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Optoma HD30 Projector

1080p (1920x1080) 26dB 1,600 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date £98.87 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Reasonably priced
Supports full HD
7 Reviews + 2 Awards
digitallife.se Recommended homecinemachoice.com Recommended
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

This projector was given a "Recommended" award by both review sites Homecinemachoice.com and Digitallife.se, both of which decided that this multimedia projector was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on four expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, hifitest.de, homecinemachoice.com and digitallife.se this projector has an average expert rating of 80 out of 100.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Based on 1,873 user and expert reviews, Optoma has good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has good ratings specifically for its projectors compared to other brands. 100% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Four people agreed that it was good value for money. Expert website Techworld.com wrote in their review of this projector three years ago “The HD30 should be considered fine value for money if you want a full-HD model that punches visually above its weight”. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “The Optoma HD30 is a sub-£1k 1080p home-entertainment projector that delivers an astonishing picture for the price” in their review of this projector. Techworld.com also said “What you get onscreen here in terms of detail and dynamics is terrific for the price” in their review.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The average 1 year running cost of the HD30 is £99 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 51 projectors of a similar spec and age.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2013 when Optoma released the HD30.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD30 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec data projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as this multimedia projector.

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Projector

Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD30 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 1,600 ANSI lumen) compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to this multimedia projector. Projectors that were released more than two years ago have projector brightnesses of between 300 ANSI lumens and 9,200 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a multimedia projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might want to look at the Epson Pro G6900WU (6,000 ANSI lumens and higher rated).

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1080p (1920x1080) Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many data projectors of this type and age.

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Video

Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD30 supports full HD, as do most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to this multimedia projector.

We compared all the other projectors which support full HD to this multimedia projector and we think the VPL-HW30ES, and the VPL-VW1000ES both from Sony or the Acer H9500BD which all of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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HD-Ready

The Optoma HD30 is HD-Ready. Most of the other projectors of this type and age also are HD-Ready.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Optoma HD30 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other data projectors that are a similar age to this projector also have a handheld remote control.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

Like most of the other projectors that were released around the same time as this projector, the Optoma HD30 does not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Quite Quiet Noise Level

Projectors of a similar spec and age to this multimedia projector have noise levels of between 20dB and 47dB. The Optoma HD30 has a quite quiet noise level (only 26 decibels) compared to most of the other data projectors of a similar type and age to this data projector.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05060059047918

Optoma HD30 Review Sources

To prepare this Optoma HD30 review we compared this projector to 2,071 other models. For each projector that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 326,513 product attributes, 14,250 projector reviews and 2,764,700 historical projector prices from 169 projector retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this projector compared to the other models as well as any areas where this projector is lacking.

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