Optoma Technology Home Theater HD81 Digital Projector

1920 x 1080 WUXGA - 10lb - MPN: HD81
Product Details
Description
The Optoma HD81 combines the finest 1080p DLP home theater projector with a studio-quality imaging processor. Featuring Texas Instruments' DarkChip3 technology, the HD81 offers a superb projection solution. The HD81's two-piece design delivers remarkable, personalized adjustment setting to achieve deeper blacks, higher precision and brilliant high-contrast images.
Quick Glance
Light Source Type UHP Lamp
Interface Connection HDMI Yes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Type DLP Projector
Brightness 1400 lm
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1
Expert Reviews
Optoma HD81 1080p DLP Projector Review
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - Nov 21, 2006

The HD81 is a bright, colorful and visually stunning projector - there's no arguing that. The picture quality is above par and the calibration options are extensive enough (in the user menu) to allow for a calibration that dials in the unit to where you need it. Where Optoma stumbles is in having some glitches and missing features that would truly make this a great purchase. In particular I feel that lens shift, or at least additional lens options should be available at this price point. Recommended? Yes, but be sure to check out the competition as well for comparison.

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Optoma HD81 Home Theater Projector
4 Star Review  projectorcentral.com - Nov 15, 2006

The Optoma HD81 offers 1080p resolution in a package ideal for a traditional dedicated theater. With exceptionally high video-optimized lumen output, solid blacks and brilliant highlights, the HD81 can deliver brilliant and very sharp images to the screen. For those who need or want the extra lumen output, the HD81 stands out as a clear winner. Due to the limited zoom range and lack of lens shift, the installation options are highly restricted for any given screen size. So our "ease of use" rating is lowered accordingly. The vast majority of users will be ceiling mounting the HD81 in order to get just the right size and placement of the projected image. However, if you are planning to ceiling mount your projector no matter which one you buy, this becomes much less of a competitive issue. Fan noise in full lamp mode is too loud for our taste, but it is quite acceptable in low lamp mode. And since the HD81 delivers a brighter picture in low lamp mode than the competing units can produce with full lamp power, this is a trade-off we would gladly accept for larger screen theaters. If we were setting up a 150" diagonal screen for dark theater use, we would be looking very strongly at the HD81 simply due to its unique ability to deliver a lot of lumen power and high contrast at the same time.

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Optoma HD81
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Optoma HD81 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 3.72 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #1 DLP projector TV of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

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Optoma HD81
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 6, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 18 expert reviews for Optoma HD81 and the average expert rating is 87 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Best Optoma Projector with Price Under $10000
4 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 15, 2010

Picture is Excellent according to 16 Projector experts. -- "Very good black levels"-projectorreviews.com -- "The HD81 comes with a first-rate, outboard video processor"-ultimateavmag.com -- "black levels are very good."-projectorreviews.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Setup, Handling, Connectivity, etc.

Read the full review »

