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Optoma S303 Projector

15000:1 SVGA (800x600) 26dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Good picture quality
Robust
Average expert reviews

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Reviews

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 1,872 expert and owner reviews (including 23 verified purchases), Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 90% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this Optoma projector has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100.


Design

Robust

Three owners who purchased the Optoma S303 thought it was well made.

Good Product Quality

One owner thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag four years ago “The Optoma S303 provides solid data image quality, portability” in their review of this projector.


Good Picture Quality

One customer said in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

Good Sound Quality

One customer said that it had good sound quality.

3D Compatible

Two people who reviewed the Optoma S303 concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. It Reviews.com said on IT Reviews.com “3D compatible” in their review of this projector but despite that they only rated it 1 stars.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Two customers who purchased this projector thought it was good value for money. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this projector “The Optoma S303%displayPrice% at %seller% provides solid performance as a budget projector for business” and scored it 4 stars. Itreviews.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote on IT Reviews.com “The Optoma S303 provides solid performance as a budget projector for business” in their Optoma S303 review.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. It Reviews.com wrote four years ago “Reasonably loud audio”.

Reasonably Loud Audio

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. It Reviews.com wrote four years ago “Reasonably loud audio”.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma S303 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the S302, and the X316 (£318.99) both from Optoma or the Vivitek D552 (£325.00) is also worth considering.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S303 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma S303 has a carrying case, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S303 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also have a handheld remote control.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 2,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,400h. At 10,000 hours, the Optoma S303 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector.

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Very Small Bulb Power

Projectors of this age and type have bulb powers of between 190W and 2,400W. The Optoma S303 has a quite small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector range from 24dB to 40dB. With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the Optoma S303 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma S303 does not support full HD. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support full HD including the Vivitek D552 (£325.00) which is also higher rated.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma S303 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution amongst all 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is the best resolution amongst comparable types of data projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma S303 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The projector brightnesses of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens.

Alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD6543W (£403.52).

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the S316 (£280.80) (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the X316 (£318.99) (3,200 ANSI lumens) both from Optoma or the Viewsonic PJD6350 (3,200 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Optoma S303 does not have a DVI port.

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Price

Price Has Dropped by 2%

In the last 22 days the S303 has dropped in price by 2%.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00682017416267, 00718659152857, 00796435418151, 05060059047291, 07964354181514

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