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Optoma DX343
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Optoma DX343 Projector

18000:1 WXGA (1280x768) 26dB Dec 2014
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Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews

On average Optoma projectors are rated 82 out of 100, which is in the top 22% of all projector brands that we have assessed.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma DX343 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DX343.

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1080i Video Mode

The Optoma DX343 supports a 1080i video mode which is better than most 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for the last year. Most latest similar spec multimedia projectors support a 480i video mode. This multimedia projector also support a 576i and 720p video mode. Across all 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for the last year the supported video mode ranges from 480i (worst) to 1080p (best).

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Very Light

The Optoma DX343 is one of the lighter projectors that are a comparable age to the DX343 (only 2.5 kilograms) amongst 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The lightest 18000:1 contrast ratio projector that was released around the same time as the DX343 is 2.5kg heavy, the heaviest is 7.6kg, and the average weight is 3.8kg.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

Across all the recently released 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors the noise levels range from 26dB to 39dB. The Optoma DX343 has one of the quieter noise levels (only 26 decibels) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma DX343 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the DX343 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the DX343 do not support Full HD projection. The Optoma DX343 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DX343 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DX343. 18000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the DX343 have projector brightness of between 2,800 ANSI lumens and 3,600 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,200 ANSI lumens.

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Very Small Lamp Power

Across all the comparable spec multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months the lamp power range from 190W to 280W, and the average lamp power is 230W. At only 190 Watts, the Optoma DX343 has a quite small lamp power compared to most of the other latest similar spec projectors.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DX343

Twelve Months Old

It was twelve months ago when Optoma released the DX343.

WXGA (1280x768) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DX343 is WXGA (1280x768). That's 4% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution.

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Total running cost over 5 years $58.21
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma DX343uses 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.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 3000, optoma 3000l, optoma 3000lu, optoma 3000lum
Barcodes 05060059049745, 05060059049769