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Optoma HD33 Full 3D 1080P Projector Review


Display Technology Single 0.65” DC2 1080P DMD DLP Technology by Texas Instruments
Resolution Native 1080p (1920×1080) 2D/3D
Brightness 1800 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio 4000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
Lamp Life and Type 4000/3000 Hours (STD/Bright) 230W Osram
Throw Ratio 1.5 to 1.8:1 (Distance/Width)
Projection Distance 4.92’ to 32.8’ (1.5 to 10m)
Aspect Ratio 16:9 Native, 4:3 and 16:10 Compatible
Displayable Colors 1.07 Billion
Uniformity 80%
Offset 116%
User Controls Complete On-Screen Menu Adjustments in 21 Languages
Remote Control Backlit Remote Control
Computer Compatibility HD, UXGA, WXGA, SXGA+, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA Resized, VESA, PC and Macintosh Compatible
Video File Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV (480i), EDTV (480p), HDTV (720p, 1080i/p)
3D Compatibility Supports all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D format, side-by-side format and top and bottom format
Projection Lens F= 2.55-2.87, f= 22.4–26.8mm, 1.2x Manual Zoom and Focus
Horizontal Scan Rate 15.3 to 91.1 KHz
Vertical Refresh Rate 24 to 85 Hz, 120Hz
I/O Connectors Two HDMI v1.4a, VGA-In, Component Video, Composite Video, RS-232, +12V Trigger, VESA 3D Port, and USB
Security Kensington® Lock Port
Projection Method Front, Rear, Ceiling Mount, Table Top
Weight 10 lbs (4.5kg)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 14.17” x 4.52” x 12.24” (360 x 115 x 311 mm)
Noise Level 28dB/30dB
Keystone Correction ± 5° Vertical
Operating Temperature 41° to 95°F (5° to 35°C), 85% Max Humidity
Power Supply AC Input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, Auto-Switching
Power Consumption 310 Watts (Bright), 260 Watts (STD), <0.5 Watt (Standby)
Standard Accessories AC Power Cord, Composite Video Cable, RF Emitter for 3D Glasses, Remote Control, Batteries for Remote, Lens Cap, User’s Manual, Quick Start Card and Warranty Card
Optional Accessories Ceiling Mount, Component Cable, HDMI Cable, RS-232 Cable, and Panoview™ Series Screens, DLP Link Glasses, 3D-RF Glasses
Warranty One-Year Limited Parts and Labor, 90-Days Lamp UPC 796435 41 7161
Accessory Part Numbers Lamp: BL-FP2301 Remote: BR-3060B

General setup and use:

The HD33 projector was shipped in a bubble wrapped lined box which seem to have held the projector quite well during shipping and arrived at the labs with very slight damage to the box. We used the projector off and on over a three month period and we did not have any issues with the lamp or the projector over-all. Doing a little research on previous models by Optoma, there are some posts about the warranty being too short. The Optoma HD33 comes with a year warranty and only 90days on the lamp which is standard across the board for projectors. We inspected the HD33 and were impressed with the simplicity among the I/O ports on the back of the projector.

optoma-hd33-1.jpg optoma hd33 back side showing I/O ports
optoma hd33 back side showing I/O ports optoma hd33 back side showing power

The I/O ports on the projector include two HDMI, one VGA , two sets of composite to send your video to the projector which is great, but I would be willing to give up a composite for a DVI port though. The connections were plenty and with the included remote, you can enable the input quickly without having to scroll through input after input to get to your video source.

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