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Vivitek H5080

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Vivitek H5080. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Projectors for all reviews. People really like the price and image quality. The black level and design are also mentioned favorably, but the noise and usability get critical opinions.

design, black level, image quality, price

usability, noise

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Projectors the Vivitek H5080 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John Archer (

Vivitek H5080 review


Vivitek fills the gap between its appealing budget and high-end projector ranges

Tidily designed ; Three HDMi inputs ; Excellent contrast and colour performance

Runs slightly loud ; A little video noise during dark scenes

Aug, 2010

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Vivitek H5080 review


Vivitek's H5080 is the biggest DLP projector we've ever reviewed. Unlike most large projectors it's glossy, curved and quite attractive. We were even more surprised to find a set of lens shift controls hidden beneath a flap at the top of the projector...

This is easily the best DLP projector we’ve ever seen, but you could almost buy two of our favourite LCD model for the same money.

Jan, 2011


Expert review by : John Archer (

Vivitek H5080 DLP Projector


The most all-round Vivitek projector yet.

It feels like almost every projector I see right now progresses the quality of home cinema projection forward in some way. And the H5080 is no exception, delivering black levels and colours in particular that are pretty revelatory on a sub-£3k...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Greg Robinson (

Vivitek H5080 DLP Home Theater ProjectorReview


Vivitek helps keep DLP an attractive alternative to LCD for home theater projector shoppers.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : GamingNexus (

Expert Review


The Vivitek H5080 offers a ton of quality and performance for the price and would make a fine addition as the centerpiece in any home theater, game room or man cave. Its performance matches its stylish looks and it has enough inputs to make even the...

Jul, 2011

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Expert review by : Anthony Arrigo (

Vivitek H5080


This review has been a long time in coming. I've been receiving requests to review this projector, since about the time we published the Optoma HD8600. These two projectors are very similar, as they are coming off the same assembly lines. They are...

One of the brightest home theater projectors we've reviewed in the last year ; Very sharp image (typical of a good DLP projector with good quality optics), with a slightly sharper overall image than any of the LCD or LCoS projectors ; Excellent color,...

One of the noisier projectors out there. They say 28 db and 33 db (in low and high power). I believe them, and those aren't impressive numbers ; CFI - Creative frame interpolation: does not work with 1080 60fps, which means most broadcast HDTV sports,...

For those of us who seek great black level performance, this projector can still be tempting, especially in the right room, paired with the right (probably high contrast gray) screen

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Colour of product:Black


Bulb power:280
Service life of lamp:2000
Service life of lamp (economic mode):3000

Lens System

Throw ratio:1.54 - 1.93:1


Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Ethernet LAN: No
Wi-Fi: No

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 80
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 40

Other features

Aspect Ratio:4:3, 16:9
Dimensions (WxDxH):431 x 343 x 180
Projection lens:F=2.5 - 3.1, f=28.5 - 42.75 mm

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


Horizontal scan range:15 - 90
Noise Level:33
Noise level (economic mode):28
Vertical scan range:43 - 85

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite Video In:1
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:3
RS-232 ports:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC input frequency:50 - 60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power consumption (PowerSave):310
Power Consumption (Standby):1
Power consumption (typical):370


Keystone correction, vertical:15
Number of Colours:1.073 billion colours
Projection distance:1.5 - 7
Projection Technology:DLP
Projector brightness:1700
Projector native resolution:1080p (1920x1080)
Screen size compatibility:939.8 - 7620
Zoom capability:Manual
Zoom ratio:1.25:1


3D: No
Analog signal format system:NTSC, NTSC 3.58, NTSC 4.43, PAL, PAL B, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, PAL M, PAL N, SECAM, SECAM B, SECAM D, SECAM G, SECAM K, SECAM K1, SECAM L
Full HD: Yes
Supported graphics resolutions:1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 1024 (SXGA), 1400 x 1050 (SXGA+), 1600 x 1200 (UXGA), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 720p

Weight & Dimensions