|Item Weight||7 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||13.6 x 9.7 x 3.7 inches|
|Item model number||HD72|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Special Features||Screen Size compatibility: 28 - 304"|
|Frequency Response Curve||50/60 Hz|
Optoma HD72 720p DLP Home Theater Projector
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- Device Type - DLP projector - High Definition
- Image Brightness - 1300 ANSI lumens
- Max Resolution - 1280 x 768
- Image Contrast Ratio - 5000:1
- 7.00 Lbs (WxLxH) 3.72" x 13.56" x 9.67"
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Optoma HD72 DLP Projector. The Optoma HD72 projector is a true 720p, high-performance projector for home theater enthusiasts. The HD72 features new technologies to deliver brighter and truer colors to the projected picture. The Optoma HD72 DLP home theater projector delivers great color saturation and subtle color details for the best image quality. Native 720p, 16:10 DarkChip2 DLP, 7 segment color wheel , 10 bit color per channel, processing BrilliantColor and TrueVivid color enhancement technologies 1280x768 native resolution 5000:1 contrast with ImageAI 1300 lumens.
Offering true 720p high-definition resolution, the Optoma HD72 DLP (digital light projection) home theater projector features new technologies to deliver brighter images and truer colors to the projected picture. With a proprietary 7-segment color wheel with BrilliantColor and TrueVivid color enhancement technologies, the Optoma HD72 produces superior color and deeper dark settings at the same time. With native HDTV and HD PC resolution at 1280 x 768 (16:9), the HD72 delivers a 5000:1 contrast ratio at 1300 lumens to deliver subtle color details. And with 10-bit color per channel color processing, the HD72 delivers great color saturation and subtle color details for optimized image quality. Featuring a new, unique design, the HD72 also lowers the noise level usually associated with typical home theater projectors. The patent-pending wind tunnel cooling system is designed for near-silent operation with minimal light leakage.
- True High Definition 720p home theater projector
- Bright 1300 lumens with 5000:1 (ImageAI mode) contrast ratio
- BrilliantColor technology by Texas Instruments delivers higher brightness and more vibrant colors
- Native pixel-to-pixel matching for 720p HDTV and 4:3 XGA computer display
- ImageAI - Auto Adjusting light intensity output delivers amazing contrast
- 7 segment color wheel for detailed color reproduction
- Input connectors: DVI-I, HDMI, RCA component, Composite, S-Video
- Light shield design and ultra-quiet 27 dB operation
What's in the Box
Projector, composite video cable, S-video cable, remote control, batteries for remote control, lens cap, userÕs manual, Quick Start Guide, warranty card, power cord, printed operating instructions
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Top customer reviews
I will state right now that I do NOT have any other HD projectors (nor have I seen any other) and therefore I cannot comment on this unit's pros/cons over other units. My review is just a first-timers look at the projector, its PROs and CONS, and overall performance.
I purchased this unit because I had a problem brewing with my HD setup. I have a 50" Panasonic Plasma HDTV. After using the unit for 2-3 months I noticed that I was getting burn-in due to heavy video game usage. I didn't want to plop down another 2 grand for a new LCD HDTV (LCD units do not endure burn-in like Plasma) so I started snooping around online forums for alternatives.
I am now a true believer in HD Projectors. It looked OK thrown up on a wall, then it looked slightly better when thrown on a bedsheet...then I built my own screen out of blackout cloth and man does it shine! I went from a 50" Plasma display to a 90" display (both in HD) and the 90" display cost me far less. I will also note that since this is a HD Projector you truly do get incredible images when feeding the unit a HD signal (component or HDMI).
So overall I'm thrilled that I made my purchase. Now for the pros/cons, some of which are obvious but I'll list them anyways.
- Great HD Picture Quality
- HUGE upgrade in screen size for those upgrading from normal HDTV
- Very low noise form the fan...the only real noise it makes is when it cools off after operating (and you aren't watching TV then anyways since it is off)
- Easy to setup
- Cost savings over Plasma/LCD HDTV alternatives
- No problems with Burn-in
- If you know how to download movies on your PC then you've got yourself you own home theater.
- Room must be kept dark for OPTIMAL image quality. Just like in a theater, the darker the better. This is the #1 problem with this kind of setup, but hey if you want a theater experience then understand it will need to be dark.
- Bulbs are expensive and they will eventually burn out after 1,000 - 2,000 hours (has not happened to me yet)
- My screen size was limited to 90" because my den is only 10 feet deep. Deeper den = larger screen
- Very slight light leakage seen out of bottom of unit (my unit is mounted up-side down so this light hits the ceiling. This wouldn't be a problem for units mounted right-side up)
- No sound system...don't buy this if you have problems running your own sound system
- Not 1080p...but come on, can you really afford a 1080p Plasma/LCD? The only units that I have seen that are 1080p and affordable look like junk when you see them in stores.
- Costly screen if you don't know how to make your own*
*I built my own screen which took about 30 minutes once I had the supplies. Screens can run anywhere from 300+ in stores. Don't be a sucker; build your own and you will not be disappointed. No painting or anything like that required if you want to keep it simple. If you need help building your own then send me an email and I'll point you in the right direction.
I have a small restaurant in Guatemala named Blind Lemon's and I bought the unit to show movies there. I am projecting onto one of my dead mother-in-law's old bed sheets hung between two metal poles to stretch it out, and it just looks fantastic. I'll get some black out cloth when I can, but I am impressed. I have had to crank down the brightness in the normal mode...to get the blue back in the sky, so this thing really puts it out. I have also added an upscaling dvd player, the pioneer, to the mix and this gives a very near high d look on an original dvd and still pretty dang good on a file from the internet or a copy.
I had no trouble setting it up. The only thing to be aware of is placement. I have it sitting on a stand in back of the couch, and have to tip up the back feet pretty drastically to hit the screen from that position and it gives a little bit of a trapezoidal shape to the whole image but it is not bothersome and I detect no distortion. My other experience was with an epson lcd projector, supposedly, according to the guy that lent it to me much more expensive than this one, but it could not come anywhere close to the clarity, brightness, or depth and richness of the color that this baby puts out. It's a hot product.
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