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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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Conclusion

The Optoma HD20 has the winning feature of 1080p resolution, along with the color performance to match a decent HDTV. However, the lamp just couldn't get bright enough to make it a viable choice for a room with any level of ambient light. If you plan of setting up a dedicated home theater in a windowless room, this could be the sub-$1000 projector of your dreams. Otherwise, we recommend looking for a projector with brighter specs. Our other issue with this projector is the fact that it's a DLP, which means it suffers from the same rainbow flickering as any other DLP projector. Some people aren't bothered by this, but if you're not sure, we recommend that you check out a DLP in person before making a purchase.

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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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