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Optoma X305 Projector

18000:1 XGA (1024x768) 29dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Release Date
- Native XGA, 60 image from just 77cm away- Bright images, vivid colours 3000 ANSI Lumens- Up to 10,000 hours lamp life and 70% energy saving- Shadow-free images on interactive whiteboards 3D... More
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5 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 1,709 expert and user reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its data projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically within its 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors range compared to other brands.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Optoma X305 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good 3D picture quality.

Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as the X305, the Optoma X305 supports 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other projectors of this spec and age, the Optoma X305 has a built-in speaker.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma X305 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found graphics resolution of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this multimedia projector). This data projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

A 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) graphics resolution is in fact the best supported resolution across all comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the X305.

Across similar types of multimedia projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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6 Reasons Against

Only 100V AC Input Voltage

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

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the X305 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma X305 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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Very Low Number of Colours

The Optoma X305 has a quite low number of colours (only 1.07 million) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age. Data projectors of this type and age have numbers of colours of between 1M and 1,100M.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Optoma X305 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst comparable spec projectors of this age. Across all the multimedia projectors of this type and age the RMS rated power range from 1W to 20W.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The shortest service life of lamp in economic mode of 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago is 6,000h, the longest is 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 7,100h. With a service life of lamp in economic mode of only 6,000 hours, the Optoma X305 has a fairly short service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the X305.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma X305

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this 18000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X305 has a fairly average projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the X305.

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XGA (1024x768) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma X305 has a maximum resolution of XGA (1024x768). That's 23% less resolution than the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 29 decibels, the Optoma X305 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released around the same time as the X305.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Horizontal Keystone Correction
Maximum Digital Resolution
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Dynamic Contrast 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
Objective Focal Length
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 Out Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display Language
HDCP
Password Protection Type
2D/3D Image Frequency
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
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
Other Features
F-Number / Relative Aperture

User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 September 2015 by Fiona campbell
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Excellent for the money the 3d is amazing...

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Electricity cost when switched on $58.45
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $61.31
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418694, 05060059047550, 07964354186946

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