Let’s take a look at older Optoma projectors before reviewing the current model lineup.
Optoma HD20 Projector brings movie, video or image viewing experience to new heights thanks to its enhanced features.
You will be able to bring this projector wherever you go because of its new compact design and lightweight – 6.2 lbs to be exact.
The HD 20 is considered to be one of the best stereopticons today because of its 1080p resolution which is responsible for showing exceptionally bright and sharp images and videos.
Its 1080p resolution allows the HD20 to produce superior image quality and color saturation to ensure the viewers can truly enjoy what they see on their screen.
Because it also features 1700 ANSI Lumens, you can have lifelike images that measure up to 300 diagonal inches. The said feature also enables viewers to read texts clearly even when in bright rooms.
You will be able to watch videos or see content from almost any memory device as it is compatible with different formats such as VGA, UXGA, XGA, WXGA, Mac, and PC.
Video inputs and video formats including HDTV, EDTV, SDTV, PAL, and NTSC are also supported by the HD20.
A great feature that people will definitely like about the unit is its ability to cut maintenance costs considerably.
Using filters on projectors can be expensive as you will have to keep on replacing it, but just like all models from this manufacturer, the HD20 does not require a filter for it to operate.
Instead, the HD20 uses a lamp which is built to work for 4000 hours in standard mode and 3000 hours in bright mode.
Although beamers from this brand are a bit cheaper than other similar products on the market, you can rely on it to provide clear and high-quality videos and images.
Aside from that, you will also be spared high maintenance costs because of its energy efficient design and features.
Optoma HD66 3D Projector is a breathtaking and bold 3D home beamer that provides beautiful widescreen viewing.
The HD66 makes sure that you can enjoy your viewing experience to the fullest as it has a native 720P widescreen resolution.
It can produce crisp and bright images thanks to its 2500 Lumens.
Because HD66 DLP beamer is 3D ready, it is poised to provide new and exciting gaming and movie experiences to viewers while in the comfort of their home.
Optoma Lumens 4000 can project 3D content in both XGA (1024 x 768) and SVGA (800 x 600) resolution. For 3D viewing, a 3D content, 3D source and 3D glasses are required.
This 3D Ready Home Theater beamer produces accurate and vibrant colors on your screen as it has the state-of-the-art DLP technology.
The magic lantern features multi-color processing thanks to DLP by Texas Instruments with BrilliantColor technology.
The HD66 has a 5-segment color wheel coated with an advanced material to ensure superb color saturation. The DLP device also features incredibly high native contrast ratios.
You can be sure that the beamer has low operating costs thanks to its filter-free design that enables you to have long lamp life. Having dirty filters can impact a beamer’s lamp life and can cause failure early on, but the HD66 has been designed to operate without filters.
Aside from keeping maintenance costs low, it also allows this beamer to demonstrate a consistent performance.
Many people who have tried using this gadget have said that the set-up is easy. They have also said that they are impressed at how clear and beautiful the images are. It is reasonably priced as well.
The Optoma HD66 Projector’s package includes once composite video cable, one lens cap, one A/C power cord, a multilingual CD-ROM user’s manual, a quick-start card, remote control with batteries and a warranty card.
Mini Projector PK301
PK301 Pico Pocket Projector is a great portable gadget that allows you to share high-quality images and videos with your friends, family members and customer anywhere you go.
This stereopticon is so small you can put it on the palm of your hand.
It might be too heavy to fit comfortably in your pocket, but you can put it any notebook case or sleeve.
The PK301’s compact design means you can take it with you when you travel and truly enjoy its amazing visual and audio features.
Optoma PK 301 is a lightweight, palm-sized and rechargeable pocket beamer which you can bring with you wherever you are to share photos, videos, and graphics to other people.
This projector provides users with excellent image and sound quality so that they will be able to enjoy their viewing experience truly.
- exceptional portability – it is small, lightweight, and rechargeable which means it can work from the built-in battery for up to 90 minutes (in Eco mode)
- built-in microSD slot allows you to use microSD cards with a capacity of up to 32 GB
- the image size of up to 120″ diagonal
- a long life of LED light source which lasts typically over 20,000 hours
- expansion possibilities – a variety of I/O ports, including USB, VGA, HDMI, and video allow connecting many analog and digital devices
Because it can support various content format such as microSD slot card, video, HDMI and VGA, users will be able to take advantage of unlimited playback.
The PK301 can connect to different computer gadgets and devices as it comes with various I/O ports.
In fact, the Optoma Pico Projector package includes an iPod kit so you can easily connect your iPod to it and share information that is stored in it as well as a USB adapter so you can show its content.
If you will be using your unit to watch a film, it is advisable to keep an extended battery pack handy.
The power of a single battery may not be enough for it and charging it while it is in use may not be efficient.
Although the Pico Pocket Projector is small, you can be sure of its quality as well as longevity as it can be placed inside a sturdy and compact casing.
There are few accessories you should consider buying as soon as you get your PK301. First, 2 accessories that are usually purchased together with Optoma PK301 are the remote controller and a tripod.
Remote does not require explanation – it is excellent for convenient control of your device. I believe it should be included with the unit as using PK301 without a remote can be quite awkward.
A tripod is required for precise positioning and improved cooling. If you set up PK301 on a flat surface, it may overheat during prolonged use, so it is suggested to use a tripod to elevate the device. These tripods can also be used with digital cameras.
I am researching several new models from this brand. Check-in in a couple of weeks, and you will see few more reviews of these models:
- HD143X (vs HD142X)
I will also review the best projector screen for Optoma HD20, HD33, and other latest models, and the best ceiling and wall mounts.