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Optoma HD30 Projector

digitallife.se Recommended homecinemachoice.com Recommended
1080p (1920x1080) 26dB 1,600 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
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- Fantastic Full 3D 1080p image quality- Crystal clarity - 25,000:1 contrast- Vibrant Colours- 16W Stereo audio with SRS WOW HD audio processing Experience life sized movies and games with the... More
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Two Industry Awards

Homecinemachoice.com and Digitallife.se both endorse this projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this Optoma projector is 80% based on four expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, homecinemachoice.com, hifitest.de and digitallife.se.

Optoma Has Good Data Projector Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Optoma multimedia projectors and also specifically for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that in both cases Optoma had good ratings compared to other brands.

Reasonably Priced

A few customers said in their reviews that this projector was good value for money. Expert website Techworld.com mentioned “The Optoma HD30 is a sub-£1k 1080p projector that delivers an astonishing picture for the price” in their review. Techworld.com also mentioned “The HD30 should be considered fine value for money if you want a full-HD model that punches visually above its weight”. Techworld.com also wrote “Dynamics is terrific for the price”.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD30 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors of this age and type do not support full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative data projectors which support full HD currently available including the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price], or the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 5030ub[plb_2301495_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the HD30, the Optoma HD30 has a built-in speaker(s).

We compared this projector to all the other projectors with a built-in speaker(s) and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD25-LV[plb_1883129_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma HD30 supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HD30 also support 3D.

Alternative projectors which support 3D currently available that you might also want to consider include the Benq W7000+[plb_1403580_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many comparable spec projectors that were launched around the same time as it.

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Two Headphone Outputss

The Optoma HD30 is a two headphone outputs multimedia projector.

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Two Number of Built-In Speakerss

The Optoma HD30 has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the multimedia projectors that were launched more than two years ago. This projector is a two number of built-in speakers data projector compared to most of the data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the HD30 which only have one number of built-in speakers.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantitys

The Optoma HD30 is a three VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other projectors of this age and type have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most projectors that came out more than two years ago have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the Optoma HD30 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HD30 have RMS rated powers of between 1W and 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 8.8W. At 16 Watts, the Optoma HD30 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the HD30.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma HD30 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 26 decibels) compared to most of the other similar spec data projectors that were released around the same time as the HD30. The noise levels of multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD30 range from 20dB to 47dB.

We compared this multimedia projector to all the other 26dB noise level projectors and we think because of it's better review score, the Optoma HD25-LV[plb_1883129_price], and the Sony VPL-VW500ES[plb_1605541_price] is also worth considering.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the HD30, the Optoma HD30 does not support wi-Fi.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD30 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 1,600 ANSI lumen) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The projector brightnesss of multimedia projectors that came out more than two years ago range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens.

Multimedia projectors with a brighter projector brightness that might also be worth looking at include the Sony VPL-HW40ES[plb_2298294_price] (1,700 ANSI lumens), or the Epson EH-TW7200[plb_3059146_price] (2,000 ANSI lumens) which is also higher rated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD30

OK Running Costs

Based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the HD30 will cost £99 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 118 projectors of this spec and age.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released over three years ago.

Specification

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3D
Full HD
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HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Headphone Outputs
Composite Video in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
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Quick Start Guide

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(5)

Homecinemachoice.com

While there are a plethora of PJs available for around a grand, most will ask you to make some sort of sacrifice when it comes to visual performance, usually in terms of resolution or black level.... Read more…

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31 March 2014

Overall, the HD30 should be considered fine value for money if you want a full-HD model that punches visually above its weight. What you get onscreen here in terms of detail and dynamics is...

26 March 2014

The Optoma HD30 is a sub-£1k 1080p home-entertainment projector that delivers an astonishing picture for the price. It's not without quirks however. See also Group test: what's the best... Read more…

19 November 2013

Digitallife.se

S tora och flashiga tv-apparater i all ära. Är du seriös med din hemmabio är det projektor som gäller, och ett bra ställe att börja titta är i Optomas produktkatalog. Med en prislapp runt... Read more…

11 December 2013

Knackige Kontraste, hohe Lichtausbeute, 3D-Fähigkeit und ein im Eco-Modus sehr leiser Betrieb lassen den HD30 von Optoma zu einer hervorragenden Alternative in der 1.000-Euro-Klasse werden. Da er...

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 20 May 2014 by Ilker "ilkerilker"

It is wonderful projector both in 2D and 3D. Its especially wonderful for home cinema. With the two 3D glasses provided its a pleasure to watch movies (especially animations) in 3D. It produces... Read more…

Reviewed 19 May 2014 by Ilker

It is wonderful projector both in 2D and 3D. Its especially wonderful for home cinema. With the two 3D glasses provided its a pleasure to watch movies (especially animations) in 3D. It produces... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £95.18
Electricity cost when on standby £3.69
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Total running cost over 5 years £98.87
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.49 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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