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Optoma Debuts New Sub-$1,000 Portable 720p DLP Home Theater Projector

Press Release  |  Sep 14, 2006
Denver, CEDIA, Booth #471, Colorado Convention Center, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Optoma, one of the leading manufacturers of digital projection and display devices, today introduced the HD70 home theater projector. The HD70 is the company's new portable 720p resolution home theater projector that offers outstanding functionality and value.

The HD70 features a DarkChip2(TM) DLP(R) DMD chipset from Texas Instruments and a 4000:1 contrast ratio with Optoma's proprietary ImageAI(TM) technology, which allows the HD70 to deliver incredible color saturation and subtle details for amazing image quality. The Optoma HD70 provides a great, all-around projected picture for home theater enthusiasts.

At 1000 lumens and a native 16:9 aspect ratio, the HD70 also offers digital horizontal and vertical keystone correction, whisper-quiet 28dB operation, as well as a plethora of connection ports. The HD70 also highlights Texas Instruments' BrilliantColor(TM) color processing technology to deliver higher brightness and provide truer, more vibrant colors to the projected picture.

Display Technology: Single 0.62-inch DarkChip2(TM) DLP(R) chipset
Brightness (typical): 1000 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 3000:1 (Full On/Full Off); 4000:1 in ImageAI mode
Resolution: 720p native
Uniformity: 95 percent
Video Compatibility: NTSC, PAL, SECAM, HDTV (720p, 1080i/p), SDTV (480i/p, 576i)
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 native, 4:3 compatible, LBX support
I/O Connectors: HDMI, Component Video, VGA with Component & SCART Compatibility, Composite Video (RCA), S-Video, IR Receiver, 12V Trigger Relay
Lamp Life: 3000 hours (standard)
Weight: 5.6 pounds

The Optoma HD70 incorporates the finest in high-definition technologies to ensure functionality and value. The HD70 home theater projector demonstrates the ability of delivering a brilliant picture without compromising performance.

The Optoma HD70 home theater projector will be available for an estimated street price of $999 through authorized Optoma dealers and retailers.

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, as well as HD 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. For more information, visit

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