Optoma DS348 DLP 3D Projector £79.00 @ Asda Instore
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Optoma DS348 DLP 3D Projector £79.00 @ Asda Instore

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Found 17th Dec 2016
Found these in our local Asda Boldon - I must stress there are probably none left at this point as a couple were looking at the last one left on the shelf when we left the isle. Thought I'd post this as it may be national and help someone out.....

I know some will tear this apart but its DLP, has a 10,000hr lamp life and is native 3D meaning it can accept a 3D signal from a BluRay player, Sky Box etc without the need of a converter box. No glasses included but DLP-Link glasses can be had for £6.49 a pair on ebay (Item 152103032447 - UK Stock)

Projector info here: optoma.eu/pro…348

Instore only deal - See link for specs & Info only

24 Comments

Original Poster

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Resolution SVGA (800 x 600)

freakstyler



​nice find! good for the price

ok for the money but 3d at that resolution will not be pretty

Dean2k14

ok for the money but 3d at that resolution will not be pretty



​Its not too bad - remember 3D is half the resolution anyway if it's side-by-side or top-bottom. I watched the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in 3D on an SVGA projector, it was fine.

Dean2k14

ok for the money but 3d at that resolution will not be pretty



​Nothing will be pretty at that res. Also the 10000hour lamp life will only be achievable with the brightness set to eco. If you must have a projector and only have £79 then get this, but don't be surprised if you're disappointed.

I'm after one of these, perfect spec for presentations. (No need for wide-screen nor high res)

Unfortunately no asda in the North West stocks them

This is decent value for travelling around with. 3000 lumens but not 1080p. Price wise I'm happy to compromise when I'd only be using it for presentations. I'm going to buy one if I find it instore. Thanks OP just what I was looking for

Great for the old boring PowerPoint presentations in work

BungalowBill

​Its not too bad - remember 3D is half the resolution anyway if it's s … ​Its not too bad - remember 3D is half the resolution anyway if it's side-by-side or top-bottom. I watched the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in 3D on an SVGA projector, it was fine.



Active glasses shouldn't be half the resolution. Flicks between the full resolution image. Though not best at this resolution. All depends on how big an image you projecting.

moomoomeemee

This is decent value for travelling around with. 3000 lumens but not … This is decent value for travelling around with. 3000 lumens but not 1080p. Price wise I'm happy to compromise when I'd only be using it for presentations. I'm going to buy one if I find it instore. Thanks OP just what I was looking for



​Not 1080p? It's not even 720p!

The out of focus picture on the box tells a story.

Eww 800x600 will look pretty bad, and the 3d content will be worse because that frame will be halfed (each frame is half the screen in sbs content). Native 3d will be better from an hdmi source, but still half the res of HD
Edited by: "multiplewicked" 18th Dec 2016

Original Poster

Jeez, its only £79 - You cant even get a reasonable cheapo Chinese projector for that price off ebay/Amazon, you know the type that are made like toys stating 1080p when in reality they're at best 800x480 and about as bright as a candle in a sock.

I know, but these are sold in asda because they think they can catch people out thinking it's going to be near comparable to the projector they see on the local boozer. At least the ones on the net are sold cheap, I wander what markup is on these to have them in a retail environment

Nice find

TehJumpingJawa

I'm after one of these, perfect spec for presentations. (No need for … I'm after one of these, perfect spec for presentations. (No need for wide-screen nor high res)Unfortunately no asda in the North West stocks them



They had 2 in ellesmere port

ukcondorman

They had 2 in ellesmere port



Oh wow, that's got me excited!
How long ago?

I phoned around most of the big stores and none (except St Helens) even knew what I was talking about!

Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 18th Dec 2016

DLP? Enjoy the rainbows.

ukcondorman

They had 2 in ellesmere port



Thanks for that; phoned up, reserved & bought the last one today.

craigstephens

​Not 1080p? It's not even 720p!


Yeah, i don't know if i would buy this as an home entertainment Projector. It will be fuzzy, but it would have been perfect for what i needed it for. I never found one though.

Just gave it a spin, and I'm very impressed.
Brightness & contrast are both very good (clear even in a lit room!).
Tried a 1080p movie rip (1920x816) and that was very watchable; even with the effective resolution being only 800x340.

To my layman's eyes, I couldn't perceive any rainbow effect in fast moving action sequences. I did however see some when watching some old, heavily compressed tv rips (DS9 :p); the rapidly changing pixels of the compression artefacts exhibited some rainbow-like ghosting.

In summary, this is in a different league to the Chinese tat you get at the same price point; it's a quality product at a budget price.

I think people get too obsessed about resolution; for projectors it's brightness & contrast ratio that are most important, and in that regard this projector is just as good as ones 5+ times its price.

Mine was bought for presentation use, but I wouldn't have any reservations using it for games or movies; you can't get better new without spending >£200.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 19th Dec 2016

Sat in Asda Ellesmere Port didn't think that there would be any left however they have four after the one that I have just taken a chance on. Thanks for the review.

Edited by: "Speculator" 20th Dec 2016
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