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Optoma HD26

alaTest has collected and analyzed 882 reviews of Optoma HD26. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and price. The noise and usability also get good reviews.

image quality, usability, noise, price, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma HD26 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Optoma HD26

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Optoma HD26 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good comments, whereas there are some less positive comments about the noise. Opinions are divided on the image quality.

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noise

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

This summary is based on the products: Optoma HD26 DLP projector - 3D(HD26)Optoma HD26 DLP projector - 3D(HD26)

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Optoma HD26

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 627 user reviews of Optoma HD26 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price. The usability and noise also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the black level.

image quality, noise, usability, price, design

black level

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma HD26 Full 3D 1080p 3200 Lumen DLP Home Theater Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI PortOptoma HD26 Full 3D 1080p 3200 Lumen DLP Home Theater Projector with MHL Enabled HDMI Port

Sep, 2018

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

Optoma HD26

 

The Optoma HD26 home-theater projector suffers from some image-quality issues in its brightest predefined mode, but delivers excellent quality with other modes.

Full 1080p resolution in 2D and 3D. Two HDMI connectors, one with Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL).

Shows rainbow artifacts, particularly in black-and-white film clips. Has additional image-quality issues in its brightest predefined mode.

If you want a projector that's guaranteed to be rainbow-free, you'll need an LCD model like our Editors' Choice Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030. If rainbow artifacts aren't a concern, you can save a little money by getting the Optoma HD141X and have...

Nov, 2014

Recommended by TR

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Optoma HD26

 

A great budget projector for gamers and movie fans alike

Superb value ; Good picture quality for the money ; Decent picture-calibration options

Very limited optical zoom ; Colours need handling with care ; Minor rainbow effect

However, the keystone approach leads to digital distortion of the image, while the digital image shift only moves the image up and down within the confines of the 1920 x 1080 chipset. In other words, you'll lose the edges of the picture, meaning this...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Optoma HD26 review

 

It has its moments, but the Optoma isn't strong enough to match its best price rivals

Clear picture Rich colours Deep blacks Compact and light design Backlit remote

Rivals offer more detail and nuance Slight motion issues Picture could be brighter

If the HD26 was notably cheaper than its rivals we would forgive its shortcomings. But there are price rivals out there, and many offer superior performance. We know you’ll find a better entry-level alternative elsewhere.

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (techradar.com)

Optoma HD26 review

 

Great colour and contrast, but this Full HD projector is a flawed genius

Great value ; Colours and black levels ; Backlit remote control ; Full HD detail ; Two HDMI

Slightly soft images ; Some motion blur ; Trace of rainbow effect ; Tricky set-up

This entry-level, Full HD beamer is a surprisingly capable home cinema performer. Give it some low ambient light levels and its colour and black level performance impress. It's not perfect though; ultimately lacking overall detail in the final reckoning.

Sep, 2015

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Optoma HD26 Projector Review

 

Optoma's latest single-chip DLP projector promises Full HD and 3D for a very attractive price.

Bright image ; Easy to setup ; Reasonable greyscale ; Good motion handling ; Competitive price

Mediocre blacks ; Undersaturated colours ; Possible rainbow artefacts

The HD26 is aimed at a specific part of the market and in that sense it succeeds in its purpose. The projector is small, light and easy to set up, whilst its brightness makes it ideal for rooms with light coloured walls or ambient light. The overall...

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Can ask for more for the price

 

As for people saying the bulb puts out heat, yes its does and so does all other projectors. The bulb will put out heat around 100 to 130 degrees near fan. This is normal and not a defect. As for the fan being loud, if your seated next to the project,...

High Lumens and contrast ratio for the price. Great pic quality when set up correctly. Purchased from another site.

For the price of the projector its hard to find anything bad. Very little screen door / rainbow effect at least for me. Again this is a $700 projector. If you want 0% screen door/rainbow purchase a $2K projector.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Can ask for more for the price

 

As for people saying the bulb puts out heat, yes its does and so does all other projectors. The bulb will put out heat around 100 to 130 degrees near fan. This is normal and not a defect. As for the fan being loud, if your seated next to the project,...

High Lumens and contrast ratio for the price. Great pic quality when set up correctly. Purchased from another site

For the price of the projector its hard to find anything bad. Very little screen door / rainbow effect at least for me. Again this is a $700 projector. If you want 0% screen door/rainbow purchase a $2K projector

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I would not purchase again

 

I would purchase the hd37 . pass on the hd26, I wish I would have.

It has alot of featuresfeatures. The picture is average

The fan is extremely loud. I can hear it over my stereo. Puts off a lot of heat

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I would not purchase again

 

I would purchase the hd37 . pass on the hd26, I wish I would have.

It has alot of featuresfeatures. The picture is average

The fan is extremely loud. I can hear it over my stereo. Puts off a lot of heat

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I would not purchase again

 

I would purchase the hd37 . pass on the hd26, I wish I would have.

It has alot of featuresfeatures. The picture is average.

The fan is extremely loud. I can hear it over my stereo. Puts off a lot of heat.

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Certificates

RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Ceiling mountable:Y / Yes
Ceiling mounting supported:Y
Color of product:White
Form Factor:Desktop / Portable
LED Indicators: Yes
Product type:Desktop projector / Portable projector

Display

Built-in display:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:110 - 220
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:110 - 220
Consumption (economy mode):193
Power consumption (max):262
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):233
Power Source:AC
USB powered: No

Lamps

Bulb power:190 / 210
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:5000 / 7000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):6000 / 6500

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.5 - 2.67
Digital Zoom:1.1 / 2
Focal length range (f-f):0.862 - 0.945
Focus:Manual
Offset:116
Throw ratio:1.48 - 1.62:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2
RMS rated power:10

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi:N

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 118110.2
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40 / 5 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 40 / 5 - 45

Packaging Content

3D glasses included:Y
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Carrying case:Y
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mounting brackets included:Y
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Remote Control Type:IR
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Display scan frequency (horizontal):15.375 - 91.146 / 24 - 120
Horizontal scan range:15.375 - 91.146 / 24 - 120
Noise level (economic mode):26 / 29
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:ARA, CHI (SIMPL), CHI (TR), CZE, DAN, German, Dutch, English, Spanish, FIN, French, GRE, IND, Italian, JPN, NOR, POL, Portuguese, RUS, SWE, THA, TUR, VIE
Password protection:Y
Vertical scan range:15.375 - 91.146 / 24 - 85

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in:Y / Yes
AUX in: Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DVI port:N / No
HDMI ports quantity:2
HDMI version:1.4a
Headphone outputs:1
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Mini-USB B
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:110 - 220 / 110 - 240
Power consumption (economy mode):193 / 194
Power consumption (max):262
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):233 / 249
Power Source:AC
USB powered:N

Projector

Contrast ratio (typical):25000:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:-40 - 40
Keystone correction, vertical:-30 - 30 / -40 - 40
Matrix size:0.65
Maximum digital resolution:1920 x 1200
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of colors:1.073 billion colors
Objective projection distance:59.1 - 393.7
Projection distance:59.1 - 393.7
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:3200 / 3500
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:41.8 - 300 / 41.8 - 305
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9 / 4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Uniformity:80
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.1:1

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Optical disc player type:Not included

Technical Details

Contrast Ratio:25000:1

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD:Y / Yes
Supported 3D formats:Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p / 1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 720p / 480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080i,1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.82
Height:4.02 / 4.49
Weight:5.4 / 5.51 / 5.62
Width:12.4