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Should You Buy an Optoma Projector?

Matthew
Updated 18 December 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 640+ 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 premium 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 wvga (854x480) and go up to $4,419 for the UHZ65 which has a noise level of 29dB, is a projector that has an ultra high contrast ratio and a projector that has a resolution of 2160p (3840x2160). The average price of a new Optoma projector is $1,190.

Optoma are recognised for their wide selection of premium 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%
3,604 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
580 reviews
#3
Taiwan
91%
91%
2,835 reviews
#4
Taiwan
90%
90%
4,614 reviews
#5
Taiwan
90%
90%
801 reviews
#6
NEC
Japan
87%
87%
81 reviews
#7
Taiwan
84%
84%
978 reviews
#8
83%
83%
179 reviews
#9
LG
South Korea
80%
80%
712 reviews
#10
United States
80%
80%
191 reviews
#11
Asus
Taiwan
79%
79%
264 reviews
#12
Anker
73%
73%
46 reviews
#13
Japan
71%
71%
52 reviews
#14
70%
70%
39 reviews
#15
Kodak
70%
70%
21 reviews
#16
XGIMI
69%
69%
29 reviews
#17
Taiwan
69%
69%
155 reviews
#18
Netherlands
68%
68%
113 reviews
#19
Japan
67%
67%
1 review
#20
DBPower
65%
65%
17 reviews
#21
Japan
64%
64%
0 reviews
#22
ZTE
64%
64%
2 reviews
#23
Elmo
63%
63%
3 reviews
#24
Celluon
63%
63%
3 reviews
#25
AAXA Technologies
63%
63%
0 reviews
#26
Nebula
62%
62%
21 reviews
#27
Pyle
61%
61%
7 reviews
#28
Christie
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
Gigabyte
58%
58%
0 reviews
#30
58%
58%
0 reviews
#31
57%
57%
0 reviews
#32
Xiaomi
55%
55%
1 review
#33
Smart
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 $19,499
Price Distribution of All Projectors
No. Of Projectors
Average Price
$1,190
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $19,499
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
80
4 stars
159
3 stars
31
2 stars
3
1 star
1
Optoma logo

User Reviews

5 stars
1,703
4 stars
464
3 stars
144
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 85% and 88% respectively across all Projector brands.

Purchasers of Optoma projectors frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, produced a good 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
56%
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%
19 reviews
82%
17 reviews
90%
3 reviews
79%
7 reviews
85%
6 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
78%
15 reviews
78%
15 reviews
70%
3 reviews
77%
9 reviews
91%
9 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
13 reviews
80%
18 reviews
84%
10 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
8 reviews
avforums.com logo
74%
14 reviews
74%
9 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
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%
3 reviews
87%
3 reviews
100%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
73%
8 reviews
60%
3 reviews
63%
7 reviews
100%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
69%
9 reviews
90%
4 reviews
84%
5 reviews
67%
6 reviews
95%
4 reviews
01net.com logo
82%
9 reviews
64%
5 reviews
71%
2 reviews
63%
6 reviews
78%
5 reviews
homecinemachoice.com logo
83%
4 reviews
82%
5 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
5 reviews
93%
9 reviews
CNET.com logo
80%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
72%
13 reviews
77%
4 reviews
audiovision.de logo
72%
7 reviews
76%
4 reviews
72%
5 reviews
89%
5 reviews
audiovideohd.fr logo
81%
6 reviews
76%
5 reviews
100%
2 reviews
78%
6 reviews
90%
1 review
soundandvision.com logo
70%
4 reviews
73%
2 reviews
77%
4 reviews
73%
1 review
83%
9 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
78%
6 reviews
83%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
82%
6 reviews
80%
3 reviews
lite-magazin.de logo
98%
12 reviews
100%
1 review
97%
3 reviews
Other Expert Sites
69%
183 reviews
71%
86 reviews
70%
91 reviews
71%
107 reviews
74%
73 reviews
Average
79%
422 reviews
77%
264 reviews
76%
217 reviews
73%
215 reviews
87%
195 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Optoma Projectors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 77 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 77 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
10
12
14
6
6
Trusted Reviews logo
5
7
3
2
8
avforums.com logo
7
6
2
10
Lydogbilde.no logo
13
1
8
audiovision.de logo
5
4
1
6
5
homecinemachoice.com logo
3
5
3
2
7
PC Mag logo
3
15
1
soundandvision.com logo
2
1
3
1
8
Techradar logo
4
6
4
altomdata.dk logo
3
2
2
5
1
01net.com logo
5
1
3
3
benchmark.pl logo
1
8
1
2
Expert Reviews logo
2
3
2
1
4
ddworld.cz logo
7
4
1
insideci.co.uk logo
2
7
f1cd.ru logo
9
Digital Versus logo
3
1
1
3
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
1
2
elchapuzasinformatico.com logo
5
Other Expert Sites
34
10
32
13
10
Total
126
77
109
44
102

