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Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector

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Product Highlights
  • 1700 ANSI Lumens
  • 4000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • High Definition 16:9 1080p Resolution
  • Up To 4000 Hour Lamp Life
  • Up to 25 Foot Picture (Diagonal)
  • PC and Macintosh Compatible
  • Texas Instruments DLP Display Panel
  • Backlit Remote Control
  • NTSC, PAL, SECAM Compatible

Whether you're rooting for your team in the big game, watching the latest movie on Blu-ray disc or playing your favorite console game you'll get more out of the experience with the Optoma HD20.

It put outs 1700 ANSI Lumens at a 4000:1 contrast ratio to provide rich, saturated colors in true 1080p high definition to every one of its 2,073,600 pixels.

Capable of projecting an image of from about three feet to twenty-five feet measured diagonally, the HD-20 is useful everywhere from the family room to a large auditorium. And it's useable all over the world with its 100 – 240 V AC 50/60 Hz power supply and its ability to accept PAL and SECAM standard broadcasts in addition to the NTSC North American standard.

With two HDMI inputs plus component and VGA inputs, with the HD20 your entertainment options have never been more flexible or, well, more entertaining!

1700 ANSI Lumens + 4000:1 Contrast Ratio = Excellent Picture
Whether you're watching a movie or a football game or playing one on your favorite game console the HD20 has the display power to provide an outstanding picture.
Texas Instruments DLP Chip Technology Saves You Time and Money
TI Digital Light Processing technology with BrilliantColor is recognized as one of the best display panels available for projectors. It delivers excellent color saturation and subtle details for superior image quality. What's more it requires no filter like other panels do, saving you the time, expense and hassle of periodic filter cleanings and changes.
Compatible With World Video and Power Standards
The HD20 can handle NTSC at Standard (480i), Enhanced (480p) and HDTV (720p, 1080i, 1080p) resolutions. It can also accept PAL and SECAM signals. And its autoswitching 100 – 240 V AC 50/60 Hz power supply will work in most countries the world over.
Compatible With Both PCs and Macs for Maximum Display Flexibility
The HD 20 can accept computer outputs in these resolutions: HD, UXGA, WXGA, SXGA+, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA Resized and VESA from both PC and Macintosh computers. And of course you can hook up your favorite console game too.
Security Measures Protect Your Investment
Both a Kensington Lock Port and a Security Bar are available so you can attach your projector to larger, harder to conceal and transport objects like projector carts and conference tables.
Works Just as Well in Small Meeting Rooms as a Large Auditoriums
With a possible image size of about a yard (measured diagonally) to 300" (25 feet!) you're sure to find the perfect location to mount your HD20. And you can place it on a tabletop or mount it on the ceiling for front or rear projection.
Image Display
Projector Display System Single 0.65" 1080p DMD DLP Technology by Texas Instruments
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Number of Pixels 2,073,600
Lumens Brightness 1700
Contrast Ratio 4000:1
Aspect Ratio 16:9
System NTSC, PAL, SECAM
HDTV Compatibility 480p, 720p 1080i, 1080p
Lens System
Lens F = 2.55-2.87, f = 22.4-26.8mm
Focus/Zoom Adjusting 1.2x Manual Zoom and Focus
Lens Shift Not Specified By Manufacturer
Recommended Projection Size 37.6 – 301.1"
Features
Keystone Correction ±5° Vertical
Ceiling Mountable Yes
Rear Screen Projection Yes
Projection Tilt Option Using Projector Feet. Range Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Speaker No
Input/Output Connectors
Input Terminals HDMI x 2 VGA x 1 Component Video x 1 VGA x 1
Output Terminals 12 V Trigger
Control Protocol 12 V Trigger (For Screen Control)
General
Lamp (Bulb) OSRAM 230 Watt P-VIP
Fan Noise 34 dB in Bright Mode
32 dB in Standard Mode
Remote Control Yes, Backlit
Power Requirements 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, Auto-Switching
Dimensions (WxHxD) 12.76 x 3.82 x 9.21" (324 x 97 x 234 mm)
Weight 6.4 lbs (2.9kg)
Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector
  • HD20 Projector
  • Lens Cap
  • Power Cord
  • Remote Control With Batteries (AAA x 2)
  • User's Manual
  • Quick Start Card
  • Warranty Card
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty, 90 Days on Lamp
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Optoma TechnologyHD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector
     
