Big and flashy televisions in all its glory, but if you´re serious about home theater a projector is a must, and a good place to start looking is in the Optoma product catalog. With a price tag around $1500, HD30B offers a sensible combination of price and performance that makes it a good choice for those who want to leave the entry-level models behind.
Good Image Quality
Optoma HD30B projects the image in full-HD resolution and unlike many other projectors it can display 24 frames per second, making it well suited for movies and games. The image is smooth and soft even with fast camera movement and sudden motion. The image quality is also quite good, with high brightness, vivid colors and good black levels.
The menus are not the most intuitive we've seen, but we like that the remote is back-lit and there are plenty of useful features. The only thing we lack is the lens shift for more flexible placement in the room.
Watching cool 3D movies on small TV screen is not always optimal, but on a large projector screen the 3D effect comes to its full potential. The projector uses DLP technology that provides a very sharp 3D experience without annoying crosstalk. Two pairs of active 3D glasses are included and more can be purchased if needed.
The internal speakers are of course no substitute for a proper sound system, but it sounds surprisingly good, and for spontaneous viewing they work fine. As usual, fan noise is expected, but it stays around 26 decibels in eco-mode which is acceptable.
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- Create the ultimate Home Theater experience with unsurpassed image quality and color fidelity
- Native 1080p resolution for the sharpest, most visually stunning image quality
- Full 3D compatibility; immerse yourself in your favorite 3D movie or video game
- Comprehensive connectivity to satisfy your current and future needs
- SRS WOW HD™ Surround Sound technology built-in for rich deep bass and exceptional sound quality
|Display Technology||Single 0.65ʺ DC3 DMD DLP® Technology by Texas Instruments™|
|Native Resolution||HD (1920 x 1080)|
|Maximum Resolution||WUXGA 1920 x 1200|
|Contrast Ratio||25,000:1 (full on/full off)|
|Displayable Colors||1.07 Billion|
|Lamp Life and Type||5000/4000/3000 Hours (ECO+/ECO/normal) 240W|
|Projection Method||Front, rear, ceiling mount, table top|
|Keystone Correction||±20° Vertical|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 Native, 4:3 compatible|
|Throw Ratio||1.5–1.8 (distance/width)|
|Projection Distance||3.9ʹ–32.8ʹ (1.5–10 m)|
|Image Size (Diagonal)||37.6ʺ–301.1ʺ (0.7–7.62 m)|
|Projection Lens||F=2.55–2.86, f=22.37–26.73 mm, 1.2x manual zoom and focus|
|Zoom||1.0 ~ 2.0|
|Audio||16-Watt stereo speaker system|
|Remote Control||Backlit IR remote control|
|Operating Temperature||41–113°F (5–45°C), 85% max humidity|
|Power Supply||AC Input 100–240V, 50–60Hz, auto-switching|
|Power Consumption||Max 339W (Normal), Min 241W (Eco+), <0.5W (standby-ECO)|
|Computer Compatibility||WUXGA, UXGA, SXGA+, WXGA+, WXGA, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA resized, VESA, PC and Mac compatible|
|Video Input Compatibility||NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV (480i), EDTV (480p), HDTV (720p, 1080i/p)|
|3D Compatibility||Supports all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D format, side-by-side format and top and bottom format|
|Vertical Scan Rate||24–85Hz, 120Hz|
|Horizontal Scan Rate||15.375–91.146KHz|
|User Controls||Complete on-screen menu, adjustments in 27 languages|
|I/O Connectors||Two HDMI v1.4a, two VGA-in, VGA-out, 3D VESA Port, composite video, two audio-in, audio-out, RS-232C, USB-B|
|Loop Through||Monitor: D-Sub 15 pin VGA output (functional in both normal and standby modes) Audio: VAO audio out, HDMI VAO audio out supported (VAO in normal mode, fixed in Standby)|
|Security||Kensington® lock, security bar and keypad lock|
|Product Weight||6.4 lb (3.1 kg)|
|Product Dimensions (W x H x D)||12.7ʺ x 3.8ʺ x 9.2ʺ|
|Warranty||3-Year Optoma Express Service, 1-Year on Lamp|
|What's in the Box||AC power cord, remote control, batteries for remote, two RF glasses, RF emitter, lens cap, multilingual CD-ROM user’s manual, quick start card, and warranty card|
|Optional Accessories||HDMI cable, ceiling mount, component to VGA cable, composite video cable, RS-232 cable, Optoma screen, DLP® Link™ glasses, RF glasses, RF emitter, Lens cap|
|Accessory Part Numbers||
RF Emitter: BG-BC100B
Power Cord (11M): BC-PUPIXY11
DLP® Link™ Glasses: BG-ZD301
VGA to component adaptor: BC-VGCRXY00
Lens cap: 75.8EG02G011
|UPC||796435 81 201 0|
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