Optoma X306ST
Optoma X306ST
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Optoma X306ST

A classic 15000:1 1024 x 768 multimedia projector with average features
15000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 30dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma X306ST Review

With very good reviews but low running costs, we have scored the Optoma X306ST as follows for Summary.
3 Reviews
Average Features
4 Years Old
£97 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 46?

It has outstanding user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 77%. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of £97 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
The X306ST has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
RoHS compliance
Only 1,080 video mode
Does not support full HD

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Optoma X306ST In-Depth Analysis


Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT this data projector has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100.

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Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 2,445 user and expert reviews (including 398 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its data projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma X306ST has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma X306ST is RoHS compliance. 82% of multimedia projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma X306ST's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is fairly typical compared to most other data projectors. It is in the brightest 50% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma X306ST does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise level of the Optoma X306ST of only 30dB is in the quietest 16% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The noise levels of multimedia projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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1024 X 768 Resolution

The Optoma X306ST has a 1024 x 768 projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most data projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This Optoma multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the X306ST in May 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The X306ST has an average 1 year running cost of £97 based on adequate usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00686063811540, 00796435418557, 05053959398570, 05060059047888, 07964354185574
2h longer service life of lamp
Cheaper to run by £20.83
User review Rating is Worse