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Optoma HD33

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of Optoma HD33. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the black level. There are some mixed reviews about the noise.

image quality, price, usability, design, reliability

black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma HD33 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Optoma HD33

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Optoma HD33 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the usability. The price is also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the image quality.

price, usability

image quality

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma HD33 3D Ready ProjectorOptoma HD33 3D Ready Projector

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Optoma HD33

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 user reviews of Optoma HD33 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on Amazon.com. Opinions about the noise and design are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good reviews, but many are critical about the black level.

image quality, price, usability, design, noise

black level

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma HD33, HD (1080p), 1800 ANSI Lumens, Home Theater ProjectorOptoma HD33, HD (1080p), 1800 ANSI Lumens, Home Theater Projector

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

Optoma HD33 Review

 

No lens shift feature; 3D glasses cost extra.

No lens shift feature; 3D glasses cost extra

No lens shift feature; 3D glasses cost extra

May, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Eberle (hometheaterhifi.com)

Optoma HD33 3D DLP Projector

 

They just don’t immerse the viewer the way a projector does. I’ve found for the 3D effect to be truly convincing, the edges of the screen have to be outside my peripheral vision. Front projection is, of course, the answer; but 3D capable models are...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: Optoma HD33

 

Optoma's new 3-D projector brings 1080p 3-D into your living room for a 2-D price.

Half the price of most competing 3-D projectors. Superb picture quality, especially in 3-D. 3-D glasses fit comfortably, even over regular glasses

No 3-D specs included in the box. A bit noisy, especially when switching display modes. Backlit remote is actually too bright to use in a dark room

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: M. David Stone (pcmag.com)

Optoma HD33

 

The Optoma HD33 offers 3D images at 1080p with image quality that's easily suitable for a home theater.

Breakthrough price for 1080p 3D. No video converter needed for 3D with Blu-ray players, cable TV boxes, and the equivalent.

Rainbow effect shows just often enough to keep it from being an extraordinary choice.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Andrew Gash (audioholics.com)

Optoma HD33 3D Projector Video Review

 

A couple years ago, Optoma redefined the projector market by introducing a 1080p model for under $1000. That was unheard of. What's equally unheard of is a 3D projector under $3000 - except that Optoma has now broken down that barrier again, too. And...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Andrew Gash — December 27, 2011 (audioholics.com)

Optoma HD33 3D Projector Review

 

The Optoma HD33 projector is the company's foray into budget 1080p projectors. What's equally unheard of is a 3D projector under $3000 - except that now, Optoma has broken down that barrier too.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Optoma HD33 3D DLP Video Projector - Product Review

 

Setting up and using the HD33 was fairly easy. The input connections are clearly labeled and spaced out, and the remote control is easy to use. However, the HD33 does not offer power zoom or focus controls. With 1,800 maximum lumens output capability,...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Boylan (bigpicturebigsound.com)

Optoma HD33 3D DLP ProjectorReview

 

Looking for a big screen 3D-capable projector at home that doesn't break the bank? Check out Optoma's HD33.

The Optoma HD33 is one of the few full HD 1080p 3D projectors on the market for less than $2,500 - it actually sells for under $1,500. Although the lack of lens shift and lack of extended zoom capabilities restrict its placement, you can work around...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Scott Wilkinson (hometheatermag.com)

Optoma HD33 3D DLP Projector

 

Like it or not, 3D compatibility is becoming nearly ubiquitous in midrange to high-end flat panels and projectors. But what about those who are looking for an entry-level projector with 3D? Are they out of luck? Not according to Optoma, whose HD33 DLP...

The HD33’s 2D mode calibrated quite well, although the black level was fairly high at the image size I used (16:9, 76 inches wide). A larger screen would help this, and there’s enough brightness headroom, even in STD lamp mode, to fill such a screen....

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Scott Wilkinson (soundandvision.com)

Optoma HD33 3D DLP Projector

 

Interestingly, the HD33 can trigger the 3D effect in one of two ways—using an external RF (radio frequency) emitter or DLP-Link, which flashes a single white frame on the screen at regular intervals. The white frames synchronize compatible...

Feb, 2012

Product Specifications

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Ceiling mountable: Yes
Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Desktop / Portable
LED Indicators: Yes
Product type:Desktop projector / Portable projector

Display

Built-in display: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220
Power consumption (PowerSave):260
Power consumption (standby):0.5 / 1
Power consumption (typical):260 / 310
Power Source:AC

Lamps

Bulb power:230
Lamp Type:OSRAM
Service life of lamp:3000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.55 - 2.87
Focal length range (f-f):0.882 - 1.06
Focus:Manual
Offset:116
Throw ratio:1.5 - 1.8:1

Multimedia

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Other Features

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 4:3, 16:9, 16:10
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Power LED: Yes
Wireless technologies:Wired

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AC / AC, Composite
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Display scan frequency (horizontal):15.3 - 91.1
Horizontal scan range:15.3 - 91.1
Noise Level:27 / 30
Noise level (economic mode):28
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
Preset modes:Game, Cinema
Vertical scan range:25 - 120 / 25 - 85

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
Serial interface type:RS-232
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240 / 110 - 220
Power consumption (PowerSave):260
Power consumption (standby):0.5 / 1
Power consumption (typical):260 / 310
Power Source:AC

Projector

Contrast ratio (dynamic):10000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):10000:1 / 4000:1 / 500:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:-5 - 5
Keystone correction, vertical:-5 - 5
Matrix size:0.65
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of colors:1.073 billion colors
Objective projection distance:59.1 - 393.7
Projection distance:59.1 - 393.7
Projection technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1800
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:37.6 - 301.1 / 38 - 300
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:10
Uniformity:80
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.2:1

Storage

Card reader integrated: No

Video

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
3D-ready: Yes
Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Full HD: Yes
HD-Ready: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) / Rebecca Winters, Susanne James
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 720p / 1080p

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.2 / 12.3
Height:4.53 / 4.8
Weight:9.92
Width:14.2 / 15