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Optoma W290 Projector

13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 28dB Aug 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £78.36 Electricity cost over 5 years
Optoma data projectors have good reviews
Low running costs
Has a built-in speaker(s)

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Reviews

Optoma Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

We checked 1,873 owner and expert reviews for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.


Energy

Low Running Costs

The W290 is in the cheapest 18% of all 81 multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the W290 will cost only £79 over 1 year to run.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in August 2013.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W290 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this multimedia projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the W300, or the DS330 both from Optoma which and both of have better reviews.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W290 does not support full HD. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W290 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all projectors of this age and spec ranges from SVGA (800x600) to 1080p (1920x1080).

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma W290 has a relatively average projector brightness (2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including because of its better review score, the Benq MS517 (£257.99).

If this Optoma projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the Optoma DX346 (£369) (3,000 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W290 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W290 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this data projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma W290 does not have a DVI port, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this type and age also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Very Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the Optoma W290 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector. Across all the data projectors of this spec and age the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

At 6,500 hours, the Optoma W290 has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this multimedia projector. The shortest service life of lamp of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector is 2,500h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,600h.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma W290 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma W290 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05060059048175

Optoma W290 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma W290 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 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 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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