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Optoma HD25-LV Projector Video Overview

Posted on September 5, 2013 By Phil Jones

This is a short overview of the written review of the Optoma HD25-LV. A longer, 11-minute review summary is available in our Members Only section. Click here to subscribe.

Optoma HD25-LV Projector

When the HD25-LV was reviewed, it received our Special Interest Award. The full review goes into all the details but here are a few basics:

  • MAP: $1299
  • Technology: Single chip DLP
  • Native Resolution: 1080p (1920x1080)
  • Brightness: Manufacturer claim: 3200 lumens, 1915 measured max, 1497 lumens "best" mode (calibrated User)
  • Contrast: 20,000:1
  • Zoom Lens ratio: 1.2:1 Manual zoom and focus
  • Lens shift: None
  • Lamp life: 3500 hours at full power, 5000 hours in eco mode - 6000 in it's "smart"
  • eco-mode: $249 replacement cost
  • Weight: 6.4 lbs. (2.9 Kg)
  • Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor (3 mo. on lamp
  • View full specifications: Optoma HD25-LV

Optoma HD25-LV Projector Highlights

  • Designed for brighter rooms, rather than home theaters
  • Claims high contrast for better black levels, resulting in better blacks than almost all competitors
  • Fully 3D capable, including Blu-ray 3D that's not supported on some competitors
  • Choice of DLP-Link for 3D, or better RF based glasses
  • Color performance is rather good for the price class
  • 3500/5000/6000 hour lamp life - Low cost of operation with better than average lamp life
  • Modest placement flexibility with limited lens offset (lower offset works in a wider variety of setups)
  • Reasonably attractive for when the lights are on
  • Very good value proposition


From the Editor: This video was created as a short overview of the original, full, in-depth projector review of the Optoma HD25-LV that was posted in July of 2013. It was directed and scripted by Lisa Feierman, and features Art Feierman, editor of

Videos that are part of the Projector Reviews TV channel are created by Projector Reviews Inc. If we review a projector and it wins one of our awards, it becomes eligible for a video summary. Of course, we can only do a limited number of these videos. In some cases, we will choose a projector review to do a video of. In other cases, a request may come from the manufacturer. As we do with the rest of the content on our website, we offer manufacturers Permissions. With these paid Permissions, manufacturers can post these videos on their own websites, pass them out to their dealers, and use them for other promotional purposes including trade shows and point-of-sale displays in retail stores.

These videos are very short versions of the full review. In just a few minutes worth of video we can't begin to capture all the information in the review, so we call this a video summary.

If this video is positive and enthusiastic about the projector, is simply because the review itself was positive and enthusiastic. We try to make the videos more fun, a bit less dry, with far less technical detail. Enjoy, but also visit the full review for more depth, even the settings that work best. Thanks! -art

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