Optoma HD8300 and HD3300 3D Projectors

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Optoma has just introduced their new HD8300 and the HD3300, full 1080p 3D home theater projectors, which are based on DLP technology.  It’s claimed that the DLP technology in Optoma projectors is similar to that used in today’s professional digital cinemas.

The HD8300 is Optoma’s new top-of-the-line 3D projector and builds on the company’s award-winning HD8200 model.  It provides 1500 lumens and incorporates the company’s latest generation frame-interpolation processing, PureMotion4D, for user customizable processing to suit content.  PureMotion4D is designed to either maximize detail and/or eliminate.

The HD8300 also incorporates Optoma’s proprietary PureColor technology, which is designed to optimize and fine tune primary and secondary colors for calibration precision. 

For increased placement flexibility, the HD8300 offers PureShift lens shift and a wide 1.5x zoom ratio.  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 includes an additional back-up remote.  The backup remote is magnetically held onto the unit so that it can’t be misplaced.

The Optoma HD3300 is a more budget-friendly 3D alternative.  Powered with 2000 lumens and delivering a contrast ratio of 5000:1, the HD3300 incorporates the company’s PureMotion3D and PureDepth technologies.  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 for both 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

Both projectors are expected to ship by the end of August.  Pricing on the models is: HD8300 – $4,499 U.S. and HD3300 – $1,999 U.S.  Look for more details at: www.optoma.ca

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