Optoma HD806 Projector Review

Shadow Detail Performance

The Optoma HD806 does a very respectable job of shadow detail. In some images the near darkest areas do come out too dark – notably, in the spacewalk/satellite image below.

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The next set of comparison images is from Space Cowboys. This is a very dark scene with Clint Eastwood on Blu-ray disc. The photos are intentionally way overexposed. Look for the blacks in the shades, and the details in those shades in the form of the white trim. (At this level of overexposure, don’t even worry about the skin tones, as in these type of photos they always look terrible, and way oversaturated/too high contrast).

First image is the HD806, followed by the Sanyo PLV-Z3000. Next is the the Sony VW60. The last three in the sequence are the Sanyo PLV-Z700, Panasonic PT-AE3000U and the Epson Home Cinema 1080 UB.

The Panasonic does a great job on revealing details in the window shades, bettter than most of the competition.

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