Optoma Launches New Projector Lines
On the ultra-portable front, Optoma has rolled out the EP1691 and EP7155 (both $999 ESP), which weigh 3.2 pounds and have 2500 lumens and 2500:1 contrast ratio. With a native 16:9 aspect ratio, the 1691 delivers widescreen pixel matching for 16:9 notebooks. That allows the user to project content on large screens without having to re-adjust the notebook settings.
On the home front, Optoma has introduced the 720p high-definition HD65 and the HD71. Starting at $999, the HD65 has 1600 lumens with a 4000:1 contrast ration (in ImageA mode), a variety of connectivity options and a DLP chipset. It weighs four pounds. The HD71 ($1,299 ESP) shares many of those features, but also has 2400 lumens with a 4000:1 contrast ratio and a built-in two-watt speaker.
The new HD803 ($2,599) is also aimed at the home and will be distributed to key dealers, installers and VARs. The unit features a 1080p DLP DMD TI chipset and an 8,000:1 contrast ratio with Optoma’s proprietary ImageAI-II technology, which was designed to improve color saturation, details and overall image quality.