Summary: Personal Experience Super sharp image on my 126" screen with vivid colours and deep rich blacks. The projector is fantastically quiet and there is nothing in it that I can complain about. An all round excellent purchase.
Summary: Personal Experience This is my fifth projector since 2005 and what can I say, this is my best purchase last year 2007. I cannot fault image once calibrated correctly. Just stunning, after owning Toshibas, Infocus, Sony this is the best so far by miles.
Summary: First of all, I'm no audio or videophile. In fact I was initially wary of this new fangled technology (my hi-tech abilities end with tin-can telephones). So, I did my homework. I wanted the best picture possible for under $3000 for a projector.
Summary: Personal Experience Enjoyed the Superbowl in style. Picture is fantastic! Using 100" Graywolf II screen. Could see that David Tyree's catch hit the ground. Using HD Directv box of course. Problems This pojector has an annoying hum. Looking at the specs it's 32dB. And that's kind of loud.
Summary: This is not a complaint on the HD80, but rather an error with Amazon. The HD80 and HD803 are two separate models (see Optoma website). The HD803 is a sibling of the HD80 which has less contrast, less lumens and a 1 yr warranty vs. 2 yr, and it costs less. You may be perfectly happy with the HD803.
An outstanding value, finally, full HD breaks $2500
Amazon Customer, Amazon
20 January 2008
Summary: 1080p is full HD. Anything less... is less. You know it. I know it. Nevertheless, reviewers constantly refer to 1080i systems as "full HD." Well, obviously, when there is an HD mode with twice the number of pixels sent to you over any given time period, 1080i isn't top of the line, and it isn't...
Summary: I bought this projector to replace my Optoma HD70. I have a room in my house as a designated theater with the screen, chairs, sound, lighting..you name it. I thought this would be an easy install. I was so wrong! Here is the problem..
Refurbished Optoma HD80 1080p Home Theater Projector
20 January 2008
Summary: I bought this projector as a backup to my new projector which stopped working about a month ago; I just learned from the Optoma dealer that they no longer repair/service models over 7 yrs old. To my surprise, the back-up I just recently purchased projects a better image than the new one I had.