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conclusion:We like it

85

Not everyone will need a projector in their house, but if you're building a home theater room on a budget, the Optoma HD25 should be at the top of your list. In use, Digital Versus found "the Optoma HD25 gave a natural image with faithful colours." Trusted Reviews was equally impressed with the performance of the HD25, saying HD sources "look detailed and clean, and there’s impressively little judder, loss of resolution or additional noise when showing motion." You wouldn't want to rely entirely on the HD25's speakers, but in a pinch they'll do just fine as What Hi-Fi thought the "speakers sound punchy in comparison to its rivals at this price level." While it may only include two HDMI ports, the performance for the price is hard to beat.

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TrustedReviews Mar 13, 2013

Almost inevitably, given its low price, the HD25 isn’t perfect. Its minor rainbow effect and running noise issues might be an issue for some people, especially if they have to sit close to their screen and/or the projector. Overall, though, the HD25 remains comfortably talented.

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What Hi-Fi Apr 4, 2013

There’s plenty to love about the HD25: it’s an easygoing and pleasant watch with plenty of features for its affordable £800. Yes, it could do with a touch more insight, but it’s an enjoyable projector nonetheless.

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Digital Versus Apr 23, 2013

The Optoma HD25 is good value for your money. Only problem is, the BenQ W1070 is a similar device with just slightly better quality (the image is more finely tuned and it has more connectivity). The HD25 falls just short of five stars.

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Expert Reviews May 2, 2013

At a price of just under £800, the Optoma HD25 would be a fantastic projector regardless of whether it came with 3D glasses or not, but the fact that it does really gives it an edge over its competitors. It also has a massive five-year colour warranty to help give peace of mind.

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