Optoma just released the budget-priced HD27 1080p DLP home theater projector. It offers slight improvements over the prior HD26 model, which include new color modes to accurately reproduce colors as they were created, improved lamp life, and a smaller form factor. Although it’s street priced at $650, customers could save $70 by going with the recently released Optoma HD142X projector in exchange for 8% less contrast ratio (25,000:1 vs. 23,000:1).
Brilliant color is critical to a quality picture, and with the addition of sRGB and rec.709 color mode, the Optoma HD27 reproduces accurate colors for PC, Mac and HDTV broadcast content and color spaces – ensuring true and vibrant colors. In addition, lamp life has been improved to deliver up to 8,000 hours, a new and advanced optical lens ensures even sharper and crisper images. Its new and smaller form factor with a rear I/O panel makes adopting projection into a home even easier.
- Accurate, rich colors: with new Rec.709 and sRGB color modes, the Optoma HD27 can deliver true and accurate colors for any content
- Incredible contrast: an impressive 25,000:1: contrast ratio translates to bright whites, popping colors and dark, detailed blacks in any picture
- 1080p resolution: high-definition resolution means incredible picture detail for movies, games and more
- Brightness: with 3,200 lumens of brightness, the HD27 can be used in rooms with moderate ambient light, and can light up larger home screens or walls
- Integrated sound: featuring a 10-watt speaker for integrated audio/video, its designed for plug-and-play use
- All digital: with two HMDI ports, a 3D vesa sync port for 3D readiness, and MHL readiness, the Optoma H27 is a perfect choice for today’s digital consumer
- Wireless compatibility: the HD27 is compatible with several wireless devices such as Chromecast and Amazon fire stick providing a USB port for power, as well as MHL compatibility for those built in this feature like the Optoma HDCast Pro, Roku Streaming Stick and smart phones to play music, movies and TV and view pictures
“Optoma is delivering two new projectors that deliver the some of the best images out there, for a fraction of the price of HDTVs and competing high-definition projectors. We remain committed to bringing projectors into more homes, and the release of the HD27 and HD142X are designed to do just this,” said Brian Soto, head of product management, Optoma Technology.
Price and Availability
Optoma HD27 is now available for $649 (estimated street price) from Amazon, B&H Photo, Beach Camera and Best Buy.