Optoma HD23


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Optoma HD23

Optoma HD23
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Loading image... 4 Star Test Winner Special Interest Award
A very economical to run and award winning quiet 1080p projector, with very good features
29dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 500:1 No Nov 2012
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Optoma HD23 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have scored the Optoma HD23 as follows:
6 Reviews + 3 Awards
5 Years Old
Running Costs
£54 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%. This projector has received three awards including industry awards from plus two other sites. Epson data projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia projectors with better features are available. However this Optoma projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2018.
The HD23 has running costs of £54 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving multimedia projectors.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Has a handheld remote control
Supports full HD
Lights-on full HD entertainment
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Optoma HD23 Video Reviews

Optoma HD23 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Three Industry Awards

This multimedia projector has received three awards from projector experts.

The editors of three expert review sites all concluded that this data projector was very good. This multimedia projector received an "Special Interest Award" from, it received a "Test Winner" award from and it received a "4 Star" award from

Good Expert Reviews

This multimedia projector has an average expert rating of 85% based on six expert reviews from sites including Techradar,, and

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Very Good Brand

We checked 3,311 expert and user reviews (including 530 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The HD23 is typical compared to the other 2,022 multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the HD23 is £54.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since November 2012.


1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Optoma HD23 has a higher resolution than most data projectors. This data projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas most projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. The resolution of all projectors ranges from 640 x 360 (nHD) (worst) to 4096 x 2400 (4K) (best).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The Optoma HD23's noise level of only 29dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is quieter than 89% of all projectors when ranked by this feature. The quietest noise level of projectors is 20dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Lower Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

Multimedia projectors have contrast ratio (typical) of between 1.5 and 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000. The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma HD23 of only 500 is lower than 97% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of projectors range from 100 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Optoma HD23's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 17% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD23 has a handheld remote control, as do 81% of projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD23 supports full HD, unlike 63% of projectors which do not support full HD.

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