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Optoma DS311 Review
|Value for Money||
|6 Great Features|
|3 Years Old|
|£77 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 26?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better data projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only £77 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 13% of all 80 latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Very small bulb power
Does not support full HD
Does not have a DVI port
Quite dim projector brightness
Optoma DS311 In-Depth Analysis
Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews
Based on 2,303 user and expert reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other brands.
The Optoma DS311 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other new projectors.
Very Small Bulb Power
The bulb powers of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector range from 190W to 310W. At only 190 Watts, the Optoma DS311 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector.
Does Not Support Full HD
The Optoma DS311 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other latest comparable spec multimedia projectors also do not support full HD.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
At only 27 decibels, the Optoma DS311 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. The quietest noise level of projectors of a similar age and type to this multimedia projector is 26dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma DS311 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this projector.
Does Not Have a DVI Port
Like most of the other projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector, the Optoma DS311 does not have a DVI port.
Has an On Screen Display (OSD)
The Optoma DS311 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other latest multimedia projectors also have an On Screen Display (OSD).
The Optoma DS311 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector.
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
At only 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DS311 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector. The average projector brightness of similar age similar spec data projectors is 3,000 ANSI lumens.
Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution
The Optoma DS311 has a maximum resolution of SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.
A SVGA (800x600) projector native resolution is in fact the worst resolution amongst all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to this projector.
A 1080p (1920x1080) projector native resolution is the best resolution amongst comparable types of data projector.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Optoma DS311 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).
Released Over Three Years Ago
This Optoma projector was released in February 2014.
Low Running Costs
Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the DS311 will cost only £77 over 1 year to run, which is in the cheapest 13% of all 80 latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
Optoma DS311 Review Sources
To prepare this Optoma DS311 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,250 product attributes, 16,064 projector reviews and 2,516,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.