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Optoma HD70

Optoma HD70
alaScore 85

228 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 228 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the noise and design. The usability and image quality also get good comments.

value for money, image quality, usability, design, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma HD70 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 228 reviews)

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Optoma HD70 Projector Review


When I found out that Optoma was taking over the entry level projector market – excuse me, I mean introducing a 720p DLP projector for under $1000 – I quickly lined up a unit for review. You heard correctly, this is a 720p-native DLP projector that is...

First sub-$1000 720p DLP projector! (street price) ; Deep blacks, rich colors ; Consumer adjustment of RGB gain, cut and gamma ; Backlit remote ; 1080p support (downconverted)

Weak 1.2x Zoom Lens ; Requires some calibration out of the box ; IR sensor on front only ; No RS-232 Support

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Optoma HD70


During my time spent with the Optoma HD70, I was continually impressed that so little money can buy so much front projector. It offers an extensive feature set, and the overall picture quality was excellent. If youâ're on a budget but crave the...

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Optoma HD70 DLP Projector


Sure, 1080p is getting all the buzz, but even the cheapest 1080p displays are still really pricey. For example, the lowest-priced 1080p projector is 4.5 times the price of this little Optoma. The HD70, while "only" 720p, has a distinction all its own...


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Optoma HD70


Now the control panel, on the other hand, is very nicely laid out, with the power button elevated slightly on the lens barrel. It uses the usual press once to turn on, press twice to power down. Directly behind the Power button is an LED light to...

999 - Great price/performance ; Good shadow detail ; Very good remote control ; Very good warranty ; Well designed menus ; Plenty of control of the image ; BrilliantColor ; Quiet in low power mode ; Ease of use

Placement flexibility (typical of DLP projectors due to limited zoom range and no adjustable lens shift ; Only one HDMI input ; Large amount of lens offset ; Somewhat noisey in full power mode ; 8 Bit color processing

Remember, the HD70 even produces a significant amount of lumens when you really need them, even though its best mode is strictly average in brightness, so it is a good choice if you have a room with good lighting control. You can still handle modest to...

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Optoma HD70 DLP Projector


Sure, 1080p is getting all the buzz, but even the cheapest 1080p displays are still really pricey. For example, the lowest-priced 1080p projector is 4.5 times the price of this little Optoma. The HD70, while "only" 720p, has a distinction all its own...

As you've noticed, I've forgiven this projector for a lot of things that I normally consider to be major flaws. When you consider the price of this projector, though, you end up shrugging and saying to yourself, "Yeah, but it's only $1,000..." Sure,...

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Review: Optoma HD70 Home Theater Projector


Have you been dreaming of the day when you could get a high contrast, 1280x720p resolution DLP home theater projector for just $999? Well, you can stop dreaming--with this week's release of the Optoma HD70, that dream is now a reality. With the HD70,...

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amazing hd display but under performs with analogue signals


hi guys, very interesting what u are saying. I ve been using an Infocus X1 800x600 for the last 3years watching DVDs 575p in Europe and digital sattellite - picture and colours are great ! (2 times distance of the screen width). A month ago i was...

hd performance

bad s-video and component process including internal upscalling

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great HD picture massive picture offset


perfect for your first time home theater if you are going to be watching HD ,but under performs on reg 480I cable and PS2 compared to my lcd projector.Very bright and very little fan noise in eco mode , you can barly hear fan. you can expect 3000hrs...

low price ,great remote easy install no rainbow

motion blur and artifacts in some fast moving scenes

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Amazon review summary for Optoma HD70


alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Optoma HD70 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on

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98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Optoma HD70 720p DLP Home Theater Projector (2008 Model)

Product Specifications

Transform any room in your home with an ultimate High Definition entertainment experience. Making the largest big screen TV's seem small with an image that can fill a wall the HD70 will immerse you in the action. Fantastic image quality provides life-size movie, sports or gaming characters that look so real you could touch them.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:4000:1
Max Image Size:26ft / 315in
Max Resolution:1280 x 720
Max Screen Distance:36ft
Min Image Size:3ft / 35.8in
Min Screen Distance:5ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector


Manufacturer:Optoma Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Optoma

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / NTSC 4.43 / PAL / PAL-M / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video