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Also, just in time for Christmas, Optoma debuts the PT105 projector. It is designed to deliver a big image (up to 140″) at a low cost ($229) and only weighs 1.9 lbs. We envision it being perfect for the kids’ games and videos in a playroom or basement setting or anywhere the family gathers where lighting can be controlled. Enjoy!
OPTOMA DEBUTS NEW PLAYTIME PROJECTOR
Big Image, Low Cost Theme Drives Efforts To Expand Market Reach
Fremont, Calif. | November 7, 2011 | Continuing its industry-leading efforts of creatinginnovative products to reach broader, untapped audiences, Optoma®, the best-selling brand ofDLP projectors in the Americas, introduces the PT105, an all-new 75-lumen, plug-n-playprojector designed to give consumers an easy-to-use, low-cost, portable projector. The PT105,the second projector in the company’s PlayTime line, offers simple operation with the powerto deliver images up to 140” in size and is compatible with most video gaming consoles,Blu-ray/ DVD players, set top boxes, computers, or any devices supporting HDMI, VGA or compositevideo output. The PT105 is available now and has an end-user price of $229.
“The response to our PlayTime line has been very strong,” said Jon Grodem, Optoma’s senior director of product and marketing, “and we’re expecting that the PT105’s increased power and connectivity, coupled with its affordable price, will appeal to a lot of consumers.”
According to Grodem, the WVGA resolution (854×480 pixels) PT105 is designed to deliver a big image and low cost. Delivering a contrast ratio of 1000:1 from its 7.8” x 3.2” x 7.8” (WxHxD) dimensions, it utilizes an efficient, economical LED light source that has a lifespan of over 20,000 hours and projects images from 10” to 140” diagonally in a widescreen 16:9 format, which is popular for video games and movies. A built-in 1.5-watt speaker delivers ample sound for a self-contained entertainment system, while an audio-in input allows for connection to an external audio system.
Said Grodem, “Optoma has been the driving force in what some analysts are calling ‘new era’ projectors – these use new illumination technologies to provide good image quality with as little lumens as 500 lumens or below. We’ve felt for some time that it was important to lower the entry barrier for new users, and with products like our PlayTime and Pico projectors, we’re proving it.”
Brightness: 75 ANSI Lumens
Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Full On/Full Off)
Native Resolution: WVGA (854×480)
Projection Distance: 18” – 256”
Image Size: 10” – 140”
I/O Connectors: HDMI, VGA-in, Composite Video with Audio-in (L/R RCA)
Weight: 1.9 lbs
Warranty: 90-day limited parts & labor
About Optoma Technology, Inc.
Optoma Technology, Inc. is an award-winning developer of projection and digital displayproducts for business and home. The company manufactures multimedia projectors for mobileusers, fixed installations and home theaters, as well as HD displays. Optoma products combinesuperior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliverimages that are bright, crystal clear, and finely tuned for tone and color. Optoma productsare sold through the company’s global network of ProAV dealers, major consumer electronicsretailers and Internet resellers. For more information, visit www.optomausa.com. ©2011 Optoma Technology, Inc. Optoma names and logos are registered trademarks of Optoma Technology, Inc. Other product names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companiesand are hereby recognized.