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Optoma W331 Projector

20000:1 WXGA (1280x800) 29dB Mar 2016
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date
- Bright WXGA projector 3300 ANSI Lumens- Accurate colours - sRGB- Easy connectivity - HDMI, VGA, 2W speaker- Lightweight and portable Widescreen, bright, vibrant and portableProject bright... More
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10 Reasons For

Optoma Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Optoma 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good reviews on average and across all data projectors Optoma is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma W331 supports full HD, unlike most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released in the last year which do not support full HD.

There are a number of other data projectors which support full HD currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer H6502BD[plb_3826679_price], or the Optoma EH341[plb_3108586_price].

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a full HD and we think the Acer H6517ABD[plb_3734653_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma W331 supports 3D, as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for the last year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support 3D currently available including the Acer H6502BD[plb_3826679_price] which has better reviews; or the Acer A1300W[plb_3772355_price], or the Optoma GT760A[plb_3806982_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors, the Optoma W331 has a built-in speaker(s).

There are a number of alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available which you might want to consider including the Acer A1300W[plb_3772355_price], or the Optoma GT760A[plb_3806982_price] which is cheaper; or the Acer H6502BD[plb_3826679_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma W331 supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's 17% less resolution than a 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by new 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors. In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA). The resolution of all latest similar spec projectors ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) (worst) to 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) (best).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that came out in the last 12 months is 3,000h, the longest is 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,200h. At 6,000 hours, the Optoma W331 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W331.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma W331 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for the last year. Across all the latest projectors the noise levels range from 22dB to 35dB, and the average noise level is 31dB.

There are a number of other 29dB noise level projectors currently available that you might want to consider including the Optoma EH341[plb_3108586_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Low Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the W331 is 80W, the highest is 370W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 220W. The Optoma W331 has a quite low power consumption (PowerSave) (only 187 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the W331.

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Light

With a weight of only 2.2 kilograms, the Optoma W331 is fairly light compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the W331. The average weight of latest 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors is 3.9kg.

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Very Low Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The power consumption (economy mode)s of latest comparable spec multimedia projectors range from 170W to 370W. The Optoma W331 has one of the lower power consumption (economy mode)s (only 190 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other similar spec data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the W331, the Optoma W331 does not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Small Uniformity

At only 75 percent, the Optoma W331 has a quite small uniformity compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been around for the last year. Across all the recently released comparable spec projectors the uniformitys range from 70% to 90%.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

Across all the 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year the RMS rated powers range from 1.5W to 20W. With an RMS rated power of only 2 Watts, the Optoma W331 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

The shortest service life of lamp (economic mode) of new multimedia projectors is 4,000h, the longest is 24,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 6,300h. At only 5,000 hours, the Optoma W331 has a quite short service life of lamp (economic mode) compared to most of the other new comparable spec data projectors.

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Fairly Loud Noise Level (economic Mode)

The Optoma W331 has one of the louder noise level (economic mode)s (29 decibels) amongst similar spec data projectors of this age. Across all the new multimedia projectors the noise level (economic mode)s range from 26dB to 35dB, and the average noise level (economic mode) is 29dB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma W331

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,300 ANSI lumens, the Optoma W331 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the W331.

If this projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to consider the Optoma W340[plb_3452447_price] (3,400 ANSI lumens and cheaper), or the Acer P1386W[plb_3734654_price] (3,400 ANSI lumens and cheaper).

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WXGA (1280x800) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800), which is typical of many 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
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
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
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
AV Output
AV Input
Performance
Noise Level
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
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Display Number of Colours
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (max)
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Input Voltage
USB Powered
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
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

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Electricity cost when switched on $54.45
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Total running cost over 5 years $54.45
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0.37T
Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
10
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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