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Optoma W306ST WXGA 3500 Lumen DLP Short Throw Network Projector (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Perfect for applications requiring large, clear, easy to read text and graphics with exceptional color reproduction from a short projection distance
  • 3D Ready for the most amazing, most immersive viewing experience
  • Unsurpassed dependable performance
  • Advanced energy saving features to reduce the cost of operation
  • Easy to operate
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Technical Details

Style: WXGA
  • 3D-ready
  • short_throw

Product Description

Style: WXGA

Optoma W306ST, WXGA, 3500 ANSI Lumens, 3D-Ready Short Throw Projector

Unsurpassed Short Throw Performance

The Optoma W306ST is designed to deliver unsurpassed short throw projection performance in classrooms and conference rooms. Whether your application calls for wall-mount installation or tabletop presentations, the W306ST will dazzle your audience with its 3500 ANSI lumens bright image, 15,000:1 contrast ratio and vibrant, color-rich, razor sharp images. The short throw design minimizes unwanted shadows on the presenter, allowing the audience to fully focus on the presentation. The Optoma W306ST is reliable and economical. Featuring the latest Optoma Eco+ advancements for ultra long lamp life, along with Optoma's commitment to quality, ensures your projector will provide years of care-free operation.

At a Glance:

  • Perfect for applications requiring large, clear, easy-to-read text and graphics with exceptional color reproduction from a short projection distance
  • 3D Ready for the most amazing, most immersive viewing experience
  • Unsurpassed dependable performance
  • Advanced energy saving features to reduce the cost of operation
  • Easy to operate

Leading the DLP Market in the Americas

Optoma Technology is the leading manufacturer of Texas Instrument's DLP projectors in North and South America. TI's DLP features multi-color processing to produce accurate and vibrant colors on the screen.

Optoma's product line offers products designed to meet the needs of any kind of user, from mobile professionals, gamers, and home theater owners, to much larger theater installations. Designed and built to deliver reliability, usability, and image quality, Optoma projectors help users get the most out of their digital content, encourage collaboration, and communicate clearly and effectively. Optoma projectors are designed to provide the features that you need today and in the future.

Green by Design

The W306ST has been designed and manufactured to:

  • Use less than one-watt power consumption in standby mode-Up to 75 percent savings compared to regular standby mode
  • Limit energy use, with automatic shut down and remote management and control
  • Employ long-life materials and components
  • Use components that are lead-free on all printed circuit boards
  • Use no polystyrene foam in the packing materials
  • Comply with RoHS standards to phase out the use of hazardous materials

What's In The Box?

This package includes the Optoma W306ST, WXGA, 3500 ANSI Lumens, 3D-Ready Short Throw Projector, AC Power Cord, Remote Control, Batteries for Remote, Lens Cap, Multilingual CD-ROM User's Manual, and Quick Start Card.

Which Short Throw Optoma Projector Is Right For You?

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X306ST

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Brightness 3000 ANSI Lumens 3200 ANSI Lumens 3200 ANSI Lumens 3500 ANSI Lumens
Native Resolution XGA (1024 x 768) WXGA (1280 x 800) XGA (1024 x 768) WXGA (1280 x 800)
Contrast Ratio 18,000:1 (full on/full off) 18,000:1 (full on/full off) 15,000:1 (full on/full off) 15,000:1 (full on/full off)
Lamp Life 6000/5000/4500 Hours (ECO+/ECO/normal) 6000/5000/4500 Hours (ECO+/ECO/normal) 6000/5000/3500 Hours (ECO+/ECO/normal) 6000/5000/3500 Hours (ECO+/ECO/normal)
Projection Distance 1.64'–8.2' (0.5-2.5 m) 1.64'–8.2' (0.5-2.5 m) 1.67'-12.52' (0.51-3.82 m) 1.47'-11.05' (0.45-3.37 m)
Image Size (Diagonal) 39.3"-196.7" 44.4"-223.2" 40"-300" 40"-300"
Aspect Ratio 4:3 Native, 16:9 compatible 16:10 Native, 16:9 & 4:3 compatible 4:3 Native, 16:9 & 16:10 compatible 16:10 Native, 16:9 & 4:3 compatible
Displayable Colors 1.07 Billion 1.07 Billion 1.07 Billion 1.07 Billion
Display Technology Single 0.55" DC3 DMD DLP Technology by Texas Instruments Single 0.55" DC3 DMD DLP Technology by Texas Instruments Single 0.55" DC3 DMD DLP Technology by Texas Instruments Single 0.65" DC3 DMD DLP Technology by Texas Instruments
I/O Connection Ports HDMI, two VGA-in, VGA-out, S-video, composite video, audio-in, audio-out, RS-232C and USB-B HDMI, two VGA-in, VGA-out, S-video, composite video, audio-in, audio-out, RS-232C and USB-B HDMI, two VGA-in, VGA-out, composite video, two audio-in, Mic-in, audio-out, RS-232C, RJ-45 and mini-USB HDMI, two VGA-in, VGA-out, composite video, two audio-in, Mic-in, audio-out, RS-232C, RJ-45 and mini-USB
3D Compatibility Supports all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D format, side-by-side format and top and bottom format. 3D glasses are needed and sold separately. Supports all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D format, side-by-side format and top and bottom format. 3D glasses are needed and sold separately. Supports all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D format, side-by-side format and top and bottom format. 3D glasses are needed and sold separately. Supports all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D format, side-by-side format and top and bottom format. 3D glasses are needed and sold separately.

