Optoma HD50
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Optoma HD50

£970.00 Good Product Recommended Highly Rated Expert Reviews Recommended
A huge 50000:1 1920 x 1080 multimedia projector with not bad features and affordable price
50000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 29dB Sep 2014
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Optoma HD50 Review

With excellent reviews and low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma HD50 number 166 across all projectors.
18 Reviews + 4 Awards
Good Features
2 Years Old
£91 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

It has not bad expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%, based on 18 reviews. This projector has received four awards including a "Recommended" award from Expert Reviews plus one other site and more industry awards from plus one other site. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data 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 HD50 has running costs of £91 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Fairly long service life of lamp
Quite dim projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode

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Optoma HD50 In-Depth Analysis


Four Industry Awards

Experts in projectors rave about this data projector and have given it four awards.

The authors at websites Expert Reviews and both endorse this projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Two additional expert review sites both decided that this data projector was very good. This multimedia projector received a "Good Product" award from and gave it a "Highly Rated" award.

Average Expert Reviews

This data projector has an average expert rating of 79 out of 100 based on 15 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, and PC

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Very Good Brand

We checked 2,445 owner and expert reviews (including 398 verified purchases) for Optoma multimedia projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but average features and is over 6 months old, and at £970.00 it is more expensive than 62% of projectors.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Optoma HD50 and the United Kingdom price of £970.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,590.10 (£2,071.42).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of projectors range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h. The service life of lamp of the Optoma HD50 of 7,000h is in the longest 18% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma HD50 of only 2,200 ANSI lumens is fairly dim compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 14% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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The Optoma HD50 is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of data projectors are not 3D-ready.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma HD50 is RoHS compliance. 82% of projectors are not RoHS compliance.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The Optoma HD50's noise level of only 29dB is fairly quiet compared to most other projectors. It is in the quietest 10% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The quietest noise level of multimedia projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma HD50 has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This Optoma multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). The resolution of all projectors ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD50 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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The Optoma HD50 is HD-Ready. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This multimedia projector was released in September 2014.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

Based on passable energy prices we estimate that the HD50 will cost £91 over 1 year to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd50rfba
Barcodes 00796435812096, 00796435825300, 05060059049479

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