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From Optoma —   The EP1690 is Your All-Around Digital Display Device The Optoma EP1690 is a native 16:9 digital projector that delivers performance for today's widescreen laptops, the latest DVDs and high-definition content. Featuring a native resolution of 1280 x 768, the EP1690 offers amazingly bright picture quality with 2500 lumens and a 2500:1 contrast ratio. Stylish, lightweight and amazingly versatile, the EP1690 goes from laptop to big screen home entertainment easily.

  • Native 16:9 WXGA (1280 x 768) widescreen display for work and play versatility
  • DarkChip2 DLP technology by Texas Instruments ensure that images don't fade or degrade over time
  • Bright and crisp picture quality with 2500 lumens and 2500:1 contrast ratio
  • Optoma's exclusive Widescreen Maximizer (available from guarantees perfect picture matching between the video source and projector
  • Extensive connectivity options, including DVI with HDCP and 4 audio and video inputs
  • Express on/off function to power on/off the projector in mere seconds
  • Innovative "wind tunnel" cooling system to deliver whisper quiet operation and prevent light leakage

Optoma EP1690 Projector Specifications

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July 2006
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2,500 ANSI Lumens
Aspect Ratio
15:9 (WXGA)
Display Type
0.65" DLP x 1
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1600x1200

Lamp Type
220W UHP bulb
Lamp Life
2,000 hours  / 3,000 hours
Lamp Model
BL-FU220B / SP.85F01G001  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.2x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Throw Distance
4.9' - 40.0'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
36.25" - 354.52"
Throw Ratio
1.58:1 - 1.90:1
Projector Placement
For a
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 11'-3" and 13'-7" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
3.72" x 13.56" x 9.67"
7.0 lbs
Audible Noise
30 dB  / 27 dB
Internal Speakers
3.0 Watts Mono
295 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
RS232: DB-9pin

Soft Carrying Case
Additional Features
The EP1690 features Optoma’s exclusive Widescreen Maximizer, which guarantees perfect picture matching between the video source and the projector

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  • at Image Size: 100 "
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ANSI LUMENS  is the most commonly accepted industry standard brightness measurement. The ANSI lumen rating measures the brightest white that a projector can produce by averaging nine light meter measurements taken across the projected image.

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