Optoma HD28DSE 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector Review

As consumers heavily lean more to High Definition technology for gaming, fast sports or action packed movie viewing, they are also turning to alternatives to expensive televisions. One of those alternatives is the digital projector, and not of the grainy film variety used in schools for decades. Whether looking to purchase your first digital projector, or you have always favored and owned a home projector since the film projection era, the Optoma HD28DSE 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector is a product for the novice home projector user, or the experienced consumer that has owned many projectors.


The HD28DSE is only available in white, but that hue does make it much less noticeable when it’s mounted to the ceiling.


This home theater projector has a screen size range of 107 inches from 12 feet, and 71 inches from 8 feet. Once distance is determined, the Optoma HD28DSE has four corner adjustment to eliminate any trapezoidal projections and looks like a giant flat screen television mounted to the wall. Also, the Optoma’s HDMI port allows its users to play music and videos, image viewing and digital streaming.


This 1080p projector features BrilliantColor technology, which is used in concert with DLP, and generates depth in color, sharp picture contrasts, and stark picture edge, which combine to create an affordable and advanced digital projector, pioneering a modern home theater experience for consumers.

3D Compatability

The Optoma supports the seemingly immersive 3D devices. It displays 3D images from most 3D sources, such as Blu-ray players, and game consoles, and is compatible with most RF emitters and RF glasses.

DARBEE technology

This digital image technology enhances the richness and depth of the projections. This 3D projector employs algorithms that multiply detail and depth in textures tones.

Digital Light Processing

The last feature of the Optoma HD28DSE is Digital Light Processing. Unlike the popular Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), which uses light passed through small glass panels, DLP uses a small single micro-mirrored chip. The DLP may cause a Rainbow Effect when viewing, but that can be alleviated with the Eco-Lamp setting.

Green by Design

This video projector is eco-friendly. Some of its green features include auto shut down, lead-free components, and uses no polystyrene foam in the protective packaging. Even using the Eco-lamp setting, images can still be viewed with excellence and brightness images in ambient light. The Eco-lamp may also increase the lamp’s life.


  • Eco-friendly lamp setting
  • User friendly
  • Light weight (5.7 lbs)
  • Remote control capability
  • Anti-trapezoidal picture alignment
  • Comes with User’s manual


  • No Main Lamp auto-focus (inconvenient if device is ceiling mounted)


Ultimately, there are very few complaints about this product. Though some reviews criticize the Optama’s lack of an effectual Motion Smoothing option, most users of the Optama find satisfying settings over time. Overall the Optoma HD28DSE 1080p 3D DLP Home Theater Projector is a product designed for the using and viewing pleasure for a consumer’s first or fifth home projector. It’s designed for simplicity and affordability.