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Optoma DS306

Optoma DS306
alaScore 78

17 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analysed 17 user reviews from international sources. Users rate it 81/100. The average review date is 07-02-2009. We have compared these reviews to 137294 reviews from other Projectors. The alaScore™ for this product is 78/100 = Good. Last update: 15-08-2018.

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Optoma DS306i office projector


very reasonable price, quality product. great for movies, gaming, or even just surfing the web. quality of picture is brilliant, even in a light room. zoom and focusing functionality is very good. good connectivity: for computer, xbox, s-video socket...

to use the remote control, the projector must also be connected to the PC with a USB cable - so remote control is not an entirely cable free feature. like most projectors, it generates a significant amount of energy loss from heat produced by the unit.

Aug, 2009

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Optoma DS306i office projector


Easy to navigate, compact an dlogical to operate. Nice little machine for the money

None found yet, except in rear mode, the machine sets the choice as default, Better to revert to standard and then user chage.

Aug, 2009

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Optoma DS306i office projector


Image Quality and detail v.good

input formats limited

Aug, 2009

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Optoma DS306i office projector


Good price, very quick and easy to set up, bright projection

Quite heavy, single foot at front limited in terms of vertical alignment - still rely on book or file to prop it up

Jul, 2009

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Optoma DS306i office projector


Attractive looking machine with good lamp hours. Well priced replacement lamps. Good resolution options.

Doesn't come as specified in the literature. Only available connections VGA and composite video. All other connections via adapters.(RGB/scart) which are very difficult to obtain.

May, 2009

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Optoma DS306i office projector


This is a fantastic product. I'd borrowed an Optomo product in the past, couldn't wait to get one, and am so glad I did. Great projection capability at a very affordable price. I'm a charity director and use a slide set to present on the work of the...

My only disappointment, is that with this model there is no laser pointer.

Apr, 2009

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Optoma DS306i office projector


Very good value for money.

Replacement bulbs? (or is this not possible?)

Apr, 2009

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Optoma DS306i office projector


this projector is very good value for money we use it to watch movies very good picture we use it about 3m away from wall and get bout 90in. its also great to play the wii and ps3.

dont think there is any as very pleased

Apr, 2009

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Optoma DS306i office projector


Very quiet.

Didn't come with a carry-case.

Apr, 2009

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Optoma DS306i office projector


Easy to set up on first install

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Simplicity meets Versatility. Stylish yet easy to use, the DS306 is a great SVGA multi-functional projector to use both in the office and home. Impressive 2000L with color enhancement technology brings to life business presentations, video graphics and movies on the big screen.

Audio Output



Ceiling mountable: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:SVGA
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:2000ANSI lumens/2300ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2000:1
Max Image Size:7.7m / 770cm
Max Resolution:800 x 600
Max Screen Distance:12m
Min Image Size:0.7m / 70cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP Projector


Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Optoma Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Optoma


Bulb power:180
Service life of lamp:2000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):21.8 - 24
Throw ratio:1.95 - 2.15:1


Number of built-in speakers:1
RMS rated power:1

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):5 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):259 x 188 x 71.5
Lens focal range:F/2.41 - 2.55
Power requirements:100-240V, 50-60Hz

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Horizontal scan range:15 - 100
Vertical scan range:43 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power Consumption (Standby):10
Power consumption (typical):260


Contrast ratio (typical):2000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-18/18
Matrix size:1.4
Number of Colours:16.78 million colours
Projection distance:1.2/12
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2000
Projector native resolution:SVGA (800x600)
Screen size compatibility:17.8 - 195.6

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:M-NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-D / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM B/G / SECAM D/K / SECAM K1 / SECAM L/NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-D / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM / SECAM B/G / SECAM D/K / SECAM K1 / SECAM L
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video

Weight & Dimensions