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Optoma HD26

£552.17
Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
A multi award winning and good value for money 23000:1 1920 x 1080 projector
23000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 31dB Aug 2014
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Optoma HD26 Review

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45 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Very Good
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Good Features
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3 Years Old
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£79 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
73
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has not bad expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others. This projector has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews and an industry award from Projectorcentral.com. Sony data 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 multimedia projectors 2017.
The HD26 has running costs of only £79 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 19% of all 1,758 data projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report it is fairly priced, product quality and design.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
RoHS compliance
Has a built-in speaker(s)
Quite small bulb power
Only 1,080 video mode

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. There was a cheaper price of £399 at Richer Sounds 2 days ago. We predict that the price will go down again.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

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Optoma HD26 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

One expert review site concluded that they would recommend this projector. Trusted Reviews gave this data projector a "Recommended" award.

The writer at one more expert review site decided that this data projector was very good. Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and avforums.com the average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 73%.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

HD26 owners on average rated this projector as outstanding. Over 73% of reviewers gave this projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 2,447 expert and owner reviews (including 401 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its data projectors. Optoma also has very good ratings specifically within its data projectors range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money.

Users Report Good Product Quality

Three people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two people who bought it thought it was good looking.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners considered that the product was quiet.


Value For Money

Cheap

The cheapeast projectors that we found costs £106 and the most expensive costs £17,495. We think that this projector represents good value.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Optoma HD26 of $419.99 (£546.91) in the United States. That's a saving of £5.26.

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Features

RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma HD26 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD26 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma HD26 has a quite long service life of lamp (5,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The average bulb power of data projectors is 250W. The Optoma HD26 has a fairly small bulb power (only 190 Watts) compared to most of the other projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD26 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma HD26 supports password protection, as do most of the other projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma HD26 is 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This data projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The resolution of all data projectors ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many projectors.

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Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD26 has a pretty standard projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of data projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of only 31 decibels, the Optoma HD26 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was August 2014 when this projector was released.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The HD26 is one of the cheaper to run data projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the HD26 is only £79.

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Product Identifiers

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

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