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Really good projector for the price
Sebastien Julien, Quebec Canada. Purchased from Consignia Canada
After using 3 different projectors in the last couple of years before this one (all Optoma), this HD28Dse is really impressive for that kind of price. After making test for the last 2 weeks I think I can give a decent review.
Just plug in a good source, like a pc through hdmi, and start a game like Witcher 3 or Metal Gear solid V, and set the games in 3840 X 2160 Dynamic Super Resolution (go read about it) in the nvidia GeForce experience, and you won't even believe what you see in front of you. Even in eco mode it is really brilliant and crisp.
The sad part is, to use the 3d capabilty of this projector you need to buy the Optoma BC300 3D RF Emitter Transmitter and their glasses (yes I know they are cheaper one alternative, but THEY give cheap 3d effect too), it is just stupid that I can't use my nvidia 3d vision kit with this projector.
Even then I don't even know if I will be able to play my PC games in 3D with the Optoma 3D kit, or just a console will work. And it seems nobody anywhere knows the answer. Another con: boy the fans are noisy, its a chance my home theater can blow my walls off because with small speakers at low volume you will hear them.
My friends and I have been bying Optoma's in the last couple of years and they are reliable.
I really recommend this projector to anyone who likes to love watching movies and playing game. It is just totally stunning with a good source. And Darby is not a gimmick at all, just dont set it too high for Nothing.
Chuck Neely, Bogart, GA. Purchased from Amazon
Purchased this projector to replace my old Dell S300 short throw. Wanted the GT 1080 short throw, but decided to get a little crazy. Man, I'm glad that I did! The image quality on this projector feels like you are watching a 120" TV. Contrast is amazing! I have been missing detail in movies that I never knew were there. The brightness is perfect. I can still see the full image with all lights on in my living room. This projector does well with 3D also. My only problem is the whirling sound the fan produces when there is a quiet scene in the movie. But other than that, this bad boy is a keeper!
Best Projector EVER!
Matthew Matlock, Federal Way, WA. Purchased from Amazon.com
We had purchased a refurbished one that was also similiar last year. But I need a short throw projector for my small living area in my new home. We rent and move frequently. THIS projector does it all. I never have to mess with it. It does not get hot and has everything we need for a few years to come. Got it on a cyber monday sale on Amazon great deal and best projector we've ever come across.
Perfect Home Theater Projector
Noah Brown, Birmingham, AL. Purchased from Amazon.com
This is the best home theater projector available for less than $1,000. I used the HD28DSE to replace a 2007 model Panasonic projector that cost several thousand dollars back in 2007. The Optoma projector provides as good of a picture, if not a little better, than the Panasonic did in my theater room. I would definitely recommend this to a first time projector buyer.
Another quality product
Glenn Bushner, Charleston, SC. Purchased from Amazon
This is my third Optoma projector. Not for any failures, but due the great satisfaction of the other units.
I installed this unit and without a missed beat, began to enjoy all of my 110 inch home theater experience.
Forget the other projectors on the market, you really need one of these.
Divyeshkumar Patel, Harrisburg PA . Purchased from D&H Harrisburg PA
I hooked this up in my new Finished Basement and this is awesome
This is one of the first Projector I have and I am so pleased with it
I just watched some Indian Movies and it looks like I am watching in Theater the Picture is so Crisp and Clear
Also I have Yamaha Surround Sound Hooked up to it
My Son loves it as he uses it to play games on Xbox One
This is the Best Gaming Projector I have seen ( Tried some others at friends and family's places)
The Graphics seen on Xbox One are great and so real
I like this Projector and will surely recommend to people
Donald Gudmundson, Greeley, Colorado. Purchased from Amazon
I purchased the Optoma HD28DSE because I felt is was the best value for the money. The picture quality and clarity as well as the color depth has been impressive. This is an upgrade from an Optoma projector that I had purchased about 8 years ago and we are pleased with the difference in the color and picture from our older projector. We are very pleased with how easy it was to set up and get working as well as its overall performance. It was easy to connect the satellite receiver and all of the other equipment to the projector and everything worked right away. I believe that this projector is a great value for the money.
