Optoma HD80 and HD8000: 1080p Home Theater Projector Review – Image Quality-7

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Another good image, found in many recent reviews, this time a cropped image from Lord of the Rings, a Gondor night scene. Note the details in the upper and middle left – you can make out mountain tops, and a bit of detail below it. You also should spot some colors in the buildings, which is often lost (remember this is also a very overexposed image).

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Optoma HD8000 home theater projector: Sharpness

Optoma seems to be using the same optics on all their 1080p projectors, so sharpness is pretty good. Definitely a sharper looking image than, say, Panasonic’s PT-AE1000U, and comparable (or at least close) to Epson’s Home Cinema 1080. I’d give it a slight edge compared to the JVC RS1, but on the other hand, the Mitsubishi HC6000 appears “razor sharp”.

 

 

 

 

Click on the left thumbnail for a closeup of the DTS logo (the thumbnail image gives you a good idea of how small a portion of the whole image, the logo takes up). For comparison, the middle thumbnail is from the JVC RS1, and the right-most one, links to the same logo from the Home Cinema 1080. Pricewise, the HD8000 falls between these two, while its sibling, the HD80. costs about the same as the , as they represent the two least expensive 1080p projectors as of this date.

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