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Optoma HD30
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Optoma HD30 Projector

digitallife.se Recommended homecinemachoice.com Recommended
1080p (1920x1080) 26dB 1,600 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
Native Projector Resolution 3D Image Projection Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
- 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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13 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This data projector was given a "Recommended" award by both Homecinemachoice.com and Digitallife.se, both of which said that this projector was good.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This projector has an average expert rating of 80% based on four expert reviews from sites including PC Advisor.co.uk, homecinemachoice.com, hifitest.de and digitallife.se.

Good Brand

Based on 1,709 expert and owner reviews, Optoma has good reviews for its data projectors. Optoma also has good reviews specifically within its projectors range.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other projectors of this age and spec which do not support Full HD projection, the Optoma HD30 supports Full HD projection.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative projectors which support Full HD projection currently available including the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price] which has better reviews; or the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD30 has a built-in speaker, unlike most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago which do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other projectors with a built-in speaker to this projector and we think the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The Optoma HD30 supports 3D image projection. Most of the other projectors that were launched more than two years ago also support 3D image projection.

Other data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available which you might want to look at include a cheaper multimedia projector such as the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price] or you might consider a better rated multimedia projector such as the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most frequently found native projector resolution on projectors that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two Headphone Outputs

The Optoma HD30 is a two headphone output multimedia projector.

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Two Built-In Speakers

The Optoma HD30 is a two built-in speaker multimedia projector.

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Three VGA (D-Sub) Ports

The Optoma HD30 is a three VGA (D-Sub) port projector. Most of the other projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HD30 have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Optoma HD30 is a two HDMI port projector. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the HD30 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The Optoma HD30 has a fairly high RMS rated power (16 Watts) compared to most of the other data projectors of this age and spec. The lowest RMS rated power of data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HD30 is 1W, the highest is 30W, and the average RMS rated power is 9.9W.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HD30 range from 20dB to 47dB, and the average noise level is 32dB. With a noise level of only 26 decibels, the Optoma HD30 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the HD30.

If you would consider a data projector with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Epson EH-TW5910[plb_1717178_price] (32dB and cheaper).

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HD30 do not support WiFi connectivity. The Optoma HD30 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 1,600 ANSI lumen, the Optoma HD30 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the HD30. The average projector brightness of comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the HD30 is 2,900 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightness range from 300 ANSI lumens to 9,200 ANSI lumens.

If you would prefer a brighter projector brightness then you might want to consider the Optoma HD50[plb_2578841_price] (2,200 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma HD30

Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

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DVI Port
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Headphone Output
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HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
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Integrated Card Reader
Performance
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Built-In Speaker
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2 Awards

digitallife.se Recommended homecinemachoice.com Recommended

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 $73.72
Electricity cost when on standby $2.85
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Total running cost over 5 years $76.57
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd30, optoma hd30b, optoma typeproduct
Barcodes 05060059047918
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