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Optoma HD80

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Optoma HD80. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and design are on the whole positive. The image quality and price are also mentioned favorably, but the usability and noise get negative opinions.

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noise, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma HD80 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Optoma HD80

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Optoma HD80 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

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

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Digital Trends Staff (digitaltrends.com)

Optoma HD80 Review

 

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

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Clint DeBoer (audioholics.com)

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...

Sep, 2007

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (projectorreviews.com)

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

Expert review by (avguide.com)

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 (e-gear.com)

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

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Evan Powell (projectorcentral.com)

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 (my411family.com)

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 (hometheater.com)

Theater Automation Wow HD-800 CRT projector

 

The Company Theater Automation Wow is an Internet startup with a local touch. The company's goal is to have local dealers display and install TAW's devices—and, in the future, service them as well. But following purchase, all projectors will then be...

Nov, 2000

Expert review by : John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

Optoma ThemeScene HD80 Projector

 

This DLP projector comes with a full HD resolution for just under two grand. Have any corners been cut?

The ability to accept video in this format, so the argument goes, means that images can travel from disc to screen with less picture-spoiling disturbance from the internal processors of either the Blu-ray/HD DVD player or the projector.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by (whathifi.com)

ThemeScene HD80

 

Former Award winner, now bettered by rivals

Fine performance for the price ; quiet ; happy with standard-definition sources

A little fiddly to install ; won't fill larger screens as well as some rivals

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