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Optoma HD83
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Optoma HD83 Projector

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700:1 1080p (1920x1080) 22dB Aug 2012
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- Exceptional Full HD 1080P image quality made ultra-smooth with PureMotion4.- Excellent placement flexibility - PureShift & wide zoom range.- Outstanding 3D Movies, Games, and Sports with HDMI... More
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Optoma Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Projectors produced by Optoma have an average rating of 88%, which is in the top 22% of all data projector manufacturers that we have looked at.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Three people who reviewed the Optoma HD83 said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Five years ago expert website rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review of the Optoma HD83 “At the time of writing, we've recently seen excellent new 3D projectors from Sony”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer said in their reviews that this projector was quiet. Four years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned “Runs quietly in low lamp mode” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Supports Full HD Projection

Unlike most of the other similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to the HD83 which do not support Full HD projection, the Optoma HD83 supports Full HD projection.

We compared all the other projectors which support Full HD projection to this projector and we think because of it's better review score, the Epson EH-TW6600[plb_2495277_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

Unlike most of the other data projectors of a similar age and spec to the HD83 which do not support 3D image projection, the Optoma HD83 supports 3D image projection.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other multimedia projectors which support 3D image projection currently available including because of it's better review score, the Epson EH-TW6600[plb_2495277_price].

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1080p (1920x1080) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the Optoma HD83 is 1080p (1920x1080). That's over two times the resolution of the most common native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800). Across all projectors that are a similar age to the HD83 the worst resolution is VGA (640x480) and the best is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Fairly Big Uniformity

The average uniformity of comparable spec data projectors that have been around for around the same time as the HD83 is 86%, and the uniformities range from 80% to 120%. At 90 percent, the Optoma HD83 has a quite big uniformity compared to most of the other projectors that are a similar age to the HD83.

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Two HDMI Ports

The Optoma HD83 is a two HDMI port projector. Most of the other multimedia projectors of a similar age and spec to the HD83 only have one HDMI port.

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Fairly Big Lamp Power

The Optoma HD83 has one of the bigger lamp power (280 Watts) amongst data projectors of this age. Data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the HD83 have lamp power of between 130W and 580W.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The noise levels of multimedia projectors that have been available for around the same time as the HD83 range from 21dB to 43dB, and the average noise level is 33dB. The Optoma HD83 has a quite quiet noise level (only 22 decibels) compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

The Optoma HD83 does not have a built-in speaker. Most of the other projectors of this age and type do have a built-in speaker.

We compared this projector to all the other data projectors with a built-in speaker and we think the Epson EH-TW6600[plb_2495277_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Optoma HD83 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec data projectors that were released more than two years ago also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the similar spec projectors that have been available for more than two years the projector brightness range from 75 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,000 ANSI lumens. At only 1,600 ANSI lumen, the Optoma HD83 has a fairly dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors that were launched around the same time as the HD83.

If you would prefer a projector with a brighter projector brightness then you might also want to look at the Epson EH-TW6600[plb_2495277_price] (2,500 ANSI lumens) which also has a higher rating.

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Multimedia projectors of a comparable type and age to the HD83 have weights of between 110g and 32kg. At 8.4 kilograms, the Optoma HD83 is quite heavy compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable spec and age to the HD83.

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1 Other reason to consider the Optoma HD83

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Optoma released the HD83.


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Expert Reviews

22 June 2012

It's difficult to be sure how much the improvements we've noticed on the latest ThemeScene HD83 projector we've received are down to Optoma's firmware tinkering and how much they're down to the...

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Runs quietly in low lamp mode
Looks great with bright content
3D pictures are very good for the money
2D dark scenes still struggle with shadow detail
Limited vertical image shift
2D dark scenes look a bit grey
2 February 2012

Despite costing £600 less, the HD83 ports a similar form to the . The spec sheet ticks all the boxes, too, with two HDMI inputs, a 1920 x 1080 resolution, claimed 50,000:1 contrast ratio and... Read more…

5 December 2011

Optoma have recently blown the budget 3D projector market wide open with the release of the £1350 HD33 DLP which Steve Withers reviewed a few weeks back. Looking back only 12 months ago you... Read more…

28 November 2011

A l'issue de nos différents essais nous n'arrivons pas à trouver de véritables différences à l'image entre le et le HD83. Nos mesures de contraste et de luminosité sont très proches...

25 October 2011

Reprenant le même châssis que son prédécesseur, le HD83 a tout pour offrir une grande image Full HD de qualité sur un écran allant de 2,40 m à plus de 3 m de base. L'appareil affiche une... Read more…

17 April 2012

Ten opzichte van de HD33 krijg je bij de HD83 meer flexibiliteit bij de plaatsing en vooral iets betere zwartwaarden. Helaas levert de HD83 daarbij wel wat aan lichtopbrengst in. Deze Optoma...

Solid build and styling, bright, colourful images
Minimal crosstalk with 3D
3D glasses work very effectively
Bright pictures look excellent
L'esthtique de l'appareil
Lacks absolute detail, black levels could be better
Problems showing shadow detail
Not as much vertical shift as we'd have liked
3D transmitter cable too short
Le bruit
29 March 2012

Der HD83 ist in allen Belangen besser als sein Vorgänger, der HD82: Er liefert ein plastischeres, kontraststärkeres und normgerechteres Bild, punktet zusätzlich mit seiner sehr guten...

18 January 2012

Optomas HD83 bietet nach etwas Kalibrierarbeit ein knackiges, strahlendes und ruhiges Bild mit realistischer Farbwiedergabe in 2D. Die Lösung mit den Funkbrillen für 3D funktioniert...

1 December 2011

Dem 2.500 Euro teuren Optoma HD 83 gelingt eine flexible und lichtstarke DLP-Projektion, die mit hervorragendem ANSI-Kontrast und gut voreingestellten Farben punktet. Im 3D-Kino gefällt die...

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Electricity cost when switched on $93.08
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Total running cost over 5 years $95.93
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.61 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 16 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma gvwinctt
Barcodes 00608938504579, 00796435113247, 05053973842813, 05060059045730

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