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Optoma W300 Review
|Value for Money||
|Not Currently for Sale|
|10 Great Features|
|3 Years Old|
|£76 Over 1 Year|
Why Has it Scored 66?
It has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 95%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia 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 £76 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 9% of all 80 recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that we have compared it to.
The W300 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a handheld remote control
Does not support full HD
Very small bulb power
Optoma W300 In-Depth Analysis
Excellent Owner Reviews
People who bought this multimedia projector rated this projector as excellent on average. Over 73% of reviewers gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars.
Good Product Quality
Seven Optoma W300 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Last year Michael Robson wrote on Amazon “Very pleased - good picture quality & quiet” and rated the Optoma W300 5 stars. Mr. J. Gallagher scored it 5 stars and said in their review on Amazon “Great image quality for the price”. Simon Hunt wrote “Quality product at a reasonable price”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of customers said that this projector had good picture quality. A number of customers who purchased the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. B-K rated it 5 stars and wrote in their Optoma W300 review “Good contrast allowing to look videos with superb colors”.
One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good for playing games on. Snowtan said in their review of the Optoma W300 “Great for gaming movies and keeping your popcorn warm”.
Some Optoma W300 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good value for money. Benjamin he said “Great product for the price range” in his review of this projector. Benjamin also wrote “Perfect for the price, as long as you are aware that this is not HD regardless of having hdmi ports”. Jim wrote in his review on Amazon two years ago “Excellent Digital projector at a reasonable price, with very good resolution”.
Easy to Use
A few people who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use. J M Henderson mentioned in their review of the Optoma W300 last year “Simple to use and gives an excellent quality picture”. Malcolm Wooldridge gave the Optoma W300 a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Quality of picture and ease of use is great” in his review.
Some Optoma W300 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma W300 was easy to setup. Albi scored the Optoma W300 5 stars and said “Easy to set up and quality picture when used with a first class source [ blue ray player]”. Benjamin said “Smaller than I was expecting, this is easy to setup and connects to my devices really quickly” in his review of this projector.
Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors
Based on 2,303 expert and user reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically for its 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other brands.
Acceptable Noise Level
Two people who reviewed the product wrote that it was quiet. Pieter mentioned in their review of the Optoma W300 on Amazon “It's quiet and bright” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.
One customer reckoned that it was easy to carry around. J M Henderson wrote in their review “Very light and easy to carry” .
Good Sound Quality
One Optoma W300 reviewer said in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Benjamin wrote on Amazon “Noise so try not to sit to close to it, also there is no audio out option”.
Poor High Def TV
One Optoma W300 reviewer said in their reviews that it was not good at displaying high definition TV.
The Optoma W300 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this projector.
Does Not Support Full HD
The Optoma W300 does not support full HD. Most of the other recently released data projectors also do not support full HD.
Very Small Bulb Power
Across all the comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector the bulb powers range from 190W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 210W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma W300 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other similar age 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
Does Not Have a DVI Port
The Optoma W300 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a comparable age to this data projector also do not have a DVI port.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Optoma W300 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors also have a handheld remote control.
Has an On Screen Display (OSD)
The Optoma W300 has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).
Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp
With a service life of lamp of 10,000 hours, the Optoma W300 has a very long service life of lamp compared to most of the other latest 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors. The service life of lamps of 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this data projector range from 2,000h to 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 4,500h.
Has a Carrying Case
The Optoma W300 has a carrying case, as do most of the other latest data projectors.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
The Optoma W300 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as this projector.
The Optoma W300 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this data projector.
The Optoma W300 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other latest multimedia projectors also are RoHS compliance.
Average Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of 3,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W300 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
WXGA (1280x800) Resolution
The highest resolution of the Optoma W300 is WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this projector ranges from SVGA (800x600) to 1080p (1920x1080).
Supports Password Protection
The Optoma W300 supports password protection. Most of the other latest comparable spec projectors also support password protection.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was January 2014 when this data projector was released.
Running Costs Are Very Low
Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the W300 is only £76, which makes it one of the most economic to run recently released 13000:1 contrast ratio projectors.
Optoma W300 Review Sources
To prepare this Optoma W300 review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,466 product attributes, 16,088 projector reviews and 2,553,600 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.