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Optoma DS317

Optoma DS317
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A good spec and very economical to run moderate noise level SVGA projector
32dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 3000:1 No Aug 2012
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Optoma DS317 Review

With low running costs and very good features, we have scored the Optoma DS317 as follows:
77
Features
Good Features
85
Running Costs
$51 Over 5 Years
69
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 69?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2018.
This projector has running costs of $51 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Has a built-in speaker
Bright images with easy-to-read text - 2600 ANSI lumens and 3000:1 contrast ratio (full on/full off)
Ideal presentation remote with laser pointer and page-advance features
Rapid power-on and shutdown - saving you time and money
Built-in features include closed captioning, direct power-on and logo capture
Filter-free design means low cost of ownership
Wide range of connectivity options: vga-in, s-video, composite video, RCA audio-in, audio-out, rs-232 and USB
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

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Optoma DS317 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

The DS317 has an average 5 year running cost of $51 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 projectors.

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Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Optoma DS317 has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector native resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 800 resolution found on most projectors. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma DS317's noise level of only 32dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 70% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Optoma DS317's projector brightness of only 2,600 ANSI lumens is dimmer than average when compared to most other projectors. It is dimmer than 81% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The Optoma DS317's service life of lamp of only 3,000h is shorter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 21% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma DS317 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DS317 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The Optoma DS317's bulb power of only 180W is in the smallest 2% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most other data projectors, the Optoma DS317 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Optoma DS317 has a built-in display, unlike 96% of multimedia projectors which do not have a built-in display.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma DS317 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of multimedia projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma ds317

Barcodes:

00796435411527

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