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1080p (1920x1080) 29dB 2,200 ANSI Lumens Sep 2014
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Created for movie-lovers, the HD50 brings digital cinema quality images into the comfort of your home. Packed with features, you can experience your favourite films, TV shows and sporting events... More
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Optoma HD50 DLP Projector Review
Optoma HD50 Projector  Review
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14 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This multimedia projector is one of the most highly awarded by data projector experts of all the projectors of a comparable age and type.

This Optoma multimedia projector received a "Recommended" from both Expert Reviews and Avforums.com, both of which said that this data projector was good.

This data projector received a "Highly Rated" award from Projectorcentral.com and it received a "Great Product" award from Benchmark.pl.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Fourteen experts from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, T3.com and PC Advisor.co.uk have rated this multimedia projector on average 80%.

Good Brand

Based on 1,689 expert and owner reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its multimedia projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically within its multimedia projectors range.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Optoma HD50 reviewers reckoned that the Optoma HD50 was good value for money. Two years ago expert review site Projectorcentral.com wrote in their review of this projector “The black levels appear a bit better than the lower priced competitors” and gave the Optoma HD50 a score of 5 stars.

One Optoma HD50 owner who reviewed this projector considered that it was cheap. Expert website Projectorcentral.com wrote in their Optoma HD50 review “With the new Optoma HD50 home theater projector, Optoma continues a trend of delivering low-cost, high quality projectors to consumers”.

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Good High Def TV

A number of people who reviewed the product agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Techworld.com wrote in their review of the Optoma HD50 “HD images are exceptionally detailed, making this an ideal partner for a set-top box, Blu-ray player or next-gen games console”. Expert website T3.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said in their review of this projector “The Optoma HD50 is a Full HD projector for those wanting to watch wall-sized movies”.

Good Product Quality

One Optoma HD50 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer thought the product had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said in their Optoma HD50 review “The motion issues might worry those who enjoy 3D Blu-rays”.

Good Picture Quality

One Optoma HD50 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Two years ago Whathifi.com wrote “We would avoid the PureEngine settings, especially PureMotion A punchy, colourful Blu-ray like Guardians Of The Galaxy looks crisp”.

Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD50 supports full HD, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD50 which do not support full HD.

We compared this data projector to all the other data projectors which support full HD and we think the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma HD50 supports 3D. Most of the other multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the HD50 also support 3D.

We compared all the other multimedia projectors which support 3D to this projector and we think the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

This projector has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is typical of many similar spec projectors that were launched more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma HD50 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). In addition, this multimedia projector support supported graphics resolutionss of 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 800 x 600 (SVGA). Across all multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the HD50 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very Big Offset

Across all the data projectors of this type and age the offsets range from 0.03% to 140%, and the average offset is 100%. The Optoma HD50 has a fairly big offset (130 percent) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamps of comparable spec multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the HD50 range from 1,500h to 30,000h. At 7,000 hours, the Optoma HD50 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HD50.

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5 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £230.00

In the last 23 days the HD50 has increased in price by £230.00.

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD50 does not have a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the HD50.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma HD50 does not support wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Uniformity

The Optoma HD50 has one of the smaller uniformitys (only 80 percent) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. Data projectors of this type and age have uniformitys of between 80% and 130%, and the average uniformity is 84%.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

The power consumption (economy mode)s of projectors of this age and spec range from 3.7W to 290W. The Optoma HD50 has a fairly high power consumption (economy mode) (230 Watts) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD50

Average Running Costs

Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 1 year running cost of the HD50 is £91, which is typical compared to the other 118 multimedia projectors of this age and type.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Optoma projector has been on the market for over two years.

Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD50 has a pretty standard projector brightness (2,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HD50.

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Average Noise Level

The Optoma HD50 has a fairly average noise level (29 decibels) compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the HD50.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic PT-AT6000E[plb_1803042_price] (22dB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Projector Native Resolution
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Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
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Supported Aspect Ratios
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Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

4 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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The Optoma HD50 may come out of the box needing a few tweaks for best performance, but after those changes are made, the image quality is hard to match. The black levels appear a bit better than...

Projectorcentral.com

30 April 2015

The Optoma HD50 isn't perfect, but for £1000 it offers a richness that certainly keeps you drawn to the picture.The motion issues might worry those who enjoy 3D Blu-rays, and you'll have to...

24 October 2014

The Optoma HD50 is a full-HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) single-chip DLP projector aimed at the home-cinema and high-end gaming market. See also Group test: what's the best projector? It offers... Read more…

24 October 2014

The Optoma HD50 comprehensively over delivers on its upper budget price tag. HD images are exceptionally detailed, making this an ideal partner for a set-top box, Blu-ray player or next-gen games...

2 September 2014

Expert Reviews

What makes the Optoma HD50 so remarkable is that its huge lens is packed inside a chassis which measures just 286x265x124mm, which is around half the width of a typical high-end projector such as... Read more…

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 6 January 2015 by Law
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic projector and makes gaming and film watching a whole new experience.

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Total running cost over 5 years £90.22
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 12 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd50, multi 1080p3, optoma 31605, optoma hd50w, optoma hd50wh, optoma 1080p3, multi 1080p3d, optoma p215411, optoma 1080p3d, optoma hd50whi, optoma hd50whit, optoma p215411p, optoma hd50white, optoma e1p0d0r1e0z1
Barcodes 00796435812096, 05060059049479

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