The Optoma HD30: A great value projector

The Optoma HD30 is a 1080p home cinema projector that offers extraordinary picture quality for less than £1,000. However, for those who enjoy exploring new features and gadgets, it also boasts a number of impressive quirks.

The projector is designed more for home décor than the office. The white glossy cabinet offers just the right amount of elegance for the coffee table and it too lends itself to being mounted on the ceiling, thanks to the projector's compact style.

It has also been designed for simple setup. It comes with both vertical and horizontal image shift in order for it to be best positioned on an empty space on the wall, as well as vertical keystone correction should it be required.

The projector screen offers a dazzling range of colours as a result of TI's BriliantColor Processing. This breathes new life into primary colours and looks fantastic with in-your-face animation and games. If it's a bit too much for the user, there is even an option to employ customised colours.

Presets cover all bases: User, Bright, Photo, Reference and Cinema. There may be a lack of high frame-rate interpolation but with minimal panning judder, it is barely noticeable so users can enjoy a sensational filmic quality when watching their favourite Blu-ray movies.

The HD30 adds just the right mood for a movie but equally, it delivers a jaw-dropping presentation of the latest in games consoles so no matter the format, it is a visual treat in no short measure.

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