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Should You Buy an Optoma Projector?

Matthew
Updated 14 June 2020
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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 21,000 user and expert reviews and 680+ 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 $139 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 wvga (854x480) and go up to $14,382 for the ZU850 which has a noise level of 32dB, is a projector that has a very low contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of wuxga (1920x1200). The average price of a new Optoma projector is $1,219.

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. 2 best projector brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Optoma is the 2nd best projector brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
3,576 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
2,820 reviews
#3
Taiwan
94%
94%
4,659 reviews
#4
Japan
93%
93%
576 reviews
#5
Taiwan
91%
91%
785 reviews
#6
Taiwan
87%
87%
973 reviews
#7
84%
84%
165 reviews
#8
United States
84%
84%
194 reviews
#9
NEC
Japan
82%
82%
80 reviews
#10
LG
South Korea
82%
82%
712 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
82%
82%
258 reviews
#12
Taiwan
75%
75%
154 reviews
#13
73%
73%
39 reviews
#14
Gigabyte
73%
73%
336 reviews
#15
Japan
70%
70%
41 reviews
#16
XGIMI
70%
70%
29 reviews
#17
Netherlands
68%
68%
111 reviews
#18
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#19
3M
67%
67%
108 reviews
#20
Anker
66%
66%
54 reviews
#21
AAXA Technologies
66%
66%
0 reviews
#22
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#23
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#24
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#25
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#26
Doogee
63%
63%
13 reviews
#27
Japan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#28
Kodak
63%
63%
2 reviews
#29
Nebula
62%
62%
9 reviews
#30
UO
62%
62%
21 reviews
#31
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#32
Christie
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
57%
57%
0 reviews
#35
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#36
54%
54%
0 reviews

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 70 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 PureMotion which sets them apart from the competition.

However Optoma projectors tend to be more expensive than most other projector brands making them 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
$1,099
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,999
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,219
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $17,499
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
83
4 stars
161
3 stars
30
2 stars
3
1 star
1
Optoma logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,673
4 stars
459
3 stars
142
2 stars
44
1 star
91
Optoma has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its projectors than most other brands.

Over 88% of expert reviews and 89% 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
projectorcentral.com logo
93%
19 reviews
95%
20 reviews
96%
15 reviews
87%
12 reviews
95%
7 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
81%
23 reviews
67%
9 reviews
69%
6 reviews
67%
6 reviews
85%
29 reviews
hifitest.de logo
84%
20 reviews
82%
18 reviews
80%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
82%
11 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
79%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
75%
2 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
10 reviews
77%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
86%
10 reviews
IT Reviews.com logo
64%
14 reviews
62%
9 reviews
74%
7 reviews
60%
3 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
89%
8 reviews
87%
15 reviews
89%
3 reviews
88%
4 reviews
100%
1 review
whathifi.com logo
83%
8 reviews
83%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
96%
9 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
92%
5 reviews
80%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
67%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
80%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
77%
4 reviews
80%
2 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
84%
7 reviews
77%
6 reviews
85%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
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
98%
12 reviews
100%
1 review
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
184 reviews
71%
86 reviews
68%
92 reviews
72%
106 reviews
74%
74 reviews
Average
79%
429 reviews
78%
268 reviews
80%
220 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
196 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Optoma Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 79 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 79 awards for its projectors.

Compare all award winning projectors

Number of Awards Benq Optoma Epson Acer Sony
projectorreviews.com logo
5
5
25
2
14
projectorcentral.com logo
11
13
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
6
7
2
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
2
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
3
5
2
2
7
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
3
5
1
Techradar logo
4
6
4
01net.com logo
5
1
1
3
3
Expert Reviews logo
2
4
1
1
4
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
2
Digital Versus logo
2
1
3
lite-magazin.de logo
4
1
Other Expert Sites
37
10
28
11
10
Total
129
79
101
43
102

How Reliable Are Optoma Projectors?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Optoma projectors. over 90 of these reviews mention reliability of which 82% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Optoma projector owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

82% 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

it packs a built in mdeia player so you can plonk it down wherever you are
gadgetshow.channel5.com
Beauty isn’t only skin deep either – the Optoma EH415 is well built
businesscomputingworld.co.uk
comes to a market where there is plenty of tough competition
avforums.com
The Optoma HD25-LV is a higher brightness version of their popular HD25 built for living room use
projectorcentral.com
Built in speaker is decent
Bestbuy.com
less noise than built in fan(because it doesn't have to suddenly jump into high rpm to cool down
Newegg.com
a built in speaker which works great for kids shows
Bhphotovideo.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
with all button presses reliably picked up by the projector
amazon.co.uk

NOT RELIABLE

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
When I opened the HD300x I found the lamp's support from the case is broken into debris
amazon.co.uk
The first one I got had a broken warranty seal
Bhphotovideo.com
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 PureMotion.

