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Optoma S311 Projector

£216.72
20000:1 SVGA (800x600) 28dB Oct 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £79.32 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent user reviews
Good picture quality
Reasonably priced
24 Reviews
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Reasonably Priced

Seven customers who bought the product reckoned that it was good value for money. Jim he wrote three years ago “Excellent Digital projector at a reasonable price, with very good resolution” in his review of the Optoma S311. Trevor wrote two years ago “Much lower price than HD devices and is good value” in his review of this projector and scored the product 8 stars. Simon Hunt mentioned in his review of the Optoma S311 on Amazon “Quality product at a reasonable price” and gave the product a score of 7 stars.


Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

People who bought this data projector rated this multimedia projector as fantastic on average. Over 95% of reviewers gave this multimedia projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 1,873 user and expert reviews (including 86 verified purchases), Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically for its 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 100% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed it thought it was quiet. Pieter said “It's quiet and bright” . One customer reckoned that this projector was noisy. Cambsman wrote on Amazon “The noise is not a problem we have found” and gave it a score of 6 stars.


Design

Easy to Use

Three customers reckoned that this projector was easy to setup. Theophilus said two years ago “Worked first time easy to set up” in their review of this projector and scored it 8 stars. Albi wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up and quality picture when used with a first class source [ blue ray player]” in their review of this projector. Benjamin wrote “Smaller than I was expecting, this is easy to setup and connects to my devices really quickly” and gave the Optoma S311 a score of 8 stars.

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. J M Henderson rated it 8 stars and said “Simple to use and gives an excellent quality picture” in their Optoma S311 review.

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Good Product Quality

Seven people who bought the Optoma S311 considered that it was good quality. Michael Robson mentioned on Amazon “Very pleased - good picture quality & quiet”. Malcolm Wooldridge wrote on Amazon “Quality of picture and ease of use is great”. Mr. J. Gallagher gave it a score of 6 stars and said “Great image quality for the price” in their review of this projector.

Robust

One person who bought it reckoned that it was well made.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to carry around. J M Henderson mentioned on Amazon “Very light and easy to carry”.


Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The S311 has an average running cost of £80 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 26 comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.


Good Picture Quality

Three owners who purchased the Optoma S311 thought it had good picture quality. Two customers concluded that it had good colour saturation. B-K mentioned in their review of this projector on Amazon “Good contrast allowing to look videos with superb colors”.

One owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. Snowtan wrote two years ago “Great for gaming movies and keeping your popcorn warm” and scored it 7 stars.

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Good Sound Quality

Four owners reckoned that the product had good sound quality. Albi wrote in their Optoma S311 review on Amazon “Audio is OK for a smallish room”. Cambsman mentioned “The next model up has audio out facility i believe, so can easily connect a set of speakers just a thought” in their review of this projector.

Good High Def TV

One customer who purchased it considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was October 2014 when this projector was released.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma S311 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma S311 does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma S311 is SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is actually the worst resolution amongst all 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

Amongst comparable types of projector the best resolution is 1080p (1920x1080).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma S311 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S311 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma S311 has a carrying case, as do most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to this multimedia projector.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S311 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma S311 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma S311 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma S311 supports password protection, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma S311 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to this projector. The average noise level of 20000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago is 31dB, and the noise levels range from 26dB to 37dB.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435419257, 05060059049127, 07964354192572

Optoma S311 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma S311 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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