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June 9-11, 2004
OptomaTV Launches World's First HD2+ DLP Based Rear Projection Televisions - The RD-50A and RD65A
Astounding contrast ratio of 2000:1 with virtually no dithering.
Milpitas, Calif. and Atlanta, Georgia. (June 09, 2004) OptomaTV has launched the world's most advanced rear-projection technology into the consumer electronics marketplace with two new, currently shipping models - the RD-50A and the RD-65A. With a contrast ratio double that of other products in its class and with the virtual elimination of the dithering artifact, these televisions are poised to revolutionize the television display industry with unrivaled image quality.
OptomaTV has achieved this astounding result by deftly deploying the latest high-definition technology from Texas Instruments - the HD2+ DLP chip - in a rear-projection application. This digital micromirror device (DMD) chip achieves both higher brightness and deeper black levels by filling in the area where the digital micromirror connects to its hinge - the so-called dimple. Enhancements to the color wheel in the RD-50A and RD-65A further improve picture quality and motion video so much that viewers will swear they are looking through a window instead of merely watching a television.
As improved versions of their award-winning, long-popular brethren - the RD-50 and RD-65, the RD-50A and RD-65A maintain all of the advanced features and unsurpassed characteristics of the RD series. The RD's non-reflective screen allows the widest viewing angle of any television on the market. Overscan at a scant 1% enables the brightest image possible with the least amount of discarded pixels, in the slimmest of cabinets. Discrete IR commands mean one-button control of viewers' entire home theaters - from lighting to AV component selection to television settings. The RD-50A and RD-65A also follow the trailblazing path set by the RD series by offering the consumer electronics marketplace the most flexibility of image controls, source inputs, separate audio outputs and two V-chip PIP/POP. Whereas most televisions would make this array of advanced features a source of confusion and distraction for viewers, OptomaTV has made them supremely simple by creating separate memories for each input and signal type. The installer or consumer need only adjust RD-series televisions once for each signal type and source; these settings will not require readjustment, even when switching between channels with different signal types (e.g., 1080i and 720p) on the same input.
The RD-50A's and RD-65A's major improvements - quality of their video images - are achieved by incorporating HD2+ technology from Texas Instruments. Optoma was the first to publicly demonstrate this technology in an HDTV at CES 2004. Featuring a 1280 x 720 high-definition resolution, these TVs offer an impressive 2000:1 contrast ratio.
The so-called dimple fix of the HD2+ is revolutionary in that, by filling in the point at which the micromirror attaches to its hinge, the brightness of an on' pixel and darkness of an off' pixel are both enhanced, thereby increasing the RDs' already high contrast ratio by 33%. OptomaTV's proprietary coated DVE (Dark Video Enhancement) color wheel further increases the punch of motion pictures by adding a dark segment which virtually eliminate an artifact in all previous DLP displays - the dithering effect.
RD-50A/65A User Friendly Features and Advanced Specifications:
§ Non-reflective, fine-grade, 0.15 mm screen-pitch display with extremely wide viewing angle.
§ Industry's lowest overscan: 1% overscan enabling brighter picture with higher contrast ratio.
§ Extremely bright picture. RD-50: 450 nits. RD-65: 400 nits.
§ 2000:1 contrast ratio for more visual punch and shadow detail.
§ High Definition 1280 x 720 (native 720p) resolution.
§ Precision Pixel Matching technology with 1:1 scan conversion.
§ Superb image processing utilizing Silicon Image deinterlacer, Oplus Scaler and 3-D comb filter.
§ Unique manually adjustable color gamma fine tuning.
§ Lightweight and trim design. RD50: 90 pound, 14.8 inches deep. RD-65A: 280 pounds, 22 inches deep
§ Extremely long-lasting, easy-to-replace lamp. RD-50A: 10000 hours. RD-65A: 8000 hours.
§ DVI-HDCP connector ensuring connectivity with future digital devices.
For additional Optoma information and to view product photos, please visit http://www.optomausa.com/press
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, HDTVs, LCD flat panel monitors plasma display, and thin-client terminals. 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's award-winning products are sold through the company's global network of pro AV dealers, major consumer electronics retailers, and Internet resellers. Optoma's worldwide headquarters is located in Milpitas, California. For more information about Optoma please call 888-942-2929 or visit http://www.optoma.com/
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