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Optoma DS325 Projector

13000:1 SVGA (800x600) 28dB 2,800 ANSI Lumens Mar 2013
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- Designed to deliver large, clear, easy-to-read text with exceptional color reproduction at its native resolution- Fully 3D capable for the most amazing and immersive viewing experience-... More
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Optoma DS325 SVGA 2800 Lumen Full 3D DLP Projector Quick Review

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User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this 13000:1 contrast ratio data projector is fantastic based on 23 user reviews.

Easy to Use

A few Optoma DS325 reviewers who purchased the Optoma DS325 said that it was easy to setup. Andrea King said “Good, sharp image, easy to set up and connect”. Tommo wrote “Easy to set up &crystal clear images” in their review of the Optoma DS325.

One Optoma DS325 owner concluded that it was easy to use. Naney wrote on Amazon “This is really good, really easy to use”.

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Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 1,734 expert and user reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.

Good Product Quality

A number of Optoma DS325 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer scored the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon “Great picture quality even with lights on!”. Two years ago Bill a mentioned “Connected to a freeview TV receiver incorporated within a DVD player, we can watch excellent quality big screen films” in his review of the Optoma DS325.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Optoma DS325 owner who purchased it concluded that it was noisy. Mr. P. Boocock mentioned in their review of the Optoma DS325 “Great, not too noisy to disturb” and scored it very highly.

Good Picture Quality

One customer said that this projector had good picture quality.

1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The average service life of lamp of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DS325 is 4,600h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 20,000h. The Optoma DS325 has a fairly long service life of lamp (6,500 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched around the same time as the DS325.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many data projectors of this type and age.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma DS325 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have noise levels of between 26dB and 40dB.

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Light

Across all the multimedia projectors of this age and type the weights range from 1.3kg to 6.2kg. At only 2.3 kilograms, the Optoma DS325 is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Inferior Remote Control

One person who bought it considered that it did not have a good remote control. Two years ago Cony Eyre wrote in their review “There is a little problem with remote” but they still gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Optoma DS325 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product was not thick. Bill a wrote “Not a problem if you have very thick curtains or it is dark outside”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

Most of the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age to the DS325 have a built-in speaker(s), however the Optoma DS325 does not have a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Optoma DS330[plb_1878570_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D

The Optoma DS325 does not support 3D, unlike most of the other projectors of this type and age which support 3D.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma DS325 does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also support full HD which you might also want to consider including the Optoma DH1011[plb_1726991_price].

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma DS325 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the DS325 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Only SVGA (800x600) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma DS325 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This multimedia projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is in fact the worst resolution amongst all projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the DS325.

Amongst similar types of multimedia projector the best resolution is WXGA (1280x800).

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma DS325 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age. 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the DS325 have projector brightnesss of between 800 ANSI lumens and 4,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens.

We compared this projector to all the other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma DS330[plb_1878570_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Acer X123[plb_2717080_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens).

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Very Small Bulb Power

The Optoma DS325 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The average bulb power of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the DS325 is 210W, and the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W.

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Quite Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

The Optoma DS325 has a quite low horizontal synchronization (max) (only 91.146 kilohertz) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The lowest horizontal synchronization (max) of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 0.1kHz and the highest is 110kHz.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 4,500 hours, the Optoma DS325 has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the projectors that have been around for a similar time to the DS325 the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 10,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,100h.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Optoma DS325 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as the DS325 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Offset

The average offset of projectors of a comparable age and type to the DS325 is 120%. With an offset of only 114 percent, the Optoma DS325 has one of the smaller offsets amongst 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma DS325

Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released over three years ago.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
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)
Focus
Video
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included

User Reviews

(23)
Reviewed 13 May 2015 by RR
(Verified Purchase)

Just right.

Reviewed 10 April 2015 by Tommo
(Verified Purchase)

Early days, but delighted so far. Easy to set up &crystal clear images.

Reviewed 4 April 2015 by Blaise F. Egan "blaisefegan"
(Verified Purchase)

I bought a similar Optomo DLP projector from Amazon some years ago for

Reviewed 3 April 2015 by B W Du-Crow
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic, projects in daylight would recommend. Puts out loads of heat so turn down your radiators!

Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Bryan Howe
(Verified Purchase)

Early days, still learning but good value for money & 'fit for purpose' normal audience 60+.

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Mr. P. Boocock "nastypasty"
(Verified Purchase)

Great, not too noisy to disturb but it is noticeable! Tried using an MHL connector with my MHL enabled phone but it didn't work with it which is a shame as the cable isn't faulty with a monitor!

Reviewed 29 January 2015 by Steven Hobbs
(Verified Purchase)

I avery happy with the projector and the excellent service of the supplier.

Reviewed 28 January 2015 by Zhivka Gesheva
(Verified Purchase)

Good.

Reviewed 13 January 2015 by Kirsten Farnell
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect for the job, would recommend.

Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Andrea King
(Verified Purchase)

Good, sharp image, easy to set up and connect.

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Electricity cost when switched on $62.06
Electricity cost when on standby $2.80
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Total running cost over 5 years $64.86
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435418472, 00971484140400, 00971494277318, 05053973608136, 05054063001585, 05060059047697, 05060059048403, 07964354184720

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