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Optoma X300
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Optoma X300 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 28dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
Ideal for use in a meeting room or classroom, the small and stylish X300 has a bright 2800L which allows you to project bright, crystal clear images in ambient light. Incorporating a built-in... More
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7 Reasons For

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.

Supports 3D

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].

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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).

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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.

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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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7 Reasons Against

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.

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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].

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma X300

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.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Microphone in
Composite Video in
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £74.67
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £78.36
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma X300uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma p157861, optoma p157861p, optoma 958tl01gc0, optoma 958tl01gc0e
Barcodes 05060059047307, 05060059047727, 08718868020642

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