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Optoma Debuts "World's Largest" 1080p DLP Rear Projection Display at CES 2007

"World's smallest" screen also shown at CES 2007?


By John Virata


What Panasonic started at CES 2006 with the world's largest Plasma display panel, other companies followed suit at CES2007, with many touting the world's largest something or other. One company even went on to claim the creation of the "World's Largest 100-inch LCD display." Now that is a pretty big 100-inch display. While Sharp was touting its 108 as the largest LCD display, Optoma was pushing its BigVizion 1080P High Definition as the world's largest DLP rear projection display at a whopping 120 inches diagonal.


Optoma tout's the BigVizion as sporting 10,000:1 contrast, IR pass through for system integration, precision pixel matching technology for 1:1 scan conversion, HDMI, BNC, RGBHV, VGA, S-Video, Composite, and Component inputs, and support for 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p inputs. Now that is pretty BIG for a DLP rear projection system.

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I wonder if it uses the wobulation chip like their 100" and 80" units, or if it uses a full 1080 chip. I hope so.


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I found this as well.

http://www.optomausa.com/PressReleas...sp?Press_id=50


Optoma Unveils Largest 1080p, DLP-Based Rear Projection Consumer Display - the 120-inch BigVizion Introduced at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show

The BigVizion Line of Rear-Projection Displays Features Native 1080p Resolution, Amazingly Slim Depth and ISFccc Modes


Las Vegas (January 8, 2007) - Optoma, one of the leading manufacturers of digital projection and display devices, has unveiled its latest native 1080p display, the 120-inch (diagonal) BigVizion. The Optoma BigVizion is a line of DLP® -based rear-projection displays that is available through Optoma's network of key distributors and dealers. The BigVizion is a customizable display that can be installed or built-into a wall.


Utilizing a single-mirror system with Texas Instruments' DLP chipset, the 120-inch BigVizion joins the family of BigVizion displays, which are currently available in three other sizes, 80-, 90- and 100-inches. For this category of display, the BigVizion displays have one of the slimmest depths for rear-projection displays, an estimated 40-inch depth for the 120-inch model.


The BigVizion comes with Optoma's proprietary video enhancement processor and light engine, which ensure all input signals are displayed as 1080p. The engine can be accessed from the front of the optical screen for installation and future upgrades as needed.


BigVizion features 10,000:1 contrast, IR pass-through for system integration, precision pixel matching technology for 1:1 scan conversion, multiple inputs, including: HDMI, BNC, RGBHV, VGA, S-Video, Composite, Component and supports 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p inputs.


Targeted for the professional home theater installer market, BigVizion ships as an easy-to-install modular system. BigVizion comes with a customizable color scheme, to easily change the bezel color to match a customers' décor.


The BigVizion line of 1080p displays is available through authorized and certified Optoma BigVizion distributors and installers/dealers.


The 120-inch BigVizion has an estimated MSRP of $49,999 and will be available in the second half of 2007.


Product Information:


Model Number MSRP Availability

HDBV3100 (100-inch) $29,999 Now

HDBV3090 (90-inch) $24,999 Now

HDBV3080 (80-inch) $22,999 Now
 

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I've seen them, they work just like a typical RPTV. You can have lights on in the room and it doesn't wash out. To me that's it's key feature, plus you can have a clean finished look having everything installed and concealed in the false wall.
 

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I've seen them, they work just like a typical RPTV. You can have lights on in the room and it doesn't wash out. To me that's it's key feature, plus you can have a clean finished look having everything installed and concealed in the false wall.

Did you see the 120" specifically? I heard it was shown in a very dark room. Does that mean it uses the same wobulation chip as the 100" and isn't as bright because it is bigger?


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I walked by it few times. I mainly went to the booth to see new upgraded HD 81...One of them was mounted at the front of the booth as you pass by it. I was not impressed since it looked washed out but that could well be due to its position where there was lots of light hitting it from all sides and directly onto it. t had glare glass - type that you see on some of the notebooks. Thanks Aleks.
 

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I posted my comments in the 'CES' thread. Basically, I thought it looked terrible. Yes, it was out in the open, with lots of ambient light, but that's why you would want a rptv (rather than FP).

As someone else said, it looked like a poor 480p display rather than 1080p, very poor constrast, etc. The 70"+ rptv's by Samsung, Sony, JVC, Toshiba, etc., looked MILES better than the BigVizion. If the 120" BV looked as good as these 70" rptv's, then I think lots of people might be interested (but not at $50K!)
 

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I have seen the 100" @ StarPower in Dallas, TX. It looked very nice and bright. One thing I didn't like was that the screen had bad reflections. It seemed like a waste that is was bright enough to watch with the lights on , but the lights created bad reflections. The brochure also states that you need 3ft of space in the wall.
 

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I saw it. They actually had 2 of them. Very nice. But they were presented in a darkened area. Not really possible to compare with the 102", 103" Plasma and 108" LCD. Those were in bright areas and were showing beautiful 1080p scenery.


When I saw Optoma, they were showing Jay Leno.
 
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