Optoma HD23
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Optoma HD23 4 Star Test Winner Special Interest Award
A multi award winning and cheap to run 500:1 1920 x 1080 projector
500:1 1080p (1920x1080) No 29dB Nov 2012
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Optoma HD23 Review

6 Reviews + 3 Awards
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$59 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 43?

It has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 85%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer data projectors with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest projectors 2017.
This Optoma projector has running costs of only $59 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 11% of all 1,756 projectors that we have compared it to.
The HD23 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Supports full HD
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite dim projector brightness

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Optoma HD23 In-Depth Analysis


Three Industry Awards

This projector is one of the most awarded of all the projectors.

This Optoma projector received a "Test Winner" award from, it received an "Special Interest Award" from and gave it a "4 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

Six experts from sites including Techradar,, and have rated this data projector on average 85 out of 100. Experts think this multimedia projector is one of the better projectors.

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Optoma Has Very Good Multimedia Projector Reviews

Based on 2,306 expert and owner reviews (including 381 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has very good ratings specifically for its projectors compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of multimedia projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. With a noise level of only 29 decibels, the Optoma HD23 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst projectors of this age.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD23 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is typical of many data projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma HD23 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most frequently found projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all multimedia projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

The dimmest projector brightness of projectors is 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 85,000 ANSI lumens. At only 2,500 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD23 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was November 2012 when this Optoma projector was released.

Running Costs

Low Running Costs

The HD23 is in the cheapest 11% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have analysed for 1 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 1 year running cost of the HD23 is only $59.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435811488, 05060059047147