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1080p (1920x1080) 29dB 2,200 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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Created for movie-lovers, the HD50 brings digital cinema quality images into the comfort of your home. Packed with features, you can experience your favourite films, TV shows and sporting events... More
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Optoma HD50 DLP Projector Review
Optoma HD50 Projector  Review

17 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Experts really like this Optoma projector and have given it four awards.

This Optoma multimedia projector was given a "Recommended" award by both Expert Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which said that this projector was good.

Projectorcentral.com gave this data projector a "Highly Rated" award and it received a "Great Product" award from Benchmark.pl.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, T3.com and PC Advisor.co.uk this multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100.

A Top Selling Multimedia Projector

Across all projectors, the HD50 is one the fastest selling products currently available for sale according to sales data from Amazon.

Good Brand

On average Optoma projectors have good reviews as do all multimedia projectors built by Optoma.

Reasonably Priced

Several people who purchased the product agreed that it was good value for money. Projectorcentral.com mentioned “The black levels appear a bit better than the lower priced competitors” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One Optoma HD50 reviewer said in their reviews that it was cheap. Expert website Projectorcentral.com rated it 5 stars and said “With the new Optoma HD50 home theater projector, Optoma continues a trend of delivering low-cost, high quality projectors to consumers” in their review of this projector.

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Good High Def TV

Several Optoma HD50 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Techworld.com said “HD images are exceptionally detailed, making this an ideal partner for a set-top box, Blu-ray player or next-gen games console” in their review of this projector. Expert website T3.com said “The Optoma HD50 is a Full HD projector for those wanting to watch wall-sized movies”.

Good Product Quality

One Optoma HD50 owner said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Optoma HD50 owner wrote in their reviews that the Optoma HD50 had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com rated this projector 4 stars and said “The motion issues might worry those who enjoy 3D Blu-rays”.

Good Picture Quality

One Optoma HD50 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Expert review site Whathifi.com said “We would avoid the PureEngine settings, especially PureMotion A punchy, colourful Blu-ray like Guardians Of The Galaxy looks crisp” in their review.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma HD50 supports Full HD projection, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD50 which do not support Full HD projection.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma HD50 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors of this age and spec also support 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 released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma HD50 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by data projectors of a similar type and age to the HD50. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this multimedia projector. This projector also support graphics resolutions of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). The worst resolution of all similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the HD50 is 640 x 480 (VGA) and the best is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA).

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Fairly High Number of Colours

With a number of colours of 1,073.4 million, the Optoma HD50 has a fairly high number of colours compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type. The average number of colours of comparable spec projectors that were released more than two years ago is 810M.

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Quite Big Offset

The Optoma HD50 has one of the bigger offsets (130 percent) amongst projectors of this age. Data projectors of this type and age have offsets of between 0.03% and 140%, and the average offset is 100%.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The shortest lamp service life of projectors of this spec and age is 1,500h and the longest is 30,000h. With a lamp service life of 7,000 hours, the Optoma HD50 has a fairly long lamp service life compared to most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HD50.

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Narrow

The Optoma HD50 is one of the narrower comparable spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago (only 286 millimeters) amongst data projectors of this age. The widths of projectors that were released more than two years ago range from 130mm to 750mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD50 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD50 also do not have a built-in speaker.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other comparable spec projectors that came out around the same time as the HD50, the Optoma HD50 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

The Optoma HD50 is a one VGA (D-Sub) port projector.

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Very Small Uniformity

With a uniformity of only 80 percent, the Optoma HD50 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HD50. The smallest uniformity of data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD50 is 80% and the biggest is 130%.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD50

Running Costs Are Average

The HD50 has an average 1 year running cost of £91 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 102 multimedia projectors of this age and spec.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Optoma projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Noise Level

At 29 decibels, the Optoma HD50 has a fairly standard noise level compared to most of the other similar spec projectors that were released around the same time as the HD50.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD50 has a relatively average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

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Vertical Lens Shift Range
Video
3D Image Projection
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Full HD Projection
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3D-Ready
HD-Ready
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3D Format
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RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
AC Power in
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
On Screen Display Language
On Screen Display
Multimedia
Design
Cable Lock Slot
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Product Type
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Certificates
RoHS Compliant
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Battery Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cable Included
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4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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The Optoma HD50 may come out of the box needing a few tweaks for best performance, but after those changes are made, the image quality is hard to match. The black levels appear a bit better than...

Projectorcentral.com

30 April 2015

The Optoma HD50 isn't perfect, but for £1000 it offers a richness that certainly keeps you drawn to the picture.The motion issues might worry those who enjoy 3D Blu-rays, and you'll have to...

24 October 2014

The Optoma HD50 is a full-HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) single-chip DLP projector aimed at the home-cinema and high-end gaming market. See also Group test: what's the best projector? It offers... Read more…

24 October 2014

The Optoma HD50 comprehensively over delivers on its upper budget price tag. HD images are exceptionally detailed, making this an ideal partner for a set-top box, Blu-ray player or next-gen games...

2 September 2014

Expert Reviews

What makes the Optoma HD50 so remarkable is that its huge lens is packed inside a chassis which measures just 286x265x124mm, which is around half the width of a typical high-end projector such as... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 6 January 2015 by Law
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Fantastic projector and makes gaming and film watching a whole new experience.

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Electricity cost when switched on £86.53
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd50, optoma hd50r, optoma hd50rf, optoma hd50rfb, optoma hd50rfba
Barcodes 00796435812096, 00796435825300, 05060059049479

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