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Optoma H56 Projector

XGA Home Theater Projector
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From Optoma —   Optoma's home theater projectors represent quality engineering and a new life style. They are designed and fine-tuned specifically for use in your home theater. The projector is formatted for wide screen HDTV and reveals deep, rich colors, defining images in vivid details for the ultimate home theater experience. Projecting large images that liberate your senses, Optoma's Home Theater projector defy the conventional constraints of projection viewing, illuminating impressive blacks and color reproduction. Balancing sleek aesthetic form with home theater function, Optoma brings it home, a new life style.

Optoma H56 Projector Specifications

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January 2003
3 Years
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1,000 Lumens (ANSI)1
Aspect Ratio
4:3 (XGA)
Display Type
0.70" DLP x 1
Color Wheel
6 segments
Color Wheel
5x speed
Color Processing
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 525i, 575i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1280x1024

Lamp Type
200W UHP bulb
Lamp Life
2,000 hours
Lamp Model
BL-FU200A  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.2x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
Lens Shift
Throw Distance
3.7' - 32.8'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
23.40" - 246.10"
Throw Ratio
2.00:1 - 2.40:1
Projector Placement
For a
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 13'-4" and 15'-12" from the screen.
Digital Zoom
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
3.30" x 10.90" x 8.90"
6.4 lbs
Audible Noise
32 dB
320 Watts 100V - 240V

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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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BUYER BEWARE   Either this projector's brightness specification does not cite an industry-accepted unit of measurement, or according to our calculations it seems unlikely that this projector is capable of producing the manufacturer's cited brightness specification.

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