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Refurbished Optoma HD28Dse 3D 1080p Home Theatre Projector with Darbee Visual Presence

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Product Description


Breathtaking Clarity, Depth and Realism
  • Powerful Darbee Visual Presence™ technology enhances images to reveal extraordinary levels of detail, depth, lighting and object separation
  • 1920x1080 Full HD resolution, 3000 lumens, and 30,000:1 contrast ratio delivers luminous images and profound black levels
  • Four Corner Adjustment allows quick & easy adjustment to correct trapezoidal images
  • BrilliantColor™ dazzles with 10 preset color enhancement profiles
  • High performance & low maintenance with 8000 hrs of lamp-life in Bright+Dynamic mode 
  • Power Optoma’s WHD200 Wireless HDMI System (optional) and other media streaming dongles with onboard USB power
The HD28DSE is a powerful home cinema projector engineered in collaboration with DARBEEVision™. DARBEEVision’s Visual Presence technology was created by Paul DARBEE in the 1970’s and was pioneered using an unorthodox technique that involved “defocusing” one of two images, using a video synthesizer to invert the image, and then combining the defocused inverted image with the sharp image. The end result produced images with unrivaled separation in depth, amazing detail and image clarity that is simply striking.  

The DARBEE Visual Presence™ enabled Optoma HD28DSE delivers an immersive experience in Xbox One and PS4 games, Blu-ray movies, HDTV programming, home videos and even vacation photos. The integrated DARBEEVision™ image enhancement technology utilizes neuro-biologic algorithms to achieve unprecedented detail in skin tones, textures, and reflective surfaces while delivering superior depth, object separation and automatic removal of unsightly artifacts. The end result is Xbox One and PS4 games, Blu-ray movies, HDTV programming, home videos, and photos that are simply mind-blowing and larger-than-life.

Installing projectors on a table or pedestal can quickly become a frustrating experience as tilting the projector from various angles to reach the projection surface can result in trapezoidal images and the need to use keystone correction, which is also a frustrating experience. With Four Corner Adjustment the trapezoidal image can be quickly corrected by adjusting the corners of the image in or out, which simplifies installation and eliminates frustration.

The HD28DSE's features the latest and greatest digital media interface with support for MHL v1.2. MHL v1.2 enabled HDMI ports allow MHL devices such Optoma's HD Cast Pro, Roku's Streaming Stick and Smart Phones to connect directly to the projector to playback music and video, view pictures and even share webpages and other user generated digital media content. 

Some external audio/video devices today require USB power or external AC power to function properly. To satisfy this requirement, the HD28DSE includes a powered USB port that is great for powering devices such as Chromecast and FireTV media dongles, Optoma's WHD200 Wireless HDMI System or any media device that requires USB power or AC power. 

Many projectors require a new lamp every 4000-5000 hrs, but with an excellent cost to performance ratio, the HD28DSE will only require one lamp every 8000 hrs when the lamp mode is set to Bright+Dynamic.



Full HD 1080p

1080p resolution gives you sharp and detailed images from HD content without downscaling or compression; perfect for watching Blu-ray movies, HD broadcasting and playing video games.

Full 3D

Optoma projectors can display true 3D content from almost any 3D source, including 3D Blu-ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles. Support for 144Hz rapid refresh rate provides ultra-smooth flicker free images.

Gaming mode




HDMI Link lets you to turn on and off two or more HDMI-CEC capable devices using a single remote control. 

USB power

Use the USB-Power to power an HDMI dongle, such as Google Chromecast or the Optoma WHD200 wireless HDMI device.


Stream Full 1080p 3D content to your projector wirelessly; eliminating the hassle and extra cost of installing long cables, the WHD200 (sold separately) allows you to connect a Blu-ray™ player, set-top box, gaming console or AV receiver instantly.

Integrated speaker

Complete your home entertainment experience with the convenience of a powerful built-in speaker. Built-in speakers provide exceptional sound quality and are easy to set up without the need for costly external speakers.

Horizontal keystone and Four corner adjustment

Adjust the keystone on the horizontal plane or individually warp each corner of the image to create a perfectly square image. Ideal for uneven walls or where projector placement is awkward and needs to be installed at an angle.


