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Optoma ZW212ST Projector

WXGA (1280x800) 28dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Jan 2013
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £74.20 Electricity cost over 5 years
Low running costs
Average expert reviews
A bit expensive
3 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, CNET.co.uk and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 66 out of 100.

Good Brand

We checked 1,873 owner and expert reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically within its projectors range. 100% of those that bought a Optoma multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Low Running Costs

The average running cost of the ZW212ST is only £75 over 1 year based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run multimedia projectors of this type and age.


Price

A Bit Expensive

One Optoma ZW212ST owner reckoned that it was not good value for money. Ten years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “We just wish it was more feature-rich and wasnt so pricey”.


Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

One customer who purchased the Optoma ZW212ST said that it did not have good sound quality. Ten years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this projector on CNET.co.uk “Relatively weak audio”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who bought the Optoma ZW212ST said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Cnet.co.uk mentioned ten years ago “3D compatible” in their Optoma ZW212ST review however they only gave it a rating of 18.08 out of 100.


Power

Good Battery Life

One person who bought the Optoma ZW212ST concluded that it had a good battery life.


Design

Good Quality

Two Optoma ZW212ST reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Cnet.co.uk wrote “Good text quality” in their review of this projector.

Easy to Use

One Optoma ZW212ST owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Cnet.co.uk wrote on CNET.co.uk “Ease of use and setup” in their review of the Optoma ZW212ST.

Ceiling Mountable

The ZW212ST is ceiling mountable. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also are ceiling mountable.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Optoma ZW212ST owner who purchased the product mentioned that it was a good size. Cnet.co.uk said “Good size and weight” although they only gave it a score of 1 stars.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since January 2013.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The ZW212ST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector.

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at including because of their better review scores, the Optoma GT760 (£449.66), or the Viewsonic PJD5350LS.

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Supports Seven Video Formats Supported

The ZW212ST has a greater number of supported video formats than most data projectors of this age and spec. This projector supports a H.264 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as this projector. The video formats supported "3GP", "AVI", "MOV", "MP4", "MPEG4" and "XVID" are also supported by this Optoma projector.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma ZW212ST does not support full HD, unlike most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years which support full HD.

We compared all the other projectors which also support full HD to this projector and we think the Sony VPL-HW50ES/W, the Panasonic PTAE7000U, or the Epson Pro G6770WU are also worth considering.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma ZW212ST is HD-Ready, as are most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma ZW212ST is 3D-ready, as are most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Optoma ZW212ST has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 51% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma ZW212ST has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

We compared all the other 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness projectors to this multimedia projector and we think the LG SA565 (£1,099.99), and the Viewsonic PJD6353s which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

If this projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to consider the Hitachi CP-AW3019WNM (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the Avio MP-50 (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Vivitek D517 (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma ZW212ST has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The ZW212ST has a card reader integrated. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec do not have a card reader integrated.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The ZW212ST is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other data projectors of this spec and age.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma ZW212ST has a handheld remote control. Most of the other similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma ZW212ST does not have a DVI port. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Lamps

Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 20,000 hours, the ZW212ST has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that came out around the same time as this projector the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,700h.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The ZW212ST has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector.

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Average Noise Level

At 28 decibels, the ZW212ST has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers stampede zw212st
Barcodes 00796435418540, 05060059047956, 07964354185406

Optoma ZW212ST Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma ZW212ST 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 328,120 product attributes, 14,264 projector reviews and 2,801,300 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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