Optoma S300 Review
|4 Years Old|
|£57 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 71?
It has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 92%, based on 26 reviews. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer 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 £57 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report it is reasonably priced, it is easy to use and it is a good size. However they also report inferior picture quality and unsatisfactory connectivity.
The S300 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Optoma S300 In-Depth Analysis
Excellent User Reviews
On average, people who bought this multimedia projector rated it as superb. Over 92% of reviewers gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars.
Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced
Fourteen customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good value for money. Mike Flannery mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon three years ago “Useful tool at a good price - what more can you ask for”. Markgd mentioned in their Optoma S300 review on Amazon “Great value”. Rbp said in their review of the Optoma S300 “Excellent value for money”.
Two Optoma S300 owners wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. Mr. Cook Face Junior wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon four years ago “Great projector on a budget”. Three years ago Gazza C mentioned in their Optoma S300 review “I needed a projector that was cheap”.
Users Report That it is Easy to Use
Eight people agreed that it was easy to use. Stoke Cc said “I'm using it for presentations at work, so I don't want t have to coax it to function - this does seem very easy to use” . Stoke Cc also said “Good value, easy to use” in their review. Mrs Wendy Williams said on Amazon “Easy to use with simple functions that give a nice clear projection” and rated the product 8 stars.
Two Optoma S300 reviewers who bought it considered that it was easy to setup. Mr G Mitchell rated it 7 stars and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “Nice and easy to set up”. Also three years ago Ian-B wrote on Amazon “The picture is clear, sharp and it is easy to set up” in their review of this projector and gave it a score of 8 stars.
One Optoma S300 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to handle.
Very Good Brand
Based on 3,311 expert and owner reviews (including 530 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its data projectors. 97% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Users Report Inferior Picture Quality
One Optoma S300 reviewer who bought it concluded that it did not have clear images. Stoke Cc said in their Optoma S300 review on Amazon three years ago “Worked instantly with no hassle, giving a good clear image”.
Users Report Unsatisfactory Connectivity
One Optoma S300 owner reckoned that the product was not good in terms of connectivity. Lionelo mentioned three years ago “Just a pity it does not have HDMI connectivity.”.
Users Report That it is a Good Size
Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Rosemarie Williams said in her Optoma S300 review on Amazon “Easy to install perfect picture easily adjusted to fit screen compact quite light for easy handling when setting it up”. Mr. Cook Face Junior said on Amazon “The DS325 unit is very light and compact and the brightness is more than enough even in a bright room” in their review of the Optoma S300 and gave it a score of 8 stars.
One Optoma S300 reviewer who reviewed this projector wrote that it was lightweight. Mr. Cook Face Junior wrote “Becasue of the lightweight portability of this unit I will be using it to entertain my neice” and rated the product 7 stars.
Users Report Excellent Product Quality
Two people who bought it agreed that it was good quality. Mike Flannery he wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “Good quality picture in difficult conditions (building site welfare facilities) so am happy with the purchase”.
Customers Report That it is Robust
One Optoma S300 reviewer who bought the Optoma S300 considered that it was strong and durable. Bruno mentioned in his review of the Optoma S300 on Amazon “I haven't checked out the comparable functionality with other projectors since I determined it met my immediate needs and if it proves to be durable, at this price”.
Users Report Great Technical Features
One Optoma S300 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had good features.
Running Costs Are OK
The average 5 year running cost of the S300 is £57 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This Optoma multimedia projector has been on the market since May 2013.
Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution
The Optoma S300 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all multimedia projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).
Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)
The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma S300 of 15,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 25% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.
Quieter Than Average Noise Level
The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma S300's noise level of only 28dB is quieter than 92% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.
Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness
The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Optoma S300's projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 75% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.
Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma S300 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other projectors. 77% of projectors have a built-in speaker.
Average Service Life of Lamp
The service life of lamp of the Optoma S300 of 5,000h is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 36% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.
The Optoma S300 supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma S300 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.
Smaller Than Average Bulb Power
The Optoma S300's bulb power of only 190W is in the smallest 4% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.
The Optoma S300 is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.
The Optoma S300 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.
Does Not Support Full HD
The Optoma S300 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.
Has a Carrying Case
The Optoma S300 has a carrying case, unlike 82% of data projectors which do not have a carrying case.
The Optoma S300 is HD-Ready. 80% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.
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