Projector Reviews

Vivitek H5080 projector – coming soon

OK, a group of you guys have been pounding me unmercifully to find out what differences there are between the Vivitek H5080 home theater projector, and the Optoma HD8200 projector we’ve already reviewed.

They are obviously coming out of the same factory.  They seem very much the same projector, but, one must expect some differences.

Vivitek is sending me an H5080 home projector in a couple of weeks.  I will be specifically looking at it to determine if it’s just a close variation on the HD8200, in which case I’ll just do a one page review talking about the differences.  If, however, differences are substantial enough that I deem it noticeably better or worse than the Optoma, then a full review is in order.

And for those of you wondering, yes, I still have to write up the Mitsubishi HC6800, and I also have here, an LG AF115, which is similar to the C181FD I reviewed, but with a feature or two less, for a slightly lower price… I’ll sort out the differences there, too (LG vs. LG).  -art