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Optoma W306 Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 30dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Native WXGA, 60 image from just 68cm away- Bright images, vivid colours 3500 ANSI Lumens- Up to 6000 hours2 lamp life and 70% energy saving- Crestron RoomView RJ45 control and monitoring 3D... More
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8 Reasons For

Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We checked 1,734 user and expert reviews for Optoma projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Supports 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that are a similar age to the W306, the Optoma W306 supports 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W306 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the W306.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the Infocus IN112A ($463.95) is also worth considering.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This data projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1280 x 720 (HD 720)|1280 x 800 (WXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is typical of many projectors of a similar type and age to it.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma W306 has a maximum resolution of WXGA (1280x800). That's 30% more resolution than a XGA (1024x768) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all projectors that are a similar age to the W306 the resolution ranges from SVGA (800x600) (worst) to WUXGA (1920x1200) (best).

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Quite Big Matrix Size

With a matrix size of 0.65 inches, the Optoma W306 has one of the bigger matrix sizes amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age. The matrix sizes of data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the W306 range from 0.45" to 1.1".

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Two Audio (L,R) Ins

The Optoma W306 has more audio (L,R) ins than most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W306. This projector is a two audio (L,R) in projector compared to most of the similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the W306 which only have one audio (L,R) in.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma W306 has a quite quiet noise level (only 30 decibels) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the W306. The average noise level of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago is 33dB, and the noise levels range from 26dB to 40dB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 30dB noise level multimedia projectors currently available including the Optoma ML1000 which has better reviews.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W306 does not support full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years also do not support full HD.

We think you might also be interested in other data projectors which also support full HD including the PJD7820HD ($854.99), the PRO8600 ($2,500.00), or the PJD8633 all from Viewsonic which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W306, the Optoma W306 does not support wi-Fi.

Other data projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Optoma EX400, or the Epson EB-Z11000.

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This multimedia projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most commonly supported zoom ratio on data projectors of this age and type.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Optoma W306 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for more than two years have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Small Uniformity

With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the Optoma W306 has a quite small uniformity compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the W306. The uniformitys of multimedia projectors of a similar type and age to the W306 range from 80% to 90%, and the average uniformity is 84%.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W306

Released Over Three Years Ago

Optoma released the W306 over three years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma W306 has a pretty standard projector brightness (3,500 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the EX400 (3,700 ANSI lumens), or the EH300 ($899.99) (3,800 ANSI lumens) both from Optoma.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
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)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Serial Interface Type
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Audio (L,R) Out
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
TV Tuner Integrated
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
LED Indicators
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
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

Brochures and Manuals

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $69.79
Electricity cost when on standby $2.77
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Total running cost over 5 years $72.56
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.48 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma w306, optoma w306s, optoma w306st, optoma p166085, optoma p168200, optoma w306ste, optoma p168314, optoma p170700, optoma p166777, optoma p166086, optoma p170700p, optoma p166777p, optoma p166086p, optoma p166085p, optoma p168200p, optoma w306sted, optoma p168314p, optoma w306stedu, optoma 958tv01gc0, optoma 958tv01gc0e
Barcodes 00163121494445, 00175476681289, 00796435418564, 05060059047895, 07964354185642
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