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Optoma W303 Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 26dB Mar 2013
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- Bright projection 3200 ANSI Lumens- WXGA resolution, 15,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included... More
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Optoma W303 WXGA 3200 Lumen Full 3D DLP Easy to Use Performance Projector with HDMI Quick Review

12 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Four people reckoned that it was good quality. Pcmag.com wrote on expert review site PC Mag “The Optoma W303 $587.00 at Amazon provides a well-rounded package that includes good text quality” in their review of the Optoma W303. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Optoma W303 provides good text quality”. Expert website Itreviews.com wrote in their review “The Optoma W303 provides a well-rounded package that includes good text quality”.

Good Brand

Optoma 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have good ratings on average and across all multimedia projectors Optoma is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Good Connectivity

Some people said in their reviews that it was good in terms of connectivity. Pcmag.com said in their review of this projector on expert review site PC Mag “A nice range of connectivity choices, portabilit”. Pcmag.com also mentioned “A good set of connectivity choices, portability”.

Supports 3D

The Optoma W303 supports 3D, as do most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the W303.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support 3D and we think because of it's better review score, the Viewsonic PJD5234 ($569.00), the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030, and the Optoma X401 is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other projectors of a similar age and spec to the W303, the Optoma W303 has a built-in speaker(s).

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Viewsonic PJD5234 ($569.00), the Infocus IN114A, or the Optoma W306 which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA), which is typical of many data projectors of this type and age.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma W303 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768). Similar spec projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W303 projector native resolutions range from SVGA (800x600) to WUXGA (1920x1200).

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Fairly Big Matrix Size

At 0.65 inches, the Optoma W303 has a fairly big matrix size compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the W303. Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W303 the matrix sizes range from 0.45" to 1.1", and the average matrix size is 0.61".

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma W303 has more VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys than most of the projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W303. This data projector is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector compared to most of the projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

At 6,500 hours, the Optoma W303 has a quite long service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W303 is 5,900h, and the service life of lamp (economic mode)s range from 3,000h to 20,000h.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The average power consumption (PowerSave) of projectors of this spec and age is 220W. With a power consumption (PowerSave) of only 194 Watts, the Optoma W303 has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the W303.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

At only 26 decibels, the Optoma W303 has a very quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. Across all the 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB.

We compared all the other 26dB noise level data projectors to this projector and we think the Optoma X303 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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5 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com this projector has an average expert rating of 65%.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W303 does not support full HD. Most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W303 also do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a full HD and we think the Optoma X401, the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030, or the Viewsonic PRO8600 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most projectors that were released around the same time as the W303 do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma W303 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative multimedia projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the EB Z9870U, or the EB-Z11000 both from Epson or the Optoma EX400 which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Bulb Power

With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma W303 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a similar age to the W303. Data projectors that were released more than two years ago have bulb powers of between 190W and 2,400W, and the average bulb power is 290W.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The Optoma W303 is a one number of built-in speakers projector. Most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago have one number of built-in speakers.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W303

Released Over Three Years Ago

Optoma released the W303 over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W303 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W303.

If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might also want to consider the X307 (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the W306 (3,500 ANSI lumens) both from Optoma or the Infocus IN122A ($339.99) (3,500 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
HDCP
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Certificates
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Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
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Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

18 August 2013

The Optoma W303 provides good text quality, a good set of connectivity choices, portability, and 3D capability in a WXGA data projector...

Good text quality
3D compatible
Portable
Good port selection
Low price
Sub-par video
Rainbow effect
Very soft audio
16 August 2013

The Optoma W303 provides good text quality, a good set of connectivity choices, portability, and 3D capability in a WXGA data projector...

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 April 2014 by Adam h.
(Verified Purchase)

This projector has so many features for the price. Had viewsonics in the past and optoma is just as good...

Awesome bright in 2d mode and bright even in 3D mode. probably about a 20 to 25 loss in brightness when in 3D mode. Love the fact that you can still make lots of changes to color and stuff when the pr
PAIN IN THE REAR to use the stupid remote. The remote works fine, it's just that fact that you have to have the remote perfectly lined up at the projector to use it

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Electricity cost when switched on $53.51
Electricity cost when on standby $2.72
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Total running cost over 5 years $56.23
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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00326771308528, 00611101364849, 00796435418175, 03609740046681, 05060059047321, 07964354181750

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