Best Optoma HD27 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals & Sales 2021

Cousin of the Optoma HD142X , the HD27 projector can boast of delivering an image almost as beautiful as that of the BenQ W1070 + and W1090 while being quieter.

Presentation

The Optoma HD27 has the same DLP Dark Chip 3 chip as the BenQ models, which allows it to display a Full HD image (1,920 x 1,080 px). The manufacturer announces a brightness of 3,200 lumens, a native contrast of 25,000: 1, an operating noise of 26 dB (A) and support for 3D DLP Link and 3D RF. The lamp is promised for 5,000 hours in standard mode and 6,000 hours in economy mode.

With a sale price of around 700 €, the Optoma HD27 is in direct competition with the famous BenQ W1070 +  and  W1090  displayed at the same price.

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1. Optoma HD27HDR 1080p 4K HDR Ready Home Theater Projector for Gaming and Movies, 120Hz Support and HDMI 2.0, White

2. Optoma S343 SVGA DLP Professional Projector | Bright 3600 Lumens | Business Presentations. Classrooms, or Home | 15,000 Hour lamp Life | Speaker Built in | Portable Size

3. Optoma GT1080Darbee Short Throw Projector for Gaming, Movies and Sports. 3000 Lumens, Low Input Lag of 16ms, 3D, Darbee Technology for Sharper Image

4. Optoma UHD50 True 4K Ultra High Definition DLP Home Theater Projector for Entertainment and Movies with HDMI 2.0, HDCP 2.2 and HDR Technology

5. Optoma HD39HDR High Brightness HDR Home Theater Projector | 120Hz Refresh Rate | 4000 lumens. Fast 8.4ms Response time with 120Hz | Easy Setup with 1.3X Zoom | 4K Input | Quiet Operation 26dB

2D image quality

This Optoma HD27 video projector is equipped with a 1.1x optical zoom which allows you to project an image between 1.8 and 2 meters basic with a distance of 3 meters. Our measurements are taken at 3 meters in order to obtain an image of 2 meters base. This video projector does not have a lens-shift and it is therefore impossible to vary the position of the image without distorting it a minimum. It is of course possible to modify the horizontal and vertical trapezoid to compensate for the deformation, but at the cost of a slightly less sharp image; the correction then being software.

After some manual adjustments, it is possible to obtain a faithful image. To do this, you must as often opt for Cinema mode and then set the Brilliant Color to 1 . The average Delta E (difference between the expected colors and the displayed colors) is then measured at 3.1 – the human eye does not perceive any difference below 3. The color drift is therefore practically invisible, except perhaps at level of red, yellow and green, but overall the rendering is satisfactory.

Once set to 2.2, the gamma is almost perfect. The mean is ideal (2.2) and the curve is sufficiently stable over the entire spectrum. There is just a slight stall on the very dark grays which are slightly overexposed.

The temperature is simply perfect. The curve is stable over the entire spectrum with an average of 6,570 K in line with the reference value (6,500 K).

3D image quality

The Texas Instruments Dark Chip 3 chip makes the Optoma HD27 projector compatible with the DLP-Link 144 Hz. Synchronization is done optically by inserting red flashes into the film, invisible to the viewer. The Optoma is also compatible with the Optoma ZF2300 3D RF kit. Synchronization is no longer via the insertion of red flashes, but via a radio signal. The overall rendering is still as good and the brightness is slightly better. Thanks to the very rapid oscillation of micro-mirrors (144 times per second),  crosstalk (doubling of images) is generally absent. In addition, the depth effect is very well restored, but the gushing is a little less present. The 3D experience is a real success.

Functions and ergonomics

This projector measures 29.8 x 23 x 9.7 cm for a weight of 2.38 kg, fairly compact dimensions for a home cinema model . The white plastic is of good quality and remains very sober. Around the optics, the ring allows the focusing while we find the infrared receiver right next to it.

On the top, there is therefore the zoom setting (1.1x) near the optics; at the back, the buttons that allow you to access the various settings, correct the vertical keystone, change the source and, of course, turn on the projector.

At the rear, the connection offers two HDMI inputs, including an MHL compatible, a USB port, a connector for the 3D RF kit, an audio output and a 12 V output (to manage a motorized screen, for example). The HD27 also has a 10 W speaker which offers a fairly clear sound, but which does not replace a pair of speakers or a good home cinema kit .

The supplied remote control is very complete and allows direct access to almost all the functions of the video projector: each source is presented independently, the keystone correction, 3D activation, the choice of light power, brightness, contrast , etc. The interface is classic, but sometimes lacks clarity in the settings. You often have to look in a submenu to find the desired function. Finally, this remote control is backlit; a real plus for home cinema use .

Consumption and noise level

The Optoma HD27 consumes only 230 W in normal mode; it is much less than the BenQ W1070 + (280 W), and even lower than the consumption of the W1090 (256 W). In Eco mode, consumption drops to 190 W. The deviation is minimal compared to the W1090 (203 W). In terms of noise, this Optoma is discreet in eco mode (36.8 dB (A)) and is content with 39 dB (A) in normal mode. This model is quieter than the W1090 and clearly marks its difference on this point.

CONCLUSION

The Optoma HD27 video projector is a serious alternative to the BenQ W1070 + and W1090 models which have been checking our comparison for several months. If it cannot claim a fifth star because of a lower contrast and a slightly less precise colorimetry, it remains very interesting, in particular for its silence in operation and its reduced consumption.

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