Originally Posted by threed123
I've looked at the specs for the HD33 vs. HD3300, and the HD33 is rated at 4000:1 full on and off, and the HD3300 rated at 3000:1, but in the general PR
release it says 5000:1. I suspect the light engine on the HD3300 has been modified to increase apparent brightness for 3D, but has ISF controls to increase contrast that the HD33 does not. Price on the HD3300 will be $1995 vx. $1495 for HD33. That extra programming control would only be worth it if you had the tools to use it. Or it could all be just a PR
play and no difference except warranty.
Not what the specs on Optoma's site say. They show 5,000:1 and 2,000 lumens for the 3300 and 4,000:1 and 1,800 lumens for the 33.http://www.optomausa.com/products/detail/HD3300http://www.optomausa.com/products/detail/HD33
I have owned four projectors.
Epson HC400 only owned one year before selling. Had zero problems with this projector.
Marantz VP-12S4. A little over a year the auto calibration cap stopped working. Marantz replaced the electronic calibration cap. At 1.5 years the lamp failed. A new lamp was $575, warranty paid for it. No idea how much the electronic calibration cap would have cost. I still have this projector.
Planar PD-7130. First year the projector had to be sent in for repair. In year two the projector had to be sent in for repair 4 or 5 times for the following: excessive fan noise, dust blob and HDMI sync problem. The fan problem kept coming back. At 2.5 years of age the Planar was turned over to my son for gaming only because of excessive fan noise. I won't use it for movies. Not about to send it in for repair, an out of warranty repair almost always costs more than the value of the projector.
Viewsonic Pro8100. First year it had to be sent in for an image problem. Have not gotten to year two yet, but the projector has a 3 yr warranty.
Maybe your luck with projectors is better than mine, but to me a warranty is very important. I would never consider buying a projector without a warranty and the warranty, along with the customer service is something everybody should take into consideration.