Overall Color & Picture Quality
I better clarify this right now. Despite my comments throughout the review that the HD806 does not produce a truly refined image that would appeal to the hard core movie enthusiast, it is also true that the abilities of the HD806 in terms of overall picture quality really are reasonably good.
Combine this with more "best mode" lumens than any other projector anywhere near its price, and what we have here is a projector that really will satisfy those buying it for the right reasons. Those reasons are, for good image quality plus exceptional brightness for dealing with rooms with some ambient light, or very large screens.
Optoma HD806 Projector: Performance, HDTV and Sports
The Optoma HD806 projector seems to be at its very best, when viewing sports and HDTV. To get the best out of it, for this type of content, I recommend changing the degamma from Film to Video. That lightens up the lower and mid range areas, and makes for a really excellent image for sports viewing, but worked great last night, as well, watching (again), the final episode of Boston Legal, or, for that matter, the Tonight Show. The first two images are from a music video of The Moody Blues in concert.