Vivitek H5080 DLP Home Theater Projector Review

Vivitek H5080 DLP Home Theater Projector Review

Vivitek helps keep DLP an attractive alternative to LCD for home theater projector shoppers.

(3 out of 4)

Vivitek’s H5080 is an intriguing machine. On the one hand, Vivitek is clearly trying to strengthen its position in the home theater marketplace, and the H5080’s heft and attractive looks certainly give it a dose of high-end panache. On the other hand, the H5080’s video processing capabilities could definitely stand some improvement and it does suffer from at least a few ergonomic quirks.With the home theater projector marketplace as crowded and competitive as it is right now, Vivitek’s H5080 makes for a capable performer but at a suggest list price of $2999.99, it does seem a bit overpriced when factoring in its processing deficiencies, ergonomic quirks, and a lack of 3D support. That said, the H5080’s impressive brightness, deep blacks, and punchy colors could easily make a strong case for itself if you can find it at a discount.

Read full review @ Big Picture Big Sound


  • No 3D (yeah, I said it)
  • Plenty bright
  • Vibrant, punchy colors
  • Deep blacks, good shadow detail
  • Available fixed short throw and long throw lenses


  • No 3D (for those who actually like that sort of thing)
  • Loud, mechanical noise during iris adjustments
  • Mediocre video processing
  • Grayscale adjustments in Service Menu only
  • Less-than-ideal lens shift control location

More in Projectors

Epson Home Cinema 2045 Projector

Epson Home Cinema 2040 & 2045 Projectors

Brian MitchellAugust 5, 2015
Epson Home Cinema 740HD Projector

Epson 740HD Home Cinema 3LCD Projector

Brian MitchellAugust 5, 2015
Sony VPL-VW350ES SXRD Projector

Sony VPL-VW350ES 4K SXRD Projector Review

Home Theater ReviewJune 1, 2015
Dreamvision Dreamy Geek II Portable Projector

DreamVision Dreamy Geek II Portable Android Projector

Brian MitchellMay 26, 2015

Epson Home Cinema 3500 LCD Projector Review

Home Theater ReviewMarch 30, 2015
BenQ HT1075 home theater projector

BenQ HT1075 Home Theater Projector Review

Digital TrendsMarch 21, 2015
BenQ HT1085ST DLP Projector

BenQ HT1085ST DLP Projector Review

Home Theater ReviewMarch 9, 2015
Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 600 Projector

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 600 3LCD Projector

Brian MitchellJanuary 5, 2015
BenQ HC1200 DLP Projector

BenQ HC1200 DLP Projector

Brian MitchellNovember 13, 2014