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The Optoma HD27 is an advanced 1080p Home Theater Projector sporting 3200 lumens, 1920x1080 Full HD Resolution, 1.1x Zoom, sRGB support, and 25000:1 contrast ratio. The HD27 is the ultimate Home Theater Projector for watching HDTV programming, latest Blu-ray movie releases, and major sporting events. The HD27 is the ideal projector for gamers who prefer big screen gaming. Whether you play with Xbox One, PS4, or your personal computer, you'll be impressed with the HD27's advanced optical lens, sharp 1080p graphics, and vivid blacks that produce highly detailed graphics, deep shadows, and astonishing textures. Video and photography enthusiasts can use the HD27's sRGB color space to produce rich, accurate color based on the primaries of Rec.709b HDTV specification when used with any sRGB-compatible device including both PC's and Mac's. HD27 is MHL v1.2-compliant which allows MHL devices such as Optoma’s HD Cast Pro, Roku Streaming Stick and Smart Phones to connect directly to the projector without the need for an external power source to playback music and video, view pictures and share web pages and other user-generated digital media content with family and friends.
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56 of 58 people found the following review helpful.
Best Movie Theater Experience for your Buck!
By M. McAllister
I was leaning towards my next TV being UHD/4K, in the 70-90" range, but every time I looked around at the HDR/Dolby vision capable ones, OLEDs from LG, SUHD from Samsung and Sony models, I suffered severe sticker shock at the $2000-$7000+ prices! Then I got to thinking what the movie theater experience is really about, and that is presence/size! The theater is an experience because of the larger than life size with great sound and clear picture. That returned my thinking to front projection screens on 100 inches or more! While the UHD/4k/HDR flat panel TVs will give you the best contrast, blacks and detail, for the price, they will never offer the same return on investment as this Optoma HD27 on my 120" screen that I ended up going with!
This isn't my first projector. I had one of the earlier 720P Panasonic 3-LCD projectors about 10 years ago (2006), which at the time, was one of the most popular home theater projectors, going for $1500-$2000 range. The contrast ratio of that coveted model was only about 5500! Now we have these 1080P DLP models with 25,000 contrast ratios at amazing low prices! Coming from that previous projector to this one, the higher 1080P resolution, colors, and contrast ratio is more than enough to keep me happy. Unless you are sitting less than 6 feet from the screen, you won't miss the detail that a 4K version offers.
My previous TV purchase was in 2009 for a Samsung 1080P Plasma flat screen. At that time, plasmas offered the best image quality, color, and contrast ratios. I spent a lot of time researching then as I did now, but spent less than half what I did on that still amazing plasma screen (still in use in my gaming room). $1400 then for 50 inches, vs $599 now for 120"?! No contest. And the 400% bigger screen offers more perceived detail because of how much more field of vision is movie screen than before, with comparable looking contrast and dark scene detail.
Out of the box, I set my picture mode to Reference, which looked more accurate, less warm than Cinema. I also set the Lamp mode to Eco, for longer lamp life, and better blacks. I tried the Dynamic Black mode, but thought it was too bright for my room haha! I used the Test Grids in the menu to center the image on my screen and dial in the focus. The Magenta Grid is easiest on your eyes for focusing.
We've now racked up over 60 hours with many blurays and Xbox 360 gaming sessions and are continually stunned at the quality for the price of entry! We keep commenting on how glad we are that we went for the BIG movie experience at 120 inches with this amazingly affordable and quality projector, instead of a much costlier UHD-4K tv offering at nearly 1/4 the screen area/size. Now, when I play 4-way split screen multiplayer with my kids on our gaming consoles, each of us enjoy a 60 inch screen to ourselves! A 70 inch TV would only give us each a meager 35 inches... The 8,000 hour lamp life on Eco mode is great for confidence that you can watch casual TV, movies, and gaming without increasing your operating cost by much. Even if you used this projector 3 hours per day, that's still 7+ years of bulb life! Also, not being 3-LCD chip, there are no filters to clean, so less time trying to remember to climb up to the projector, carefully remove the filter, clean it, and reinsert...
The only "con" I will mention is that yes, this DLP chip has a white section, which means whites can be much brighter than colored portions. If you get picky and pay attention, it may bother you. On the other hand, it does give the perception of even higher contrast ratios...
For an affordable ceiling mount, I went with this low profile mount: STR-MOUNTSB Silver Ticket Products LCD/DLP Low Profile Universal Projector Mount (3" Low Profile)
I also bought a 120" screen here that I'm not so thrilled about (see review there):Elite Screens Manual, 120-inch 16:9, Pull Down Projection Manual Projector Screen with Auto Lock, M120UWH2
So enough of my babbling, take a look at my pics for the real confirmation that this Optoma HD27 will make most theater enthusiasts happy!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
By aditya bajaj
The product is great but I started to notice green lines on the pictures intermittently so I returned this. Attached a second picture with green lines on picture.
GENERIC "PROJECTOR AS HOME TV" PERSONAL THOUGHT:
I am not buying ANY projector anymore because I learned: projectors consume more electricity, need more maintenance than led tvs, and can be a headache with yearly maintenance cost-issues with fan, lamp, etc. Plus you need separate sound system and other arrangements. However, where projectors are must like office, outdoor, etc. it makes more sense to buy for those reasons but not for home tv in my current opinion. Most advanced tvs of 60-70 inches come for around the same price with great picture quality and inbuilt high quality sound. I already have one but I wanted to try the projector and my tv won! (Third picture attached). Bigger screens through projector was definitely fun but I think not worth the cost to nature, maintenance headache and so on.
Arrived in less than 24hours (Amazon continues to wow me) and took 5 mins to setup and the quality is so freaking good. The only thing not good is that the speakers are like those from the Auto rickshaws in mumbai. Luckily I had a backup woofer sound system and have it installed in no time. Will update on this once some time passes by. But it's great so far.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Was satisfied til day 92
By P E
Update: 92 days (2 days past the lamp warranty) the lamp goes out and the projector shuts off. I managed to turn it back on (although the bulb seems much more dim now) and check the menu for lamp life information only to discover I have on 116 hrs of Eco lamp life. And 0 hrs of brightness. With it being set at Eco 100% of the time There is no way I managed to use 8000 lamp hours in 3 months. It only comes on once a week for a max of two hours. And some weeks it doesn't come on at all. They know how to stick it to you. I guess if I have to replace the $179-295 bulb every 3 months it will be much more costly than the most expensive projector or big screen tv in the long run. Ehhh..,not sure this was the best choice. Highly disappointed! The picture quality of course has diminished slightly because the dimness of the bulb. But hey, you get what you pay for and I guess I should have paid for a more expensive projector with a better quality bulb life. this is my first projector. Maybe someone can tell me if this is normal for this projectors bulb life Even though the specs reading 8000 hours.
choosing a projector from the many choices on the market took some time. But yesterday I finally decided on this one and so far I'm glad I did. Just received it today. It took less than 10 mins to setup, including connecting all devices, without reading the manual. I don't have a screen for indoors, so this is it being displayed on a dark wall. So I can only imagine how bright it would be on a screen. It really impressed all of us. I connected a laptop, roku, a speaker successfully.m