    4.7

    (based on 65 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

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      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (47)
    • Good remote (21)
    • Great picture quality (18)
    • Intuitive controls (17)
    • Good focus (14)

    Cons

    • Difficult to set up (4)

    Best Uses

    • Movies (45)
    • Large rooms (28)
    • Living room (19)
    • Home (12)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Movie enthusiast (28), Tech savvy (20), Practical (15), Audiophile (8), Enthusiast (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (39)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great little projector

    I had the Philips Hopper SV10 before this one, so the quality difference is absolutely astounding. After tweaking the settings I got wonderful detail and clarity, the room does need to be mostly...Read complete review

    I had the Philips Hopper SV10 before this one, so the quality difference is absolutely astounding. After tweaking the settings I got wonderful detail and clarity, the room does need to be mostly dark though, then the picture really stands out to becomes comparable to the cinema experience. I am definately happy with this purchase. I have a blu-ray player (Philips BDP3000) that displays 1080p @ 24fps, and this is fantastic. However, when I use the standard 1080p @ 60fps, I get flashing images alternating between pixel noise and the actual image. It is not the player, I tested it on other HD displays, but I hope it is just a firmware issue (I hope one comes out soon to test). I am using an expensive high-quality AWG22 Cat2 40ft HDMI cable though. But 24fps is fortunately working perfectly for me, so I am very satisfied.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lots of problems after a year!

    We bought several of these units for classroom use in a film program.

    First Impressions: The image quality was in fact good for the price... But we found it extremely...Read complete review

    We bought several of these units for classroom use in a film program.

    First Impressions: The image quality was in fact good for the price... But we found it extremely difficult to fine-tune the color to broadcast/display standards (although this makes some sense considering the price range).

    Later Impressions: Two of the three of our units have gone awry after one year (and less than 300 hours of use). In both cases the units lost their blue channel. We tried changing the bulbs, but this did nothing.

    We are simply disappointed that two of our three units have gone down after only a year (>300 hours of use).

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    5.0

    Great Projector

    By hh

    from long island ny

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

          I have had my HD20 since release few yrs ago. NO trouble at all with it. Room does need to be dark for great Quality to shine.. HD channels and Blue Ray are the best to bring out picture quality. haven't changed the bulb yet either.

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          5.0

          great projector

          By jus.hurtz

          from Trinidad

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

          The second one I bought in a month works very well

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          5.0

          Great Quality/Less Money

          By KY52478

          from Hebron, KY

          About Me Movie Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Remote

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Living Room
            • Movies

            Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

            This is the first Projector that I've owned and use it for Movies, Sports and Gaming units for our family. We could not be more satisfied for the money we spent with the result of watching in crystal clear HD! I would recommend this projector to any first time buyer!

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            5.0

            outstanding value

            By JJ Flash

            from Overland Park, KS

            About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Intuitive Controls

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Larger Rooms
              • Movies
              • Television Shows

              Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

              Far superior to my older Optoma with 720p resolution. Brighter. Works perfectly in my basement media room. Couldn't be happier.

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              5.0

              Best sub projector you could buy!

              By Harry the Man

              from Adelaide, SA, Australia

              About Me Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

              Pros

              • Bright
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Remote
              • Price

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Larger Rooms
              • Living Room
              • Movies

              Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

              It arrived before the screen so I just used a painted wall (roughly about 110" screen). Colours were bright and vribrate and worked straight out of the box with no adjustments needed. Very quiet and gives off a afair amount of heat, but then again its my first projector.

              You cant go wrong!

              Harry

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              5.0

              Great Value

              By JB

              from North Carolina

              About Me Movie Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                  This HD projector is simple to set up, has great color and clarity. It replaced my Benq and I could not be happier for the price.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome projector

                  By Andrew G

                  from New Jersey

                  About Me Practical, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Larger Rooms
                      • Living Room
                      • Movies

                      Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                      I have owned multiple projectors over the last decade and this is by far the best. My last projector was an Optoma and I decided to stick with the brand. I put over 20k hours on my last projector and they make a very good product.This specific projector is 1080p which looks amazing even at 30' diagonal. I am currently projecting on a blue painted wall because I recently moved, and it has perfect color with only minor color adjustment.All in all it is an amazing deal for under $ , and it has 4000 hour bulb life which is a wallet saver.

