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Optoma W303ST Projector

18000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB May 2016
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- Cost-effective short throw projector with 3000 lumens and 18,000:1 contrast ratio- Text, images and video are sharp and easy to read- Exceptional color and clarity from short distances- Control... More
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Optoma W303ST WXGA Projector Review
Optoma W303ST Full 3D WXGA 3000 Lumen | Review

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Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 1,689 expert and user reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically within its 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range.

Only Released Eight Months Ago

This data projector was only released eight months ago.

Supports 3D

The Optoma W303ST supports 3D. Most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W303ST also support 3D.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors with a 3D and we think the Optoma W354[plb_3862693_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W303ST, the Optoma W303ST has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) which you might also want to look at including the Optoma W354[plb_3862693_price].

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma W303ST is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by latest similar spec projectors. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Optoma multimedia projector. In addition, this data projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is in fact the best supported resolution across all recently released 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

A 640 x 480 (VGA) supported graphics resolutions is the worst supported resolution amongst comparable types of projector.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 2 times zoom factor, the Optoma W303ST has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that came out in the last 12 months. The smallest digital zoom of projectors that came out around the same time as the W303ST is 1.1x, the biggest is 2x, and the average digital zoom is 1.7x.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months is 180W, the highest is 300W, and the average power consumption (economy mode) is 240W. With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 205 Watts, the Optoma W303ST has a quite low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W303ST.

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10 Reasons Against

£68.54 Price Increase

The W303ST has increased in price by £68.54 in the last 37 days.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W303ST does not support full HD. Most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out in the last year also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W303ST do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma W303ST is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W303ST has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the W303ST. Similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the W303ST have projector brightnesss of between 3,000 ANSI lumens and 3,400 ANSI lumens.

If this Optoma data projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might also want to look at the Optoma W354[plb_3862693_price] (3,400 ANSI lumens).

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This multimedia projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on data projectors that have been available for the last year.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Projectors that have been on the market for the last year have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 16W. The Optoma W303ST has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W303ST.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Optoma W303ST has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year. New 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 5,000h and 8,000h.

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Very Small Offset

The offsets of data projectors that have been available for the last year range from 110% to 120%, and the average offset is 110%. With an offset of only 112 percent, the Optoma W303ST has a fairly small offset compared to most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W303ST.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma W303ST is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Optoma W303ST is a one HDMI ports quantity data projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W303ST

Average Running Costs

The W303ST has an average running cost of £87 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 6 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for the last year.

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many new similar spec projectors.

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Average Noise Level

The Optoma W303ST has a relatively standard noise level (29 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W303ST.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
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)
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Focus
Fixed Focal Length
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
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
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

User Reviews

(7)
Reviewed 20 December 2016 by Greg W.
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this to project on the back wall in our church, so the Praise Team could see song lyrics. Able to project a very large screen with projector only a few feet from the wall. So far it works... Read more…

Reviewed 1 November 2016 by Prints phil
(Verified Purchase)

If you have a limited distance to your screen, a small room, but need a large image this works well. Worked well out of the box easy setup.

Reviewed 16 October 2016 by John Roberts
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my golf simulator, I did a lot of homework on projectors and decided on this one. I made a good choice, easy setup and it works great for my needs.

Reviewed 2 October 2016 by Bob Henderson
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice, bright, and easy to setup. Super easy to keystone. The amount of inputs is perfect for this price, and is something I'm surprised by. This one went into a 1st grade classroom to replace... Read more…

Reviewed 12 September 2016 by David
(Verified Purchase)

Good solid choice for a short-throw projector. Good quality, nice throw ratio, can fill a 8' wide screen from 4' away. Bright enough to work in lighted rooms. Works well in front or... Read more…

Reviewed 22 April 2016 by Sam
(Verified Purchase)

Great product...

Reviewed 1 March 2016 by Mahesh Harapanahalli
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice...

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £82.68
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £86.37
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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