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Optoma HD81 Projector

1080P Home Theater Projector
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The Optoma HD81 Projector is a 1080P Home Theater Projector. This lamp based projector is capable of displaying 1,400 Lumens at its brightest setting with a native resolution of 1920x1080 . The internal DLP technology touts higher contrast, less visible pixels and more portability. This projector was first available for purchase in September 2006 and has been by Optoma.


Optoma HD81 Projector Specifications

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Projector Central Highly Recommended Award
Highly Recommended Award

Our Highly Recommended designation is earned by products offering extraordinary value or performance in their price class.

Performance
5
Features
Ease of Use
Value

MSRP
$9,999
User Reviews
(3) Review this Projector
Awards
Highly Recommended
Status
Discontinued
Released
September 2006
Warranty
3 Years
 
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Brightness
1,400 ANSI Lumens
Resolution
1920x1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9 (HD)
Contrast
10,000:1
Dynamic Contrast
10,000:1
Dynamic Iris
Yes
Display Type
0.95" DLP x 1
Color Wheel
7 segments
Color Wheel
4x speed
Video Modes
720p, 1080i, 1080p/60, 576i, 576p, 480p, 480i
Data Modes
MAX 1920x1080

Lamp Type
300W UHP bulb
Lamp Life
2,000 hours

Included Lens
1.2x manual zoom , manual focus
Optional Lenses
No
Lens Shift
No
Throw Distance
3.4' - 37.9'  Calculate Throw Distance
Image Size
21.00" - 282.00"
Throw Ratio
1.85:1 - 2.22:1
Projector Placement
For a
"
diagonal screen, place the projector lens between 13'-5" and 16'-2" from the screen.
Digital Keystone
Vertical only

Projector Size
4.60" x 16.00" x 12.20"
Weight
10.0 lbs
Audible Noise
32 dB
Internal Speakers
No
Power
430 Watts 90V - 264V
Connection Panel
RS232: DB-9pin

Features
Anamorphic Ready
Additional Features
DarkChip 3 DLP technology. Video/color enhancement processor included


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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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