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Optoma W303 Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 26dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Bright projection 3200 ANSI Lumens- WXGA resolution, 15,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included... More
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Optoma W303 WXGA 3200 Lumen Full 3D DLP Easy to Use Performance Projector with HDMI Quick Review

13 Reasons For

Low Running Costs

The W303 has an average 1 year running cost of only £77 based on average energy prices, which is in the cheapest 11% of all 59 multimedia projectors of this type and age.

Good Product Quality

Four people reckoned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Optoma W303 $587.00 at Amazon provides a well-rounded package that includes good text quality” in their review of the Optoma W303. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Optoma W303 provides good text quality”. Expert website Itreviews.com wrote in their review “The Optoma W303 provides a well-rounded package that includes good text quality”.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Optoma is one of the better rated projector brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Optoma also has good ratings for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Connectivity

Some people said in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com said in their review of this projector on expert review site PC Mag “A nice range of connectivity choices, portabilit”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “A good set of connectivity choices, portability”.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W303, the Optoma W303 supports 3D.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD5234[plb_1481513_price], the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030[plb_2254510_price], and the Optoma X401[plb_1995677_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W303 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the W303.

We compared all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this multimedia projector and we think the Viewsonic PJD5234[plb_1481513_price], the Infocus IN116A[plb_2100766_price], and the Vivitek D803W-3D[plb_1894119_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma W303 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) data projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all data projectors of a similar type and age to the W303 the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

Projectors of this age and spec have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 1.1", and the average matrix size is 0.61". With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the Optoma W303 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the W303 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Optoma W303 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 6,500 hours, the Optoma W303 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of comparable spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the W303 is 3,000h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,900h.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The power consumption (PowerSave)s of comparable spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 0.37W to 290W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 220W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 194 Watts, the Optoma W303 has a fairly low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the W303.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the W303 range from 26dB to 40dB. With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the Optoma W303 has one of the quietest noise levels amongst data projectors of this age.

We compared all the other 26dB noise level data projectors to this projector and we think the Optoma X303[plb_1724539_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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5 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

This Optoma data projector has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W303 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the W303 also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD including the PJD7820HD[pl_1536139_price], the PRO8600[pl_1596542_price], or the PJD8633[pl_1597774_price] all from Viewsonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma W303 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type also do not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the EB Z9870U[pl_3022342_price], or the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price] both from Epson or the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of projectors of this age and spec is 290W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 2,400W. At only 190 Watts, the Optoma W303 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The Optoma W303 is a one number of built-in speakers projector.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W303

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Optoma released the W303.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W303 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the X307[pl_1727619_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the W306[pl_1726310_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens) both from Optoma or the Infocus IN122A[plb_2194102_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Contrast Ratio (typical)
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Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
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
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

18 August 2013

The Optoma W303 provides good text quality, a good set of connectivity choices, portability, and 3D capability in a WXGA data projector...

Good text quality
3D compatible
Portable
Good port selection
Low price
Sub-par video
Rainbow effect
Very soft audio
16 August 2013

The Optoma W303 provides good text quality, a good set of connectivity choices, portability, and 3D capability in a WXGA data projector...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 April 2014 by Adam h.
(Verified Purchase)

This projector has so many features for the price. Had viewsonics in the past and optoma is just as good...

Awesome bright in 2d mode and bright even in 3D mode. probably about a 20 to 25 loss in brightness when in 3D mode. Love the fact that you can still make lots of changes to color and stuff when the pr
PAIN IN THE REAR to use the stupid remote. The remote works fine, it's just that fact that you have to have the remote perfectly lined up at the projector to use it

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.43
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.12
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma w303, optoma w303s, optoma w303e, optoma w303ed, optoma w303st, optoma p157866, optoma w303edu, optoma p162989, optoma p157866p, optoma 1280x800, optoma p162989p, optoma 958tn01gc2, optoma optomaw303, optoma optomaw303s, optoma 958tn01gc2e, optoma optomaw303st
Barcodes 00326771308528, 00611101364849, 00796435418175, 03609740046681, 05055387629653, 05060059047321, 07964354181750

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