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Optoma HD73

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Optoma HD73. 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. Reviewers really like the size and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma HD73 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Optoma ThemeScene HD73 projector

 

DarkChip3 makes a showing in this competitively priced projector, but does John Archer like what he sees?

HD fans, meanwhile, will be chuffed to learn that the HD73 can handle 1080p signals delivered via either of its two digital inputs, one HDMI and one DVI. While we’re on the subject, other video inputs include component video, composite video, and...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Optoma HD73 review

 

Optoma's HD73 is easy on the eye, with a smooth white case and brushed silver sides.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Fred Jonathan (audioenz.co.nz)

Optoma HD73

 

I have been a keen supporter of the DLP form of projection from the inception of the format. The Optoma HD73 is a native 720p projector and is a very good example of the development of the single chip form. The HD73 is based on the Texas Instruments...

The screen size is 2600x1500mm. This quite a large screen and was filled by the Optoma HD73 without problems. This size of screen would display any shortcomings from this DLP projector

Aug, 2007

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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

Optoma HD73

 

So, what we have here, is a new Optoma projector that will appeal more to those looking for a great image. I'm talking about, in the under $2000 price catagory

Excellent overall image quality for its price ; Very good black levels and shadow detail ; Very good color "out of the box" requiring only minor adjustment to be excellent color overall ; All-in-all, an excellent projector for movie purists with...

Definitely not bright - a projector for movie purists ; In brightest mode, perhaps the least bright projector around, not very suitable for use in rooms with modest ambient light ; Limited to about 100" or 106" maximum size screen with normal screens...

The bottom line, once I realized the screen size limitations I found the Optoma HD73 a pleasure to watch. It definitely had those "film-like" qualities that makes you forget you are watching a projector, and instead lets you to enjoy the movie. I think...

Mar, 2007

Highly Rated!

Expert review by: Bill Livolsi (projectorcentral.com)

Optoma HD73 Home Theater Video Projector Review

 

Last year's Optoma HD72 was a big hit among home theater enthusiasts, and it was one of our favorite models of 2006. Now Optoma has released the HD73, an updated edition of the HD72 that places a bit less emphasis on light output and more on pure...

The Optoma HD72 was an outstanding projector when it was released one year ago, and it remains a solid, competitive projector today. The HD73 isn't an upgrade or replacement for the HD72, per se, but a similar projector made for different needs and...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: 411Team Specialist (my411family.com)

Optoma HD73 Projector Review

 

The major improvements from the previous model are its 0.65" DarkChip3™ DLP® Chipset and DCDi™ interlacing and scaling by Faroudja®. DarkChip3™ allows 20 to 25% improvement in contrast ratio and by analyzing other factors in determining image quality...

Optoma HD73™ has DarkChip3™. High brightness, High contrast and advanced technologies like BrilliantColor™ technology and TrueVivid™ image processing makes it very attractive. Its street price is around $2000.00 is another main attraction. Considering...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: (e-gear.com)

Optoma HD73 Home Theater Projector: A case for 720p

 

While we've been paying an extra lot of attention to the new crop of home theater projectors sporting 1080p resolution, we don't want readers to get the impression that anything less is, well, crap. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact,...

A review of Optoma's $3,000 1080p product will be forthcoming as soon as we get one

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: darren millward (avreview.co.uk)

Well worth the money we paid

 

Not perfect, but neither am I, so I settle for what I can get for the money. This is good for the money and I know you could get it cheaper, as I have seen it - so that makes it even better value. Going from a 42 inch plasma to this HD73 was a bit...

Lots of features for tweaking the picture quality, although the HD73 worked well straight out of the box. Good contrast and sharp images through HD and Blu-ray discs. Smooth white finish very stylish design which only weighs around 5 kilos and is near...

Like all projectors, they're scared of the light and weak signal input. It took me a while before I found a decent DVD source that upscales to 1080p and even so the HD73 works better with true HD or Blu-ray discs.

