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Optoma X303 Projector

15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 26dB Mar 2013
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- Bright projection 3000 ANSI Lumens- XGA resolution, 15,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included Ideal... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

Expert review website PC Mag scored this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector 70%.

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,709 expert and owner reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its data projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other brands.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people said in their reviews that the product had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

Several Optoma X303 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com said “Image quality suitable for typical presentations” and scored the product 70 out of 100.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Optoma X303 reviewer who purchased this projector considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag mentioned “3D capable”.

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One Optoma X303 owner said in their reviews that it was well made. Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and said in their review of the Optoma X303 on PC Mag “The Optoma X303$445.22 at Amazon provides a good set of connection choices and solid data image quality for a lower-priced business or classroom projector”.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma X303 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to the X303.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including the Pro Z11000WNL, or the Pro Z11005NL both from Epson which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma X303 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the X303 also have a built-in speaker.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker currently available including the Vivitek D556 ($643.99), the LG PA72G, or the Epson EB-Z9875U which has better reviews.

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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 the most commonly supported graphics resolution on data projectors of this age and spec.

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Very High Number of Colours

Across all the data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the X303 the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M. The Optoma X303 has one of the higher numbers of colours (1,073.4 million) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma X303 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port data projector.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years range from 3,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,900h. The Optoma X303 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode (6,500 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the X303.

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Fairly Big Offset

The offsets of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the X303 range from 13% to 130%, and the average offset is 97%. The Optoma X303 has one of the bigger offsets (115 percent) amongst projectors of this age.

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Quite Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

The average power consumption during PowerSave of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the X303 is 210W. With a power consumption during PowerSave of only 194 Watts, the Optoma X303 has one of the lower power consumption during PowerSave amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the comparable spec data projectors that have been available for more than two years the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. The Optoma X303 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 26 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Light

The weights of projectors that have been around for around the same time as the X303 range from 1.3kg to 27kg. The Optoma X303 is one of the lighter comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago (only 2.1 kilograms) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

Most data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the X303 do not support Full HD projection. The Optoma X303 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD projection.

It is worth considering alternative multimedia projectors which also support Full HD projection including the Vivitek D552, the Viewsonic PJD7820HD ($757.00), or the Epson EB-Z9875U which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma X303 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support WiFi connectivity that you might also want to look at include the EB Z9870U, or the EB-Z11000 both from Epson or the Optoma EX400 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Lamp Power

The Optoma X303 has one of the smaller lamp power (only 190 Watts) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that are a comparable age to the X303 the lamp power range from 190W to 2,400W.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the Optoma X303 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. The average RMS rated power of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the X303 is 7.1W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 30W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma X303

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 15000:1 contrast ratio projector was released over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X303 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3,000 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available including because of it's better review score, the PJD5232, or the PJD5483S both from Viewsonic or the Optoma X302.

If you want a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the IN126 ($432.99) (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the IN124 ($375.99) (3,300 ANSI lumens) both from Infocus or the Optoma X307 (3,300 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
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
Focus Mode
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
HDMI Version
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
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

Expert Reviews

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9 August 2013

The Optoma X303 XGA data projector offers a good mix of moderate price, portability, connectivity, 3D capability, and image quality suitable for typical presentations...

3D capable
Portable
Moderate price
Good range of connection choices
Rainbow effect
Image quality suffers over a VGA connection

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Electricity cost when switched on $56.21
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $59.07
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00079531969933, 00796435418168, 05060059047314, 07964354181682

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Viewsonic PJD8653WS Optoma X303
$ 299.99
14W Higher RMS Rated Power
One More Built-In Speaker
One More Audio in Port
Bigger Lamp Power
1,072.33M Lower Number of Colours
Vastly Heavier
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