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Optoma H78DC3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of Optoma H78DC3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and noise are on the whole positive. The design and price are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma H78DC3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Kevin Miller (



Optoma H78DC3

Excellent value; deep blacks with plenty of shadow detail; sharp high-def images; solid video processing with 2:3 pull-down; vertical lens shift.

Less-than-perfect color decoding, somewhat limited connectivity.

The Optoma H78DC3 is an excellent choice for anyone looking to put together a quality front-projection home theater on a budget.

Feb, 2006

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Optoma H78DC3 Front Projector Reviewed


Optoma isn't one to simply make a basic projector and slap a pretty chassis over it and call it done. The H78DC is a well-rounded performer that features Texas Instruments new Dark Chip3 technology all for a price that virtually every home theater...

Feb, 2006

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

Optoma H78DC3


From the front: There are two large screw thread adjustable front feet. The lens is recessed (it offers power zoom and power focus, as well as manual lens shift. An infra-red sensor is hidden below the DLP insignia in the lower left corner of the front

DarkChip3 provides great black levels and excellent shadow detail ; 8 segment wheel provides excellent color balance, although I found calibrating the color to be a bit tricky ; Great little remote control ; Extremely quiet - even in high power mode ;...

Out of the box, the projector needs calibration. My test unit definitely leaned toward too much green - ask your dealer what they can do for you to help ; Brightness in best modes - I found that the projector - at its best settings comes up a bit short...

PS. Strangely, in Europe at least, there is a different version of the H78 - it lacks the DC3 (DarkChip3 marking, and has the older HD2+ processor inside. Why the US is getting the higher performance version, I can't answer, but hopefully for the rest...

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Art Feierman (

Optoma H78DC3 DLP Home Theater Projector Review: Overview


So far, I don't think you can find another projector that can rival Optoma's H78DC3 for anywhere near the price.

DarkChip3 provides great black levels and excellent shadow detail

Out of the box, the projector needs calibration.

Feb, 2005

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