London, 31st January 2012 – Optoma today announced the HD23, a high brightness Full HD home entertainment projector and successor to the best-selling HD20 and HD20LV. The new projector delivers exceptional quality Full HD viewing without dimming the lights with 2500 ANSI Lumens of brightness.
Alternatively, the HD23 can be used with large screens to deliver SMPTE standard brightness on screen sizes of up to nearly 5m - making it suitable for small auditoriums or events with a large audience.
Justin Halls, Head of Product Management at Optoma Europe commented: “Most movies are shot at 24 frames per second. To preserve the purity of the original image the HD23 can accept high definition sources at 24 frames per second and so display source material just as intended. The HD23 is an extremely versatile home entertainment projector, combining exceptional high brightness and cinematic picture performance with the additional option to use larger screens for larger viewing environments.”
In addition to the increase in brightness, contrast ratios (both ANSI and Peak) have increased to 500:1 and 5000:1 respectively. Optoma is committed to systematically publishing its ANSI contrast performance in addition to the more common full-on/full-off contrast ratio. Optoma were the first major home cinema projector manufacturer to publish an internationally recognised and independently reproducible ANSI contrast performance figure and now publish both figures to assist the buying decision.
Featuring a full range of analogue and digital inputs, including 2 x HDMI (v1.3 with deep colour), connectivity to the latest digital entertainment devices such as BluRay™ players and games consoles is simple and straightforward. Not only is the HD23 perfect for big screen cinema experiences but is also bright enough to be used in ambient light conditions for fully immersive gaming.
The HD23 incorporates BrilliantColor™ multi-colour processing technology to bring stunning, vibrant colour to your screen. Using six separate primary and secondary colours to produce a new level of colour performance and control, BrilliantColor™ increases colour brightness by up to 50% over other technologies to create vibrant, true to life images.
Indeed, so confident is Optoma of its picture quality that its unique guarantee warrants image and colour quality will remain as new for at least five years.
• 2500 ANSI Lumens of brightness
• 5000:1 contrast ratio (500:1 ANSI contrast)
• Advanced lamp-pulsing technology – for vibrant, perfectly saturated colours
• Use with screens up to 5m - ideal for larger venues
• 5 year colour guarantee
• 4000 hour lamp life
Native Resolution: 1080p (1920 x 1080)
Brightness: 2500 ANSI Lumens
Lamp Life: 4000 hours
ANSI Contrast: 500:1
Contrast ratio: 5000:1
Noise Level (STD mode): 29dB
Dimensions (W x D x H): 324 x 234 x 97mm
Remote Control: Backlit with direct source selection
INPUTS: 2 x HDMI v1.3, Component, VGA (PC/SCART), Composite
OUTPUT: +12V OUT for Screen Triggering
Colour & Imager Guarantee: 5 years (see website or brochure for terms and conditions).
Optoma is a world leading designer and manufacturer of award-winning projectors for business, education, professional audio/video and home entertainment, with comprehensive ranges to exceed the expectations of every user.
Optoma's innovative products are carefully crafted to deliver crystal clear images of unrivalled quality by incorporating the latest DLP® technology from Texas Instruments, together with advanced optical engineering expertise and dedication to superb product quality.
The Optoma Group has continental headquarters in Europe, the USA and Asia; whilst Optoma
Europe Ltd, based in London, covers Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), delivering local services from regional offices in Germany, France, Benelux, Spain and Norway.