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Optoma HD37

Optoma HD37 Projector

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20000:1 1080p (1920x1080) 29dB Jun 2015
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- Native Full HD 1080p resolution for the best possible digital home cinema experience- 2600 lumens bright and 20,000:1 contrast ratio for deeper blacks and exceptional shadow detail- All glass... More
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17 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 90% based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and projectorcentral.com. This puts this 20000:1 contrast ratio projector in the top 1% of all the projectors of a comparable age and type when ranked by average expert review score.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Projectors produced by Optoma are some of the better projectors according to average reviews from owners and experts.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Pcmag.com mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “On the one hand, its image quality is good enough for a home theater” in their review. In October last year Pc Mag mentioned in their review of the Optoma HD37 “Image quality is suitable for home theater use”. Last year expert website Projectorcentral.com mentioned in their review “Its main appeal is image quality suitable for a traditional”.

Good Picture Quality

A few Optoma HD37 owners who bought it agreed that it had good picture quality.

Good Technical Features

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good features. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag in October last year “It offers some advanced features, like support for Image-Science-Foundation-(ISF)-c” in their review of the Optoma HD37 and rated the product 4 stars. Pcmag.com also wrote “Makes up for it with excellent color and some features you wouldn't expect for the price”.

Robust

One Optoma HD37 reviewer thought it was well made. Expert review site Projectorreviews.com wrote in their review of this projector “The HD37 Projector from Optoma is a solid home entertainment projector around the $1000 price range” .

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma HD37 supports Full HD projection, as do most of the other similar spec projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HD37.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD37, the Optoma HD37 supports 3D image projection.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD37 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the HD37 also have a built-in speaker.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The Optoma HD37 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

A 1080p (1920x1080) native projector resolution is in fact the best resolution across all 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HD37.

The worst resolution across similar types of data projector is WXGA (1280x800).

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Graphics Resolution

The Optoma HD37 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). That's over seven times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors of a similar age and spec to the HD37. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Optoma projector. In addition, this multimedia projector support graphics resolutions of 800 x 600 (SVGA), 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1280 x 800 (WXGA), 1360 x 768 (WXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1440 x 900 (WXGA+) and 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) and 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all multimedia projectors that have been around for a comparable time to the HD37 the resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 4096 x 2160.

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Two HDMI Ports

Most of the other projectors of this age and type only have one HDMI port, however the Optoma HD37 has two HDMI ports.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

Across all the projectors of this age and spec the optical zooms range from 1.1x to 1.5x, and the average optical zoom is 1.2x. With an optical zoom of 1.5 times zoom factor, the Optoma HD37 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD37 only have one USB 2.0 port, however the Optoma HD37 has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

The Optoma HD37 has one of the longer lamp service lives (5,000 hours) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The lamp service lives of projectors of this type and age range from 2,500h to 35,000h, and the average lamp service life is 6,600h.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode

The service life of lamp in economic mode of multimedia projectors of this age and type range from 4,000h to 8,000h. The Optoma HD37 has one of the longer service life of lamp in economic mode (7,000 hours) amongst multimedia projectors of this age.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest projector of this spec and age is 86mm wide, the widest is 460mm, and the average width is 320mm. At only 86 millimeters, the Optoma HD37 is quite narrow compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar spec and age to the HD37.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma HD37 does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth noting that most of the other projectors of a comparable age and type to the HD37 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD37 the projector brightness range from 2,500 ANSI lumens to 4,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,200 ANSI lumens. The Optoma HD37 has a quite dim projector brightness (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a similar time to the HD37.

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Heavy

The weights of similar spec projectors that are a comparable age to the HD37 range from 2.2kg to 12kg, and the average weight is 3.3kg. With a weight of 3.5 kilograms, the Optoma HD37 is one of the heavier 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were released one year ago amongst data projectors of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD37

Released Over a Year Ago

This projector was released over a year ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 29 decibels, the Optoma HD37 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec projectors that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

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Native Projector Resolution
Projector Brightness
Vertical Keystone Correction
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Zoom Capability
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Supported Aspect Ratio
Compatible Screen Size
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp in Economic Mode
Lamp Service Life
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range
Focal Length Range
Focus Mode
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
HDMI Version
Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
12V Trigger
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
Maximum Power Consumption
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
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Weight
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Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Technical Details

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(3)
14 September 2015

The Optoma HD37 home entertainment projector shows occasional rainbow artifacts, but makes up for it with excellent color and some features you wouldn't expect for the price...

Full 1080p in 2D and 3D
Two MHL HDMI connectors
Image quality is suitable for home theater use
Short lag time in testing
Shows rainbow artifacts, primarily in black and white film clips

Projectorreviews.com

The HD37 Projector from Optoma is a solid home entertainment projector around the $1000 price range.This Optoma projector is their newest, released only a couple weeks before this review was... Read more…

Although the Optoma HD37 doesn't produce 2600 lumens in its best video modes, it's plenty bright enough to throw a large image in either a traditional home theater setting or a living room. Its...

Projectorcentral.com

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 17 December 2015 by Guto Tarrytown
Guto Tarrytown would recommend the Optoma HD37 (Verified Purchase)

I got this piece as a gift for my girlfriend and was surprised how easy it was to install it and start using it. Did not have to read manuals to set up and the experience was positive from the... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $56.73
Electricity cost when on standby $2.84
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Total running cost over 5 years $59.57
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.38 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma hd37, optoma hd37r, optoma hd37rf, optoma hd37rfb, optoma hd37rfba
Barcodes 00731215392856, 00765042399047, 00779184444985, 00782386098672, 00796435812263, 00796435825355, 00799198921241

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