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Optoma PK301 Projector

3000:1 WVGA (854x480) 100 ANSI Lumens Oct 2013
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17 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

Users have rated this Optoma projector on average 78 out of 100.

Optoma Has Good Projector Reviews

Optoma 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings on average and across all multimedia projectors Optoma is one of the better rated brands.

Nice Design

One Optoma PK301 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Four years ago Ferdinand Sambulo rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Looks fancy just like a beautiful camera”. One Optoma PK301 reviewer who bought it wrote that it was neat. Five years ago expert review site Trustedreviews.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said “Optoma's PK301 is a neat step forward in performance”.

One Optoma PK301 owner considered that this projector was a good design. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Very small and lightweight design” .

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Good Connectivity

One Optoma PK301 reviewer who purchased the Optoma PK301 mentioned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Sérgio Marques said on Amazon “This projector really can give you a big screen and good screen (using hdmi cable” but even so they only scored the product 3 stars.

One person said in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Gadgetshow.channel5.com mentioned in their review of the Optoma PK301 “Good connectivity” although they gave the Optoma PK301 a score of 40 out of 100.

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Good Size

One person concluded that this projector was compact. Anonymous mentioned in their review on Amazon “A very compact little projector with no noise as some projectors have from their fan” and scored it 80 out of 100. One person reckoned that the Optoma PK301 was lightweight.

Good Picture Quality

Two Optoma PK301 reviewers thought the product had good picture quality. One customer who bought the Optoma PK301 reckoned that it was good for watching movies. Amazon Customer said “As it was mainly to be used for watching movies from PS3 or Epad” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.

Good Product Quality

A few people agreed that this projector was good quality. Alistair mentioned in their Optoma PK301 review on Amazon “The picture quality is fair” however despite that they rated it 40 out of 100. Anonymous said in their Optoma PK301 review on Amazon “The image quality was acceptable” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100. Mr a a Kora mentioned on Amazon “Very high quality product, perfect for travelling”.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was easy to use.

Good Sound Quality

One Optoma PK301 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. David Baldwin said on Amazon “I can also play video from the in-built card reader, sound is good” in his review.

Robust

One Optoma PK301 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was reliable. Mr. S. Priestman mentioned “If you want a more reliable, robust home cinema projector, then think carefully” in their Optoma PK301 review. One Optoma PK301 owner thought the Optoma PK301 was well made. Gadgetshow.channel5.com said “It packs a built in mdeia player so you can plonk it down wherever you are”.

Good Support

One customer who reviewed it said that it had good technical guidance. Five years ago Alistair wrote “However, after following the instructions and fully charging the unit before first use, he was very disappointed that the battery only lasted about 15mins”.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PK301, the Optoma PK301 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the Benq SH960 ($3,235.00), the Epson V11H475020 ($732.89), and the Hitachi CP-WU8450 is also worth considering.

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Very Large Internal Storage Capacity

Data projectors that are a similar age to the PK301 have internal storage capacitys of between 1GB and 55GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 6GB. At 55 gigabytes, the Optoma PK301 has a very large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PK301.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the PK301 the service life of lamps range from 1,500h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,400h. The Optoma PK301 has one of the longest service life of lamps (20,000 hours) amongst 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.

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Supports Eight Video Formats Supporteds

The number of supported video formats on the Optoma PK301 is more than most multimedia projectors that are a similar age to it. This Optoma projector supports an MP4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly supported video formats supported supported by multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the PK301. The video formats supporteds "3GP", "AVI", "H.264", "M-JPEG", "MOV", "MPEG4" and "XVID" are also supported by this data projector.

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Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The number of supported image formats on the Optoma PK301 is more than most data projectors of this type and age. This data projector supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by projectors of a comparable type and age to the PK301. The image formats supported "BMP" is also supported by this projector.

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Light

When compared to other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PK301 that we have assessed the weight of, the Optoma PK301's weight of only 235 grams is one of the lightest. The average weight of data projectors of this type and age is 4.9kg, and the weights range from 230g to 30kg.

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13 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and gadgetshow.channel5.com the average expert rating of this projector is 60%. The data projector expert review sites aren't convinced by this multimedia projector.

