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Optoma H55 User Reviews

Optoma H55 Projector

Optoma H55

XGA (1024x768), 1000 ANSI Lumens,
6.4 lbs, $3,995 (MSRP)
View Specs
4.6 out of 5
10 User Ratings
Image Quality 4.8
Features 4.5
Construction 4.5
Ease of Use 4.7
Reliability 4.4
Value for Money 4.6

User Reviews

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Review by Dave

love the picture and projector is very quiet.

Any Problems: I have had problems that have required sending the projector back 4 times in 4 years. their customer service is unresponsive and they take their sweet time on repairs (to the point I felt my only option was to purchase their gold service which was only available the first year). Now every once in a while it goes out completely and I have to shake it (not kidding) to get it to work again.

Review by Bob

I have had this machine for almost two years, it is terrific.

Any Problems: Lately, the fan has been making a horrible whirring noise, I am about to send it back for repairs.

Review by Von

Overall I'm very pleased with video capabilities of this unit. At the beginning I was totally blown away, but this was, in part, due to the fact that this was my first foray into video projection and up until last September my viewing experience had been TV only. I did extensive research and demoing to find the right unit and still today believe the H55 is excellent value for money (especially as you can now get one for little over $3.000). However, now that I have become accustomed to the better picture there are some areas I would like to see improved. I am not totally satisfied with colour reproduction as I find the unit struggles with reds. They look over exposed and tend to fuzz at the edges. I also find that the H55 suffers with high motion action scenes. The blacks tend to pixel. I'm using a Pioneer 737 DVD player connected via component with an 8m Silver Serpent Better Cables, so the kit's up to the task. I'm waiting to take possession of my new Stewart Firehawk screen, and am sure this will enhance viewing experience, but I'm sure it will not solve my issues.

Any Problems: I have had a pixel burn out right in the centre of the image. It's impossible to watch a movie without being drawn to this horrible bright white spot in the middle. I sent the unit away to be repaired 3 months ago and it has still not been returned.

Review by Glenn

I have the Boxlight Home Cinema 17SF, which is the samer as the H55. It has a Very, very nice picture and I'm just projecting on my family room wall until my screen shows up. I paid $5,200.00 CDN (3,330.00 US)great price for a great projector.

Any Problems: None

Review by Keith

OPTOMA H50 (can only see the H55) I would just like to say that having spent the past 8 months looking at projectors (LCD,DLP)i've settled for the Optoma H50. I compaired this machine against the Sanyo PLV30 and the Panasonic 100. If I had not seen a DLP i would have purchased the Sanyo but the H50 just blew the others away. Colours are far,far better and there was no "chiken wire" effect found on the other two units. The review in Home Cinema Choice spot on. I can't say enough about the H50, it's the best £2500 that i've spent. WELL DONE OPTOMA!!

Any Problems: None

Review by user

This is the best for the money you can get now ! Brilliant picture, very compact, silent and very easy to use. Using a simple gray paper screen with black framing, costs nothing but delivers a great result ! My video source is component video and PC.

Any Problems: No problems, perfect out of the box !!!

Review by Dr. Rob

Excellent picture quality with DVD!!

Any Problems: None.

Review by albird

We have had this projector for about a month and it is the best we've seen. We tried out a Sharp LCD projector for three weeks prior to buying the H55. There was no comparison in the contrast and sharpness, even on a blank wall. We love the Optoma.

Any Problems: The only issue we have is that the reported bulb hours is about half of the actual hours that we have logged. I have reported this to Optoma. We also have the latest firmware.

Review by Nelo

Excelent it's a really monster!!! Congratulations

Review by The Webman

This projector is an excellent piece for both home theater and presentation work. For home theater, the color reproduction and high contrast makes this a pure winner. DVD (both interlace and progressive) work flawlessly. On the computer side, the image looks phenominal with its contrast really showing off. Very easy switch between 16:9 and 4:3 images. This is definitely the best DLP in its price class. Digital and analog inputs give much versatility to this projector.