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Optoma PT100 Video Projector Review

Don’t expect much from a $180 projector.

December 10, 2010
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Value

In this match-up, the Optoma is definitely the better value, assuming you don't care much about picture quality. If you demand quality and a high level of performance from your projector, however, the Canon is the clear choice. The Optoma isn't a professional-grade projector.

Blacks & Whites

The Canon is significantly brighter than the Optoma and has fewer problems with tunnel contrast.

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Color

Again, the $729.95 projector manages to solidly out-perform the $179.99 projector.

Motion

The PT100 loses a great deal of detail when objects are in motion. The Canon handles motion like a champ.

Viewing Effects

The Optoma has a set throw distance: there's no zoom to it, so you're pretty much stuck 13 feet away from the screen. The Canon LV-8310 has a 1.2x zoom, which gives it significantly more flexibility.

Connectivity

The Optoma has two options for video input. Two. And only one for audio input. The Canon is prepared for just about anything.

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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. Canon LV-8310 Comparison
  11. Optoma HD66 Comparison
  12. Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 705HD Comparison
  13. Conclusion
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