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Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews
Optoma 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Optoma is one of the superior manufacturers.
Acceptable Noise Level
One person mentioned that it was quiet. In October Jez said in their Optoma DH1017 review “Bright, crystal clear and silent”.
One person mentioned in their reviews that this projector was good value for money. Jez scored the product very highly and mentioned this year “Great value” in their Optoma DH1017 review.
Supports Full HD Projection
Unlike most of the other projectors of this age and type which do not support Full HD projection, the Optoma DH1017 supports Full HD projection.
We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support Full HD projection to this data projector and we think because of it's better review score, the W1300[pl_1998671_price], the W1080[pl_1495063_price], and the TH682[pl_2448398_price] all from Benq is also worth considering.
Supports 3D Image Projection
Unlike most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that are a similar age to the DH1017 which do not support 3D image projection, the Optoma DH1017 supports 3D image projection.
We compared this multimedia projector to all the other data projectors which support 3D image projection and we think because of it's better review score, the W1300[pl_1998671_price], the W1080[pl_1495063_price], and the TH682[pl_2448398_price] all from Benq is also worth considering.
Has a Built-In Speaker
The Optoma DH1017 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the DH1017 also have a built-in speaker.
We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker and we think because of it's better review score, the W1300[pl_1998671_price], the W1080[pl_1495063_price], and the TH682[pl_2448398_price] all from Benq is also worth considering.
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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution
The highest resolution of the Optoma DH1017 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a WXGA (1280x800) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. Across all projectors of a comparable age and type to the DH1017 the best resolution is WUXGA (1920x1200) and the worst is SVGA (800x600).
Fairly Bright Projector Brightness
With a projector brightness of 4,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma DH1017 has one of the brighter projector brightness amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. The projector brightness of data projectors of this age and spec range from 300 ANSI lumens to 12,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,300 ANSI lumens.
If this data projector projector brightness is not bright enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic PT-VX600[plb_3284828_price] (5,500 ANSI lumens).
1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution
The Optoma DH1017 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the DH1017. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This data projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DH1017 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).
Quite Big Matrix Size
The Optoma DH1017 has one of the bigger matrix sizes (0.65 inches) amongst similar spec projectors of this age. The matrix sizes of data projectors of this age and type range from 0.45" to 0.96", and the average matrix size is 0.62".
Fairly High Maximum Vertical Synchronization
The average maximum vertical synchronization of multimedia projectors of this type and age is 73kHz, and the maximum vertical synchronization range from 0.12kHz to 240kHz. When compared to other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the Optoma DH1017's maximum vertical synchronization of 144 kilohertz is one of the highest.
Quite High Number of Colours
At 1,070 million, the Optoma DH1017 has a fairly high number of colours compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and spec. The average number of colours of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched around the same time as the DH1017 is 480M.
Quite Big Lamp Power
Across all the projectors of a comparable type and age to the DH1017 the lamp power range from 15W to 840W. With a lamp power of 310 Watts, the Optoma DH1017 has one of the bigger lamp power amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.
Quite Quiet Noise Level
The Optoma DH1017 has one of the quietest noise levels (only 28 decibels) amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age. Across all the data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the DH1017 the noise levels range from 28dB to 49dB.
Quite Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode
At only 28 decibels, the Optoma DH1017 has a quite quiet noise level in economy mode compared to most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. Across all the projectors of this age and type the noise levels in economy mode range from 26dB to 40dB, and the average noise level in economy mode is 30dB.
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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity
The Optoma DH1017 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the DH1017 also do not support WiFi connectivity.
Very Low Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
The average maximum horizontal synchronization of 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released around the same time as the DH1017 is 99kHz. With a maximum horizontal synchronization of only 91 kilohertz, the Optoma DH1017 has one of the lower maximum horizontal synchronization amongst 10000:1 contrast ratio projectors of this age.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The Optoma DH1017 is a one USB 2.0 port data projector.
2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma DH1017
Average Running Costs
The DH1017 has an average running cost of £107 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 136 projectors of a comparable age and type.
Released Over Three Years Ago
It was over three years ago when Optoma released the DH1017.
Native Projector Resolution
4,200 ANSI lumens
Horizontal Keystone Correction
-30 - 30
Maximum Analog Resolution
1600 x 1200
Vertical Keystone Correction
-30 - 30
Minimum Vertical Synchronization
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization
Maximum Vertical Synchronization
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization
Number of Colours
1.2 - 12
Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
28.41 - 341.28
Native Aspect Ratio
Supported Number of Colours Display
1.073 billion colours
1.59 - 1.91:1
2.5 - 2.76
Focal Length Range
23.5 - 28.2
3D Image Projection
1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Full HD Projection
Analog Signal Format System
NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Ports & Interfaces
Serial Interface Type
D-Sub PC in Port
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
AC Power in
Ethernet LAN Connection
Integrated Card Reader
Noise Level in Economy Mode
On Screen Display Language
ARA, CZE, DAN, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FIN, FRE, GRE, HUN, ITA, NOR, POL, POR, RUM, RUS, SWE, TUR
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