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Optoma DS346I

Optoma DS346I Projector

18000:1 SVGA (800x600) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Nov 2015
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- Bright projection 3000 ANSI lumens- SVGA resolution, 18,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable Project bright vibrant... More
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6 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average Optoma 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have good reviews as do all projectors produced by Optoma.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma DS346I supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other latest similar spec multimedia projectors which do not support Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma DS346I supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other new data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DS346I, the Optoma DS346I has a built-in speaker.

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Very Long Lamp Service Life

The average lamp service life of new similar spec projectors is 4,400h, and the lamp service lives range from 3,000h to 7,000h. When compared to other recently released 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that we have checked the lamp service life of, the Optoma DS346I's lamp service life of 7,000 hours is one of the longest.

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Very Light

At only 2.4 kilograms, the Optoma DS346I is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months. The lightest comparable spec projector that has been available for a similar time to the DS346I is 2.3kg heavy and the heaviest is 4.9kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the DS346I do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma DS346I is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DS346I is SVGA (800x600). That's 77% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all new data projectors is 2160p (3840x2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for the last year is 3,000 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 3,300 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,200 ANSI lumens. At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DS346I has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other latest multimedia projectors.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Optoma DS346I has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other latest projectors. Latest comparable spec projectors have RMS rated power of between 2W and 16W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Optoma DS346I is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Very Low Maximum Vertical Synchronization

Across all the recently released comparable spec data projectors the maximum vertical synchronization range from 0.085kHz to 120kHz. At only 0.085 kilohertz, the Optoma DS346I has a quite low maximum vertical synchronization compared to most of the other newly released comparable spec data projectors.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the DS346I have one HDMI port, including the Optoma DS346I which has one HDMI port.

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Very Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the Optoma DS346I has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for the last year. The average matrix size of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DS346I is 0.62", and the matrix sizes range from 0.55" to 0.65".

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma DS346I

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this projector was released.


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User Reviews

Reviewed 14 2016 by Mr. Robert Mitchell
(Verified Purchase)

No external sound and no USB in are its down points Good bright picture clear easy to operation.

Reviewed 29 2016 by Paul
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect for the job...

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Electricity cost when switched on $53.87
Electricity cost when on standby $2.75
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Total running cost over 5 years $56.62
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma DS346Iuses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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