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Optoma HD26 Projector

£449.00
£399.00 £50.00 cheaper than 22 days ago
23000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 31dB Aug 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date £78.36 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Great value
Price has recently dropped by 13%
39 Reviews + 2 Awards
Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This multimedia projector received a "Recommended" award from review websites Trusted Reviews who thought that this projector was good.

Projectorcentral.com gave this Optoma data projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and 01net.com the average expert rating of this projector is 73%.

Excellent User Reviews

The average user rating of this multimedia projector is outstanding based on 36 user reviews. 22 reviewers (73% of all reviewers) gave this data projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This puts this Optoma data projector in the top 1% of all the projectors that have been around for more than two years when ranked by average user review score.

Optoma Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

Based on 1,872 expert and owner reviews (including 70 verified purchases), Optoma has good ratings for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically within its 23000:1 contrast ratio data projectors range compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Price Has Gone Down by £50 (11%)

The price has dropped from £449 to £399 in the last 22 days. Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There is a 84% chance that the price will go down further. However the future is never certain and there remains a 16% chance that the price will actually go back up.

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Great Value

Eighteen owners who reviewed this projector concluded that it was good value for money. Techradar wrote in their review of this projector “Competitive price”. Techradar also said “Superb value” in their review. Trustedreviews.com mentioned “A strikingly affordable single-chip DLP projector designed for, in Optoma's own words, "super-sized home entertainment." Key features include a very high 3200 ANSI Lumens light output”.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners who reviewed it said that it had good features. Theaterguy21 mentioned in their review of this projector on Bestbuy.com “Is suppose to have a few better features and be more quiet” and gave it a rating of 9 stars. Breazy23 scored the product 4 stars and said in their Optoma HD26 review on Bestbuy.com “This bad boy has all the features you want for a very small price! 1080p high contrast”.


Weight & Dimensions

Compact and Light Design

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Techradar said in their Optoma HD26 review “Compact and light design” but they gave it a rating of 18.2 out of 100. Expert website Whathifi.com said “The compact Optoma HD26 seems like a good bargain on paper – 1080p”.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was heavy and bulky.

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Audio

Quiet

Five customers who reviewed the Optoma HD26 mentioned that it was quiet. Bestbuy.com wrote “Mostly Quiet” in their review of this projector. Theaterguy21 said on Bestbuy.com “I even had some light coming into the room and could clearly watch a movie and it was super quiet” in their review of this projector and scored it 8 stars. Star she mentioned in her review of this projector two years ago “Great color quiet fan bright pictue”.

One person said in their reviews that this projector was noisy. Kevin rated it 7 stars and he mentioned in his review of this projector on Amazon “The Fan is a little noisy”.

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Un Bon Rendu 3D

Ten people who bought it thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Techradar mentioned in their review of the Optoma HD26 “La compatibilit VESA 3D” . Techradar also said “Un bon rendu 3D” in their review. Techradar also mentioned “Full 1080p resolution in 2D and 3D” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector had good sound quality. Ceodho wrote on Bestbuy.com “Product performed flawlessly, speaker sounds great and very clear picture” in their review of this projector.

Good Remote Control

Two people wrote in their reviews that the Optoma HD26 had a good remote control.

Full HD Detail

Six owners reckoned that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Techradar said in their Optoma HD26 review “Qualit d'image HD honorable” . Techradar also said “Full HD detail” in their review. Techradar.com mentioned in their Optoma HD26 review “This entry-level, Full HD beamer is a surprisingly capable home cinema performer”.


Design

Nice Design

Two people said in their reviews that it was good looking. Two years ago Themoviemaniac gave it a rating of 8 stars and said “Seem like it gets hot pretty quickly” in their review of this projector. Mr. Cpu said on Bhphotovideo.com “Easy to setup and it has a beautiful picture”.

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

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Good Picture Quality for the Money

Five people who purchased it agreed that it was good quality. Techradar said “Good picture quality for the money” in their review of the Optoma HD26. Bestbuy.com mentioned “Great picture quality” . Three years ago Pcmag.com rated it 8 stars and wrote in their review of this projector “Delivers excellent quality with other modes”.

Reliable

Three people mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. M. A. Hussain said “1) In built speaker is surprisingly decent” in their Optoma HD26 review. Dmac said on Bestbuy.com “Got a heavy tapestry cloth as a temp screen and perfect just built a frame around it”. Techmom scored it 7 stars and said “The Optima 10W built in speakers far exceeded our expectations” in their Optoma HD26 review.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was reliable. Bestbuy.com said in their review of this projector three years ago “Reliable Performance” but they only rated it 20 out of 100.

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Ceiling Mountable

The Optoma HD26 is ceiling mountable. Most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago also are ceiling mountable.

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Backlit Remote Control

Four people who reviewed the Optoma HD26 reckoned that it was easy to setup. Alcantara scored it 6 stars and mentioned in their Optoma HD26 review “Very easy to set up, nice picture, i could be here for hours writing this review.”.

Three customers considered that the product was easy to use. Techradar said “Backlit remote control” yet they gave the product a rating of 18.2 out of 100. Dalen mentioned in their review of this projector on Bestbuy.com “The controls are easy to use and the result is very good for HD computer monitor projection”.

Two people who bought this projector mentioned that it was easy to handle. Techradar said in their review of the Optoma HD26 “Good motion handling” . Bestbuy.com said “Handles Heat Well”.

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Energy

Running Costs Are Average

The HD26 is typical compared to the other data projectors of a comparable spec and age that we have looked at for 1 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the HD26 is £79.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Optoma released the HD26.


Video

Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD26 supports full HD. Most of the other 23000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that were launched around the same time as this projector also support full HD.

We compared this projector to all the other projectors which support full HD and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD141 (£400.00) is also worth considering.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD26 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other projectors of a similar type and age to this projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative data projectors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the Optoma HD141 (£400.00) which has better reviews.

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Projector

1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found projector native resolution on similar spec data projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD26 has a relatively average projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 23000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for more than two years.

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Performance

Very Loud Noise Level

Projectors that have been around for more than two years have noise levels of between 26dB and 31dB. The noise level of the Optoma HD26 of 31 decibels is one of the loudest amongst projectors of a similar spec and age to this projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 31dB noise level data projectors currently available including the Optoma HD141 (£400.00) which has better reviews.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma HD26 supports password protection. Most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago also support password protection.

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Has an On Screen Display (OSD)

The Optoma HD26 has an On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Certificates

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma HD26 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD26 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other similar spec multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this data projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age, the Optoma HD26 does not have a DVI port.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma 5060059049592, optoma hd26white, optoma vp829290
Barcodes 00000011031603, 00077793000401, 00796435812102, 00845251082913, 05060059049592, 07964358121028

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