Optoma HD20 High Definition 1080p DLP Home Theater Projector

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Light weight, sturdily designed and flexible, The Optoma HD20 High Definition 1080p DLP HomeTheater Projector takes HD viewing to the next level.  Like other DLP projectors, the HD20 DLP Projector uses BrilliantColor technology which uses six separate colors to produce images.  Along with 1080p resolution and 1700 ANSI brightness lumens, the HD20 can deliver high image quality and resolution while being compatible with most computer formats.   It can also accept common video inputs up to 1080p.  The projection lamp is tested to last for 3000 to 4000 hours depending on mode settings, is filter free to prevent dust accumulation and comes with a rapid shutdown feature that saves energy.


This HD projector is received generally well by users.  The 1080p HDMI can deliver clear, bright colored images in most screen resolutions.  But in other areas, the projector can be a bit lacking.  There aren’t limited placement options, leading to users needing to manually move the unit around to get a good screen projection and the many video calibration options can make calibrating difficult.  Also, image processing still needs work, as it can be substantially lacking in defining darker colors, fast motion screens and other faults including motion blurs.

While it lacks the image processing capabilities and other enhancing features of the more expensive projectors, for a unit less than $1000, the HD20 DLP Projector delivers excellent color output and brightness levels, true 1080p HDMI and great performance at a very affordable price.  It is a sure welcome addition to the budget conscious who would still like to enjoy a good viewing experience.

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Product Features

  • True High Def 1080p Resolution
  • 1700 Lumens Brightness
  • 4000:1 Contrast Ratio
  • Up to 300-Inch Screen size
  • HDI Component, Composite, Video, and VGA Connections

Technical Details

  • Condition: New
  • Projection Technology: DLP
  • Projector Type: Business Projector
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Native Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080)
  • Brightness: 1700 ANSI Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
  • No. of Colors: 16.7 million
  • Native Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
  • Display Technology: DLP (0.65″ DMD)
  • Data Signals: XGA
  • Data Signals: SVGA
  • Data Signals: SXGA
  • Data Signals: UXGA
  • Data Signals: SXGA+
  • Data Signals: HD
  • Data Signals: VGA
  • Data Signals: WXGA
  • Video Signals: HDTV (720p, 1080i/p)
  • Home Theater at its Best
    • Superior Image and Video Quality(Using DLP Technology)
    • Vibrant Life-like Images & Videos(using BrilliantColor Technology from Texas Instruments)
    • High Native Contrast Ratio (for sharper and cleaner Text in bright rooms


What’s in the Box
Standard Accessories: AC Power Cord, Composite Video Cable, Remote Control, Batteries for Remote, Lens Cap, User’s Manual, Quick Start Card and Warranty Card.

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This review is from:Optoma HD20 High Definition 1080p DLP Home Theater Projector (Grey) (Electronics)

First of all,let me get this out of the way. Its AMAZING!!!!!!. The day I got it, hooked it up to my PS3 with 1080p settings, I was SPEECHLESS. I am not exaggerating.The picture quality was sharp, I could see every detail on the screen. Everything felt so real. In my 30 months of owning the PS3, I can honestly say that I have never experienced gaming like this before. I have had the projector for more than 90 days now and this thing has made me nocturnal. I cannot sleep at night!!! Which brings me to my next point. You cant really use it in daylight. But hey that is the case with any projector right? I use it at least 6 hours a day. I know I am obsessed. But it’s been running great so far.

1) This actually OUTPUTS at 1080p (Keep that in mind before buying. There will be a lot of projectors that say 1080p. But they just support 1080p as input. They might not even output HD. Make sure you check the output section in the specs). You can see the difference. Amazing picture, awesome detail. Perfect for both gaming and movies
2) Was damn easy for me to set up. I have a 12 ft long room and an exact 100 inches wide wall, so it was perfect for me. My projector is sitting on one of those 1.5 ft ladders you use for changing the light bulb. Still works great
3) Use a screen, use your wall. Doesn’t matter. It’s still amazing.
4) Great price. You wont get a better projector for below 1000 that outputs 1080p HD.

1) No sound output. That’s right. And I am not just saying no in-built speakers kind of no sound output. NO AUDIO SIGNAL OUT. So keep that in mind. Don’t buy it unless:
a) You have a sound theater (or simple speakers like I have) for the audio output.
b) Most importantly, whichever device you plan on connecting to your projector, make sure it can output audio separately through another channel. Some devices cannot output video through HDMI and audio through another channel. I almost screwed this up. I realized this no-speaker, no audio output thing only after I bought the projector. Luckily for me, you can set your PS3 to output audio through other channels (optical or SCART) while outputting video through HDMI. So for guys using PS3 or XBOX, you have nothing to worry about. This baby is still gold.

2) Slightly heavy. But still way more portable than a TV.
3) Not many ways to adjust picture settings. No optical zoom. No horizontal keystone (You’ll have to place it exactly at the horizontal center of your room). So not great for tech-savvy projector crazies out there. It has enough flexibility to adjust the picture in a small room though.

If you want to go for this projector, make sure you have at least the following:
1) A 12 ft long room with no objects that might obstruct the projector beam.
2) A plain, flat and blank 80 inches wide wall at one end of your 12 ft long room.
3) Not necessary, but it would be perfect if your had no or just one window(s) that you could easily cover up if you wanted to in you room.

Overall, if you want an awesome gaming or movie experience and your thoughts are juggling a TV and a projector, I’d say let that TV crash on the cold, hard floor because this thing gives you a 100 inch screen at 12 ft like no TV ever can. You might want to buy a lower end TV for daytime TV watching though. So if your budget can cover this projector, and you have a good place in mind to keep this thing, go for it. It was 800 bucks well spent for me. This thing has shocked all my friends who advised against it. I couldn’t be happier with this projector. I’ll keep updating the review with how this thing ages.

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