Darbee's acclaimed Visual Presence™ patented technology further enhances Optoma projection technology, from Blu-rays to video games, and instantly improves the way it looks. Visual Presence adds more depth and realism delivering a clearer sharper picture by embedding stereoscopic depth information from a human-vision-based model. The image processing is adjustable, giving you the flexibility to customise the visual enhancement to suit your particular taste.

Dynamic Black

This feature gives more depth to your image by smoothly adjusting the lamp output, based on the brightness information of each frame; to create a stunning high contrast ratio. Bright scenes appear crisp and clear, while dark scenes remain detailed with deep blacks and exceptional light and shade detail.


Most movies are shot at 24 frames per second (fps). To preserve the purity of the original image, Optoma projectors can accept high definition sources at 24 fps to display movies exactly as the director intended.

Amazing colors

For vibrant, natural looking images, Optoma projectors incorporate BrilliantColor™ multi-color processing technology.

Long lamp life

The expected lifetime of a typical Optoma projector lamp is an impressive 6500 hours; so if you watch a two hour movie every day, the lamp should last for almost 9 years.

1Lamp based projectors brightness and lifetime will vary depending on selected projector mode, environmental conditions and usage. As is common with all lamp based projectors, brightness will decrease over the lamp lifetime. LED projectors do not have a replaceable lamp and the brightness does not decay significantly over the product lifetime. 

2Typical lamp life achieved through testing. Will vary according to operational use and environmental conditions

HD28DSE Specifications

Display Technology Single 0.65" 1080p chip, DLP® Technology from Texas Instruments
Native Resolution 1080p 1920 x 1080
Brightness 3000 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio 30,000:1
Noise Level (Eco mode) 29dB
Weight 5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)
I/O Connectors 2x HDMI 1.4a with MHL (on port 1), 3D Sync Port, mini USB, USB-A (USB Power Only), 12V Trigger
Maximum Resolution Full HD 1080p: 1920 x 1080 (Video Timing); WUXGA: 1920 x 1200 (Graphics Timing)
Computer Compatibility WUXGA, UXGA, SXGA+, WXGA+, WXGA, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA
Video Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV (480i), EDTV (480p), HDTV (720p, 1080i/p)
Displayable Colors 1.07 Billion
Projection Lens F=2.5–2.67, f=21.9–24 mm, manual zoom and focus
Throw Ratio 3 1.48~1.62 D/W (±5% variance)
Projection Distance 59"~394"
Zoom Type 1.1x Manual
Aspect Ratio 16.9 (Native), 16:10, 4:3, LBX, Auto
Offset 116.5%
Horizontal Scan Rate 15.375–91.146 KHz
Vertical Scan Rate 24–85 Hz (120 Hz for 3D feature projector)
Lamp Type 210W
Lamp Life2 Dynamic/Eco/Bright 8000/6000/4000 (hrs)
Keystone Correction ±40° Vertical and Horizontal
Dimensions (W x H x D) 12.4" x 4.5" x 8.8" (315 x 114 x 223 mm)
Remote Control Backlit IR remote control
Power Supply Auto-ranging: 100V ~ 240V ± 10%, 50-60Hz
Power Consumption 238W Typical ( Bright mode), 262W Max (Bright mode), 195W Typical (Eco mode), 215W Max (Eco mode)
Uniformity 75%
Security Kensington® lock port, security bar, and keypad lock
Standard Accessories HD28DSE projector, lens cap, AC power cord, remote control, batteries for remote, multilingual CD-ROM, user’s manual, quick start card, and warranty card
Optional Accessories Universal ceiling mount, Wireless HDMI system, DLP® Link™ 3D glasses, RF 3D glasses, RF 3D emitter, Carrying case, HD Cast Pro
RoHS Compliant
3D Support Full 3D - The 3D features of Optoma projectors can only be used with compatible 3D content. Typical applications include use with 3D educational or 3D design and modelling systems. 3D TV broadcast systems, (SKY in the UK), Blu-ray 3D™ and 3D games from the Sony® PS3 or Microsoft® Xbox 360 are now supported as part of the HDMI v1.4a specification.
3D Compatibility Supports all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D formats (Frame pack, side-by-side, top-bottom) and up converts frame rate from 60 Hz to 120 Hz or 24 Hz to 144 Hz (i.e 60 or 72 frames per eye). 3D glasses are needed and are sold separately. Refer to user manual for details.
Speaker (Watts) One 10-Watt Speaker
Operating Temperature 5~ 40°C
On Screen Display 27 Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Greek, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Simplified_Chinese, Traditional_Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Japanese, Thai, Hungarian, Czechoslovak, Turkish, Vietnamese, Farsi, Romanian, Indonesian
Optional Wireless Yes
Warranty 90 Days Limited Parts and Labor, 30-Days on Lamp
Projection method Front, rear, ceiling mount, table top



