For the custom installation market
Maintaining its position on the leading edge in projection home theater, Optoma, the best-selling DLP projector brand in the Americas, today introduced the HD8300 and the HD3300, the company’s first full 1080p 3D home theater models designed for the custom installation market. Incorporating its newest technologies and design features to deliver uncompromised performance, both the HD8300 ($4,499) and the HD3300 ($1,999) will begin shipping later this month.
“These new projectors are shining examples of why Optoma has earned a reputation for delivering industry-leading innovation and outstanding image quality,” said Jon Grodem, Optoma’s senior director of product and marketing. “Both deliver tremendous performance and will give installers options to meet their customer’s needs.”
According to Grodem, the DLP technology in Optoma’s projectors is the same
as is being used in today’s professional digital cinemas, “Now anyone can have that same professional quality in their home for everyday use.”
The HD8300 builds on the company’s award-winning HD8200 model and represents its top-of-the-line 3D projector. Delivering a robust 1500 lumens, the HD8300 employs the company’s latest generation frame-interpolation processing, PureMotion4D, which allows the user to easily customize the level of processing to suit the content. At its lowest setting, PureMotion4D maximizes the detail of every frame while still retaining the “dream-like” quality of film. At its highest setting, it virtually eliminates motion blur, making it ideal for fast-paced sports and non-stop action films.
The HD8300 also incorporates Optoma’s proprietary PureColor technology and a new color management system to optimize and fine tune primary and secondary colors for calibration precision. PureColor provides unprecedented control over the image and makes it possible to achieve vivid, balanced, and uniform color for vibrant and natural looking 2D and 3D images that remain smooth and judder-free for greater realism.
For increased placement flexibility, the HD8300 offers PureShift lens shift and a wide 1.5x zoom ratio. And, ISFccc (Imaging Science Foundation Custom Calibration Configuration) controls, with day and night modes, are available for adjustment by certified installers.
The HD8300 has been developed to take advantage of the company’s new 3D-RF
glasses, which use RF (radio frequency) technology and have been specifically 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 RF emitter is included with the projector, while the glasses will be sold separately.
The HD8300 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 HD8300 offers two HDMI 1.4a ports, one VGA port, as well as connections for component video, composite video, RS-232, two +12V triggers, and a VESA 3D port.
The HD8300 ships standard with a back-up remote in case the primary remote
is lost or damaged. The backup remote is magnetically held onto the unit for emergency usage
For custom installation customers looking for a more budget-friendly alternative but who still want a projector with full 3D compatibility, Optoma’s HD3300 is designed to fit the bill.
Powered with 2000 lumens and delivering a contrast ratio of 5000:1, the HD3300 incorporates the company’s PureMotion3D and PureDepth technologies to deliver a truly dynamic cinematic experience. PureMotion3D frame interpolation processing almost eliminates judder to create smoother video sequences, and PureDepth optimizes the projector’s brightness and image configuration, ensuring stunning image quality both in 2D and 3D modes. The HD3300 also uses Optoma’s new color processing system to improve color accuracy, contrast, black levels and shadow details. Further image customization is achieved through ISFccc controls.
The HD3300 also 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 HD3300 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.
Like the HD8300, the HD3300 also employs the company’s new 3D-RF glasses.
The RF emitter is included with the projector, while the glasses will be sold separately.