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Optoma HD23 Projector

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500:1 1080p (1920x1080) 29dB 2,500 ANSI Lumens Nov 2012
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Lights-on Full HD Entertainment - Fantastic Full HD 1080p image quality- Fluid motion with 1080p24 - 24 frames per second operation- Daytime / Lights-on viewing - 2500 Lumens- Huge image sizes -... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including Techradar, whathifi.com, altomdata.dk and datatid.dk the average expert rating of this projector is 85%. This means that experts think this multimedia projector is one of the very best projectors of a comparable age and type.

Low Running Costs

The HD23 is one of the more economic to run data projectors of this spec and age that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the HD23 is only £75.

Optoma Has Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of projectors to determine an average rating for each projector manufacturer. On average data projectors made by Optoma have good reviews from experts and owners.

Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who reviewed this projector mentioned that it was good value for money. Expert website Whathifi.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this projector five years ago “There’s nothing in the ’s appearance or specification to suggest it’s comfortably the most affordable projector in its class”. In the same month Projectorreviews.com mentioned “Limited placement flexibility (typical of low cost DLP projectors” in their review of this projector. Projectorreviews.com also wrote “Competitive price, compact and sturdy, colourful, bright images with impressive detail levels”.

Easy to Use

Some Optoma HD23 owners concluded that this projector was easy to setup. Projectorreviews.com wrote in their review of the Optoma HD23 “Easy to set, up”.

Good Product Quality

Two customers who purchased this projector thought it was good quality. Projectorreviews.com mentioned in their Optoma HD23 review “It is more intended for less well designed rooms”. Projectorreviews.com also mentioned “Great picture quality”.

Robust

One Optoma HD23 owner who purchased this projector reckoned that it was well made. Projectorreviews.com mentioned in their review of the Optoma HD23 “Check out this solid, sub-$1000 home entertainment projector”. One customer thought it was strong and durable.

Good Picture Quality

Two Optoma HD23 owners said in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Projectorreviews.com wrote “Respectable shadow detail”.

Nice Design

One Optoma HD23 owner mentioned in their reviews that this projector was well designed.

Good Size

One person who bought this projector reckoned that it was compact.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD23 supports full HD. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this type and age do not support full HD.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma HD23 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of WXGA (1280x800). The best resolution of all comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for a similar time to the HD23 is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is VGA (640x480).

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Optoma HD23 is a two HDMI ports quantity multimedia projector.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma HD23 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 29 decibels) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD23. The noise levels of multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the HD23 range from 29dB to 37dB.

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4 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

Several customers who purchased it wrote that it was not noisy. Five years ago Projectorreviews.com mentioned in their review of the Optoma HD23 “A bit noisy in full power mode (typical for the price”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD23 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago which have a built-in speaker(s).

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Does Not Support 3D

The Optoma HD23 does not support 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other 500:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD23 also do not support 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD23 do not support wi-Fi. The Optoma HD23 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD23

Released Over Four Years Ago

Optoma released the HD23 over four years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

At 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD23 has a fairly typical projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Expert Reviews

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7 December 2012

Projectorreviews.com

Check out this solid, sub-$1000 home entertainment projector. Of course you can place it in a home theater, but it is more intended for less well designed rooms. One thing that makes it... Read more…

Very good brightness calibrated over 700 lumens in "best", over 1100 in brightest mode (mid on the zoom)
Very good color, out of the box, great color post calibration
Skin tones (post calibration) are excellent
Respectable shadow detail
Nicely sharp
Black level performance is definitely entry level
Limited placement flexibility (typical of low cost DLP projectors)
A bit noisy in full power mode (typical for the price)
Remote control's blue LED blacklight is blinding in a darkened room
Offers Imag
12 July 2012

Polar opposites is a running theme for this projector pow-wow. First, there's the DLP versus LCD conundrum. Have the two dominant projector techs converged enough to make old distinctions... Read more…

12 July 2012

Polar opposites is a running theme for this projector pow-wow. First, there's the DLP versus LCD conundrum. Have the two dominant projector techs converged enough to make old distinctions... Read more…

6 April 2012

There?s nothing in the ?s appearance or specification to suggest it?s comfortably the most affordable projector in its class.In terms of build quality, maximum image size or socket set it?s giving... Read more…

1 February 2012

A 899 euros, Optoma tire les prix du marché vers le bas avec un appareil qui tient ses promesses. En effet, le HD23 offre des images lumineuses, contrastées et avec un rendu Full HD 24p vraiment...

01net.com

4 December 2012

Altomdata.dk

Med en undtagelse er alle disse projektorer fortræffelige. Og den eneste fuser skuffer kun i sammenligning med de andre...

24 October 2012

Denne projektor er let og fås til en særdeles fornuftig pris. Den lyser stærkt nok til rum, hvor dagslys kan være et problem. Er udstyret med HDMI-port, så du kan tilslutte enheder som en... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £70.51
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £74.20
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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