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combatinfbadge 07-25-2009 06:17 AM

Looks like a contender for new budget king besides the unproven Vivitek.
All Best Buy Stores Release date 9/6/09
Optoma HD20 $1099.99

Weight 6.4 lbs
short throw distance/ max screen size 4-5 feet
1080p native 1920x1080
1700 Lumens
2500:1 Contrast ratio
16:9 4:3 and 16:10
DLP
Brilliantcolor by Texas Instruments

ditch-digger 07-25-2009 07:51 AM

very excited....

thought about ordering the infocus, but will wait for this to see how it is.

nineteen70 07-25-2009 09:01 AM

Do you have a link to that thanks in advanced

Robert Clark 07-25-2009 10:25 AM

Already a very long thread here:

https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1155084

Yes, it does look like there will be a few exciting new under-1000 choices this coming year...

malis0931 07-30-2009 08:15 AM

The Optoma HD20 is available in Projectorpeople.com and in Visualapex.com
for $999.00!

cubsfan 07-30-2009 08:34 AM

"The Optoma HD20 is available in Projectorpeople.com and in Visualapex.com
for $999.00! "


That's a good thing! Need to see some more reviews before I jump. New lamp for the 70 ,or new PJ ? decisions,decisions!

laeriq 07-30-2009 10:23 AM

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So BB is going to charge 1099? Disappointing... guess I'll take a try online.

malis0931 07-30-2009 11:07 AM


MTyson 07-30-2009 11:12 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by combatinfbadge View Post

Looks like a contender for new budget king besides the unproven Vivitek.
All Best Buy Stores Release date 9/6/09
Optoma HD20 $1099.99

Weight 6.4 lbs
short throw distance/ max screen size 4-5 feet
1080p native 1920x1080
1700 Lumens
2500:1 Contrast ratio
16:9 4:3 and 16:10
DLP
Brilliantcolor by Texas Instruments

Visual Apex lists the projector at 4000:1 Contrast. Does it use Image AI or something for dynamic contrast?

BTW, what is the throw ratio? I'll need short throw if I'm going to replace my Sharp DT-500. Hope this is on the same level on other areas as well as resolution.

deez 07-30-2009 05:54 PM

Im taking my hd65 back to best buy and will order this on friday!!!

ac388 07-30-2009 07:23 PM

What's the speed on the color wheel ? 4x or 5x ?

What's the throw ratio ? Not list in the Calculator yet !

Pringals 07-30-2009 10:46 PM

I hope it is as good as all the hype. ... Then if BB sells it (on sale ) with their 36 month no interest, I'll have one. I'd love to by from AVs, Projector People, Visual Apex, or any other sponsor here, but they don't have any financing. It must be nice to have a grand or two to throw around. They would have my sale if I could finance over a year or three like BB.

mat82284 07-31-2009 09:13 AM

I want to buy it online now, but I'm trying to hold off a little. I prefer to buy it a Costco because they offer a 2 year warranty on all electronics. The manufacture only offers a 1 year warranty.

I wonder how long it'll take costco to start stocking this unit? Anyone know? I know they have it in canada I wish it was here already.

tdog_2005 07-31-2009 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by mat82284 View Post

I want to buy it online now, but I'm trying to hold off a little. I prefer to buy it a Costco because they offer a 2 year warranty on all electronics. The manufacture only offers a 1 year warranty.

I wonder how long it'll take costco to start stocking this unit? Anyone know? I know they have it in canada I wish it was here already.

They have a good return policy too, if buy it online and something is wrong you don't have to ship it back, you just take it back to any one of there stores. Plus all there prices include shipping at least here in Canada

mat82284 07-31-2009 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by tdog_2005 View Post

They have a good return policy too, if buy it online and something is wrong you don't have to ship it back, you just take it back to any one of there stores. Plus all there prices include shipping at least here in Canada

Thanks, but ill wait till i see it on there US site. Buying it from the Canada site might not work. I don't think they will honer the return if anything happends because of the different countries.

tdog_2005 07-31-2009 01:45 PM

yep its actually best for you to buy from US when they have it online, then you don't get the dreaded custom charges.

Rew452 07-31-2009 02:36 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ac388 View Post

What's the speed on the color wheel ? 4x or 5x ?

