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Optoma PT100 Video Projector Review

Don’t expect much from a $180 projector.

December 10, 2010
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Noise

The Optoma PT100 is not particularly noisy. With an ambient room level of 34.8dB, the noise increased to 39.2dB with the projector on and in Bright Lamp mode. If you put the lamp in Standard Mode, the noise decreases only slightly.

Heat

The projector doesn't run very hot either. We found it only warmed the air by about 10°. Considering some projectors can heat up a room five times as much, the PT100 shouldn't cause many issues.

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Power Consumption

The projector also doesn't consume much in the way of electricity. Assuming average use, it'll run about $20 per year.

Lamp Life

Optoma estimates that the lamp will run 5000 hours.

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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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