Optoma HD83
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Optoma HD83

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A giant 700:1 1920 x 1080 data projector with fine features
700:1 1080p (1920x1080) Yes 22dB Aug 2012
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Optoma HD83 Review

With very good reviews but mediocre features,
7 Reviews + 2 Awards
Average Features
5 Years Old
£124 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 76%. This projector has received two awards including a "Recommended" award from plus one other site. Sony projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer projectors with better features are available. However this Optoma projector has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest data projectors 2017.
The HD83 has running costs of £124 over 1 year, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,763 data projectors that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports full HD
Very dim projector brightness
Only 1,080 video mode

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Optoma HD83 In-Depth Analysis


Two Industry Awards

This data projector received a "Recommended" award from both review sites and Trusted Reviews, both of which said that this projector was very good.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews,, and this Optoma projector has an overall expert rating of 76%.

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Optoma Has Very Good Reviews for Its Projectors

Based on 2,445 expert and user reviews (including 398 verified purchases), Optoma has very good ratings for its projectors. 96% of those that bought a Optoma projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightnesses of data projectors range from 12 ANSI lumens to 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The Optoma HD83's projector brightness of only 1,600 ANSI lumens is quite dim compared to most other data projectors. It is in the dimmest 10% of all projectors when ordered by this feature.

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Supports Full HD

The Optoma HD83 supports full HD. 64% of multimedia projectors do not support full HD.

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The Optoma HD83 is HD-Ready, which is unusual. 79% of projectors are not HD-Ready.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

Across all the projectors the noise levels range from 10dB to 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Optoma HD83's noise level of only 22dB is in the quietest 2% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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1920 X 1080 Resolution

The Optoma HD83 has a 1920 x 1080 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most multimedia projectors. This Optoma projector also has a projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080). Across all projectors the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) and the worst is 280 x 800.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Optoma HD83 of only 3,000h is quite short compared to most other projectors. It is in the shortest 23% of all projectors when ordered by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This projector has been on the market since August 2012.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The HD83 has an average running cost of £124 over 1 year based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 1,763 projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers optoma gvwinctt
Barcodes 00608938504579, 00796435113247, 05060059045730

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