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Optoma HD26

£399.99
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A very economical to run and very good value for money moderate noise level 1080p data projector, with great features and an amazingly high 23000:1 contrast ratio
31dB 1920 X 1080 (1080p) 23000:1 Yes Aug 2014
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Optoma HD26 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma HD26 number 34 in 3D projectors and number 35 across all projectors.
87
Reviews
115 Reviews + 2 Awards
97
Value for Money
Excellent
88
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Age
3 Years Old
90
Running Costs
£48 Over 5 Years
86
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 86?

It has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others. This projector has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from Trusted Reviews and an industry award from Projectorcentral.com. 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 HD26 has running costs of only £48 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 15% of all 2,022 projectors that we have compared it to. View all energy saving projectors.
Customers report it is fairly priced, good product quality and picture quality.
It has some great features:
1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution
Quieter than average noise level
Higher than average contrast ratio (typical)
Has a built-in speaker

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Optoma HD26 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Two Industry Awards

One expert review site concluded that they would endorse this multimedia projector. This was from Trusted Reviews who gave it an "Recommended".

One more expert review site concluded that this Optoma projector was very good. This was from Projectorcentral.com who gave it an "Highly Rated".

Average Expert Reviews

Based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and whathifi.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 73 out of 100.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, HD26 owners rated this projector as exceptional. Over 95% of reviewers gave this projector either 4 or 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

10 owners mentioned in their reviews that the Optoma HD26 was good value for money.

Users Report Superior Product Quality

11 owners who reviewed the Optoma HD26 reckoned that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Seven customers who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Four people who bought it reckoned that it was easy to setup and two customers thought this projector was easy to use.

Optoma Has Very Good Data Projector Reviews

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

Customers Report Good Sound Quality

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it had good sound quality.

Users Report Nice Design

Two people who purchased the product wrote that it was good looking.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two people who reviewed this projector said that it was quiet.

Value For Money

Staggeringly Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old. However at £399.99 it is in the cheapest 17% of projectors.

Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the Optoma HD26 of $248.00 (£341.69) in the United States. That's a saving of £58.30.

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The average 5 year running cost of the HD26 is only £48 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the more economic to run projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Optoma released the HD26 in August 2014.

Features

1920 X 1080 (1080p) Resolution

The Optoma HD26 has a higher resolution than most projectors. This Optoma data projector has a 1920 x 1080 (1080p) resolution, whereas most multimedia projectors have a 1280 x 800 resolution. Across all projectors the worst resolution is 640 x 360 (nHD) and the best is 4096 x 2400 (4K).

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Quieter Than Average Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 20dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma HD26's noise level of only 31dB is quieter than average when compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 23% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the Optoma HD26 of 23,000 is higher than average when compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is higher than 90% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors range from 1.5 to 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD26's projector brightness of 3,200 ANSI lumens is pretty standard compared to most other projectors. It is brighter than 54% of all projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD26 has a built-in speaker, as do 77% of projectors.

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Average Service Life of Lamp

The Optoma HD26's service life of lamp of 5,000h is fairly typical compared to most other projectors. It is longer than 40% of all data projectors when sorted by this feature.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma HD26 supports 3D. 60% of projectors do not support 3D.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD26 has a handheld remote control. 81% of projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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Smaller Than Average Bulb Power

The Optoma HD26's bulb power of only 190W is smaller than average when compared to most other projectors. It is smaller than 88% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The bulb powers of projectors range from 15W to 840W, and the average bulb power is 250W.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma HD26 is RoHS compliance, which is unusual. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma HD26 supports password protection. 87% of projectors do not support password protection.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD26 supports full HD, which is unusual. 63% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

optoma hd26

Barcodes:

00014444586600, 00077793000401, 00080479838359, 00731215392511, 00782386098337, 00785525122795, 00793187855197, 00796435812102, 00799198622667, 00801940476036, 00804067301595, 00804904105058, 00808112940296, 00845251082913, 05060059049592, 07964358121028

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