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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
Review máy chi?u OPTOMA HD50

13 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

Amongst projectors of this spec and age, this projector is one of the most highly awarded.

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this multimedia projector. Expert Reviews and Avforums.com both gave this projector a "Recommended" award.

Projectorcentral.com gave this Optoma projector a "Highly Rated" award and Benchmark.pl gave it a "Great Product" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

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

Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Optoma has good average reviews for its data projectors as well as across its entire data projector range compared to other brands.

Good High Def TV

A few customers said in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Techworld.com mentioned “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. Two years ago expert website T3.com mentioned “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 the Optoma HD50 was good quality.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the Optoma HD50 concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. In December last year Whathifi.com mentioned “The motion issues might worry those who enjoy 3D Blu-rays”.

Good Picture Quality

One Optoma HD50 reviewer thought the Optoma HD50 was good for watching blu-ray discs. Whathifi.com scored the product 4 stars and mentioned “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

Unlike most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HD50 which do not support full HD, the Optoma HD50 supports full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative multimedia projectors which support full HD currently available including cheaper data projectors such as the Optoma HD25-LV[plb_1883129_price].

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Supports 3D

Like most of the other multimedia projectors that came out around the same time as the HD50, the Optoma HD50 supports 3D.

We compared all the other projectors which support 3D to this projector and we think the Optoma HD25-LV[plb_1883129_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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1080p (1920x1080) Projector Native Resolution

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

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1920 X 1080 (HD 1080) Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution supported by the Optoma HD50 is 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). That's over six times the resolution of the most common supported graphics resolutions of 640 x 480 (VGA) (which is also supported by this data projector). This Optoma projector also support supported graphics resolutionss 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). Across all projectors of a comparable age and spec to the HD50 the best resolution is 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) and the worst is 640 x 480 (VGA).

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Very Big Offset

At 130 percent, the Optoma HD50 has a quite big offset compared to most of the other data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HD50. The average offset of projectors of this age and type is 100%.

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Fairly Long Service Life of Lamp

The shortest service life of lamp of similar spec multimedia projectors that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HD50 is 1,500h and the longest is 30,000h. The Optoma HD50 has one of the longer service life of lamps (7,000 hours) amongst comparable spec projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Optoma HD50 does not have a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other multimedia projectors of this spec and age do have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other projectors which also have a built-in speaker(s) to this projector and we think the Optoma HD25-LV[plb_1883129_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Optoma HD50 does not support wi-Fi. Most of the other data projectors that have been around for more than two years also do not support wi-Fi.

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Very Small Uniformity

At only 80 percent, the Optoma HD50 has a fairly small uniformity compared to most of the other projectors of this age and spec. The smallest uniformity of data projectors that have been available for a comparable time to the HD50 is 80% and the biggest is 130%.

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Quite High Power Consumption (economy Mode)

At 230 Watts, the Optoma HD50 has a quite high power consumption (economy mode) compared to most of the other data projectors that were released more than two years ago. The lowest power consumption (economy mode) of projectors that were released more than two years ago is 3.7W and the highest is 290W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Optoma HD50

Released Over Two Years Ago

This projector was released over two years ago.

Average Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of 2,200 ANSI lumens, the Optoma HD50 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other data projectors that came out around the same time as the HD50.

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Average Noise Level

At 29 decibels, the Optoma HD50 has a pretty standard noise level compared to most of the other data projectors that have been on the market for more than two years.

Projectors with a louder noise level that might also be worth considering include the Optoma HD25-LV[plb_1883129_price] (26dB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Projector
Projector Native Resolution
Projector Brightness
Keystone Correction, Vertical
Uniformity
Zoom Ratio
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Projection Distance
Supported Aspect Ratios
Screen Size Compatibility
Native Aspect Ratio
Projection Technology
Number of Colours
Lamps
Service Life of Lamp (economic Mode)
Bulb Power
Service Life of Lamp
Lens System
Throw Ratio
Offset
Aperture Range (F-F)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Vertical Lens Shift Range
Video
3D
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Full HD
Supported Video Modes
3D-Ready
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Supported 3D Formats
Ports & Interfaces
RS-232 Ports
DVI Port
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
Composite Video in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
HDMI Connector Type
AC (power) in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Storage
Card Reader Integrated
Performance
Noise Level
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
On Screen Display (OSD)
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Display
Built-In Display
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption (standby)
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (economy Mode)
AC Input Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Manual
Handheld Remote Control
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Warranty Card
Cables Included

4 Awards

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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
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic projector and makes gaming and film watching a whole new experience.

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Electricity cost when switched on $65.37
Electricity cost when on standby $2.78
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Total running cost over 5 years $68.15
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.45 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00796435812096, 05060059049479

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