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Optoma S300 Projector

15000:1 SVGA (800x600) 28dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $61.46 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are excellent
Easy to use
Reasonably priced
26 Reviews

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this Optoma projector rated this data projector as fantastic on average. Over 92% of reviewers gave this data projector either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 1,872 expert and owner reviews (including 23 verified purchases) for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors. 90% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

Eight people agreed that it was easy to use. Stoke Cc said “I'm using it for presentations at work, so I don't want t have to coax it to function - this does seem very easy to use” . Stoke Cc also said “Good value, easy to use” in their review. Mrs Wendy Williams said on Amazon “Easy to use with simple functions that give a nice clear projection” and rated the product 8 stars.

Two Optoma S300 reviewers who bought it considered that it was easy to setup. Mr G Mitchell rated it 7 stars and he wrote on Amazon three years ago “Nice and easy to set up”. Also three years ago Ian-B wrote on Amazon “The picture is clear, sharp and it is easy to set up” in their review of this projector and gave it a score of 8 stars.

One Optoma S300 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to handle.

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Good Product Quality

Two people who bought it agreed that it was good quality. Mike Flannery he wrote in his review of this projector on Amazon “Good quality picture in difficult conditions (building site welfare facilities) so am happy with the purchase”.

Robust

One Optoma S300 reviewer who bought the Optoma S300 considered that it was strong and durable. Bruno mentioned in his review of the Optoma S300 on Amazon “I haven't checked out the comparable functionality with other projectors since I determined it met my immediate needs and if it proves to be durable, at this price”.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma S300 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago also are ceiling mountable.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two people who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Rosemarie Williams said in her Optoma S300 review on Amazon “Easy to install perfect picture easily adjusted to fit screen compact quite light for easy handling when setting it up”. Mr. Cook Face Junior said on Amazon “The DS325 unit is very light and compact and the brightness is more than enough even in a bright room” in their review of the Optoma S300 and gave it a score of 8 stars.

One Optoma S300 reviewer who reviewed this projector wrote that it was lightweight. Mr. Cook Face Junior wrote “Becasue of the lightweight portability of this unit I will be using it to entertain my neice” and rated the product 7 stars.

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Features

Good Technical Features

One Optoma S300 reviewer who reviewed it thought it had good features.


Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma S300 has a carrying case, as do most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S300 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma S300 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma S300 has a quite quiet noise level (only 28 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago have noise levels of between 24dB and 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

Alternative multimedia projectors with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Viewsonic PJD5132 ($295.00) (32dB) which is also cheaper.

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Video

HD-Ready

The Optoma S300 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma S300 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other data projectors of this age and spec.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma S300 does not support full HD. Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this projector also do not support full HD.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S300 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector also are RoHS compliance.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma S300 has a quite long service life of lamp (5,000 hours) compared to most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors of this spec and age is 2,000h, the longest is 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,400h.

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Very Small Bulb Power

15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector have bulb powers of between 190W and 2,400W. At only 190 Watts, the Optoma S300 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this projector.

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Inferior Picture Quality

One Optoma S300 reviewer who bought it concluded that it did not have clear images. Stoke Cc said in their Optoma S300 review on Amazon three years ago “Worked instantly with no hassle, giving a good clear image”.


Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One Optoma S300 owner reckoned that the product was not good in terms of connectivity. Lionelo mentioned three years ago “Just a pity it does not have HDMI connectivity.”.


Multimedia

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma S300 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Other data projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to consider include the Optoma DX325, or the Viewsonic PJD6350 or the Viewsonic PJD5132 ($295.00).

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Projector

Only SVGA (800x600) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma S300 is SVGA (800x600). That's 39% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768).

This data projector's resolution (SVGA (800x600)) is actually the worst resolution across all 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

A WUXGA (1920x1200) projector native resolution is the best resolution across similar types of data projector.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors of this age and type the projector brightnesses range from 700 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 4,200 ANSI lumens. The Optoma S300 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesses (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) amongst projectors of this age.

Other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might also want to consider include the Viewsonic PJD5132 ($295.00) which is cheaper; or the Viewsonic PJD5232 which has better reviews.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Viewsonic PJD6350 (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Optoma S316 (3,200 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma S300 does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors that are a similar age to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Optoma multimedia projector has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00600590477031, 05060059047703, 05060059048328

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