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Optoma W316
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Optoma W316ST Projector

15000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Jan 2015
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Bright projection 3400 ANSI Lumens- WXGA resolution, 20,000:1 contrast ratio, HDMI input- Low ownership costs - up to 10,000 hours lamp life- Lightweight and portable, carry bag included Simple... More
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from PC Advisor.co.uk.

Good Brand

Optoma is one of the better rated multimedia projector manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Optoma also has good reviews for its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

Nice Design

A number of Optoma W316 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking. One Optoma W316 owner who bought the Optoma W316 concluded that it was a good design. Techworld.com wrote in their Optoma W316 review “Images are bold and colourful, while the menu design and functionality is also good” .

Easy to Use

One customer reckoned that the product was easy to setup. Stephenh316 wrote on Amazon “Easy to set up and use” in their review of the Optoma W316. One customer who purchased this projector thought it was easy to use the menus.

Good Size

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Three years ago expert website Techworld.com mentioned “Most of today's business projectors try to be slim and svelte, blending beautifully into the background, even if their hardware capabilities fall considerably short of impressing” in their review of the Optoma W316. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Many of today's business/education projectors try to be slim and svelte, blending beautifully into the background, even if their hardware capabilities fall considerably short of impressing”.

Supports 3D

The Optoma W316 supports 3D, unlike most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the W316 which do not support 3D.

Other multimedia projectors which also support 3D that you might also want to consider include the Infocus IN118HDXC[plb_2945391_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma W316 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than a year ago.

There are a number of alternative projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) that you might want to look at including the Infocus IN118HDXC[plb_2945391_price].

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma W316 is 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over four times the resolution of a 800 x 600 (SVGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the W316. 800 x 600 (SVGA) is also supported by this projector. This Optoma projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA) and 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 640 x 480 (VGA). Projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W316 supported graphics resolutionss range from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma W316 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

When compared to other projectors that came out around the same time as the W316 that we have assessed, the service life of lamp of the Optoma W316 of 10,000 hours is one of the longest. The average service life of lamp of multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W316 is 4,800h, and the service life of lamps range from 2,500h to 10,000h.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is the most frequently found AC input voltage on data projectors of this type and age.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

When compared to other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the W316, the noise level of the Optoma W316 of only 29 decibels is one of the quietest. The noise levels of data projectors of a comparable age and type to the W316 range from 29dB to 39dB, and the average noise level is 35dB.

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Light

Across all the multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the W316 the weights range from 2.3g to 4kg, and the average weight is 2.6kg. The Optoma W316 is one of the lighter 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as the W316 (only 2.4 kilograms) amongst projectors of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma W316 does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other multimedia projectors with a full HD and we think the Infocus IN118HDXC[plb_2945391_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma W316 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W316 also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Bulb Power

At only 190 Watts, the Optoma W316 has a fairly small bulb power compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for more than a year. Across all the comparable spec projectors that were released one year ago the bulb powers range from 170W to 310W, and the average bulb power is 220W.

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Very Low Horizontal Synchronization (max)

At only 91.1 kilohertz, the Optoma W316 has a fairly low horizontal synchronization (max) compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. Multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the W316 have horizontal synchronization (max)s of between 91kHz and 110kHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma W316 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector. Most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the W316 have one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Optoma W316 is a one HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the W316 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The Optoma W316 has a maximum maximum digital resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. That's 7% less maximum digital resolution than the most common maximum digital resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The maximum digital resolution of all multimedia projectors of this type and age ranges from 1280 x 1024 pixels to 1920 x 1200 pixels.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W316

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the W316 over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,400 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W316 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to the W316.

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Matrix Type
Maximum Digital Resolution
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Vertical Synchronization (min)
Horizontal Synchronization (max)
Vertical Synchronization (max)
Horizontal Synchronization (min)
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
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 Connector Type
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Password Protection
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
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
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Carrying Case
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)
23 April 2014

It's fairly large and ungainly, and the resolution support isn't particularly high. In most other respects, though, the W316 is remarkable for its price. Images are bold and colourful, while the...

22 April 2014

Many of today's business/education projectors try to be slim and svelte, blending beautifully into the background, even if their hardware capabilities fall considerably short of impressing. The... Read more…

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 5 November 2015 by MTProjMGR
MTProjMGR would recommend the Optoma W316 (Verified Purchase)

Nice large and clear picture. Was able to project for user training to 100X60 with clear images...

Easy To Set Up
Energy Efficient
Good Remote
Intuitive Controls
Reviewed 10 October 2015 by StephenH316
(Verified Purchase)

Good product for the price. Easy to set up and use.

Reviewed 1 May 2015 by Digital Motion
Digital Motion would recommend the Optoma W316ST (Verified Purchase)

Absolutely great short-throw projector! We are able to fill a 9'x12' screen with only about 7' of throw space. Projection is crystal clear and this projector has a ton of inputs...

Large Screens
Lightweight

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Electricity cost when switched on $54.15
Electricity cost when on standby $2.77
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Total running cost over 5 years $56.92
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma w316, optoma full3, visipax w316, optoma w316s, generic w316, optoma w316st, generic w316s, optoma full3d, visipax w316s, visipax w316st, visipax prw316, generic w316st, optoma 1280x800, visipax prw316s, visipax prw316st, generic optw316st1, optoma technology w316, optoma technology w316s, optoma technology w316st
Barcodes 00102356167533, 00513011267145, 00516922506327, 00731215392184, 00765042398729, 00765042398910, 00779184445050, 00782386098009, 00796435418984, 00796435419172, 00807320302544, 03609740141324, 05060059049264, 05060059049912, 07964354189848, 07964354191728

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