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Overall Score

Optoma W300

A classic 13000:1 280 x 800 data projector with average features and very low running costs
13000:1 WXGA (1280x800) Yes 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
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Optoma W300 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs,
90
15 Reviews
55
Average Features
45
3 Years Old
85
£76 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
53
Average

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has excellent user reviews with an average user rating of 95%, based on 15 reviews. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only £76 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 16% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report excellent product quality, good picture quality and that it is fairly priced. However they also report a poor high def TV.
The W300 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a carrying case
RoHS compliance
Quite small bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode

Optoma W300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this multimedia projector is brilliant based on 15 owner reviews. 11 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Seven Optoma W300 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Last year Michael Robson wrote on Amazon “Very pleased - good picture quality & quiet” and rated the Optoma W300 5 stars. Mr. J. Gallagher scored it 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Great image quality for the price”. Simon Hunt wrote “Quality product at a reasonable price”.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

A number of customers said that this projector had good picture quality. A number of customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. B-K rated it 5 stars and wrote in their Optoma W300 review “Good contrast allowing to look videos with superb colors”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. Snowtan said in their review of the Optoma W300 “Great for gaming movies and keeping your popcorn warm”.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Some Optoma W300 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good value for money. Benjamin he said “Great product for the price range” in his review of this projector. Benjamin also wrote “Perfect for the price, as long as you are aware that this is not HD regardless of having hdmi ports”. Jim wrote in his review on Amazon two years ago “Excellent Digital projector at a reasonable price, with very good resolution”.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use. J M Henderson mentioned in their review of the Optoma W300 last year “Simple to use and gives an excellent quality picture”. Malcolm Wooldridge gave the Optoma W300 a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Quality of picture and ease of use is great” in his review.

Some Optoma W300 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma W300 was easy to setup. Albi scored the Optoma W300 5 stars and said “Easy to set up and quality picture when used with a first class source [ blue ray player]”. Benjamin said “Smaller than I was expecting, this is easy to setup and connects to my devices really quickly” in his review of this projector.

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Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Based on 2,445 expert and owner reviews (including 398 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed the product wrote that it was quiet. Pieter mentioned in their review of the Optoma W300 on Amazon “It's quiet and bright” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

One customer reckoned that it was easy to carry around. J M Henderson wrote in their review “Very light and easy to carry” .

Users Report Good Sound Quality

One Optoma W300 reviewer said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Benjamin wrote on Amazon “Noise so try not to sit to close to it, also there is no audio out option”.

Customers Report a Poor High Def TV

One Optoma W300 reviewer said in their reviews that it was not good at displaying high definition TV.


Features

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma W300 has a carrying case, which is unusual. 81% of projectors do not have a carrying case.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W300 is RoHS compliance. 82% of multimedia projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma W300 supports password protection. 88% of projectors do not support password protection.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The Optoma W300's bulb power of only 190W is in the smallest 8% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have bulb powers of between 3.5W and 4,200W, and the average bulb power is 260W.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 6,800h, with the shortest being 20h and the longest being 40,000h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma W300 of 10,000h is fairly long compared to most other projectors. It is in the longest 17% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W300 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W300 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma W300's projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 39% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Only 280 X 800 Resolution

The Optoma W300 has a higher resolution than most multimedia projectors. This projector has a 280 x 800 resolution, whereas most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution.

Amongst similar types of data projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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HD-Ready

The Optoma W300 is HD-Ready. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since January 2014.


Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The W300 is one of the more economic to run projectors that we have looked at for running costs. Based on passable usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the W300 will cost only £76 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00644535506042, 05060059049257

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