purchased it concluded that it was well made.

Good High Def TV

One customer who purchased it thought it was good at displaying high definition TV. Two years ago Trevor said in his Optoma DX346 review on Amazon “Much lower price than HD devices and is good value”.

Supports 3D

The Optoma DX346 supports 3D, as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the DX346.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma DX346 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the DX346.

It may also be worth considering one of the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma DS330[plb_1878570_price].

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma DX346 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Optoma DX346 is a two audio (L,R) in data projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to the DX346 only have one audio (L,R) in.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors of this spec and age the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma DX346 of 10,000 hours is one of the longest amongst multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the DX346.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The Optoma DX346 has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) (only 191 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of data projectors of a similar spec and age to the DX346 is 0.5W, the highest is 240W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 200W.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the DX346, the Optoma DX346 does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the DX346, the Optoma DX346 does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma DX346 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst projectors of this age. Similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DX346 have bulb powers of between 190W and 310W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Optoma DX346 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the DX346. The RMS rated powers of projectors of this spec and age range from 2W to 20W.

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Very Small Uniformity

Projectors of this spec and age have uniformitys of between 80% and 85%. The Optoma DX346 has one of the smaller uniformitys (only 80 percent) amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Small Offset

With an offset of only 115 percent, the Optoma DX346 has a quite small offset compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DX346. The average offset of 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the DX346 is 120%.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DX346

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector has been on the market for over three years.

1024 X 768 (XGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma DX346 is 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's over two times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DX346.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DX346 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the DX346.

If this Optoma projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the X133[pl_2780263_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the S1283[pl_2575478_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens) both from Acer.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found projector native resolution on 13000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Analog 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
Lamps Quantity
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Plug and Play
Password Protection Type
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
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

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Reviewed 19 April 2016 by MrsBouquet
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my daughter and she LOVES it.

(Verified Purchase)

We have this one for a couple of months now and are really happy with it. We use it as a home cinema in our small appartement. We either connect a computer or apple tv to it. But although I like... Read more…

Reviewed 3 March 2016 by Dub
(Verified Purchase)

Works perfect,...

Reviewed 24 February 2016 by Denise
(Verified Purchase)

The picture quality on this is so clear. It's amazing! And good price too. Would recommend for anyone who does presentations often! Only downside it gets really hot.

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Cambsman
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant picture, my son uses it for his xbox, i was not really expecting that much to be honest but was blown away by the quality of the picture, he is delighted. Only minus point is the lack of... Read more…

Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Theophilus
(Verified Purchase)

Worked first time easy to set up...

Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Lukasz Bakala
(Verified Purchase)

:-)...

(Verified Purchase)

I have had this device for some time and it works well. Only VGA resolution but that is quite adequate for giving cinema effect projection in average room. Much lower price than HD devices and is... Read more…

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Marlene
(Verified Purchase)

Brought in Feb 2015 now its July and the projector stop working.

(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…

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.11
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.80
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma dx346, optoma p186770, optoma p240490, optoma vp768796, optoma p186770p, optoma p240490p, optoma 958vh02gc1, optoma 958vh02gc1e
Barcodes 00796435418977, 05053959398273, 05054533603349, 05054565437134, 05060059049233, 07964354189770

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