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Optoma W316ST Projector

£421.28
15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Jan 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £75.80 Electricity cost over 5 years
Very low running costs
Optoma has good projector reviews
Nice design
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Energy

Very Low Running Costs

The W316ST is in the cheapest 10% of all 72 data projectors of a comparable type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the W316ST will cost only £76 over 1 year to run.


Reviews

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

Based on 1,873 expert and owner reviews (including 23 verified purchases), Optoma has good reviews for its projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors. 90% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Price Has Gone Up by 5% (5%)

There was a cheaper price of £399.73 at Kikatek 67 days ago.Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 53% chance that the price will go back down. However the future is never certain and there remains a 47% chance that the price will actually go up further.

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Reasonably Priced

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Techworld.com mentioned in their Optoma W316ST review “The W316 is remarkable for its price”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Optoma W316ST owner who reviewed the Optoma W316ST thought it was thin. Techworld.com wrote in their review “Most of today's business projectors try to be slim and svelte, blending beautifully into the background, even if their hardware capabilities fall considerably short of impressing” .


Design

Nice Design

One Optoma W316ST owner who reviewed the product said that it was good looking. One Optoma W316ST owner who reviewed this projector reckoned that it was a good design.

Easy to Use

One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Techworld.com said “Images are bold and colourful, while the menu design and functionality is also good” in their Optoma W316ST review.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma W316ST is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to this data projector.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was January 2015 when this multimedia projector was released.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W316ST does not support full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support full HD.

It is worth considering other data projectors which also support full HD including the Viewsonic PJD6683WS (£499) which also has a higher rating.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W316ST has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this data projector also have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Viewsonic PJD6543W (£403.52) which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic PJD6683WS (£499) which has better reviews.

We compared all the other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Infocus IN124 (£446.99) is also worth considering.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,400 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W316ST has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the IN124 (£446.99) (3,500 ANSI lumens), or the IN126 (£250) (3,500 ANSI lumens) both from Infocus.

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WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Optoma W316ST has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Comparable spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years projector native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W316ST is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma W316ST has a carrying case. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to this projector also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W316ST has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma W316ST does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma W316ST has one of the longer service life of lamps (10,000 hours) amongst data projectors of this age. The shortest service life of lamp of similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years is 2,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,200h.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma W316ST has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector is 24dB and the loudest is 40dB. At only 29 decibels, the Optoma W316ST has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Viewsonic PJD6543W (£403.52) (32dB) which is also cheaper.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 05241ratio1610, optoma 9570401gc0ep, 9570401gc0e w316st, optoma w316stpwxga, optoma 958wr01gc0e, optoma op04926ean, optoma w316stwxga, optoma vp769461, optoma p218916p, optoma bpj1za00, optoma p240470p, optoma cdm5zs00, optoma cdm5za00, optoma bpj1zs00, optoma 1280x800
Barcodes 00513011267145, 00516922506327, 00796435418984, 00796435419172, 00807320302544, 03609740141324, 05054629783030, 05055387629523, 05060059049264, 05060059049912, 07964354189848, 07964354191728

Optoma W316ST Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma W316ST review we compared this projector to 2,071 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 328,171 product attributes, 14,282 projector reviews and 3,049,700 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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