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Optoma W316ST Projector

Part #: OPTW316ST  |   Mfg #: W316ST
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Optoma W316ST

The Optoma W316ST is the perfect short throw projector solution for use in classrooms, training rooms, higher education, houses of worship and digital signage applications.
With a powerful 3600 lumens bright image, a stunning 20,000:1 contrast ratio and Dynamic Black technology, the W316ST delivers bright large-screen short throw presentations with superb image clarity, razor sharp detail and remarkable color accuracy.
It provides complete connectivity for compatibility with analog and digital sources, including HDMI v1.4a with Full 3D capability, 2x VGA-in, VGA loop through, 2x audio-in, audio-out, RJ45, RS-232 control and advanced remote with laser and mouse control. Ultra-long 8000 hours lamp life and filter-free design minimize the cost of operation.

Key Features 

  • Ideal for large-screen short throw applications requiring crystal clear, easy to read text and graphics
  • 3600 lumens bright and 20,000:1 contrast ratio for lights-on presentations
  • Full 3D compatibility; captivate your audience with 3D presentations and movies
  • Compatible with analog and digital sources
  • Presentation remote with built-in laser pointer and mouse control
  • Whisper quiet operation
Click on a spec (like Resolution:) to learn more about it. Click here for the complete glossary.
Image Quality Projector Calculator See Optoma W316ST Image Size Calculator »
Resolution Wide XGA (1280 x 800)
Brightness 3600 lumens
Contrast Ratio 20000:1
Uniformity 80%
No. of Colors 1.07 Billion
Aspect Ratio(s) Native - 16:10
Other(s) - 16:9 & 4:3 compatible
Display Type DLP (1 chip);
Data Signals WXGA (1280 x 800)
Video Signals NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV (480i), EDTV (480p), HDTV (720p, 1080i/p)
H Sync 24–85Hz, 120Hz
V Sync 15.375–91.146KHz
3D Ready No
Dot Clock --
Inputs / Outputs
  • Composite Video, RCA
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface for digital video and digital audio)
  • S-Video (Mini DIN 4-pin (Y/C))
  • Ethernet/RJ45 (Network addressable, RJ45)
  • USB
  • VGA (Analog data, mini D-Sub 15-pin)
  • RS-232 (Serial)
View the manufacturers spec sheet for a complete list of Inputs and Outputs
Built-in Audio 10-Watt speaker
Projection Lens Projector Calculator See Optoma W316ST Image Size Calculator »
Lens F=2.8, f=7.41 mm, manual focus
Throw Ratio 0.52:1
Keystone Corr. Vertical
Specs: ±40° Vertical
Lens Shift --
Proj. Methods Ceiling, Desktop, Front, Rear
Dimensions 12.4" x 4" x 8.8" (W x H x D)
Unit Weight 6.1 lbs.
Power Supply AC input 100–240V, 50–60Hz, auto-switching
Universal Power Supply
Power Consumption 280
Ecomode Yes
(Brightness: 2880 lumens; Lamp life: 8000 hours; Power: 194;)
FCC Class A
Audible Noise 29.0 dB
Lamp 210W
Lamp Life 4000 hours
Replacement Lamp
Included Accessories
Items Included AC power cord, remote control, batteries for remote, lens cap, multilingual CD-ROM user’s manual, quick start card, and warranty card
Remote Control Yes
Carry Case Yes
Projector 3-Year Limited Parts and Labor
Lamp 90-Days on Lamp

* -- indicates specification not published by manufacturer.


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  • Q:

    Will this projector work with our DVD player which has a component video output? There are 3 phono plug outputs on the back of our DVD player labelled Y, Pb, Pr. If we use an adapter cable that has the 3 phono plugs on one end, and a 15 pin VGA connector on the other end, and plug the output of the DVD player into the VGA input on the projector, will it work?
    Asked on 2/16/2017 by Joseph from Worcester, MA

    2 answers

    • A:

      Hi Joseph, it seems that this should work. I have only used the HDMI of these projectors, but you are using basic VGA component to another and everything I know tells me it will work. You really only start having compatibility issues when you try converting component or vga to HDMI. Then you would need more of a powered converter etc.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/16/2017 by jared from undisclosed
    • Staff Reviewer


      No, the VGA to Component break out cable would not work with the Projector. I believe there is a powered type box or an adapter that would convert Component to HDMI. This Projector will play a standard DVD but it is not 1080P so you will not be able to play Bluray movies.

      Answered on 3/2/2017 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I need to use this from 16 ft away and would like it to project clearly at least 12 ft wide. Is that possible w/this projector?
    Asked on 2/7/2017 by Mike

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      No, that will not work. You need a different projector. Call for assistance.

      Answered on 2/8/2017 by from Tampa, FL
  • Q:

    Is it possible to run this projector vertically rather than horizontally? I see that it's fine horizontally either right side up or upside down in the manual but no mention of vertical operation.
    Asked on 4/29/2015 by starpause from San Francisco, CA

    2 answers



      I personally have not tried it in the vertical position. I only run mine in
      the upside down position (feet of the projector facing the ceiling)

      Answered on 4/29/2015 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer


      No, it is not recommended to run the projector vertically. It will overheat and burn out and void the manufacturer's warranty.

      Answered on 5/4/2015 by from Tampa,FL
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