Optoma TW610Sti DLP Projector Review
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March 2012 - Anthony Arrigo
Optoma TW610Sti Projector Overview
Optoma is offering a feature rich solution called the TW610Sti. The "i" is for interactive. The Optoma TW610Sti produces a very bright 3100 lumens, and has a native screen resolution of WXGA(1280x800). The light technology used is the single 0.65" DC3 DMD DLP chip. This projector also features a very respectable 3000:1 contrast ratio. It is considered a short throw projector, so fairly large images can be produced by just placing the projector a few feet from the screen.
The size and weight of the projector comes in at 6.9 pounds, and has a fairly small footprint of just about 12 x 9.6 inches. It is well designed, so setup should be a breeze. I discuss more about the setup in our physical tour section of the review.
The 16:10 aspect ratio will make wide screen presentations match up with what most are used to seeing from a laptop, although 16:9 is more aligned with what a laptop displays. The projector is, however, 4:3 and 16:9 compatible.
The Optoma TW610Sti menu system comes in 25 different languages, so it should be compatible with just about any user. Before we move on to the highlights and on to the rest of this review, I should note that the TW610Sti is packed full of inputs and outputs, for a wide range of content sources.
Optoma TW610Sti Projector Highlights
- Short throw and it is interactive by way of PointBlank pen
- PointBlank pen comes with the projector
- Has a contrast ratio of 3000:1
- Bright at 3100 ANSI lumens
- No special software to use the PointBlank pen
- Nicely laid out remote control
- Projector is networkable for easy command and control from a web browser
Specs for the TW610Sti
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- Projection Technology: Single 0.65” DC3 DMD DLP
- Brightness: 3100 ANSI lumens
- Resolution: WXGA (1280x800) Resolution with a Max of 1600x1200
- Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
- Lamp Life: 4000/3000 (Standard/Bright) mode
- Throw Ratio: 0.52 to 1
- Dimensions: 12" x 9.6" x 4.5" (WxDxH)
- Weight: 6.9 lbs.
- MSRP: $999
Optoma TW610Sti Projector Special Features
The PointBlank pen is easy to use, and can be controlled from anywhere in the room. Just point at the screen, and use it like a mouse. You can draw and paint with the pen in various paint and draw programs.
Show 3D content up to 720p resolution. You will need 3D glasses especially designed for this projector.
Wide Array of Inputs
Accepts HDMI v1.3, two VGA-In, VGA-Out, S-Video, composite video, RCA audio-in, stereo audio-in, stereo audio-out, microphone-in, mini-USB for interactive pen output to computer, mini-USB for display, USB for wireless dongle, RJ45, RS-232, and 12V trigger.