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Optoma W303 Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 26dB Mar 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $59.70 Electricity cost over 5 years
Running costs are low
Average expert reviews
Does not have a good remote control
3 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Brand

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

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 65%.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

Three customers who bought the product mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Expert review site Itreviews.com mentioned “A nice range of connectivity choices, portability” in their review of this projector.


Design

Good Text Quality

Four customers who bought it thought it was good quality. It Reviews.com mentioned in their review of this projector on IT Reviews.com “Good text quality”.

Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma W303 is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other data projectors that have been around for a similar time to this projector.

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Not Easy to Use

Two people agreed that the product was not easy to use. Newegg.com wrote in their Optoma W303 review “It's just that fact that you have to have the remote perfectly lined up at the projector to use it” . Newegg.com also said “PAIN IN THE REAR to use the stupid remote” in their review.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person considered that the Optoma W303 had good features. Adam H. mentioned three years ago “This projector has so many features for the price” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.


3D Compatible

Three owners who purchased it considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this projector three years ago “Probably about a 20 to 25 loss in brightness when in 3D mode”. Newegg.com also mentioned “Awesome bright in 2d mode and bright even in 3D mode” in their review.

Does Not Have a Good Remote Control

Three people who bought this projector concluded that it did not have a good remote control. Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “The remote works fine” .

Very Soft Audio

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good sound quality. It Reviews.com mentioned on IT Reviews.com “Very soft audio” in their Optoma W303 review.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W303 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Epson Home Cinema 3020+ ($1,299.99), the Vivitek D803W-3D, or the Optoma X300 which has better reviews.

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Projector

WXGA (1280x800) Resolution

The Optoma W303 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out around the same time as this data projector the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W303 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth considering include the X307 (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the W316ST ($799.00) (3,400 ANSI lumens) both from Optoma or the Vivitek DX881ST (3,300 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma W303 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

At only 26 decibels, the Optoma W303 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector. The quietest noise level of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this projector is 24dB, the loudest is 40dB, and the average noise level is 33dB.

There are a number of alternative 26dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Optoma X303.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma W303 is RoHS compliance. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age also are RoHS compliance.

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Packaging Content

Has a Carrying Case

The Optoma W303 has a carrying case. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also have a carrying case.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma W303 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Video

3D-Ready

The Optoma W303 is 3D-ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to this data projector.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W303 does not support full HD. Most of the other similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago also do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the EB-Z10005U, or the PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 both from Epson or the Viewsonic PRO8600 ($3,500.00) which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Lamps

Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

With a service life of lamp of 6,500 hours, the Optoma W303 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the projectors of this spec and age the service life of lamps range from 2,000h to 30,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 5,400h.

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Very Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector range from 190W to 2,400W. The Optoma W303 has a fairly small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma W303 does not have a DVI port, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

This data projector was released in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma technology w303st, optoma 1280x800, optoma w303st
Barcodes 00326771308528, 00611101364849, 00741755077380, 00796435418175, 00796435419769, 03609740046681, 05060059047321, 07964354181750

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