Poor Battery Life

Several customers said in their reviews that this projector did not have a good battery life. Alistair mentioned “The battery is poor” in their Optoma PK301 review.

Poor High Def TV

One customer who reviewed it thought it was not good at displaying high definition TV. Ben Mant mentioned on Amazon “Ok so the quality isn't quite HD.” in his review of the Optoma PK301.

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few people wrote in their reviews that it was not noisy. Mr a a Kora wrote “I give it 4 stars only because when it's not in ECO mode it gets quite noisy”. Mr. S. Priestman wrote “4 The fan is relatively noisy.” in their Optoma PK301 review and gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the PK301 have projector brightnesss of between 100 ANSI lumens and 8,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,500 ANSI lumens. At only 100 ANSI lumens, the Optoma PK301 has a very dim projector brightness compared to most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PK301.

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth considering include the VS210 (2,600 ANSI lumens), or the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi ($3,088.30) (3,100 ANSI lumens) both from Epson or the Sony VPL-SW635C (3,100 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support 3D

Like most of the other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the PK301, the Optoma PK301 does not support 3D.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support 3D including the NP-M311W, or the NP-V311X ($579.00) both from NEC or the Infocus IN3124 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Most 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to the PK301 do not support full HD. The Optoma PK301 is no exception to this as it too does not support full HD.

Alternative data projectors which also support full HD that you might also want to consider include the Benq SH960 ($3,235.00), the Epson 475Wi, or the Hitachi CP-WX8255A which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for more than two years, the Optoma PK301 does not support wi-Fi.

There are a number of other multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider including the EB-430 LW, the EB-425W, or the BrightLink 436Wi ($1,861.72) all from Epson.

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Only WVGA (854x480) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma PK301 is WVGA (854x480). That's 60% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The best resolution of all similar spec data projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PK301 is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the PK301 have RMS rated powers of between 0.5W and 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 11W. When compared to other 3000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as the PK301, the RMS rated power of the Optoma PK301 of only 0.5 Watts is one of the lowest.

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Only AAC++ Audio Formats Supported

This data projector audio formats supported, which is typical of many comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to it.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

Most multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the PK301 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Optoma PK301 which has one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma PK301 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma PK301

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Optoma released the PK301.

Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp
Video
Full HD
Ports & Interfaces
DVI Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video in
USB Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AV Input
Networking
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Memory Card Size
Performance
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Video Formats Supported
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

(2)
10 December 2012

This portable projector needs no extras: it packs a built in mdeia player so you can plonk it down wherever you are and hit play. Of course, you can lash lots of other gizmos to it for playback... Read more…

Good black levels
Very small and lightweight design
Good connectivity
Optional extra adaptors needed for many sources
Pics aren't quite as bright as hoped
17 September 2012

Optoma's PK301 is a neat step forward in performance and flexibility terms from other Optoma pocket projectors we've seen. It's also likely to win fans on account of its extreme smallness and £50...

User Reviews

(24)
Reviewed 8 April 2013 by Lucy Woods
(Verified Purchase)

We use this in the office with PCs and iPads to make presentations, etc. It needs additional cables and an app called Keynotes to use with iPad. It is really useful that its so small and light. I... Read more…

Reviewed 22 August 2013 by Ferdinand Sambulo
(Verified Purchase)

It is a very nice handy product and looks fancy just like a beautiful camera. I recommend it to be one of the best domestic item one needs to own. The only problem is a battery which does not last... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2015 by MR A A KORA
(Verified Purchase)

Very high quality product, perfect for travelling. I give it 4 stars only because when it's not in ECO mode it gets quite noisy. The cooling fans make noise, so in a quiet room while watching a... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2015 by MR A A KORA
(Verified Purchase)

Very high quality product, perfect for travelling. I give it 4 stars only because when it's not in ECO mode it gets quite noisy. The cooling fans make noise, so in a quiet room while watching a... Read more…

Reviewed 1 July 2014 by R. J. burman
(Verified Purchase)

Great little projector,thank you...

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00745449822362, 00796435411725, 00796435417857, 00796435421601, 00796435421823, 05053460985313, 05060059044627

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