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Optoma W306ST Projector

£634.90
15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £96.63 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not support full HD
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 1,872 user and expert reviews (including 23 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 90% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W306 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of it's better review score, the ML1500E (£649.99), or the X401 (£689.20) both from Optoma or the Viewsonic PJD6383S (£649.00).

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Optoma W306 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this projector the worst resolution is SVGA (800x600) and the best is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 3,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W306 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector.

There are a number of other 3,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might want to look at including the Optoma W307 (£524.34) which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Optoma X401 (£689.20) (4,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Video

3D-Ready

The Optoma W306 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma W306 is HD-Ready. Most of the other data projectors of this type and age also are HD-Ready.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other data projectors of this spec and age, the Optoma W306 does not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at including the PJD6683WS (£499.00), or the PJD8633 (£783.36) both from Viewsonic or the Epson EH-TW5200 (£581.29) which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma W306 has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this data projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma W306 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the Optoma W306 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as this multimedia projector. Projectors of this type and age have noise levels of between 24dB and 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Viewsonic PJD5453 (£528.51) (32dB) which is also cheaper.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W306 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as this projector also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W306 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma W306 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a similar time to this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Energy

Running Costs Are OK

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the W306 will cost £97 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 73 multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Optoma released the W306.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00163121494445, 00175476681289, 00796435418564, 05060059047895, 07964354185642

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