The Conclusion The Vivitek H5080 is easily one of the best projectors I have reviewed to date for both gaming and video performance. The colors are deep and rich, the picture quality is amazing and both gaming and movies just pop off the screen. The back panel is loaded with enough inputs to hook up even the most robust gaming console collection and still have room for your cable or satellite feed. The best thing about the Vivitek H5080 is that you get performance that rivals those of the larger and more expensive models, for a sub $3,000 price tag.
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The H5080 is loaded with a number of dynamic features. The native projector performance itself, however is impressive.
The very bottom line:
Surprise! We have another serious contender. While I liked Vivitek’s H1080FD, an $899 “cross-over” 1080p projector, its this H5080 that establishes Vivitek as having a serious product at a reasonable price.
The latest review of the Vivitek H1080 home theater proejctor from About.com. Check it out.
"At $999 the Vivitek H1080 DLP Projector is a great value. The H1080 has a compact and stylish design that fits into any decor. With its 1920x1080 (1080p) native pixel resolution and 1,800 lumen output capability, the image quality is very good. Flesh tones and color saturation, once tweaked, also contribute to satisfying viewing. Added bonuses include 2 HDMI outputs, built-in speaker for classroom/business use, and very quick turn-on and cool down/shut off time. The Vivitek H1080 is a good performing and easy-to-use video projector."
Vivitek H9080FD Review by Geoffrey Morrison. Home Entertainment Magazine, April 5th, 2010.
LED Zeppelin (as in, it rocks)
As a first-generation product, and one of Vivitek’s first high-end projectors, the H9080FD is great. Despite the negatives I listed above, the quality and vibrancy of the color goes a long, long way in absolving any quirks. The color really is that much better than other projectors.
Even if you factor in bulb replacement over the, ahem, projected lifespan, the price is still pretty steep. If you’re like me and you see the cents click past every time your projector is on, then the peace of mind afforded by an LED projector with an approximately 20,000-hour lifespan for its light source is worth the premium.
As a sign of things to come, I’m even more excited. LED offers startlingly lifelike color wrapped in a package that’s more environmentally friendly. Sign me up.
Vivitek Lowers 1080p Home Theater Projector Price Point
Vivitek today announced the price drop of its 1080p home theater projector, the H1080FD, to $899 MSRP. The Vivitek H1080FD is a high-performance, digital projector that fits into any home theater-based environment. It is available through authorized e-tailers, including Amazon.com, Visual Apex, TigerDirect and ProjectorPeople.