Optoma HD30
Optoma HD30
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Optoma HD30 Recommended Recommended
A multi award winning 1920 x 1080 26 decibel projector
1080p (1920x1080) Yes 26dB 1,600 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
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Optoma HD30 Review

With excellent reviews but low running costs,
7 Reviews + 2 Awards
Average Features
4 Years Old
£99 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 44?

It has good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 94%. This projector has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from plus one other site. 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 projectors 2017.
The HD30 has running costs of £99 over 1 year, which are typical compared to the other 1,758 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
1920 x 1080 resolution
Very dim projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode

Optoma HD30 In-Depth Analysis


Two Industry Awards

The experts at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this data projector. This Optoma multimedia projector received a "Recommended" award from both and

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including PC,, and this data projector has an overall expert rating of 80 out of 100.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 2,447 user and expert reviews (including 401 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good reviews. We also found that Optoma has very good reviews specifically for its data projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.



The Optoma HD30 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

At only 1,600 ANSI lumen, the Optoma HD30 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors. Projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma HD30 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of a 280 x 800 data projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. This projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the worst resolution is 280 x 800 and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD30 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Data projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB. The Optoma HD30 has a fairly quiet noise level (only 26 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on data projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD30 supports full HD. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since April 2013.

Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The HD30 has an average running cost of £99 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,758 data projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05060059047918