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Optoma HD26vsPanasonic PT-LB332

Optoma HD26

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

£552.17
Our Verdict:
A top-quality and very popular moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with two industry awards and very low running costs
90
Reviews
92 Reviews + 2 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Panasonic PT-LB332

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 2 year old moderate noise level XGA projector, with OK running costs
53
Value for Money
Average
74
Features
Good Features
85
Age
19 Months Old
63
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 12000:1 No Aug 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 12000:1
3D No
Release Date Aug 2016
Optoma HD26

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Optoma HD26

£552.17
Our Verdict:
A top-quality and very popular moderate noise level 1080p multimedia projector, with two industry awards and very low running costs
90
Reviews
92 Reviews + 2 Awards
54
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
91
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
78
Overall Score
Very Good
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 31dB
Projector Native Resolution 1920 X 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio 23000:1
3D Yes
Release Date Aug 2014
Panasonic PT-LB332

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 2 year old moderate noise level XGA projector, with OK running costs
53
Value for Money
Average
74
Features
Good Features
85
Age
19 Months Old
63
Running Costs
£110 Over 5 Years
70
Overall Score
Very Good
37dB 1024 X 768 (XGA) 12000:1 No Aug 2016
Noise Level Projector Native Resolution Contrast Ratio 3D Release Date
Noise Level 37dB
Projector Native Resolution 1024 X 768 (XGA)
Contrast Ratio 12000:1
3D No
Release Date Aug 2016

Top Prices

Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Projectorshop24
£552.17
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£712.84
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2 Prices from 2 Stores | £552.17-£712.84
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£572.29
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1 Price from 1 Store | £572.29
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Reasons For

Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
7 Reasons For
Quieter Noise Level
The Optoma HD26 is a 31dB projector. That's 6dB quieter than the Panasonic PT-LB332 (37dB).

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

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3D
The Optoma HD26 supports 3D, whereas the Panasonic PT-LB332 does not support 3D.

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

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Full HD
The Optoma HD26 supports full HD, however the Panasonic PT-LB332 does not support full HD.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

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Cheaper by £20
The Optoma HD26 costs £552.17, whereas the Panasonic PT-LB332 is £572.29.
More Shops Are Selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
£66 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
Over five years the Optoma HD26 is £66 cheaper to run than the Panasonic PT-LB332.
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Better Brand
Optoma projectors have an average rating of 87.9%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 64.6%.
3 Reasons For
Brighter Projector Brightness
The Panasonic PT-LB332 is a 3,300 ANSI lumens brightness projector. That's 100 ANSI lumens brighter than the Optoma HD26 (3,200 ANSI lumens).

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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18% Bigger Bulb Power
The Panasonic PT-LB332 has a bulb power of 230W. That's 40W bigger than the Optoma HD26 (190W).

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

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Ethernet LAN
The Panasonic PT-LB332 has an Ethernet LAN, but the Optoma HD26 does not have an Ethernet LAN.

This denotes whether the projector has the native capability to connect to the local network, in order to receive movie files and the like from your computer.

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Reasons Against

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
2 Awards
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Best
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Best
5 stars
55 reviews
4 stars
23 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
3 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Optoma has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Optoma is 87.93% based on 4,108 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 64.58% based on 114 reviews.
Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Optoma

88

88

Based on 4,108 reviews
Panasonic

65

65

Based on 114 reviews

Date Released

Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
44 months old 19 months old Best

Key Features

Noise Level

The noise level of the projector is the amount of noise that the projector makes (caused by the cooling fan inside the projector) when it is running.

A lower noise level means that the projector will be quieter when it is running. This means that you will be able to appreciate the quieter parts of films better without the background noise of the projector running.

Projector Brightness

This is how bright the bulb in the projector is, measured in 'lumens'.

A brighter bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

Bulb Power

This denotes how powerful the bulb in the projector is, measured in watts (W).

A more powerful bulb means that the projector will be seen clearer, and can project to surfaces father away without appearing too dark.

3D

3D compatible projectors are able to display 3D content. Most projectors will require you to wear special glasses in order to view the 3D effect.

A 3D projector allows you to view the huge range of 3D films and content that is now available.

Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Best
Yes
No

Full HD

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Full HD projectors can display full HD content such as films and HD TV.

Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Best
Yes
No

Energy Efficiency

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Projector running costs calculated based on an average of 5 hours of use per week. The running cost comprises the electricity cost when using the projector and the electricity standby cost. Compare all energy saving projectors.

Environmental Impact

We have calculated the amount of CO2 that will be generated by running each of these projectors for 5 years. We have then converted that into the number of tree seedlings that you would need to plant and grow for 10 years in order to offset that amount of CO2.
Optoma HD26
Optoma
HD26
6 trees 0.24 tonnes CO2 (Best)
Panasonic PT-LB332
Panasonic
PT-LB332
14 trees 0.56 tonnes CO2

Specification

 
 
 
Performance Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Noise Level 31dB
BEST
37dB
Noise Level (economic Mode) 26dB
BEST
28dB
Horizontal Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Vertical Scan Range Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Projector Native Resolution
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
1920 x 1080 (1080p)
 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
Contrast Ratio
23000:1
 23000:1
23000:1
 23000:1
Projector Brightness 3,200 ANSI Lumens 3,300 ANSI Lumens
BEST
Keystone Correction, Horizontal Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Digital Resolution
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
1920 x 1200
 1920 x 1200
Keystone Correction, Vertical Unknown - Click to provide data
Matrix Size 0.65"
BEST
0.63"
Uniformity 80% Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 24kHz
Maximum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 91kHz
Maximum Vertical Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 85kHz
Minimum Horizontal Synchronization Unknown - Click to provide data 15kHz
Zoom Ratio
1.1:1
 1.1:1
1.1:1
 1.1:1
Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
 
 
 
Lamps Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Lamp 1lamp(s) Unknown - Click to provide data
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode) 6,500h Unknown - Click to provide data
Bulb Power 190W 230W
BEST
Service Life of Lamp 5,000h 5,000h
 
 
 
Lens System Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Digital Zoom 2x Unknown - Click to provide data
Offset 116% Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Supported Graphics Resolutions
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
1024 x 768 (XGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA) 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1280 x 768 (WXGA) 1280 x 768
1024 x 768 (XGA) 800 x 600 (SVGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
 1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
 1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
 1280 x 768 (WXGA)
 1280 x 768
 1024 x 768 (XGA)
 800 x 600 (SVGA)
 640 x 480 (VGA)
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Headphone Outputs 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio (L,R) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Audio (L,R) in Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
HDMI Port 2
BEST
1
VGA (D-Sub) Port Unknown - Click to provide data 4
 
 
 
Storage Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Optical Disc Player Type
Not included
 Not included
Not included
 Not included
 
 
 
Multimedia Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
RMS Rated Power 10W Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker 1 1
 
 
 
Power Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Power Consumption (standby) 0.5W
BEST
6W
Power Consumption (typical) 233W
BEST
300W
Power Consumption (economy Mode) 193W Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Power Consumption 262W Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Operating Altitude Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Weight 2.5kg
BEST
2.9kg
Height 114mm 96mm
Depth 224mm 252mm
Width 315mm 335mm
 
 
 
Technical Details Optoma HD26 Panasonic PT-LB332
Contrast Ratio
25000:1
 25000:1
25000:1
 25000:1

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