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Optoma HD20 DLP Projector Review

There's plenty to be excited about in the Optoma HD20. It's a 1080p projector for under a thousand dollars.

May 06, 2011
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Color Temperature

The Optoma HD20 has a rock-solid color temperature consistency. As you can see in the chart, the little variance there is never wavers into the realm of human perception. In our experience with projectors so far, this has been closer to the norm than televisions, which can wander all over the place.

Color Temperature
Color Temperature Graph

RGB Curves

The Optoma HD20 produced excellent, smooth color curves in all three channels. The green channel showed a great luminance than red or blue, which makes it a little easier to see detail. There are also a handful of bumps in the line, each of which indicates an area where a particular Overall, though, a great performance from Optoma.

RGB Curves
RGB Curves Graph

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Color Gamut

The Optoma HD20 had a hard time matching up to the rec. 709 color standard. The green point was closest, but the red, blue, and white points were all pretty far off the mark.

Color Gamut
Color Gamut Graph

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Connectivity & Media
  9. Power, Noise & Heat
  10. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  11. Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD Comparison
  12. Canon REALiS SX7 Mark II Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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