• Optoma HD20
78
Based on 25 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    10
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • High brightness.
  • Good color.
  • Lots of connections.

Cons:

  • Blacks could be darker.
  • Placement in a room can be difficult.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Home Theater on -

Excellent detail & color via HDMI , Poor blacks & shadow detail , No lens shift , Excellent user interface In some respects, the Optoma HD20 is an exceptional value, providing a razor-sharp 1080p image for just about as little money as any projector...

By ConsumerSearch on -

The Optoma HD20 is among the least expensive 1080p projectors available, and reviews thus far say it is more capable than similarly priced projectors, such as the Vivitek H1080FD (*Est. $800). Picture quality is good, with terrific colors right out of...

By ConsumerSearch on -

The Optoma HD20 is one of a small group of projectors selling at about $1,000, and reviews say it clearly beats the competition. Blacks won't be as good as what's found on more expensive projectors, but they aren't bad, and colors are...

By Projector Reviews on 50

Following their success in the High def market Optoma have released the HD20 to target the emerging budget Full HD market. this unit is stripped down to fit a price but still boasts a few good features and of course the ever important 1920 x 1080...

By Big Picture Big Sound on 75

For $999, Optoma's HD20 represents a giant leap forward in home theater projector value. Although its blacks could be blacker, lens shift is unavailable and you're apt to notice a few jaggies here and there on standard def content, the HD20...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 75

If you want a quality home theater projector from a high-end company this is for...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 100

Affordable 1080p projector...

By AVRev on -

The Optoma HD20 isn’t without fault. If you are a stickler on black levels and have a hyper sensitivity to color rainbows, the HD20 may not be the projector you are looking for. That being said, the Optoma HD20 packs a serious punch! You are...

By CNET Asia on 80

Value for money, compact dimensions and easy to get up and running out-of-the-box, there's a lot to like about the Optoma HD20....

By Audioholics on -

We can't stress enough that the price of this 1080p projector is just amazing. For under a grand you have the ability to get a great big picture for less than the price of a flatscreen at one quarter the size. While it isn't the only sub-$1k...

By PC Authority on 83

Size doesn't matter: this diminutive Optoma just about keeps in touch with the big boys...

By Home Theater HiFi on -

One of the difficulties in writing a series about affordable front projectors is deciding what constitutes “affordable.” A few years ago, that would have meant anything under $5,000 for a 1080p projector. But advances in technology,...

By PCMag Mideast on -

Video review: The Optoma HD20 is what you’d have to call—and this is no exaggeration—a game changer.It brings 1080p projectors to a new level of affordability and it also happens to project a high-quality image, which doesn’t...

By AVReview on 80

On the downside, as well as the build quality issues raised earlier, the HD20's images can judder quite a bit during camera pans, and there's definitely evidence, again, of the dreaded rainbow effect. Though this is markedly less pronounced than...

By PCMag Mideast on 80

The Optoma HD20 is what you’d have to call—and this is no exaggeration—a game changer. It brings 1080p projectors to a new level of affordability and it also happens to project a high-quality image, which doesn’t hurt at all. The...

By About.com on 80

At an MSRP of $999 the Optoma HD20 DLP Projector is a great value. With its stylish design this projector is compatible with almost any decor. With its native 1920x1080 (1080p) native pixel resolution and it 1,700 lumen output capability, the video...

By Home Theater Review on 70

Optoma has provided consumers with the ability to obtain a very large and satisfactory picture that will provide a real movie theater experience for the same amount of money that previously would have only allowed the purchase of a mid-range...

By RegHardware on 85

As a budget projector, the HD20 is not without compromises. Setup options are a little limited: There’s no optical lens shift or keystone correction and certainly no motorised zoom or focus. Most of these features can be had on competing...

By Stuff.tv on 80

It’s ugly and a little flawed, but the HD20 produces by far the best picture we’ve seen at this price point...

By TechRadar on 80

A Full HD projector with native 1080p resolution is the ultimate prize for home cinema enthusiasts. And now you can pick one up for less than £900, thanks to the new abundance of Texas Instruments' precious hi-def DLP chipsets, and some...