Optoma HD8300 Home Theater Projector Review
Optoma HD8300 Sharpness
Top left: Optoma HD8300, Top Center – Viewsonic Pro8200, Top Right Top right – Runco LS-5.
2nd row left: Panasonic PT-AE4000, center: Epson Home Cinema 8350, Right: JVC DLA-HD250
Optoma HD8300: Bottom Line Sharpness
Bottom line: There’s nothing like a good single chip DLP projector for sharpness. With no panel convergence issues to deal with, a good optical path design, and a good lens, should yield a sharp clear image that lets you appreciate all that good full HD resolution content.
The Optoma HD8300 produces clean sharp images. It’s a step up in sharpness from most 3 panel projectors, and some other single chip DLP’s such as the Sharp Z17000, which we liked, but whose optics are a bit softer in the corners. The Sharp is about the same MSRP as the HD8300.
Fan noise isn’t particularly loud – a touch quieter than most other DLP projectors, however, there is a whine to the variable speed fan. I really don’t notice it when watching content, but when getting ready to, as the projector is syncing with the source, I usually heard it a bit. I think some folks that are more noise adverse than me may have a problem with that fairly soft whine.
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