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Optoma W304M Projector

£696.63
10000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 33dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £93.42 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
A bit expensive
Underpowered audio
4 Reviews
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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, projectorcentral.com and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 73 out of 100.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Based on 1,872 owner and expert reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically within its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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A Bit Expensive

One owner concluded that this projector was expensive. Itreviews.com said on expert review site IT Reviews.com “Not much more expensive, the”.


Energy

Average Running Costs

Based on average energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the W304M will cost £94 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 160 projectors of a comparable age and type.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One owner who bought the product said that it was quiet. Chris mentioned in his review of this projector “Very quiet and bright output” and gave this projector a rating of 8 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people said in their reviews that the Optoma W304M was heavy and bulky. Four years ago expert website Itreviews.com gave it a score of 6 stars and wrote in their review of this projector “Less than a pound heavier than the LED models”.


Underpowered Audio

One owner who bought the Optoma W304M reckoned that it did not have good sound quality. It Reviews.com wrote on IT Reviews.com four years ago “Underpowered audio” in their review of this projector.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality.


Design

Easy to Use

One customer concluded that this projector was easy to use. Bhphotovideo.com said “Easy To Use” .

Near-Excellent Data Image Quality

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. It Reviews.com mentioned on IT Reviews.com “Near-excellent data image quality” in their review of this projector although they gave it a rating of 1 stars.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma W304M is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the W304M in April 2017.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W304M has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Benq MX852 (£697.30), the Vivitek H1180HD, or the Epson PowerLite 955W (£731.55) which has better reviews.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W304M does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other projectors which also support full HD including the TH682 (£628.90), or the W1300 (£773.95) both from Benq or the Vivitek H1180HD which is also higher rated.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma W304M is HD-Ready. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector also are HD-Ready.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma W304M has a relatively typical projector brightness (3,100 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this projector.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Panasonic PT-TW340 (£611.98) (3,200 ANSI lumens), the NEC M352 (£843.34) (3,500 ANSI lumens), or the Epson 965H (£352.21) (3,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Performance

Average Noise Level

At 33 decibels, the Optoma W304M has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 33dB noise level projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer K335 (£609.97), the Optoma X304M (£599.65), or the Benq W1400 (£599.95).

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma W304M has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma W304M does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W304M has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00070090122616, 00080050356364, 00796435418458, 05060059047857, 05060059048311, 07964354184584

Optoma W304M Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma W304M review we compared this projector to 2,059 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,528 product attributes, 14,204 projector reviews and 2,772,200 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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