10 Best Optoma HD27 3D Projector Sale On Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2021
Just as Optoma has gained fame because of its no-frills design, it’s also perfectly known to make incredibly bright, colorful projectors that will set you back a budget in comparison to many others in the same space with competing display quality.
Far away of 10ft in near-total darkness with the projector set to its preset “Bright mode”, we recorded a rating of 2,311 lux in the center of the image, with a variable rate of just one 1,550 – 1,830 lux around the corners. Far away of 5ft this stat jumped considerably to create an all time record, with 5,431 lux in the center of the image, and 3,861 at the outermost corners.
For a sub $700 projector, the display quality on the HD27 was about as effective as it gets in this tier. Thanks in due part to the inclusion of the Rec.709 cinematic color spec, the Optoma HD27 produces rich, vibrant, and expertly textured image quality that easily rivals projectors twice the price or more.
The HD27 probably won’t be the projector you’d want if you’re a hardcore PC gamer. Despite the fact that these Rec.709 color really helped a number of the content we played shine, the response times and 60Hz limiter managed to get difficult to maintain the pace with this on-screen enemies during online multiplayer matches. Single-player response times were somewhat better though, and if you’re gaming on a console alone, the 60Hz refresh rate still matches up correctly with the max spec of the Xbox One and PS4 just fine (60FPS).
3D performance on the HD27 was fine, however the locked 60Hz refresh rate designed for some quick nausea whenever we were watching an action scene in Guardians of the Galaxy. In the event that you do a large amount of 3D watching, you’re better off with the HD142X because of its 144Hz refresh overclock option.
Noise and Heat
The HD27 didn’t run too loudly whenever we had it performing at max spec, increasing the ambient noise level inside our room from 39.1 dB to 45.4 dB. Heat coming off the machine itself was another issue though, with the top of unit averaging 128 degrees as the temperature from the vent itself maxed at an impressive 165 degrees.
In true Optoma fashion, as the 10W onboard mono speaker that comes stock with the HD27 was plenty loud enough to fill the room with out a problem…boy, achieved it sound terrible. Anything with the slightest amount of bass caused the complete unit to garble up and shake, while any highs or mids with some treble would send your eardrums running for the hills.