Review of the Optoma D2 4K projector: The week I spent evaluating the Optoma Cinemax P2, which is, in my opinion. The most excellent projector money can buy, was one of my favorite lockdown experiences.
However, for those who don’t want to go all out, Optoma now offers a more economical alternative.
Compared to the Optoma P2, the Optoma D2 4K projector offers a little bit less theater.
The Optoma D2 is an ultra-short throw projector, and like the P2. It is a large box that projects directly on the wall against which it place.
It’s simple to set up, and you are good to go after you get the image where you want it (depending on the size of the wall in your house). Keystone correction and focus adjustments are unnecessary in this situation since the projector takes care of everything.
Since the room I used it in had a sky blue wall. It was the only setting I needed to make.
The illuminated remote is particularly useful since you can use it without approaching the projector.
You couldn’t play with the buttons even if you wanted to. Even though you don’t need to fiddle with the settings too much. The remote has dedicated buttons for most of them.
The D2 lacks an operating system with applications, unlike the P2. Therefore, I took advantage of the occasion to test the new Google Chromecast with 4K utilizing the projector.
I choose to start watching Saving Private Ryan in UHD after almost an hour of doing what I do best with Netflix: deciding which movie to watch and ultimately not watching anything.
This is a vast screen movie, if there ever was one, so I was projecting at roughly 80 inches on a wall between two doors, complete with some power connectors and without a picture that had been hastily taken down for the show.
To say it was amazing would be an understatement. Even if we now have the opportunity to watch movies without much of a health concern.
If I had this projector at home, it would be tough to convince me to leave the house for a movie, particularly one that would make me unhappy, considering the current costs of going to the theaters.
The image quality is excellent, but you may need to shift the projector a little to get the edges to become as crisp as you need. But what’s even better is that the audio quality rivals that of a sound bar that is plugged in.
The laser projector’s brightness of 3,000 Lumens allows it to put on a fantastic show even in broad daylight. For most of what I was doing with the projector.
I liked the cinematic setting since it provided more excellent colors and clarity, particularly when reading headlines on the applications.
One of Optoma D2’s USPs is how well it meets gamers’ needs. I don’t play video games, but I did connect my son’s Nintendo Switch for a time to check how it worked.
Super Mario is not usually available on a screen this size. However, projectors are often designed to be slow and helpful for gaming.
And the D2 makes an effort to address it by reducing input latency based on the refresh rate. Although I am not an expert to know whether this was actually what a gamer would be searching for, the experience was fantastic for a layperson.
The Optoma D2, on the other hand, is not for houses like mine. However, if you have designated a room to install a home theater in your new place. This is the kind of projector you will buy.
The setup is simple, but this has to be put in a location where it can remain for the duration of the event.
After the maid has cleaned the home, the angles need to lock. So you don’t have to reposition the projector every time.
Because the applications are never native and until more projectors integrate with Google TV, I am not a massive fan of projector operating systems. However, it still seems criminal to sell a projector at this price without any operating system.
The Optoma D2 is one of the most costly projectors you can purchase. However, it is less expensive than the company’s top-of-the-line models at Rs 3.50 lakh.
So, if you like watching movies and have enough room to make your projector pay for itself, go for it.