Conclusion: The Optoma HD33 is one of the few full HD 1080p 3D projectors on the market for less than $2,500 - it actually sells for under $1,500. Although the lack of lens shift and lack of extended zoom capabilities restrict its placement, you can work around this if you have the right room and suitable placement options. The HD33 is a solid performer in both 2D and 3D modes presenting a bright and detailed image with full 1080p resolution.
Pros: Low price for a huge full HD 1080p 3D image, Good picture quality in 2D and 3D modes, Supports RF and DLP-Link glasses
Cons: Inflexible mounting/placement options due to limited zoom range and no lens shift, Not quite as strong a performer in 2D mode as some comparably priced options, Slightly noisy
Excerpt: At first glance, Optoma’s DLP-based HD33 struck us as the Charlie Brown of this batch. While it was the first 3D video projector in this price range to reach the market, it delivers only 1,800 ANSI lumens of brightness, its zoom lens is limited to 1.2x, and you must buy the 3D glasses separately. Like the Epson, the HD33 doesn’t have a lens-shift feature, but it is the least-expensive model we looked at, and its image quality is at least as good as the other two.
Pros: Great color, good contrast and strong black level; small and lightweight.
Cons: No lens shift feature; 3D glasses cost extra.
Excerpt: Don’t be surprised if you’re told you’ll have to go on a waiting list to get an Optoma HD33. According to a little birdie in the trade, demand for this model is outstripping supply across Europe – and having now lived with one for a few weeks, I’m not surprised. Typically selling for less than £1,400, they represent ridiculously good value for bigscreen aficionados – particularly when you consider that a year ago you couldn’t get a Full HD 3D PJ for less than £3K.
Excerpt: Optoma’s HD33 3D home cinema projector is smoothly sculpted in white plastic, which will look great no matter where it’s placed. As one of the more expensive DLP projectors we’ve seen recently, we were interested to see what it has to offer over similarly priced LCD models. Both new or current projector users shouldn’t struggle to find a place for the reasonably sized unit.
Excerpt: Optoma HD33 er nem at bruge. Den er stille i energispare-modus, og den lille fjernbetjening gør, hvad den skal, og har kontrast og lysstyrke tilgængelig med direkte knapper. Kalibreringsmulighederne er gode, men ISF-kalibrering findes ikke. Vi skal nævne, at 3D-briller og RF-sender ikke er inkluderet, men må købes separat for ca. 900 kroner ekstra. Ekstra sæt briller uden sender koster ca. 750 kroner pr. par.
Pros: Godt billede i 2D og 3D, Lidt blæserstøj, Behagelige 3D-briller
Cons: Ingen linsejustering, Ikke så effektiv zoom, 3D-briller ikke inkluderet