Kishore Karanam, Seattle. Purchased from http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
sharp and crisp picture quality, have not tried 3D future yet. Happy with the purchase so far.
Awesome projector HD28DSE
Eif Wu, Toronto. Purchased from Amazon
Great projector with awesome picture quality. The HD28DSE is light weight and is loaded with useful input jacks. The set up is user friendly.Two thumbs up!! Highly recommended.
Dexter , Wpafb, ohio. Purchased from Amazon
Great projector. Had the hd20 before. This one has much more detail and is a lot brighter.
Eiffel , Toronto, Ontario Canada. Purchased from RBComputing
This is a great projector with awesome picture! Highly recommended
Takes your breath away!
Steve Ybarra, San Antonio, Texas. Purchased from Amazon
I just purchased this projector after owning an Infocus for 12 years with 720 display. OMG! this projector really fills my 108 inch screen with clear and bright picture. I did a lot of research because it has been 12 years since my last projector purchase and I want this to last me another 12 years or more. I hook my Samsung Blu-ray player up one HDMI to my Bose system and the other HDMI to my projector. Highly recommend this product to anyone that wants to get the theater affect with a economical cost of a high end projector.
Awesome product for home theatre use
Roger, San Francisco Bay area. Purchased from Amazon
Just purchased product on Black Friday sale. Product gives real clear picture in my home theatre. Has a real long distance throw, however, please use the chart on their web site to determine right distance to install from screen.
BLewis, Arizona . Purchased from Amazon
I am beyond satisfied with my Optoma purchase. I looked around before settling on this one. The picture is perfect even during the day. It took a little work to get it just right but worth every minute... They could use better instructions. The fan noise some have complained about is minimal. I did not have that issue. The speakers are decent but I hooked mine up to my Bose for surround sound. Sunday football is AWESOME! I can now watch it all on a 100 inch screen :) I got it on Amazon at a great price. Very, very, very happy. I recommend it to all my friends.
The Best Projector - AWESOME!!!
Divyeshkumar Patel, Harrisburg , PA. Purchased from D&H Harrisburg PA
This is my First Projector ever for my house\I just finished doing my basement and now I needed a Good Projector to set up my Home Theater
I did a little more research on HD Projectors and then had a slight double mind in selecting between BENQ and Optoma. I was looking for 1080p that is both bright and high contrast for a reasonable price. I also needed both vertical and horizontal keystone adjustment. After doing a lot of searching, this one won because it was basically the only one I could find that had all of these qualities for under $1k.
All otheres with same of low specs were above $1k and this was an excellent price for the amount of features it carried
I just set it up and So far, it's performing great and I couldn't be happier with the picture quality, features, and noise level. The plastic case feels a bit cheap, but as long as it keeps on working as it does now, that's all that matters.
Scott and Penny Baslee, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Purchased from AMAZON
We are blown away by the quality of the display! I really wish we would have purchased this product much sooner. Our family did a bunch of research before purchasing and we know that we made the right decision with the OPTOMA HD28DSE! I will admit that this product will be used mostly for gaming and my family could not be happier. The graphics are out of this world and look as though you could reach out and touch everything on the screen. I will certainly be recommending this particular item as a must have to be under the Christmas tree this year! No home should be without one!
Best Full HD Projector For The Money
David Marshall, Wind Lake, Wisconsin. Purchased from Amazon
I have owned 2 Panasonic 1080P HD home theater projectors over the past 10 years. The last Panasonic I purchased cost me $1900.00 and the quality of this Optoma HD28SE is far better. The colors and level of detail is amazing. I must say after being into home theater for many years, I questioned how the picture quality would be on this unit. Although this projector just came out in September 2015, I feel the $1900 I spent on the past was a waste and I could have bought 2 Optoma HD28SE projectors. Also have played PS4 and XBOX One on the projector and the refresh rate is top notch. I would highly recommend this projector to anyone looking for a high end display that even works well in rooms that are not completely dark. The bulb life is also rated for double the time of my Panasonic which is a big plus as well. Could not imagine a better projector unless you went up to a $10,000 UHD /4K unit.
Great Projector - shipped fast
Hrishit, New Jersey. Purchased from Visual Apex
Projector clarity is superb. Got a great deal on Visual Apex.
