Optoma HD30
Optoma HD30
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Optoma HD30 Recommended Recommended
An award winning 1920 x 1080 projector with good features and a huge 26dB noise level
1080p (1920x1080) Yes 26dB 1,600 ANSI Lumens Apr 2013
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Optoma HD30 Review

With excellent reviews but low running costs, we have ranked the Optoma HD30 number 775 across all projectors.
7 Reviews + 2 Awards
Good Features
$79 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 53?

It has good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 88%.
This projector is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer 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 $79 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
The HD30 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in speaker
Only 1,080 video mode
Very dim projector brightness

Optoma HD30 In-Depth Analysis



The Optoma HD30 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD30 has a built-in speaker, as do 76% of projectors.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma HD30 has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than most projectors. Most projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. This data projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Projectors resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the Optoma HD30 of only 1,600 ANSI lumens is quite dim compared to most other data projectors. It is in the dimmest 10% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The noise level of the Optoma HD30 of only 26dB is in the quietest 6% of all data projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD30 supports full HD. 64% of projectors do not support full HD.

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Running Costs

OK Running Costs

The HD30 has an average running cost of $79 over 5 years based on passable energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors.

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