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Optoma TW865-NL Projector Optoma TW865-NL
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Street Price: n/a
3D: PC 3D Ready
Contrast:4,000:1
Lumens:6000
Weight: 40.3 lbs
Resolution:1280x800
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Technology:DLP
Lens Shift:H + V
Lamp Life:1,500 Hrs
2,000 (eco)
Lamp Cost:n/a
Warranty:3 year
Connectors:  S-Video, Composite, Component, RGB In, VGA In (x2), DVI Digital Input, HDMI, Network, USB (x2), RS232, 12-Volt Trigger
Video Formats:  480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60

Optoma TW865-NL
WXGA Conference Room Projector

Bill Livolsi, February 14, 2013

Conclusion

The Optoma TW865-NL is a conference room projector that is packed to the gills with capabilities and features, making it a powerful contender in the business market. Its 6,000 lumen single-lamp output rivals that of dual-lamp projectors, while its excellent color needs no calibration in most circumstances. Lamp life is short, but the projector's warranty covers an entire year of lamp use. Black level is only so-so, but dynamic range is solid, and photography and video look their best. 3D capability is a bonus, but as the TW865 does not come with glasses or an emitter, it also does not add to the cost of the projector.

With a street price around $4,000 and an additional cost of $1,000 to $2,500 for a lens, the TW865-NL is not an inexpensive projector, but neither is it overpriced. For the money, you get a highly capable projector that is a perfect fit for many conference rooms. The TW865-NL is sold through authorized Optoma dealers and select Internet resellers, so it is not available everywhere, but a projector of this quality is worth seeking out.

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Comments (1) Post a Comment
Super Size Screens Posted May 28, 2013 6:46 PM PST
Would this projector work well for outdoor movies on a 30' wide screen with 16:9 ratio? Would I need a more powerful projector? What would you recommend without breaking the bank account? Appreciate your recommendation.

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