I haven’t been able to track down a preliminary data sheet for the HD3300 projector, who’s news leaked at Infocomm, but there seems to be some consensus, as to what the HD3300 is.
It would seem that the Optoma HD3300 is a more feature laden HD33. The primary difference should be that the HD3300 is equipped with HDMI 1.4a, and is compatible with Blu-ray 3D and other 1080p HD sources such as satellite or cable. This would separate it from the HD33 which looks to be an HD20 replacement, 3D capable without the full range of 1080p full HD 3D compatibility. That should result in a noticeable price difference between the two, but as if yet, I’ve got no indication how the HD3300 projector, or its less expensive sibling, the HD33, will be priced. I was able to find information from a translation of a french website: http://www.hdfever.fr/2011/06/14/optoma-hd8300-hd3300-et-hd33/
Here’s a couple of paragraphs from a google translation:
The Optoma HD3300 also loads a chip Acronym Chip 0.65 “DarkChip 2 DMD DLP, therefore compatible DLP 3D 1080p with HDMI 1.4, support for technologies Syde-by-Side, Top & Bottom, or 3D sequential 3D Blu-ray, input. Against it by in the characteristics that change a little with a brightness of 1900 lumens for contrast much lower than the HD8300, 5000:1, therefore much less deep black (no DynamicBlack technology) and compensation movement is a PureMotion (not PureMotion2 the HD8300), but the BrilliantColor is of course present. Further details, apparently it is ISF certified and offers a lens shift for easy placement:
- Single 0.65 “1080p DLP DarkChip3 ™ Technology by Texas Instruments
- Iris Control, Full Shift lens
- True 10-Bit Processing Full HD
- Optoma Stage 3 Image Processing
With the HD33, Optoma offers a more affordable solution, which also offers two HDMI 1.4 ports with support for technologies Syde-by-Side, Top & Bottom, sequential or 3D Blu-ray 3D input. The variant appears to be in the management of 3D. If this projector is capable of displaying 1080p from 2D, 3D would be limited to 720p against 120 Hz also embeds BrilliantColor, a chipset Single 0.65 “1080p DMD DLP DarkChip2 and compensation PurMotion with support from 1080 / 24p.
I’m not sure that the translation is “perfect”, but that seems to be the gist of things, best I’ve been able to tell. The bottom line, the HD3300 will offer more 3D capabilities than the HD33. Other differences can wait until we have more details. -art