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Optoma HD26

$419.99
Trusted Reviews Recommended projectorcentral.com Highly Rated
A great value for money and multi award winning 23000:1 1920 x 1080 data projector
23000:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 31dB Aug 2014
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Optoma HD26 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Optoma HD26 number 641 across all projectors.
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45 Reviews + 2 Awards
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$63 Over 1 Year
Overall Score
66
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

It has good expert reviews and superb user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer multimedia 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 $63 over 1 year, which are in the cheapest 18% of all 1,756 data projectors that we have compared it to.
The HD26 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite quiet noise level
Supports full HD
Only 1,080 video mode
Quite small bulb power

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Optoma HD26 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The writer at review website Trusted Reviews endorse this data projector and have given it their "Recommended" award.

One more expert review site said that this Optoma data projector was very good. Projectorcentral.com gave this projector a "Highly Rated" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this multimedia projector is 73 out of 100 based on nine expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Mag and projectorcentral.com.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, people who bought this data projector rated it as marvellous. Over 73% of reviewers gave this multimedia projector the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 100% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Optoma Data Projectors Have Very Good Reviews

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

Reasonably Priced

Five people who purchased the Optoma HD26 thought it was good value for money.

Great Product Quality

Three customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality.

Nice Design

Two people concluded that this projector was good looking.

Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was quiet.


Value For Money

Inexpensive

We think this Optoma projector represents good value compared to other projectors. We checked 618 projectors and they range in price from $149 to $24,000.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Optoma HD26 and the United States price of $419.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £552.17 ($552.17).

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Features

Quite Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of projectors range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. At only 31 decibels, the Optoma HD26 has a fairly quiet noise level compared to most of the other multimedia projectors.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD26 supports full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other projectors do not support full HD.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD26 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other projectors also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Average Projector Brightness

The Optoma HD26 has a relatively standard projector brightness (3,200 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Supports Password Protection

The Optoma HD26 supports password protection, as do most of the other projectors.

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma HD26 has a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over nine times the resolution of the most common projector native resolution of 280 x 800. This data projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Projectors projector native resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the Optoma HD26 has one of the longer service life of lamps amongst data projectors of this age.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This data projector supports a 1080|1080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Quite Small Bulb Power

The bulb powers of projectors range from 3.5W to 3,000W. With a bulb power of only 190 Watts, the Optoma HD26 has a quite small bulb power compared to most of the other projectors.

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RoHS Compliance

RoHS compliance

The Optoma HD26 is RoHS compliance, as are most of the other projectors.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was August 2014 when Optoma released the HD26.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are Low

The HD26 is one of the cheaper to run projectors that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the HD26 will cost only $63 over 1 year to run.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00077793000401, 00796435812102, 00845251082913, 05060059049592, 07964358121028

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