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Optoma HD72 Projector

WXGA Home Theater Projector
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From Optoma —   The Optoma HD72 projector is a true 720p, high performance home theater projector. The HD72 features new technologies to deliver brighter images and truer colors to the projected picture. The Optoma HD72 DLP home theater projector provides great color saturation and subtle color details for the best image quality.

  • True High Definition 720p home theater projector
  • Bright 1300 lumens with 5000:1 (ImageAI mode) contrast ratio
  • BrilliantColor technology by Texas Instruments delivers higher brightness and more vibrant colors
  • Native pixel-to-pixel matching for 720p HDTV and 4:3 XGA computer display
  • ImageAI - Auto Adjusting light intensity output delivers amazing contrast
  • 7 segment color wheel for detailed color reproduction
  • Input connectors: DVI-I, HDMI, RCA component, Composite, S-Video
  • Light shield design and ultra-quiet 27 dB operation
 

Optoma HD72 Projector Specifications

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Performance
4.5
Features
Ease of Use
Value

MSRP
$1,999
User Reviews
(34) Review this Projector
Awards
#10 in
Status
Discontinued
Released
January 2006
Warranty
2 Years
 
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Brightness
1,300 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1280x768
Aspect Ratio
15:9 (WXGA)
Contrast
5,000:1
Dynamic Contrast
5,000:1
Dynamic Iris
Yes
Display Type
0.65" DLP x 1
Color Wheel
7 segments
Color Wheel
4x speed
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1600x1200

Lamp Type
220W UHP bulb
Lamp Life
3,000 hours
Lamp Model
BL-FU220A  Buy Replacement Lamp

Included Lens
1.2x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
No
Lens Shift
No
Throw Distance
2.9' - 32.4'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
21.00" - 282.00"
Throw Ratio
1.61:1 - 1.93:1
Projector Placement
For a
"
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 11'-6" and 13'-10" from the screen.
Digital Zoom
Yes
Digital Keystone
Horizontal & Vertical

Projector Size
3.72" x 13.56" x 9.67"
Weight
7.0 lbs
Audible Noise
27 dB
Internal Speakers
No
Power
285 Watts 100V - 240V
Connection Panel
RS232: DB-9pin

Features
Special Warranty
Additional Features
DarkChip2 DLP chip. 5000:1 contrast ratio in ImageAI mode, 3500:1 contrast full on/off. Two year warranty with a Zero Dead Pixel policy
 

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  • Brightness: 1300 ANSI Lumens
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  • Throw Distance: 11'-6" — 13'-10"
  • 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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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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