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Optoma ZX212ST

A Fully Featured 100000:1 XGA (1024x768) Projector
100000:1 XGA (1024x768) Yes 34dB Dec 2012
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma ZX212ST Review

With very good features and low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma ZX212ST number 525 across all projectors.
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£75 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 50?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
It has running costs of £75 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 10% of all 11 latest comparable spec projectors that we have compared it to.
This Optoma projector has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an On Screen Display (OSD)
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Does not have a DVI port
Very short service life of lamp

Optoma ZX212ST In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

This 100000:1 contrast ratio projector received an expert rating of 60% from PC Mag. If all the recently released 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors are ranked by average expert review score then this data projector is in the bottom 15%.

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Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Projectors manufactured by Optoma generally have good reviews compared to other brands.

3D Support Limited to PC Connection (VGA or HDMI) Only

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product did not have a good 3D picture quality. Pc Mag said on PC Mag “3D support limited to PC connection (VGA or HDMI) only” in their Optoma ZX212ST review.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed the product thought it was good value for money. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review of this projector “The hybrid laser-LED light source saves on the total cost of ownership”.


Features

Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The ZX212ST has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for a similar time to this projector.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma ZX212ST has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other latest comparable spec projectors.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,300 ANSI lumens, the Optoma ZX212ST has one of the brightest projector brightnesses amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The average projector brightness of latest 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors is 1,100 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 300 ANSI lumens to 2,300 ANSI lumens.

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Has a Zoom Capability

The ZX212ST has a zoom capability, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as this data projector do not have a zoom capability.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Optoma ZX212ST has an Ethernet LAN, unlike most of the other similar spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as this multimedia projector which do not have an Ethernet LAN.

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Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Optoma ZX212ST does not have a DVI port. Most of the other new 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors also do not have a DVI port.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Across all the multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to this data projector the service life of lamps range from 20,000h to 30,000h. At only 20,000 hours, the ZX212ST has a quite short service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age.

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Ceiling Mountable

The ZX212ST is ceiling mountable, as are most of the other multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to this projector.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The ZX212ST does not support full HD. Most of the other 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector also do not support full HD.

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Has a Card Reader Integrated

The ZX212ST has a card reader integrated, as do most of the other projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this projector.

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XGA (1024x768) Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma ZX212ST is XGA (1024x768). That's 62% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

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Average Noise Level

The Optoma ZX212ST has a pretty standard noise level (34 decibels) compared to most of the other latest projectors.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The ZX212ST has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as this data projector.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was December 2012 when this 100000:1 contrast ratio projector was released.


Running Costs

High Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the ZX212ST will cost £75 over 1 year to run, which is in the most expensive 10% of all 11 latest comparable spec projectors.

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Optoma ZX212ST Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma ZX212ST review we compared this projector to 100 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 330,284 product attributes, 16,046 projector reviews and 2,351,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma zx212st
Barcodes 00796435418533, 05053959398655, 05060059047949, 07964354185338

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