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Optoma HD25 Projector

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1080p (1920x1080) 26dB 2,000 ANSI Lumens Jul 2013
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23 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This multimedia projector is one of the most highly awarded of all the projectors that have been available for more than two years.

The writers at Trusted Reviews and Avforums.com both decided that concluded that they would recommend this Optoma projector and gave it their "Recommended" award.

This data projector received a "Best Buy" from both Homecinemachoice.com and Expert Reviews, both of which wrote that this projector would make a great purchase.

Projectorcentral.com gave this Optoma projector a "Highly Rated" award and Projectorreviews.com gave it an "Special Interest Award".

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Expert Reviews Are Average

This projector has an average expert rating of 78 out of 100 based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and homecinemachoice.com.

Good Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this projector is 89 out of 100 based on 20 owner reviews.

Good Picture Quality

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that this projector had good colour saturation. Megaman rated the product as excellent and said in their review of this projector on Amazon “The picture is sharp, brightness, contrast and colours are excellant without any changes yet to the default configuration”. Two years ago expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Optoma HD25 review “With this much light, colours are as rich”.

Some Optoma HD25 owners who bought this projector thought it had good picture quality.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it was a bargain for the price. A. Abbassian wrote “It looks a little cheap and plastic” however despite that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com said in their review of the Optoma HD25 “Its bargain price of $949 makes it an exceptional value”.

Several Optoma HD25 reviewers said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned “Pleasant watch with plenty of features for its affordable £800” and gave it a score of 4 stars. Three years ago expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote “The Optoma HD25 is good value for your money”.

One Optoma HD25 owner concluded that it was cheap. Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their Optoma HD25 review three years ago “The HD25 is passably attractive by budget projection standards, thanks to its gloss white finish” .

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Good Product Quality

A number of Optoma HD25 owners said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Three years ago Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review of the Optoma HD25 on expert website Expert Reviews “Superb image quality and 3D support”. Expertreviews.co.uk also mentioned “Ultra bright Full HD projector with superb image quality that you can use in daylight as well as darkness”. Digitalversus.com mentioned “The BenQ W1070 is a similar device with just slightly better quality (the image is more finely tuned” and rated it 4 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 1,708 user and expert reviews for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has good reviews. We also found that Optoma has good reviews specifically within its projectors range.

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Good High Def TV

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Projectorcentral.com wrote “Its bright, sparkling HD image is perfect for home theater” in their Optoma HD25 review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several Optoma HD25 reviewers wrote that it had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Whathifi.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review “The new HD25 boasts Full HD resolution, 3D”. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned three years ago “The Optoma HD25 is billed as the ultimate 3D projector” in their review of the Optoma HD25.

Good Connectivity

Several Optoma HD25 reviewers who reviewed the Optoma HD25 reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Megaman scored the product 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It all works like a charm using a HDMI v1.4a cable”. Whathifi.com wrote “A built-in 10W speaker, two HDMI inputs”.

One person concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity.

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Good Size

One person who reviewed the product thought it was a good depth. Expert Reviews rated it as excellent and wrote “First we will attempt to go over most of the points info that are covered in depth within the many pages of this H 25LV projector re” in their Optoma HD25 review.

Good Technical Features

One person said in their reviews that it had good features.

Robust

One Optoma HD25 owner concluded that it was well made. Expert review site Projectorcentral.com wrote “The Optoma HD25-LV is a higher brightness version of their popular HD25 built for living room use” .

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma HD25 supports Full HD projection, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD25 do not support Full HD projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD25 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD25 which do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to consider including the Benq W750[plb_1561747_price], or the LG PA1000[plb_2417081_price].

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HD25, the Optoma HD25 supports 3D image projection.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Optoma HD25 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most common resolution supported by projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HD25. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this data projector. In addition, this Optoma projector support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA).

This projector's resolution (1920 x 1200 (WUXGA)) is actually the best supported resolution amongst all similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the HD25.

The worst supported resolution across similar types of projector is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Two Headphone Outputs

The Optoma HD25 has more headphone outputs than most of the data projectors that are a similar age to the HD25. This data projector is a two headphone output data projector compared to most of the projectors that are a similar age to the HD25 which only have one headphone output.

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Two Audio in Ports

Most projectors that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and three audio in ports, including the Optoma HD25 which has two audio in ports.

