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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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Brightness 1700 Lumens
Contrast Ratio 4000:1
Weight 6.4 lbs.
Video Mode Photo
Video Mode Bright
Video Mode Cinema
Video Mode User
Video Mode Reference
Display Technology DLP
HD Yes
3D No
Resolution Value
  • 16:9
Calibration Setting Brightness
Calibration Setting Color
Calibration Setting Tint
Calibration Setting Mode
Calibration Setting Sharpness
Calibration Setting Contrast
Calibration Setting Color Temp
Color Gamut Red Error 0.015401299
Color Gamut Green u' measured 0.1272
Color Gamut Green v' measured 0.5714
Color Gamut Green Error 0.009167879
Color Gamut Blue u' measured 0.1638
Color Gamut Blue v' measured 0.183
Color Gamut Blue Error 0.027650859
Video Processing Setting Overscan
Video Processing Setting SuperWide
Video Processing Setting Image AI
Video Processing Claimed Function Overscan function removes the noise in a video image. Overscan the image to remove video encoding noise on the edge of video source.
Video Processing Claimed Function SuperWide is a feature that uses a special 2.0:1 aspect ratio screen enabling both 16:9 and 2.35:1 aspect ratio movies to be shown without black bars at the top and bottom of the screen
Video Processing Claimed Function Image AI improves the contrast of the picture by optimizing the brightness of the lamp according to the picture content.
Video Processing Our Impression The official explanation (to the left) makes no sense. Overscan simply blows up the picture about 2-3%. Yes, it can remove some of those little artifacts around the edge, but that's not really "noise."
Video Processing Our Impression As advertised.
Video Processing Our Impression Boosts saturation and contrast.
Calibration Default Reference
Calibration Default 46
Calibration Default 38
Calibration Default 45
Calibration Default 50
Calibration Default 7
Calibration Default Warm
Calibration Calibrated Reference
Calibration Calibrated 39
Calibration Calibrated 37
Calibration Calibrated 45
Calibration Calibrated 50
Calibration Calibrated 1
Calibration Calibrated Warm
Video Mode - What It Does For home theater.
Video Mode - What It Does Maximum brightness input.
Video Mode - What It Does This mode is intended to reproduce, as close as possible, the image the way the movie director intended. Color, color temperature, brightness, contrast and gamma settings are all configured to standard reference levels.
Power Consumption Average Watts 248.67
Power Consumption Average Watts 301.33
Power Consumption Cost Per Year 48.49
Power Consumption Cost Per Year 48.69
Power Consumption Cost Per Year 48.56
Power Consumption Cost Per Year 58.84
HDMI 2
Component 1
Composite 1
S-Video 0
VGA 1
Analog Audio In 0
Digital Audio Out 0
Analog Audio Out 0
Ethernet 0
WiFi 0
USB 0
Memory Card 0
DLNA No
Throw Distance Wide Angle 64 inches 93
Throw Distance Wide Angle 80 inches 116
Throw Distance Wide Angle 100 inches 145
Throw Distance Wide Angle 120 inches 174
Throw Distance Wide Angle 140 inches 204
Throw Distance Telephoto Angle 64 inches 110
Throw Distance Telephoto Angle 80 inches 138
Throw Distance Telephoto Angle 100 inches 172
Throw Distance Telephoto Angle 120 inches 207
Throw Distance Telephoto Angle 140 inches 241
Screen Brightness 64-inch Projector Lux Level 856
Screen Brightness 64-inch Dark Yes
Screen Brightness 64-inch Dim Yes
Screen Brightness 64-inch Moderate Yes
Screen Brightness 64-inch Bright No
Screen Brightness 80-inch Projector Lux Level 548
Screen Brightness 80-inch Dark Yes
Screen Brightness 80-inch Dim Yes
Screen Brightness 80-inch Moderate No
Screen Brightness 80-inch Bright No
Screen Brightness 100-inch Projector Lux Level 351
Screen Brightness 100-inch Dark Yes
Screen Brightness 100-inch Dim No
Screen Brightness 100-inch Moderate No
Screen Brightness 100-inch Bright No
Screen Brightness 120-inch Projector Lux Level 243
Screen Brightness 120-inch Dark Yes
Screen Brightness 120-inch Dim No
Screen Brightness 120-inch Moderate No
Screen Brightness 140-inch Projector Lux Level 179
Screen Brightness 140-inch Dark No
Screen Brightness 140-inch Dim No
Screen Brightness 140-inch Moderate No
Screen Brightness 140-inch Bright No
Color Gamut D65 u' measured 0.1903
Color Gamut D65 v' measured 0.4604
Color Gamut D65 Error 0.010893117
Business Type No
Home Theater Type Yes
Internet Ready No
General Type
  • Home Theater
Screen Brightness 120-inch Bright No
Power Consumption Mode Reference
Video Mode - What It Does Optimized for displaying photographic images.
Manual Url http://marketing.optomausa.com/PDFs/usermanuals/Optoma_HD20_Manual.pdf
Video Mode - What It Does User’s settings.
Power Consumption Mode Cinema
Power Consumption Mode Bright
Power Consumption Mode Bright (Bright lamp mode)
Power Consumption Average Watts 248.33
Manufacturer Name Optoma
Power Consumption Average Watts 249.33
Manufacturer Url http://www.optomausa.com/Product_detail.asp?productsubcat=3&productcategory=Home+Theater&product_id=425&itemno=EPHD20
Brand Name (Optoma)
Resolution 1080p 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Color Gamut Red u' measured 0.4661
Color Gamut Red v' measured 0.5231

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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