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Optoma Announces Brighter HD Home Theater Projector, HD23 - Press Release

Optoma HD23 projector

Comments by Projector Reviews staff: Next time you are in your neighborhood Best Buy or on www.bestbuy.com, check out the new Optoma HD23 1080p home theater projector,  because this is the only place you will be able to buy it!  Optoma and Best Buy have an exclusive agreement for the sale of this new model projector.  Designed for use in flexible home environments,  its 2500 lumens, 1080p resolution, and $999 price tag, make it a great option for bonus or family rooms, or anywhere the family congregates to watch movies or play games!  Also, its predecessor, the Optoma HD20, earned our Hot Product Award when we reviewed it here.  Read on for more information from Optoma. Press Release HD23 To Be Sold Exclusively Through Best Buy FREMONT, Calif. | May 1, 2012 | Optoma, the best-selling brand of DLP projectors in the Americas, has announced the U.S. launch of its new, brighter HD23 home theater projector, which will be sold in-store and online exclusively through leading big box retailer, Best Buy.  The HD23, a 2500 ANSI lumen, full 1080p projector will carry a price of $999, and will be available in May. “The increased brightness of the HD23 gives end-users much more flexibility regarding setting this up in their homes,” said Jon Grodem, Optoma’s senior director of product and marketing.  “Not all home theater environments can enjoy complete darkness, and the added power fulfills this type of need.” Links to Images: www.roherpr.com/Optoma/HD23_RightFront.jpg, www.roherpr.com/Optoma/HD23_Rear.jpg - MORE - According to Grodem, the exclusive arrangement with Best Buy was the result after analyzing Best Buy’s customer base and preference. “It’s been Optoma’s goal to fulfill both its partners’ and end-users’ needs.” The HD23 delivers a contrast ratio of 5,000:1 and offers many of the features found on more expensive home theater projectors. Based on Texas Instruments’ 1080p DLP chipset, and BrilliantColor™ technology, this new projector offers the connectivity necessary to meet most consumer’s needs.  Two HDMI inputs allow users to connect to more than one device at a time, such as their cable/satellite receiver, Blu-ray DVD player, or video gaming console.  It also provides VGA, component and composite video inputs for connection to other devices, as well as a 12v trigger to signal other components to turn on/off. The HD23 operates at a native 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels), while also being compatible with most computer formats, such as UXGA, WXGA, SXGA+, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA resized, VESA, PC and Macintosh, and it can also accept common global video inputs and video formats up to 1080p (HDTV, EDTV, SDTV, NTSC, PAL, SECAM). Like all Optoma projectors, the HD23’s DLP engine operates without filters, keeping ownership and maintenance costs low while ensuring consistent performance throughout the projector’s life.  The projection lamp is rated to last up to 4000 hours in standard mode or 3000 hours in bright mode.  The HD23 also incorporates a rapid shutdown feature that further reduces energy costs, and it comes with a one-year parts and labor warranty, with the lamp being covered for 90 days. Weighing only 6.4 pounds, the HD23 is either table or ceiling-mountable, which gives consumers flexibility with how they use the projector. The HD23 operates quietly at 29db and is equipped with a remote control (with batteries) that has backlit illumination for user convenience in dark room viewing.  For more information on all Optoma products, go to www.optomausa.com or call 888-289-6786. - MORE - About Optoma Technology, Inc. Optoma Technology, Inc. is an award-winning developer of projection and digital display products for business, education and home.  The company manufactures multimedia projectors for mobile users, fixed installations, classrooms and home theaters, as well as HD displays. Optoma products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver images that are bright, crystal clear and finely tuned for tone and color. Optoma products are sold through the company’s global network of Pro AV dealers, major consumer electronics retailers and Internet resellers. For more information, visit www.optomausa.com. ©2012 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 companies and are hereby recognized.

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