Optoma X306ST


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Optoma X306ST

Optoma X306ST
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A classic and fully featured quiet XGA projector, with low running costs
30dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 15000:1 Yes May 2013
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Refurbished - Optoma X306ST XGA 3200 Lumen Full 3D DLP Short Throw Network Projector with HDMI (Refurbished)
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Optoma X306ST Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Optoma X306ST number 663 in 3D projectors.
3 Reviews
4 Years Old
Running Costs
£70 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 71?

It has brilliant user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 77%. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of £70 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
The X306ST has some great features:
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Has a built-in speaker
Supports 3D
3D projection in the smallest of rooms with the x306st
Colour guarantee
Bright, detailed and colourful projection
Inspire your students
How does 3d work
Short throw lens
Clear, focused images
Crestron roomview - network control
RS232 control
AMX compatibility
Extra features

Optoma X306ST Video Reviews

Optoma X306ST In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 65 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT

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Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 3,311 owner and expert reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The X306ST is typical compared to the other 2,022 projectors that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the X306ST is £70.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in May 2013.


Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Optoma X306ST has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma X306ST's noise level of only 30dB is quieter than 80% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The average noise level of all projectors is 34dB, with the quietest being 20dB and the loudest being 93dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma X306ST's contrast ratio (typical) of 15,000 is higher than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 28% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. Projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma X306ST of 3,200 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is brighter than 56% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma X306ST has a built-in speaker. 77% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of all projectors is 7,000h, with the shortest being 200h and the longest being 50,000h. The Optoma X306ST's service life of lamp of only 3,500h is in the shortest 32% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma X306ST supports 3D, unlike 60% of projectors which do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma X306ST has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Average Bulb Power

The Optoma X306ST's bulb power of 240W is relatively average compared to most other projectors. It is in the biggest 58% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

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

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma X306ST does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers


00686063811540, 00796435418557, 05053959398570, 05060059047888, 07964354185574

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