Product Details
Description
The Optoma HD81 combines the finest 1080p DLP home theater projector with a studio-quality imaging processor. Featuring Texas Instruments' DarkChip3 technology, the HD81 offers a superb projection solution. The HD81's two-piece design delivers remarkable, personalized adjustment setting to achieve deeper blacks, higher precision and brilliant high-contrast images.
Quick Glance
Light Source Type UHP Lamp
Interface Connection HDMI Yes
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Type DLP Projector
Brightness 1400 lm
Contrast Ratio 10,000:1
Summary
Product Title Optoma Technology Home Theater HD81 Digital Projector
Manufacturer Optoma Technology
Power Score 4.4 | 5 Reviews
Image Quality
Video Broadcast Standards: NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Broadcast Format Displayed: 1080i
Broadcast Format Supported: HDTV
Lens Features
Max Projection Distance: 32.80 ft
Max Diagonal Image Size: 300"
Min Diagonal Image Size: 30 in
Min Projection Distance: 59.04"
Lamp Features
Light Source Life: 2000 Hour
Light Source Power: 300 W
Other Features
Noise Rating: 32 dB
Dimensions
Height: 4.6 in
Dimensions: 4.60" Height x 16" Width x 12.20" Depth
Weight: 10.00 lbs
Width: 16.0 in
Depth: 12.2 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 3 Year
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
Output Scan Format: 720p
Product Line: Home Theater
Throw Ratio: 1.85 to 2.22:1 Distance:Width
Max Focal Length: 46.94 mm
Minimum Lens Aperture: F/2.6
Manual Zoom Factor: 1.2x
Product Model: HD81
Brand Name: Optoma
Graphic Mode: WUXGA
Economy Mode Lamp Life: 3000 Hour
Video Standards: HDTV, NTSC (Full), PAL, PAL-M, PAL-N, SECAM
Included Devices: Cabling (Audio), Cabling (Interface), Cabling (Video), Lens Cap, Remote Control
Zoom Type: Digital Zoom
Maximum Lens Aperture: F/2.82
Input Scan Format: 1080i
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080
SKU: DHD81US
Description: HD81 Projector
Min Focal Length: 39.12 mm
Color Depth: 1.07 Billion Colors + 10-Bit Grayscale (40-bit)
Uniformity: 90
Maximum Vertical Sync: 85 Hz
Frequency Band: Optional Accessories:Ceiling MountGrayWolfII Series ScreensCarry CaseGold Service Warranty
Expert Reviews
Optoma HD81 1080p DLP Projector Review
4 Star Review  audioholics.com - Nov 21, 2006

The HD81 is a bright, colorful and visually stunning projector - there's no arguing that. The picture quality is above par and the calibration options are extensive enough (in the user menu) to allow for a calibration that dials in the unit to where you need it. Where Optoma stumbles is in having some glitches and missing features that would truly make this a great purchase. In particular I feel that lens shift, or at least additional lens options should be available at this price point. Recommended? Yes, but be sure to check out the competition as well for comparison.

Read the full review »

Optoma HD81 Home Theater Projector
4 Star Review  projectorcentral.com - Nov 15, 2006

The Optoma HD81 offers 1080p resolution in a package ideal for a traditional dedicated theater. With exceptionally high video-optimized lumen output, solid blacks and brilliant highlights, the HD81 can deliver brilliant and very sharp images to the screen. For those who need or want the extra lumen output, the HD81 stands out as a clear winner. Due to the limited zoom range and lack of lens shift, the installation options are highly restricted for any given screen size. So our "ease of use" rating is lowered accordingly. The vast majority of users will be ceiling mounting the HD81 in order to get just the right size and placement of the projected image. However, if you are planning to ceiling mount your projector no matter which one you buy, this becomes much less of a competitive issue. Fan noise in full lamp mode is too loud for our taste, but it is quite acceptable in low lamp mode. And since the HD81 delivers a brighter picture in low lamp mode than the competing units can produce with full lamp power, this is a trade-off we would gladly accept for larger screen theaters. If we were setting up a 150" diagonal screen for dark theater use, we would be looking very strongly at the HD81 simply due to its unique ability to deliver a lot of lumen power and high contrast at the same time.

Read the full review »

Optoma HD81
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Jul 16, 2008

Optoma HD81 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS score of 3.72 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #1 DLP projector TV of all time. The overall rating represents an intelligent balance of features, value as a function of price to features, and a summary of reviews from a variety of sources. The TopTen REVIEWS' formula gives a picture of important consumer features, market value, and a product's acceptance and track record as it relates to similar products.

Read the full review »

Optoma HD81
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 6, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 18 expert reviews for Optoma HD81 and the average expert rating is 87 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Best Optoma Projector with Price Under $10000
4 Star Review  reviewgist.com - Jan 15, 2010

Picture is Excellent according to 16 Projector experts. -- "Very good black levels"-projectorreviews.com -- "The HD81 comes with a first-rate, outboard video processor"-ultimateavmag.com -- "black levels are very good."-projectorreviews.com Read more to find expert opinions on more features like Setup, Handling, Connectivity, etc.

Read the full review »

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