Summary: I read so many good reviews that I was certain that I am buying a good product, but it has been less than 6 months and it's already dead. I had a much cheaper HP projector that lasted more than 5 years. I think the bulb went out.
Can a first time projector owner hit a home run on his first at bat? An Optoma HD33 review.
11 May 2013
Summary: First off, I have to come clean ......not only have I never reviewed a projector before, this is the first projector I've ever owned. And while I try to keep myself abreast of the newest info, trends, and technology that floods the AV market, by no means am I professional.
Summary: I bought this projector in the middle of last year replacing an Epson 6100. This is my fourth projector, the first being a Sony 720p CRT, the second an HP6120 720p DLP I bought new and the third the Epson 1080p LCD that I bought used.
Pros: Very sharp, excellent color control,FI,outsanding 3D with RF,IR or DLP link for glasses and reliable proformance.
Cons: Average 2D, poor black level, no lens shift, DC2 and no iris
Summary: I thought I had an issue with my AV receiver, the sound would play but no picture via the projector. After a couple of painful weeks I figured out it was the projector. Optima makes you pay for the shipping to have it fixed! No good. Now guess what?
Summary: After a long search for a first projector, this project fits the budget and great quality. Brightness: there are 2 modes standard and bright. Different is noticeable, but not huge. I use standard for my room 20x30, it's very bright. Image Quality: it's native 1080p, it's beautiful.
Summary: I bought this project not really caring about the 3-d function of the projector but it seemed better than most 2-d ones so I went with it because of all of the great reviews. When I got the first projector it worked great in 2-d but when I plugged in the 3-d it would work great (impressive even) but...
Summary: I'm not going to review the image or the projector itself. There's countless other reviews that will do a better job. I will only say that the image is great, and the 3D is simply AMAZING, and works way better than those spiffy LED TVs.
Summary: I am fortunate enough to live very close to an IMAX movie theater. I've seen lots of 3D Movies on the IMAX screen including Avatar and Prometheus. I've also been lucky to own several Optoma DLP projectors. The HD33 is now my favorite new toy.
More bang for the buck, stretching your dollar all the way!
douglas g schwartzkopf, Amazon
6 December 2012
Summary: I hoped beyond hope that I was making the right call when I ordered my HD33, I had a BIG PROJECT, and it required a GOOD, if not GREAT projector to get the job done. My goal was to put together a large screen home theater in my shop, big screen, surround sound, seating, and 3d projector,and the RUB...