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Optoma HD28DSE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 191 reviews of Optoma HD28DSE. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the size and reliability are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas opinions are divided on the noise.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Optoma HD28DSE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 user reviews of Optoma HD28DSE from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers really like the size and noise. The price and usability also get good feedback.

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96% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Optoma HD28DSE 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater ProjectorOptoma HD28DSE 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Jamie Carter (

Optoma HD28DSE review


Advanced video processing creates unheard of Full HD detail on this budget beamer

Ground-breaking detail ; Excellent colour ; Backlit remote ; High volume speaker

Tricky set-up ; No lens shift levers ; Average black levels ; Noticeable rainbow effects

Is this the most detailed Full HD image from a budget projector? Absolutely. And that's all down to Darbee Visual Presence video processing tech, though this single-chip DLP beamer lacks the tools for an easy set-up.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : M. David Stone (

Optoma HD28DSE


The Optoma HD28DSE 1080p home entertainment projector is small, light, inexpensive, and delivers reasonably good image quality for 2D and 3D.

Small and light. Full 1080p resolution in 2D and 3D. Two HDMI connectors, one with MHL. Built-in speaker.

Shows rainbow artifacts in video testing.

Conclusion If you want a projector that absolutely can't show rainbow artifacts, you'll need to consider a three-chip LCD model like the Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 , our Editor's Choice moderately-priced 1080p 3D home entertainment projector. If...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Chris Eberle (

Optoma HD28DSE DLP Projector Review


Today I'm checking out the very first projector to include DarbeeVision processing. It's the Optoma HD28DSE, a compact DLP with 3000 lumens, 3D and a low purchase price.

Darbee processing seamlessly integrated ; Tons of light output ; Accurate color ; Flexible calibration controls ; Sharp picture ; Compact and portable ; Terrific value ; Lens shift ; Dimmer remote backlight ; Better black levels

Lens shift ; Dimmer remote backlight ; Better black levels

THE OPTOMA HD28DSE is a fantastic value and the first display of any kind to include Darbee Visual Presence processing.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Tyler Lacoma (

Optoma HD28DSE Review Roundup


The Optoma HD28DSE provides a lot of brightness and a new image processing approach, but let's see what the reviews have to say about performance

New processing technology for extra sharp image ; Very bright bulb for the cost ; Good for gaming

Can make images “over” sharp ; Some issues with contrast and blacks ; May cause noticeable rainbow effects

For a more affordable, gamer-friendly model, this Optoma makes a solid upgrade choice – but beware of bulb failures, which seem to be an issue with this model. We suggest never letting it overheat. Check out .

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Stobing (

Optoma HD28DSE 3D DLP Projector Review


Optoma HD28DSE 3D DLP Projector Review

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Brian Kahn (

Optoma HD28DSE DLP Projector Reviewed


Brian Kahn reviews Optoma's $799 HD28DSE 1080p DLP projector--the first projector to integrate DARBEE Visual Presence video enhancement technology.

The Optoma HD28DSE impressed me. Having seen other projectors in this price range that offered decent performance, I was expecting something similar from the Optoma. The colors were better than I anticipated, and this made watching movies and...

Jun, 2016

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Good projector, great Price


Staff at Boscombe demonstrated the projector and allowed me to project from my windows laptop, my iPhone and iPad, all worked well. This projector has 'DARBEE' to enable HDMI images to be colour corrected.

Mar, 2018

Consumer review (

Good...with a couple of flaws.


Bought this after owning an HD20 for years. Finally gave up the ghost and I wanted something brighter as the room my projector sits in is quite bright. This totally out shines the HD20, on a bright day you hardly notice any fading of the picture with...

Nov, 2017

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Optoma HD28DSE


Very noisy lot of rainbow would make it impossible to watch a black and white movie

Jul, 2017

Consumer review (

OPTOMA Darbee HD28DSE Long Throw Full HD Home Cinema Projector


Very noisy lot of rainbow would make it impossible to watch a black and white movie

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications


Battery Type:AA


RoHS compliance:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Colour of product:White
Form factor:Portable
LED indicators:Y
Product Type:Desktop projector / Portable projector


Built-in Display: No


Bulb power:210
Lamps quantity:1
Service life of lamp:4000 / 6000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):4000 / 8000

Lens System

Aperture range (F-F):2.5 - 2.67
Digital Zoom:1.1
Fixed Focal Length:7.42
Focal length range (f-f):21.9 - 24
Throw ratio:1.48 - 1.62:1


Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
RMS rated power:10


Ethernet LAN:N / Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 3000
Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Remote control type:iR


Horizontal scan range:15.375 - 91.146
Noise level (economic mode):28
On Screen Display (OSD):Y / Yes
Password protection:Y
Vertical scan range:24 - 85

Ports & interfaces

12V trigger:Y
AC (power) in:Y / Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type:N
DVI port:N / No
HDMI connector type:Full-size
HDMI ports quantity:2
HDMI Version:1.4a
MHL version:1.2
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
PC Audio out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB connector type:Mini-USB, USB Type-A


AC adapter input voltage:110 - 220
AC input voltage:110 - 220
Power consumption (economy mode):193
Power consumption (max):233
Power consumption (PowerSave):193
Power Consumption (Standby):0.5
Power Source:AC


Contrast ratio (dynamic):30000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):30000:1
Keystone correction, horizontal:40
Keystone correction, vertical:40
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:1.5 - 10
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:3000
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:1061.7 - 7620
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:10, 16:9
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.1:1


Card reader integrated:N / No
Optical disc player type:Not included


3D:Y / Yes
Full HD:Y / Yes
Supported 3D formats:Frame packing, Side by side, Top and bottom
Supported video modes:480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p / 480i,480p,576i,576p,720p,1080i,1080p
Video colour modes:Game

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.4 / 224
Height :11.4 / 114
Width:31.5 / 315