This is an initial review and will update more after I've used it for sometime.
James Mertl, Marietta, GA 30068. Purchased from Amazon
Could not be any more pleased! First projector I have ever owned, however, easy to set up and what a fabulous picture!! I now have 150 inch screen with very good clarity and have turned my basement into a theater. Very pleased with everything about the projector, however the sound could be better. Not much volume. That does not bother me though because I have a sound system that I'm using. With a picture as good as the Optima HD 20 8DS EE that does not bother me though because I have a sound system that I'm using. With a picture as good as the Optima HD 28DSE has one needs a sound system to complete the ultimate experience the projector gives!
Highly satisfied and will definitely recommend
Rhishikesh Muley, Atlanta. Purchased from Amazon
This is my first projector. I bought it primarily to watch movies and it serves the purpose very well. Projector was delivered within 2 days from when order was placed. Set up was easy and we already watched few movies with family and friends. Everyone is delighted and want to get the same projector. I haven't tried 3D projection yet. Waiting for 3D glasses to be delivered. I am also looking for a good quality yet cost effective screen and would like recommendations from others.
Manuel Rodriguez, Pingree Grove, IL. Purchased from Amazon
Great for our basement theater!
Robert Saroki, Michigan. Purchased from Amazon
I have owned two other Optoma projectors and this one exceed my expectation very bright and crystal clear.would recomend.
Cinema quality picture
Antonio Navarro, USA. Purchased from Bell & Howell
This is my first HD projector and it was well worth every penny. Consoles ( XB360, PS3, XB1 ) all look crystal clear with only minor tweaking to default settings. Plugged it up to my pc ( which is now my primary monitor) and its glorious. Witcher 3 and Battlefront feel like Im playing through a movie instead of a game.
Have been able to compare to my friends HD26 and there is a noticeable difference incase anyone curious.
Kurt Betz, 6813 84 ave Kenosha,Wi.. Purchased from amazon
This is my 3rd projector and 2nd optoma, wow what a difference. This is a fantastic projector in my basement with big windows and patio door, great pic in brightness and contrast. 3D is great also, my grandson wants to watch it whenever he comes over. Very quiet.
Exactly what we wanted
Brianna Goodell, Eaton, CO. Purchased from Amazon
We bought the projector with the intention of buying a 110'' screen, we are finishing our basement. Amazon messed up and sent us the wrong projector an Optoma but a model that was not the 28DSE. It did not work with what we needed it for and we installed it and wondered why nothing fit. Well we finally found out Amazon shipped us the wrong model. So we sent it back and got the intended model and it works perfect with the screen we bought with it Elitech Electric Motorized Projector Projection Screen 110" 16:9 HDTV Format. I am very happy with the width and all the information we found on this unit has been to specifications.
It has a sound picture I cannot wait to have many date nights with my husband.
Andy, NJ. Purchased from Amazon
This is my first projector. I did lot of research and bought this one. I am pretty impressed. Easy setup. Very bright and good picture quality!
Great projector amazing colors.
Marcin Gornik, New York. Purchased from B&H
I absolutely love HD28DSE, I upgraded form old BenQ projector so the difference is huge, however I purchased my projector at B&H store and I compared this one to 6 different projectors that cost much more. After careful analysis I made my decision about HD28DSE sorely on the reproduction of color it was by far superior to any other projectors looked at, Epson, Sony, Panasonic and some no name brand. I have to note that I have viewsonic 3D glassed and when they work 3D looks great but the glasses loose sync not sure if it's projector problem, glasses or IR technology in general. Overall highly recommend it. 5 stars.
Mary Sweeney, Kentucky. Purchased from Amazon
We love our new projector and use it on a 100 inch screen for cable, PS gaming and movies. The picture quality is amazing. The 3D feature is new to us as our previous projector did not have this, and it has been a really fun and interesting feature to use. Overall, I am very happy with this projector and would buy it again. It is a good value for its quality.
