1080p DLP 3D Home Theater Projector
August 25, 2011
The Optoma HD33 is a projector of firsts. It is Optoma's first 1080p 3D projector. Previously, the company has made a number of 720p DLP Link 3D projectors meant to be used with PCs, but this is their first foray into HDMI 1.4 compatible 3D. It is also the first 1080p 3D projector under $3000. Other 1080p 3D projectors start at $3499 and go up from there. Finally, it is the first 3D projector to our knowledge to use RF glasses technology, eliminating concerns about line of sight and screen bounce.
The HD33 shares a lot in common with the older HD20. Both significantly altered the market upon release. Before the HD20, no one had ever seen 1080p under $1000. Before the HD33, no one had ever seen 3D 1080p under $3000. Beyond that, though, the two projectors share the same smooth, natural picture that videophiles enjoy so much. Perhaps most importantly, both projectors offer performance disproportionate with the price. When you are looking for a high-quality 3D projector and want the absolute best value for your money, the HD33 is exactly what you've been looking for.
While we have assigned star ratings to the HD33, these are preliminary and based on our opinion of the projector at this time. As competing models come out, we may revise these ratings to better reflect the projector's position in the current market. However, we suspect the HD33 will remain a strong contender in this year's home theater projector lineup. Its combination of performance and low price is simply too attractive to be ignored.