Optoma HD33, 1080p, 3D Projector

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Optoma has introduced the HD33, a home theater projector that the company describes as the first full 1080p 3D model available for less than $1,500.

The HD33 has a rated brightness of 1,800 ANSI lumens and a 4,000:1 contrast ratio. It measures 14.2 by 4.5 by 12.2 inches and weighs 10 pounds.

This projector incorporates several new proprietary technologies that, according to Optoma, “deliver a truly dynamic cinematic experience.” Optoma’s PureMotion3D frame interpolation processing reduces judder to create smoother video sequences in both 2D and 3D content. PureDepth optimizes the projector’s brightness and image configuration in both 2D and 3D. And a new color processing system provides improved color accuracy, contrast, black levels and shadow details in image sizes ranging from 35 inches to more than 300 inches.

The HD33 has also been developed in parallel with the company’s new 3D-RF glasses, which use RF (radio frequency) technology. According to Optoma, they’ve been been designed to maximize brightness and contrast while eliminating the line of sight and synchronization issues commonly experienced with systems using infra-red (IR) emitters. The new glasses are fully rechargeable; the emitter is included with the projector, while the glasses will be sold separately.

The HD33 supports all the HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D formats, including both Side-by-Side and Top & Bottom formats, and more. To further enhance 3D compatibility, Side-by-Side and Top & Bottom formats can be manually enabled to allow other non-HDMI 1.4a compatible devices, such as older set top boxes, Xbox360, or PCs, to display 3D via the VGA or HDMI ports. Accordingly, the HD33 offers two HDMI 1.4a ports, one VGA port, as well as connections for component video, composite video, RS-232, a +12V trigger, and a VESA 3D Port.

3D content can be viewed with RF glasses or DLP Link-based 3D active shutter glasses when used with a 3D-ready player.

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Weight 10 lbs (4.5kg)
Projection Method Front, Rear, Ceiling Mount, Table Top
Noise Level 28dB/30dB
Dimensions (W x H x D) 14.17” x 4.52” x 12.24” (360 x 115 x 311 mm)
Vertical Refresh Rate 25 to 85 Hz, 120Hz
Horizontal Scan Rate 15.3 to 91.1 KHz
Security Kensington® Lock Port
I/O Connectors Two HDMI v1.4a, VGA-In, Component Video, Composite Video, RS-232, +12V Trigger, VESA 3D Port, and USB
Optional Accessories Ceiling Mount, Component Cable, HDMI Cable, RS-232 Cable, and Panoview™ Series Screens, DLP 3D Glasses, RF Glasses
Standard Accessories AC Power Cord, Composite Video Cable, RF Emitter for 3D Glasses, Remote Control, Batteries for Remote, Lens Cap, User’s Manual, Quick Start Card and Warranty Card
UPC 796435 41 7161
Warranty One-Year Limited Parts and Labor, 90-Days Lamp
Operating Temperature 41° to 95°F (5° to 35°C), 85% Max Humidity
Keystone Correction ± 5° Vertical
Power Consumption 330 Watts (Bright), 270 Watts (STD), <0.5 Watt (Standby)
Power Supply AC Input 100-240V, 50-60Hz, Auto-Switching
Projection Lens F= 2.55-2.87, f= 22.4–26.8mm, 1.2x Manual Zoom and Focus
Throw Ratio 1.5 to 1.8:1 (Distance/Width)
Lamp Life and Type 4000/3000 Hours (STD/Bright) 230W Osram
Aspect Ratio 16:9 Native, 4:3 and 16:10 Compatible
Projection Distance 4.92’ to 32.8’ (1.5 to 10m)
Resolution Native 1080p (1920×1080) 2D/3D
Display Technology Single 0.65” DC2 1080P DMD DLP Technology by Texas Instruments
Contrast Ratio 4000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
Brightness 1800 ANSI Lumens
Computer Compatibility HD, UXGA, WXGA, SXGA+, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA Resized, VESA, PC and Macintosh Compatible
Remote Control Backlit Remote Control
3D Compatibility Supports all HDMI 1.4a mandatory 3D format, side-by-side format and top and bottom format
Video File Compatibility NTSC, PAL, SECAM, SDTV (480i), EDTV (480p), HDTV (720p, 1080i/p)
Uniformity 80%
Displayable Colors 1.07 Billion
User Controls Complete On-Screen Menu Adjustments in 21 Languages
Offset 116%

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3D is fantastic for this Price., March 12, 2012

I’ll keep it simple. 3D is amazing. Watched Tangled, Immortals 3D and Journey to the Center 3D and i was very impressed. No crosstalk or ghosting. Colors look great. Descent Blacks. Tangled looked beautiful. Immortals was a little dark but acceptable and Journey had the most “pop”. There are alot of 3D blu-rays that do not have the “pop” effects so you will have to do a little research on what Blu-Rays have that effect. Some movies have 3D depth. Like Avatar. I am still waiting on my 3D copy but i heard it’s the best. I want go into to much about the 3D but i will let you know this. My wife has a hard time viewing some 3D content with earlier stuff. That all changed when i popped in Journey To the Center Of The Earth. She was wowed with the 3D. She even dodged out of the way in a couple of scenes when stuff came out of the screen. This is when i knew this projector was a keeper. I love It. The Kids Love it and you will to. I gave up my epson 6500UB projector for this and it was worth it. Oh and i also tested the 3D channels on Comcast through my Xbox 360 using media center. I think one of them is ESPN. The channels were ok and you can see 3D depth but not as good as the 3D Blu-Ray. As far as the glasses use the optoma RF 3d glasses. I read reviews that these have the best quality image. Thier rechargable and easily sync up to the emitter. You can also turn your head with these and you will not loose sync. Be careful though because they are very fragile.

Final Note. If you want budget 3D get this projector. You don’t have to buy a projector for 1500.00 or more to enjoy 3D. Get the HD33. With the right screen , surround sound and this projector you will not need to take trips to the IMAX or Local 3D theatre to see 3D. This is awesome for a great price!!!! Click here for more reviews and best Purchasing options for the Optoma HD33, 1080p, 3D Projector



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