What's the throw ratio ? Not list in the Calculator yet !

Guitarman in the other HD20 thread was told it was a RGB/RGB 4X.

I think you can use the HD200x for the calculator seems close until they update it.

Rew

BlackRiderX 07-31-2009 02:37 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ac388 View Post

What's the speed on the color wheel ? 4x or 5x ?

What's the throw ratio ? Not list in the Calculator yet !

Throw Ratio is probably the same as HD200x. At least, that is what I used for reference.

EDIT: posted at same time as REW452!

superflysocal 07-31-2009 04:14 PM

besides the obvious resoluation change of 768p vs 1080p, do you think there will be other improvements compared to a optoma hd72? I am worried about going from 7 segment color wheel vs 6 segment.

Jeratt 07-31-2009 04:24 PM

My ae900u just died on me recently and now of course I'm in the market. Do you guys think I should look into this one or wait until after Cedia to see what else might come out with in the next couple months? I've been with out a projector for a couple months now and it really sucks, so hard to be patient lol.

I live in Canada, maybe I'll go take a costco trip tonight to at least see if they have it here, how much, etc.

jayw 07-31-2009 06:39 PM

According to the product pdf the noise is 32db in STD mode. I wonder how that would compare to my current pj, the Optoma HD72. I actually think the 72 is quiet enough for a projector. I rarely notice it and never use it on bright mode. But the spec for the HD72 is 27db. From 27->32 is a big jump and I fear that noise will be a dealbreaker. Anyone now what this sounds like in the real world and how it would compare to the HD72?

TIA,

Jay W

tdog_2005 07-31-2009 09:03 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by jayw View Post

According to the product pdf the noise is 32db in STD mode. I wonder how that would compare to my current pj, the Optoma HD72. I actually think the 72 is quiet enough for a projector. I rarely notice it and never use it on bright mode. But the spec for the HD72 is 27db. From 27->32 is a big jump and I fear that noise will be a dealbreaker. Anyone now what this sounds like in the real world and how it would compare to the HD72?

TIA,

Jay W


Its pretty quiet in low lamp mode, i don't even hear it when i am watching a movie, know if you run it in bright mode it is loud, It would drive me nuts i probably would take the projector back.

mat82284 07-31-2009 09:06 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by ac388 View Post

What's the speed on the color wheel ? 4x or 5x ?

What's the throw ratio ? Not list in the Calculator yet !

according to here its a 6 segment color wheel.

http://www.visualapex.com/optoma/Pro...le&KW=Opt-HD20


Projector central finally got the info up

http://www.projectorcentral.com/Optoma-HD20.htm

westgate 08-01-2009 08:40 AM

i'm wondering if this pj has a vertical stretch mode to allow use of an anamorphic he lens.
?

sivartk 08-03-2009 06:16 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by westgate View Post

i'm wondering if this pj has a vertical stretch mode to allow use of an anamorphic he lens.
?

Optoma does a good job of noting projectors that can be used with an anamorphic lens. At this price point, I wouldn't expect it. HD806 would probably be your choice.

deez 08-03-2009 09:45 PM

Just ordered mine from Visual Apex....first order goes out on thursday so should have it by friday!!!!

Taking my HD65 back to BB tomorrow...

deez 08-04-2009 04:19 PM

Visual Apex lists these in stock!!!

BlackRiderX 08-04-2009 04:38 PM

So tempting!

mat82284 08-04-2009 08:22 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackRiderX View Post

So tempting!

YES Very! But after seeing this I'm going to wait. It finally has a shipping date of 8/15 (only a week) and it looks like its worth the wait. Its 1800lumens and 5000:1 contrast VS Hd20 1700lumens and 4000:1 contrast. Its also a little smaller.

http://www.projectorpeople.com/proje...ivitek+H1080FD

deez 08-04-2009 08:29 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by mat82284 View Post

YES Very! But after seeing this I'm going to wait. It finally has a shipping date of 8/15 (only a week) and it looks like its worth the wait. Its 1800lumens and 5000:1 contrast VS Hd20 1700lumens and 4000:1 contrast. Its also a little smaller.

http://www.projectorpeople.com/proje...ivitek+H1080FD

You wanna bet this is the same unit? Or at least same design model with inflated numbers?


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