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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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and price are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the usability and noise.

price, image quality, design, size

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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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 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on

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

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

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : John Archer (

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 (

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

Expert review by (

Themescene HD80 review


The diminutive HD80 offers a killer blend of high resolution and high value, packing a lot of pixels for not much cash

Great spec, great price – not the most cutting-edge projector around, but for value it’s hard to top

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : staff (

Optoma Themescene HD80 review


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

Price ; Features ; Many aspect of picture quality

Slight sharpness and noise level issues at times

Although finding an extra £500 or so can certainly garner better full HD results, the HD80 still delivers plenty of HD bang for your buck

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : staff (

Optoma HD80 review


The best in high def projectors comes to the mass market

Excellent depth and clarity with 1080p sources ; Remarkable value

Some heat and noise generated in full brightness mode

Far from flawless, but the HD80's price brings the possibility of the best in high-def projectors to a whole new market

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Richard Arrowsmith (

Optoma Themescene HD80


That said, there are a couple of cutbacks elsewhere. The smooth, sloping design is eye-catching but a closer inspection reveals only average build quality. And, without any form of vertical lens shift, it's difficult to align the image from a coffee...

Competitively priced, advanced features and connectivity, quiet operation, superb black levels and contrast

Average build quality, fiddly set up, lacks super fine detail

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : John Archer (

Optoma ThemeScene HD80 HD projector


The first affordable full HD DLP projector on trial

Price, features, picture in many ways

Picture not quite as sharp as some full HD models, not the brightest full HD picture out there, occasional colour tone issues

As you'd hope of a full HD projector, even one as cheap as this, the HD80 can take in the premium 1080p/24 format from HD DVD and Blu-ray players, and can show 1080-line sources with no overscanning applied, so you can get the purest image path...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Digital Trends Staff (

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 (

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

Expert review by : Philip Wong (

Optoma HD80


For those fortunate enough to have deep rooms, the HD80 looks to be the best buy 1080p DLP projector to date, no questions asked. Of course, this is provided the optics and video engine are well-oiled and tuned for optimal performance.

Outlook For those fortunate enough with deep rooms, the HD80 will be the best buy 1080p DLP projector to date, no question asked. Of course, this is provided the optics and video engine are well-oiled and tuned for optimal performance.

Sep, 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
Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
HD Image Format:1080p
High Definition:High Definition
Image Brightness:1300ANSI lumens
Image Contrast Ratio:10000:1
Max Image Size:7.6m / 760cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1080
Max Screen Distance:10m
Min Image Size:0.8m / 80cm
Min Screen Distance:1.5m
Native Aspect Ratio:Widescreen
Recommended Use of Projector:Cinema
Type:DLP Projector


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

Other features

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):411 x 311 x 116


Noise Level:27


Power consumption (typical):398


Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1300
Screen size compatibility:300

Projector Lamp

Bulb life cycle:3000hour(s)
Bulb type:UHP

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Video Input

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

Weight & Dimensions