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Optoma X306ST Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £96.63 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Does not have a good remote control
Not easy to use

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100.

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

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


Design

Not Easy to Use

Two people said that the Optoma X306ST was not easy to use. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote “It's just that fact that you have to have the remote perfectly lined up at the projector to use it” although they still gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. They also mentioned “PAIN IN THE REAR to use the stupid remote” in their review.

Robust

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma X306ST was well made.

Good Text Quality

Four owners who purchased it thought it was good quality. Pc Mag wrote in their review of this projector “Good to excellent data image quality”. They also said “Good text quality” in their review. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote in their Optoma X306ST review four years ago “Solid data image quality” and gave it a rating of 70 out of 100.


Does Not Have a Good Remote Control

Three owners who reviewed this projector thought it did not have a good remote control. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned “The remote works fine” in their Optoma X306ST review.

Good Picture Quality

Three owners who reviewed this projector considered that it had good picture quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this projector three years ago “Probably about a 20 to 25 loss in brightness when in 3D mode” . They also said “Awesome bright in 2d mode and bright even in 3D mode” in their review.


Energy

Average Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the X306ST is £97, which is typical compared to the other 72 data projectors of a comparable type and age.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the X306ST in May 2013.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma X306ST does not support full HD. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the Epson EB-Z10005U, or the Viewsonic PRO8600 are also worth considering.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma X306ST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

There are a number of alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to consider including the Viewsonic PJD7333, the Vivitek D803W-3D, or the Epson EB-Z9875U which all of have better reviews.

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Projector

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X306ST has a fairly standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Vivitek DX881ST (£530) (3,300 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the Optoma W316ST (£421.28) (3,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Epson EB-536Wi (£806.57) (3,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma X306ST has an Ethernet LAN, unlike most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out more than two years ago which do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma X306ST is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma X306ST has a handheld remote control. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma X306ST does not have a DVI port. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma X306ST has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector is 33dB. With a noise level of only 30 decibels, the Optoma X306ST has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 30dB noise level projectors currently available including the W306 (£634.90), or the ML1000 both from Optoma or the Infocus IN112A which all of have better reviews.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00686063811540, 00796435418557, 05053959398570, 05060059047888, 07964354185574

Optoma X306ST Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma X306ST 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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