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More depth, more detail

Convenient and easy to setup, the bright and versatile all new HD29Darbee projector integrates DARBEE Visual Presence™ image enhancement technology to bring you revolutionary levels of depth and realism.

Optoma’s advanced colour technology, multiple settings and features enable users to enjoy long-lasting, reliable and precise colour for vibrant, lifelike images - perfect for immersive gaming, live sports and home entertainment any time of day. It also features Enhanced Gaming Mode with a 16ms response time, ideal for gaming enthusiasts.

An integrated speaker provides great sound and two HDMI inputs enable an easy setup. Games consoles, Blu-ray players, set top boxes or other HDMI devices like Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick or Apple TV™ can be connected. Perfect for gaming, streaming videos and sharing photos on the big screen in the comfort of your own home.

Weighing less than 2.5kg you can take it to a friend’s for a sports event, movie night or games marathon.


Lights on viewing – 3200 ANSI lumens
Easy connectivity - 2x HDMI and MHL support and built-in 10W speaker
Amazing colour - accurate Rec.709 colours
Award winning Darbee Visual Presence™ technology inside, 16ms response time


Darbee acclaimed Visual Presence™ patented technology further enhances Optoma projection technology with more depth and realism, delivering a clearer sharper picture by embedding stereoscopic depth information from a human-vision-based model. The image processing is adjustable, giving you the flexibility to customise the visual enhancement to suit your particular taste.

Amazing colours

Amazing colours

Watch your movies, TV shows and play games with stunning colours in any environment. Optoma projectors provide reliable performance suitable for any content and environment. Our home projectors are capable of reproducing the Rec.709 colour gamut, the international HDTV standard to guarantee accurate reproduction of cinematic colour exactly as the director intended. Or more saturated colours for a punchy looking image, great for gaming and animated movies.

Full HD 1080p

Full HD 1080p

1080p resolution gives you sharp and detailed images from HD content without downscaling or compression; perfect for watching Blu-ray movies, HD broadcasting and playing video games.

Full 3D

Full 3D

Optoma projectors can display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles.

Dynamic black technology

This feature gives more depth to your image by smoothly adjusting the lamp output, based on the brightness information of each frame; to create a stunning high contrast ratio. Bright scenes appear crisp and clear, while dark scenes remain detailed with deep blacks and exceptional light and shade detail.

Game mode

Game mode optimises your projector for maximum contrast and vivid colours to capture every detail - leaving you time to focus on winning.

Integrated speaker

Integrated speaker

Complete your home entertainment experience with the convenience of a powerful built-in speaker for exceptional sound quality and an easy set up without the need for costly external speakers.

ISF modes

ISF modes

This feature allows you to save your calibrated day and night mode settings for the highest possible viewing experience.



Most movies are shot at 24 frames per second (fps). To preserve the purity of the original image, Optoma projectors can accept high definition sources at 24 fps to display movies exactly as the director intended.



Turn your projector into a smart display by connecting your smartphone or tablet with a single cable using MHL; now you can view presentations and documents, stream videos and share photos on the big screen.



Use the USB-A port to power an HDMI dongle, such as Google Chromecast.

Auto power off

Auto power off

There may be instances when the projector is left running when not in use. To help save energy, the "auto power off" feature automatically turns off the projector after a set period of time if it is not being used

Quick resume

This feature allows the projector to be instantly powered on again, if it is accidentally switched off.

Wireless option

Instantly stream Full 1080p and 3D content from a Blu-ray™ player, set-top box, games console or AV receiver to your projector wirelessly; eliminating the hassle and extra cost of installing long cables using the WHD200 (sold separately).


Universal Carry Bag
Universal Carry Bag
EMEA standard warranty
EMEA standard warranty


Expert reviews

Tech 404
October 2018

The HD29Darbee Projector from Optoma is one of the best sub $700 projectors currently in 2018. Packing the Optoma Darbee Vision this projector ticks a lot of boxes for a lot of people. This is one of the best 1080p projectors I've tested for those looking to game and watch movies

Darbee visual enhancement – is it worth it? In my opinion it is definitely worth it.  When you see the added fine details and the extra detail, especially in faces when you are watching movies or in my wife’s case TV.

