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Optoma BR323 Projector

15000:1 SVGA (800x600) 29dB Jun 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Outstanding brightness and color accuracy for most impactful presentations.- Low operating cost - Up to 10,000 hours lamp life.- Full 3D compatibility.- Wireless presentation capability via... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

Optoma has unexceptional reviews for its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors, however it has good average reviews when measured across all its projectors.

Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma BR323 supports 3D image projection, unlike most of the other comparable spec projectors that are less than a year old.

It is worth also looking at different projectors which support 3D image projection including a better rated projector such as the Infocus IN118HD ($400.00), or the Epson EH-TW570.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Most of the other data projectors that came out in the last 12 months have a built-in speaker, including the Optoma BR323.

It is worth considering other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker including a higher rated product such as the Hitachi CP-TW3003.

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Supports Full HD Projection

Like most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the BR323, the Optoma BR323 supports Full HD projection.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

This projector supports graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most commonly supported graphics resolution on 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to it.

If you want a projector with a higher resolution then you might want to consider the M402X (720 x 480,720 x 576,832 x 624,1152 x 870,1280 x 960,1600 x 900,1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated),1152 x 864 (XGA+ and higher rated),1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated),1280 x 720 (HD 720 and higher rated),1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated),1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated),1360 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated),1366 х 768,1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated),1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated),1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated),1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+ and higher rated) and higher rated), the M322X ($474.87) (720 x 480,720 x 576,832 x 624,1152 x 870,1280 x 768,1280 x 800,1600 x 900,1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated),1152 x 864 (XGA+ and higher rated),1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated),1360 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated),1366 х 768,1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated),1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated),1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated),1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+ and higher rated),1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated),640 x 480 (VGA and higher rated),800 x 6,1920 x 1200 (WUXG and higher rated), or the [pl_2499385] (720 x 480,720 x 576,832 x 624,1600 x 900,1024 x 768 (XGA and higher rated),1152 x 864 (XGA+ and higher rated),1280 x 1024 (SXGA and higher rated),1280 x 720 (HD 720 and higher rated),1280 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated),1280 x 800 (WXGA and higher rated),1360 x 768 (WXGA and higher rated),1366 х 768,1400 x 1050 (SXGA+ and higher rated),1440 x 900 (WXGA+ and higher rated),1600 x 1200 (UXGA and higher rated),1680 x 1050 (WSXGA+ and higher rated),1920 x 1080 (HD 1080 and higher rated),1 and higher rated) all from NEC.

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Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

With a service life of lamp in economic mode of 10,000 hours, the Optoma BR323 has a fairly long service life of lamp in economic mode compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a similar time to the BR323. Recently released projectors have service life of lamp in economic mode of between 3,500h and 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp in economic mode is 5,300h.

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Supports Five Video Modes

The Optoma BR323 has a greater number of supported video mode than most multimedia projectors that are less than a year old. This data projector supports a 720p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode supported by projectors that have been available for the last year. The video modes "1080i", "1080p", "480i" and "480p" are also supported by this projector.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The biggest maximum digital resolution of the Optoma BR323 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 20% more maximum digital resolution than the most common maximum digital resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

A 1920 x 1200 pixels maximum digital resolution is actually the best maximum digital resolution amongst all similar spec projectors that came out in the last year.

A 1280 x 1024 pixels maximum digital resolution is the worst maximum digital resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.

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1.4a HDMI Version

The Optoma BR323 supports a 1.4a HDMI version which is newer than most similar spec multimedia projectors that were released in the last year. Most newly released multimedia projectors support a 1.4 HDMI version.

This projector's HDMI version (1.4a) is actually the best supported HDMI version across all comparable spec multimedia projectors that are less than a year old.

A 1.3 HDMI version is the worst supported HDMI version amongst comparable types of projector.

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Long Lamp Service Life

The lamp service lives of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the BR323 range from 2,000h to 20,000h. With a lamp service life of 5,000 hours, the Optoma BR323 has one of the longer lamp service lives amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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Very Big Offset

When compared to other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out in the last 12 months that we have assessed, the offset of the Optoma BR323 of 115 percent is one of the biggest. Recently released similar spec data projectors have offsets of between 17% and 120%.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 29 decibels, the Optoma BR323 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for the last year. The noise levels of latest projectors range from 29dB to 48dB, and the average noise level is 37dB.

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A Bit Short

The average height of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released in the last 12 months is 150mm, and the heights range from 36mm to 260mm. The Optoma BR323 is fairly short (only 102 millimeters) compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the BR323.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest similar spec multimedia projector that was released around the same time as the BR323 is 270mm wide and the widest is 750mm. At only 315 millimeters, the Optoma BR323 is quite narrow compared to most of the other new comparable spec multimedia projectors.

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Low Power Consumption During PowerSave

At only 194 Watts, the Optoma BR323 has a quite low power consumption during PowerSave compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months. Data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the BR323 have power consumption during PowerSave of between 0.11W and 280W.

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Very Shallow

The depths of similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the BR323 range from 100mm to 750mm. At only 224 millimeters, the Optoma BR323 is fairly shallow compared to most of the other latest projectors.

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Very Light

The Optoma BR323 is fairly light (only 2,400 grams) compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the BR323. Similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the BR323 have weights of between 1,400g and 27,000g, and the average weight is 10,000g.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most of the new 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors do not support WiFi connectivity, including the Optoma BR323.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma BR323 is SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The best resolution of all comparable spec data projectors that have been around for the last year is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is WVGA (854x480).

We compared all the other data projectors that have a resolution of SVGA (800x600) to this projector and we think the Benq MS514, the Canon S-300, and the Epson PowerLite 61P which have a better Kagoo Rating™ are also worth considering.

If the resolution of this multimedia projector is too low for you then you might want to consider the MX570 ($349.99) (XGA (1024x768 and higher rated) and higher rated), or the MX842 (XGA (1024x768 and higher rated) and higher rated) both from Benq or the Epson EB-1930 ($999.00) (XGA (1024x768 and higher rated) and higher rated).

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Very Small Lamp Power

Comparable spec projectors that were launched in the last 12 months have lamp power of between 190W and 380W, and the average lamp power is 280W. The Optoma BR323 has one of the smaller lamp power (only 190 Watts) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.

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Very Small RMS Rated Power

Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the BR323 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 16W. The Optoma BR323 has one of the smaller RMS rated power (only 2 Watts) amongst projectors of this age.

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Small Matrix Size

Across all the similar spec data projectors that were launched in the last year the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.76". With a matrix size of only 0.55 inches, the Optoma BR323 has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other new 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma BR323

Ten Months Old

This data projector was released ten months ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma BR323 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out in the last year.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to also look at the CP-AW3003 ($1,166.99) (3300 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the CP-TW3003 (3300 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the CP-AX3003 (3300 ANSI lumens and higher rated) all from Hitachi.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
PC Audio in
Serial Interface Type
PC Audio Out
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $59.67
Electricity cost when on standby $2.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $62.38
Running costs for this projector have been estimated based on other similar projectors. If you know how much electricity and water the Optoma BR323uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.42T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.42 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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