Projection Distance / Image Size

Projection Distance Minimum Diagonal Maximum Diagonal
1.47'-11.05' (0.45-3.37 m) 40" 300"

Want to Enhance Your Experience with Optional Accessories?

Picture Model Description
BG-ZD301 DLP Link, Active Shutter 3D-Glasses
BM-5001U Mount
BC-VGCRXY00 VGA to Component Adapter

Looking for Replacement Parts/Accessories?

Picture Model Description
BL-FP240C Lamp
BR-5041L Remote
BC-PUPIXY11 Power Cord (11m)

Product Information

Style:WXGA
Product Dimensions 11.3 x 9.6 x 3.9 inches
Item Weight 5.9 pounds
Shipping Weight 9.2 pounds
Manufacturer OPTOMA TECHNOLOGY
ASIN B00D26J9GU
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number W306ST
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,453 in Electronics > Camera & Photo > Projectors > Video Projectors
#5,925 in Electronics > Office Electronics > Video Projectors & Accessories
#23,015 in Electronics > Televisions & Video
Date first available at Amazon.com May 28, 2013

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By Wolf I. Butler on March 11, 2014
Style Name: WXGA Verified Purchase
I got this to replace an aging Dell S300W short-throw projector. I'm pretty sure based on the design and specs that Optoma builds Dell-branded projectors. In any case- this was less-expensive, and works very well. We use it in portable classroom environments where space is often at a premium and there often isn't room for a longer-throw projector without eliminating student seating or risking having the projector damaged by someone tripping over a cord or bumping into it. We can place this a few feet from the screen, and get an outstanding bright image.

The only problem with this, and other short-throw projectors, is you need a high-quality screen. Any ripples will distort the image considerably, which isn't as much of a problem with longer-throw projectors because of the angle they project at. A "fast-fold" or similar tensioned screen is a must. Tripod-style screens will let you down after very little time. This isn't the fault of the projector though.
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It is fantastic. Everything you would want in a projector for presentations or a great movie experience. The picture is crystal clear. It doesen't have to be for from the screen to see it. GREAT BUY FOR THE PRICE!!!
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I really did love this projector. Honestly, it is perfect, but the reliability has been shockingly poor. My first projector lasted 6 months before it started having issues, so I sent it back and received a replacement (the four replacements that followed this in less than 5 months have all been terrible). The projector is great -- the service has been great -- the reliability has not. I cannot vouch for buying another Optoma projector ever again.. I have Viewsonics, Epsons, Panasonics, Acers, various PICO projectors, all of which I have had working perfectly for years now, the longest running being the Epson that has been around for 9 years and has had two bulb changes. If you buy this projector and nothing brakes then I bet it's a long runner, but if you get a replacement refurbished projector... well.. then your just screwed..
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We bought this for our church lounge. Installed it just 4 feet from the 120 inch screen. Looks fantastic and easy to use. The sound is adequate for bible study, FPU and other uses. Added a Vizio sound bar for movie night. Nice projector.
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The Optoma W306ST provided a clearer picture than the previous projector.
Only issue is the power button got lodged underneath the lip causing some issues with turning on and off, and after running only a few hours - messages popped up stating that the filter needed cleaning.
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Frankly when I ordered it, I didn't realise just how short the projection length was on this unit: you need to be within 4-5 feet of the projection surface, even for large images.

Focussing is good, as is keystone adjustment, height adjustment less so. Image quality however is excellent and the in built speakers are quite adequate for a small conference room. Picks up color in backgrounds on video etc well, but be clear, it is a business projector, not a media unit.

If these limitations are OK with you, buy it.
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works great. the eco+ setting is very bright and clear. using it in a church that seats around 450 people and it looks better than our 6000 lumens long throw projector!
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