Optoma Themescene H78
Optoma Themescene H78
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Optoma Themescene H78

A 4 year old 3800:1 1280 x 720 projector with poor features but a gigantic 23dB noise level
3800:1 720p (1280x720) No 23dB Sep 2013
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Optoma Themescene H78 Review

Released 4 years ago, we have scored the Optoma Themescene H78 as follows for Summary.
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£250 Over 1 Year
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 28?

Sony projectors have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better projectors are available. View the latest data projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of £250 over 1 year, which puts it in the most expensive 6% of all 1,763 multimedia projectors that we have compared it to.
It is missing some features:
Very dim projector brightness
Does not support full HD
Very short service life of lamp
Only 1,080 video mode

Optoma Themescene H78 In-Depth Analysis


Optoma Has Very Good Projector Reviews

We checked 2,445 expert and owner reviews (including 398 verified purchases) for Optoma data projectors and found that on average Optoma has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Optoma data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Has a DVI Port

The Themescene H78 has a DVI port, unlike 88% of multimedia projectors which do not have a DVI port.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The projector brightness of the Optoma Themescene H78 of only 1,000 ANSI lumens is in the dimmest 9% of all projectors when sorted by this feature. The average projector brightness of all projectors is 3,700 ANSI lumens, with the dimmest being 12 ANSI lumens and the brightest being 85,000 ANSI lumens.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The Optoma Themescene H78 does not support full HD, although this is within the context that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of projectors is 10dB, the loudest is 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB. The Themescene H78's noise level of only 23dB is in the quietest 2% of all projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Very Short Service Life of Lamp

The service life of lamp of the Themescene H78 of only 3,000h is in the shortest 16% of all data projectors when ranked by this feature. The shortest service life of lamp of data projectors is 20h, the longest is 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Only 1,080 Video Mode

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1280 X 720 Resolution

The Optoma Themescene H78 has a 1280 x 720 projector native resolution which is higher than the WXGA (1280x800) resolution found on most projectors. In addition, this projector has a projector native resolution of 720p (1280x720). Projectors resolutions range from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This projector was released in September 2013.

Running Costs

High Running Costs

The average running cost of the Themescene H78 is £250 over 1 year based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, which makes it one of the less economic to run projectors.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 05060059040599

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