Optoma Themescene HD72
Due for launch first thing in 2006, the ThemeScene HD72 represents Optoma's second large push in the 720p DLP market. Not so long ago, the H77 (upgraded to H78, then ultimately becoming the H79!) shook home cinema foundations when it was launched at a price of £4,000, several thousand pounds cheaper than it's closest competitor. The H79 has since gone from strength to strength, slaying many giants on the way. But now it has a baby brother, the HD72.
The H72 is based on Texas Instruments new 1280 x 768 DLP chipset utilising DC2 technology. As with most projectors being shipped with this new budget DLP chip, the H72 boasts BrilliantColour technology but rather than use the partnering DDP3020 chip for video processing Optoma have gone with a far more exciting Faroudja based approach! The DCDi directional deinterlacing should give quite a dynamic image from video sources such as satellite television, which combined with the H72s high brightness is likely to make this a very, very popular projector.
Optoma's Zero Dead Pixels Policy on Themescene HD72
Optoma will gaurantee you a pixel-defect free projector, or a brand new replacement unit!
Optoma Themescene H72 Preliminary Specification
- 1300 ANSI Lumens
- 1280 x 768 resolution 16:10 aspect ratio w/ 16:9 native mode
- 3000 Hour lamp life
- 1.6-1.9:1 Throw
- 7-segment RGBRGBW colour wheel
- 3000:1 Contrast Ratio
- DVI-I (RGB Scart or VGA via adaptor), HDMI, Component Video 3xRCA (also available into DVI-I socket via adaptor), S-Video and Composite Video Inputs
Optoma Themescene H72 Warranty Information
- 3 Year, on-site, loan-exchange Warranty Included
Optoma has introduced the H72, a 16:9 projector featuring native 720p resolution, WXGA (1280x768) compressed resolution, a 4,000:1 contrast ratio, and 1,300 lumens of brightness. The H72 incorporates Texas Instruments' DLP technology and DarkChip2 DMD chipset. The projector offers RS232 connectivity as well as DVI-I with HDCP, BNC, component, composite, and S-video inputs/outputs. Price: $1,999. Availability: second quarter of 2006. For more information, see Optoma at CES booth 20444, or contact the company at 888-942-2929 or at www.optomausa.com