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Optoma X303 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 26dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Bright projection 3000 ANSI Lumens- XGA resolution, 15,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included Ideal... More
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17 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

This multimedia projector received an expert rating of 70 out of 100 from PC Mag.

Running Costs Are Low

The average 1 year running cost of the X303 is only £77 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the cheaper to run multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec.

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

Optoma 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Optoma is one of the superior manufacturers.

Good Picture Quality

Some people reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

A few Optoma X303 reviewers mentioned that the product was good quality. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this projector “The Optoma X303$445.22 at Amazon provides a good set of connection choices and solid data image quality for a lower-priced business or classroom projector” and scored the product 4 stars. Pcmag.com also wrote “Image quality suitable for typical presentations”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who bought the product thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag four years ago “3D capable” in their review of this projector.

Reasonably Priced

One Optoma X303 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “The Optoma X303 XGA data projector offers a good mix of moderate price, portability, connectivity, 3D capability” in their review and scored the product 70 out of 100.

Robust

One Optoma X303 owner said in their reviews that it was well made.

Supports 3D

The Optoma X303 supports 3D. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also support 3D.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD5234[plb_1481513_price], the Optoma X302[plb_1725842_price], or the Epson Pro Z11005NL[plb_3018740_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma X303 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the X303.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think the Viewsonic PJD5234[plb_1481513_price], the Optoma X300[plb_1724847_price], and the Epson EB-Z9875U[plb_2765002_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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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 commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X303 only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, however the Optoma X303 has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors of this age and spec is 5,900h. At 6,500 hours, the Optoma X303 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Offset

Multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the X303 have offsets of between 13% and 130%, and the average offset is 97%. The Optoma X303 has one of the bigger offsets (115 percent) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The average power consumption (PowerSave) of data projectors of this spec and age is 220W, and the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.37W to 290W. The Optoma X303 has one of the lower power consumption (PowerSave)s (only 194 Watts) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the Optoma X303 has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the X303. The noise levels of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the X303 range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

If you would consider a projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Optoma W303[plb_1724112_price] (26dB).

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Very Light

With a weight of only 2.1 kilograms, the Optoma X303 is fairly light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the X303. Multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the X303 have weights of between 1.3kg and 27kg, and the average weight is 6.5kg.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma X303 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the X303 also do not support full HD.

There are a number of other projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider including the PJD7820HD[pl_1536139_price], the PRO8600[pl_1596542_price], or the PJD8633[pl_1597774_price] all from Viewsonic.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age, the Optoma X303 does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the EB-Z11000[pl_2549617_price], or the EB-Z11005[pl_2549634_price] both from Epson or the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the X303 is 290W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 2,400W. The Optoma X303 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma X303

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Optoma projector has been on the market for over three years.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X303 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness multimedia projectors currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the PJD6245[pl_1530989_price], or the PJD5483S[pl_1610144_price] both from Viewsonic or the Optoma X302[plb_1725842_price].

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the X307[pl_1727619_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens), the W316[pl_2136073_price] (3,400 ANSI lumens), or the W306[pl_1726310_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens) all from Optoma which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
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
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
User Guide
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
9 August 2013

The Optoma X303 XGA data projector offers a good mix of moderate price, portability, connectivity, 3D capability, and image quality suitable for typical presentations...

3D capable
Portable
Moderate price
Good range of connection choices
Rainbow effect
Image quality suffers over a VGA connection

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Electricity cost when switched on £72.43
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £76.12
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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00079531969933, 00796435418168, 05060059047314, 07964354181682

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