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Optoma DS347 Projector

20000:1 SVGA (800x600) 29dB Mar 2016
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Eco+ technology brings together high contrast, improved lamp life and energy saving features that are easy to use while reducing power consumption. There may be instances when the projector is... More
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8 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Projectors manufactured by Optoma are some of the better projectors according to average expert and user reviews.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma DS347 supports Full HD projection, as do most of the other new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma DS347 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched in the last 12 months also support 3D image projection.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 8,000 hours, the Optoma DS347 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp in economic mode of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DS347 is 6,100h, and the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 4,000h to 24,000h.

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Fairly Big Offset

With an offset of 115 percent, the Optoma DS347 has a quite big offset compared to most of the other recently released similar spec projectors. The smallest offset of new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 30% and the biggest is 120%.

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Narrow

20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DS347 have widths of between 90mm and 500mm, and the average width is 290mm. The Optoma DS347 is one of the narrower 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the DS347 (only 298 millimeters) amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Light

20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months have weights of between 110g and 40kg, and the average weight is 3.7kg. The Optoma DS347 is one of the lighter new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors (only 2.2 kilograms) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

Recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have power consumption in economy mode of between 170W and 370W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 240W. With a power consumption in economy mode of only 187 Watts, the Optoma DS347 has one of the lower power consumption in economy mode amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma DS347 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other new data projectors which have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for the last year, the Optoma DS347 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DS347 is SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

This multimedia projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution across all latest data projectors.

The best resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Graphics Resolution

The Optoma DS347 supports a maximum resolution of 800 x 600 (SVGA). That's 79% less resolution than the most common graphics resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). Across all similar spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DS347 the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DS347 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched in the last 12 months. Across all the data projectors that were released around the same time as the DS347 the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 5,400 ANSI lumens.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the A1300W (3,200 ANSI lumens), or the A1200 (3,200 ANSI lumens) both from Acer or the Optoma GT760A ($424.00) (3,200 ANSI lumens).

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Very Small Lamp Power

The Optoma DS347 has a fairly small lamp power (only 195 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors that were launched around the same time as the DS347. Recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have lamp power of between 190W and 370W, and the average lamp power is 230W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Optoma DS347 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port multimedia projector.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

Across all the 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for the last year the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.67", and the average matrix size is 0.62". At only 0.55 inches, the Optoma DS347 has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other newly released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DS347

Released Nine Months Ago

This Optoma projector was released nine months ago.

Average Noise Level

At 29 decibels, the Optoma DS347 has a relatively standard noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released in the last year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 29dB noise level projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the Optoma EH341 ($574.00).

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the W331 ($399.00) (29dB), or the DS348 (29dB) both from Optoma.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Capability
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Lamp
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Video Colour Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operational Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $56.16
Electricity cost when on standby $2.87
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Total running cost over 5 years $59.03
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma optomads347
Barcodes 05055387632295
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