Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
We received the new HD33 for review today! Art is very excited to get started reviewing this new low-cost 3D home theater projector model from Optoma. See Art's blog comments here.
OPTOMA BREAKS PRICE & PERFORMANCE BARRIERS AGAIN WITH ALL-NEW FULL 1080p 3D HOME THEATER PROJECTOR
HD33 Packs New, Proprietary Technologies and Features;
Will Hit the Streets at $1,499
FREMONT, Calif. | August 16, 2011 |
Optoma HD33 projector
Bringing Hi-Def 3D projection to its most
affordable price point ever, Optoma,
the best-selling DLP projector brand in the
has introduced the HD33, the first full 1080p 3D projector available for
less than $1,500
. Incorporating several new proprietary technologies and design
features, the HD33, with an end-user price of $1,499, is available now through leading
brick & mortar and online retailers.
Attention Editors: Links to hi-res images are at the end of the release
“3D is best done big, and you can’t beat projection for big screen cinema,” said
Jon Grodem, Optoma’s senior director of product and marketing, “The HD33 makes 3D
available to millions more consumers than ever before, and is a great example of why
Optoma has earned a reputation for delivering industry-leading innovation and outstanding
According to Grodem, the 1800 ANSI lumen HD33 offers more than just full
compatibility with all 2D and 3D standards. It incorporates several new proprietary
technologies that deliver a truly dynamic cinematic experience. Optoma’s new
frame interpolation processing reduces judder to create smoother video
sequences in both 2D and 3D content. PureDepth
, a brand-new technology developed
by the company, optimizes the projector’s brightness and image configuration, ensuring
stunning image quality, again in both 2D and 3D. And a new color processing system
provides improved color accuracy, contrast, black levels and shadow details in image
sizes ranging from 35 inches to more than 300 inches.
The HD33 has also been developed in parallel with the company’s new 3D-RF
glasses, which use RF (radio frequency) technology and have been specifically
designed to maximize brightness & 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 emitter is included with the
projector, while the glasses will be sold separately.
The HD33 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 HD33 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.
3D content can be viewed with RF glasses or DLP Link-based 3D active shutter
glasses when used with a 3D-ready player.
About Optoma Technology, Inc.
Optoma Technology, the number one supplier of DLP®
projectors in North and South America,
delivers projectors and related accessories to consumers, businesses and educators, as well as
professional audio/video and Custom Installation channels. Optoma's product portfolio features
multimedia projectors for mobile or fixed installations, as well as home theaters.
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