OPTOMA DS348 PROJECTOR
- Lumens: 3000
- Resolution (Native): SVGA 800 x 600
- Throw Ratio: 1.94-2.16
- Contrast: 20,000
- Technology: DLP
- HDMI Inputs: 2
- Lamp Life (Est.): 10000
- SKU: 95.71P02GC1E
- EAN: 5055387633308
Just Projectors review on the Optoma DS348: The Optoma DS348 projector is brilliant for the mobile presenter. The bright 3000 lumens means that you will be able to project in a bright room with the lights on and blinds open, so you don’t have to worry so much about the typ ... Read more
Just Projectors review on the Optoma DS348: The Optoma DS348 projector is brilliant for the mobile presenter. The bright 3000 lumens means that you will be able to project in a bright room with the lights on and blinds open, so you don’t have to worry so much about the type of environment you will be in. The basic SVGA resolution is perfect for presenting text and simple graphics. I would not recommend it for movies as the image will not be as clear, so go up a resolution to XGA for an extra £30 if your budget can afford it; take a look at our suitable alternatives below as you can get a XGA projector at quite a cheap price! This Optoma projector has a good lamp life at 10,000 hours! This projector has a HDMI input which is great as you can connect to modern sources which also have HDMI connection. There is also a VGA port for older laptops. You can then connect to two sources at the same time without swapping cables around. There are two HDMI ports and one features MHL so you can project in high definition from your mobile device. The brilliant contrast ratio means it will show even the darker images in more detail. To help save energy, the "Auto Power Off" feature automatically turns off the projector after a set period of time if it is not being used. As a low cost projector, this is ideal for simple PowerPoint presentations and simple images but not much more than that. Check out the PDF to the left for more detail.
What Optoma say about the DS348
Project bright vibrant presentations effortlessly any time on day. Designed for meeting rooms and classrooms, the DS348 boasts sRGB accurate true to life colour reproduction, long lamp life and energy-saving features to provide you with a low overall cost of ownership.
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|Resolution (Native)||SVGA 800 x 600|
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Portable and lightweight
Built in speaker
Long lamp life
Delivers great presentations
Low ownership cost
Delivery Rates to mainland UK - (excluding large screens and Touch Screens
Delivery is to ground floor, if you have special delivery instructions you must contact us to ensure that we can have the best chance of success in delivering the item. We required items to be signed for.
Working Delivery dates are Monday to Friday unless Saturday delivery is selected.
- 7-10 weeking days delivery is free of charge
- 2-3 Days £8 + vat
- Next Day £12 + vat - if ordered before cut off
- Saturday £35 + vat - Be careful choosing this option, it has he highest incidence of failure with all couriers.
Delivery cut off is 4pm on most items - earlier time exceptions are Metroplan screen, large items, items requiring a pallet. If you order after 4pm then the order is processed the next day, that means if you ordered Tuesday at 8pm at night, the next day delivery option is Thursday as the order is processed on the Wednesday.
Delivery Rates to non-mainland UK + Eire - (excluding large screens and Touch Screens)
Non Mainland and the Highlands and Islands- this includes the Isle of Wight, any thing that goes over water that does not have road access. These rates are determined by couriers based on postcode. If there are multiple items then we may need to quote you for delivery.
2-3 Days £35 + vat
Large Screens +3m wide & Touch Screen
By Quotation - they might not be able to be next day as specialised couriers are often required.
Goods Reported Faulty Within 28 Days of Receipt.
If you have a faulty item and are reporting the fault within 28 days of receipt (please note that for business customers, this is 14 days). When the goods are returned to us complete, we’ll issue a full refund to you via your original payment method.We will try and ensure that there is a fault, that often requires is running diagnostics or getting the manufacturer to speak to you directly to determine whether there is a genuine fault rather than just a set up error.
Goods Damaged in Transit.
If your goods were damaged in transit it must be reported to us within 3 days. If goods are visibly damaged on receipt the delivery note must be marked accordingly. Once the damaged goods have been collected and received back into our warehouse, we’ll issue a refund via your original payment method. We will require pictures of the damage.
Consumers - If You Have Changed Your Mind – this is for personal use not business or organisations
If you are a private consumer and have changed your mind as long as the goods have not been in your possession for over 14 days, and the item can be sold again as new, then you are entitled to return the goods to us. If the item you are returning is a Projector, the lamp hours used must not have exceeded 3 hours otherwise a restocking fee will be applied. The cost of returning items is the responsibility of the customer. As new means in original packaging with complete accessory packs and manuals. If any item is marked/damaged, including the packing, there may be a restocking fee. Please contact us directly before sending any goods back to obtain an RMA number without this there may be a delay in dealing with your return. If you purchased for a company, or an organisation you are not deemed a Consumer by law.
Confused about Mobile Presenter Projectors , here is our Mobile Presenters Essential Buyers Guide?
You can read this our just call us on 01256 882629 and we can help
Know what is most important thing when YOU buy a mobile projector
When buying a mobile projector it's likely that the weight of the projector and size is at first seems the major factor in which mobile projector you think is going to be best for you. Remember if its 0.4Kg heavier thats really no more than a packet of ham, so don't pay extra or lose some connectivity just for a really small difference in weight unless of course you are flying then it does make sense. But a word of warning, Pico Projectors the tiny LED projectors are not suitable for an audience size more than 5 , they just are not bright enough. Do you need a bag to carry it around, maybe find an old laptop bag or use the handle some manufacturers like BenQ use on their boxes, you will pay an extra £35 on average for a projector that comes with a bag.
