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Optoma DS311

75

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Optoma DS311

Optoma DS311
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A staggeringly quiet and classic SVGA 13000:1 contrast ratio data projector, with good features and very low running costs
27dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 13000:1 Yes Feb 2014
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Optoma DS311 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma DS311 number 831 across all projectors.
96
Reviews
5 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
88
Running Costs
$47 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 92%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of $47 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The DS311 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very quiet noise level
Supports 3D
Big projection - bright projection 2800 ANSI lumens
SVGA resolution, 13000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input
Low ownership costs - up to 10000 hours lamp life
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Optoma DS311 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The average running cost of the DS311 is $47 over 5 years based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Optoma DS311 has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Projectors resolutions range from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma DS311's noise level of only 27dB is quieter than 94% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma DS311's contrast ratio (typical) of 13,000 is relatively standard compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 65% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma DS311 of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the dimmest 25% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the projector brightnesses range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma DS311 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma DS311's service life of lamp of 4,500h is fairly typical compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the longest 55% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma DS311 has a built-in speaker. 77% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DS311 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The Optoma DS311's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than 93% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The smallest bulb power of projectors is 15W, the biggest is 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other projectors, the Optoma DS311 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma DS311 is RoHS compliance, unlike 82% of projectors which are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

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05060059049868

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