I really like the full pop when watching sports.

A solid well-rounded projector and with the Darbee visual enhancement, this thing is something special!

Technik Bar
January 2018

“The Optoma HD29 Darbee knows how to convince. Its nice design, tidy menu and its unparalleled image quality speak volume and make any movie fan’s heart beat faster. In summary, this projector offers the best price performance package. The HD29 Darbee is quiet, small and offers movie enjoyment, whether 2D or 3D, at the highest level.”

December 2017

“Optoma has launched the HD29Darbee, a colorfast entry model having a big-screen for home cinema. The projector is easy to install and works really quietly and offers plenty of potential with regards to the image quality!”

November 2017

Even with the curtains open and the lights on (I review in the evening and it’s most definitely autumn right now) the image is clear, sharp and vibrant. However, close the curtains and flick off the lights and the colours really pop.

Straight out of the box, the depth and vibrancy of the video produced was impressive.

Also, the colour and brightness uniformity was pretty spot on.

Even when getting close to the image, it remains sharp.

Optoma have again managed to produce a projector that is impressive for the price.

I really like the colour depth and detail and the ease of set up. It also proved its worth for casual gaming, however I would suggest you looked at the GT1080Darbee if gaming is your main thing.

October 2017

“The projector can be easily installed, works extremely quietly and offers a little effort abundant potential for image quality".

Mobile Tech Talk
September 2017

Optoma HD29Darbee Review : Someone Take My Wallet

“If you’ve actually been paying attention to this review, you already know I’m going to tell you to buy this if you can afford it. Films looked great on it, the small sliver of gaming I did on it (Retro games on Raspberry Pi and a bit of racing on an Xbox One) looked stunning.”

“Pretty sure DARBEE is actual magic.”


Owner reviews

Excellent projector
Bennett, Boston, MA, August 2017.Purchased from Amazon.com
This projector has far exceeded my expectations. Not only does it perform well in typical theater-style lighting (nice deep blacks), I've been able to use it without issue in full daylight conditions. The setup was extremely quick and easy.
Excellent 3-D 1080P projector
Phillip Kollinger, Effingham, IL, August 2017.Purchased from Amazon.com
I purchased this instead of getting a 55" 4K tv. At 120" on an eggshell colored wall the image is impressive and as clear as a 40" at 1080P resolution. The 3-D is like a movie theater minus the crowd noise. I do not have anything negative to say so after a month; it is easier to move than a large tv and has enough lumen to use during the day. You can't go wrong with this projector!
Verified Review
Optoma Hd29 Darbee Best of the Best
Mario Zammit, Tarxien : Malta, August 2017.Purchased from Malta
I own old Optoma projector Hd23 and decided to upgrade to HD29Darbee. What a difference,And the Brightness Very Good absolutely love this one for the price you can not go wrong. With 3D and Darbee Vision Very Happy With it!
Replaced a 10 yr old high quality projector
Rich Fiorella, 5705 Woodruff Dr, Clarence Center, NY 14032, August 2017.Purchased from Amazon
After 10 years of use and 4 replacement bulbs, it was time to consider the latest technology and replacement of the old unit. After reading countless reviews, I selected the Optoma HD29Darbee projector. It is highly rated by many trade publications. The installation went quite smoothly and setup was straight forward and easy and took less than an hour.
The picture quality blew me away and we look forward to many years of use. Great unit for the price point!
Great Projector!
Steve, Los Angeles, August 2017.Purchased from B and H
This projector has a great picture and is very bright. The fan is not too loud and it was easy to set up. Darbee does a great job at taking the picture quality to the next level.
Great Projector ever
Junchao Wang, Winnipeg, July 2017.Purchased from Amazon
This is my first projector, I did comparison with 3lcd projector and I am very pleased with the quality and picture. I bought this one on sale on Amazon Prime day and I was very pleased with price and quality on the picture. Would recommend it to my family
Great projector
Scott Johnston, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, July 2017.Purchased from Amazon
This is my second projector, I have the HD142x and was going to purchase another one as I am very pleased with the quality and picture. I saw this one on sale on Amazon Prime day and went for it. Very pleased, great picture, contrast is awesome. Would buy another one.
Home Cinema
Rasesh Desai, New Jersey, July 2017.Purchased from Amazon
I love the picture very clear and sharp. I own old Optoma projector and decided to upgrade to HD29Darbee. What a difference absolutely love this one for the price you can not go wrong.
Perfect projector
Jean-Jacques Rivard, St-Philippe, QC J0L 2K0, July 2017.Purchased from Amazon.ca
Very satisfied with performance and quality of projector.
Great experience and value!
Chas Beeler, Newton, IA, July 2017.Purchased from Amazon
Installed this after it came in today, I must say, I'm not disappointed. The blacks are deep, I don't see any rainbows that you get on some other projectors, and the image quality is great! This is a great value in a world that you might have to spend thousands more to find an "upgrade."
Zachary, Bowie md, July 2017.Purchased from Amazon
Projector looks crystal clear but I wish the bulb was brighter. I have a 3000 lumen projector from Epson that seems brighter but this is 100% clearer and crisper picture. Just shows up a little less in our bright room during the day
Great Projector, Darbee Makes It Even Greater!
Andrew Behnke, North Carolina, July 2017.Purchased from Amazon
Received this projector on time and fired it right up. The first thing I noticed was the very quiet fan noise even on bright mode. The colors and detail pop out when Darbee is enabled and the projector is bright enough even for moderate light viewing locations. I tried 3LCD projectors before and could not stand the SDE. I thought I would give DLP a try and I have to say the Texas Instruments chip Optoma put in this projector puts out a great picture. I would recommend this projector to anyone looking for a budget projector that makes it seem like your in a movie theater. I love this projector!

