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Which one has the better specs overall...and your choice as if it was up to you.
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and is it a difference in sharpness?...which one do u prefer overall?, thanks, im a rookie.
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I had them both in my room in the past month but not at the same time.

The hd8300 is a little louder (fan noise) than the w7000, the hd8300 has a pretty loud color wheel whine which I was concerned about it getting worse over time.

To be fair the benq was firmware 1.0

The optoma had much better blacks and contrast over the benq so the picture had a richer more depth look.

The benq was a light canon, punchy colors and did I mention it was bright, if this thing had better blacks and shadow detail it would be much better all around pj, (lacked a 3d looking image or depth) but in all fairness it is only 2 k and I have not seen the new firmware.

I had the jvc rs 45 too and that one beats both the optima and the benq for 2d
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and is it a difference in sharpness?...which one do u prefer overall?, thanks, im a rookie.

Both pretty sharp with edge going to the benq due to the extra brightness

Neither are as sharp as the larger dlp chip with more expensive lenses used in much more expensive dlps
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great support...so the final answer to u guys, im about to buy one of those or the Optoma HD8600 refurb...thanks for all your information.
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Was the hd8300's 3D almost as bright as the Benq w7000's 3d?
I know the Benq is much brighter in 2D mode, but the Benq's 3D mode loses lumens.
I was in the same positon several months ago, trying to decide between the HD8300, W7000 and the Epson 5010.

Ultimately, I decided to go with the W7000 after the 1.03 firmware update. IMO, it's a bit sharper than the HD8300 and probably the sharpest projector you can get under 5k. The mid-level Runcos are the next step up, but are much more expensive and have their own unique quirks. Of course, their image quality is in a much higher league as well.

I never did get a chance to demo the 3D capability of the HD8300, but I've heard it's very good. In 2D, the W7000 is noticeably brighter, colorful and has more "pop." Black level and contrast favors the Optoma. Honestly, you'd probably be happy with either projector.
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And how do u see comparing your W7000 to the Optoma HD8600
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Was the hd8300's 3D almost as bright as the Benq w7000's 3d?
I know the Benq is much brighter in 2D mode, but the Benq's 3D mode loses lumens.

I didnt view 3d on either pj, it's not something that interest me
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Hi man!


Did you make choice?


I had also been considering these 2 in case of a DLP 3D unit.

I think that the 8300 (HD83 here in Europe) should be quieter with its claimed 22dB vs. the 28dB on the BenQ.

I have a 92" 1.3 gain screen, so lightwise should be more than enough...
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not yet as i have not received a convincing answer, now im considering more options because of that, lol.
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They don't have them in stock anyhow, sold out is what I was told, even though their cart says otherwise.


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The BenQ will be brighter for 3D than the Optoma HD8300, its got better positioning flexibility and is a good all round projector for all sorts of things, sport, movies, gaming and of course 3D. The Optoma HD8300 has better black levels so will have the edge on the BenQ for 2D movie viewing.

But if its 2D only your after - then the HD8300 isn't great value and neither is the BenQ. You will certainly be on the right track with the HD8600 as its a mighty fine projector and will be fair bit in front of the HD8300. Its a shame you can't access the HD87 which is available in Europe. Its the 8600 replacement and one of the biggest improvement is that's its dynamic iris is superb - the 8600 iris just isn't quite as refined and its more noticeable in use.

The HD87 is the best projected image I've ever seen and I've seen quite a few, including a couple of Sim2 PJ's at over £10k. I don't have it any more, I moved it on to go for 3D and got the BenQ w7000. I've owned a couple of JVC's and while they have better blacks (but not by huge margin), the Optoma HD87 has more pop but also a more detailed, almost 3D like look to it. The HD8600 will therefore be quite similar - I've no idea how much it would cost v the competition but its certainly worth investigating.
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The BenQ will be brighter for 3D than the Optoma HD8300, its got better positioning flexibility and is a good all round projector for all sorts of things, sport, movies, gaming and of course 3D. The Optoma HD8300 has better black levels so will have the edge on the BenQ for 2D movie viewing.
But if its 2D only your after - then the HD8300 isn't great value and neither is the BenQ. You will certainly be on the right track with the HD8600 as its a mighty fine projector and will be fair bit in front of the HD8300. Its a shame you can't access the HD87 which is available in Europe. Its the 8600 replacement and one of the biggest improvement is that's its dynamic iris is superb - the 8600 iris just isn't quite as refined and its more noticeable in use.
The HD87 is the best projected image I've ever seen and I've seen quite a few, including a couple of Sim2 PJ's at over £10k. I don't have it any more, I moved it on to go for 3D and got the BenQ w7000. I've owned a couple of JVC's and while they have better blacks (but not by huge margin), the Optoma HD87 has more pop but also a more detailed, almost 3D like look to it. The HD8600 will therefore be quite similar - I've no idea how much it would cost v the competition but its certainly worth investigating.


For this very reason. I am still considering getting one of the remaining HD87s :-) - It is going to about half the cost of the JVC X30 with emitter and 2 pair of glasses :-)
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