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Optoma S316 Projector

£280.80
15000:1 SVGA (800x600) 33dB Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £75.80 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are excellent
Low running costs
Does not support full HD
4 Reviews
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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this data projector as exceptional on average. 3 reviewers (75% of all reviewers) gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

Optoma Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,873 user and expert reviews (including 23 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range. 90% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Low Running Costs

The S316 is in the cheapest 12% of all 72 multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec that we have assessed for 1 year running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the S316 is only £76.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Optoma projector was released in January 2014.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma S316 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years 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 a cheaper projector such as the Optoma DX325 (£259.54) or you might consider a higher scoring projector such as the Viewsonic PJD5232 (£308.66) are also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the Infocus IN122A (£300.42).

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The Optoma S316 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This data projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution amongst all multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

The best resolution across comparable types of data projector is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma S316 has a relatively average projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Optoma S316 does not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also support full HD including the Vivitek D552 (£325).

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HD-Ready

The Optoma S316 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 34 decibels, the Optoma S316 has a relatively typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector.

Multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that might be worth looking at include the Viewsonic PJD5132 (£241.40) (32dB) which is also cheaper.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma S316 supports password protection, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma S316 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma S316 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this projector also are ceiling mountable.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S316 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to this multimedia projector also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma S316 has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S316 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma S316 does not have a DVI port. Most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to this projector is 190W, the biggest is 2,400W, and the average bulb power is 280W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma S316 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,200h. At 5,000 hours, the Optoma S316 has a quite long service life of lamp compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers listing 958wq03gc0e, optoma 958wq03gc0e, optoma op04922ean, optoma vp765793
Barcodes 00644535505885, 00796435418946, 05060059049226, 07964354189466

Optoma S316 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma S316 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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