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Optoma ZH300UW

Optoma ZH300UW Projector

10000:1 UWHD (1920x720) 32dB Mar 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Ultra-wide HD resolution, 2x HDMI inputs- Ultra-short throw lens and unique 16:6 aspect ratio- Lamp-less laser-phosphor light source- TouchBeam finger-touch interactive technology- Crestron... More
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6 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

Optoma is one of the superior multimedia projector brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Optoma also has good reviews for its 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

Supports 3D

Unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the ZH300UW which do not support 3D, the ZH300UW supports 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma ZH300UW has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released in the last year.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The ZH300UW supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over two times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) (which is also supported by this projector). In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 480 (WVGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA). Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out in the last year the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 32 decibels, the ZH300UW has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for the last year. The average noise level of new 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 35dB, and the noise levels range from 28dB to 41dB.

Alternative data projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the CP-WX8650[pl_3256010_price] (35dB), or the CP-WU8600[pl_3255968_price] (35dB) both from Hitachi.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the ZH300UW has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other new 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. The average service life of lamp of projectors that are a similar age to the ZH300UW is 8,700h.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the ZH300UW, the ZH300UW does not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most comparable spec data projectors that were launched in the last 12 months do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma ZH300UW is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Epson EB-1781W[plb_4050523_price], or the Hitachi CP-WX5500[plb_3397843_price].

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,700 ANSI lumens, the ZH300UW has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the ZH300UW. The average projector brightness of recently released comparable spec projectors is 5,200 ANSI lumens.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Benq TH670S[plb_3626312_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens), the Hitachi CP-CW301WN[plb_3869672_price] (3,100 ANSI lumens), or the Epson EB-580S[plb_3357331_price] (3,200 ANSI lumens).

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the ZH300UW has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst projectors of this age. Across all the 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year the RMS rated powers range from 1W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 13W.

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Only One Audio (L,R) in

The ZH300UW is a one audio (L,R) in data projector. Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year have between one and two audio (L,R) ins.

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Quite Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

At 32 decibels, the Optoma ZH300UW has a quite loud noise level (economic mode) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for the last year. The noise level (economic mode)s of 10000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the ZH300UW range from 28dB to 39dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 30dB.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 1 times zoom factor, the ZH300UW has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other latest projectors. The smallest optical zoom of projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the ZH300UW is 1x, the biggest is 1.8x, and the average optical zoom is 1.6x.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma ZH300UW

OK Running Costs

Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the ZH300UW will cost £112 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 44 data projectors that came out in the last 12 months.

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when Optoma released the ZH300UW.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Horizontal
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
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
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
PC Audio in
HDMI Version
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection Type
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Input Frequency
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £107.36
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Electricity price £per kilowatt hour
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Water price £per litre
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Total running cost over 5 years £111.05
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma ZH300UWuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.55T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma zh300, optoma zh300u, optoma p241698, optoma zh300uw, optoma p241698p
Barcodes 05055387629981

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