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Optoma PD50A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Optoma PD50A. The average rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. People really like the tuner. There are some mixed views about the usability, and some have doubts about the remote control and color.


price, color, remote control

On average, users rate this product 50/100 and experts rate this product 40/100.

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Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (

Optoma PD50A Plasma TV Review


We happened to get our hands on one of the least expensive 50-inch plasma televisions around. What we've found is that these models lack the customization, and often color accuracy, of more expensive

Super slim display ; Possibly the most affordable 50" plasma on the market ; High measured ANSI contrast ratio ; Includes basic amplifier for optional loudspeakers ; NTSC tuner

No RGB gain/cut in user controls ; No usable color temperature controls ; Substandard video processing for interlaced sources ; Vague and simplistic user manual

Nov, 2005

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Optoma Buyer Beware


big plasma

colors are off ; remote is flimsy ; customer service is impossible to get

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (

Optoma PD50A 50 in. Plasma TV


Good at HD and good DVD content, solid and clean colors.

more SDTV 480i artifacts. no ATSC or cablecard slots. no 1280x768 PC wxga.

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications

With breakthrough plasma display technology, OptomaTV plasma television delivers unparalleled clarity, contrast, and color. Image quality is further enhanced with pure digital signal processing from source to screen, 1366 X 768 progressive scan resolution, and native 16: 9 widescreen format which eliminates image distortion.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight



Type: None


Manufacturer:Optoma Technology
Product Line:Optoma

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Diagonal Size:50in
Diagonal Size (cm):127cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV monitor
Display Format:720p
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:3000:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
PC Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / S-Video

TV Tuner

Secondary Audio Program (SAP): Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes