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Optoma DX342

Optoma DX342
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A very economical to run and top-rated quiet XGA multimedia projector, with good features
29dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 18000:1 Yes Feb 2015
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Optoma DX342 Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have scored the Optoma DX342 as follows:
93
Reviews
235 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
93
Running Costs
$40 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 85%, based on 235 reviews.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest multimedia projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only $40 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 14% of all 2,067 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving data projectors.
The DX342 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Auto power off
Quick resume
Amazing colours
Colour guarantee
Control
Long lamp life
Eco AV mute
Energy saving
Quieter than average noise level
Eco+
Integrated speaker
Full 3d
High contrast
Bright and portable
Wireless presenting (optional extra)
Dimmer than average projector brightness
Only 1024 x 768 (XGA) resolution

Optoma DX342 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The average 5 year running cost of the DX342 is only $40 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more economic to run data projectors.

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Features

Only 1024 X 768 (XGA) Resolution

The Optoma DX342 has a 1024 x 768 (XGA) projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The worst resolution of all multimedia projectors is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma DX342's noise level of only 29dB is in the quietest 13% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. The quietest noise level of data projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The Optoma DX342's contrast ratio (typical) of 18,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 21% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma DX342 of only 3,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 31% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature. 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.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma DX342 supports 3D. 60% of data projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma DX342 has a built-in speaker. 76% of projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Longer Than Average Service Life of Lamp

Across all the data projectors the service life of lamps range from 200h to 50,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 7,000h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma DX342 of 5,000h is longer than average when compared to most other data projectors. It is longer than 73% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma DX342 has a handheld remote control. 81% of data projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma DX342 does not support full HD. 63% of data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma DX342 supports password protection, which is unusual. 87% of data projectors do not support password protection.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma DX342 is RoHS compliance. 82% of multimedia projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The average bulb power of all projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W. The bulb power of the Optoma DX342 of only 190W is in the smallest 4% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma DX342 is HD-Ready. 80% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma dx342warranty1yearrtblamp6months, best price square bpscpsb05651dx342dir, optoma 1024x768, optoma ukdx342

Barcodes:

00644535505960, 05052185073640, 05055387600294

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