HD39Darbee

“Often with a bright, multi-purpose media-room style PJ there’s a level of compromise, be it in colour fidelity or operating noise. This Optoma gets the presentational balance about right.  It looks convincing with movies but is also a fast, colourful gaming display. And the compact form factor is very convenient.”

HCC verdict:

“This entertaining all-purpose movie and games projector is cinematic when it needs to be, but offers low-lag gaming too. Darbee processing proves a welcome extra.”

HD39Darbee

"Often with a bright, multi-purpose media-room style PJ there’s a level of compromise, be it in colour fidelity or operating noise. This Optoma gets the presentational balance about right.  It looks convincing with movies but is also a fast, colourful gaming display. And the compact form factor is very convenient."

HCC verdict:

"This entertaining all-purpose movie and games projector is cinematic when it needs to be, but offers low-lag gaming too. Darbee processing proves a welcome extra."

HD39Darbee

The Optoma HD39Darbee is a high-value crowd-pleaser. It’s not always possible to satisfy movie fans and gamers, but this model scores more than it misses. It’s an effective gaming display, does a fine job with films and is bright enough to make your next sporting event a real social occasion.

But away from the microscope and under normal viewing conditions, it delivers more than the sum of its parts. If you like your eye candy particularly sweet, it’s definitely worth having on board.

For those interested in watching the Olympics or upcoming FIFA Cup, this is a darn good projector for sports too.