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Optoma HD50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Optoma HD50. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and image quality are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the black level and noise.

usability, image quality, price, size, design

noise, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma HD50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Optoma HD50


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Optoma HD50 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma HD50 - HD50 - 2200 Lumens Full HD Resolution DLP Technology Meeting Room Projector 3.8kgOptoma HD50 - HD50 - 2200 Lumens Full HD Resolution DLP Technology Meeting Room Projector 3.8kg

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Optoma HD50 review


The Optoma HD50 produces a bright, punchy picture but does it deliver big-screen thrills?

Punchy, bright picture Vibrant colour palette Crisp detail Compact build

Rivals are more subtle Remote control has lag issues 3D flickers No built-in speakers

The Optoma HD50 isn’t perfect, but for £1000 it offers a richness that certainly keeps you drawn to the picture. The motion issues might worry those who enjoy 3D Blu-rays, and you’ll have to expand your budget for more components if you want to build a...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Steve May (

Optoma HD50 projector review


It offers greater contrast and higher brightness than its predecessor, the HD30, along with a number of image processing and operational refinements. It is, not to put too fine a point on it, a bit of a belter.

The Optoma HD50 comprehensively over delivers on its upper budget price tag. HD images are exceptionally detailed, making this an ideal partner for a set-top box, Blu-ray player or next-gen games console. Operating noise is our chief remaining...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : (

Optoma HD50 review


With its large lens and tiny chassis, the HD50 is a highly flexible projector that's much more portable than the competition

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Steve May (

Optoma HD50 review


The Optoma HD50 is the best sub-£1k 1080p projector you can buy in the UK right now. Read our Optoma HD50 review to find out why.

The Optoma HD50 comprehensively over delivers on its upper budget price tag. HD images are exceptionally detailed, making this an ideal partner for a set-top box, Blu-ray player or next-gen games console. Operating noise is our chief remaining...

Oct, 2014

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Optoma HD50 Projector Review


Optoma target the home cinema market with their new HD50 DLP projector.

Excellent image accuracy ; Detailed pictures ; Very good motion handling ; Image has plenty of brightness ; Impressive 3D performance ; Lens Shift ; Competitive price

Black levels could be better ; Out-of-the-box image could be more accurate ; Possible rainbows

The Optoma HD50 represents an interesting choice for anyone thinking of taking the logical step from big screen TV to even bigger screen projection. It has an attractive but minimalist design, with a simple white plastic chassis and a decent level of...

Consumer review (

Excellent projector


Excellent projector with great quality picture straight out the box when I get time I can get it even better with adjusting the numerous settting.

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (

Incredible projector


The image is crystal clear and bright. Im not a fan of super high frame refreshment rates and like to keep a films original look and with this projectors features you can fine tune the image exactly how you want it. Packs a huge punch from a small unit...

clear bright image , small powerful projector

small gripe is the menu interface

Sep, 2016

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Optoma HD50


I had been thinking about buying a projector for about a month or so and spending hours on YouTube and trawling through all of the sites trying to decide which one would be best for me and ended up being more confused than when I started my search. My...

ease of use , value for money , superb picture quality


Mar, 2016

Consumer review (

good product very good image


First class projector Optoma HD50 Optoma has given outstanding technical support for the vision to sound set up problems I found with SKY box HDMI direct link we used the previous Optoma projector for ten years without a problem so Optoma was the first...

outstanding technical suport

image process time

Feb, 2016

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good projector


I am pleased with everything other than the noise of the wheel I noticed other people have experienced the same

picture quality

nosiey wheel

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications


RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Colour of product:Black, White
Form factor:Desktop
Product Type:Desktop projector


Built-in Display: No


Bulb power:240
Service life of lamp:7000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):5000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.42 - 2.97
Focal length range (f-f):20.1 - 31.1
Throw ratio:1.39 - 2.09:1
Vertical lens shift range:-15 - 15


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


Noise Level:29
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:Martin Gaus

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI connector type:Full-size
HDMI ports quantity:2
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter input voltage:110 - 220
AC input voltage:110 - 220
Power consumption (economy mode):230
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):270
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (dynamic):50000:1
Keystone correction, vertical:-30 - 30
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:1.2 - 10
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:2200
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:762 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.5:1


Card reader integrated: No


3D: Yes
3D-Ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, NTSC J, NTSC M, PAL, PAL B, PAL D, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM 4.25/4.4, SECAM B, SECAM D, SECAM G, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM L
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported 3D formats:Frame packing, Side by side
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1280 x 768 (WXGA), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p

Weight & Dimensions

Height :12.4