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Should You Buy an Optoma Projector?

Matthew
Updated 04 March 2021
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should you buy an Optoma Projector?

Optoma is one of the most popular projector brands as well as being well known for its headphones.

We've collated all the key information on Optoma projectors in this handy guide. We've analysed over 19,000 user and expert reviews and 570+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 2,600 projectors to impartially compare each projector brand.

Optoma are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning projectors. Their projectors start at $150 for the LV130 which has a noise level of 25dB, is a projector that has a very high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 854 x 480 (WVGA) and go up to $4,419 for the UHZ65 which has a noise level of 26dB, is a projector that has a 2500000:1 contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K). The average price of a new Optoma projector is $1,311.

Optoma are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning projectors.

Is Optoma the Best Projector Brand?

So are Optoma projectors any good? We give every projector a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all projectors we are able to impartially rank all the projector brands.

Optoma is ranked the No. 3 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Optoma is the 3rd best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,587 reviews
#2
Japan
92%
92%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
91%
91%
2,844 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,651 reviews
#5
Taiwan
89%
89%
818 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
88%
88%
81 reviews
#7
Taiwan
84%
84%
988 reviews
#8
83%
83%
179 reviews
#9
United States
81%
81%
191 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
80%
80%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
78%
78%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
74%
74%
58 reviews
#13
71%
71%
39 reviews
#14
Netherlands
71%
71%
115 reviews
#15
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#16
Kodak
70%
70%
21 reviews
#17
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#18
Nebula
68%
68%
9 reviews
#19
Taiwan
66%
66%
155 reviews
#20
Japan
66%
66%
1 review
#21
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#22
AAXA Technologies
64%
64%
0 reviews
#23
UO
64%
64%
21 reviews
#24
ZTE
63%
63%
2 reviews
#25
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#26
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#27
3M
62%
62%
108 reviews
#28
Japan
62%
62%
0 reviews
#29
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#30
Christie
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Smart
58%
58%
1 review
#32
Gigabyte
57%
57%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
56%
56%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
54%
54%
1 review

Let's look at how Optoma projectors compare to the other projector brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All projector Brands
Optoma Projectors

There's a wide selection of Optoma projectors available compared to other projector brands, with over 60 Optoma projectors currently on the market in the US. Optoma also have better reviews than the typical projector brand, with the average rating of a Optoma projector being 83%.

The average review score for a Optoma projector is 83%.

Optoma have a number of great features including HDR compatible, Dynamic Black Technology and smart projector which sets them apart from the competition.

Optoma projectors tend to be cheaper than most other projector brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of Optoma projector is $15 (based on a person typically using a projector for 5 hours per week), which makes them less efficient than most other projector brands.

No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,440
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $22,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,311
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $18,499
Price Distribution of Optoma Projectors

What Do the Optoma Projector Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Optoma projector to work out the average distribution of reviews for Optoma and then compared this to the other projector brands.

Optoma logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
81
4 stars
158
3 stars
31
2 stars
3
1 star
1
Optoma logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,685
4 stars
468
3 stars
147
2 stars
45
1 star
94
Optoma has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 87% of expert reviews and 88% of user reviews for Optoma projectors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

Purchasers of Optoma projectors frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, produced a high quality picture and was good in terms of size. Their projectors have also won 70+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Optoma projectors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other projector brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
PC Mag logo
71%
40 reviews
71%
21 reviews
78%
38 reviews
68%
17 reviews
80%
1 review
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
18 reviews
94%
19 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
hifitest.de logo
83%
20 reviews
82%
17 reviews
85%
2 reviews
79%
8 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
77%
14 reviews
80%
18 reviews
83%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
78%
15 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
whathifi.com logo
80%
7 reviews
82%
9 reviews
85%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
14 reviews
89%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
4 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
84%
10 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
CNET.com logo
78%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
75%
15 reviews
77%
4 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
3 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
84%
1 review
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
83%
7 reviews
76%
5 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
80%
3 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
96%
13 reviews
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
180 reviews
72%
85 reviews
69%
90 reviews
71%
107 reviews
74%
73 reviews
Average
79%
425 reviews
77%
264 reviews
79%
217 reviews
73%
216 reviews
87%
195 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Optoma Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 78 industry awards for Optoma projectors. The table below compares the number of awards received by Optoma to other popular projector brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Optoma has won 78 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
6
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
10
12
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
3
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
homecinemachoice.com logo
2
5
2
2
7
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
6
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
f1cd.ru logo
9
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
6
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
Other Expert Sites
35
10
36
13
10
Total
129
78
112
44
102

How Reliable Are Optoma Projectors?

We checked over 19,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Optoma projectors. over 90 of these reviews mention reliability of which 83% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Optoma projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

83% of reviewers think Optoma projectors are reliable.

So, most people think that Optoma projectors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Optoma projectors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

Beauty isn’t only skin deep either – the Optoma EH415 is well built
businesscomputingworld.co.uk
The Optoma HD25-LV is a higher brightness version of their popular HD25 built for living room use
projectorcentral.com
it packs a built in mdeia player so you can plonk it down wherever you are
gadgetshow.channel5.com
It has a large front lens - unfortunately Optoma don't supply a lens cover with it so be careful not to scratch it
Amazon
a 3d tv can't even scratch this bad boy at producing a good 3d image
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

so that in the event that it is broken when you get it the seller can't say that there was no such knob
amazon.co.uk
The first one I got had a broken warranty seal
Bhphotovideo.com
Being a bit of a luddite i will need to get my head around how to improve the quality/bypass the pathetic little in built speakers
Amazon
DESTROYED by the powers that be we NEEDED an "insurance policy
Bestbuy.com

Features to Look Out For On Optoma Projectors

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Optoma projectors that set them apart from the competition. These include HDR compatible, Dynamic Black Technology and smart projector.

Optoma HDR Compatible

Optoma projectors that are HDR compatible include the Optoma UHD51ALV ($3,347), the Optoma UHL55 ($1,275) and the Optoma HZ40UST ($3,300).

Optoma Dynamic Black Technology

Optoma projectors that feature Dynamic Black Technology include the Optoma HD143X ($584) and the Optoma HD27HDR ($582).

Optoma Smart Projector

Optoma projectors that are smart projector include the Optoma UHD52ALV ($1,799) and the Optoma UHL55 ($1,275).

Optoma PureMotion

Optoma projectors that feature PureMotion include the Optoma UHD51ALV ($3,347) and the Optoma UHL55 ($1,275).

What is the Best High End Optoma Projector?

Optoma UHD30

$939.99
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Optoma UHD30
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Optoma UHD30
3840X2160
RESOLUTION
26dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
15,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
1.50 1.66
THROW RATIO
240W
LAMP POWER
$73
OVER 5 YEARS

If you're looking for a high end Optoma projector then the Optoma UHD30 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 85, but is a bit more expensive at $939.99.

Features We Love:
Quieter than average noise level (26dB)
Very high contrast ratio (500000:1)
Handheld remote control
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker

Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has very good picture quality, a good display and good video quality. It's a critically acclaimed and stunningly quiet very high contrast ratio projector, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

96
Reviews
28 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Running Costs
$73 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Optoma UHD30 has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 90% of buyers recommending this projector to others.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy an Optoma Projector?
Is Optoma the Best Projector Brand?
What Do the Optoma Projector Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Optoma Projectors Received?
How Reliable Are Optoma Projectors?
Features to Look Out For On Optoma Projectors
Optoma HDR Compatible
Optoma Dynamic Black Technology
Optoma Smart Projector
Optoma PureMotion
What is the Best High End Optoma Projector?

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