• Optoma HD33
83
Based on 20 scores, 25 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    7
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Sharp HD.
  • Negligible DLP ‘rainbow’ colour fringing.
  • Keystone correction.

Cons:

  • No onboard audio system.
  • A little noisy.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Big Picture Big Sound on 88

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 80

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 for a few weeks, I’m not...

By soundandvision.com on 60

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 screen....

By Audioholics on

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. And...

By Expert Reviews on 80

Fantastic for 3D, but it’s otherwise a fairly average performer. There are better choices at this price...

By TechwareLabs on

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 90

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 90

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...

By Whathifi.com on 100

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 one-box 3D...

By Gaming Nexus on 100

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...

By avforums.com on 70

The model we have for review is the Optoma HD33 Full HD Single Chip DLP projector, which sits below the HD83 and above the HD300X in the Optoma 3D projector range. We, here at AVForums, are firm believers in the maxim that, when it comes to 3D, size does...

By Projector Reviews on 80

Optoma have for years spearheaded the DLP projector market both as an OEM manufacturer for brands like Toshiba HP and Dell and under their own label. The release of the new HD33 projector yet again breaks new ground by making a full HD 3D projector...

By Wired on 80

Extra dimensions don’t come cheap. If you’ve dreamed of a Sam Worthington-shaped avatar running through your living room, you know that 3-D projectors — the few that are available — have price tags in the $3,000-and-up range. (You also know that...

By PC Mag on 80

The Optoma HD33 delivers gorgeous 2D and 3D HD images, but shows rainbow artifacts often enough so you should approach it cautiously if you see the rainbow effect easily....

By Blogcritics on

Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with three different HD projectors made by Optoma — the HD33, the GT750E, and the Neo-i. While all produced good images (in fact, the HD33 would probably be classified...

By AVguide on 100

Optoma seems to have a knack when it comes to designing affordable home theater projectors. Their 2D HD20 model was the first 1080p DLP home theater front projector to break the $1,000 price point barrier, and it delivered a surprisingly good...

By Projectors at Projector Reviews on

The Optoma HD33 definitely earns its Hot Product award. The breakthrough price is one great reason, although I expect it will see some 3D competition near the price real soon. The thing is, the HD33 does everything reasonably well. It's not the most...

By ProjectorCentral on 92

The Optoma HD33 is a projector of firsts. It is Optoma's first 1080p 3D projector. It is also the first 1080p 3D projector under $3000. Finally, it is the first 3D projector to our knowledge to use RF glasses technology, eliminating concerns about...

International Review By ljudochbild.se on 83

HD33 är enkel att sköta. Den är tystgående i energisparläget, den lilla fjärrkontrollen gör vad den ska och har direktknappar för kontrast och ljusstyrka. Inställningsmöjligheterna är godkända men någon ISF-kalibrering finns inte. Det bör också påpekas...

International Review By Lyd og bilde on 83

Optoma HD33 er enkel å bruke. Den er stillegående i energisparemodus, den lille fjernkontrollen gjør det den skal og har kontrast og lysstyrke tilgjengelig med direkteknapper. Kalibreringsmulighetene er greie, men ISF-kalibrering finnes ikke. Vi nevner...