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Optoma HD70

Optoma HD70
alaScore 86

232 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 232 reviews of Optoma HD70. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the noise and design. The usability and image quality also get good feedback.

price, 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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 232 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Optoma HD70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Optoma HD70 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality. The design is also mentioned favorably.

design, image quality

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

This summary is based on the products: OPTOMA HD70 High Definition Home Cinema ProjectorOPTOMA HD70 High Definition Home Cinema Projector

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Amazon.com review summary for Optoma HD70

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of Optoma HD70 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. People really like the noise and design. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, image quality, design, noise

96% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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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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Optoma Themescene HD70

 

The Optoma HD70 represents a breakthrough in the pricing of home projectors; it's an HD-ready, 720p DPL projector for under £700. If you were thinking of getting a home theatre set-up, and thought 480p was all your budget could afford, think again

Good build inside and out, Well-endowed power supply, Decent ergonomics, Good value, Decent image quality, Easy to operate, HD-ready (HDMI port)

Lacks bi-ampable front speakers, Can't transcode from analogue to HDMI digital video, No DVI port, No carry bag

The Optoma is a good all-round performer: it's enjoyable to use and the price is great

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Optoma HD70 review

 

Turn your living room into a home cinema

p>Good value Decent image quality Easy to operate HD-ready (HDMI port)</p

p>No DVI port No carry bag</p

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Optoma HD70

 

Hi-def on a shoestring? We'll take two! Just when we'd thought the projector world had left us to suffer the insult of high-definition at a mere 32 inches, Optoma finally smashes thuggishly through the £1,000 barrier

Just fantastic performance at a great price

Performance at S-Video is something of a let down

The Optoma delivers superb quality for a superb price

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

Depth:10.1in
Height:4.3in
Weight:5.5lbs
Width:10.4in

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
Portability:Portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Optoma Technology
Model:HD70
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
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