Optoma HDR Compatible

Optoma projectors that are HDR compatible include the Optoma UHD60 ($1,600), the Optoma UHD30 ($1,288) and the Optoma HD29 ($875).

Optoma Dynamic Black Technology

Optoma projectors that feature Dynamic Black Technology include the Optoma HD143X ($584), the Optoma HD29 ($875) and the Optoma HD27HDR ($800).

Optoma PureMotion

Optoma projectors that feature PureMotion include the Optoma UHD51ALV ($1,498) and the Optoma UHL55 ($890).

Optoma Smart Projector

Optoma projectors that are smart projector include the Optoma UHL55 ($890).

What is the Best Mid-Range Optoma Projector?

Optoma HD29

$875.00
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1080P
RESOLUTION
25dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
15,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
203W
LAMP POWER
$62
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $875 is the Optoma HD29, which has a Kagoo Score of 81.

Features We Love:
Dynamic Black Technology
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Quieter than average noise level (25dB)
High contrast ratio (50000:1)
Supports 3D

An award winning and very economical to run 1080p high contrast ratio data projector, with an extremely quiet 25dB noise level and a very good spec. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control. Multiple reviews mentioned that this data projector has brilliant picture quality, it's easy to setup and quiet.

96
Reviews
28 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$62 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Optoma HD29 has very good expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with an average overall rating of 94%, based on 28 reviews.

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The cheapest price that we could find for the HD29 in the US is $875.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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What is the Best High End Optoma Projector?

Optoma UHD30

$1,288.40
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3840X2160
RESOLUTION
26dB
3,400 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
15,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
1.50 –
1.66 THROW
RATIO
$69
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 81, but is a bit more expensive at $1,288.40.

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

A very economical to run and sensationally quiet very high contrast ratio projector, with a reasonable price and the latest technology. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.

83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Running Costs
$69 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Optoma UHD30 has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the UHD30 in the US is $1,288.40 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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What is the Ultimate Optoma Projector?

Optoma ZH400UST

$2,389.99
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Optoma ZH400UST
1080P
RESOLUTION
35dB
4,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
20,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
$73
OVER 5 YEARS

For those with an unlimited budget then the Optoma ZH400UST is the best Optoma projector out there. At $2,389.99 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 74.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
Very high contrast ratio (100000:1)
Bright projector brightness (4,000 ANSI lumens)
Supports 3D
Long service life of lamp (20,000h)

A very economical to run and fully featured 1080p average noise level projector. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
64
Value for Money
Good
80
Running Costs
$73 Over 5 Years
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the ZH400UST in the US is $2,389.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Optoma Projector?

Optoma HD143X

$583.70
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1080P
RESOLUTION
25dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$62
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $583.70 and with a Kagoo Score of 82 the Optoma HD143X makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Dynamic Black Technology
Enhanced Gaming Mode
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (23000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (25dB)

An award winning and very economical to run 1080p high contrast ratio multimedia projector, with a quiet 25dB noise level and an affordable price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD. Our review analysis indicates that this multimedia projector has superb picture quality and features, and it's very easy to use.

97
Reviews
50 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$62 Over 5 Years
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Optoma HD143X has brilliant expert reviews and great user reviews with 90% of buyers recommending this multimedia projector to others.

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The Optoma HD143X is 316mm wide, 108mm tall, 244mm deep and weighs 2.9kg.

Optoma HD143X front view
Optoma HD143X top view

The cheapest price that we could find for the HD143X in the US is $583.70 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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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 PureMotion
Optoma Smart Projector
What is the Best Mid-Range Optoma Projector?
What is the Best High End Optoma Projector?
What is the Ultimate Optoma Projector?
What is the Best Budget Choice Optoma Projector?

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