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                      4.0

                      Great Projector with a few caveats

                      By Rick

                      from Bloomingdale. NJ

                      About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great Hd Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Movies

                        Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                        I purchased this projector to replace a Sanyo PLV Z2 that I owned for nine years. The Sanyo is an LCD, and had keystone and lens shift features, as well as a very wide range of settings for distance from the screen.

                        By contrast, the HD20 has a less wide range for distance, and no keystone or lens shift. Regarding picture quality, the HD20, a DLP projector, really shines with 1080P content. The blacks are much deeper and contrast during dark sections of movies is a big improvement over the Sanyo PLV Z2. The Optoma HD20 does less well with non-HD material, either looking grainy or washed out.

                        In the end, the price can't be beat. If you are in the market for a home theater projector, and you have the right setup, I highly recommend the Optoma HD20

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                        5.0

                        Great Entry Projector for HD

                        By EEWdad

                        from Snohomish, WA

                        About Me Audiophile, Equipment Junkie, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Intuitive Controls
                        • Selectable Brightness

                        Cons

                        • Moderate Fan Noise

                        Best Uses

                        • Backyard Theater
                        • Larger Rooms

                        Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                        We purchased this projector to setup a "backyard theater" (teens: movie/video games, sleep out in tent). Didn't want to spend a lot of money; however, wanted HD with an HDMI input. This projector fit the bill - affordable and bright enough to light an outdoor screen. Paired with a screen from Backyard Drive-In, it works beautifully. Easy setup, intuitive menus and excellent documentation.

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                        4.0

                        Getting Better and Better

                        By Jazzy Joe

                        from Seattle WA

                        About Me Movie Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Good Remote
                        • Intuitive Controls

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Larger Rooms
                          • Living Room
                          • Movies
                          • Smaller Rooms

                          Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                          About two years ago I purchased an Optoma projector for my home theater. Then I thought it was a great choice over a large TV, especially since we do not always watch TV and we don't like having a box as a focal point in the room at all times.

                          That being said I loved the previous projector, but it started getting the dreaded "white dot" issue, AKA hot pixels, dead pixels. It started with one, which was annoying enough and within a week there was a nice constalation forming. Since it was out of warantee I decided to replace the projector, rather then have it fixed.

                          I am actually more pleased with this projector then the older one. Even though the Lumens were less the image is much brighter and clearer. I still am a little worried in the long run if this projector will need to be replaced once its warantee is up, but I still couldn't be happier with a projector over a TV.

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                          3.0

                          Skeptical...

                          By Jl

                          from Oregon

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                              15 minutes out of the box the unit displayed vertical lines across the screen. It continues to display them erratically. The unit will be returned or exchanged.

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              Lots of problems after a year!

                              By MSU Film & Photography

                              from Bozeman, MT

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Confusing Remote
                                • Poor Interface

                                Best Uses

                                • Living Room

                                Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                                We bought several of these units for classroom use in a film program.

                                First Impressions: The image quality was in fact good for the price... But we found it extremely difficult to fine-tune the color to broadcast/display standards (although this makes some sense considering the price range).

                                Later Impressions: Two of the three of our units have gone awry after one year (and less than 300 hours of use). In both cases the units lost their blue channel. We tried changing the bulbs, but this did nothing.

                                We are simply disappointed that two of our three units have gone down after only a year (>300 hours of use).

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Really good and little rainbow....

                                By jd

                                from coventry, ct

                                About Me Audiophile, Movie Enthusiast, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Limited placement

                                Best Uses

                                • Darkened room w limited

                                Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                                I bought this projector after having had LCD projectors (Sony and Mitsubishi)in the past. I wanted more lumen output and HD. I shortlisted down to this one or the Epson 8350. I chose this one for two reasons: Cost and weight. I have conerns about the weight of the Epson although I do think it a superior product. The Optoma is small and light and it has alot of great controls for making it suitable for semi-controlled lighting conditions. However, it does have some serious limitations. First, the lumen output is still too low for ambient light conditions. I was surprised at how bad the picture is in these conditions. I expected more because this is a DLP projector. In addition, I continue to be disappointed with the lack of lens shift but that is a byproduct of dlp, not this particular projector. If placement flexibility is a factor I would not recommend this or any other dlp projector.... Now, the picture itself is really great. I mean really great! The blacks are super and the color balance is outstanding. This is serious fun to watch. And, there is little to no rainbow due to the 6 segment RGB color wheel. This was important because my spouse and I do experience rainbow: but not with this unit. And did I mention that it is only 6.4lbs? That means that it can be safely mounted using wall mounts that simulate ceiling mounts. And finally price. I got my for [$] and have been very happy. This is a great unit and well worth the money. I will be keeping mine even if I do upgrade but I won't be in a hurry because this is such a good product. Get one before it's too late.

