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Optoma S300

£255.00
A giant 15000:1 800 x 600 projector with alright features and cheap price
15000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 28dB May 2013
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Optoma S300 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Optoma S300 number 144 across all projectors.
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26 Reviews
88
Very Good
59
Average Features
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4 Years Old
85
£79 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
74
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 92%, based on 26 reviews. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only £79 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 19% of all 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
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 few features:
Quite quiet noise level
HD-Ready
Does not have a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode

Optoma S300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 26 user reviews this projector has a brilliant average user rating. 18 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this data projector either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably 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”.

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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.

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Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,445 expert and user reviews (including 398 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews. 96% of those that bought a Optoma 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”.

Customers Report Poor 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.”.

Customers 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.

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Users Report Good 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”.

Users 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.


Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £255.00 it is cheaper than 95% of projectors.


Features

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma S300 of only 28dB is fairly quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 9% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma S300 does not have a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors do have a built-in speaker.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma S300 is HD-Ready. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma S300 is 3D-ready. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The Optoma S300's bulb power of only 190W is quite small compared to most other projectors. It is in the smallest 5% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 3.5W, the biggest is 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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800 X 600 Resolution

The Optoma S300 has an 800 x 600 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this Optoma projector has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma S300 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 81% of data projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma S300 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that 64% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma S300's projector brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 27% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S300 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the S300 in May 2013.


Running Costs

Low Running Costs

Based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the S300 will cost only £79 over 1 year to run, which makes it one of the cheaper to run projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00600590477031, 05060059047703, 05060059048328

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