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Optoma HD50 Projector

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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

16 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This projector has received four awards from expert review sites.

The editors of Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both recommend this multimedia projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

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

Based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, T3.com and PC Advisor.co.uk this data projector has an average expert rating of 80%.

Popular Choice

The HD50 is a popular choice amongst customers who purchased projectors in the last 3 months.

Optoma Projectors Have Good Reviews

Optoma projectors have good reviews on average and across all projectors Optoma is one of the better rated brands.

Good High Def TV

Several Optoma HD50 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert website Techworld.com said “HD images are exceptionally detailed, making this an ideal partner for a set-top box, Blu-ray player or next-gen games console” in their review of this projector. Expert website T3.com said “The Optoma HD50 is a Full HD projector for those wanting to watch wall-sized movies”.

Good Product Quality

One Optoma HD50 owner said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One Optoma HD50 owner wrote in their reviews that the Optoma HD50 had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com rated this projector 4 stars and said “The motion issues might worry those who enjoy 3D Blu-rays”.

Good Picture Quality

One Optoma HD50 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. Expert review site Whathifi.com said “We would avoid the PureEngine settings, especially PureMotion A punchy, colourful Blu-ray like Guardians Of The Galaxy looks crisp” in their review.

Supports Full HD Projection

The Optoma HD50 supports Full HD projection. Most of the other projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HD50 do not support 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 HD25 which is cheaper.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Like most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HD50, the Optoma HD50 supports 3D image projection.

Alternative data projectors which support 3D image projection currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper projectors such as the Optoma HD25.

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

This projector has a native projector resolution of 1080p (1920x1080), which is the most commonly found native projector resolution on projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Graphics Resolution

The Optoma HD50 supports a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of a 640 x 480 (VGA) multimedia projector, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by projectors that came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 (VGA) is also supported by this Optoma projector. In addition, this projector support graphics resolutions 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). The best resolution of all projectors that are a comparable age to the HD50 is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Fairly High Number of Colours

With a number of colours of 1,073.4 million, the Optoma HD50 has a fairly high number of colours compared to most of the other data projectors of this type and age. Across all the data projectors that were released more than two years ago the numbers of colours range from 1M to 1,100M.

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Fairly Big Offset

With an offset of 130 percent, the Optoma HD50 has a fairly big offset compared to most of the other projectors of this type and age. The average offset of projectors of this spec and age is 100%, and the offsets range from 0.03% to 140%.

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Quite Long Lamp Service Life

Similar spec data projectors that came out around the same time as the HD50 have lamp service lives of between 1,500h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 7,900h. At 7,000 hours, the Optoma HD50 has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other projectors of a comparable spec and age to the HD50.

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Narrow

With a width of only 286 millimeters, the Optoma HD50 is one of the narrower data projectors that are a comparable age to the HD50 amongst projectors of this age. The average width of comparable spec data projectors that are a similar age to the HD50 is 380mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD50 does not have a built-in speaker, although this is within the context that most of the other projectors that are a comparable age to the HD50 also do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative data projectors which also have a built-in speaker that you might want to consider including the Optoma HD25 which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for more than two years, the Optoma HD50 does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most data projectors of a comparable type and age to the HD50 have between 1 and 11 VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the Optoma HD50 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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Very Small Uniformity

Multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HD50 have uniformities of between 80% and 130%. At only 80 percent, the Optoma HD50 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other data projectors that were released around the same time as the HD50.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD50

Released Over Two Years Ago

Optoma released the HD50 over two years ago.

Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 29 decibels, the Optoma HD50 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the HD50.

If you are not concerned about having a louder noise level then you might also want to consider the Optoma HD25 (26dB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Projector Brightness

At 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD50 has a relatively standard projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors of a similar spec and age to the HD50.

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Specification

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Projection Technology
Supported Number of Colours Display
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Lens System
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Offset
Aperture Range
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Vertical Lens Shift Range
Video
Graphics Resolution
Video Mode
Analog Signal Format System
3D Format
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Port
DVI Port
Component Video in Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Ethernet LAN Connection
Storage
Integrated Card Reader
Performance
Noise Level
On Screen Display Language
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
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Display
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Power
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Depth
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Packaging Content
Cable Included

4 Awards

Expert Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated avforums.com Recommended benchmark.pl Great Product

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

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Reviewed 6 January 2015 by Law
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Fantastic projector and makes gaming and film watching a whole new experience.

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Electricity cost when switched on $67.15
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Total running cost over 5 years $70.01
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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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Barcodes 00796435812096, 05060059049479

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