Summary: I purchased this in Jan of 2011... used it as my main TV at home... recently, I stated to see a couple of black and white specks on the image... I thought it was dirt... boy was I wrong... turns out the dmd chip needs replacement... the part alone costs 330.00.... I am soooo disgusted with this whole ordeal... Ill never purchase an Optoma again... no warranty to cover this!!! BUYER BEWARE!!
HD20 is Great Replacement for Workhorse HD30/HD31 projectors.
8 December 2013
Summary: - Why you bought it? The purchase of the HD20 was to replace an aging HD30/HD31 pair in service since 2005. - What you like most about it? Everything about the HD20 is an improvement over its predecessors. The Picture is definitely sharper AND brighter. The "screen door" effect reveals smaller "screen door pattern" than the HD3x series. And, this machine is quieter. - What you dislike about it?
Summary: I have owned this Projector for 2 years and have managed to rack up almost 7000 hours on the original lamp in eco mode. While the dark scenes can be overly dark it don't impact viewing of any normal or bright scenes. I love watching a high bit rate blu-ray on this. Even 720p sources such as those downloaded from amazon look great on this. Outside of the dark scenes the picture is great and I really enjoy watching on a 92" screen and hope to go bigger some day.
Pros: Cheap compared to a much smaller lcd tv, easy to take outside for some backyard viewing
Cons: Dark scenes are too dark even in a perfectly dark room, Fan is noisy in normal lamp mode
Summary: I purchased one recently because the first one I bought lasted for 3 years. Apparently they must be building these cheaper because the one I received crapped out in 3 weeks. It sounded like the fan or the color wheel was constantly spinning and making loud grinding noises. So loud that I couldn't hear the movies. Luckily it was within Amazons return policy. Amazon customer service was great to work with BTW.
Great projector, full HD, very bright and clear picture,
8 April 2013
Summary: I bought this projector because of the relatively cheap price, and good reviews. So far the experience has been very rewarding - a bright and clear picture, and low noise levels. The picture is a little out of focus in the corners of the screen, but this may be because of my wall.
Summary: This thing is awsome !!! crystal clear !!! you can take any hdtv and shove it up your butt. all my friends are so jealous they paid between 1500 and 3000 for there tvs that are from 47in to 60in and mine is 10ft by 6ft and even looks better than theres. you have to get one its worth every penny.....
Summary: Personal Experience I bought my Optoma HD20 in 2011. Before i bought this projector i computed the distance from screen to ceiling. my screen is 100"" and is located in my living room. I installed first the projector mount holder even before the projector arrived. I put an additional manual adjustment for the mount in the horizontal, vertical, forward, backward and the tilt. So when i installed the projector i did not encountered major problem in the image adjustment.
Summary: I've owned this projector for about a year and a half and have been pleased with the picture quality. However, I've had to send it in twice already for repairs. The first repair was necessary after about six months of use (the projector is only used 2-3 time per week for a couple hours each time) and turned out to be a bad circuit/mother board. Another repair for the exact same issue was required after another nine months and was not covered under warranty.
Summary: I had this for 1 year and 4 months now. Everything was fine until today. Heard a pop, and a hissing sound. There was still a picture, but in black & white and all out of focus. I replaced the bulb anyway, but that wasn't the problem. It was still the same after bulb was changed. Must have blown the DLP circuitry. I can here parts rattling around inside the case. I'll be checking projectors from a different manufacturer.