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Negligible DLP ‘rainbow’ colour fringing.
Effective 3D presentation.
Half the price of most competing 3D projectors.
Superb picture quality.
3D glasses fit comfortably.
Breakthrough price for 1080p 3D.
No video converter needed for 3D with Blu-ray players, cable TV boxes, and the equivalent.
No onboard audio system.
A little noisy.
Not too bright.
No 3D specs included in the box.
A bit noisy, especially when switching display modes.
Backlit remote is actually too bright to use in a dark room.
Rainbow effect shows just often enough to keep it from being an extraordinary choice.
By Big Picture Big Sound on July 20, 2012
The Optoma HD33 is one of the few full HD 1080p 3D projectors on the market for less than $2,500 - it actually sells for under $1,500. Although the lack of lens shift and lack of extended zoom capabilities restrict its placement, you can work around...
By Home Cinema Choice on March 15, 2012
Don’t be surprised if you’re told you’ll have to go on a waiting list to get an Optoma HD33. According to a little birdie in the trade, demand for this model is outstripping supply across Europe – and having now lived with one...
By Home Theater on February 07, 2012
The HD33's 2D mode calibrated quite well, although the black level was fairly high at the image size I used (16:9, 76 inches wide). A larger screen would help this, and there's enough brightness headroom, even in STD lamp mode, to fill such a...
By Audioholics on December 27, 2011
A couple years ago, Optoma redefined the projector market by introducing a 1080p model for under $1000. That was unheard of. What's equally unheard of is a 3D projector under $3000 - except that Optoma has now broken down that barrier again, too....
By Expert Reviews on December 21, 2011
Fantastic for 3D, but it’s otherwise a fairly average performer. There are better choices at this price...
By TechwareLabs on December 04, 2011
The Optoma HD33 is a great projector with a lot of great features. There are several models of projectors that Optoma has listed on their web site and the HD33 being listed in about the middle. The HD33 is a perfect projector for home entertainment...
By Home Theater Review on November 30, 2011
We all know that 3D is suffering through some growing pains, mostly with regard to multiple formats, multiple types of glasses and the annoying lack of standardization in movie theaters. With some cohesion amongst the studios and exhibitors and a more...
By Trusted Reviews on November 30, 2011
While the HD33 isn’t without its flaws, the bottom line is that it’s a million times better - especially with 3D - than any projector so cheap has a right to be. Narrowly missing out on a nomination for the TrustedReviews Awards 2011 powered...
By Whathifi.com on November 29, 2011
Feast your eyes on a three-dimensional cat among the 2D projector pigeons. We’ve already seen one knockdown 3D solution from Optoma in the shape of the , but that involved an external 3D conversion box. This is the company’s most affordable...
By Gaming Nexus on November 09, 2011
Usually when I review of projector, I have previously seen it and had hands on with it at the annual CES show in Vegas the prior January. When Optoma offered me the chance to review a 1080p home theater projector that I hadn’t seen yet, which also...
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