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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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Input Ports

The Optoma HD20 has two HDMI ports, so you can plug in both a cable/satellite box, along with your game system or CD/Blu-Ray player without requiring an HDMI switcher. There's also one component video in and one composite video in. A VGA input allows you to connect computers (if you don't want to use use up an HDMI port). Note that there are no audio inputs or outputs.

Input Ports Callout

All the ports are listed below.

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Other Connections

The Optoma HD20 has a 12V relay trigger port that connects to motorized projector screens. It allows you to sync the screen to lower when you power up the projector. It makes you look like a real pro. Impress the neighbors and try it today! There's also a USB service port.

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Placement

All the ports are located on the back of the projector, clearly labeled and easy to access.

Menus & Manual

The Optoma HD20 does come with a printed manual, but there's a CD-ROM included that contains a digital version. You can also download one here.

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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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