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Optoma EZPro 739

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2000:1 Contrast Ratio
2300 Lumens
Street Price: n/a

Most native 4:3 projectors released in the last few years are oriented primarily toward data presentation. Many of them offer just the bare minimum in video processing capability. However the Optoma's EZPro 739 delivers excellent data performance and impressive video into one affordable 4:3 machine that is truly multi-purposed - and won't break the bank in the process.

Specifications. 2300 ANSI lumens, 2000:1 contrast, native 4:3 full-frame 1024x768 XGA DLP chip with a 2x rotation speed, 5-segment color wheel

Compatibility. HDTV 1080i, 720p, 480p, and computer resolutions up to SXGA. NTSC, PAL, SECAM.

Lens and Throw Distance. 1.20:1 manual zoom/focus lens. Throws a 100" diagonal image from 13'5" to 16', depending on zoom.

Lamp Life. 3,000 hours standard, 5,000 hours in eco-mode.

Connection Panel. One composite video, one S-Video, one VGA-in, one VGA monitor pass-thru, one DVI port with HDCP, one 1/8" audio input, one USB-B port, and one RS-232 port for an external control.

Installation Options. Table mount, rear shelf mount, ceiling mount.

Warranty. 2 years.

Performance

As a data projector, the EzPro 739 really shines. It produced roughly 1400 lumens at settings tailored to presentation. So it has the power to light up a 120" diagonal screen with a moderate degree of ambient light in the room--plenty sufficient to handle a variety of presentation needs.

The lack of obvious hotspotting is particularly important for quality data presentation. The 739 showed none at all. Its brightness uniformity was impressive, averaging about 94% by our measurements, which is about as good as it gets.

Projectors sometimes have a hard time maintaining sharpness and clarity across the entire image; however, the 739 performs better than most in this regard as well. From edge to edge, the 739's picture was crisp, with only the slightest hint of blurring - for example, if the upper left corner of the image is in perfect focus, the lower right corner may appear slightly blurred. However, this is rarely noticeable, and in most cases the entire image is presented in sharp focus.

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