Based on 1,734 owner and expert reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically within its 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range compared to other brands.
The Optoma X300 supports 3D. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as the X300 also support 3D.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago, the Optoma X300 has a built-in speaker(s).
We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Infocus IN112A[plb_2178166_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions
This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA)|1280 x 1024 (SXGA)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|640 x 480 (VGA)|800 x 600 (SVGA), which is the most commonly supported supported graphics resolutions on 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that came out around the same time as the X300 have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 3,000h and 20,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,900h. The Optoma X300 has one of the longer service life of lamp (economic mode)s (6,500 hours) amongst projectors of this age.
Very Quiet Noise Level
At only 28 decibels, the Optoma X300 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The noise levels of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 26dB to 40dB.
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Does Not Support Full HD
Like most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the X300, the Optoma X300 does not support full HD.
We compared all the other multimedia projectors which also support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the PJD7820HD[pl_1536139_price], the PRO8600[pl_1596542_price], or the PJD8633[pl_1597774_price] all from Viewsonic is also worth considering.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The Optoma X300 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the X300 also do not support wi-Fi.
Other data projectors which also support wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Optoma EX400[plb_2110318_price], or the Epson EB-Z11000[plb_2549617_price].
Quite Dim Projector Brightness
The Optoma X300 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,800 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the X300. The average projector brightness of 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the X300 is 4,200 ANSI lumens.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2,800 ANSI lumens brightness data projectors currently available including the Viewsonic PJD5232[plb_1530986_price] which has better reviews.
If you are looking for a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to consider the Infocus IN114A[plb_2100765_price] (3,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).
Very Small Bulb Power
The average bulb power of data projectors of a comparable type and age to the X300 is 290W. The Optoma X300 has one of the smaller bulb powers (only 190 Watts) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.
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Very Low RMS Rated Power
At only 2 Watts, the Optoma X300 has a quite low RMS rated power compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and type. The RMS rated powers of multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the X300 range from 2W to 30W.
Very Small Uniformity
15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that are a comparable age to the X300 have uniformitys of between 80% and 90%, and the average uniformity is 84%. The Optoma X300 has one of the smaller uniformitys (only 80 percent) amongst 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.
Only Two VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys
The Optoma X300 is a two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity data projector. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were released more than two years ago have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.
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Released Over Three Years Ago
Optoma released the X300 over three years ago.
XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution
This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on data projectors of a comparable spec and age to it.
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
2,800 ANSI lumens
Keystone Correction, Vertical
-40 - 40
Number of Colours
1.2 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
27.49 - 303.12
Native Aspect Ratio
Number of Colours
1.073 billion colours
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.41 - 2.55
Focal Length Range (f-F)
21.8 - 24
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL, PAL B, PAL, PAL D, PAL, PAL G, PAL, PAL H, PAL, PAL I, PAL, PAL M, PAL, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM, SECAM D, SECAM, SECAM G, SECAM, SECAM K, SECAM, SECAM L
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Inputs Quantity
Composite Video in
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Optical Disc Player Type
Card Reader Integrated
Horizontal Scan Range
15.3 - 91.1
Vertical Scan Range
24 - 85
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
ARA, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, TUR
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