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Optoma PD50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Optoma PD50. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and image quality are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the durability and color.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Optoma PD50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Optoma PD50 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Comments about the reliability and design are generally positive. The usability and image quality are also appreciated, but there are some negative opinions about the size.

price, image quality, usability, design, reliability


52% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma RD50 50-Inch Widescreen DLP Projection HDTV-Ready TVOptoma RD50 50-Inch Widescreen DLP Projection HDTV-Ready TV

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Robert Heron (

Optoma RD50A


Screen Size (Diagonal): 50 inches, Type: DLP

Attractive design. HD content appears crisp. Comprehensive image-scaling options.

Poor color accuracy. Slow, obstructive menu system.

The Optoma RD50A disappointed us with poor color accuracy and an ineffective menu system.

Aug, 2005

Consumer review by: deskjobjocky (

Sound Quality


decent picture quality

Pour sound Management

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: deskjobjocky (

Sound Quality


Hey, even if the picture is good quality, if the sound quality is poor it's not worth it. This TV doesn't offer Auto sound leveling. You know when the TV show you are watching goes to a commercial, and then all of a sudden your being drowned out by the...

decent picture quality

Pour sound Management

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: soccerhunt (



Had a good picture when it worked.Sleek design.

Expensive, Short life span, No backing from company.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: a05121965 (

has worked fine


Very low cost for 65 inches of 1080i.Flawless performance.Absolutely no problems.

heavy.get some friends if you want to move this to your basement

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: blackorchid88 (

Buyer Beware


This TV was great until 3 months after warranty I heard a sound of glass shattering. Called support and got the same $400 for service and $800 for parts (parts come with 90 day warranty....). After complaining Optoma offered to pay half the cost of ...

Initial Price

Durability, Customer service, Customer support, warranty on parts, I.A.I.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: geez11 (

OPTOMA stands by their product


After reading these reviews, I felt disheartened when my 2nd RD65 went crazy. The first was replaced after 9 months do to some wierd electrical mal function without any issues. The second one, after a year and five months, the color engine began ...

good picture, good size for such a large set.

No extended warranty available. Integrated Color engine.

Aug, 2006

Consumer review by: tubig9449 (

4 months after warranty, TV is dead!!!! Main engine is Gone



TV life is just good within warranty period!! Piece of junk!

Apr, 2006

Consumer review by: kkohler (

Buyer Beware.


Reasonable Price. Supports many formats

Numerous motherboard issues. Lack of support from Optoma.

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: tennisgirl (

Best value; superior picture


Thin cabinet and outrageous picture.Shopped around the net and found incomparable pricing.

The life of the DLP's lamps is between 2,000 and 5,000 hours.They are pricey.

May, 2005

Product Specifications

Optoma Technology is an award-winning developer of projection and digital display products for business and home. Optoma's award-winning products combine superior technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation.

AV Furniture

Recommended Use:Plasma panel
Type:Mounting kit


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified: No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
PC Streaming: No
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD): No
Web Browser: No
Web Content Access: No


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: No
DVI Interface: Yes
Ethernet: No
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
Secure Digital Card: No
VGA / D-Sub Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: No

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Not Applicable


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:100
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: No
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Ready: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Curved Design: No
Product Type:Rear Projection
Screen Format:16:9
Type:Rear Projection
Type of Monitor:Rear Projection


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