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Optoma S300

74

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Optoma S300

Optoma S300
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A classic and very economical to run SVGA 15000:1 contrast ratio projector, with good features and a breathtakingly quiet 28dB noise level
28dB 800 X 600 (SVGA) 15000:1 Yes May 2013
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Optoma S300 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the Optoma S300 as follows:
95
Reviews
26 Reviews
78
Features
Good Features
88
Running Costs
$48 Over 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

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 projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2018.
This Optoma projector has running costs of $48 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,021 data projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
The S300 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Big screen viewing - bright projection 2800 ANSI lumens
SVGA resolution, 15,000:1 contrast ratio
Low ownership costs - up to 6500 hrs lamp life
Only 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution
Dimmer than average projector brightness

Optoma S300 In-Depth Analysis

Running Costs

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Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the S300 is $48, which is typical compared to the other 2,021 multimedia projectors.

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Features

Only 800 X 600 (SVGA) Resolution

The Optoma S300 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This data projector has an 800 x 600 (SVGA) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all multimedia projectors the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma S300 of 15,000 is higher than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the highest 25% of all multimedia projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma S300's noise level of only 28dB is quieter than 92% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 100 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The Optoma S300's projector brightness of only 2,800 ANSI lumens is dimmer than 75% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma S300 does not have a built-in speaker, unlike most other projectors. 77% of projectors have a built-in speaker.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma S300 of 5,000h is fairly standard compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 36% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma S300 supports 3D, which is unusual. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma S300 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of multimedia projectors.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The Optoma S300's bulb power of only 190W is in the smallest 4% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. The average bulb power of all data projectors is 250W, with the smallest being 15W and the biggest being 840W.

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3D-Ready

The Optoma S300 is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of projectors are not 3D-ready.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma S300 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma S300 does not support full HD. 63% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma S300 has a carrying case, unlike 82% of data projectors which do not have a carrying case.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma S300 is HD-Ready. 80% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes:

00600590477031, 05060059047703, 05060059048328

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