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  1. apostolost

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    Hi, I need the advice of someone who knows please. I am about to buy an optoma hd 82. is it a good and reliable projector? I can't find enough reviews.
     
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    As it is an old model, you will always take a risk buying a second hand projector, but I sold many of these projectors in its day. It was a good model and had the ability to better the entry level JVC model at that time with sharpness. Its black level were also better than the Panasonic PT-AE4000 too.

    So you can see it was a respectable projector, not perfect, but none are. I would check with Optoma to see if the lamp is still available before purchasing though.
     
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    thanks a lot for your help.
    my setup is a living room one, and I usually seat at about 3m away from a 108" screen.
    my ceiling is white and my walls magnolia.

    how good is it when you what's during the day with some ambient light?
    and how much better it is at night?
    can I go for a bigger screen? how big? my wall is 4.5m wide and 7m long
    or how can I achieve the best picture quality out of these projector?

    thanks again for your help!
     
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    The HD82 is better suited to a controlled room conditions. ambient light will cause it to look a little washed out. Again, the larger the image, the more washed out the image will look to.

    The best option is to keep the image where it is, this will mean your projector will need to be situated somewhere between 3.7m to 5.3m. (Please note, throw ratio's differ between the same model and this measurement is a guided recommendation taken from Optoma's throw ratio settings)
     
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    thanks.
    how does it compare to optoma hd 27?
     
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    I would say that the HD82 is a better projector in every sense with the exception of its brightness. The lens within the HD82 probably cost more than the entire HD27 projector.

    Look at controlling the light and you'll enjoy what the HD82 has to offer.
     
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    I agree with you. you just increased my confidence about buying it.
    I control the light well when needed and I usually watch movies at night at total darkness.

    up to now I have the infocus in 72, I know it's no comparison but what is your opinion about the in72? please
     
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    Only you can find the confidence to buy it

    about the IN72

    I also sold these and found them to be overly colourful, the coloured textures seemed to be a like a pastel painting to me.

    With that in mind, you may find both the HD27 and HD82 dull in comparison
     
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    Ok. The increase in picture quality it will be big? Between old (in72) vs new (hd82)
     
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    It’ll be an upgrade on resolution plus a superior lens should give you a big improvement in sharpness
     
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    what is the correct distance for my setup to watch my movies?
     
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    I'd say so the screen is comfortably within your peripheral vision. Many like a very large screen and sitting close, however this can show all the pitfalls within the image and can also cause you to induce the rainbow effect on a DLP projector by moving your eye from side to side.
     
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    I am just checking how correct i am.
    I am seating about 3.5 and 4 meters away from the screen. It's a 4 seated couch againt the screen wall. And another one, couch, the same, but on the left hand side. You can check my posted setup. Is not updated but you can get the idea.
    I enjoy learning and knowing more about homecinemas
     
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    Although there is a standard, I would say, go with what you enjoy. Remember you are using a projector because you want to enjoy a large screen experience. At this point the standard is removed.

    I've been selling projectors to long now to know that no matter what standard there is, if the user want a larger or smaller screen than the standard recommends, that's their preference and at that point, who are you buy the equipment for, you or the people who put standards in place as a guideline.
     
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    I agree. but in order to enjoy something in it's full, you have to use it correctly.
     
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    With the HD82, all I would say is don’t have the screen so big that you induce the rainbow effect. If it’s easily within your peripheral vision, then that perfect however, it’s so small that you think, what’s the point, then that’s to small

    So if you sat 3m away, don’t use a 3m wide screen or bigger. a 2.5m wide screen will be as big as I’d like to use from a 3m seat with that projector.

    Hope that’s helps
     
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    Thanks a lot for your time!
     
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    Hi again.
    I might have the chance to buy optoma hd83 instead of hd82. How much better is the one over the other. It will cost me €400 more and i will get 4 sets of 3d glasses!
    Does it worth it?
     
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    The only major difference is the DC2 to DC3 change in the HD83. This makes a difference in performance. But in the wrong room conditions, you maybe hard pressed to see the differences. The glasses were just under £100 pounds each in the UK, So the difference is just the price of the eyewear if you look at it that way. Although both projectors came with two sets of eyewear plus an rf emitter.
     
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    HD82 is not 3D
     
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    Correct, my bag. If your going to watch 3D, that with the improvements with the DC3 means its a suitable upgrade. Remember with 3D movies, the images are much darker due to the low brightness on projectors around that time
     

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