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Optoma HD80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Optoma HD80. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The noise and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed comments about the usability. Many are negative about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Optoma HD80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Optoma HD80 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Optoma HD80 Projector Lamp with Housing by Eurolamps

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Optoma HD80


alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Optoma HD80 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Projectors on Reviewers really like the design and noise. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the reliability.

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61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Optoma HD80 1080p Home Theater Projector

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Digital Trends Staff (

Optoma HD80


With 1080p front projectors continuing to come down in price, single-chip DLP models well under $5000 USD are now becoming the norm. But our background to approaching Optoma's HD80 front projector is a bit convoluted: although we've used many DLP-based...

Bright and vibrant image; plenty of inputs; fantastic remote control

Image performance requires calibration; loud fan noise; image offset problematic for positioning

for the majority of users, the positioning limitations of the projector could be a deal breaker.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

Optoma HD80 DLP Projector Review


The Optoma HD80 is a leaner, trimmer, HD81, without the outboard processing, but with plenty of performance and inputs to make a home cinema enthusiast ecstatic to nab a 1080p DLP for under $3000.

One year lamp warranty ; Decent after-calibration performance ; Plethora of inputs ; Ergonomic backlit remote

Outrageous 36% vertical offset ; High default color temp (even at Warm setting) ; Poor green color response ; Poor initial RGB levels (grayscale uniformity) ; Prominent fan noise (even in Normal mode) ; ImageAI-II Auto-Iris a tad noisy and slow ; No...

Mar, 2008

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Expert review by: Anthony Arrigo (

Optoma HD80


From an actual performance standpoint, the projectors are the same. The HD8000, however has two additional modes ISF Day, and ISF night, that allows professional calibrators to store the settings they create. The HD8000 sells through local (CEDIA)...

Slightly better than average brightness ; Low price point ; Very acceptable black levels ; Shadow detail is notably good ; Overall, very good picture quality ; Support for ISF Day/Night calibration ; Optional Anamorphic lens for those wanting a...

Placement flexibility: Limited zoom lens range (1.2:1) ; Placement flexibility: No adjustable lens shift at all ; Out of the Box" color accuracy is not good, but very fixable ; Large lens offset, requires projector well above, or below screen surface -...

This is what Optoma does, they provide a wide range of consistantly competent, quality projectors. The HD80 projector fits the role perfectly. I'd say it is an impressive entry level 1080p choice

Oct, 2007

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Optoma HD80


Optoma has established a strong reputation as the king of value-oriented DLP projectors that offer serious bang for the buck. At a list price of $3000, the HD80 undersells all other 1080p DLP projectors by a wide margin. And aside from a few drawbacks,...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Grant Clauser (

Review: Optoma HD80 1080p Projector


The home theater projector market is probably the most rapidly advancing segment of the HDTV world. While inexpensive flat panel TVs get most of the attention from consumers and most of the floor space at electronics retailers, it's the projector that...

After I had spent time tweaking the picture settings, I played a series of high definition and standard definition sources. Through a PlayStation 3 and a Toshiba XA2 I viewed a variety of 1080p/24fps material and all looked fantastic. HDTV 1080i...

Aug, 2007

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Expert review by: Evan Powell (

Review: Optoma HD80 Home Theater Projector


The biggest story of the past two years in the projector industry has been the rapid collapse of 1080p pricing. Three years ago you had to ante up $30,000 for 1080p resolution; today you can get 1080p projectors for as little as $3,000. As expected,...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: 411Team Specialist (

Optoma HD80 Projector Review


The Optoma HD81™ was a good projector and still is although movie aficionados didn't like few of the features. First, its separate converter box which all video sources had to be plugged into it. Then one HDMI cable will transport the up converted...

On a battlefield of higher picture resolution, the Optoma HD80™ has full artillery! It will win the war without causing any deficit.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: John J. Gannon (

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Expert review by: staff (

Optoma Themescene HD80 review


The cheapest full HD DLP projector ever isn't a lightweight

p>Price Features Many aspect of picture quality</p

p>Slight sharpness and noise level issues at times</p

Nov, 2007

Expert review by: staff (

Optoma HD80 review


The best in high def projectors comes to the mass market

p>Excellent depth and clarity with 1080p sources Remarkable value</p

p>Some heat and noise generated in full brightness mode</p

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications

The Optoma HD80 is a true 1080p DLP home theater projector with studio-grade resolution and best all-around high-quality display experience for home theater enthusiasts. The HD80 delivers higher brightness and provides truer, more vibrant colors to the projected picture, and features BrilliantColor, Texas Instruments' color processing technology. With an amazing 10000:1 contrast ratio, the Optoma HD80 delivers great color saturation and subtle color details for the best image quality.

Audio Output

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1300ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Max Image Size:25ft / 299in
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:33ft
Min Image Size:2.6ft / 31.5in
Min Screen Distance:5ft
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP projector


Manufacturer:Optoma Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Optoma Home Theater Series

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:3000hour(s)
Lamp Type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / PAL / SECAM
Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI) / High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)