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Optoma BR324 Projector

SVGA (800x600) 26dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens Jun 2015
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- Comprehensive digital and analog connectivity for maximum compatibility with all your devices- 20,000:1 Contrast ratio help deliver the most impactful presentations- Up to 10,000 hours lamp life... More
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9 Reasons For

Optoma Multimedia Projectors Have Good Reviews

Data projectors manufactured by Optoma have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just data projectors) and found that Optoma also has good ratings across its entire range.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma BR324 supports full HD, unlike most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the BR324 which do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma BR324 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other data projectors of this age and spec also have a built-in speaker(s).

Alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD5150[plb_2895206_price].

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Supports 3D

The Optoma BR324 supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the BR324.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma BR324 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). This Optoma multimedia projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

This multimedia projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all projectors of a comparable age and spec to the BR324.

The worst supported resolution across comparable types of multimedia projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma BR324 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the BR324 have between one and three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of projectors of this age and type is 6,900h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 2,500h to 10,000h. The Optoma BR324 has a fairly long service life of lamp (economic mode) (10,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the BR324.

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

Most data projectors that came out around the same time as the BR324 have between one and three audio (L,R) ins, including the Optoma BR324 which has two audio (L,R) ins.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the Optoma BR324 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. Data projectors of a similar age and spec to the BR324 have noise levels of between 22dB and 39dB.

If you don't mind having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the W310[pl_2809879_price] (29dB), or the W402[pl_2809838_price] (28dB) both from Optoma or the Acer P1385WB[plb_2900213_price] (30dB).

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors that have been available for more than a year, the Optoma BR324 does not support wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at other projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Vivitek Qumi Q6[plb_3137053_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma BR324 is SVGA (800x600). That's 53% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is in fact the worst resolution across all data projectors that were released around the same time as the BR324.

Across comparable types of projector the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the BR324 is 240W, and the bulb powers range from 50W to 380W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma BR324 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst data projectors of this age.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Optoma BR324 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst data projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors of this age and type the RMS rated powers range from 1.5W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7W.

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Very Small Uniformity

The smallest uniformity of multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the BR324 is 80%, the biggest is 100%, and the average uniformity is 86%. At only 80 percent, the Optoma BR324 has a quite small uniformity compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the BR324.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the Optoma BR324 has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the BR324. The average matrix size of similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the BR324 is 0.6", and the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 0.74".

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma BR324

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Optoma released the BR324.

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma BR324 has a pretty standard projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the BR324.

Projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the Viewsonic PJD5151[plb_3416254_price] (3,300 ANSI lumens).

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Digital Resolution
Maximum Analog Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Lamps Quantity
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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
Handheld Remote Control
Mounting Brackets Included
Cables Included
3D Glasses Included

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $47.56
Electricity cost when on standby $2.82
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Total running cost over 5 years $50.38
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.33 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
9
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 9 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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