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1920 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Digital Resolution

The biggest maximum digital resolution of the Optoma HD25 is 1920 x 1200 pixels. That's 20% more maximum digital resolution than the most common maximum digital resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

This projector's maximum digital resolution (1920 x 1200 pixels) is actually the best maximum digital resolution amongst all projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HD25.

A 1600 x 1200 pixels maximum digital resolution is the worst maximum digital resolution across similar types of projector.

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Quite Big Offset

With an offset of 116 percent, the Optoma HD25 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago. Projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD25 have offsets of between 0.03% and 140%.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the Optoma HD25 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as the HD25. The quietest noise level of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 20dB and the loudest is 47dB.

There are a number of other 26dB noise level data projectors currently available that you might also want to look at including the Sony VPL-VW500ES[plb_1605541_price] which has better reviews.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Sony VPL-HW30ES[plb_1576440_price] (22dB).

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma HD25 does not support WiFi connectivity, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD25 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

At only 2,000 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD25 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. The dimmest projector brightness of multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the HD25 is 300 ANSI lumens, the brightest is 9,200 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 2,900 ANSI lumens.

If this multimedia projector projector brightness is too dim for you then you might want to look at the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price] (2,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HD25 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports, including the Optoma HD25 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD25

Average Running Costs

The HD25 has an average running cost of £99 over 1 year based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 102 data projectors of a comparable spec and age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

Specification

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6 Awards

Trusted Reviews Recommended Expert Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated projectorreviews.com Special Interest Award homecinemachoice.com Best Buy avforums.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

(15)
9 July 2014

Ultra bright Full HD projector with superb image quality that you can use in daylight as well as darkness...

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First we will attempt to go over most of the points info that are covered in depth within the many pages of this H 25LV projector re
Ider that in a dedicated theater on a 110 screen you only need about 500 lumens, you begin to understand that this projector can tackle some ambient light And does so well
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12 September 2013

There's plenty to love about the HD25: it's an easygoing and pleasant watch with plenty of features for its affordable £800. Yes, it could do with a touch more insight, but it's an enjoyable...

25 July 2013

We're no strangers to Optoma projectors. Today I'm looking at the HD25 and the HD25LV-two 3D 1080p models that just came to market. We've reviewed the HD65, the HD20, the HD72...and the HD33 among... Read more…

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The Optoma HD25-LV is a higher brightness version of their popular HD25 built for living room use. The HD25-LV costs a little bit more; it sells for $1299 while the HD25 currently retails for... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 20 March 2013 by MegaMan
(Verified Purchase)

This is a brillant projector for the price! I've already watched movies on my blu ray player, Sky HD box and even streamed films via my Apple TV. It all works like a charm using a HDMI v1.4a... Read more…

Reviewed 31 May 2013 by G. Rogers

This replaced my trusted Infocus 7205 which died after 10 years of use. Although the Infocus was only 720p it was a truely amazing picture but did cost nearly £5000 new! So how did this Optoma... Read more…

Reviewed 2 March 2015 by Jonas
Jonas would recommend the Optoma HD25-LV

I bought this for a home theater setup, and use in conjunction with the Elite Spectrum electric 100 inch screen, and the picture quality has surpassed my expectations. I was hesitant to buy a... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2014 by Rchphoto
Rchphoto would recommend the Optoma HD25-LV (Verified Purchase)

The image is amazing in Bluray, the 3D is incredible, there is nothing after this, don't look for another one. Is a very good price for this image quality. I'm so happy :)...

Reviewed 28 August 2013 by Mel
Mel would recommend the Optoma HD25-LV (Verified Purchase)

This is my first HD 3D projector and I'm very happy with this unit. Work's great and exelent picture, hope OPtoma alowes us to software up-date this unit...

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Electricity cost when switched on £95.18
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £98.87
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma v14, optoma hd25, optoma v14a, optoma hd25l, optoma hd25e, generic hd25, optoma hd25lv, generic hd25l, optoma hd25lvr, optoma hd25lvw, generic hd25lv, optoma hd25lvrf, optoma hd25lvwh, optoma crtophd25, optoma hd25lvrfb, optoma hd25lvwhd, optoma 958vc01gc1, optoma 958ru01gc1, optoma crtophd25l, optoma hd25lvrfba, optoma 958ru01gc1e, optoma crtophd25lv, optoma 958vc01gc1e, optoma crtophd25lvr, optoma crtophd25lvrb, optoma technology hd25, optoma technology hd25l, optoma technology hd25lv
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