Dave Winkelkotter, Utah. Purchased from Amazon
After reading up on dozens of projectors in my price range, I decided to go with the Optoma HD28DSE. I was very nervous about ordering a projector without seeing the picture first, but, the picture was pretty good out of the box and once I dialed the settings into my liking, THE PICTURE IS AMAZING! Looks great even with the light on. The built in speaker isn't very loud at full level, but that's okay, I was planning on saving up and getting a surround sound system anyway. I'm super happy I went with this one!!!!! I highly recommend it!
Lite Weight with a BIG PICTURE!
Aleks Bogdanovski, Dallas TX. Purchased from Amazon
WHAT A PICTURE!!!
I bought optoma HD28DSE online and set it up in my condo in Dallas TX.
AMAZING HD picture at a price that makes TV redundant!
I highly recommend this product to everyone I speak too.. in fact my buds who watch the games with me all write the model number so I expect it will sell hot for the HOLIDAY!
Whole family is amazed!
Atif khan, Valley stream, NY. Purchased from Www.projectorpeople.com
I bought optoma HD28DSE online, when it arrived, I hooked it up with my home theatre system, n this guy really did an excellent first impression on my whole family, n honestly I couldn't believe that at that kind of price range I could get that kind of eye poping big hd screen, the only thing I never tried is 3D coz I don't have 3D glasses :-( but I bet that it's 3D features is gonna be more impressing, I would highly recommend optoma HD28DSE n no doubts about this lil monster, so get ready to get amazed n bring it in at ur home theatre.
Steven Boll, The Woodlands, Texas . Purchased from Amazon
You get a lot for the money. I had a very highly rated Sanyo DLP that was good but I like how bright this unit gets and the 3D is an added bonus. I have a dedicated theater with zero light as an option but that isn't really that great an option when you have kids or even adults for that matter wanting to reach for drinks, popcorn, etc.... This unit lets you keep lights on without ruining the picture. It doesn't need much distance to project a large image either.
Bryce Bergen, Alpine, Utah. Purchased from Amazon
We bought the HD28DSE after a lot of research in to the top ranked projectors below $1500. It seemed to be listed in the top 3 on every review we found. We were buying it to replace a $4K Epson that is about 6 yrs old from the previous owners of our home. Wow what a huge difference. The old projector wasn't even worth trying to watch unless you had all the light off and windows blacked out in the basement. With the optoma HD28DSE it doesn't even matter. It looks great with all the lights on and even better when they are all off. I did have to play with the brightness and contrast setting a little at first as the picture didn't look quite natural but after 5 minutes playing with the setting it looks great and we're very happy. We'll see how things go over time. My only con would be that if it were possible to have adaptive setting were the unit would tune the settings for you, that would be awesome.
Lindsey, Louisiana. Purchased from Amazon
I was very skeptical on this projector. It is so new that there are very few reviews out there for it. But that all when away the moment that we plugged it in. The projector did not need any additional adjustments to produce such a clear vivid and beautiul picture. It is so easy to use that the basic manual is only one page. I would reccomend this product for anyone that is wanting to have a projector for inside or outside use. We are even thinking about using this as our main source of television in the living room instead of just casual outdoor viewing. Spend the little extra $$ to get the very best on the market right now.
DJ, Upland, CA. Purchased from Amazon
For the money I feel this is the best projector out there. Very clean picture. I can't find a negative part to write about. I am very happy with this purchase.
The Best Projector you can buy
Matthew Rossetti, dracut ma. Purchased from audio general inc.
The HD28DSE is by far the best and most advanced projector on the market in 2015. The text is so crisp looks insane. Projects ps4 like my 60 inch samsung tv... amazing. If you are looking for a new projector that will get the job done and a lot extra i would definitely recommend the HD28DSE.
Good value for a quality product
Adam Cluff, Utah. Purchased from Amazon
I purchased the HD28DSE for a family Christmas gift. This projector will not be hooked up all the time but for special viewing. We easily hooked up the projector to our DVD player and start watching a movie. The color and picture were great. Since this is our first project, I can't claim to know a lot about projectors but I was very pleased with the picture quality and the size of the picture. The zoom and focus features are on the top of the projector and are easy to use. While there is sound that comes from the projector, it is certainly not loud enough to show to a large group of people. We will definitely need an external sound system, but we expected that. I only rated it a 4 stars because of my lack of experience, but I am very please with the product.