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Topic: Recommend Replacement - Optoma W304M
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Hi Guys and Girls,

Optoma have discontinued the W304M. I am having great difficulty finding an equivelant device.

We need a projector of the same physical dimensions and brightness.

So far we have trialed the following models and they have all had terrible brightness compared to the W304M

Optoma LH200
Optoma ML1050ST
Optoma W400 - bright enough but much larger and not a true mobile projector

I have spoken with Optoma and they advise that there is no direct replacment for the W304M.

These projectors are required by our demo team for showing clients our software. Must be bright and easily carried.

Any advice is welcome.
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I would start with something like this:
https://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-PowerLite_1781W.htm

The Epson 3LCD layout tends to provide better color brightness and Epson tends to be more honest about their lumen rating than the competition. LCD color brightness is a major factor in LCD advertising.

These are also a much slimmer design than your previous models which should make transporting them a fair bit easier.

For a bit more zing in the presentation, they also have a higher resolution model of the same thing...
https://www.projectorcentral.com/Epson-PowerLite_1795F.htm

To really get more, I think you have to go from that size up to the 6-10 pound range of models (twice the weight at least!) and in DLP I would look for 5,000+ lumen models and for LCD I would go up at least to 4,000 lumens or higher for a solid bump up in brightness.

https://www.projectorcentral.com/projectors.cfm?g=1&hide=0&st=1&exp1=1&r=&br=4000&br=8000&c=&w=6-10&db=&ar=Wide+%2816%3A9-10%29&zr=&wt=<g=&ll=&wr=&dt=&mfg=&p=&t=&pjl=0&pjw=0&pjh=0&td=&is=&i=d&tr=&tr2=&exp5=1&oop=1&sort=pop&sz=15#top
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