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Optoma W306 Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Native WXGA, 60 image from just 68cm away- Bright images, vivid colours 3500 ANSI Lumens- Up to 6000 hours2 lamp life and 70% energy saving- Crestron RoomView RJ45 control and monitoring 3D... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

Optoma has good average ratings for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors as well as across its entire data projector range.

Supports 3D

The Optoma W306 supports 3D. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma S300[plb_1726065_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W306 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors of a similar age and type to the W306 also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Infocus IN112A[plb_2178166_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This multimedia projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on data projectors of this type and age.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma W306 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). The resolution of all 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the W306 ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

The Optoma W306 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.65 inches) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of a similar spec and age to the W306 the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 1.1".

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Optoma W306 has more audio (L,R) ins than most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. Most of the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W306 only have one audio (L,R) in, however this multimedia projector has two audio (L,R) ins.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the W306 is 33dB. The Optoma W306 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 30 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

Alternative 30dB noise level projectors currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Optoma ML1000[plb_1725906_price].

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W306 does not support full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W306 also do not support full HD.

Other projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at include 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

Most 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W306 do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma W306 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative data projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price], or the Epson EB-Z11000[plb_2549617_price].

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most data projectors of a comparable type and age to the W306 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Optoma W306 which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Very Small Uniformity

The Optoma W306 has a quite small uniformity (only 80 percent) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the W306. Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W306 the uniformitys range from 80% to 90%, and the average uniformity is 84%.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma W306 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W306

Running Costs Are OK

The W306 is typical compared to the other 59 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the W306 is £97.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W306 has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

If this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the EX400[pl_2110318_price] (3,700 ANSI lumens), or the EH300[pl_1727047_price] (3,800 ANSI lumens) both from Optoma.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
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
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
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

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

Hours of Use Per Day: hours
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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £96.63
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma W306uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.48T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma w306, optoma w306s, optoma w306st, optoma p166085, optoma p168200, optoma w306ste, optoma p168314, optoma p170700, optoma p166777, optoma p166086, optoma p170700p, optoma p166777p, optoma p166086p, optoma p166085p, optoma p168200p, optoma w306sted, optoma p168314p, optoma w306stedu, optoma 958tv01gc0, optoma 958tv01gc0e
Barcodes 00163121494445, 00175476681289, 00796435418564, 05060059047895, 07964354185642

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