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Optoma W306ST

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Optoma W306ST. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and usability. The price and reliability also get good opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma W306ST is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Optoma W306ST from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The price and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma W306ST WXGA 3500 Lumen Full 3D DLP Short Throw Network Projector with HDMIOptoma W306ST WXGA 3500 Lumen Full 3D DLP Short Throw Network Projector with HDMI

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Tony Hoffman (

Optoma W306ST


The Optoma W306ST provides a good set of connectivity choices and 3D capability in a bright, short-throw WXGA data projector.

Short throw. Bright. 3D compatible. Loud audio. Good text quality.

Sub-par video, largely due to rainbow effect. Lacks port for USB thumb drive.

Similarly, the W306ST is brighter than the Editors' Choice Optoma TW610ST, a 3,100-lumen short-throw DLP data projector, which showed better data image quality in our testing. Actually, the brightness difference is fairly modest; as perception of...

Nov, 2013

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I purchased my W306S for trade shows. It shows pictures bright enough for show floors. I was able to show a 50"~60" screen with only few feet of distance, which is awesome for small booths.The only drawback for using this for trade shows is that it...

Product Specifications


RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Colour of product:White
Form factor:Desktop
LED indicators: Yes
Product Type:Desktop projector


Built-in Display: No


Bulb power:240
Service life of lamp:3500
Service life of lamp (economic mode):6000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.8
Focal length range (f-f):7.35


Built-in speaker(s): Yes
RMS rated power:10
TV tuner integrated: No


Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC, VGA
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Remote control type:iR
Warranty card: Yes


Horizontal scan range:15 - 91
Mac operating systems supported: Yes
Noise Level:30
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, SWE, TUR
Vertical scan range:25 - 85

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4a
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1 / 3


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):230
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):290
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (typical):15000:1 / 18000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:+/-40 / -40 - 40
Matrix size:1.65
Maximum digital resolution:1600 x 1200
Native Aspect Ratio:16:10
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:0.5 - 2.5
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:3500 / 3600
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x800)
Screen size compatibility:1133.9 - 5669.5
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Zoom ratio:Fixed


Card reader integrated: No
Compatible memory cards: No


3D: Yes
3D-Ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA) / 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 960p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :8.6