I work for Coretronic, the DLP OEM manufacture for many brand names. Optoma is just one OEM customer.
R&D has early information, but R&D needs to be very careful about what to say, it really depends on the marketing folks on customer side to decide when to release and what to release.
Hence I can only suggest to make this sticky, and when information is available, people can easily find the info.
Since H72 was shown at Oslo, there are some basic information out, (see previous post from Norway web site), one can already gather many information from it:
new WXGA 1280x768
DDP3020 (the Brilliant Color chip)
Dual digital input
Let me comment on what is known. The DDP3020 Brilliant Color really works! It makes the color more vibrant, more vivid, the end result is that the image looks more 3D-like. However, for purist, one may still prefer the "film"-look or the "realistic"-look before the Brilliant Color enhancement.
Dual digital input maybe the first unique offering in this level of pricing. Nowadays, many people have more than 1 digital source, HDMI DVD, HDMI D-VHS, DVI-HDCP DTV STB, ... etc. This offers user the ability to connect up to two digital sources. Of course, one can buy 2-to-1 DVI switcher or selector. But for most average users, this provides an straight forward route. It's your pick, you can connect directly to two digital source, or you can still use a switcher or switching it from you new A/V Receiver.
The image quality will give the LCD 720p competitions a pretty tough time. With H72 and HC3000 (and maybe other manufactures, INFOCUS, BENQ, as well) coming at competitive pricing, the Brilliant Color capability with DLP's higher perceived contrast ratio will leave consumers good alternatives to 720p LCD.
So, it's an ALL-WIN situation for the end consumer!