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Opinion of bigboris - Jan 8, 2011

Optoma HD200X Projector
HD 1080 (1920x1080), 1500 ANSI Lumens,
6.4 lbs,
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by bigboris - Jan 8, 2011
Image Quality 4.0
Features 4.0
Construction 4.0
Ease of Use 5.0
Reliability 3.0
Value for Money 5.0
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Personal Experience
This is my second projector, the first one being the excellent Optoma H27, which lasted 4.5 years until the color wheel broke. I've watched about 15 bluray movies on it so far, and here are my thoughts; Positives- bright, colorful image, small attractive unit, sharp picture, 2 hdmi inputs, better throw angle than last projector, and price. Negatives- Fan noise a bit louder than my previous projector, with the added high pitched whine of the color wheel (which I couldn't hear at all on the h27, ironically), black levels are acceptable but not as good as the h27 which is disappointing, I also notice the right side of the screen is slightly brighter than the left when displaying a blank image, but I can't notice it when a movie is playing. For the price I paid I can't really complain, I just hope this one lasts longer than the last, which only went 1150 hours. For those concerned about black levels from all of the reviews, maybe they're not up to par compared to other more expensive projectors, but I've seen plasma and lcd tv's that seriously aren't any better. When viewing 16:9 content it's fine (no black bars), but you notice the gray bars with 2.35:1 content.

Sometimes when the projector is turned on it displays a green and purple image, I've heard it's an hdmi input issue. You just press the hdmi button and it corrects it.

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