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Optoma H79 UK Spec released

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by foghorn, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. foghorn

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    Contrast 4000:1 against 4500:1 - so not exactly the same PJ? Was that it or have I missed more??
     
  3. foghorn

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    In fairness to Optoma the contrast ratio on the UK site may be an error. However there is also no mention of the Custom/hand picked components that the H79 in the US has.

    If it was the same machine then why did Optoma not copy over the web page from the US site and not risk potential errors.

    I suspect it may be the case that the Uk has the H78DC3 rebadged as a H79. But then again i could be wrong.

    Foghorn
     
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    Who said we had to be fair to Optoma? :devil: :D
     
  5. Marty Williams

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    ....and they seem to contradict themselves on the same page.

    "and an exceptional 3800:1 Contrast Ratio"

    and then.....

    "Exceptional contrast ratio of 4000:1" in the specs.

    So which is it then? (Not that it makes much differece) ;)
     
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    ..........and Audiovision's site gives the H79 UK as 4500:1.

    :thumbsup:

    I choose to believe Audiovision. I'm feeling positive.
     
  7. Marty Williams

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    Blimey.

    That was quick. The Optoma site's changed already. Now it's reading:

    "and an exceptional 4000:1 Contrast Ratio"

    We're getting there.
     
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    As predicted another fine mess from Optoma. Don't worry that the HD2+ chips are obsolete just rebadge the H77 yet again, stick in a new DC3 chip (marginal difference) and call it a whole new beast. It allows Optoma UK to keep the prices high and I expect as Foghorn has always suggested all we'll we're get is a rebadged H78DC3. Which you can pick up in the states for around £2200.

    Nice try Optoma. But as always this forum predicted this trick from you weeks ago.
     
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    Blimey I wouldn't :rotfl: I can only give you what I can find, until anything is confirmed by Optoma I wouldn't take it as gospel.

    I have updated my site to include the new confirmed spec
     
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    Hi Neil,

    I hope you are not also quoting from the US site. ;)

    Foghorn
     
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    No, your the only one who quotes from US sites :D
     
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    Now this is a bit of a pain.

    I have seen the H79 in canada and it was dam fine, but it was the 4500:1 version and its optics were pin sharpe. i mean just amazing , which i was led to belive was where the USA H79 gets its extra ooomph from. and yes hand picked indeed. But the USA/canada H79 is a little more expensive

    I cant help but think our H79 is realy just the H78DC3 but named H79 to avoid confusion (and sound like a model update).
    So will the image be as pin sharpe? Not that the H78DC3 is bad or anything but if it lacks the extra oomph then that would be a real shame for us UK folk
     
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    I'd be interested to see the H79 and the chance to calibrate it and measure the real world lumens and contrast. It's the only way to be sure. :)

    Ignore the 4000:1 and 4500:1 numbers, as they're all advertising numbers that are for maxed out colours and contrast that don't give a watchable image. the numbers you get when calibrated for video are more important (even out of the box) as that's the way you will be watching it. You'll never see those contrast figures and a watchable picture at the same time.

    The US H79 gave 2900:1 at D65 so I wouldn't expect anything more than that for the UK H79. Use a lens filter and recalibrate will give you higher numbers of course. The UK H78 with lens filter can give 2707:1 @D65, and posibly more with an even better suited filter, so in excess of 3000:1 is possible from the H79 I would think.

    Gary.
     
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    Not doubting that at all gary, and not knocking the PJ. I just found the optics to be very good on the Canadian version i was lucky to see and i was told that was why it cost the extra dollars.

    if its all fud then great, just no easy way to tell
     
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    Optoma - even the wool they're trying to pull over our eyes is 100% Nylon.
     
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    Gandley that’s the point that has to emphasised.

    If you take for argument sake a Sim2 and compare it to a lesser make, allowing for them both having the same basic spec. The reality is that the Sim2 will be a superior machine. This will be largely down to the quality of the components used to make projector.

    This could be true for the North American H79 compared to the UK H79.

    Foghorn
     
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    Good point Gandley and Foghorn, and something that is often over-looked (me included).

    Sim2s optics have always been exellent quality - Fujinon (sp?) lenses I believe, and if the USA optics are superior to the lesser models, then that could make a noticable difference to what we see on the screen.

    Gary.
     

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