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Optoma HD8200 Projector

Optoma HD8200

HD 1080 (1920x1080), 1300 ANSI Lumens,
18.5 lbs,
View Specs
4.4 out of 5
3 User Ratings
Image Quality 4.7
Features 4.7
Construction 4.7
Ease of Use 3.7
Reliability 4.3
Value for Money 4.7

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Review by Fletch

I've owned this projector for over 1 year now and wanted to give this thing some time before reviewing. I bought it refurbished for about $1,500. I use this in a basement paired with a 120' 1.3 gain grey (high contrast) screen and the image is very bright even in 3D mode when there is no ambient light (and this is running in eco mode - I've never even bothered to go for full brightness). When paired with my high contrast screen the black levels are fantastic and believe me, I obsessed about this topic before making the purchase. Simply put, the image quality and smoothness from DLP is amazing. I've had at least 50+ visitors and everyone has been blown away and I've yet to have any complain about rainbow artifacts from the DLP. (Even from my persnickety brother in law who in an engineer and claims he can see them). In total I feel like I'm getting $5,000+ performance out of this machine. Blub has performed like a champ with no issues. I should say I've watched plenty of football games with a light on in the back of the room and it does dim the image some, but not enough to ruin the experience if you are worried about ambient light, however each situation is unique. Also note this baby does fine with sports, you won't see any lag during fast action sequences. Audible noise from the fan is negligible and you won't notice it during use unless you are unbelievably picky. I won't lie and say its perfectly quiet, but should be just fine for 98% of the population. With the screen pairing I've described, you can't go wrong.

Any Problems: Nothing major thus far. I feel like I'm completely wasting my $$$ when I go see films in the theater when I have this set-up at home. It does sometimes struggle when I switch HDMI inputs on my receiver and I have to power it down to get it work right.

Review by Facandini

Hello. Here in Europe, where I live in Italy, with a purchase price of 2400 dollars, these projector (Optoma HD82) is an excellent purchase. In relation to the price, definitely a best buy among the DLP but also other competing technologies in the range below 2500 Euro. Sincerely, Daniel Alexander Bullentini.

Any Problems: No problem .

Review by Derrick Bailey

Great picture! Very quiet for a DLP. Set up could be easier. Zoom,focus and lens shift need finer adjustments, but once done a great picture with excellent detail. I am using the superwide feature with a 2.0:1 1.4 gain screen(120 in). The black bars are minimal a great feature for 2.35:1 aspect ratio movies and you use nearly all the resolution 1080p offers instead of the 30% loss of resolution with letterboxing( normal black bars). I would buy this projector again.

Any Problems: Set up I wish was easier. I did have some sync issues with the Oppo blu-ray player and that of the projector. The HDMI signal sent through the Integra 80.1 preamp set to bypass. The sync problem was no video only sound. Switched to Pansonic Blu-ray. No problem. Consulted Integra and Oppo. Apparently the Oppo player has to come on last for proper sync. I use a universal remote with Macro commands and the epuipment is powered up in this order:projector,preamp,player.