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4000:1 Contrast Ratio
1000 Lumens
Street Price: n/a
$999 MSRP

Optoma HD70 Home Theater Projector

Bill Livolsi, September 13, 2006

Have you been dreaming of the day when you could get a high contrast, 1280x720p resolution DLP home theater projector for just $999? Well, you can stop dreaming--with this week's release of the Optoma HD70, that dream is now a reality. With the HD70, Optoma continues to lead the industry in smashing through price barriers, as it is the first of the DarkChip2 720p projectors to go under $1,000. This is a truly exciting release. With HD 720p projection now available at such low prices, just about anyone can afford to watch this fall's football season in pure high definition. While small compromises have been made to deliver 720p DLP at this price, the HD70 is a solid projector that represents a major step forward in the quality of entry level home theater.

Specifications

ANSI lumens: 1000

Contrast (full on/off): 3000:1 (4000:1 in ImageAI mode)

Light Engine: 1280x720, native 16:9, 0.62" single-chip DLP, 7 segment, 4x rotation speed color wheel with a 200W UHP lamp.

Video Compatibility: HDTV 1080p/60, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 576i, 480p. NTSC/PAL/SECAM.

Data Compatibility: Computer resolutions up to SXGA+

Connection Panel: One HDMI port, one sets of YPbPr component inputs, one VGA port, one S-Video port, one composite video port, one 12V trigger, one Kensington lock port, and one service port.

Lens and Throw Distance: 1.20:1 manual zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal 16:9 image from 11.5' to 13.3'

Lamp Life: 2,000 hours, 3,000 hours in eco-mode

Warranty: Limited 2-year warranty with 90 days on lamp

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