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Optoma DX229 Projector

10000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB Dec 2012
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The Optoma DX229 is the perfect projector for all your display needs. An ultra-bright 2800L with a 10,000:1 contrast,ensures your presentations and graphics are crystal clear leaving your audience... More
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Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 491 expert and owner reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. However, Optoma has only ok ratings for its 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the DX229, the Optoma DX229 has a built-in speaker.

There are a number of different data projectors with a built-in speaker that you might want to consider including a higher scoring multimedia projector such as the 311WH, the S1370, or the X1140A all from Acer.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Optoma DX229 supports 3D image projection.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D image projection and we think a higher rated projector such as the 311WH, the S1370, and the X1140A all from Acer are also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Optoma DX229 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most common graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this Optoma projector support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are older than two years the worst resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080).

It is worth also looking at other projectors that support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA) including a higher rated product such as the Optoma EX631.

If the resolution of this data projector is too low for you then you might want to also look at the 3M MP225 (832 x 624, 1280 x 960, 1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated), 1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated), 640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated), 800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated) and higher rated), the Panasonic PT-VW430 (1024 x 576 (WSVGA and higher rated),1280 x 720 (HD 720 and higher rated),1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated),854 x 480 (WVGA and higher rated),1152 x 870,1280 x 960,1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated),1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated),1360 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated),1366 х 768,1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated),1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated),1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated),640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated),800 x 600 (SVGA and higher rated) and higher rated), or the AAXA Technologies P3 Pico (1024 x 576 (WSVGA and higher rated), 1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Supports Six Video Modes

The Optoma DX229 has a greater number of supported video mode than most 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years. This projector supports a 576p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode supported by projectors of a similar spec and age to the DX229. The video modes "1080i", "480i", "480p", "576i" and "720p" are also supported by this Optoma multimedia projector.

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Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

Comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to the DX229 have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 4,000h and 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 8,300h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 6,500 hours, the Optoma DX229 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode amongst similar spec projectors of this age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 30 decibels, the Optoma DX229 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the DX229. The quietest noise level of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DX229 is 29dB and the loudest is 36dB.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 30dB noise level multimedia projectors and we think a better rated product such as the X1111, the X1270, and the 311WH all from Acer are also worth considering.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma DX229 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the DX229 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma DX229 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DX229 also do not support Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative multimedia projectors with a Full HD projection including the 240 ($618.99), or the S1370 both from Acer or the Panasonic PT-RZ370 ($3,399.00).

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Very Small Matrix Size

The matrix sizes of comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago range from 0.55" to 0.65". At only 0.55 inches, the Optoma DX229 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DX229

Over Two Years Old

This multimedia projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Projector Brightness

At 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DX229 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma DX229 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

There are a number of alternative multimedia projectors that have a resolution of XGA (1024x768) that you might want to consider including a better rated product such as the X1240, or the 240 ($618.99) both from Acer or the Optoma EX631.

If the resolution of this projector is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the S1370 (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the P5307 (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated) both from Acer or the Optoma EW631 (WXGA (1280x800 and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Analog Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
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
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Headphone Output
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Optical Disc Player
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Password Protection Type
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.96
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.80
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0.46T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.46 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
12
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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