Optoma http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/reviews en-GB Optoma Pico PK301 http://www.stuff.tv/optoma-pico-pk301/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Optoma’s latest Pico has arrived to deliver a much-needed performance boost the pocket projector scene. Does it succeed? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1600" height="1600" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/PK301_7_1600x1600.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="874" height="560" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OPTOMA-PICO-PK301.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="542" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Optomapk301.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Around this time last year, we went walkabout with the first truly pocket-sized projector: <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Optoma-Pico-PK101-review/" target="_blank">Optoma’s PK101</a>. And frankly, once we’d seen past the allure of its design, we were underwhelmed. The thing just didn’t chuck out enough light to actually do anything useful.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A vast improvement on its predecessor and still charmingly small, but a lack of brightness means it’s still restricted to a life in dark rooms </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/optoma-pico-pk301 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/optoma-pico-pk301/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/optoma-pico-pk301/review#comments Geek accessories Optoma Pico PK301 Sun, 01 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14858 at http://www.stuff.tv Optoma HD20 http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-hd20/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looking for a good quality, Full HD DLP projector for under a grand? Optoma might just have made your match </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="453" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OptimaHD20back.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="632" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/OptimaHD20front.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most projectors coming in under £1,000 really don’t cut the home cinema mustard. They’re usually PC data projectors, which have little truck with those key home cinema traits of contrast and accurate video colours.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £900.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s ugly and a little flawed, but the HD20 produces by far the best picture we’ve seen at this price point </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/optoma-hd20 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-hd20/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-hd20/review#comments HD20 Optoma Projectors Thu, 26 Nov 2009 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13695 at http://www.stuff.tv Optoma GameTime GT-7000 http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-gametime-gt-7000/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An HD-ready DLP projector costing just £550 really should be rubbish. But this gaming-focused model performs well beyond its price tag </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="379" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/9670-front.jpg?1364299554" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Most really, really cheap – as in, under £700 – projectors are designed for a life of Powerpoint presentations or school classrooms, and are often terrible at playing films. </p> <p>Inevitably, then, the home cinema buff in us wasn’t expecting much from Optoma’s £550 GameTime GT-7000 – especially as the GameTime bit of its name immediately suggests an exclusive console game focus. </p> <p>But a few movies down the line, we’ve actually come away from the GT-7000 feeling quietly impressed. </p> <p><strong>Breaking the sound barrier</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £550.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Inevitably flawed given the cost, but offers a surprisingly solid film performance and more than you’ve any right to expect for the money </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/optoma-gametime-gt-7000 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-gametime-gt-7000/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-gametime-gt-7000/review#comments GameTime GT-7000 Optoma Projectors Fri, 24 Jul 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12856 at http://www.stuff.tv Optoma Pico PK101 http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-pico-pk101/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A surprisingly affordable DLP video and data projector that fits in your pocket. Even if you’re wearing particularly tight jeans </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="922" height="915" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/400_30_Optoma-Pico-PK101-Pocket-Projector-portable-video-projectors-for-your-latest-PowerPoint-presentation.jpg?1364299554" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Being small isn’t generally much fun for us humans&nbsp;– just ask Napoleon. But when it comes to technology, smaller is almost always deemed to be better – or, at least, more desirable. </p> <p>Using this theory, you’d expect Optoma’s Pico PK101 pocket-sized projector to be very desirable indeed. Sadly, it isn’t. </p> <p><strong>Composite or bust</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £240.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">4 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It looks the part, but the Pico PK101’s devastating lack of brightness frequently renders it all but unusable </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/optoma-pico-pk101 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-pico-pk101/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-pico-pk101/review#comments Geek accessories Optoma Pico PK101 Fri, 17 Jul 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12793 at http://www.stuff.tv Optoma DV10 http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-dv10/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Optoma DV10 produces images filled with detail, solid black reproduction and is devoid of noise such as visible pixels </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="907" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/DV10ouvert_TG_1.jpg?1364300960" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Optoma’s a bigwig in projector land, so we had high hopes for this DVD-packing flagship. A smart, compact design – right the way down to the handsome remote – did nothing to dispel them.</p> <p>There’s one reason why you should buy this projector: the awesome images. They’re filled with detail, boast solid black reproduction and are devoid of noise such as visible pixels. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £850.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> If you want to get a 200in tall version of War Of The Worlds in your living room, you can’t get easier, better or more value-packed than this </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/optoma-dv10 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-dv10/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/optoma/optoma-dv10/review#comments DV10 Optoma Projectors Mon, 11 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 140 at http://www.stuff.tv