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Optoma ZX212ST Projector

100000:1 XGA (1024x768) 34dB Dec 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £74.20 Electricity cost over 5 years
Reasonably priced
Expert reviews are poor
3D support limited to PC connection (VGA or HDMI) only

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Data projector expert review site PC Mag scored this Optoma data projector 60%. This puts this multimedia projector in the bottom 15% of all the projectors of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

Projectors manufactured by Optoma have an average rating of 88%, which is in the top 15% of all multimedia projector manufacturers that we have assessed.


3D Support Limited to PC Connection (VGA or HDMI) Only

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “3D support limited to PC connection (VGA or HDMI) only” in their Optoma ZX212ST review.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this projector “The hybrid laser-LED light source saves on the total cost of ownership”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when Optoma released the ZX212ST.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The ZX212ST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including because of their better review scores, the HDP1650TV/EU, or the HDP1590/UK both from Philips or the LG PA1000T.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other 100000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector, the ZX212ST does not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also support full HD that you might want to look at including the PA1000 (£509), or the PF80 (£999) both from LG or the Philips HDP1590/CN.

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Energy

High Running Costs

The average 1 year running cost of the ZX212ST is £75 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been available for more than two years.


Performance

Average Noise Level

The ZX212ST has a fairly average noise level (34 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The ZX212ST has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other 100000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma ZX212ST has an Ethernet LAN, unlike most of the other 100000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to this multimedia projector which do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Storage

Has a Card Reader Integrated

The ZX212ST has a card reader integrated. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also have a card reader integrated.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The ZX212ST has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other data projectors of this type and age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The ZX212ST does not have a DVI port, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Design

Ceiling Mountable

The ZX212ST is ceiling mountable. Most of the other data projectors of this age and type also are ceiling mountable.

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Projector

XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The ZX212ST has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most common projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Has a Zoom Capability

The Optoma ZX212ST has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector do not have a zoom capability.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,300 ANSI lumens, the ZX212ST has one of the brightest projector brightnesses amongst 100000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of 100000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to this data projector is 300 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 2,300 ANSI lumens.

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Lamps

Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Data projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector have service life of lamps of between 20,000h and 30,000h. With a service life of lamp of only 20,000 hours, the ZX212ST has one of the shorter service life of lamps amongst 100000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma zx212st
Barcodes 00796435418533, 05053959398655, 05060059047949, 07964354185338

Optoma ZX212ST Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma ZX212ST 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 327,808 product attributes, 14,367 projector reviews and 3,039,000 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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