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Optoma H72

post #1 of 2915
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On the >$3.5K forum there is a thread on the upcoming Optoma 1080p projectors, based on a Digitimes article, the closing paragraph of which is relevant to this forum:

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The company plans to launch a new 720p projector by the end of this year, priced less than NT$100,000 (US$3,006), down from NT$189,000 (US$5,682) at present.

So we'll probably have another $3,000 MSRP 720p DLP projector for CES '06.

Later in the thread, a forum member which is also reviewer for a Norwegian HT magazine added:

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If any wondered about the new cheap 720p, it's the H72. It's also a new nice design. I did see it in Oslo last week.
post #2 of 2915
Something for everybody, great marketing. Imagine what the street prices may be.
post #3 of 2915
Tom will Optoma be sending you the H72 to review?
post #4 of 2915
A Projector People rep told me the H77 is discontinued. I wonder how this projector will compare to the H78. Anything you can share with us, Tom?
post #5 of 2915
bump.
post #6 of 2915
Rumors say that the H72 will be even cheaper than the HC3000...
post #7 of 2915
1280X768 chip then?
post #8 of 2915
Awesome! This is good news indeed.

Anyone seen any other public announcements out there on this?

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post #9 of 2915
anbjornk is the only one to have seen it in a trade show in Europe. I'd love to know its release date in the US. Cheaper than the HC3000 isn't saying a lot. The MSRP of the HC3000 is not set yet. Thank you LCD D5 for keeping prices competitive for all.
post #10 of 2915
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anbjornk is the only one to have seen it in a trade show in Europe.

Not really, but I have seen it (Only the chassis really) Yes, it will have the new WXGA chip, and approximately the same spec as HC3000. (Take some, give some) The MSRP for the HC3000 in Norway is likely to be 3500$ (converted from NOK) The H72 is said to be under the 3k mark in Norway.
post #11 of 2915
Thanks, anbjornk.

Unlikely to have lens shift at that price. I hope the offset isn't as big as the HC3000.
post #12 of 2915
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Unlikely to have lens shift at that price. I hope the offset isn't as big as the HC3000.

I don't think it will have lens shift. I have no idea about the offset.
post #13 of 2915
Does anyone have some pics oft he H72?
post #14 of 2915
I just got confirmation from Optoma China on telephone that H72 will be cheaper than H77.
Here is some info googled from a probably norwegian bbs site:
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Fullversjonen er tilgjengelig her: : Offisiell tråd for Optoma H72
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Anfield
13th October 2005, 14:59
Det har blitt snakket om denne projektoren i diverse tråder her på forumet, tenkte derfor å samle informasjonen i en tråd her. Dette er det vi vet om denne foreløpig:

1280*768 oppløsning
DDP3020-driver
4000:1
1100ANSI
HDMI,DVI, Component,S-video,
10 bit farge prossesering
ca 26dB.
Farroudja scalering
7 segments fargehjul med et hvitt felt
Brilliant Colour chip

Pris: I underkant av 18k
Levering: Februar 06??

Nevner at alle spec ikke er 100% låst enda, så det kan sikkert forekomme noen endringer, men dette gjelder p.t.
............)


Here is a paragraph from projectorreviews.com.:
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Optoma has a new H series projector scheduled for shipment in early December. The product is not officially announced, so all I can say, is that this new Optoma home theater projector will "replace" the discontinued H57, but be higher resolution. And, it will be far more affordable than the current H77 projector or my personal favorite, the H78DC3 DarkChip3 DLP home theater projector, (which, I should note, I'm considering as the replacement for my current BenQ PE8700+ projector in my own home theater).

I expect the new Optoma projector to arrive and be reviewed in advance of the first shipments!
...................
post #15 of 2915
I hope its not going to be all big and bulky like the h77-79 series (though things looks like an old vhs player slash 386 computer terminals) but more like the h27-31 series or even slicker. I know thats being critical but id like it to look somewhat cool. we'll see jeff
post #16 of 2915
I see Optoma will be at the EHX consumer electronics show (booth #384) in Anaheim in early Nov (9th-11th). Hopefully some of you SoCal members can visit and dig away some more info from them about the new H72 for us.
post #17 of 2915
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I hope its not going to be all big and bulky like the h77-79 series

It's not
post #18 of 2915
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Originally Posted by jeffropaige View Post

I hope its not going to be all big and bulky like the h77-79 series (...) but more like the h27-31 series or even slicker.

The size of the projector relates to the size of the DLP device.
Large DLP --> larger optics --> larger lamp ---> larger projector and price.
Small DLP --> smaller optics --> smaller lamp --> smaller projector and price.

In June, TI announced availability of small 768p DLP device and chipset:
TI press release

Mike
post #19 of 2915
No one from Norway took photos of the ID during the Oslo show?

Since it's already been shown publically at trade show, I guess it's O.K. to post some photo here. The size is slightly bigger than H31, so much smaller than H77.

Here is an early ID, just to satisfy your curiosity. The end result may be slightly different, please wait for Optoma's formal announcement.

It's definitely to be shown at CES.
LL
post #20 of 2915
Not too Shabby ehh! I like that it has no vents in the front, because those frontal vents normally give some light spill.
post #21 of 2915
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Originally Posted by TzungILin View Post

No one from Norway took photos of the ID during the Oslo show?

Since it's already been shown publically at trade show, I guess it's O.K. to post some photo here. The size is slightly bigger than H31, so much smaller than H77.

Here is an early ID, just to satisfy your curiosity. The end result may be slightly different, please wait for Optoma's formal announcement.

It's definitely to be shown at CES.

Wow that's cool design! Many thx!
Now I just hope the offset is not too big, and that it throws an image no smaller than HC3000 at the same distance. Considering its cool apparence, maybe I will buy it anyway.
post #22 of 2915
I hate the colour.
post #23 of 2915
Black would have been better. Maybe they want it to disappear into the ceiling background?
post #24 of 2915
Yuck, white, my ceiling is flat black, along with the walls.


muncey
post #25 of 2915
check it out, these are not real, i changed the color.


muncey
LL
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post #26 of 2915
nice looking--jeff
post #27 of 2915
Muncey, Would you be so kind as to provide me with the model number for the red one? It's the exact color I need to have it blend into my ceiling and walls.
post #28 of 2915
i painted them in photoshop, i wanted to see what a black one would look like.
sorry i should have stated it.

muncey
post #29 of 2915
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Originally Posted by muncey View Post

check it out, these are not real, i changed the color.

I would probably have painted my H79 black by now if it wouldn't void the warranty (most likely).

--Darin
post #30 of 2915
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Originally Posted by muncey View Post

i painted them in photoshop, i wanted to see what a black one would look like.
sorry i should have stated it.

Hehe... the funny thing is, YOU DID! :-)
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