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                                5.0

                                Go for It !!!!!

                                By Aman/Latika

                                from Allentown

                                About Me Movie Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Excellent Picture Quality
                                • Good price
                                • Good Remote

                                Cons

                                • NONE

                                Best Uses

                                • Larger Rooms
                                • Living Room
                                • Movies
                                • Smaller Rooms

                                Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                                This is my first projector and before buying it I really did quite a bit of study about which one I should go for . My primary purpose was to watch movies on big screen and let my son play games too on bigger screen when he would want . As per my budget I shortlisted Epson 8350 and Optoma but I went for Optoma because of the size and weight which is much lesser than Epson . Let me tell you I was not dissappointed at all after this purchase . The picture quality is excellent and has multiple options for brightness, contrast etc which makes viewing a pleasure . Thank you for everyone's comments which helped me buy this and buying from B&H was excellent experience too . Go for It i would say and you would not be dissappointed. Thanks !

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                                5.0

                                Perfect projctor

                                By Khalid

                                from Rastanura, SA

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                                Good for personal use and home. HD with an acceptable price. Replace the lamp is not expensive. I tried playing xbox game and movies in full HD 1080p it was good. With a lot of light will not get the perfect picture

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                                5.0

                                Best FullHD Entry Line for a Great Price

                                By DSantiago

                                from Brasília, DF - Brazil

                                About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Good Remote
                                • Interfaces Well With TV
                                • Intuitive Controls

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Larger Rooms
                                  • Living Room
                                  • Movies

                                  Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                                  The projector is great and the best for it's price. Very easy to setup and to use. Great picture quality and low price for a Full HD projector. The colors are vibrant. This projector is bright, crisp and has great contrast.

                                  I Would recommend to anyone who asked.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great projector

                                  By Ram

                                  from Japan

                                  About Me Movie Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Larger Rooms
                                    • Movies

                                    Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                                    This is my first projector and I am very pleased. I"m in the process of moving so i haven't set it up in a permanent location. I used it a couple of times to watch movies on a white wall. It looked awesome, great picture, It was easy to set up and connect to my computer. I will use mainly for movies and games. It does get hot after using it but that's to be expected. [...]

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                                    5.0

                                    Great Bang for the Buck

                                    By TechGuy

                                    from Winner SD

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Energy Efficient
                                    • Good Remote
                                    • Intuitive Controls

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Larger Rooms
                                      • Living Room
                                      • Movies
                                      • Television Shows

                                      Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                                      This is a great projector for the theatre room setup. Very good quality and easy to hook up and to use. What a great way to watch all that HD video.

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                                      5.0

                                      good Projector

                                      By vandy do

                                      from PA

                                      About Me Movie Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Good Remote
                                      • Interfaces Well With TV
                                      • Intuitive Controls

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Movies
                                        • Smaller Rooms
                                        • Surround Sound Solution
                                        • Television Shows

                                        Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                                        i vere happy this one and recommend for my friend

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • Yes

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                                        4.0

                                        Great full hd entry iline

                                        By Phenixone

                                        from New York

                                        About Me Movie Enthusiast, Practical, Tech Savvy

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • CHEAP
                                        • Full hd
                                        • Small

                                        Cons

                                        • Difficult To Set Up
                                        • Rainbow effect

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Living Room
                                        • Movies

                                        Comments about Optoma Technology HD20 1700 ANSI Lumens 16:9 Projector:

                                        This projector is a great compromise between price, quality and size.
                                        The smallest of the full hd 1080p projectors on the market is till amazing. I was scared of the rainbow effect but the x4 wheel really helps. I still notice the red green and blue rainbow on some specific situation but you really have to be looking for it and I usually am sensitive to this defect.
                                        An optical lens shift would have been greatly appreciated though.

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