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Running Costs Are Low
The average 1 year running cost of the X300 is only £79 based on typical energy prices, which is in the cheapest 17% of all 60 projectors of a similar age and type.
Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors
Based on 1,712 expert and user reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its data projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors range.
The Optoma X300 supports 3D, as do most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma S300[plb_1726065_price].
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Optoma X300 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to it.
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
At 6,500 hours, the Optoma X300 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. Projectors of a similar age and spec to the X300 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 20,000h.
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Very Quiet Noise Level
Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the X300 the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB. The Optoma X300 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 28 decibels) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.
Data projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Viewsonic PJD5132[plb_1527047_price] (32dB).
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Does Not Support Full HD
The Optoma X300 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the X300 also do not support full HD.
Alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might want to consider 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.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Optoma X300 does not support wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the X300 also do not support wi-Fi.
It is worth considering other projectors which also support wi-Fi including the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price], or the EB-Z11005[pl_2549634_price] both from Epson or the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price].
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
At only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X300 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years. Data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the X300 have projector brightnesss of between 700 ANSI lumens and 11,000 ANSI lumens.
Alternative 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to look at include the Viewsonic PJD5232[plb_1530986_price] which has better reviews.
Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the Infocus IN116A[plb_2100766_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).
Very Small Bulb Power
At only 190 Watts, the Optoma X300 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the X300. Data projectors of this type and age have bulb powers of between 190W and 2,400W, and the average bulb power is 290W.
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Very Low RMS Rated Power
The Optoma X300 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the X300. The lowest RMS rated power of projectors of this spec and age is 2W, the highest is 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 6.7W.
Very Small Uniformity
The uniformitys of comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as the X300 range from 80% to 90%. At only 80 percent, the Optoma X300 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the X300.
Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys
Most 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the X300 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Optoma X300 which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Optoma released the X300.
XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution
This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years.
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
2,800 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40
Number of Colours
1.2 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
27.49 - 303.12
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.41 - 2.55
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.8 - 24
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM G, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM L
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Composite Video in
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, TUR
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Total running cost over 5 years
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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