How Reliable Are Optoma Projectors?

We checked over 21,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Optoma projectors. over 110 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

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
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
This product is well made although now discontinued by the manufacturer
amazon.co.uk
the chasis is sturdy
Amazon

NOT RELIABLE

after 20 days of use completely broke
amazon.co.uk
the projector has broke again for the second time
Bhphotovideo.com
I was a bit disappointed in the physical construction
Bestbuy.com
finding out that the lens was broken
Amazon

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 UHD30 ($1,016), the Optoma UHD60 ($1,900) and the Optoma UHL55 ($925).

Optoma Dynamic Black Technology

Optoma projectors that feature Dynamic Black Technology include the Optoma HD143X ($584) and the Optoma HD27 ($610).

Optoma Smart Projector

Optoma projectors that are smart projector include the Optoma UHD52ALV ($1,739) and the Optoma UHL55 ($925).

Optoma PureMotion

Optoma projectors that feature PureMotion include the Optoma UHL55 ($925) and the Optoma UHD51ALV ($3,347).

What is the Best High End Optoma Projector?

Optoma UHD30

$1,016.49
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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
$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 79, but is a bit more expensive at $1,016.49.

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

A top-rated and very economical to run very high contrast ratio projector, with one of the quietest noise levels on the market and a very good spec. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Running Costs
$73 Over 5 Years
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Purchasers report that Optoma UHD30 has terrific user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

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What is the Ultimate Optoma Projector?

Optoma UHD52ALV

$1,739.00
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Optoma UHD52ALV
3840X2160
RESOLUTION
25dB
3,500 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
4,000h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
4:3,16:9
NATIVE ASPECT
RATIO
240W
LAMP POWER
1.21:1 -
1.59:1 THROW
RATIO
$67
OVER 5 YEARS

For those with an unlimited budget then the Optoma UHD52ALV is the best Optoma projector out there. At $1,739 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 78.

Features We Love:
Very high contrast ratio (500000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (25dB)
Handheld remote control
Built-in speaker
Supports 3D

A highly rated and very economical to run very high contrast ratio projector, with an spectacularly quiet 25dB noise level and a good price. It supports 3D and full HD and has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control. Multiple reviews mentioned that this projector has good picture quality.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Popularity
Quite Popular
73
Value for Money
Good
87
Running Costs
$67 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Optoma UHD52ALV has good user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this projector to others.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Optoma Projector?

Optoma HD143X

$583.70
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Optoma HD143X
1080P
RESOLUTION
25dB
3,000 ANSI Lumens
BRIGHTNESS
3,500h
LAMP SERVICE
LIFE
240W
LAMP POWER
$65
OVER 5 YEARS

At only $583.70 and with a Kagoo Score of 81 the Optoma HD143X makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) resolution
High contrast ratio (23000:1)
Quieter than average noise level (25dB)
Supports 3D
Built-in speaker

An award winning and stunningly quiet 1080p high contrast ratio data projector, with very low running costs and a cheap price. It has a built-in speaker and a handheld remote control and supports 3D and full HD. Multiple reviews mentioned that it has superb picture quality and features, and it's very easy to use.

97
Reviews
50 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Running Costs
$65 Over 5 Years
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Optoma HD143X has terrific expert reviews and very good user reviews with 90% of buyers recommending this data 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 Smart Projector
Optoma PureMotion
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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