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Optoma HD23

£144.91 4 Star Test Winner Special Interest Award
A very cheap 500:1 1920 x 1080 multimedia projector with adequate features and one of the loudest noise levels around
500:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 29dB Nov 2012
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Optoma HD23 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma HD23 number 172 across all projectors.
6 Reviews + 3 Awards
Average Features
4 Years Old
£75 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

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. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Optoma projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
The HD23 has running costs of only £75 over 1 year, which puts it in the cheapest 11% of all 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 resolution
Supports full HD
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite dim projector brightness

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Optoma HD23 In-Depth Analysis


Three Industry Awards

This multimedia projector has received three awards from experts in projectors.

The experts at three expert review sites all thought that this Optoma projector was very good. gave this multimedia projector an "Special Interest Award", gave it a "Test Winner" award and it received a "4 Star" award from

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this projector is 85 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including Techradar,, and

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Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

We checked 2,445 user and expert reviews (including 398 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £144.91 it is cheaper than 100% of projectors.


Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD23 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma HD23 has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than most data projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This Optoma projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD23's projector brightness of only 2,500 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 19% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma HD23 of only 29dB is quite quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 10% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the HD23 in November 2012.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The HD23 is one of the cheaper to run projectors that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the HD23 is only £75.

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