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Optoma S316

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Optoma S316

£633.12
£280.80 £352 cheaper than 24 days ago
Optoma S316
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A low cost and classic moderate noise level SVGA projector, with very low running costs and good features
33dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 15000:1 Yes Jan 2014
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OPTOMA S316 PROJECTOR S316 EL SVGA HDMI OPTOMA [1] (Epitome ProGrade)
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Optoma S316 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Optoma S316 number 96 in 3D projectors and number 114 across all projectors.
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Reviews
8 Reviews
98
Value for Money
Excellent
72
Features
Good Features
60
Age
4 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£47 Over 5 Years
84
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. 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 only £47 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 13% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
The S316 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports 3D
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Bright projection
Green solutions
Dynamic mode
Eco AV mute
Rapid off
Quick resume
Full 3d
Audio performance
Brightness where it matters
Cost saving long lamp life
Clear, focused images
Digital connectivity
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Does not support full HD

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £633.12 to £280.80 in the last 24 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Optoma S316 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent User Reviews

This data projector has a fantastic average user rating based on 8 user reviews. Over 100% of reviewers gave this multimedia projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Optoma Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 3,311 expert and owner reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Amazingly Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old. However at £280.80 it is in the cheapest 10% of projectors.

Price Has Gone Down by £352 (56%)

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The S316 is in the cheapest 13% of all 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the S316 is only £47.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the S316 in January 2014.

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Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Optoma S316 has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the best resolution is 4096 x 2400 (4K) and the worst is 640 x 360 (nHD).

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Average Noise Level

The Optoma S316's noise level of 33dB is pretty average compared to most other projectors. It is louder than 62% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma S316's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is higher than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 27% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. Across all the multimedia projectors the contrast ratio (typical) range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma S316's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 45% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma S316's service life of lamp of 5,000h is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 57% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma S316 supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma S316 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S316 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S316 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma S316 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 80% of data projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma S316 does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 63% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma S316 supports password protection. 87% of multimedia projectors do not support password protection.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The bulb power of the Optoma S316 of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is smaller than 95% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma S316 has a carrying case. 82% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00732569836331, 00796435418946, 00801947296071, 00804904117457, 00808112998082, 00809396055133, 05060059049226, 07964354189466

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