Customer Reviews

I was very skeptical on this projector. It is so new that there are very few reviews out there for it. But that all when away the moment that we plugged it in. The projector did not need any additional adjustments to produce such a clear vivid and beautiul picture. It is so easy to use that the basic manual is only one page. I would reccomend this product for anyone that is wanting to have a projector for inside or outside use. We are even thinking about using this as our main source of television in the living room instead of just casual outdoor viewing. Spend the little extra $$ to get the very best on the market right now.

 Have owned and used Projectors for TV, Movies and Gaming for 20 Years
The Badboy,
Never have I been this impressed with a projector out of the box. I've spent my last 3 generations of projectors with Optoma, for their high quality, low cost solutions. The last being the HD25LV, which I considered the cream of the crop due to its bright, colorful picture and low cost lamps. I bought the HD28DSE after my HD25LV took a dive after 3 years of heavy use. Knowing I would be losing a little brightness, but gaining clarity via the Darbee video processing. We use our projectors as our primary TVs, so they get a ton of use and have to be bright enough to use in any lighting condition.

As with every Optoma projector Ive used before it, this one required about 50 hours of break in time. I am not sure if it is the carbon burning off the bulbs or color wheel getting broken in, but out of the box it seemed dim and not representative of a 3000 lumen projector. The colors also didnt seem as saturated as they shouldve been. Again, this isnt a problem with the projector or brand, just a break in period that seems common with all Optoma bulbs and projectors and goes away after that burn in time.

Once the break in period had come and gone, my jaw dropped. Not only was the brightness on par with that of the HD25LV... the color saturation was better and popped off of the screen. The Darbee processing has to be seen to be believed. It is the difference between LED and OLED(if youve ever seen an OLED set in action), making details and textures just pop off of my 120" screen in striking, almost 4K clarity. Giving the projected image the sharpness of any high end flat screen. Movies and DirecTV shows, whether 1080p or 480i, all benefitted from the processing. Making standard resolution material look as good as 720p and 1080p images look almost 4K quality. With details I never even saw on my 1080p flat screen. Lighting really benefits from the extended contrast @ 30,000:1, where dark scenes actually felt like they were filmed in dark locations. The lighting 1:1 with what was happening on screen. Lighter scenes popping. Details easily seen in both without oversaturation in light scenes or lost detail in dark.

Gaming via my PS4 took on a new life. Looking so good, you would swear you were playing GTA V on a $2000 gaming PC in 4K. Texture depth accented with extreme detail and reflections that make the cars underneath look real. When it started raining, in the game, I could see individual raindrops that had translucency and distorted the lighting seen through them. In comparison, on my HD25LV... raindrops looked black and were all sort of lost in the background. Textures flat and colors bland. The HD28DSEs picture looks so good, that Im going back through my game library and replaying games just to see how good they look on this projector.

 Great in ambient light and no rainbow effect after settings change
First off this projector is amazing in ambient light. This is my 3rd projector, first two being a lcd (Sony and Panasonic) and the HD28 blows them out the water when compared to brightness. And that's even with eco lamp settings right out of the box. I bought this because my projector is now in my living roomy at our new house with big windows and lots of sunlight. My wife likes a lot of light so blinds or any treatment wasn't not an option. I thought a switch to a DLP would help but never expected it to help this much. In my pictures I literally have all the lights on in the room. And it's by far the brightest room in the house. The projector looks like a massive LED TV on the wall. And this is with a cheap white 92" screen. For brightness with ambient light and in a dark room I'd give it a 10/10.

The overall picture quality is good. Still getting use to the Darbee settings. I've found the Hi-Def setting at 30-45% seems to work best. Any higher and the picture starts to look over processed. The colors are amazing. The brightness from being a DLP really seems to help with how vibrant they are. Slightly grainy at times with fast images but nothing out of the ordinary for a projector at this price. Something I feel could be tweaked within the settings as well. Picture quality 8/10.

