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Optoma DX325 Projector

13000:1 XGA (1024x768) 28dB 2,600 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
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- Bright projection 2600 ANSI Lumens- XGA resolution, 15,000:1 contrast ratio- Low ownership costs - up to 6500 hrs lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included. Big Screen Viewing... More
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16 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

This multimedia projector has an exceptional average owner rating based on 15 owner reviews.

Good Picture Quality

A few Optoma DX325 owners who bought the product concluded that it had good picture quality. Some customers concluded that the product had good colour saturation. B-K mentioned on Amazon “Good contrast allowing to look videos with superb colors” in their review of this projector.

One Optoma DX325 owner who purchased this projector concluded that it was good for playing games on. Snowtan mentioned on Amazon last year “Great for gaming movies and keeping your popcorn warm” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

A number of Optoma DX325 owners who reviewed this projector said that it was good quality. Michael Robson said on Amazon “Very pleased - good picture quality & quiet” in his Optoma DX325 review. Mr. J. Gallagher gave the Optoma DX325 a rating of 5 stars and wrote “Great image quality for the price”. Simon Hunt said on Amazon last year “Quality product at a reasonable price” and rated the product 5 stars.

Easy to Use

Some people mentioned in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. J M Henderson said in their review of this projector “Simple to use and gives an excellent quality picture”. Malcolm Wooldridge said “Quality of picture and ease of use is great” in his review.

Several Optoma DX325 owners wrote in their reviews that this projector was easy to setup. Albi scored this projector 5 stars and said “Easy to set up and quality picture when used with a first class source [ blue ray player]”. Last year Benjamin said “Smaller than I was expecting, this is easy to setup and connects to my devices really quickly”.

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Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 1,709 owner and expert reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its data projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically within its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors range compared to other brands.

Acceptable Noise Level

Several Optoma DX325 reviewers who reviewed this projector considered that it was quiet. Pieter rated it 5 stars and wrote in their review of this projector “It's quiet and bright”.

Good Size

One Optoma DX325 reviewer concluded that it was easy to carry around. J M Henderson wrote “Very light and easy to carry” in their Optoma DX325 review.

Good Sound Quality

One person who purchased this projector reckoned that it had good sound quality. Benjamin wrote on Amazon last year “Noise so try not to sit to close to it, also there is no audio out option”.

Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma DX325 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other data projectors that are a comparable age to the DX325.

Other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available that you might want to look at include the Benq MS517 which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker including the Benq MW526 ($389.99), or the Optoma DX330.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This multimedia projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many data projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

The average lamp service life of projectors of this age and type is 4,600h, and the lamp service lives range from 2,500h to 20,000h. With a lamp service life of 5,000 hours, the Optoma DX325 has one of the longer lamp service lives amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma DX325 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 28 decibels) amongst similar spec multimedia projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of projectors that were released around the same time as the DX325 is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Benq MS517 (32dB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

At only 28 decibels, the Optoma DX325 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than two years. Across all the 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the DX325 the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 38dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 29dB.

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Narrow

The Optoma DX325 is one of the narrower similar spec multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DX325 (only 286 millimeters) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of this age and spec the widths range from 260mm to 340mm, and the average width is 300mm.

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Light

At only 2.1 kilograms, the Optoma DX325 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago. The lightest 13000:1 contrast ratio projector that has been on the market for a comparable time to the DX325 is 1.3kg heavy and the heaviest is 5.4kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor High Def TV

One Optoma DX325 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was not good at displaying high definition TV.

Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec support 3D image projection, however the Optoma DX325 does not support 3D image projection.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a 3D image projection and we think the Benq MS517 which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma DX325 does not support Full HD projection, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support Full HD projection.

It is worth also looking at alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection including the MW526 ($389.99), or the MW820ST both from Benq or the Acer X1373 ($318.99).

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma DX325 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,600 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DX325 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the DX325. Across all the comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DX325 the projector brightness range from 800 ANSI lumens to 4,200 ANSI lumens.

There are a number of alternative 2,600 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including the Optoma DS325 ($382.27) which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Benq TW523 (3,000 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Lamp Power

At only 190 Watts, the Optoma DX325 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The lamp power of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the DX325 range from 190W to 310W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the DX325 range from 1W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.3W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Optoma DX325 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst data projectors of this age.

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Very Small Uniformity

The average uniformity of data projectors of this spec and age is 86%, and the uniformities range from 80% to 130%. At only 80 percent, the Optoma DX325 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DX325.

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Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports

Most projectors of this age and type have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Optoma DX325 which has two VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DX325

Released Over Three Years Ago

Optoma released the DX325 over three years ago.

XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This multimedia projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Digital 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
Optical Zoom
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
Composite Video in Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Preset Mode
HDCP
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Power Consumption During PowerSave
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
Remote Control Type
Cable Included

User Reviews

(15)
(Verified Purchase)

Using this projector with my PS4 PS3 and Xbox one and I'm very impressed with the quality for this entry level projector .
Easy too use and looks stunning projected onto a 2 meter wide screen... Read more…

Reviewed 28 May 2015 by C. A. Moore
(Verified Purchase)

Seems to be working ok. Has shut down a couple of times. Good brightness levels.

Reviewed 5 May 2015 by Lorraine Mitchell
(Verified Purchase)

Really great projector does exactly what i was looking for.

Reviewed 4 May 2015 by Simon Hunt
(Verified Purchase)

Quality product at a reasonable price.

Reviewed 20 April 2015 by Malcolm Wooldridge
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent projector, a little disappointed by the limited zoom range but quality of picture and ease of use is great.

Reviewed 6 April 2015 by SimonHarris
(Verified Purchase)

Very good.

Reviewed 5 April 2015 by Benjamin
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect for the price, as long as you are aware that this is not HD regardless of having hdmi ports. Some reviews have stated that this is misleading but it is fairly common place now. It is... Read more…

Reviewed 21 March 2015 by J M HENDERSON
(Verified Purchase)

Very light and easy to carry. Simple to use and gives an excellent quality picture. A really good buy!

Reviewed 7 March 2015 by Michael Robson
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased - good picture quality & quiet.

Reviewed 17 February 2015 by Mr. J. Gallagher
(Verified Purchase)

Great image quality for the price and not too loud either. I project onto a plain white wall across the room and get a large viewing area. There's plenty of options to get the image ratio right... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma dx325, optoma 958tl01gc1, optoma 958tl01gc1e
Barcodes 00644535505892, 05060059047710, 08801031154074
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