Optoma Themescene H78
Optoma Themescene H78
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Optoma Themescene H78

A fully featured 3800:1 1280 x 720 data projector
3800:1 720p (1280x720) No 23dB Sep 2013
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution 3D Noise Level Release Date

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Optoma Themescene H78 Review

With mediocre reviews and features, we have scored the Optoma Themescene H78 as follows for Summary.
Not Currently for Sale
Good Features
$199 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 27?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better multimedia projectors are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of $199 over 1 year, which are in the most expensive 6% of all 1,756 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a DVI port
Quite quiet noise level
Does not support full HD
Only 1,080 video mode

Optoma Themescene H78 In-Depth Analysis


Optoma Has Very Good Projector Reviews

Based on 2,306 expert and user reviews (including 381 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its projectors. Optoma also has very good ratings specifically for its projectors compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a DVI Port

The Themescene H78 has a DVI port, unlike most of the other projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of data projectors is 34dB. The Themescene H78 has one of the quietest noise levels (only 23 decibels) amongst projectors of this age.

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Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors, the Themescene H78 does not support full HD.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

This projector supports 1 and 080 supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on projectors.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

Projectors have service life of lamps of between 20h and 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,700h. The Optoma Themescene H78 has a quite short service life of lamp (only 3,000 hours) compared to most of the other data projectors.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The average projector brightness of projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, and the projector brightnesses range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens. At only 1,000 ANSI lumen, the Themescene H78 has a quite dim projector brightness compared to most of the other projectors.

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1280 X 720 Resolution

The highest resolution of the Themescene H78 is 1280 x 720. That's over four times the resolution of a 280 x 800 projector, which is the most frequently found resolution. This multimedia projector also has a projector native resolution of 720p (1280x720). The resolution of all projectors ranges from 280 x 800 to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This data projector has been on the market since September 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are High

The Themescene H78 has an average running cost of $199 over 1 year based on average energy prices, which makes it one of the more expensive to run projectors.

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