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Optoma HD 20

Optoma HD 20
alaScore 90

585 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 585 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. Reviewers really like the noise and design. The usability and price also get good feedback.

image quality, price, usability, design, noise

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Optoma HD 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Optoma HD 20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price and design. The usability and image quality also get good feedback.

image quality, usability, design, price

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

This summary is based on the product: Optoma HD20 DLP Home Cinema Projector (1700 Lumens,500:1)

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Amazon.com review summary for Optoma HD 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 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 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People really like the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

image quality, price, usability, design, size

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 BL-FP230D, P-VIP, 230W Projector LampOptoma BL-FP230D/SP.8EG01GC01,P-VIP,230W Lamps for Projector HD20

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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...

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Optoma HD20

 

The Optoma HD20 is what you'd have to call—and this is no exaggeration—a game changer. It's one of the first two 1080p projectors announced for a $1,000 street price as a new product (well...technically, the street price is $999, but we always round...

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

The Optoma HD20 brings a new level of affordability to 1080p projectors, with reasonably good image quality for 480p signals and above.

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Optoma HD20 DLP Projector Review

 

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

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

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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 ...

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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...

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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,...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Budget 1080p projector

 

The Optoma HD20 is among the least expensive 1080p projectors available, and reviews thus far say it is more capable than similarly priced projectors, such as the Vivitek H1080FD (*Est. $800). Picture quality is good, with terrific colors right out of...

Among the least expensive 1080p projectors, high brightness, good color, lots of connections

Blacks could be darker, placement in a room can be difficult, auto iris not the best, rainbow effect

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.

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

Header

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

Projector Lamp

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

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