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Optoma Launches Five New Projector Models (2007)

New home theater and entertainment DLP projectors include the HD81-LV, HD80, EP774, EP763, EP761

Optoma announced the shipping of the HD81-LV 1080p home theater projector, the latest incarnation of the company’s unique two-piece projection system that includes a native 1080p projector and studio-grade video processor.

The Optoma HD81-LV’s brightness opens up ne w home theater environments. With its extensive connectivity options, personalized setting adjustments and a DarkChip3 chipset from Texas Instruments, the HD81-LV is able to deliver rich and deep textures with astonishing image quality. The HD81-LV sports 2500 lumens and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio (with ImageAI-II) which makes it a unique system in non-light controlled environments.

And, like the HD81, Optoma’s award-winning 1080p projection system, the HD81-LV and its two-piece design eliminates the need for multiple cables going from video sources to the projector.

Together with the optional BX-AL133 Anamorphic Lens/Sled Kit from Optoma, the HD81-LV can create a true widescreen cinematic experience. When the anamorphic lens is installed together with the HD81-LV, it creates a fully automated 2.35:1 widescreen image, without the loss of color clarity, brightness or resolution.

Features

  • Native 1080p (1920×1080) resolution
  • 2500 lumens with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 1080p DarkChip3™ DLP chipset by Texas Instruments
  • Video processor supports up-scaling to 1080p with de-interlacing
  • The Auto-IRIS and Auto235 functions automatically detect the aspect ratio, then formats the image for the anamorphic lens

Specifications

  • Display Technology: Single 0.95-inch DarkChip3™ DLP chipset
  • Brightness (typical): 2500 lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 (Full On/Full Off with ImageAI-II™)
  • Resolution: 1080p native (1920 x 1080)
  • Video Compatibility: Full NTSC, PAL, SECAM, HDTV (720p, 1080i/p), SDTV (480i/p, 576i)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 native, full automatic 2.35:1 with Anamorphic Lens
  • I/O Connectors: HDMI, RS -232, USB (projector);
  • 3x HDMI (+1 external HDMI expansion), 2x BNC Component (YPbPr/RGBHV), 3x S-Video, 2x Component, 3x Composite Video, 1x VGA, RS-232, 2x 12V triggers, 1x IR port extension (video processor)
  • Image Processing: Motion Adaptive 480i, 576i and 1080i de-interlacing, 10-bit image processing, advanced 3D comb filter, 3 sets display formats with 6 formats each set (4 predefined and 2 programmable), advanced noise reduction and sharpening
  • Color Management: User definable gamma, RBGCYM 6-color 16 region adjustment, three user definable modes, ISFccc color settings
  • Weight: 10 pounds (projector); 9.2 pounds (video processor)
  • Warranty: 3 years limited parts and labor; 1 year on lamp (projector); 3 year Optoma Express replacement

The Optoma HD81-LV home theater projection system will be available in July 2007 for an estimated street price of $7,999 through authorized Optoma dealers and retailers.

Optoma Introduces Sub-$3,000 DLP-Based 1080p Home Theater Projector

Optoma introduced the HD80 1080p home theater projector. The HD80 is the company’s new 1080p home theater projector that offers outstanding features, functionality and value.

The HD80 features the latest 1080p DLP DMD chipset from Texas Instruments and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio with Optoma’s proprietary Im ageAI-II™ technology, which allows the HD80 to deliver extraordinary color saturation and subtle details for incredible image quality. The Optoma HD80 allows conscientious home theater enthusiasts to enjoy 1080p pictures without compromising performance.

With 1300 lumens and a native 16:9 aspect ratio, the HD80 also offers studio-grade resolution with its internal video/color enhancement processing system, which delivers an advanced three-stage process flow that offers personalized adjustment settings at each stage. The HD80 also boasts Texas Instruments’ BrilliantColor™ color processing technology to deliver higher brightness and provide truer, more vibrant colors to the projected picture.

Features

  • 1080p DLP chipset and BrilliantColor™ technologies by Texas Instruments
  • Native 1080p (1920×1080) resolution
  • 1300 lumens with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio (with ImageAI-II™)
  • Three-stage video processing system offers personalized adjustment options: decoding, image enhancement and color reproduction enhancement

Specifications

  • Display Technology: Single 0.95-inch 1080p DMD DLP chipset
  • Brightness (typical): 1300 lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1 (with ImageAI-II™)
  • Resolution: 1080p native (1920 x 1080)
  • Video Compatibility: Full NTSC, PAL, SECAM, HDTV (720p, 1080i/p), SDTV (480i/p, 576i)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 native , 2.35:1 with Anamorphic Lens
  • I/O Connectors: 2x HDMI (v.1.3), DVI w/HDCP, S-Video, Component Video, Composite Video, RS-232, +12V trigge r, External IR receiver port
  • Image Processing: Motion Adaptive 480i, 576i and 1080i de-interlacing, 10-bit image processing, advanced 3D comb filter, four pre-set display formats, advanced noise reduction and sharpening
  • Color Management: User definable gamma, one user definable mode
  • Weight: 10 pounds (projector)
  • Warranty: 2 years limited parts and labor; 1 year on lamp

The Optoma HD80 home theater projector will be available in July 2007 for an estimated street price of $2,999 through authorized Optoma dealers and retailers.

New Optoma Data and Multimedia Projectors Feature High Brightness, Flexible Applications and Extensive Connectivity Options

Optoma introduced its latest data/multimedia projectors. These new projectors feature native XGA resolution, high brightness levels and extensive connectivity options.

The Optoma EP761 and EP763 projectors use Texas Instruments’ DLP chipset and BrilliantColor™ technology for solid digital picture quality and enriched color enhancement, while the EP774 features traditional white peaking. With their sleek design, the three projectors offer easy integration into various environments.

With its extensive connectivity options and improved scaling capabilities, the EP761, EP763 and EP774 offer the flexibility to display an exception al image from a number of sources for diverse number of applications. From DVI w/HDCP, VGA-in, Compos ite and S-Video to Audio-in, USB, RS-232 and +12-volt trigger connection ports, the three Optoma data/multimedia projectors are able to deliver vivid pictures and sharp images in a stylish, function-rich form.

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Features EP761

  • Native XGA (1024×768) resolution
  • 3100 lumens with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio (full on/off)
  • DLP chipset and BrilliantColor technology by Texas Instruments
  • Weighs 6.3 pounds and features a top-load ing lamp replacement form factor

Features EP763

  • 3600 lumens with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio (full on/off)
  • Native XGA (1024×768) resolution
  • DLP chipset and BrilliantColor technology by Texas Instruments
  • Weighs 6.3 pounds

Features EP774

  • 4000 lumens with a 2,500:1 contrast ratio (full on/off)
  • Native XGA (1024×768) resolution; SXGA+ maximum resolution
  • DLP chipset and BrilliantColor technology by Texas Instruments
  • Fully featured IR Remote with laser pointer and mouse; Weighs 7.3 pounds

The Optoma EP761, EP763 and EP774 data/multimedia projectors will be available in September 2007 through authorized dealers and retailers.

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