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Samsung SP-A800B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Samsung SP-A800B. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The price and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the noise, and many are less positive about the reliability.

image quality, price, design, usability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Samsung SP-A800B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Clint DeBoer (

Samsung SP-A800B DLP Projector Overview


The new SP-A800B DLP projector from Samsung Electronics looks to be a nice addition to the 1080p DLP family, though it lacks some advanced features (like DarkChip3 or horizontal lens shift) we'd

Jun, 2008

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Samsung SP-A800B 1080p DLP Video Projector - Product Review


Having had a chance to view the Samsung SP-A800B, and getting a thorough presentation from Joe Kane on the philosophy of its development and role in the home theater market, I must say that I was impressed with the final result, with just few caveats.

Feb, 2013

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Samsung SP-A 800 B


Outstanding 24p picture., High contrast ratio., Sensational colours., Easy operation., Ultra-sharp zoom lens with lens-shift.

Weaknesses in 1080i de-interlacing., 480i/576i not possible via HDMI.

Our new reference projector! Why? Because the JKP-certified Samsung leaves the competition in the dust with its neutral pictures, pure colours, and excellent fine-detail reproduction. The versatile and precise lens-shift guarantees top HDTV quality,...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: David Birch-Jones (

Samsung SP-A800B 1080p DLP Projector


There are two steps to high-end projection TV heaven. Step 1: get the latest projector that video guru and industry veteran Joe Kane helped design. Step 2: have Joe Kane personally install and set up/calibrate same, all the while telling you about the...

The SP-A800B is a textbook example of proper video design. All too often, video display engineers get a tad “creative,” looking for ways to differentiate their products, with the resulting efforts veering far from the established technical standards....

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (

Samsung SP-A800B DLP Projector


Today, 720p is largely an afterthought in the projector market, and Samsung has moved on. The new SP-A800B is an up-to-the-minute 1080p, single-chip DLP design, built as before to reflect Kane's video priorities, including state-of-the-art color...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton (

Samsung SP-A800B DLP Projector


Today, 720p is largely an afterthought in the projector market, and Samsung has moved on. The new SP-A800B is an up-to-the-minute 1080p, single-chip DLP design, built as before to reflect Kane's video priorities, including state-of-the-art color...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Thomas J. Norton ( Samsung SP-A800B DLP Projector


Samsung has an unusual history with high-definition video projectors. Its most recent 720p DLP model, designed in consultation with video expert Joe Kane, was superb, even standard-setting in many important respects. But dealers were rare, and worse,...

Nearly flawless color, Outstanding resolution, Unique, and accurate, calibration procedure

Black levels are adequate, but short of the best, Video processing, both SD and HD, could be better

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Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Kevin Miller (

Samsung SP-A800B 1-Chip DLP Projector


Introduction Samsung first showed their latest flagship front projector, the SP-A800B, at last year's CEDIA show in September of 2007. Having used the previous 720p model, the SP-H710AE, as a reference for well over a year, I had very high expectations...

Jan, 2001

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Samsung SP-A800B Review


For any buyer who is concerned primarily with the highest level of precision in color accuracy, this projector should be at the top of the list.

Expert review by: TechRadar (

Samsung SP-A800B review


Samsung makes a stylish projector debut

Impressive styling ; Excellent colour and greyscale rendition ; Calibration-friendly

Black levels could be better ; No provision for keystone correction

A stylish and vibrant projector that offers a lot for a decent price

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

SP-A800B is a premium projector that enhances the home theater experience by delivering film-like picture quality in high-definition 1080p. With the SP-A800B, home theater enthusiasts are able to watch their favorite films in the comfort of their own living and media rooms without compromising on picture quality. The SP-A800B leverages an advanced 1080p DLP engine to deliver a level of color and image quality that is traditionally only found in studio-grade monitors and commercial movie theaters. In addition to its native resolution of 1920 x 1080, the SP-A800B features an impressive 95% aperture ratio and a fast 16-microsecond (0.016 millisecond) response time to further facilitate accurate and natural motion graphics. Furthermore, the SP-A800B projector features a contrast ratio of 10,000:1, providing for darker shades of blacks and achieving an image closer to what is originally intended by the filmmaker. To facilitate the highest quality home theater experience and color reproduction, Samsung teamed up with Joe Kane Productions, a worldwide authority on visual imaging equipment and development. The result of this collaboration is a premium high-definition projector that reproduces astonishing flesh tones and natural colors. Matching the gamma response curve of ultra-expensive studio video equipment, the SP800B allows users to freely select the color space for the three broadcasting formats (SMPTE-C, HDTV, and EBU) to deliver accurate projection regardless of format. Further pleasing home theater purists, the SP-A800B delivers a film mode with a frame rate of 24 frames per second, the same frame rate found in commercial movie theaters. The SP-A800B projector matches high-performance with high-design. Sleek and stylish, the projector creates a mystical effect, delivering soft blue lighting and a "dolphin-like" design. The SP-A800B also provides quiet operation with a low noise fan. The theater mode operates at just 25db enabling users to focus on the finest details without missing a word in the quietest of scenes.

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Class:Digital projector
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1000ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Min Image Size:3.3ft / 40.2in
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Presentation and multimedia
Type:DLP projector


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Projector Lamp

Lamp Life Cycle:2000hour(s)
Lamp Type:UHP

Video Input

Analog Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Digital Video Standard:High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)