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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
 

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"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!
 

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Originally Posted by combatinfbadge /forum/post/16885712


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.
 

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

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


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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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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.
 

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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.


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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!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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