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Optoma X306ST Projector

XGA (1024x768) 30dB 3,200 ANSI Lumens May 2013
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
- Native XGA, 60 image from just 77cm away.- Bright images, vivid colours 3200 ANSI Lumens.- Up to 6000 hours2 lamp life and 70% energy saving.- Crestron RoomView RJ45 control and monitoring. 3D... More
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9 Reasons For

Optoma Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Optoma has good average ratings for its data projectors as well as across its entire data projector range.

Good Product Quality

A few Optoma X306ST reviewers said in their reviews that the Optoma X306ST was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review on PC Mag four years ago “Solid data image quality” and gave it a score of 4 stars. It Reviews.com mentioned on IT Reviews.com “Good text quality” in their Optoma X306ST review but even so they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Robust

Several Optoma X306ST owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made.

Good Picture Quality

Several people who bought it reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma X306ST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the X306ST.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Optoma X315[plb_2326573_price], or the Epson PowerLite 4855WU[plb_1969833_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma X306ST supports 3D, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other multimedia projectors which support 3D currently available including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], the Optoma X315[plb_2326573_price], or the Epson PowerLite Pro G6550WU[plb_1919038_price] which has better reviews.

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1600 X 1200 (UXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The Optoma X306ST supports a maximum resolution of 1600 x 1200 (UXGA). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this projector). This data projector also support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720) and 1360 x 768 (WXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Multimedia projectors of this type and age 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

Most multimedia projectors of this spec and age have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys, including the Optoma X306ST which has three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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100V AC Input Voltage

This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec projectors that came out more than two years ago.

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7 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com the average expert rating of this projector is 65%.

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma X306ST does not support full HD. Most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support full HD.

It is worth also looking at alternative projectors which also support full HD including the W7000+[pl_1403580_price], or the W7500[pl_1995206_price] both from Benq or the Panasonic PT-LZ370U[plb_1900094_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma X306ST does not support wi-Fi, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the X306ST also do not support wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative projectors which also support wi-Fi including the Epson EB-Z9900W[plb_2549632_price], the Elmo BOXi MP-350[plb_2578320_price], or the Benq GP20[plb_2231335_price].

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Only Fixed Zoom Ratio

This projector supports a Fixed zoom ratio, which is the most frequently supported zoom ratio on data projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Optoma X306ST is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The Optoma X306ST is a one HDMI ports quantity projector. Most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the X306ST have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Matrix Size

At only 0.55 inches, the Optoma X306ST has a fairly small matrix size compared to most of the other projectors of this spec and age. Similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the X306ST have matrix sizes of between 0.45" and 0.75", and the average matrix size is 0.63".

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma X306ST

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Optoma released the X306ST.

Average Projector Brightness

At 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma X306ST has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to the X306ST.

There are a number of alternative 3,200 ANSI lumens brightness projectors currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Optoma W305ST[plb_1726307_price], or the Acer P1223[plb_1484157_price].

If you are looking for a data projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Optoma GT760[plb_1995666_price] (3,400 ANSI lumens), or the NEC NP-M352[plb_2272939_price] (3,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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XGA (1024x768) Projector Native Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma X306ST is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than a 1080p (1920x1080) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

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Average Noise Level

At 30 decibels, the Optoma X306ST has a fairly typical noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to the X306ST.

There are a number of alternative 30dB noise level data projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the K750[pl_1517123_price], or the H7531D[pl_1418806_price] both from Acer.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
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
Throw Ratio
Offset
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
PC Audio in
HDMI Version
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
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
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Preset Modes
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Design
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
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
User Guide
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

Expert Reviews

(2)

IT Reviews.com

24 November 2013

The Optoma X306ST is a short-throw XGA projector with solid data image quality and video suitable for short clips...

Good text quality
Bright
3D compatible
Portable
Good port selection
Rainbow effect in video more severe than is usual
No port for USB thumb drive
22 November 2013

The Optoma X306ST is a short-throw XGA projector with solid data image quality and video suitable for short clips...

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Electricity cost when switched on $70.57
Electricity cost when on standby $2.80
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Total running cost over 5 years $73.37
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0.48T
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 x306, optoma x306s, optoma x306st, optoma p166791, optoma x306ste, optoma p168201, optoma p166791p, optoma x306sted, optoma p168201p, optoma x306stedu, optoma 958tu01gc0, optoma 958tu01gc0e
Barcodes 00686063811540, 00796435418557, 05053959398570, 05060059047888, 07964354185574
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