Awesome!!! This is my 1st projector. I did quite a bit of research before buying. The Darbee video enhancement was the clincher. This is the only projector using this technology. I was familiar with it because the newest OPPO Blu-ray player has it, and I know the OPPO's are among the best players out there. The contrast ratio, lumens, full HD, plus the Darbee enhancement put this way ahead of all the other players in terms of value. I was able to purchase this projector, a motorized 120" screen, a set of 4 active 3D glasses, and a few 3D Blu-ray movies for under $1000! A 70" 3D LCD TV would cost at least $1700- 2000. It seemed like a no-brainer.

Okay, I finally set everything up and watched a few 3D movies, and I'm blown away. The picture and 3D exceed my expectations. Set up was super-easy. I currently have the projector on a table about 12 feet from my 120" screen, and I'd guess I'm getting about a 110" picture. I'm planing on hanging the projector from the ceiling as soon as the mount arrives. Also considering an RF emmitter and RF glasses. I've read that they provide the best picture quality. I'd welcome any thoughts regarding that from anyone that has used both DLP link and RF glasses.

 Takes your breath away!
S. Ybarra,
I just purchased this projector after owning an Infocus for 12 years with 720 display. OMG! this projector really fills my 108 inch screen with clear and bright picture. I did a lot of research because it has been 12 years since my last projector purchase and I want this to last me another 12 years or more. I hook my Samsung Blu-ray player up one HDMI to my Bose system and the other HDMI to my projector. Highly recommend this product to anyone that wants to get the theater affect with a economical cost of a high end projector.


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Product Reviews

  1. Excellent image quality, quiet, and simple to use 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Sep 2017

    Had an excellent experience with Consigning buying this projector. The salesman was helpful and not pushy at all, and in fact upgraded me to this model for the same price as the less expensive HD142X.

    In practical use, the image quality is stunning. I have it projecting 80 inches at about 9 ft onto a white painted wall.

    With a few tweaks to the video settings, the image matches almost exactly what is shown on my 27" monitor. The trueness of the colours is shockingly good. The clarity is stellar, and the fans in the projector are quiet and cannot be heard when playing a movie. I can't say anything for the speakers as I'm using a pair plugged into my PC, but most projector speakers are pretty meh, so don't expect much.

    Setup was simple, I had the whole thing running how I wanted in under 20 minutes.

    Overall: Wow, great buy and at a very fair price. 5/5

  2. Awesome Projector 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Dec 2016

    We purchased this projector for our home entertainment room. This projector is incredible and the picture quality is outstanding on our 140' screen. I would recommend this projector to anyone looking for a top quality projector. The company consignia.ca were fantastic to deal with and very professional. I would purchase from them again . Thanks again Consignia.ca


  3. Awesome brightness for 135" Fixed curve screen 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Nov 2016

    I am yet to test 3D set up but brightness and focus is incredible. Although even BluRay is a bit grainy at 135" even with Darbie Vision set high, The shear size is just awesome to experience real life size cars etc . James Bond flick "Casino Royal" was terrific. Yet to experience more performance. Just been very busy at work and home.

  4. Really impressive! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2016

    After using 3 different projectors in the last couple of years before this one, this HD28Dse is really impressive for this kind of price. After making test for the last 2 weeks I think I can give a decent review.

    Just plug in a good source, like a pc through hdmi, and start a game like Witcher 3 or Metal Gear solid V, and set the games in 3840 X 2160 Dynamic Super Resolution (go read about it) in the nvidia GeForce experience, and you won't even believe what you see in front of you. Even in eco mode it is Really brilliant and crisp.

    The sad part is, to use the 3d capabilty of this projector you need to buy the 3D RF Emitter Transmitter and their glasses (yes I know they are cheaper one alternative, but THEY give cheap 3d effect too), it is just stupid that I can't use my nvidia 3d vision kit with this projector.

    Even then I don't even know if I will be able to play my PC games in 3D with the Optoma 3D kit, or just a console will work. And it seems nobody anywhere knows the answer. Another con: boy the fans are noisy, its a chance my home theater can blow my walls off because with small speakers at low volume you will hear them.

    My friends and I have been buying from Consignia in the last couple of years and they have a really good service and they are reliable.

    I really recommend this projector to anyone who likes to love watching movies and playing game. It is just totally stunning with a good source. And Darby is not a gimmick at all, just dont set it too high for Nothing.

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