We've said it before and we'll say it again -- you deserve a projector. Watch those tiny LCDs and plasmas if you want, but it's time to go big or go home and Optoma is delivering three new beamers to help that happen. The new HD33 model (pictured above) makes its claim to fame as the first 1080p 3D projector available for less than $1,500, while the HD3300 and HD8300 make their bones in slighly more upmarket segments, priced at $1,999 and $4,499, respectively. All three make 3D happen in conjunction with the company's new RF-synced active shutter glasses, while featuring PureMotion3D and PureDepth for frame interpolation and brightness control. Those extra bucks spent on the HD8300 has ISF certified controls, lens shift for extra placement flexibility, PureMotion4D motion interpolation and a lamp rated at 1,500 lumens. The HD33 is available now, while the other two are expected to start shipping later this month, however with CEDIA 2011 just around the corner we'd probably hold off on pressing the buy button before everyone shows off their latest home theater wares.
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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 | Bringing Hi-Def 3D projection to its most
affordable price point ever, Optoma, the best-selling DLP projector brand in the
Americas, 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.
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"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
quality."
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
PureMotion3D 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.
Additional Specifications
Brightness
1800 Lumens
Contrast Ratio
4000:1
Weight
10 lbs.
Dimensions
14.2"x4.5"x12.2"
oom
1.2
Available
August, 2011
Price
$1,499

OPTOMA UNVEILS TWO FULL 1080p 3D PROJECTORS
FOR THE CUSTOM INSTALLATION MARKET

FREMONT, Calif. | August 16, 2011 | Maintaining its position on the leading edge in
projection home theater, Optoma, the best-selling DLP projector brand in the Americas,
today introduced the HD8300 and the HD3300, the company's first full 1080p 3D home
theater models designed for the custom installation market. Incorporating its newest
technologies and design features to deliver uncompromised performance, both the
HD8300 ($4,499) and the HD3300 ($1,999) will begin shipping later this month.
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"These new projectors are shining examples of why Optoma has earned a
reputation for delivering industry-leading innovation and outstanding image quality," said
Jon Grodem, Optoma's senior director of product and marketing. "Both deliver
tremendous performance and will give installers options to meet their customer's
needs."
According to Grodem, the DLP technology in Optoma's projectors is the same
as is being used in today's professional digital cinemas, "Now anyone can have that
same professional quality in their home for everyday use."
The HD8300 builds on the company's award-winning HD8200 model and
represents its top-of-the-line 3D projector. Delivering a robust 1500 lumens, the
HD8300 employs the company's latest generation frame-interpolation processing,
PureMotion4D, which allows the user to easily customize the level of processing
to suit the content. At its lowest setting, PureMotion4D maximizes the detail of
every frame while still retaining the "dream-like" quality of film. At its highest setting,
it virtually eliminates motion blur, making it ideal for fast-paced sports and non-stop
action films.
The HD8300 also incorporates Optoma's proprietary PureColor technology
and a new color management system to optimize and fine tune primary and secondary
colors for calibration precision. PureColor provides unprecedented control over the
image and makes it possible to achieve vivid, balanced, and uniform color for vibrant
and natural looking 2D and 3D images that remain smooth and judder-free for greater
realism.
For increased placement flexibility, the HD8300 offers PureShift lens shift and
a wide 1.5x zoom ratio. And, ISFccc (Imaging Science Foundation Custom Calibration
Configuration) controls, with day and night modes, are available for adjustment by
certified installers.
The HD8300 has been developed to take advantage of the company's new 3D-RF
glasses, which use RF (radio frequency) technology and have been specifically designed
to maximize brightness and 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 RF emitter is included with the projector, while the glasses will
be sold separately.
The HD8300 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 HD8300 offers two HDMI 1.4a
ports, one VGA port, as well as connections for component video, composite video,
RS-232, two +12V triggers, and a VESA 3D port.
The HD8300 ships standard with a back-up remote in case the primary remote
is lost or damaged. The backup remote is magnetically held onto the unit for emergency
usage.
Optoma HD3300
For custom installation customers looking for a more budget-friendly alternative
but who still want a projector with full 3D compatibility, Optoma's HD3300 is designed to
fit the bill.
Powered with 2000 lumens and delivering a contrast ratio of 5000:1, the HD3300
incorporates the company's PureMotion3D and PureDepth technologies to deliver a truly
dynamic cinematic experience. PureMotion3D frame interpolation processing almost
eliminates judder to create smoother video sequences, and PureDepth optimizes the
projector's brightness and image configuration, ensuring stunning image quality both in
2D and 3D modes. The HD3300 also uses Optoma's new color processing system to
improve color accuracy, contrast, black levels and shadow details. Further image
customization is achieved through ISFccc controls.
The HD3300 also 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 HD3300 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.
Like the HD8300, the HD3300 also employs the company's new 3D-RF glasses.
The RF emitter is included with the projector, while the glasses will be sold separately.
Additional Specifications

HD8300
HD3300
Brightness (Lumens)
1500
2000
Contrast Ratio (Full on/Full off)
30,000:1
5000:1
Contrast Ratio (ANSI)
700:1
500:1
Weight (lbs.)
18.5
10
Dimensions
19.3"x7.6"x14.6"
14.2"x4.5"x12.2"
Zoom
1.5x
1.2x
Available
August 2011
August 2011
Price
$4,499
$1,999