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Optoma HD23 Projector

01net.com 4 Star altomdata.dk Test Winner projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award
500:1 1080p (1920x1080) 29dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Nov 2012
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Lights-on Full HD Entertainment - Fantastic Full HD 1080p image quality- Fluid motion with 1080p24 - 24 frames per second operation- Daytime / Lights-on viewing - 2500 Lumens- Huge image sizes -... More
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15 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including Techradar, whathifi.com, altomdata.dk and datatid.dk the average expert rating of this projector is 85%. Experts think this 500:1 contrast ratio projector is one of the very best 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

Low Running Costs

The HD23 has an average running cost of only £75 over 1 year based on typical energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run projectors of this age and type.

Good Brand

Optoma is one of the superior multimedia projector brands according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all data projectors.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Optoma HD23 reviewers concluded that it was good value for money. Four years ago expert website Whathifi.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and wrote “There’s nothing in the ’s appearance or specification to suggest it’s comfortably the most affordable projector in its class”. Also four years ago Projectorreviews.com mentioned “Limited placement flexibility (typical of low cost DLP projectors”. Projectorreviews.com also said “Competitive price, compact and sturdy, colourful, bright images with impressive detail levels”.

Easy to Use

Two Optoma HD23 owners said in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Projectorreviews.com said “Easy to set, up” in their review.

Good Product Quality

Two people who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality. Projectorreviews.com mentioned “Great picture quality” in their review of this projector.

Robust

One Optoma HD23 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this projector was strong and durable. One person mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Expert review site Projectorreviews.com said “Check out this solid, sub-$1000 home entertainment projector”.

Good Picture Quality

Some Optoma HD23 reviewers who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality. Projectorreviews.com said “Respectable shadow detail”.

Nice Design

One Optoma HD23 reviewer thought this projector was well designed. Expert review site Projectorreviews.com said in their review “It is more intended for less well designed rooms” .

Good Size

One Optoma HD23 owner said in their reviews that it was compact.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma HD23 supports Full HD projection, as do most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma HD23 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The best resolution of all multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the HD23 is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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Two HDMI Ports

The Optoma HD23 has more HDMI ports than most of the 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that came out more than two years ago. This projector is a two HDMI port multimedia projector compared to most of the 500:1 contrast ratio projectors that were released more than two years ago which only have one HDMI port.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

At only 29 decibels, the Optoma HD23 has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HD23. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the HD23 is 29dB and the loudest is 37dB.

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Narrow

The Optoma HD23 is one of the narrower projectors of this spec and age (only 324 millimeters) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The widths of multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 270mm to 380mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

A few customers who reviewed the Optoma HD23 reckoned that it was not noisy. Projectorreviews.com mentioned four years ago “A bit noisy in full power mode (typical for the price”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD23 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this spec and age do have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support 3D Image Projection

The Optoma HD23 does not support 3D image projection, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a comparable type and age to the HD23 also do not support 3D image projection.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma HD23 does not support WiFi connectivity, although keep in mind that most of the other projectors of this age and type also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD23

Released Over Four Years Ago

This 500:1 contrast ratio projector was released over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD23 has a pretty typical projector brightness compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the HD23.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio
Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Projection Distance
Projection Technology
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Video
Full HD Projection
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
Design
Colour
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Input Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Aspect Ratio

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01net.com 4 Star altomdata.dk Test Winner projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award

Expert Reviews

(7)
7 December 2012

Projectorreviews.com

Check out this solid, sub-$1000 home entertainment projector. Of course you can place it in a home theater, but it is more intended for less well designed rooms. One thing that makes it... Read more…

Very good brightness calibrated over 700 lumens in "best", over 1100 in brightest mode (mid on the zoom)
Very good color, out of the box, great color post calibration
Skin tones (post calibration) are excellent
Respectable shadow detail
Nicely sharp
Black level performance is definitely entry level
Limited placement flexibility (typical of low cost DLP projectors)
A bit noisy in full power mode (typical for the price)
Remote control's blue LED blacklight is blinding in a darkened room
Offers Imag
12 July 2012

Polar opposites is a running theme for this projector pow-wow. First, there's the DLP versus LCD conundrum. Have the two dominant projector techs converged enough to make old distinctions... Read more…

12 July 2012

Polar opposites is a running theme for this projector pow-wow. First, there's the DLP versus LCD conundrum. Have the two dominant projector techs converged enough to make old distinctions... Read more…

6 April 2012

There?s nothing in the ?s appearance or specification to suggest it?s comfortably the most affordable projector in its class.In terms of build quality, maximum image size or socket set it?s giving... Read more…

1 February 2012

A 899 euros, Optoma tire les prix du marché vers le bas avec un appareil qui tient ses promesses. En effet, le HD23 offre des images lumineuses, contrastées et avec un rendu Full HD 24p vraiment...

01net.com

4 December 2012

Altomdata.dk

Med en undtagelse er alle disse projektorer fortræffelige. Og den eneste fuser skuffer kun i sammenligning med de andre...

24 October 2012

Denne projektor er let og fås til en særdeles fornuftig pris. Den lyser stærkt nok til rum, hvor dagslys kan være et problem. Er udstyret med HDMI-port, så du kan tilslutte enheder som en... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £70.51
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £74.20
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Barcodes 00796435811488, 05060059047147

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