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Optoma H30

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by athina, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. athina

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    Anyone know if it is any good and where to buy. In the states it costs only
    1300 usd.
     

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    It does sound like a good deal. ProjectorCentral says that it will do a review when it gets one, who knows when that will be though.

    I did a search last week since I was interested in the unit as well, and the only place that I was able to find it (here in the U.S.) was at Dell, everywhere else it comes up as “not in stock”, which is not surprising since I didn’t even think it had come out yet. Anyhow, for what it is worth, here is an excerpt from ProjectorCentral:

    “Optoma also unveiled plans for an H30 entry level home theater product. Also rated at 2000:1 contrast, this will be an SVGA resolution DLP product featuring a 6 segment 4x speed color wheel which will be priced at or below $1,399. Scheduled to ship in late fourth quarter, this would be the least expensive home theater projector on the market to incorporate the highly desirable 6 segment, 4x color wheel architecture.”

    And this is from the Dell website:

    Product Highlights
    • Advanced Double Data Rate DLPtm Technology from Texas Instruments and a four-speed, six-segment color wheel ensure smooth onscreen motion
    • Lowest cost dedicated DLPtm home theater model on the market offers a choice of aspect ratios for enjoying widescreen and 4:3 source material
    • Fully HDTV compatible with 720p and 1080i, plus 480i/p and 576i/p
    • Economy mode extends lamp life to 3,000 hours and reduces noise level from virtually inaudible to sheer silence
    • Pixelworks scaler and deinterlacer ensure optimal video processing and eliminates jagged edges
    • Adjustable color matrix allows for reds, greens and blues to be independently controlled
    • Backed by three-year warranty and ultra-reliable DLPtm technology
    • The most affordable dedicated DLPTM home theater projector available
    • Unique widescreen aspect ratio recreates the cinematic experience
    • Pixelworks deinterlacing and scaling technologies for excellent film reproduction and smooth onscreen images
    • 2000:1 contrast ratio is twice that of a typical professional movie theater
    • 5 user-selectable settings for adjusting and storing RGB brightness and contrast, gamma, tint and sharpness.
    • Vivid colors and impressive black levels for superior picture quality
    • Unique economy mode extends lamp life to 3,000 hours while lowering the noise level to only 30 dB
    Hope it helps, good luck. Matt
     
  3. Chipster

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    Hi

    Try calling your local Sevenoaks store. They are awaiting delivery, but I was told early next year at best.

    PS the brochure was not even printed when I was looking around 3 weeks ago.

    Chipster.
     
  4. Kramer

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    As per usual, the price conversion will probably be: $1399 = £1399 :D

    Certainly can't see it coming in sub £800.

    :smoke:
     
  5. Joe Molleson

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    Hi,

    Looking for my first projector at present, and found the H30 listed here for 1185+vat (which, as expected, comes to roughly 1399 quid). The specs and brochure are a little vague about the native resolution - presumably it's still 800x600?

    Having concentrated on LCD models due to the 'rainbow' artifacts reported with the cheapest DLP PJs, I'm not very 'clued-up' about different DLP implementations. Does the 6-segment wheel and 4x speed arrangement make a big difference?

    Cheers,

    Joe
     
  6. athina

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    YES the 6-segment wheel and 4x speed arrangement make a big difference ! The more segment wheels the better.
     

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