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Optoma HD 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 626 reviews of Optoma HD 20. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and noise. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the black level.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma HD 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Optoma HD 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Optoma HD 20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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 price and design. The usability and image quality are also appreciated.

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

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Optoma HD 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 436 user reviews of Optoma HD 20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the design and noise are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good opinions, but views are divided on the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, noise, design

84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

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

Optoma HD20

 

If you've been holding out for an affordable 1080p projector, your wait may be over.

Breakthrough price for a 1080p projector. Reasonably high-quality image for 480p and above.

Falls down a bit on image quality for 480i (standard-definition) television signals.

On the HD HQV Benchmark test, a measure of how well the projector can handle input at 1080i, the HD20 scored 50 out of a possible 100, doing well on the noise reduction, jaggies (Read: edge smoothing), and one of two film resolution loss tests, but...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector Review

 

Optoma has upped the bar with their release of the HD20. This sub $1k projector is 1080p, has more than enough inputs for most applications, and gets you into a front projection system for cheap.

Price ; Great plug and play performance ; Noise reduction

Marginally adjustable ; Poor jaggie reduction ; Auto-source doesn't give enough time for HDCP ; Blinding backlight on remote ; Light leakage from front of unit ; Loud fan

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Eberle and Ross Jones (hometheaterhifi.com)

Optoma HD20 Single-chip 1080p DLP Projector

 

One of the difficulties in writing a series about affordable front projectors is deciding what constitutes "affordable." A few years ago, that would have meant anything under $5,000 for a 1080p projector. But advances in technology, manufacturing...

The Optoma HD20 succeeds in doing something I would have thought impossible: Creating a worthy 1080p front projector for under $1,000. The HD20 suffers from some practical limitations and image quality issues not present in some of its more expensive...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Review Crew (reviewboard.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector Review

 

With the roll out of Optoma's HD20 DLP home projector last year, the reality of a 1080p projector lower than With the roll out of Optoma000 was finally realized.  As Blu-ray is rapidly growing in ...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : About.com (about.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Video Projector - Review

 

Setting up and using the HD20 was fairly easy. The input connections are clearly labeled and spaced out, and the on-unit control buttons and remote control are easy to use. However, the HD20 does not offer power zoom or focus controls. With 1,700...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (hometheatermag.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector

 

In some respects, the Optoma HD20 is an exceptional value, providing a razor-sharp 1080p image for just about as little money as any projector I know of. It's overall detail and color are excellent via HDMI, and it offers extensive controls,...

Jul, 2011

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Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (hometheater.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector

 

In some respects, the Optoma HD20 is an exceptional value, providing a razor-sharp 1080p image for just about as little money as any projector I know of. It's overall detail and color are excellent via HDMI, and it offers extensive controls,...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : Scott Wilkinson (soundandvision.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector

 

With a native resolution of 1920x1080, the HD20 can display virtually all Blu-rays and most HD broadcast channels without scaling, which is why I recommend 1080p displays even for small screen sizes. As with all single-chip DLP displays, you might see...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by : David Kender (reviewed.com)

Optoma HD20

 

There's plenty to be excited about in the Optoma HD20. It's a 1080p projector for under a thousand dollars.

The Optoma HD20 has the winning feature of 1080p resolution, along with the color performance to match a decent HDTV. However, the lamp just couldn't get bright enough to make it a viable choice for a room with any level of ambient light. If you plan...

May, 2011

Expert review by : David Kender (videoprojectorinfo.com)

Optoma HD20 DLP Projector Review

 

Great for a windowless room, but might be too dim if there's any ambient light

Reasonably priced for 1080p; Performs well on color tests

Needs to be significantly far from screen; No audio interfaces

The Optoma HD20 has the winning feature of 1080p resolution, along with the color performance to match a decent HDTV. However, the lamp just couldn’t get bright enough to make it a viable choice for a room with any level of ambient light. If you plan...

May, 2011

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