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Optoma W306ST

72

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Optoma W306ST

£634.90
Optoma W306
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A fully featured and economical to run quiet 1280 x 800 resolution projector, but representing only moderate value for money
30dB 1280 X 800 15000:1 Yes May 2013
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Optoma W306 Review

With excellent features and low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma W306 number 602 in 3D projectors.
60
Value for Money
Good
86
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
4 Years Old
77
Running Costs
£70 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

Epson data projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of £70 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some great features:
1280 x 800 resolution
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Quieter than average noise level
Has a built-in speaker
3D projection in the smallest of rooms with the w306st
Colour guarantee
Bright, detailed and colourful projection
Inspire your students
How does 3d work
Short throw lens
Clear, focused images
Crestron roomview - network control

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Optoma W306 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

Whilst the product is cheaper than 57% of projectors, it has very good features but is over 6 months old and at £634.90 it does not seem like great value for money overall.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

The average 5 year running cost of the W306 is £70 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector was released in May 2013.

Features

1280 X 800 Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1280 x 800, which is the most commonly found resolution on projectors.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma W306's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 24% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average contrast ratio (typical) of all multimedia projectors is 27,000, with the lowest being 1.5 and the highest being 2,500,000.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB. The noise level of the Optoma W306 of only 30dB is in the quietest 19% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma W306's projector brightness of 3,500 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is in the brightest 62% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W306 has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma W306 of only 3,500h is in the shortest 33% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma W306 supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W306 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Optoma W306 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma W306 is HD-Ready, unlike 80% of projectors which are not HD-Ready.

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Average Bulb Power

The Optoma W306's bulb power of 240W is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is bigger than 41% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W306 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma W306 is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00163121494445, 00175476681289, 00796435418564, 05060059047895, 07964354185642

Optoma W306ST

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