Optoma has released the budget-priced HD33 Full HD 1080p 3D DLP projector available for less than $1,500. Incorporating several new proprietary technologies and design features, the HD33 delivers impressive 2D and 3D images with great detail for superior image quality.
According to Jon Grodem, Optoma's senior director of product and marketing, the 1800 ANSI lumen HD33 offers more than just full compatibility with all 2D and 3D standards. It incorporates several new proprietary technologies that deliver a truly dynamic cinematic experience. Optoma's new PureMotion3D frame interpolation processing reduces judder to create smoother video sequences in both 2D and 3D content. PureD, a brand-new technology developed by the company, optimizes the projector's brightness and image configuration, ensuring stunning image quality, again in both 2D and 3D. And a new color processing system provides improved color accuracy, contrast, black levels and shadow details in image sizes ranging from 35 inches to more than 300 inches.
The HD33 has also been developed in parallel with the company's new 3D-RF glasses, which use RF (radio frequency) technology and have been specifically designed to maximize brightness & contrast while eliminating the line of sight and synchronization issues commonly experienced with systems using infra-red (IR) emitters. The new glasses are fully rechargeable; the emitter is included with the projector, while the 3D glasses will be sold separately.
The HD33 supports all the HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D formats, including both Side-by-Side and Top & Bottom formats, and more. To further enhance 3D compatibility, Side-by-Side and Top & Bottom formats can be manually enabled to allow other non-HDMI 1.4a compatible devices, such as older set top boxes, Xbox360, or PCs, to display 3D via the VGA or HDMI ports. Accordingly, the HD33 offers two HDMI 1.4a ports, one VGA port, as well as connections for component video, composite video, RS-232, a +12V trigger, and a VESA 3D Port.
3D content can be viewed with RF glasses or DLP Link-based 3D active shutter glasses when used with a 3D-ready player.
Specifications (also see datasheet – pdf)
- Brightness: 1800 Lumens
- Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
- Weight:10 lbs.
- Dimensions: 14.2″x4.5″x12.2″
Price and Availability
The Optoma HD33 is available now for $1,499.