Another criteria often specific to the portable projector is the flexibility of location. Maybe one day you are visiting a company and they have the perfect set up, a room that the light can be controlled or no direct sunlight and you can place the projector in any position to get the right image size. The next day you visit a premises that has limited space, so you are struggling to get a large enough image without being in the way all the time and the last day you go to a location that is very bright and you have no way of controlling the room conditions, if this is your type of experience then the weight of the projector being slighter lighter really shouldn't be your major concern, you probably are taking it in a car, walking from a car park and then going to the office, far better therefore to have a slightly heavier projector that never lets you down regardless of the locations you visit. It is always best when choosing a mobile projector to list your priorities, weight, flexibility, connectivity and rank them. Certainly the ultra short throw projectors that will never let you down for space are bigger than most mobile projectors but when you have limited space they are really the only option.
Some really important things to remember when buying a portable projector
Get the right resolution: Put the main part to your budget in getting the best resolution you can afford unless you have such a specific requirement that has to found first in a mobile projector.
- PC/Laptop/MAC - XGA or WXGA or better (yes you can get SVGA but only if the budget is really tight as the number of pixels which make the image quality is really low).If you want higher quality then buy 1080p HD or WUXGA resolution, the sort of resolutions you would expect to use if you were a web designer. If you were to mark resolution out 10 so you could get a real comparison as to how good they are against other resolutions this would be the answer
SVGA 3/10 XGA 7/10 WXGA 7.5/10 (same quality as XGA but more flexibility) SXGA+ 8.5/10 1080p 9/10 WUXGA 10/10
Getting the right brightness (measured as lumens) -your audience size determines what brightness the projector needs to be for the simple reason that the mobile projector will have to be placed further back and there is more light for the image to go through to make it to the screen. For fewer than 20 people an image size of up to 1.6m wide would be plenty, and would require a 2500-3000 lumen projector. If the audience size was 20-50 people then a 1.8m wide screen is ideal and the brightness 2700-3200 Lumens. For 50-100 people then go for a 2m wide image and 3000-3500 lumens. If your audience is larger than 100 people then it would be best for you to give us a call on 01256 882629 to discuss.
Connectivity: many portable projectors are now coming with HDMI as standard, and if you can afford the extra for your projector then you will future proof yourself as HDMI links well to modern laptops and tablets.
There are projectors that have USB slot capability but they cannot run windows so they will show still images like a power show rather than a power point presentation. There is software out there to convert Powerpoint to Jpegs but you will lose your transitions. I have found that the Epson's range offer good USB A software and they are easy to use. Also Infocus have released projectors with internal memory which is a great step forward, still a couple of menu issues which can be annoying in certain circumstance but a improvement just to usb A.There is talk that other projector brands are about to release internal memory projectors which is fantastic news.
Throw Ratio sounds like its going to be complicated but its not. Every mobile projector has a throw ratio, in most cases you usually see under the spec something like 1.5-2.0 or 1.95-2.15 . This describes the ratio of the distance back the projector needs to be compared to the width of the screen. For instance on a 2m wide screen you would just multiply both numbers by 2 and that is the distance back, so for the first example 1.5-2.0 then the answer would be 3.0-4.0m for a 2m wide screen. We have made it easy for you as there is a throw distance calculator on on projector pages so you can either enter the width of the screen or the distance back and it will return an answer so you can then decide is this the right portable projector for me, or just call us and we can help 01256 882629. Going back specifically to a mobile projector if you have a projector with a good zoom on it for example the 1.4-2.0 rather than 1.95-2.15 then you have more flexibility with the image size for those various locations you might visit. If you have limited space you might remember I discussed the Ultra Short Throw Projectors, well they have usually a fixed lens, no zoom but they can be as close as 0.24 which is 48cm for a 2m wide image. But they are heavier so maybe look at one with a throw ratio of 0.5, or 0.7 which are still closer than standard , just a little but heavier but give you total flexibility.
Remember to look at the projector guide at the bottom of the page to get a more detailed overview of projectors
We provide advice on the phone listening to your requirements we are able to help you get the right one as we have trained staff . We have a network of installers to cover your area. On higher end models we can arrange a loan or demo. We think most people should buy HD resolution , they are so affordable now and you wouldn't buy a 5 year old laptop so why buy SVGA which is over 20 years old. Yes XGA & WXGA are ideal for simple presentations and education use but we have all been use to decent home TV's or high resolution phones or tables so why put a huge image on the wall/screen which is inferior. There are some great brands out there BenQ, Infocus, Epson and less known ones like EIKI or Vivitek. Yes you can buy the wrong one, this is why we still offer advice rather than just an add to cart website. We have a price promise, we see the models, we often put one against another and see which one is best. We only buy UK stock,which has higher warranty standards to ensure you get real value for money. We don't sell the cheap brands as the lumens isn't verified. Look at our name it tells you that we are committed to this product and we have a great reputation in the market place for price and customer service. We supply the UK but also in Ireland, we offer a 1-3 day service to Ireland.
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