Optoma H27 – Overview-2 Posted on October 16, 2013 By Art Feierman 1. Optoma H27 – Overview2. Optoma H27 – Overview-23. Optoma H27 – Image Quality4. Optoma H27 – Image Quality-25. Optoma H27 – General Performance6. Optoma H27 – General Performance-27. Optoma H27 – General Performance-38. Optoma H27 – Setup9. Optoma H27 Warranty10. Optoma H27: Summary, Pros, Cons11. Optoma H27 Projector Specifications There is a drop down foot, with the release for it, located bottom center. An Infra-red sensor for the remote is also found on the front. Offset to the left (facing the projector) is the lens, a manual zoom affair, with a zoom ratio of 1.2:1 (20% adjustment range). The lens itself is fairly long throw, so you may find that it will work shelf mounted in the back of the room. If you have a 100″ screen, you can place the Optoma H27 projector as close to the screen as 13.6 feet and as far back as 16.4 feet (measured from the front of the lens). To focus the lens, just adjust the lens barrel. To zoom in or zoom out, there is a slide on the top of this projector – just back from the front, above the lens. Should you need to place the projector closer, there is a wide angle lens adapter that shortens the throw distance by 20% (you can place the projector 20% closer). Click to enlarge. SO close There is a nicely laid out control panel on the top of the projector, with the arrow keys doing dual role. When you press Menu, the arrow keys control navigation. When menu is not pressed, the up and down arrows control keystone correction (which you want to avoid using if at all possible), the left arrow selects source, and the right one – Auto image mode. Click Image to EnlargeClick to enlarge. SO close The power cord plugs into the left side (looking from the front) and all the rest of the action is in the back. On the back panel you will find a second infra-red sensor for the remote, and plenty of inputs. From left (looking from the back) to right – there is an RS-232 serial port for controlling the projector from a PC. Moving to the right – three RCA jacks color coded green, blue and red, for component video input, then, an RCA jack (yellow) for composite input, an S-video input, and a multipurpose HD15 (computer) connector, that can handle a second component input (having two component inputs on an entry level projector is pretty rare), as well as a computer input. Lastly is the DVI-I connector which can handle a digital input – DVI, (or HDMI with an adapter -same standard). Normally a DVI-I (as opposed to DVI-D) connector indicates that you can alternately input an analog computer signal. In this case, however the Optoma H27 projector only handles digital. They say they used the DVI-I connector so it could accept either DVI-I or DVI-D cabling. That makes sense. Click Image to EnlargeAll in all, the H27 projector has more flexibility in handling inputs than most other entry level home theater projector I can think of. Technically, it can have a computer, a component video and either a second component video, computer or digital source, in addition to the lower performance composite and S-video inputs. Well done! Few projectors selling for under $4000 offer more flexibility, and most offer much less. For those not having a A/V receiver with component video switching, this is a huge plus! Buying switch boxes adds hundreds to your cost, and is basically – inconvenient. As I said, a real advantage for this Optoma projector. Underneath, the projector relys on a 3 point foot system for balance. As previously mentioned the front foot is adjustable. Of the two rear feet the left one (looking from the back) is screw thread adjustable. This assures you that you can have it stable even on an uneven surface. It’s time to find out about the H27 projector’s picture quality. 1. Optoma H27 – Overview2. Optoma H27 – Overview-23. Optoma H27 – Image Quality4. Optoma H27 – Image Quality-25. Optoma H27 – General Performance6. Optoma H27 – General Performance-27. Optoma H27 – General Performance-38. Optoma H27 – Setup9. Optoma H27 Warranty10. Optoma H27: Summary, Pros, Cons11. Optoma H27 Projector Specifications Optoma H27 – Overview Optoma H27 – Image Quality You May Also Like Viewsonic PX727-4K Review: An Affordable 4K UHD Home Theater Projector Optoma UHD50 and UHD51A – 4K Capable Projectors Well Under $2000 Sony VPL-VW385ES – True 4K Home Theater Projector Review First Look Review of BenQ TK800 4K UHD Projector – Is Better For You Than The BenQ HT2550? Optoma W460 Business and Education Projector Review Epson PowerLite 108 Projector Review InFocus IN2128HDx Business and Classroom Projector Review Sony VPL-EW435 Business and Education Projector Review Epson PowerLite 990U Projector Review BenQ HT2550 Projector Review – The Best 4K UHD Value Yet?