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Optoma W303

Optoma W303
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A very economical to run and fully featured 1280 x 800 resolution 15000:1 contrast ratio projector
26dB 1280 X 800 15000:1 Yes Mar 2013
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Optoma W303 Review

With excellent features and low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma W303 number 569 in 3D projectors.
84
Reviews
4 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
59
Age
5 Years Old
86
Running Costs
£55 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 70%. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
It has running costs of £55 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report good connectivity.
This Optoma projector has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Control
Wireless presenting (optional extra)
Remote mouse
Full 3d
Easy lamp replacement
Quick resume
Rapid off
BrilliantColor
Colour guarantee
Amazing colours
Audio capability
Quieter than average noise level
Eco AV mute
Auto power off
Eco+ mode
Green solutions
Clear, focused images
Cost saving long lamp life
Bright images
Has a built-in speaker
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
True WXGA resolution

Optoma W303 Video Reviews

Optoma W303 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this projector has an overall expert rating of 65%.

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Optoma Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Customers Report Good Connectivity

Two people who purchased it thought it was good in terms of connectivity.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The W303 is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the W303 is £55.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since March 2013.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is typical of many data projectors.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma W303's noise level of only 26dB is quieter than 96% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma W303 of 15,000 is higher than 74% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma W303 of 3,200 ANSI lumens is pretty typical compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 47% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma W303's service life of lamp of 4,500h is fairly average compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 45% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W303 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma W303 supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of multimedia projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W303 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W303 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W303 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma W303 is HD-Ready. 80% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma W303 is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma W303 has a carrying case, unlike 82% of projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W. The Optoma W303's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than 95% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma 958tn01gc2e, optoma w303st

Barcodes:

00326771308528, 00553876296539, 00611101364849, 00796435418175, 03609740046681, 05055387629653, 05060059047321, 07964354181750

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