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Optoma HD73 Projector

WXGA Home Theater Projector
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The Optoma HD73 Projector is a WXGA Home Theater Projector. This lamp based projector is capable of displaying 1,100 Lumens at its brightest setting with a native resolution of 1280x768 . The internal DLP technology touts higher contrast, less visible pixels and more portability. This projector was first available for purchase in January 2007 and has been by Optoma.

 

Optoma HD73 Projector Specifications

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Performance
4.5
Features
Ease of Use
Value

MSRP
$2,099
User Reviews
(4) Review this Projector
Status
Discontinued
Released
January 2007
Warranty
2 Years
 
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Brightness
1,100 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1280x768
Aspect Ratio
15:9 (WXGA)
Contrast
6,000:1
Dynamic Contrast
6,000:1
Display Type
0.65" DLP x 1
Color Wheel
5x speed
Color Processing
8-bit
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1080

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
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 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

Additional Features
Contrast Ratio: 4500:1 (Full On/Full Off); 6000:1 in ImageAI mode.
 


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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.

Manufacturer Cited Brightness:

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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