May, 2007

Consumer review by: LTK (newegg.com)

Awesome

 

Do not let ambient light scare you away from this projector. I use it in a room with 3 large windows. I use those roller shades to block out most of the sun and the projector still looks awesome. I'm displaying it on a floated wall with Behr...

It's a projector! It is simply astonishing to see how people react to the size of your screen. I am at 94 in. due to room limitations, but i have no doubt this thing can go back another 10-15 ft. and still look amazing. I use it as my computer...

Like all electrical components, it's main enemy is dust, and the bulb is very sensitive to it. My lamp started flickering, i thought it was about to go, but it turns out there was a minimal amount of dust in the projector. The ceiling mount made for...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: CoSteve (newegg.com)

Wow -- Great for Price

 

I was thinking of buying a larger LCD TV. I'm rethinking this approach big time. I'm now a convert to projectors. It's like watching a movie. The screen in my basement 90-inch is so big that my 46 inch LCD looks puny.

I play this in my basement. I use it for movies and shine it on a cheap DayLite Screen to a size of 90 inch diagonally ; I run an inexpensive Blu Ray player from Panasonic (BD-35) and the picture quality is amazing ; The colors are incredible. It's...

It is not a fountain of light. I knew this before I purchased it. It needs a room without much ambient light ; Keeping the screen to under 100 inches on the diagonal offers a pretty bright and satisfying picture. If you want a bigger picture a brighter...

May, 2009
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Product Specifications

The HD73 provides outstanding performance and picture quality. It features a DarkChip3 DLP DMD chipset from Texas Instruments and a 6000: 1 contrast ratio with Optoma's proprietary ImageAI technology. Together with the latest color processing technologies, such as Texas Instruments' BrilliantColor, Optoma's proprietary TrueVivid and Faroudja's DCDi image optimization, the HD73 is able to deliver higher brightness and provide truer, more vibrant colors to the projected picture. In addition to the packed color processing technologies, the HD73 also supports dual digital inputs for multiple digital high-definition source connections. With 1300 lumens and a native 16: 10 aspect ratio, and support for 4: 3 and 16: 9, the Optoma HD73 offers digital horizontal and vertical keystone correction, and is whisper-quiet at 27dB.

Audio Output

Type:Speaker(s)

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:24.6cm/25.8cm/35.8cm
Height:11cm/9.4cm
Weight:3.1kg/3.2kg
Width:34.4cm/34.8cm

Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
Display Resolution Abbreviation:WXGA/XGA
HD Image Format:720p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1100ANSI lumens/3500ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:2200:1/6000:1
Max Image Size:7.51m / 751cm/7.7m / 770cm
Max Resolution:1024 x 768/1280 x 768
Max Screen Distance:11.9m/12m
Min Image Size:0.75m / 75cm/0.7m / 70cm
Min Screen Distance:1.2m
Native Aspect Ratio:4:3/Widescreen
Portability:Non-portable/Portable
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema/Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP Projector

Header

Compatibility:Mac / PC/PC
Manufacturer:Optoma Technology
Model:EP773/HD73
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Optoma

Lamps

Bulb power:220
Service life of lamp:3000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):2000

Lens System

Focal length range (f-f):22.2 - 26.7

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s): No

Networking

Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Dimensions (WxDxH):347 x 245 x 94
Lens focal range:2.5 - 2.8
Power requirements:100 - 240 volts 50 / 60Hz

Performance

Noise Level:29

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Consumption (Standby):13
Power consumption (typical):285

Projector

Projection distance:1.5 - 11
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1100
Projector native resolution:WXGA (1280x768)
Screen size compatibility:914.4 - 8204.2
Uniformity:90

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:2000hour(s)/3000hour(s)
Bulb type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video

Analog signal format system:PAL, SECAM

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:M-NTSC / NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-D / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM/M-NTSC / NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-D / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM B/G / SECAM D/K / SECAM K1 / SECAM L/NTSC 3.58 / NTSC 4.43 / PAL-B/G / PAL-D / PAL-H / PAL-I / PAL-M / PAL-N / SECAM
Analogue video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video/Component video / Composite video / S-Video/Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)/Digital Visual Interface (DVI) / High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:3.1