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Optoma W300 Projector

18000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
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- Bright projection 3000 ANSI Lumens- WXGA resolution, 18,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included. Simple... More
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11 Reasons For

Good 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”.

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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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”.

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 Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors built by Optoma have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all data projectors (not just 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors) and found that Optoma also has good reviews across its entire range.

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.

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” .

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”.

Supports 3D

The Optoma W300 supports 3D. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago also support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W300 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the W300 also have a built-in speaker(s).

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on projectors of this age and type.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor High Def TV

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

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma W300 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years is 1W, the highest is 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 8W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Optoma W300 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Small Uniformity

The uniformitys of similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W300 range from 80% to 120%, and the average uniformity is 86%. The Optoma W300 has a fairly small uniformity (only 80 percent) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the W300.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma W300 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W300 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 1.1 times zoom factor, the Optoma W300 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the W300. Data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W300 have optical zooms of between 1.1x and 2.1x.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W300

OK Running Costs

The W300 is typical compared to the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the W300 will cost £76 over 1 year to run.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Optoma data projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma W300 has a fairly average projector brightness (3,000 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W300.

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WXGA (1280x720) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W300 is WXGA (1280x720). That's 10% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

User Reviews

(15)
(Verified Purchase)

Using this projector with my PS4 PS3 and Xbox one and I'm very impressed with the quality for this entry level projector .
Easy too use and looks stunning projected onto a 2 meter wide screen... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2015 by C. A. Moore
(Verified Purchase)

Seems to be working ok. Has shut down a couple of times. Good brightness levels.

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by Lorraine Mitchell
(Verified Purchase)

Really great projector does exactly what i was looking for.

Reviewed 4 May 2015 by Simon Hunt
(Verified Purchase)

Quality product at a reasonable price.

Reviewed 20 April 2015 by Malcolm Wooldridge
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent projector, a little disappointed by the limited zoom range but quality of picture and ease of use is great.

Reviewed 6 April 2015 by SimonHarris
(Verified Purchase)

Very good.

Reviewed 5 April 2015 by Benjamin
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect for the price, as long as you are aware that this is not HD regardless of having hdmi ports. Some reviews have stated that this is misleading but it is fairly common place now. It is... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2015 by J M HENDERSON
(Verified Purchase)

Very light and easy to carry. Simple to use and gives an excellent quality picture. A really good buy!

Reviewed 7 March 2015 by Michael Robson
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased - good picture quality & quiet.

Reviewed 17 February 2015 by Mr. J. Gallagher
(Verified Purchase)

Great image quality for the price and not too loud either. I project onto a plain white wall across the room and get a large viewing area. There's plenty of options to get the image ratio right... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.11
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £75.80
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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