We had a chance to demo the Optoma HD91 Home Theater Projector in house briefly this week.Let me just start by saying, its beautiful. Your love of it will depend on that rainbow effect that is common with DLP projectors such as this, but overall it was very nice.
We have a copy of one of my all time favorite movies here we use for demos – I’m hoping you recognize Iron Man, but if you haven’t seen it (like some of my coworkers…seriously…) there will be no spoilers here, just a couple stills of different scenes.
This is the blu-ray menu – very bright and all the action just pops
One of my favorite scenes, not the most dynamic visually, but the brightness of the dessert behind Tony looked nice – for 1000 lumens, this little LED projector does a great job.
A really good pivotal point in the plot, but a very good example of the dark levels and the 500,000:1 contrast ratio of the Optoma HD91 handled it very well.
Overall this is a very good projector! If you have issues with the rainbows, then it may not be for you. But for a mid range home theater, it performs nicely with a quiet fan and a bright image. You would have to determine if LED is for you versus an LCD projector that would require potentially multiple lamp replacements. But, if it means anything, I would watch Iron Man again right now if I didn’t have to get back to work Please remember, I am not an AV expert in respects to a full comprehensive review, I leave that to our friends at Projector Reviews and Projector Central. But when we get the chance to see a product, its nice to put out some thoughts. Till next time –M