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Optoma Launches its Latest 720p Home Theater Projector Featuring BrilliantColor™ and TrueVivid™ Technologies

Press Release  |  Jan 5, 2006
LAS VEGAS (Jan. 5, 2006) – Optoma introduces the HD72 home theater projector, a new high performance, digital projector for home theater enthusiasts. The HD72 features Texas Instruments' latest 16:10 DarkChip2™ DMD chipset to deliver vivid digital images, as well as a 7-segment color wheel and 10-bit color per channel processing to give the HD72 higher lumens and deep color saturation.

With a proprietary 7-segment color wheel with BrilliantColor and TrueVivid color enhancement technologies, the Optoma HD72 produces superior color and deeper dark settings at the same time. And, with native HDTV and HD PC resolution at 1280 x 768 (16:9), the HD72 delivers a 5000:1 contrast ratio at 1300 lumens to deliver subtle color details.

With Optoma introducing a native 720p home theater projector with an estimated entry price point of less than $2,000, the Optoma HD72 opens the projector market to budget-conscious, home theater fans that want high-quality and high-performance products.

The HD72 features BrilliantColor color processing technology to deliver higher brightness and provide truer, more vibrant colors to the projected picture. And, with 10-bit color per channel color processing, a 7-segment color wheel and its 5000:1 contrast ratio, the Optoma HD72 DLP™ home theater projector delivers great color saturation and subtle color details for the best image quality.

With its new unique design, the HD72 also lowers the noise level usually associated with typical home theater projectors. The patent-pending wind tunnel cooling system is designed for near-silent operation with minimal light leakage.

Display Technology: Single 0.65 12-degree DarkChip2 DLP™ technology
Brightness (typical): 1300 lumens using 220W lamp
Resolution: WXGA (1280 x 768) with native support for 720p (1,280 x 720) and XGA (1024 x 768)
Contrast Ratio: 5,000:1 in ImageAI™ mode
Noise Level (typical): 27dB
Lamp Life (typical): 3,000 hours
Computer Compatibility: VGA (640 x 480) to amazing UXGA (1600 x 1200) Video Compatibility: HDTV (720p, 1080i, 1080p), EDTV (480p), SDTV (480i), 576i/p
Aspect Ratio: 16:10 native, 4:3 compatible NTSC, PAL, SECAM,
Throw Ratio: 1.58:1 to 1.9:1 (distance/width)
Horizontal Scan Rate: 15 to 100 kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate: 43 to 85Hz
I/O Connectors: HDMI, DVI-I with HDCP, RCA component video, composite video (RCA), S-Video, two IR receivers, +12V trigger relays, RS-232 communication, AC power unit

The Optoma HD72 home theater projector will be available in Q1 2006 for $3,999 MSRP 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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