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Optoma W300 Projector

18000:1 WXGA (1280x720) 3,000 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Projector Brightness Release Date
- Bright projection 3000 ANSI Lumens- WXGA resolution, 18,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included. Simple... More
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16 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

W300 owners on average rated this data projector as terrific.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers said that this projector had good picture quality. A number of customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. B-K rated it 5 stars and wrote in their Optoma W300 review “Good contrast allowing to look videos with superb colors”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. Snowtan said in their review of the Optoma W300 “Great for gaming movies and keeping your popcorn warm”.

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Good Product Quality

Seven Optoma W300 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Last year Michael Robson wrote on Amazon “Very pleased - good picture quality & quiet” and rated the Optoma W300 5 stars. Mr. J. Gallagher scored it 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Great image quality for the price”. Simon Hunt wrote “Quality product at a reasonable price”.

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use. J M Henderson mentioned in their review of the Optoma W300 last year “Simple to use and gives an excellent quality picture”. Malcolm Wooldridge gave the Optoma W300 a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Quality of picture and ease of use is great” in his review.

Some Optoma W300 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma W300 was easy to setup. Albi scored the Optoma W300 5 stars and said “Easy to set up and quality picture when used with a first class source [ blue ray player]”. Benjamin said “Smaller than I was expecting, this is easy to setup and connects to my devices really quickly” in his review of this projector.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Optoma projectors and also specifically for Optoma 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good reviews.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed the product wrote that it was quiet. Pieter mentioned in their review of the Optoma W300 on Amazon “It's quiet and bright” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Size

One customer reckoned that it was easy to carry around. J M Henderson wrote in their review “Very light and easy to carry” .

Good Sound Quality

One Optoma W300 reviewer said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Benjamin wrote on Amazon “Noise so try not to sit to close to it, also there is no audio out option”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma W300 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the W300.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma W300 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Benq MX522[plb_2029720_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

This data projector supports a graphics resolution of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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WXGA (1280x800) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma W300 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This projector's resolution (WXGA (1280x800)) is actually the best resolution amongst all comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the W300.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of projector is SVGA (800x600).

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Very High Number of Colours

The number of colours of the Optoma W300 of 1,073.4 million is one of the highest amongst projectors that are a comparable age to the W300. The numbers of colours of multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W300 range from 1M to 1,100M.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

When compared to other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the lamp service life of the Optoma W300 of 10,000 hours is one of the longest. The lamp service lives of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the W300 range from 2,500h to 20,000h, and the average lamp service life is 4,600h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many projectors of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Low Power Consumption in Economy Mode

With a power consumption in economy mode of only 191 Watts, the Optoma W300 has a fairly low power consumption in economy mode compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W300. The average power consumption in economy mode of multimedia projectors of this spec and age is 200W, and the power consumption in economy mode range from 0.31W to 340W.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor High Def TV

One Optoma W300 reviewer said in their reviews that it was not good at displaying high definition TV.

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The Optoma W300 does not support Full HD projection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W300 also do not support Full HD projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma W300 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the W300 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The average lamp power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago is 210W, and the lamp power range from 190W to 310W. The Optoma W300 has a fairly small lamp power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Maximum Horizontal Synchronization

The Optoma W300 has one of the lower maximum horizontal synchronization (only 91.1 kilohertz) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The maximum horizontal synchronization of data projectors of this type and age range from 0.1kHz to 110kHz, and the average maximum horizontal synchronization is 95kHz.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The Optoma W300 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago. The average RMS rated power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the W300 is 7.3W.

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Very Small Uniformity

The uniformities of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for more than two years range from 80% to 130%. With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the Optoma W300 has one of the smaller uniformities amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Low Maximum Vertical Synchronization

The lowest maximum vertical synchronization of multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W300 is 0.12kHz and the highest is 480kHz. At only 85 kilohertz, the Optoma W300 has a quite low maximum vertical synchronization compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W300.

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Quite Small Offset

The offsets of projectors of this age and spec range from 100% to 160%, and the average offset is 120%. At only 115 percent, the Optoma W300 has a fairly small offset compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the W300.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W300

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 13000:1 contrast ratio projector was released over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W300 has a relatively typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the W300.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
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
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Power
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
S-Video Input
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
Integrated TV Tuner
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
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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Electricity cost when switched on $55.49
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Total running cost over 5 years $58.33
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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