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Optoma Bows New Top-of-the-Line 720p Home Theater Projector Featuring External Control System with Scaler and Advanced Video Enhancement

Press Release  |  Jan 5, 2006
LAS VEGAS (Jan. 5, 2006) – Optoma introduces the HD7300 home theater projector, a new top-of-the-line product of in the company's highly-awarded home theater projector line. The HD7300, based on Texas Instruments' DarkChip3™ DMD chipset, features an external control and image enhancement system requiring only a single HDMI cable to the projector. The Optoma HD7300 includes many of the high-end features found in high-end home theater projectors, but showcased in Optoma's 720p flagship product.

Optoma's innovative two-piece design eliminates the need for multiple cables – all that is needed for the projector to be connected is a single cable to the control and image enhancement box, showcased in an anodized, brushed aluminum casing for an innovative look and design to fit in any room. With the image enhancement box's extensive inputs, there are ample connections to up-convert sources to 720p for optimal viewing. The one cable connection, as well as horizontal and vertical lens shift, makes this projector perfect for home theater installations.

The HD7300 uses an advanced optical system that delivers 1000 ANSI lumen and 6000:1 peak contrast. The dual-lens shift has a 1.25x zoom ratio, with a 12-elements system for low dispersion; this allows the HD7300 to achieve deep black, high precisions, and high-contrast image quality. The HD7300's video/color enhancement processing system delivers an advanced three-stage process flow (decoding, image enhancement, color reproduction enhancement) that offers impressive, personalized adjustment setting at each stage.

The external control and image enhancement system is based on a highly acclaimed, studio-grade Gennum video processor that offers motion adaptive de-interlacing on 480i/576i/1080i film contents, and optimized scaling co-efficiency. The Optoma HD7300 comes with many unique features that are user controllable, such as gamma, color, display format, and edge enhancements. Plus, the control box's firmware is user upgradeable to allow the user to get all the benefits of new controls.

Display Technology: Single 0.8 DarkChip3™ DLP™ technology
Brightness (typical): 1000 lumens
Resolution: 720p native, with color management
Image scaler: Gennum VXP solutions
Color Management: Studio-grade CMS, 10-step Gamma enhancement, RGBCYM 6-color, 15-region adjustment
Video Compatibility: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, HDTV (720p, 1080i), EDTV (480p), SDTV (480i), 576i/p
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 native, 4:3 compatible
I/O Connectors: 3x HDMI + 1x External HDMI™ expansion, 2x RBGHV(BNC), 2xRCAcomponent, 3 S-Video, 3 Composite, 1 VGA (RGB/YPbPr/SCART), 2xRS232, 2x 12V Trigger, 1xIR port extension
CEDIA certification: ISF ccc certification

The Optoma HD7300 home theater projector will be available in Q1 2006 for an estimated MSRP of $5,999 through authorized Optoma dealers.

About Optoma Technology, Inc.
Optoma Technology, Inc. is an award-winning developer of projection and digital display products for business and home. The company manufactures multimedia projectors for mobile users, fixed installations and home theaters, HDTVs, LCD flat panel monitors and plasma displays. Optoma products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver images that are bright, crystal clear, and finely tuned for tone and color. Optoma products are sold through the company's global network of pro AV dealers, major consumer electronics retailers and Internet resellers. Optoma's worldwide headquarters is located in Milpitas, California. For more information, please visit

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