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Data projectors made by Optoma have an average rating of 88%, which is in the top 22% of all data projector manufacturers that we have looked at.
Just Released Four Months Ago
This projector has only been on the market for four months.
100 - 240V AC Input Voltage
This data projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors that were released around the same time as it.
Supports Full HD Projection
The Optoma DX349 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other latest 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors also support Full HD projection.
It is worth considering other data projectors which also support Full HD projection including the X115H, or the X1285 both from Acer or the Optoma DS347.
Supports 3D Image Projection
Like most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the DX349, the Optoma DX349 supports 3D image projection.
It is worth considering other projectors which also support 3D image projection including the X115H, or the X1285 both from Acer or the Optoma DS347.
Has a Built-In Speaker
Like most of the other new similar spec data projectors, the Optoma DX349 has a built-in speaker.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Optoma DS348 which is cheaper.
We compared all the other projectors which also have a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the X115H, or the X1285 both from Acer is also worth considering.
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Two Built-In Speakers
The Optoma DX349 is a two built-in speaker projector. Most of the other recently released similar spec projectors only have one built-in speaker.
Supports One Video Colour Mode
The number of video colour modes supported by the Optoma DX349 is more than most comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for the last year. The most frequently supported video colour mode is Presentation, but this video colour mode is not supported by this Optoma projector. The video colour modes Cinema|Game|Natural are also supported by this data projector.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
At 6,000 hours, the Optoma DX349 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. Across all the latest similar spec multimedia projectors the service life of lamp in economic mode range from 4,000h to 24,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 6,600h.
Quite Big Offset
Recently released comparable spec projectors have offsets of between 30% and 120%, and the average offset is 78%. With an offset of 115 percent, the Optoma DX349 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the DX349.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma DX349 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. The quietest noise level of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DX349 is 26dB, the loudest is 37dB, and the average noise level is 31dB.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 29dB noise level projectors currently available including the Optoma DS348 which is cheaper.
Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth looking at include the Acer X113P (28dB) which is also cheaper.
The widths of new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range from 90mm to 500mm. The Optoma DX349 is quite narrow (only 298 millimeters) compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the DX349.
The average weight of recently released 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 3.5kg. At only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma DX349 is fairly light compared to most of the other new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.
Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode
20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the DX349 have power consumption in economy mode of between 180W and 370W, and the average power consumption in economy mode is 250W. The Optoma DX349 has a fairly low power consumption in economy mode (only 187 Watts) compared to most of the other latest 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors.
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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
Most recently released comparable spec multimedia projectors do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma DX349 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
Projectors that are a comparable age to the DX349 have projector brightness of between 800 ANSI lumens and 5,400 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens. At only 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DX349 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DX349.
It may also be worth considering one of the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including cheaper projectors such as the Optoma DS348, or the Acer X113P.
If you are looking for a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Acer X115H (3,300 ANSI lumens).
Very Small Lamp Power
The Optoma DX349 has a fairly small lamp power (only 195 Watts) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec projectors. The lamp power of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DX349 range from 190W to 370W.
Very Low RMS Rated Power
The RMS rated power of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the DX349 range from 1.5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 9.6W. At only 2 Watts, the Optoma DX349 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other recently released multimedia projectors.
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Only One HDMI Port
The Optoma DX349 is a one HDMI port projector. Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the DX349 have between one and two HDMI ports.
Only One Audio in Port
The Optoma DX349 is a one audio in port multimedia projector.
Very Small Matrix Size
The matrix sizes of recently released multimedia projectors range from 0.55" to 0.67". With a matrix size of only 0.55 inches, the Optoma DX349 has a quite small matrix size compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the DX349.
2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DX349
1024 X 768 (XGA) Graphics Resolution
The Optoma DX349 supports a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA). That's 66% less resolution than a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released in the last 12 months.
If the resolution of this Optoma projector is not high enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer X1285 (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)).
XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution
The Optoma DX349 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).
Native Projector Resolution
3,000 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Vertical Keystone Correction
-40 - 40
1.2 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
27.78 - 304.4
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
1.95 - 2.16:1
2.4 - 2.53
Focal Length Range
21.85 - 24.01
3D Image Projection
1024 x 768 (XGA)
Full HD Projection
Video Colour Mode
Cinema, Game, Natural
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC J, NTSC, NTSC M, PAL, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM G, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM, SECAM L
Frame packing, Side by side
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
Serial Interface Type
Audio Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85
On Screen Display Language
CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, IND, ITA, JPN, KOR, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
On Screen Display
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RMS Rated Power
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Cable Lock Slot Type
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Economy Mode
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Input Voltage
100, 100 - 240
0 - 3000
Relative Humidity Operational Range
0 - 85
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 40
Weight & Dimensions
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
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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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