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Optoma X306ST Projector

$950.83
15000:1 XGA (1024x768) 30dB May 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date $75.69 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Does not have a good remote control
Not easy to use
3 Reviews
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Reviews

Optoma Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,872 expert and owner reviews (including 23 verified purchases), Optoma has good reviews for its projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically for its 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Two experts from sites including PC Mag and IT Reviews.com have rated this 15000:1 contrast ratio projector on average 65 out of 100.


Design

Robust

Two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was well made.

Good Text Quality

Four customers thought it was good quality. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Good to excellent data image quality” but even so they scored the product 1 stars. Pc Mag also said “Good text quality” in their review. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of the Optoma X306ST on PC Mag “The Optoma X306ST is a short-throw XGA projector with solid data image quality and video suitable for short clips” and rated it 5 stars.

Not Easy to Use

Two people who purchased it concluded that it was not easy to use. Amazon.co.uk said in their review of the Optoma X306ST “It's just that fact that you have to have the remote perfectly lined up at the projector to use it”. Amazon.co.uk also mentioned “PAIN IN THE REAR to use the stupid remote” in their review.


Good Picture Quality

Three owners considered that it had good picture quality.

3D Compatible

Three owners who reviewed it agreed that it had a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag wrote “3D compatible” in their review of the Optoma X306ST. Amazon.co.uk mentioned “Probably about a 20 to 25 loss in brightness when in 3D mode” in their Optoma X306ST review. Amazon.co.uk also said “Awesome bright in 2d mode and bright even in 3D mode” in their review.

Does Not Have a Good Remote Control

Three owners said in their reviews that this projector did not have a good remote control. Amazon.co.uk said “The remote works fine” in their Optoma X306ST review.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma X306ST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of this type and age.

There are a number of other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available that you might want to look at including the IN114A, or the IN116A both from Infocus or the Optoma W501 which has better reviews.

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Networking

Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma X306ST has an Ethernet LAN. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been available for around the same time as this multimedia projector do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Performance

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma X306ST has an On Screen Display (OSD). Most of the other similar spec projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to this data projector also have an On Screen Display (OSD).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma X306ST has a quite quiet noise level (only 30 decibels) compared to most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this projector. The noise levels of data projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 24dB to 40dB.

Alternative 30dB noise level data projectors currently available that you might want to consider include the W306, or the ML1000 both from Optoma or the Infocus IN112A which has better reviews.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma X306ST is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma X306ST has a handheld remote control. Most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to this multimedia projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Video

Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma X306ST does not support full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec also do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors with a full HD and we think the Epson EB-Z10005U, the Optoma BR326, or the Viewsonic PRO8600 ($3,500) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma X306ST does not have a DVI port, although this is within the context that most of the other 15000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for around the same time as this data projector also do not have a DVI port.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the X306ST in April 2017.


Projector

Average Projector Brightness

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

Data projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might be worth looking at include the Vivitek DX881ST (3,300 ANSI lumens and higher rated), the Epson EB-536Wi (3,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated), or the Optoma W316ST ($799) (3,400 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of XGA (1024x768), which is typical of many data projectors of this age and spec.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00686063811540, 00796435418557, 05053959398570, 05060059047888, 07964354185574

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