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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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16 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and projectorcentral.com the average expert rating of this data projector is 90 out of 100. Data projector experts think this projector is one of the very best 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for more than a year.

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Multimedia Projectors

Optoma 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors have good ratings on average and across all projectors Optoma is one of the superior manufacturers.

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

Like most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that are a similar age to the HD37, the Optoma HD37 supports full HD.

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Supports 3D

The Optoma HD37 supports 3D. Most of the other data projectors of this spec and age also support 3D.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

Like most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been on the market for around the same time as the HD37, the Optoma HD37 has a built-in speaker(s).

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

The Optoma HD37 has a maximum resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of a XGA (1024x768) projector, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A 1080p (1920x1080) projector native resolution is in fact the best resolution across all data projectors that have been available for a similar time to the HD37.

An XGA (1024x768) projector native resolution is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of multimedia projector.

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1920 X 1200 (WUXGA) Supported Graphics Resolutions

This projector supports a supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA)|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+)|1600 x 1200 (UXGA)|1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)|1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), which is the most frequently supported supported graphics resolutions on multimedia projectors of this type and age.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HD37 have between one and two HDMI ports quantitys, including the Optoma HD37 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HD37 range from 1x to 1.6x. At 1.5 times zoom factor, the Optoma HD37 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD37.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HD37 only have one USB 2.0 ports quantity, however the Optoma HD37 has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)

Projectors of this age and spec have service life of lamp (economic mode)s of between 4,000h and 7,000h, and the average service life of lamp (economic mode) is 5,600h. With a service life of lamp (economic mode) of 7,000 hours, the Optoma HD37 has one of the longest service life of lamp (economic mode)s amongst data projectors of this age.

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Quite Long Service Life of Lamp

Comparable spec data projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD37 have service life of lamps of between 2,500h and 35,000h. With a service life of lamp of 5,000 hours, the Optoma HD37 has a fairly long service life of lamp compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the HD37.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma HD37 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age also do not support wi-Fi.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Data projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HD37 have projector brightnesss of between 800 ANSI lumens and 5,000 ANSI lumens. The Optoma HD37 has a fairly dim projector brightness (only 2,600 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and type to the HD37.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity

The Optoma HD37 is a one VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity projector. Most of the other 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD37 have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports quantitys.

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Very Small Uniformity

The smallest uniformity of multimedia projectors that have been around for more than a year is 80%, the biggest is 90%, and the average uniformity is 85%. At only 80 percent, the Optoma HD37 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HD37.

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Heavy

The Optoma HD37 is fairly heavy (3.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec multimedia projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD37. The average weight of 20000:1 contrast ratio multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HD37 is 3kg, and the weights range from 420g to 12kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD37

Released Over a Year Ago

This projector has been on the market for over a year.

Average Noise Level

At 29 decibels, the Optoma HD37 has a relatively average noise level compared to most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Specification

Projector
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Matrix Size
Uniformity
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Throw Ratio
Digital Zoom
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Focus
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
PC Audio in
PC Audio Out
HDMI Version
Audio (L,R) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
12V Trigger
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level (economic Mode)
Horizontal Scan Range
Vertical Scan Range
On Screen Display (OSD)
Multimedia
Built-In Speaker(s)
RMS Rated Power
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Ceiling Mountable
Colour of Product
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (max)
USB Powered
AC Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Remote Control Type
Handheld Remote Control
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included
Technical Details
RS-232C

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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 $55.64
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $58.42
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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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