Long Lamp Life
Beautiful Picture
Back-lit Remote
Darbee Image Enhancement
Quiet Operation
Supports MHL

Replacement lamp cost ($179) is expensive compared to other projectors in this price range.

Case studies

Mario Zammit proud as punch of his DARBEE joy
Mario Zammit proud as punch of his DARBEE joy


Display technology
1080p Full HD (1920x1080)
3,200 lumens
Contrast ratio
Native aspect ratio
Aspect ratio - compatible
Keystone correction - vertical
Horizontal scan rate
15 ~ 91Khz
Vertical scan rate
24 ~ 85(120 for 3D)Hz
Screen size
0.71m ~ 7.75m (27.88" ~ 305.3") diagonal

Lamp info

Light source type
Lamp watts
Lamp life hours (up to)
5000 (Bright), 8000 (Dynamic), 6000 (Eco)


Throw ratio
1.48:1 ~ 1.62:1
Projection distance (m)
1m - 10m
Zoom type
Focal length (mm)
21.86 ~ 24
Native offset


Inputs 1 x HDMI 1.4a 3D support + MHL, 1 x HDMI 1.4a 3D support
Outputs 1 x Audio 3.5mm, 1 x USB-A power 1A
Control 1 x 3D sync, 1 x 12V trigger


Noise level (typical)
PC compatibility
2D compatibility
480i/p, 576i/p, 720p(50/60Hz), 1080i(50/60Hz), 1080p(50/60Hz)
3D compatibility
Side-by-Side:1080i50 / 60, 720p50 / 60 Frame-pack: 1080p24, 720p50 / 60 Over-Under: 1080p24, 720p50 / 60
Full 3D
Security bar, Kensington Lock, Password protected interface
OSD / display languages
25 languages: Arabic, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Chinese (simplified), Spanish, Swedish, Chinese (traditional), Turkish, Vietnamese
Operating conditions
5°C ~ 40°C, Max. Humidity 85%, Max. Altitude 3000m
Remote control
Backlit home remote
Speaker count
Watts per speaker
In the box
AC power cord
Remote control
2x AAA batteries
Basic user manual
Input lag
Optional wireless models


Power supply
100 ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60Hz
Power consumption (standby)
Power consumption (min)
Power consumption (max)

Weight and dimensions

Net weight
Dimensions (W x D x H) mm
298 x 230 x 96
Verified owner

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