Optoma PT100 Video Projector Review
Don’t expect much from a $180 projector.
The Optoma PT100 had decent motion performance. Images with fine, complex detail will show break-up more than areas of flat or little detail, as you might expect. Overall, we noticed a slight stutter in moving images, but it wasn’t too bad. Strictly speaking about motion smoothness, there was no difference from one resolution to another.
The main artifacting issue the PT100 has is images lost a significant amount of detail when they start moving around. Fine gradations in color are lost, which makes images look flat.
3:2 Pulldown & 24fps
The Optoma PT100 has no specific modes or processing features to aid in the rendering of native 24fps content, but it can display it effectively enough (some projectors can’t handle 24fps at all). In testing, we noticed that the PT100 showed some problems with high frequency patterns, and some slight stuttering when the camera pans horizontally. Overall, though, it was rather good.
The PT100 has a native resolution of 854 × 480 (WVGA), and has a hard time handling other resolutions. We couldn't get the projector to work at all with a 1080i feed.
With 720p content, the Optoma GT720 showed major problems with high frequency patterns. There was an incredible amount of Moire. Also, fine text was difficult to read.
When we fed the Optoma PT100 a 1080p signal, it looked glitchy and bad. Text was virtually unreadable and colors were very, very off.
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