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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

The Optoma HD66 is definitely the better projector in terms of performance and overall capability, but with a $600 price tag, it's certainly not for everyone. If you want to try out a projector, but don't want the purchase to leave you destitute, the Optoma PT100 is definitely a better entry-level option.

Blacks & Whites

The HD66 is significantly brighter and does a better job maintaining its black level. The PT100 is very, very dim and we wouldn't recommend using it in anything but a completely darkened room.

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Color

The HD66 has much more accurate color performance overall.

Motion

The PT100 had some issues with its motion performance: moving objects lost a great deal of detail. The HD66 didn't have the best performance in this area, but it certainly outclassed the PT100.

Viewing Effects

Connectivity

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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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