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Optoma S300

A classic and cheap to run 15000:1 800 x 600 multimedia projector
15000:1 SVGA (800x600) Yes 28dB May 2013
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Optoma S300 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs,
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26 Reviews
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Not Currently for Sale
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Good Features
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$63 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
41
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 92%, based on 26 reviews.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only $63 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 19% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The S300 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
Quite quiet noise level
Does not support full HD
Does not have a built-in speaker(s)

Optoma S300 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 26 user reviews the average user rating of this projector is marvellous. 18 reviewers (92% of all reviewers) gave this multimedia projector either 4 or 5 stars.

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Fairly Priced

Fourteen customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good value for money. Mike Flannery mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon three years ago “Useful tool at a good price - what more can you ask for”. Markgd mentioned in their Optoma S300 review on Amazon “Great value”. Rbp said in their review of the Optoma S300 “Excellent value for money”.

Two Optoma S300 owners wrote in their reviews that it was cheap. Mr. Cook Face Junior wrote in their review of this projector on Amazon four years ago “Great projector on a budget”. Three years ago Gazza C mentioned in their Optoma S300 review “I needed a projector that was cheap”.

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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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Optoma Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 2,306 owner and expert reviews (including 381 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Optoma has very good ratings specifically for its projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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”.

Unsatisfactory 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.”.

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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Superior 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”.

Superior Technical Features

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


Features

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma S300 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other data projectors also do not support full HD.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S300 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other data projectors also are RoHS compliance.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma S300 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of projectors is 34dB. With a noise level of only 28 decibels, the Optoma S300 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma S300 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma S300 has one of the smaller bulb powers amongst projectors of this age. Across all the projectors the bulb powers range from 3.5W to 3,000W.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma S300 has a carrying case, as do most of the other projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,800 ANSI lumens, the Optoma S300 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors.

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800 X 600 Resolution

The Optoma S300 has a maximum resolution of 800 x 600. That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of SVGA (800x600).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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HD-Ready

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

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since May 2013.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The S300 has an average running cost of only $63 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the cheaper to run data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00600590477031, 05060059047703, 05060059048328

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