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Optoma W303ST Projector

18000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB May 2016
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- Cost-effective short throw projector with 3000 lumens and 18,000:1 contrast ratio- Text, images and video are sharp and easy to read- Exceptional color and clarity from short distances- Control... More
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Optoma W303ST WXGA Projector Review
Optoma W303ST Full 3D WXGA 3000 Lumen | Review

7 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 1,734 expert and owner reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good ratings. We also found that Optoma has good ratings specifically within its 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range.

Only Released Eight Months Ago

This projector was only released eight months ago. Newer projectors like this one are likely to have more advanced features.

Supports 3D

The Optoma W303ST supports 3D, as do most of the other new multimedia projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched in the last 12 months, the Optoma W303ST has a built-in speaker(s).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma W303ST supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this Optoma projector). This data projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+) and 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA).

This multimedia projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution across all recently released 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Across similar types of multimedia projector the worst supported resolution is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 2 times zoom factor, the Optoma W303ST has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the W303ST. Latest projectors have digital zooms of between 1.1x and 2x, and the average digital zoom is 1.7x.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

With a power consumption (economy mode) of only 205 Watts, the Optoma W303ST has a fairly low power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the W303ST. The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the W303ST is 180W and the highest is 300W.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W303ST does not support full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other latest 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors also do not support full HD.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W303ST, the Optoma W303ST does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of latest 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors is 3,000 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 3,400 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,200 ANSI lumens. The Optoma W303ST has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 3,000 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age.

If you want a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the W319UST ($1,085.98) (3,300 ANSI lumens), or the W319USTIR ($1,273.98) (3,300 ANSI lumens) both from Optoma.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most commonly supported zoom ratio on similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the W303ST is 10W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Optoma W303ST has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst comparable spec data projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of only 5,000 hours, the Optoma W303ST has one of the shorter service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst projectors of this age. The average service life of lamp (economic mode) of 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the W303ST is 5,800h.

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Very Small Offset

The Optoma W303ST has a quite small offset (only 112 percent) compared to most of the other projectors that were released in the last 12 months. The average offset of newly released similar spec multimedia projectors is 110%.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma W303ST is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Optoma W303ST is a one HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the W303ST have one HDMI ports quantity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W303ST

WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Noise Level

At 29 decibels, the Optoma W303ST has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other 18000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for the last year.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Number of Colours
Zoom Ratio
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Focus
Fixed Focal Length
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
S-Video Inputs Quantity
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Version
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $60.85
Electricity cost when on standby $2.71
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Total running cost over 5 years $63.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.43 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma w303, optoma w303s, optoma w303st, optoma 1280x800, optoma 958tn01gc2, optoma optomaw303, optoma optomaw303s, optoma 958tn01gc2e, optoma optomaw303st
Barcodes 00796435419769, 05055387629653

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Two USB 2.0 Ports
One More HDMI Port
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Shorter Lamp Service Life

DELL S510n vs Optoma W303ST

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DELL S510n Optoma W303ST
$ 845.00 $679.00
Two More USB 2.0 Ports
Two HDMI Ports
A Little Bigger Offset
6% Bigger Uniformity
$166 More Expensive
Nine Hundred and Ninety-Nine Times Lower Number of Colours

Optoma W319UST vs Optoma W303ST

Optoma W319UST vs Optoma W303ST
Optoma W319UST Optoma W303ST
$ 1,085.98 $679.00
Two HDMI Ports
Newer by Three Months
1,000h Longer Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
300 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
$407 More Expensive
One Less Built-In Speaker
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