Optoma HD80 and HD8000: 1080p Home Theater Projector Review – Image Quality-5

Next is the table scene from Aeon Flux. The HD8000 does a respectable job in terms of being able to make out the texture of the dark table (look in different areas, to see how dark sections can go, before you lose the detail), and in shadows cast by glasses and fruits.

Another good image used in most reviews is the cavern scene in Phantom of the Opera. A very dark scene, with frescos painted on the walls, and ducting that is hard to see. Once again, a normally exposed and a seriously overexposed version for your consideration. Again, this image is used in most reviews, so you can compare the overexposed versions for shadow detail.

 

 

 

One other note, don’t worry about the severe shift in colors on this image from one projector to another. These are very dark images, and long time exposures, and my digital cameras both tend to exaggerate minor color shifts in these long, typicall 3 f-stop underexposed images. In other words, the colors looked just fine on the screen, with, in this case, the shift to reddish, being very, very slight:

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