Optoma has announced a new budget, single-chip DLP 1080p projector, named the HD27, aimed at the home market and said to be suitable for lights-on viewing.
It has support for the industry standard Rec. 709 colour gamut for high-definition colour reproduction and the HD27 is equipped with an enhanced colour wheel and multiple modes and settings to choose from. Each mode has been tuned by Optoma’s colour team with the ‘Reference’ mode claimed to be accurate to Rec.709.
It has two HDMI inputs and this projector also works with Optoma’s WHD200, which is designed to stream video content wirelessly for up to 20 metres in any room. The HD27 weighs less than 2.5Kg which makes it fairly easy to transport and also features built-in speakers delivering 10W of audio output; there’s even an audio output should you wish to hook it up to an outboard system.
The Optoma is also aimed at gamers with a dedicated mode designed to optimise the projector for lightning response times, maximum contrast and vivid colours.
Joe Ahmed, Head of Marketing at Optoma EMEA, said: “The new HD27 is an all-round home entertainment projector, combining high brightness with exceptional colour accuracy to produce true-to-life visuals on a huge screen. The small and lightweight chassis, simple set-up and integrated speakers make this an extremely convenient choice.”
We don’t have exact details on release date or pricing yet but we expect it will be out by September and somewhere in the £550 – 600 region, judging by the previous releases from Optoma at this level.
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