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Optoma HD 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 655 reviews of Optoma HD 20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the design and noise. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma HD 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Optoma HD 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Optoma HD 20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the price and design are generally positive. The usability and image quality also get good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: THEMESCENE HD20 HOME CINEMA PROJECTORTHEMESCENE HD20 HOME CINEMA PROJECTOR

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Optoma HD 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 436 user reviews of Optoma HD 20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People really like the design and noise. The price and usability also get good feedback, but views are divided on the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, noise, design

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma HD20, HD (1080p), 1700 ANSI Lumens, Home Theater Projector (Old Version)Optoma HD20, HD (1080p), 1700 ANSI Lumens, Home Theater Projector (Old Version)

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Eberle and Ross Jones (hometheaterhifi.com)

Optoma HD20 Single-chip 1080p DLP Projector

 

One of the difficulties in writing a series about affordable front projectors is deciding what constitutes "affordable." A few years ago, that would have meant anything under $5,000 for a 1080p projector. But advances in technology, manufacturing...

The Optoma HD20 succeeds in doing something I would have thought impossible: Creating a worthy 1080p front projector for under $1,000. The HD20 suffers from some practical limitations and image quality issues not present in some of its more expensive...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Optoma HD20

 

If you've been holding out for an affordable 1080p projector, your wait may be over.

Breakthrough price for a 1080p projector. Reasonably high-quality image for 480p and above.

Falls down a bit on image quality for 480i (standard-definition) television signals.

On the HD HQV Benchmark test, a measure of how well the projector can handle input at 1080i, the HD20 scored 50 out of a possible 100, doing well on the noise reduction, jaggies (Read: edge smoothing), and one of two film resolution loss tests, but...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector Review

 

Optoma has upped the bar with their release of the HD20. This sub $1k projector is 1080p, has more than enough inputs for most applications, and gets you into a front projection system for cheap.

Price ; Great plug and play performance ; Noise reduction

Marginally adjustable ; Poor jaggie reduction ; Auto-source doesn't give enough time for HDCP ; Blinding backlight on remote ; Light leakage from front of unit ; Loud fan

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector Review

 

With the roll out of Optoma's HD20 DLP home projector last year, the reality of a 1080p projector lower than With the roll out of Optoma000 was finally realized.  As Blu-ray is rapidly growing in ...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : About.com (about.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Video Projector - Review

 

Setting up and using the HD20 was fairly easy. The input connections are clearly labeled and spaced out, and the on-unit control buttons and remote control are easy to use. However, the HD20 does not offer power zoom or focus controls. With 1,700...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (hometheatermag.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector

 

In some respects, the Optoma HD20 is an exceptional value, providing a razor-sharp 1080p image for just about as little money as any projector I know of. It's overall detail and color are excellent via HDMI, and it offers extensive controls,...

Jul, 2011

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Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (hometheater.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector

 

In some respects, the Optoma HD20 is an exceptional value, providing a razor-sharp 1080p image for just about as little money as any projector I know of. It's overall detail and color are excellent via HDMI, and it offers extensive controls,...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (soundandvision.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector

 

With a native resolution of 1920x1080, the HD20 can display virtually all Blu-rays and most HD broadcast channels without scaling, which is why I recommend 1080p displays even for small screen sizes. As with all single-chip DLP displays, you might see...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : David Kender (reviewed.com)

Optoma HD20

 

There's plenty to be excited about in the Optoma HD20. It's a 1080p projector for under a thousand dollars.

The Optoma HD20 has the winning feature of 1080p resolution, along with the color performance to match a decent HDTV. However, the lamp just couldn't get bright enough to make it a viable choice for a room with any level of ambient light. If you plan...

May, 2011

Expert review by : David Kender (videoprojectorinfo.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector Review

 

Great for a windowless room, but might be too dim if there's any ambient light

Reasonably priced for 1080p; Performs well on color tests

Needs to be significantly far from screen; No audio interfaces

The Optoma HD20 has the winning feature of 1080p resolution, along with the color performance to match a decent HDTV. However, the lamp just couldn’t get bright enough to make it a viable choice for a room with any level of ambient light. If you plan...

May, 2011

Product Specifications

The Optoma HD20 brings a new level of flexibility to your high-definition home theater/multi-media experience. With true 1080p resolution, the HD20 delivers excellent color saturation and subtle details for superior image quality. With its sleek design and weight of 6.4 lbs, the Optoma HD20 is perfect for sharing big-screen movies, sporting events and concerts... or for taking your video gaming to the next level by connecting the HD20 to your favorite game console.

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.2in
Height:3.8in
Weight:6.4lbs
Width:12.8in

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:Up to 1.07 billion colors
Color Support:Up to 1.07 billion colors
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1700ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:4000:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 301in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:33ft
Min Image Size:3ft / 37.4in
Min Screen Distance:5ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Portability:Portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):220 / 330

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC
Manufacturer:Optoma Technology
Model:HD20
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Optoma Home Theater Series

Lamps

Bulb power:220
Service life of lamp:3000 / 4000

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1.2 / 1.8
Focal length range (f-f):0.882 - 1.06

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.8 x 9.21 x 3.82 / 19.3 x 14.6 x 7.64
Power Requirements:100 - 240V
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Display scan frequency (horizontal):15 - 91
Horizontal scan range:15 - 91
Noise Level:22
Plug and Play: Yes
Vertical scan range:24 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2
RS-232 port:1
S-Video in:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (typical):220

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):500:1
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1300 / 1700

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:3000hour(s)
Lamp Type:P-VIP

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:18.7 / 6.39