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Optoma Presents the Next in 720p Home Theater Projection Excellence

Press Release  |  Sep 14, 2006

Latest in 720p Projection is Delivered with the Optoma HD73 Home Theater Projector

Denver, CO (Sept. 14, 2006) – Optoma, one of the leading manufacturers of digital projection and display devices, today debuted the HD73 home theater projector. The latest native 720p home theater projector, the HD73 is the company's new offering that provides outstanding performance and picture quality.

The Optoma HD73 features a DarkChip3™ DLP® DMD chipset from Texas Instruments and a 6000:1 contrast ratio with Optoma's proprietary ImageAI™ technology. Together with the latest color processing technologies, such as Texas Instruments' BrilliantColor™, Optoma's proprietary TrueVivid™ and Faroudja's DCDi™ image optimization, the HD73 is able to deliver higher brightness and provide truer, more vibrant colors to the projected picture.

In addition to the packed color processing technologies, the HD73 also supports dual digital inputs for multiple digital high-definition source connections. With 1300 lumens and a native 16:10 aspect ratio, and support for 4:3 and 16:9, the Optoma HD73 offers digital horizontal and vertical keystone correction, and is whisper-quiet at 27dB.

Display Technology: Single 0.65-inch DarkChip3™ DLP® chipset
Brightness (typical): 1300 lumens
Contrast Ratio: 4500:1 (Full On/Full Off); 6000:1 in ImageAI mode
Resolution: 720p native
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, DVI-I w/HDCP, Component, Composite (RCA), S-Video, RS-232, IR Receivers and 12V Trigger Relays
Lamp Life: 3000 Standard
Weight: 7 pounds

The Optoma HD73 home theater projector will be available in November 2006 for an estimated street price of $1,999 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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